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Marine One Audiobook

Marine One

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.
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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)

What Members Say

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    Often Disgruntled Consumer Evansville, IN United States 09-04-12
    Often Disgruntled Consumer Evansville, IN United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Fun legal/techno thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Kind of like Clancy meets Grisham. Thriller that has elements of military and aviation combined with legal tussling, with a dash of politics thrown in to boot. Not quite as good as Clancy or Grisham, but good fun.


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    Tuula India 09-03-12
    Tuula India 09-03-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Marine One - nice listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    quite exiting trial story, though basically inevitable result.


    Which character ??? as performed by Joe Barrett ??? was your favorite?

    Joe Barrett has a nice voice and his voice fit very well in different characters in the book.


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

    This was easy to listen and I almost listened this in one go.


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    Milton Fife 08-29-12
    Milton Fife 08-29-12 Listener Since 2005

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    "Interesting premise in these current times"
    If you could sum up Marine One in three words, what would they be?

    It isn't Mitch Rapp :-) !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Marine One?

    When the plaintiffs attorney gets his head handed to him (figuratively of course).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The surprised and surprise witness


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

    Pretty much.


    Any additional comments?

    Who knew a story about the presidential chopper could be so ingrossing.

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    Gabriel LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 08-28-12
    Gabriel LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2010

    Criminal defense Lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read mostly non-fiction.....history, science, military biography. My quirky side likes Zombie Books? Will also pick up a fiction bestseller once in a while. Favorite movie: Being There

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    "Good listen......to a point."

    The story is very good. The technical aspects of the accident and investigation are interesting. The main character is very likable and you root for him throughout the book. Overall an interesting story and definitely worth a listen. If the book has any drawbacks, its the lack of exposition of the various characters, who appear and disappear so frequently that they are hard to keep straight sometimes. Also, although the ending is well done and edge of your seat stuff, it seems lacking somehow. It's as if the author had a deadline and had to end the story about a chapter or two early.

    BTW, the narrator is top class.

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    Debbie Lake Havasu, AZ, United States 08-27-12
    Debbie Lake Havasu, AZ, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent Listen"
    Would you listen to Marine One again? Why?

    Definitly. This book will remain in my library for a long time to enjoy again and again


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Magee Boulder Co 04-04-12
    L. Magee Boulder Co 04-04-12 Member Since 2005
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    "A riveting listen"
    Where does Marine One rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    This has to rate at the top of the books I've listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Marine One?

    The story builds and builds until the tension becomes so great you just can't stop listening.
    The climax is so dramatic and so unexpected that it draws you right into the moment.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The climax, and the way the truth finally came out.


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

    It grabbed me so I had to put off other things I needed to do, because just had to know how this was going to end.


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    Erik PHOENIX, AZ, United States 03-13-12
    Erik PHOENIX, AZ, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Decent book and good narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The ending did not really fall in-line with the rest of the book. Maybe intended to be a surpirse, but really just left me wondering why bother.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narration was the only saving grace on this book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Hitchcock, TX 03-06-12
    John Hitchcock, TX 03-06-12 Member Since 2009

    Addicted to audible, I listen at least 60 hours a week. A long haul trucker it helps pass the long hours on the road

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    "Excellent book"

    I started not to get this book based on the description from publisher, it did not seem to be something I would enjoy. I love legal thrillers and got it anyway. It was the best decision I have made regarding audio books. The twists and turns will keep you wondering what will happen next. Get the book and sit back and enjoy.

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    Liz EL DORADO, AR, United States 08-04-11
    Liz EL DORADO, AR, United States 08-04-11

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    "Okay, but left you hanging..."

    This was NOT my favorite book from audible. I got it during the paperback sale on a lark. It's a decent book, with some strong central characters. However, the ending really irritated me. The main story was wrapped up, but all of the parallel lines of smaller stories were just left hanging. When I was teaching speech I would have counted off for the "psychological noise" factor.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff 08-02-11
    Cliff 08-02-11 Member Since 2012
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    "BEST BOOK I HAVE LISTENED TO THIS YEAR"

    Cliff, Santa Cruz, Calif. I was looking for a book to listen to on a driving trip . I Saw Joe Barrett was the reader, whom I like,So I looked at the reviews & bought the book, One the Best books I have listened to ,without using sex and bad language Mr. Huston kept my wife and I up till midnight two nights in a row. If all of Huston's Books are this good, We will be loosing a lot of sleep.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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