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Power Down Audiobook

Power Down: Dewey Andreas, Book 1

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....
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Publisher's Summary

Introducing a major new thriller writer - in the vein of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor - and an electrifying character, Dewey Andreas.

A major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack. But there was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas.

Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun. While the intelligence and law enforcement agencies scramble to untangle these events and find the people responsible, the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna - an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business - sets into play the second stage of these long-planned attacks. The only fly in the ointment is Dewey Andreas - who is using all his long-dormant skills to fight his way off the platform, then out of Colombia and back to the U.S., following the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him.

Power Down is a gripping, compelling debut thriller from a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre’s finest writers.

BONUS AUDIO: includes a conversation with the author and Mitt Romney.

©2010 Ben Coes (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Coes pumps new heat, blood, and flat-out action into a well-worn premise--terrorists are out to break America by attacking its energy resources--in his frighteningly plausible thriller debut." (Publishers Weekly)

"With a gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace and nerve-wracking suspense, Power Down is one of the must-read thrillers of the year." (Vince Flynn, New York Times best-selling author of Pursuit of Honor)

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    Rick Santa Monica, CA, USA 11-20-13
    Rick Santa Monica, CA, USA 11-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Warrior Excellence"
    What did you love best about Power Down?

    Believable, very realistic without moments of "Why did he write that?".


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

    Yes, completely. Because there were so many sub stories and pathways to the end. I think that's one of the ways to keep me interested. Each path was interesting and exciting.


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

    Dewey Andreas' resilience during the siege at the oil platform


    Any additional comments?

    Missed the emotional goodies if Marks and Andreas could have met at the finish. I'm a fan of team work. Especially if they all get along; Andreas, Jessica, etc as the team.

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    Ronald Fort Collins, CO, United States 11-17-13
    Ronald Fort Collins, CO, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story line and action"
    What did you love best about Power Down?

    I have worked off shore numerous times. So I was intrigued from that standpoint, but once past that point, it just got better and better.Ben Coes intertwines the plot and characters in a way I may not have heard before. Excellent. If you like a book that is well cast which in turn ties todays real life headlines with a blend of fiction, this is it. Highly recommended. Can't wait to listen to the next one in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dewey Andreas of course. He is the central character and becomes a legend.


    What about Peter Hermann’s performance did you like?

    Excellently read.


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    Robert SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 10-29-13
    Robert SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Great New Series"

    I can't believe I waited so long to read this after Vince Flynn recommended it. This was action from start to finish with a plot that was bigger than life. If this is Ben Coes first book I can't wait for the rest. Dewey is here to stay.

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    Bob Lakemont, GA, USA 10-27-13
    Bob Lakemont, GA, USA 10-27-13
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    "One more chapter"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Power Down to be better than the print version?

    Not in my case. I enjoy listening better then reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Power Down?

    Surprised about what happened at the Bath Iron Works plant.


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

    The lack of emotion of the mole, just about the money.


    Any additional comments?

    Constant action holds the reader.

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    Ryan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 10-22-13
    Ryan BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States 10-22-13
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    "Seat of the pants thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, great story and nail biting changes. I sat in my car on several occasions waiting for the next chapter.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The inner conflict with Dewey and the country that betrayed him. Boy did the terrorist make a mistake when they that came after him.


    What about Peter Hermann’s performance did you like?

    It was great. He kept the accents right and not too overpowering. He was a little rough with Dewey's voice but it drew the whole thing together.


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

    From beginning to end, it was great.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to see how the story goes.

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    Marilyn United States 10-18-13
    Marilyn United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Very exciting from beginning to end"
    What did you love best about Power Down?

    Story line, characters and narrator, Peter Hermann


    What other book might you compare Power Down to and why?

    Going way back to one of my all time favorites, in terms of exciting, Nelson DeMille's Mayday, I would rate this book up there. I have read many, many exciting books and I would rate this one among the top 20 (and that says a lot).


    What does Peter Hermann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I also have many favorites among narrators such as Scott Brick and Peter Hermann is definitely now one of my top favorites. He does character voices extremely well and the tone quality of his voice is excellent. He brings to life each character in the book.


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

    yes, but probably impossible. I go through a lot of audio books as I walk my dogs 7 miles six days a week and I only listen to books that are at least 10+ hours long. Each walk is about 2hrs 45 min, therefore the need for interesting, long books. I LOVE audio books!! Been a member since it was Books on Tape, 18+ years ago.


    Any additional comments?

    what more is there to say

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Barrett Fishers, IN 10-02-13
    James Barrett Fishers, IN 10-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "The Next Vince Flynn?"
    Any additional comments?

    Ben Coes's debut Power Down is an exciting political thriller in the class of the late, great Vince Flynn. Coes's protagonist Duey Andreas is in the same vein of Flynn's Mitch Rapp. What makes this novel so excellent and intriguing is the villains and the realistic complexity of their motives and methods. If you like Vince Flynn, be sure and check out Ben Coes debut novel. I look forward to reading his next books.

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    Brad Barkel Phoenix Arizona 10-01-13
    Brad Barkel Phoenix Arizona 10-01-13 Member Since 2011

    Brad Barkel

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    "Great book, looking forward to the next!"
    If you could sum up Power Down in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling, tense, excitement.


    What other book might you compare Power Down to and why?

    Any Brad Thor or Vince Flynn books. Similar type of character and plots.


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

    No, it's like 16 hours!


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    Wallace MISSION VIEJO, CA, United States 09-23-13
    Wallace MISSION VIEJO, CA, United States 09-23-13
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    "Great Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This is a really good story has many parts and more realist of something that could happen. Even though a bit far fetched, the over all concept of reactive vs pro active is good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Action from start to finish and well put together story.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Hermann – was your favorite?

    The villian.


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

    Excitment from start to end.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the coins.

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    Ryan Hill 09-07-13
    Ryan Hill 09-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good but some parts hard to believe"

    Fun read and good plot. Found some of the situations a little hard to believe that they would actually happen.
    Probably read the second book in the series just to see how he incorporates Dewey into another world terror plot.

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