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Full Black Audiobook

Full Black

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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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    Linda Peters Chattanooga, TN 08-24-12
    Linda Peters Chattanooga, TN 08-24-12 Listener Since 2010

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    "Very complex for first time reader"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not sure. It depends on whether they like in-depth, terrorist, clandestine operation-type stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked all the characters. I liked the surprise when they hit the cell where the car was parked with the book on the dash.


    What about Armand Schultz???s performance did you like?

    Voices were clearly defined in most cases. Easy to tell who was talking.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me nervous that such a large-scaled attack could really happen.


    Any additional comments?

    A little deep for me, but I am sure there are those who would love.it. It is the first book I've read by Brad Thor, so maybe if I was more familiar with his writing I would have enjoyed it more.

    The book is very well-written. Just not my genre, I guess.

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    Jim Braunstein Levittown, NY United States 08-22-12
    Jim Braunstein Levittown, NY United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Full Black to be better than the print version?

    Never having read the print version it would be hard to say. However, I did enjoy this audio book.


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

    Honestly...a bit predictable. But very enjoyable.


    What about Armand Schultz’s performance did you like?

    I like Mr Schultz' voice characterization and cadence. I think he does a fine job.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Thor's books are particularly fun to read if you are interested in the manner in which intelligence is gathered (human intelligence, signal interception and analysis.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Weatherford, TX, United States 07-30-12
    James Weatherford, TX, United States 07-30-12
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    "Worth listneing to twice."
    What did you love best about Full Black?

    Very well written and the performance was great.


    What other book might you compare Full Black to and why?

    I dont know what to compare this book to, but it was a good listen.


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any of Armand Schultz's other performances, but really enjoyed his narration on this book. Very gifted.


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    Joe BOURBONNAIS, IL, United States 07-19-12
    Joe BOURBONNAIS, IL, United States 07-19-12
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    "Predictable, forgettable"

    Another reviewer states that this is Brad Thor's best book, if this is true then I don't know how his previous books were published. The plot is decent but the details are awful. There is virtually no character development and as such I didn't care much about them. The story jumps from place to place into one two distinct story arcs and neither one is handled very well. It is almost like he has a good idea for a book but doesn't know how to flesh it out. There are nuggets throughout the book that are decent but decent doesn't cut it. I really regret purchasing this book. The only bright spot was the narration which was great. I urge you to buy a different book, don't waste money on this tripe.

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    Paul New York, NY, United States 07-03-12
    Paul New York, NY, United States 07-03-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Horrendous, simplistic and unbearable"

    Out of 300+ books this is one of the very worst. The bogieman is ridiculous and the premiss childish in it's simplicity and ignorance. The action is separated by long political rants so biased ignorant I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I ended the pain ($19) after less than half way, I WANT MY $19 back.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GLENNO 06-22-12
    GLENNO 06-22-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Scary premise. Enjoyable ride."
    Where does Full Black rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It's solidly in the top 20%.


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

    Yes, but in a slightly less intense way. I sure wanted to make sure the head villain got his comeuppance.

    But there were plenty of suspenseful moments as you wonder whether the bad guys would be foiled.


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

    He makes me see and feel the characters better. As he read the part of the Troll, I always pictured the great character actor Michael Dunn (RIP).


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

    What if they could make us beg to be defeated?


    Any additional comments?

    If you are new to Brad Thor, you can start here but it's better to start with the early Harvath stories and listen to them all. You won't want to put the earphones down.

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    Jerry 04-01-12
    Jerry 04-01-12
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    "Enjoyable"
    Where does Full Black rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 percent


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the plot. I think the scenario is not implausable, not necessarily the terrorism connection but the agenda behind it.


    Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

    I like most of them. No favourites.


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

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    I think the story was good until the last couple of chapters. It just went from a detailed plot straight to wrap-up. Seems like 4 or 5 chapters are missing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Minnesota 02-02-12
    John Minnesota 02-02-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Action, Great Attention to Detail"
    What did you love best about Full Black?

    I loved the non-stop action of this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how Brad insists on paying attention to deatil in his novels. He does a great Job of including other types of characters in Full Black as well as highly trained operatives and terrorists. Not all of the characters in the book are CIA, NSA, Seals, Delta, Rangers, Spetsnas, MI5 or other elite forces. In addition, not all of the bad guys in the novel are muslims from the middle east. Although the book contains many of these types, he does a great job of integrating people from all walks of life into the story. The the tangled web disception and terror in this novel is supurb. Armand Schultz also does a great job.


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    J. Hunter 01-31-12
    J. Hunter 01-31-12

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    "A thrilling listen."

    This was my introduction to Brad Thor, Scot Harvath and Armand. I didn't know what I was in for and had moderate expectations. Now, 5 stories later, I still think this is a fantastic book and the series leading up to it is superb. Strong characters and compelling tension brilliantly read by Armand. Keep up the great work!

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    Patrick San Francisco, CA, United States 08-29-11
    Patrick San Francisco, CA, United States 08-29-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Too much preaching"

    Enjoyed the story. Barely tolerated the political commentary. I hope the next book sticks to the story.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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