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The Ghost War | [Alex Berenson]

The Ghost War

CIA agent John Wells returns, in a novel that reaches beyond today's headlines to foretell dangers yet to come, from the author of The Faithful Spy.
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Publisher's Summary

CIA agent John Wells returns, in a novel that reaches beyond today's headlines to foretell dangers yet to come, from the author of The Faithful Spy.

©2008 Alex Berenson; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Timothy Spokony 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ghost War to be better than the print version?

    I read the first Berenson in the John Wells series and it was a great read. As always though Guidall is the best and really brings alive the characters. Have to say whenever Guidall is Narrating its always worth the listen!!


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier 06-15-12
    Xavier 06-15-12 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "The plot keeps you entertained throughout."

    As always, George Guidall, is my favorite narrator. Berenson was smart to switch to him as narrator of his John Wells series, since to me, George Guidall, as narrator, is the heart and soul of the success of the George Guidall's Mitch Rapp series by the author Vince Flynn. This is my 2ND in the John Wells series and I will likely "read" the 3RD. Alex Berenson is an excellent writer of the espionage novel. However, I compare all espionage writers to Vince Flynn, who is my favorite. Berenson's protagonist and hero, John Wells is as capable a counter-terrorist as the Vince Flynn's, Mitch Rapp, protagonist and hero. The difference is that Vince Flynn's, Mitch Rapp, character does not suffer the nightmare's or pains of conscious over killing terrorist as does Alex Berenson's character, John Wells. I tire of John Wells nightmares and moments of guilt laden remorse over all the dead he has racked up. Mitch Rapp sleeps soundly at night with no nightmares because he subconsciously knows he has saved so many innocent civilian lives in exchange for the terrorist he has killed. I prefer the Mitch Rapp character. If I find the John Wells character, in book 3 of this series by Berensen, continues to have pains of guilty conscious over killing, albeit, to save innocent lives, I may stop reading the remainder of the John Wells series. I must credit Alex Berensen for writing a fast paced, action packed and entertaining plot. But I just don't like the guilt trip angle he burdens upon the hero....skip the psycho babble mumble jumble. Let me enjoy the illusion that "Lancelot" believes in " The Impossible Dream" without clanging on his armor every night looking to the stars and screaming "Why....Why....Why...!!!"

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew McLelland Lookout Mountain, TN 06-11-12
    Matthew McLelland Lookout Mountain, TN 06-11-12 Member Since 2010

    As an active / outdoor guy, I love listening to audiobooks while trail running, hiking, etc.

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    "One of Berenson's best"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ghost War the most enjoyable?

    Half of the experience is the story - and the other half is the supurb performance by George Guidall


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes and no. Yes - great story. No - I listen to all audiobooks while commuting to work - if I pull into the parking lot at the high point of a chapter, I just save it till next time. Not the book's fault.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely the best audiobook performer I've ever listened to. His ability to play so many different characters, accents, languages, genders - is amazing. I love his voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not exactly


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, you'll like this book. Some reviews were critical of this book - I have no idea why - it's one of his better ones (I've listened to them out-of-order). If you're politically conservative, you'll love this series. If you're a moderate to far left liberal, you probably hate it. In these books, unlike real life, terrorists aren't treated with velvet gloves.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 04-09-10
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 04-09-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Engaging"

    This is one of those books you listen too that is a real "page turner" thrilling till the end. It does leave you wanted to down load the sequel book to see what happens to our characters. Enjoy

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Dame Scottsdale, Az 03-21-11
    Jeffrey Dame Scottsdale, Az 03-21-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Average pot boiler"

    Skip this one, but do check out Faithful Spy, which is excellent. Pointless and not believable, even for this genre.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Corey brooklyn, NY, United States 05-19-10
    Corey brooklyn, NY, United States 05-19-10 Member Since 2009

    Hi, I'm Corey I'm a student at NYU studying international relations. If you ever wanna talk about books facebook me Gunslingermoore@gmail

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    "a must read"

    This really was an awesome read plenty of action and twists and turns.Do yourself a favor and get this book.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Curt S. Hayes 08-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "find the story a bit all over the place."

    Hoped it was the next Mitch Rapp, but so isn't. Struggled to keep listening. had to rewind a thousand times as I'd get bored and lose interest. First two books go on multiple tangents.

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    rj 08-09-15
    rj 08-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT OVERALL"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ghost War to be better than the print version?

    I'm a huge fan of audio books and have been a member her for years.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was riveting and held my attention


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr. Guidall is always great. I have listened to him on many occasions and have never been disappointed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not big on the guilt factor of John Wells. He needs to be a little harder then portrayed in this book. Deep thinker I know but he is doing a lot of good and the phycological battles don't excite me.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, highly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Nicholson 06-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding!"

    Never a dull moment...excellent descriptions of operators and their thoughts in military & intelligence theaters of operations.

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    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 05-25-15
    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 05-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I'd listen to George Guidall recite the tax code"

    Enjoyed the first book but once I saw George Guidall was narrating the rest in the John Wells series I quickly ordered it. Nothing against the narrator in the first book but Guidall really adds a new dimension of pleasure in listening to The Ghost War. The story was great, sort of reminds me of the Mitch Rapp series which is my all-time espionage/thriller series. Looking forward to continuing the series and seeing how the characters evolve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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