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Marine One Audiobook

Marine One

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Publisher's Summary

After the presidents' helicopter, Marine One, goes down in a brutal thunderstorm, the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter, accusing them of killing the president.

Senate investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations and a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America on behalf of the First Lady.

Nolan knows that to win his case, he has to find out what really caused Marine One to crash and why the president threw caution aside to go to a meeting no one seems to know about.

©2009 James W. Huston; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Nonstop legal suspense at its best."(Publishers Weekly)

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    Jerry A. Edgerton 04-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Start but Faded Fast"

    Engaging first few chapters but the story really got lost in a confusing path of angles and turns that never really came together.

    The big build up to the ending fell flat when a new twist was added to close out the story.

    Go elsewhere.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Albert Missouri City, TX, United States 04-01-15
    Albert Missouri City, TX, United States 04-01-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Spellbinding with clarity and accuracy of factual"

    As a DOD aircraft accident investigator I found this book so compelling that I finished it in one day. Great storyline,well read,factually accurate and easy to follow.

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    Shari United States 10-02-14
    Shari United States 10-02-14 Member Since 2007
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    "My Absolute Favorite"
    Would you listen to Marine One again? Why?

    There was nothing that I didn't like about this book. I wish I could forget it all and have the experience of listening to it all over tomorrow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really haven't listened to many legal thrillers but I'm hooked now. It was just the right amount of suspense, action and intelligent intrigue.


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

    My first by this narrator but not my last. He was perfect as the protagonist.


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

    I was hooked from the first page and it never let up.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I wished for were about 3 more chapters to expound on the ending a little more. It was all great but it ended very abruptly for my taste.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 02-04-17
    Lia Sutton, Australia 02-04-17 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Great Suspense Book"

    Marine One

    Huston is a master storyteller, often combining political suspense with fast-paced courtroom drama. His latest thriller is also his best. It grabs the reader from the first word and does not let up. On the first page the President's helicopter, Marine One, crashes and kills the President and everyone else on board. Attorney Mike Nolan, a reserve Marine helicopter pilot himself, is hired to represent the French manufacturer of the helicopter in a criminal investigation and a wrongful death lawsuit by the First Lady. Nolan knows that in order to prevail, he must find out what caused the helicopter to crash and why the President chose to fly to Camp David in a horrible storm.

    Huston's bio says he is an aviation attorney in real life; he clearly is an expert on aviation and litigation. He uses his expertise to tell a brilliant story, filled with political intrigue, suspense and excellent courtroom drama. Once I started reading this outstanding book, I could not put it down. It is a sophisticated thriller that stands above others in this genre. I strongly recommend it.

    Joe Barrett was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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    Robert DeNully 02-21-17
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    "Loved it"

    Retired Marine, great listen loved the verbiage and great suspense. Highly recommend to all Semper Fi.

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    Mike 01-20-17
    Mike 01-20-17
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    "Story catches you by surprise ending."

    Narration was really excellent, the story movies Ride Along and kept your interest throughout the book

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    Steven Barnes Michigan 01-05-17
    Steven Barnes Michigan 01-05-17 Member Since 2009

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    "Good story but long tiresome buildup."

    I gave this 4 stars because it was a very good book but took a long time to get there, however it was good enough to keep me around till it did get exciting. Bravo!

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    Stephanie Cherin Maui 12-19-16
    Stephanie Cherin Maui 12-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Very repetitive."

    It should have been one third as long as the repetition was agonizing. I almost gave up but the ending which was the last 15 minutes was wonderful. The main character, a lawyer, was aggravatingly naïve and put himself and all of his assistance in grave danger. Not believable that anyone of his caliber would do so.

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    Dustin 12-07-16
    Dustin 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Storyline!"
    Where does Marine One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listen to about 20 audiobooks so far about 5 of which were fiction. I would rate this audiobook’s storyline and performance the 2nd best audiobook that I have listened to.


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

    I am a huge fan court room and political drama TV Shows (Boston Legal, The West Wing, The Practice, etc.) the fact that this audiobook had both was what kept me on the edge of my seat.


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

    I have not listened to any of Joe Barrett’s other performances before but I would listen to him again.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have listened to this book in one sitting if I had the time.


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    Garrett Goehring 12-06-16
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    "Thrilling story with amazing narration"

    I couldn't put it down. The story is amazing and the narration adds to it immensely. I never read a legal thriller before but this is just as interesting as any other fiction thriller on the market.

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