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The Last Patriot | [Brad Thor]

The Last Patriot

September 1789: U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind....
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Publisher's Summary

In Brad Thor's highest-voltage thriller to date, Scot Harvath must race to locate an ancient secret that has the power to stop militant Islam dead in its tracks.

June, A.D. 632: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the Prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated.

September 1789: U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam.

Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian café, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind.

Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to an amazing and perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all without firing another shot, dropping another bomb, or launching another covert action. But there are powerful men who are determined that Mohammed's mysterious final revelation continue to remain hidden forever.

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum", Brad Thor takes listeners across the globe on a heart-pounding chase in which the stakes are higher than they have ever been.

©2008 Brad Thor (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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    Philip Douglassville, PA 01-25-12
    Philip Douglassville, PA 01-25-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A Hit (in more ways than one)"
    Where does The Last Patriot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is possibly one of the really good books that I have listened to in the past year.


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

    Deep plot but not too difficult too keep up with and filled with twists and turns to keep you interested.


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

    George Guidall is so versatile. He is great in every part. I might buy a book just because he was narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was but I never sit and listen to any book. I have them in the car and I never lose my place. In fact, I can't wait to get in the car so I can begin listening again.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my kind of story with my kind of performance by my kind of performer!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-27-11
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-27-11 Member Since 2010

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

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    "Plot had some up's and down's"

    I'm a big fan of George Guidall. When I saw he was narrating this novel I decided to buy the book. Brad Thor could have improved his plot by spending more time in certain areas. For example, he does a great job setting up his theme of drawing a connection between T. Jefferson and Mohammed. His theme of disarming Islam extremists is unique and interesting. But then he disappoints by having the hero, S. Horvath, seem to be a rank amateur at thwarting a assassin who is hot on his trail by not showing a clue about personal security. Scott is continuously easily found by the assassin as if Scott has painted a bulls-eye on his back. Completely implausible. I loved all the in depth description of modern military gear. Scott, however, is a babe in the wood when it comes to security because it seems like a 15 year old with a personal computer and access to the internet could track him down, walk in on him, with no alarms sounded, and attack him and other top FBI, CIA, and Secret Service agents at will. Also the ending was weak, IMHO, and a lazy set-up to pre-sell his next book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Abel 01-30-12
    Gary Abel 01-30-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent Listen"
    Would you listen to The Last Patriot again? Why?

    Probably not, because I am 75 years old and have too many more books to listen to, Brad Thor is on top of my list.


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

    Yes


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    George is one of my favorite narrators, along with .Dick Hill Their voice accents make you be that there is someone else narrating. but you know it is them. ,


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Cant do that not enough time but would like to.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ernest grovetown, GA, United States 01-25-12
    Ernest grovetown, GA, United States 01-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "very enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Patriot to be better than the print version?

    much better than print do to narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    spy action


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

    yes, he is always a good narrator


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    last patriot


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 06-19-14
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 06-19-14
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    "And the ending made me ask, "And, and, and?""

    I'm a Brad Thor fan but George Guidall just made the book better. The ending leaves me expecting part II. Harvath should know he'll never retire but now that there is a love interest I hope they go on as a team rather than leaving Harvath a loner. That would naturally push his intensity up notch after notch! And that could be more good reading.

    Good listen for me..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnn annapolis, MD, United States 05-23-12
    JoAnn annapolis, MD, United States 05-23-12
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    "Love Scott"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Patriot to be better than the print version?

    I like to hear the book being read to me.
    If I could see it and it is read to me I love it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scott and the little man


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like all of it


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

    Made me what more books


    Any additional comments?

    Keep the books coming

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phil 01-23-12
    Phil 01-23-12
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    "Only OK - nteresting concept but not very engaging"
    What would have made The Last Patriot better?

    I would like more plot twists, some additional characters with interesting qualities. There is action in this book, but for some reason, I didn't find it as engaging as other books of this genre. The opening of the book seems inconsequential as it relates to much of the story and that was too bad.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    unsure


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I love listening to George and it was his narration that brought me to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Vince Flynn's books and they seem to have a bit more action and the characters are more flawed, which brings a dynamic quality to the story telling; but not in all cases.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leona 11-26-14
    Leona 11-26-14 Member Since 2013

    Workaholic who makes time for great books.

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    "Part Davicinci code, and part spy thriller!"
    Where does The Last Patriot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Brad Thor has not written a book I didn't like yet. Great story, great plot, and character development.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George does many different authors in this genre including Daniel Silva. I enjoy them enormously, and have a hard time when he doesn't read the next book in a series I am used to hearing him in.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. I usually listen in the car or early in the morning, but I wanted to listen to this book straight through. I hate being a grown and having to work!!!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LB 08-22-14
    LB 08-22-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    What disappointed you about The Last Patriot?

    The story was really slow for my taste and kind of boring. i was only able to finish because i was listening while doing errands around the house


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 02-22-14
    Michael 02-22-14
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    "So far the weakest of the Harvath series"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story was entertaining enough.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I was intrigued by the historical aspects of the story but ultimately felt let down a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    I have gone through all the Scot Harvath series in order to this point. This one I felt was a much weaker plot and story. I felt like it was going to lead somewhere else and it didn't. Not a lot of action or really any plot twists. Kept getting the thought of the movie National Treasure but with Scot Harvath.

    Not a bad listen by any means but not up to par with the others to this point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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