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Coup d'Etat Audiobook
Coup d'Etat
Written by: 
Ben Coes
Narrated by: 
David de Vries
Coup d'Etat Audiobook

Coup d'Etat: Dewey Andreas, Book 2

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When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the United States is forced to intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately - or risk the likelihood of a new global war.

A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack. India is on the verge of launching their own nuclear response, one that will have unimaginably disastrous results for both the United States and the world at large.

With only one chance to head this off, the president of the United States sends in his best people to do whatever it takes to restore the fragile peace to the region. With the clock ticking and Pakistan in the hands of a religious radical willing to do anything to destroy India, there remains only one viable option: to execute a coup d’état in Pakistan.

There is only one man with the skills and experience to infiltrate the live war theater and remove the Pakistani president from power. Only one man the White House can trust. His name: Dewey Andreas. Now they have to find him before time runs out.

From the author of the critically acclaimed thriller Power Down comes the latest ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring his indelible and indomitable protagonist, the unforgettable Dewey Andreas.

Also listen to Power Down.

©2011 Ben Coes (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 01-13-14
    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 01-13-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved the setup..."

    I really enjoyed the setup of the story. Unavoidable nuclear war involving India and Pakistan, and dragging in their allies, China and the U.S. Putting that whole thing together was great. I felt that it became a bit more workaday thereafter. I enjoy Dewey Andreas (this was my 2nd) and will probably listen to more.

    The narrator did a solid job. The voice characterizations were very strong...at least for someone who doesn't hang around a lot with native Indian speakers. There were a number of terms where I felt he missed the common pronunciations, but it wasn't enough to distract greatly from the story.

    Good stuff!

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    John Minnesota 12-29-13
    John Minnesota 12-29-13 Member Since 2014

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    "HOLD ON TIGHT!!!!!"
    Would you listen to Coup d'Etat again? Why?

    Hell yeah!!! Get listen. Coes once again proves that he is a great writer for the genre. Hey if he was good enough for Vince Flynn he's good by me. I loved this book. Just edge of your seat excitement. It goes to places that you never would even think to look. Great Work Ben!!!!


    What other book might you compare Coup d'Etat to and why?

    Similar to Vince Flynn and Brad Thor


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    1,2 Dewy's comin' for you....3,4 it won't matter if you lock your door


    Any additional comments?

    The main character, Dewy Andreas, is somewhere between Mitch Rapp (Flynn) and Scot Harvath (Thor) Not quite as good as Rapp, but smarter and a bit less brutish than Harvath. This is what makes him so interesting. Coes makes him is own. Dewy Andreas is truly an organic character. This installment further solidifies Ben Coes's, and in turn, Dewy Andreas's footprint on the genre.

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    J 12-26-13
    J 12-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Huge disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Ben Coes and/or David de Vries?

    I would try another book from Ben Coes if it were of the same caliber as Power Down - which this book is NOT


    What could Ben Coes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make plot as a exciting and action packed as Power Down


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I disliked the amount of time spent describing unnecessary details about the characters and their surroundings.


    Any additional comments?

    After Reading Power Down, this book was a HUGE disappointment. So much so, I almost stopped listening to it several times - if I had not paid for it already, I would have. Definitely not worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 11-30-13
    Ryan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 11-30-13
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    "Great book"
    If you could sum up Coup d'Etat in three words, what would they be?

    Action packed from start to finish. It is definitely worth purchasing!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dewey


    What three words best describe David de Vries’s voice?

    He forgot that Jessica is Irish


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of his two fellow soldiers


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    archy instructor 10-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Story of a possible reality"
    Would you listen to Coup d'Etat again? Why?

    I would listen to all of Ben Coes books .I enjoyed the Character of Dewey Andreas


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I could not put the book down. just had to read the next line and then the next


    What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

    He is a superb reader. Shows feeling without being melodramatic.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several things. Having read Power Down, the development of Dewey 's character, The authors treatment of the State Of Israel. The danger of Jihadist Islam. I think that in the next book the author shows the compassion of the Iranian people. Yet, the danger is still manifested. Loved the introduction of Golda Mier's grandson.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Johnson Powhatan, VA United States 09-05-13
    C. Johnson Powhatan, VA United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2008

    Elementary

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    "Stunning storyline detail and stellar narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Coup d'Etat to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version, but David de Vries did a magnificent job of narrating this story. His range of dialects is exceptional, and was a major contributor to the listening experience.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Coup d'Etat?

    While there were many "ops" in the story, there was one early in the story that was so detailed that I could imaging being there. Ben Coes does this better than anyone else I've listened to.


    Which character – as performed by David de Vries – was your favorite?

    Too many to select just one. Character and story development were done very well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    On the brink of annihilation


    Any additional comments?

    This is only my second Ben Coes story; however, I have already purchased his other two Dewey Andreas audiobooks. He is a master storyteller!

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    Joe Bloggs WASHINGTON, IL, United States 09-05-13
    Joe Bloggs WASHINGTON, IL, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Simple Joe

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    "Dewey kicks butt"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Lots of action and intrigue


    Have you listened to any of David de Vries’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but the performance is excellent


    Any additional comments?

    Great Dewey Andreas book, I can't wait to start the next one.

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    Heredia cape coral, FL, United States 08-13-13
    Heredia cape coral, FL, United States 08-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Dewey is Great! To much Fluff"

    Let me say this first. Yes I would definitely recommend this series. Dewey is great! I miss the first narrator though. My biggest problem with this book as well as the first is, theres just not enough of Dewey. Often Mr Coes rambles on in parts that really don't make a difference to the story, like hes trying to add way to much filler. For instance, in this book he rambles on for a good 10 minutes about this guy working in a copper tunnel, describing in detail the dump truck, the rocks, the driller and on and on, I was like come onnn! My god I had to fast forward it to the next chapter. Its almost like he lost complete concentration and just went off into left field.

    My ride to work takes me about 1 hour 15 minutes. I believe I went stretches of about 30 minutes where there was no dewey! Why? However, despite that when Mr. COes decides to get to the point, the story and action are really good. I do find myself fast forwarding at times. But I do like Dewey!

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    E. Anderson Utah 05-15-13
    E. Anderson Utah 05-15-13 Member Since 2011

    stormnangel

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    "Just Okay"
    What did you like best about Coup d'Etat? What did you like least?

    I liked that the book picked up where the first one left off. What I liked least was the main character, Dewey, and the believability of the book. The author puts in so much accurate detail only to stumble over major believable scenarios.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was very anti-climatic and disappointing


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Sound less like a girl.


    Do you think Coup d'Etat needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Even though I know there is one, the "hero" just isn't that great and all the unnecessary detail slows and stifles the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually hate abridgements, but in this author's case, and with all the extra unneeded stuff in the book I would recommend the abridgement.

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    Charles Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 05-13-13
    Charles Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 05-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Non-stop Suspense"
    Where does Coup d'Etat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely spell-binding


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Too many to count!


    Any additional comments?

    I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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