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The Counterfeit Agent Audiobook
The Counterfeit Agent
Written by: 
Alex Berenson
Narrated by: 
George Guidall
The Counterfeit Agent Audiobook

The Counterfeit Agent: A John Wells Novel, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

John Wells goes undercover as the threat of nuclear war skyrockets between the United States and Iran, in the cutting-edge new novel from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.

In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it's a big one. We've put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It's a test run.

As the threat level jumps and the government mobilizes, something still doesn’t smell right to Wells' old CIA boss Ellis Shafer, and so he sends Wells on a private mission to find out what's going on. But the two of them are swimming against the tide. From Guatemala to Thailand to Hong Kong to Istanbul, Wells uses every skill he has, including his ability to go undercover in the Arab world, to chase down leads. But it might not be enough. Soon there might be nothing anyone can do to pull the United States back from the brink of war.

©2014 Alex Berenson (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    David D. Vanderpool Albuquerque, NM United States 06-08-16
    David D. Vanderpool Albuquerque, NM United States 06-08-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Not even close to Alex's best but not the worse"

    The narrator makes the book worth getting, I think I'll start looking for books he's narrated and not for my favorite authors. You can only put a single person in just so many dang ours situations before he starts turning into superman. I've gotten to know a number of bad a--s in my time including a few seals but skill, training, determination and a lot of luck can bring you just so far in the sandbox and other vacation spots around the world. I'd recommend his first 4 books and that about it. The remainder are either too unbelievable or just boring and prodictable Sorry Alex.

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    Adam Tavares, FL, United States 05-19-16
    Adam Tavares, FL, United States 05-19-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A trilogy within the series"

    The last three books in this series need to be read as a trilogy or you will come away quite disappointed. The character of John Wells continues to be developed within the framework of Mr. Berenson's tightly woven and exciting plot. There's more story here, and I look forward to more great reads in the John Wells saga.

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    Frank Rosemount, MN, United States 05-03-16
    Frank Rosemount, MN, United States 05-03-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Great story but...."

    leaves you hanging. The story was fast paced and full of typical John Wells action. If you've been reading these books in order, you can see Wells getting a little older, maybe a step slower and more fed up with the politics of his craft. He's slowly coming to the realization that his craft and lifestyle have left him aging, alone and realizing that his job HAS been his life. This book ends with a big loose end and a lead in to the nect book in the series. if you're a John Wells fan, you wont be disappointed! ! on to Twelve Days!!

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    Joe H. VA 04-22-16
    Joe H. VA 04-22-16 Member Since 2008

    Audible allows me to fill my mind with something so much better than TV.

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    "Thirst for the next book"

    I accidentally got the books out of order and listened to the next one first. I made absolutely no sense. When I discovered what I did I listened to this on and makes me excited about the next. I gave the next lower marks due to my mistake. I read another review on this book where the reviewer was upset the story wasn't completed. I can see his point if he was reading as they came out.

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    Tim 04-20-16
    Tim 04-20-16
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    "Trying to make it to The Wolves"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the story, as I have enjoyed all of the John Wells books but I knew going into this title it was going to be a continued book from previous reviews. As my review indicates, I purchased The Wolves but it was obvious that that book was a continuation of the previous book. I believe it would have been better to title this book as Part 1, Twelve Days as Part 2, etc,... It just seems it would have been little easier to swallow.


    What was most disappointing about Alex Berenson’s story?

    Have you ever watched a "to be continued" TV show? If so you understand the disappointment of the story.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    George Guidall is my favorite narrator.


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    Anthony E Kelly 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The series is getting tired"

    I've read every novel in the series. The framing for each gets increasingly predictable. The plot holes and deus ex machina gimmicks multiply. In this case an otherwise paranoid team, who pick up cigarette butts in order not to leave traces of DNA, leave a folder with medical records in full view. And the label in the folder? "Records"!

    Gag.

    And, any chance problems can be resolved by means other than "bang! Bang! Blood!" Enough with NRA fetish.

    Tiresome.

    Alex, read Robert McCammom to learn how to move beyond action sequences to texture.

    And hire Edoardo Ballerini your current narrator has two accents. That's it.

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    Sumner Stewartmagee 04-04-16

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    "Very good reader is that best"

    Fast paced part of a good series good story better reader loved it bring on another

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    Joan Tweedie 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Needs a good ending"

    I think the book is good, but the ending is very weak. Not the usual caliber.

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    Meg E Dobson United States 03-17-16
    Meg E Dobson United States 03-17-16 Member Since 2014

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    "least satisfying ending, but I'll hang in there"

    love series beginning w/ book 2. will see if next gets more satisfying. ending is incomplete like a YA book cut into 3rd or half.

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    Derrick D Bates 03-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best John Wells book yet"

    Can't really understand the negative reviews on this John Wells installment. It was like a mix of James Bond and Jack Bauer. I usually only listen to audio books on my commute, but I was so into this book , I was listening at home as well. Great listen.

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