The Iranian effort to develop nuclear weapons was the inspiration for this tale of spies, assassination, skullduggery, military action, and political intrigue.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Devil's Disciple, and he has a plan. With 12 nuclear warheads mounted on 12 missiles, he will make Iran a martyr nation; then he will lead the world's Muslims in a holy war against Western civilization. It is up to Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini to save the world as we know it from the clutches of Islamic fascist fanatics.
As hot as today's headlines, The Disciple is Stephen Coonts at the top of his game. Spies, soldiers, scholars, fighter pilots, patriots, traitors, presidents, and ayatollahs are all here within the pages of The Disciple. Not since Cuba has Coonts written a novel as big and bold as this, a novel that catches the dreams and aspirations of a nation.
©2009 Stephen Coonts; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Another fine book from Coonts. I found this book just as entertaining as I have all the Jake and Tommy adventures. Coonts has changed his style somewhat over the years and I like it. Of course his works are fiction and he can do what ever he wants but he has toned down the oh sure factor. The Disciple has just the right amount of wait a minute this might happen in it.
The book itself is in keeping with the rest of the Jake Grafton and Michael Carmolini series. The Narrator was terrible. It was hard to get into the book. Why did you all mess with a winning combination of story line and important narrator. the Narrator took a good book and made it terrible!!!
I am soooo disappointed in the choice of Eric G. Dove to read this book. His accents are aweful. His pronunciations are worse (ie. SABO is not the pronunciation of SABOT), he reads too slow.
Dennis Boutsikaris IS Tommy Carmellini.
If Eric G. Dove is continues to read for this series, then I for one will not be buying the next installment.
Dont let the narrarator ruin your listening to a good book! I read waaay to many "critics" who go on and on about a bad narrarater, so what!
Written with the usual grafton/carmellini interplay and wisecracks, several funny scenes, the Israelis who keep stealing tanks is especially funny, the ineptness of the iranian government types, etc. this could be a fictional version of near future events, (I HOPE)
This book can only loosly be called a Tommy Carmillini novel. Unilke the 3 pervious novels with Tommy, this one Tommy only makes a few token appearences. While the story is well written and the battles interesting, I like novels that also invest in and give lots of text to the lead character. This novel did not do that. And with less Tommy time, there was less humor and what their was, wasn't delivered as well by the reader. Since Liars & Thieves, The Traitor and The Assassin did provide lots of character time I found this novel and Pirate Alley dissappointing.
I Liked The Disciple (Unabridged) by Stephen Coonts. Perhaps this isn't his best work but I loved it. It is very realistic and could potentially happen, sooner than later. Well worth the download and time. I love Stephen Coonts' books.
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A book that could be ripped from the headlines! Except, that cooler heads have prevailed over human history; in this case, the Iranians want to nuke a good part of the world in the name of Jihad. Our heroes Tommy and Jake prevent it. The reader gets the idea that muslims discriminate against women and want to create an islamic state all over the world. The book is well written -- Coonts is a former Naval Aviator and it shows. He should have had some joint duty--the Navy puts it all together, solves the problem. Jake Grafton is appointed by POTUS as on scene commander and the narrator murders some words, especially ship names. Both detract from the overall readability of a very interesting historical postulate.
I adored prior Tommy Carmellini audiobooks so gladly bought this one, thinking a different narrator wouldn't matter. Boy was I wrong! This narrator is terrible. Getting through this book was like wading through hip deep peanut butter. If you liked the earlier Tommy C books, my recommendation is to purchase this one as a regular book and read it the old fashioned way. You'll enjoy it a LOT more.
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