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Marine One Audiobook
Marine One
Written by: 
James W. Huston
Narrated by: 
Joe Barrett
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)

What Members Say

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    Otto Yucaipa, CA, United States 11-07-14
    Otto Yucaipa, CA, United States 11-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Surprised to find it enjoyable!"

    I don't normally find legal thrillers entertaining, but this one really delivered for me. It had a nice, round assortment of red herrings, sleazy lawyers, secrets, blind alleys, and mystery to hold my attention throughout the book. Bravo!

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    Jack Walsdorf Long Neck, DE 10-01-14
    Jack Walsdorf Long Neck, DE 10-01-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Very Good......but"
    Would you try another book from James W. Huston and/or Joe Barrett?

    Without question.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I thought the ending was weak. The plot/story builds VERY nicely....but in the climax/reveal the 'bad guy' seems implausible. I love mystery thrillers that are reality based. Maybe another chapter to explain or expose the 'bad guys' and the reactions of the 'interested parties' would be more satisfying. This is from a guy who knows he can read/listen but not write.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The book has many great scenes.


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

    When it came to Netflix. I haven't been to the movies in ten years.


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    BookLady St. Cloud USA 09-21-14
    BookLady St. Cloud USA 09-21-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Aircrash Investigation + Grisham courtroom drama"

    Marine One is engaging, suspenseful, interesting AND, best of all, is without the bad language that has become so common place in books.

    The story is about a helicopter crash in which the US President is killed and the subsequent trial against the manufactures of the helicopter.

    I great listen which kept me glued to my earphones. I will be looking at more audiobooks from this author.

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    George 09-14-14
    George 09-14-14
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    "Wow!!"

    Expecting a book about flying adventure and helicopters, I got a legal drama. Despite the book's wrapping in the banality of the legal process, the theme and exciting plot continued until the very end. I thought that a couple of the lawyers ought to be taken out back and shot, but that is the talent of the author coming through. Teased with innuendo and crammed with facts, the book is a winner. Read more Huston!

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    Cheryl Shreveport, LA, United States 04-10-13
    Cheryl Shreveport, LA, United States 04-10-13
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    "Kept Me Listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book. It has a different plot from anything else I've read. It was well developed and had great details you might not consider in a presidential death not related to natural causes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    One of my favorite characters is the lawyer for the former First Lady. He was shady and intimidating. I also enjoyed the character portrayed by the private investigator for Mike Nolan.


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

    I never particularly care for the accents people try to use in this case it was the french accent. It just sounded really fake. However, the tone for everyone else was perfect.


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

    No, not because it wasn't good. I just didn't have time. It only took a day and a half.


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    Mary Hebron, KY, United States 12-30-12
    Mary Hebron, KY, United States 12-30-12
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    "good thriller"

    This is a pretty good thriller. Not classic, but enjoyable to listen and not a waste of time.

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    Justin Penrose, CO, United States 11-17-12
    Justin Penrose, CO, United States 11-17-12
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    "Great listen. A little unbelievable."
    Any additional comments?

    *spoiler alert*
    I actually enjoyed the book quite a bit. The last hour was very fun to listen to but I thought it was unrealistic. At one point the witness on the stand pulls evidence out of his pocket.. and it's allowed? Also I found myself disliking the main character at the end of the book. I've read all of Vince Flynns books and I very much dislike people trying to disclose government secrets for personal gain which is what this main character did. So I liked the book and I'd recommend it but not if there's my Vince Flynn books you haven't read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chani Petah TiqwaIsrael 10-20-12
    Chani Petah TiqwaIsrael 10-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Too melodramatic"

    The story did hold my interest to the end, but I kept thinking the scenes and characters were "over-the-top." Instead of crafting a believable story, the author uses extremes to create tension and suspense. When I finally arrived at the denouement, I was left disappointed. As another reviewer (Liz) wrote, there were subplots tossed in that were never resolved . . . and in the end, never connected to the story.

    3 stars because it held my interest, but I don't think I'll buy another of Mr. Houston's works.

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    David Snellville, GA, United States 09-10-12
    David Snellville, GA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very enjoyable listen."
    What did you like best about Marine One? What did you like least?

    Fascinating premise. Good look into the FAA crash investigation process. Also revealing look at civil suit process. What I liked least was several plot points and characters were not resolved well by book's end.


    If you’ve listened to books by James W. Huston before, how does this one compare?

    First Huston read. Will not be the last.


    What three words best describe Joe Barrett’s voice?

    Adequate. Entertaining. Average.


    Could you see Marine One being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I would recast it with Grisham's the Rainmaker. Matt Damon as the lead attorney and Jon Voight as the sleazy civil attorney.


    Any additional comments?

    My family listened to this book on a trip. Everyone enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony WA 09-10-12
    Anthony WA 09-10-12 Member Since 2016

    Audible has opened up a whole new world of reading that I could not make work in the traditional page turning world. I am on a mission to listen to a wide variety of adventures, mysteries, thrillers, classics, etc. Thank you Audible!

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    "More than you think!"

    As I listened to this book I knew I was going to have to write a review to express how impressed I was by the wonderful creation Mr. James W. Huston created. Even though I had a hard time giving this style of a book 5 stars it earned all five of them in each area.

    When reading the synopsis of this book I was quiet hesitant to make the leap of using a credit and committing to the 12+ plus hours of my time listening to a book of this type. The positive ratings and reviews convinced me to take the chance and boy was I glad that I did. The author does an amazing job of taking a court battle scenario and putting so much action, twists and intrigue that I found myself looking for ways to get more listening time into each day.

    I also greatly enjoyed Mr. Joe Barrett's performance/narration of Marine One. He was able to make the individual characters have distinct voices, styles and speech patterns that enriched the listening experience. He allowed me to feel the different character's levels of intensity, desperation, pompousness, admiration, fear, frustration, joy, etc. with such success that the story came to life for me. If "legal suspense" is a type of book that you enjoy then this is a no brainier, but for all the others out there thinking like I had ("I don't know") I recommend you take the chance and then be ready to clear out your schedule because it is hard to stop listening once you get started.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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