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Takedown | [Brad Thor]

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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    Shane hammond, LA, USA 10-23-08
    Shane hammond, LA, USA 10-23-08
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    "Very Enjoyable"

    I like the book and was surprized by the ending. This book has lots of twists and turns and reminds me of the 24 series of which I am also a fan. If you like Vince Flynn you will like this also. Good solid book.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    rob 09-18-08
    rob 09-18-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Great."

    Post 9/11 terrorist thriller. The writing is as good as Clancy or Vince Flynn. Non stop action from the beginning.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Kirkland, WA, USA 10-21-06
    Erik Kirkland, WA, USA 10-21-06
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    "Excellent!"

    Great story! Moves along quickly and is captivating! If you like "24" you'll love Scot Harvath and his brand of justice!!!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Riva, MD, USA 11-22-06
    Steven Riva, MD, USA 11-22-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Fast-paced & action packed"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It kept me riveted during my commute. If you liked "License to Kill" or other books of this genre, this one is worth your time. The characters were good and not too over-the-top. The non-stop action was well written - I could see it all in my mind like watching a movie.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Book and Movie Lover Austin 10-19-06
    Book and Movie Lover Austin 10-19-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Exciting, fast-paced thriller"

    This was my first Brad Thor listen and now I do think I will get his other books right away. Scott Harvath, the main character in this book, has apparently has other adventures I need to read about. In TakeDown, Harvath captures an Al-Quaeda baddie and brings him back to the US for interrogation. Soon after, all hell breaks loose when terrorists strike New York City even harder than on 9/11/2001, blowing up bridges, tunnels and buildings and leaving thousands dead and injured. Unlike 9/11, the terrorists aren't suicide bombers, but well armed commandos with a plan, a back-up plan and a goal. Trying to figure out the terrorist's main objective keeps Scott and his hodge podge group of survivors busy. Just when they seem to be making headway, the terrorists have some new trick up their sleeves and manage to evade them. If you have listened to Brad Thor before you will likely enjoy this book, but if you are like me and hadn't run across him before you will especially enjoy finding a new author with other books to catch up on!

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 09-28-09
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 09-28-09
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    "Why didn't I knorw about this book? Excellent!"

    This was a real page turner. I've never heard of, or read anything by Brad Thor, but am very glad I found this book. The plot was excellent, yet easy to follow. George did his usual great job as narrator. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 11-12-06
    James columbus, OH, United States 11-12-06 Member Since 2006

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "Great Book"

    I am enjoying Thor's books. I really enjoed Takedown it is an excellent book. Worth the listen to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pierre Montreal, QC, Canada 11-22-12
    Pierre Montreal, QC, Canada 11-22-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Going back to Vince Flynn..."
    What would have made Takedown better?

    Promising at first but too complicated and too long...ending is leaving with a sense that you listened in vain to all this......


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am listening now to 'The Last Man' from Vince Flynn.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of George Guidall?

    No one. He is the best.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Takedown?

    a different ending, that is for sure. I would also have cut down on the number of building they had to cover.


    Any additional comments?

    I will not go back to Scott Harvath

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Carbajosa de la Sagrada, Spain 06-13-11
    Phyllis Carbajosa de la Sagrada, Spain 06-13-11 Member Since 2007
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    "One of Brad Thor's Best!"

    In my opinion, this has got to be one of Brad Thor's best Scot Harvath novels. I listened to the whole book in two sittings, it was impossible to put down. Granted, one must take into consideration the exceptional narration by George Guidall - he really brings these kinds of non-stop action novels to life.

    If you enjoy reading Tom Clancy, Daniel Silva and Vince Flynn - you will enjoy Brad Thor.

    Highly Recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Arlington, VA, United States 05-20-07
    David Arlington, VA, United States 05-20-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Good not super"

    This was my first book by the author. It was a good book but not great. If you like this type of book, I highly recommend the author Vince Flynn. He writes the same type of story but I enjoy them much more.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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