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The Empty Quarter Audiobook

The Empty Quarter

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Publisher's Summary

Every member of the Special Ops US Air Force pararescue jumpers, the PJs, swears by the motto "That Others May Live." A top-secret mission to save a kidnapped Saudi princess will put that oath to the ultimate test.

With a force of armed men, a former mujahideen chases across the desert of Yemen to recover his Saudi wife, kidnapped by her powerful father, a prince of the Kingdom. The kidnapping turns violent, she is badly wounded, and the PJs are dropped into the vast sere badlands to rescue the princess and a young American diplomat swept up in the plot. The mission becomes a minute-by-minute race between the pursuing husband’s band of tribal allies and the PJs rushing to the rescue, as the princess’s life seeps away.

The Empty Quarter is a pulse-quickening tour de force featuring the tactics and men of modern combat search-and-rescue and the complex politics of today’s Arabian peninsula. It’s a moving tale of desperate love and sacrifice set in the wastes of the Rub’ al Khali, the world’s largest and harshest sand desert.

©2014 David L. Robbins (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved..

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    L.L. Hall 01-27-15
    L.L. Hall 01-27-15 Listener Since 2003
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    "Took me a while to get into it."

    I started this book, then stopped before the end of the second chapter. I had a hard time connecting to the story. I read another book that, coincidentally, had some "military" stuff in it & decided to give this book another go. I'm glad I took the time to "get into it", and ended up enjoying the book. Being both a woman & non-military, I think it was initially hard for me to connect to the military "lingo", but, I looked up the things I didn't "get" & eventually it made sense & I could follow the story. I also looked up some of the Middle Eastern references to try to better understand that part of the story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-27-15
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-27-15 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Worthwhile military rescue story"

    This story is about a US Special Ops group that gets little attention: the Air Force pararescue jumpers. The setting is Yemen where a Saudi princess has been kidnapped.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Allen Anthony 12-05-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Just okay"

    Some aspects of the book are okay but most of this book is hohum. There isn't much here to get excited about, so if you see another title that looks interesting I would move on to that title.

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    David Pittston, Pa, United States 08-12-15
    David Pittston, Pa, United States 08-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read"

    Read both books on the PJ hope there more in the planning stage ! Hope they include Josh and if he joins the team. Story held my attention and I had difficulty stopping !

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    HappyHolladays Tx, USA 06-05-15
    HappyHolladays Tx, USA 06-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!!"

    This is a book that you don't want to stop listening too and when you do you keep thinking about it! It's as if you have been watching a movie. Great story. Great characters. Great writing. Great descriptions. GREAT NARRATING. I consider this author a great and much needed fine. My new favorite.

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    Trina Shelbyville, IN, United States 05-11-16
    Trina Shelbyville, IN, United States 05-11-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Couldn't Finish"

    I'm about three hours into this book, and I just can't go on. I kept thinking they would finally get to the real story and it could be good. However, three hours in, they are still setting up the characters.

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    SiliconJohn 04-06-16
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    "wish it had been more about the PJs"

    very good narration - guy had all the voices down. I would have liked the book better if it was more about the pararescuers, less about about Arab intrigues.

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    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 03-07-16
    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Better than the first one in the series"

    It is ok. Some of the details are unlikely - an Army Ranger Captain would never be allowed to become an enlisted air force man.

    Not great but not bad

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    Gary GA. USA 02-04-16
    Gary GA. USA 02-04-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Good all three way"

    Really good from the start, It's keeps your attention all the way. A very good listen

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    Amazon Customer Lewisville, TX, United States 11-22-15
    Amazon Customer Lewisville, TX, United States 11-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I liked it, good dialogue. Story bogged down just a bit in places but now t to bad."

    I liked it, good dialogue. Story bogged down just a bit in places but now t to bad.

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