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Blowback Audiobook

Blowback

Something sinister is brewing. A chilling video has already cast its ominous spell over the White House situation room. Now scientists connected to the top-secret Sword of Allah project are dropping dead. Seeking to unravel the enigma, U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath reaches England just in time to rescue British paleopathologist Jillian Alcott from al-Qaeda's top assassin. This expert soon confirms Scott's worst fears and triggers an adrenaline-fueled rush for survival.
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Something sinister is brewing. A chilling video has already cast its ominous spell over the White House situation room. Now scientists connected to the top-secret Sword of Allah project are dropping dead. Seeking to unravel the enigma, U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath reaches England just in time to rescue British paleopathologist Jillian Alcott from al-Qaeda's top assassin. This expert soon confirms Scot's worst fears and triggers an adrenaline-fueled rush for survival.

Laced with alarming historical and biological details, and spiced by the stratagems of a power-hungry senator, this compelling blockbuster will keep listeners spellbound from beginning to end.

©2005 Brad Thor; (P)2006 Record Books LLC

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    patricia washington 11-08-15
    patricia washington 11-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "wow! wow wow"

    what a book it was so good well worth the money!
    i loved it!
    I felt like I was right there all the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine 11-02-15
    Elaine 11-02-15 Member Since 2009
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    "A light "thriller" with a bit of history"

    A "thriller" where you know what the outcome will be. However there were some interesting tidbits about Hannibal and his march through the mountains and the Ottoman empire. Overall, a light, escapist read.

    Regarding George Guidall, the fine narrator. I've listened to most of the Longmire books which he narrates; this was the first non-Longmire book I've listened to that he narrated. Mr. Guidall has such a distinctive voice that I had to keep reminding myself that this wasn't Longmire. I was ultimately able to do so, but it took a while.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Tenaha, TX, United States 09-21-15
    Jack Tenaha, TX, United States 09-21-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible narration"

    I like the Harbath character but could not get past the narrators terrible pace. Do not like Guidall;s narration of any authors.

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    EFB Santa Monica CA. 09-17-15
    EFB Santa Monica CA. 09-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great adventure story"

    For all fans of James Patterson or John Sanford you will love this series of books with the main character John Harvath. I started with book 1 and this one was # 4 and they keep getting better and better. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    jorge 09-16-15
    jorge 09-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "great story"

    The only thing I don't like us the narration, old and slow. I wish Brad Thor would use Armand Schultz

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    Dianne Gulfport, MS 08-30-15
    Dianne Gulfport, MS 08-30-15 Member Since 2016

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    "TOO COMPLEX...TOO MANY CHARACTERS"

    I always enjoy Brad Thor's Harvath series but this one falls short for me. It's a fair plot and there were areas that held my attention. But overall, I found it hard to stay attentive because it was a little far fetched. I love the voice of George Guidall and he's certainly an asset to this story. Because I enjoyed all the previous books and even with the negatives that I feel this book holds, it will not stop me from listening to the next in line.

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    Mr Paul Benson 07-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Hopefully he pays royalties to Vince Flynn"
    Would you try another book from Brad Thor and/or George Guidall?

    Probably 1 mmore


    Has Blowback turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not the genre but almost turned me off the author


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is very good, have listed to him on a number of books


    Could you see Blowback being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes - I am guessing he wrote it while watching Die Hard so a young Bruce Willis or maybe just with a hair piece


    Any additional comments?

    The situations the hero gets in and out of are totally unrealistic and on a similar level to Die Hard 4.0. I will probably try one more in the series but definitely not as good as Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series (although it looks as though that's where he got the original idea - I hope he pays royalties)

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    Martha 06-29-15
    Martha 06-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "story ok..narrtor great"

    story a bit far fetched in my opinion. listened to the end though...the narrator was the absolute best any book could have...he made the book listenable to the very end.

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    RWR CT United States 04-12-15
    RWR CT United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't bother"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The performer was way too old for this book. It made the story unbelievable and I had to stop listening less than halfway through.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of George Guidall?

    Someone under the age of 40 or someone who doesn't sound like a grandfather in their 70's. I'm not very young myself, but the age of the narrator just made this very distracting.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


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    Robert El Lago, TX, USA 04-04-15
    Robert El Lago, TX, USA 04-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Just buy this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blowback to be better than the print version?

    George Guidall is always amazing. Coupling Guidall with this amazing story is nothing but a intense reading.


    Any additional comments?

    This book got me hook on Brad Thor's writing.. I'm on book 6 of the series, and by far this is the most intense book so far.. Just buy, and become hooked. -S-

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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