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Takedown Audiobook

Takedown

Best-selling author Brad Thor has crafted a must-read blockbuster featuring hard-nosed U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath. Fiendish al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to rescue their imprisoned WMD expert during the chaos they create with their July 4th destruction of all bridges and tunnels to Manhattan. Now it's up to ex-SEAL Harvath to stop the evil-doers -- and neutralize the diabolical three-foot-tall villain known as "The Troll" who supplies their intelligence.
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Brad Thor has crafted a must-read blockbuster featuring hard-nosed U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath.

Fiendish al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to rescue their imprisoned WMD expert during the chaos they create with their July 4th destruction of all bridges and tunnels to Manhattan. Now it's up to ex-SEAL Harvath to stop the evil-doers -- and neutralize the diabolical three-foot-tall villain known as "The Troll" who supplies their intelligence.

©2006 Brad Thor; (P)2006 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"If you're the type who enjoys the TV show 24 and other high-octane thrillers, Takedown is the...book for you. Chapters are short, crisp, and cinematic, with the focus on gun-blazing, gut-busting action. (The Tennessean)

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    Brenda Widener Enterprise, OR USA 05-24-14
    Brenda Widener Enterprise, OR USA 05-24-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Could this happen?"

    This is the continuing saga of Agent Harvath and his fight for America's freedom and safety. America has got lacks in its security and even with the President trying to take a hard line in the war against terror, we are vulnerable. America has started using torture to interrogate prisoners, even if it’s by proxy. So when Scott jump up into Canada and grabs al-Qaeda's top bomber maker but unknownst to Harvath America already holds (M&M) al-Qaeda's top weapons of mass destruction and nuclear procurer.
    Scott is celebrating a successful mission and visiting an old friend when America's vulnerability is shown is a truly massive way. All the bridges and tunnels to and from Manhattan are destroyed and the cops were sent out just prior to the explosion on multiple small calls scattering the responding teams. But there al-Qaeda is not only proving it can hit America, its trying to rescue its people. So Scott with a rag tag assortment of VA patients as his team has to search each attack and try to figure what the end game is and how to stop it.

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    Sarah 08-21-13
    Sarah 08-21-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Best Scot Harvath book so far!"
    What made the experience of listening to Takedown the most enjoyable?

    This story had lots of moving parts and new characters, but Thor put them all together brilliantly. Unexpected twists and turns, much like a season of 24. Well done!


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    Ronda Snyder 03-19-13
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    "Thor's "FACTION" at its best !!!"

    Not only does Brad Thor thoroughly research the technology in this (and all) his books, it is frighteningly prophetic of what is happening with our government leadership right now. Thor's sources for information provide him with the guts for this fascinating and fabulous Harvath book !

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    davelangeland Salt Lake City, Utah 02-26-13
    davelangeland Salt Lake City, Utah 02-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not a Dull Moment"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed listening to this book as there was never really a slow moment. The book captured my attention from the beginning and kept going until the end. I quickly realized I would want to read other books in this series. This was more than confirmed with the turn of events at the end. I have all books in this series on my wish list, and I will be reading them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Takedown?

    Without giving anything away, a scene at the end was a bit shocking. I had to read it twice to make sure what I read really happened. It wasn't a typical ending. It made me want to read more in this series.


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    John 10-18-12
    John 10-18-12
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    "Take a look at Takedown"
    Where does Takedown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well I am a Brad Thor fan. Story moves along at a good pace and mixes up the plot in an effective manner.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding


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

    Too long for that


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    Charles Jasper, GA, United States 09-16-12
    Charles Jasper, GA, United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "As usual a GREAT read"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy Brad Thor. His books are always page turners, the kind where it is difficult to put down.

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    Diane Fredericksburg, VA, United States 08-13-12
    Diane Fredericksburg, VA, United States 08-13-12
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    "Non-stop action!"
    Where does Takedown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love all the Brad Thor novels, He does not dissapoint.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scott- He's just a good old American Hero


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

    I cried at the end when Tracy was shot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ndmistal Webster, NY, United States 06-26-12
    ndmistal Webster, NY, United States 06-26-12
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    "Excellent listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, found diffcult to stop listening.


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

    Yes, what you would call a page turner.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't point to just one.


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

    Yes


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    docsilvs 02-26-12
    docsilvs 02-26-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Thor is no Flynn"
    What did you like best about Takedown? What did you like least?

    As always George Guidall was great in this type of read. The story line was weak and beyond far fetched. It lacked the intrigue of the Flynn books to which it so frequently compared!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

    Possibly


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

    NO!


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    Rob H Phoenix, AZ 11-23-11
    Rob H Phoenix, AZ 11-23-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible Narrator"

    I'm only into the 3rd hour of this book and it's getting more and more difficult to continue listening. The narrator sounds like an old guy with marbles in his mouth and all of the characters sound virtually identical; they all sound like geriatric men, even the females!

    It's difficult to follow the story because I'm constantly trying to figure out which character is talking.

    In a nutshell, this guy is awful. It's unbelievable that he's been selected to narrate so many books. All books that I won't be buying as I can't stand this narrator!

    As for the story, it's okay, but difficult to follow (mainly b/c of the narration). This is my 2nd Scot Harvath book and it will probably be the last. The character is a moron, in that if he didn't always have someone with him that was more observant, he'd be toast. The story starts with key tactical areas being attacked in a city and Harvath is too stupid to see that it's a coordinated attack. Seriously?

    It was the same in the "Lions of Lucerne," he was unable to make obvious conclusions from events happening around him. Not to mention all the stupid mistakes he makes. It's as if the author is trying to purposefully make the character into a "normal" guy, but it comes off totally unbelievable.

    If I could get my money back, I would.

    BTW, does someone sell a watch for a video camera in all of Thor's novels?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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