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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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    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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    M.W. SW USA 11-17-11
    M.W. SW USA 11-17-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Pretty "Out There""

    First, George Guidall is one of my favorite readers, so that gives this book an edge right there. The story requires one to really, really suspend one's disbelief (OK, it's kinda absurd, but I could still mostly go with the flow). It is mainly one big chase scene while terrorist are coordinated enough to simultaneously blow up every way in and out of New York City, plus do lots of other equally absurd dastardly deeds. And the ending was so blatant a set-up for a sequel that I think I will pass on the sequel just on sheer principle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Share 6803 Day St.Tujunga, CA, 91042 08-25-11
    David Share 6803 Day St.Tujunga, CA, 91042 08-25-11 Member Since 2009

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    "Takedown by Brad Thor"

    I couldn't understand how I had been duped into buying this book. I went back and reread all the reviews and sure enough there are several one star ratings and the warnings were all there. I am not squeamish at all but this book goes beyond what is needed. The ending (so bad) was presumably designed to suck you into his next book - but for me it turned me right off Brad Thor for good. As usual George Guidall did a great job of the narration. If you are into this genre stick with Vince Flynn and or Daniel Silva.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William Attleboro, MA, United States 07-26-10
    William Attleboro, MA, United States 07-26-10
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    "Disappointing"

    I had just finished Foreign Influence, my first Brad Thor book, and enjoyed it. Decided to go back and read his earlier books. This was very disappointing. Too much emphasis on a running gun battle with some less than believable terrorists. To suggest that a band of terrorists could effectively cut Manhattan off from any military, National Guard, or even NY State Police support, leaving the nation with no one else to turn to but Scott and his small band of brave warriors is foolish at best. Add the sniveling, whining President and various intelligence agency bureaucrats, and the story line is almost intolerable. The final blow, I'm afraid is Mr. Guidall's narration. I've enjoyed his work on other books, but I just don't think he's right for this series. After listening to Armand Schultz read Foreign Influence, there's really no comparison. Not recommended at all.

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    Scott Johnson 04-21-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Profane"

    If you love to hear from a writer that can't describe the action without extreme profanity, this is your book

    7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Wilson Payson, UT USA 07-09-13
    Linda Wilson Payson, UT USA 07-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Takedown"
    What would have made Takedown better?

    I had heard Brad Thor was a good writer and thought I'd try him out. This book had enough language in it to make it not feel like a good read. Then the spy thing against terrorists just made it hard to enjoy. It felt to close to home with a son in the armed services fighting for our freedoms.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Canton, GA, United States 11-27-11
    William Canton, GA, United States 11-27-11 Member Since 2009

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    "vince flynn wanna be"

    Character building was weak at best. story was forced, kind of amateurish. I suspect (probably dead wrong) that Brad has limited real life spook/SF experience/exposure.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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