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Full Black | [Brad Thor]

Full Black

Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.
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Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor brings readers his darkest and most intriguing thriller yet - a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal - brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action.

Born in the shadows and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist.

When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States.

With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the United States has ever faced.

Simultaneously, a foreign wet work team has been sent to California. Their target: one of Hollywood's most famous filmmakers.

While working on a secret documentary project, movie producer Larry Salomon has unknowingly exposed one of the world's wealthiest and most politically connected powerbrokers - a man with a radical anti-American agenda poised to plunge the nation into deadly, irreversible chaos.

As the plots rocket to their pulse-pounding conclusion and the identities of the perpetrators are laid stunningly bare, Harvath will be left with only one means to save America. Unable to trust anyone, he will be forced to go Full Black.

Intense and frighteningly realistic, Full Black is, hands down, Brad Thor's most riveting thriller to date.

©2011 Brad Thor (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    James AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-15-11
    James AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Too much of Thor's politics"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More of the characters, less complaining about the potential downfallof the US


    What does Armand Schultz bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Great reader and performer. I can keep track of the characters easily with his narration


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Richard A. Puffer Hartsville, SC USA 08-21-11
    Richard A. Puffer Hartsville, SC USA 08-21-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Action interrupted"

    Brad Thor has developed a compelling story line but he interrupts the narrative throughout the book to preach. The ideology that he shares will be very popular with many readers of this type of spy thriller but I predict even they will be a tad put off by the long interruptions. I know he has a strong following and I may even read another because of his story telling I found FULL BLACK riddled with cliche. It almost appeared that he had a bet with someone on how many different cliches he could incorporate in this story. He provides a fearsome scenario for today's current headlines but I am not liking his style.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    D'Lontai Arlington, MA, United States 08-01-11
    D'Lontai Arlington, MA, United States 08-01-11 Member Since 2011
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    "If you love FOX you will love this crap!!!!"

    Brad Thor has jumped of the deep end and is swimming with the FOX sharks, this book is horrible!!!!! I want my money back, don’t get me wrong I love an ass kicking, rule breaking, water boarding Anti-Terror agent but the writing is preachy and the characters have been watered down. Gone is the complex nuance that made them great and the narrator is awful!!!!! Bring back George G. he gave life and voice to these characters Armand reads like an underdeveloped IT geek reading you instructions at 3 AM all hopped on Red bull trying to sound tough. Also he hammers the left, and media but never confronts some of the roots for Terrorism, this is sad so sad it’s like Palin sat down with crayons looking a Mother Russia from her deck and wrote this trash !!!!!

    18 of 60 people found this review helpful
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    DeJong LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 09-05-11
    DeJong LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 09-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Horrible!"

    I don't want to hear someone ranting about his personal polticial views. I want a great story, full of action. This is not a great story.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gonzo Moorpark, CA, United States 03-11-12
    Gonzo Moorpark, CA, United States 03-11-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Oh my God, ...what was that???"
    What disappointed you about Full Black?

    The political rhetoric.


    What was most disappointing about Brad Thor’s story?

    How they left the story to forward a political idea.


    What didn’t you like about Armand Schultz’s performance?

    A little overplayed, ...but it was cheesy material to work with


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Full Black?

    All of the political opinion scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is like watching a good thriller on TV, except every 30 minutes or so while the show is playing someone switches over to Fox news! The scenes are totally unbelievable when the story does those switches, and the dialogue is COMPLETELY out of context for the character.
    Truly bizarre!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BRUCE 09-03-11
    BRUCE 09-03-11
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    "Thor has been better"

    Most of the reviews seem to rate the book favorably or unfavorably based on the reader's political views. I'm with Thor on his political views, and I believe I've read all of his books, but I thought this book was average. The dialog is not particularly good. Some narrators, like George G, help weak dialog. This narrator seems to highlight the weak dialog. I'm tempted to skip Thor's next book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Demond Reynoldsburg, OH, United States 08-02-11
    Demond Reynoldsburg, OH, United States 08-02-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Shallow"

    This is some propaganda BS. It seems this novel wasn't well researched and so lacks any depth. If you have any sort of intelligence, you will be extremely disappointed.

    13 of 54 people found this review helpful
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    Loren Nancarrow San Diego, Ca. USA 08-11-11
    Loren Nancarrow San Diego, Ca. USA 08-11-11 Listener Since 2007

    Loren Nancarrow

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    "Ideological garbage!"

    First the good...the action scenes, depicting assaults on terrorist nests and contract hits are well written and suspenseful.
    Next the important: the author's political agenda is so poorly camouflaged as to be embarrassing. This is nothing more than a Tea Party manifesto disguised as an action novel. The author wants us to believe the evil billionaire Standing is representative of today's Progressives, and worse yet a reflection of non profit foundations in the U.S. The "evil doer" is bent on a socialist world order, and is committing countless murders to achieve his goal of world domination by the masses. He becomes incensed when a savvy free market minded financial reporter asks how he can be in favor of worldwide Socialism when he has made billions in a Capitalist system? How DARE she?
    There is a reoccurring theme in action novels these days, repeated ad-nauseam in this novel. Torture is an important and nobel endeavor and anyone who opposes it is a lilly livered idiot and obviously anti-American. The theory is advanced by a lovable, hardworking former member of SEAL Team 6 (how original) so of course we must accept it as gospel. And the author thinks Progressives are anti American?
    Full Black is nothing more than an attempt to advance the authors ridiculous and paranoid view that is popular among the Tea Party fringe waging a red neck revolution in the U.S. I need to donate several times what I spent on this book to my favorite non profit foundations just to feel clean again after being exposed to its extremest doctrine.

    8 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice BURTONSVILLE, MD, United States 07-31-11
    Beatrice BURTONSVILLE, MD, United States 07-31-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Horrible"

    I regret buying this audio book. It seems the author is hell-bent in promoting his right wing propaganda and conspiracy theories.

    13 of 59 people found this review helpful
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    Jay A. Cohen Santa Clara, CA USA 09-21-11
    Jay A. Cohen Santa Clara, CA USA 09-21-11 Member Since 2004

    Padre Cohen

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    "Banal"

    The description of "Full Black" sounded so promising. I enjoy a good action thriller. Unfortunately, the book is beneath mediocre. Not even close to good. The story is predictable, the plot unconvincing, the characters thin, and the writing simplistic and bloated. The writer assumes that his readers are too stupid to "connect the dots," resulting in pages of poorly written, unnecessary paragraphs. Where was the editor‽ The narrative of the violence is overly testosterone-driven and repulsive.

    The protagonists have no redeeming virtues, unless one believes in the author's political agenda: the end justifies the means. Where is John le Carré when you need him?

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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