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The Night Ranger: A John Wells Novel, Book 7 | [Alex Berenson]

The Night Ranger: A John Wells Novel, Book 7

Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But after twelve weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. They get more than they bargained for. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favor, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field.
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Publisher's Summary

John Wells enters new territory, as he goes underground in East Africa to track four kidnapped Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them, in the tough, thoughtful, electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But after twelve weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure.

They get more than they bargained for. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favor, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.

The clock is ticking. The White House is edging closer to an invasion of Somalia. Wells has a unique ability to go undercover, and to make things happen, but if he can’t find the hostages soon, they’ll be dead - and the U.S. may be in a war it never should have begun.

©2013 Alex Berenson (P)2013 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Christopher United States 07-16-13
    Christopher United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not as good as others in this series"
    Would you try another book from Alex Berenson and/or George Guidall?

    I have listened to every book in this series and many more read by Mr. Guidall. I will try the next book from Mr. Berenson, though I wonder if John Wells is used up? I will definitely continue to listen to books read by Mr. Guidall, he is an exceptional talent and easy to listen to. Also, he makes very few mistakes in pronunciation or otherwise (I find these very distracting).


    Has The Night Ranger turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This story dragged along and lacked the importance of the previous books in this series. While before Wells was saving the world or at least major American cities from annihilation, now he is just trying to find a couple of punk kids sight-seeing in East Africa. I'm not speaking to Mr. Berenson's knowledge or reporting on the political or refugee situation in East Africa (I assumed that what was being portrayed was accurate) it just seemed unimportant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Deepee Florida 05-28-13
    Jay Deepee Florida 05-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "John Wells Doing What He Does Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this book. It takes you on a journey into a land John Wells is not familiar with, but what he IS familiar with is human nature. Wells does things his own way and highly effective. In this kidnapping for ransom caper, figuring out where the bad guys went seems a monumental task, but we quickly see there are methods and then there are John Wells methods.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lloyd mollymook, Australia 03-20-13
    lloyd mollymook, Australia 03-20-13
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    "ALONZO"

    I HAVE NOW PURCHASED THREE ALEX BERENSON BOOKS, SHADOW PATROL, THE FAITHFUL SPY AND THE NIGHT RANGER. I HAVE BEEN VARIOUSLY IMPRESSED, ENTERTAINED BY THE FORMER TWO. HOWEVER THE NIGHT RANGER WAS DISAPOINTING IN THE EXTREME; THE PLOT RAMBLED, THE CHARACTERS WERE WEEK, IN ALL, VERY SHALLOW INDEED.

    AS FAR AS THE PLOT IS CONCERNED, THE READER HAD TO KEEP UP WITH VARIOUS CHANGES OF LOCATION,CHARACTER MOOD AS WELL AS ALMOST OVERPOWERING DETAIL. CERTAINLY NOT WHAT I HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM THE AUTHOR

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 04-27-13
    Kathryn 04-27-13
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    "Good Hero & Story"
    What did you love best about The Night Ranger?

    I have listened to all of the books in this series and have enjoyed everyone. In this book as in the prevous the hero has matured and seems comfortable in his life. The story itself seems plausable and the history and background interesting. It appears this author thorougly researches the political and historic context to his stories making them both entertaining and dare I say educational?


    Any additional comments?

    The whole series is worth a listen, but start with the first book in the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Macomb, MI, United States 02-24-13
    Amazon Customer Macomb, MI, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great CiA John Wells Action Story"
    If you could sum up The Night Ranger in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting African Story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Night Ranger?

    Action near the end was very satisfying.


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

    Awesome performance by George Guidall. It's really like a movie in your head, when he narrates.


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

    This story was exiting, educational, and never boring.


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome listen!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Columbia, MO, USA 02-19-13
    Beth Columbia, MO, USA 02-19-13 Member Since 2004
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    "LOVED IT!!"

    Fast paced, lots of action- excellent story!!! I didn't want it to end!! I look forward to the next John Wells adventure!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E Bowie, MD, United States 10-12-13
    E Bowie, MD, United States 10-12-13

    Crazy about books. Romance and military suspense junkie. Reviewing books is just plain old fun.

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    "John Wells At His Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if I knew that my friend was either a fan of military/suspense or open to reading different genres. This was just a great book overall; very well written. There was some human interest there with the young aid workers and a few scenes with John Wells that were a bit surprising. It was also pretty cool to see Wells operating out of his comfort zone, on different continent in very different setting.

    And I guess that's a part of what makes men like John Wells so fun to read, they don't let the fear of the unknown hinder them. They are trained to operate on their own, trust their instincts, and react quickly to some really sticky situations that the average man would need a couple of days to figure out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Night Ranger?

    The first time Wells comes face to face with the hyenas in the hut where the four aid workers had been held. I've heard about how vicious hyenas are, but something about that scene really gave me a different perspective. It was pretty gruesome.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Things started to look really bleak after Wells has been in Africa a couple of days and, at one point, he began to feel a bit hopeless and decided to call some folk back home. He called his son and his son unexpectedly threw him a lifeline in the form hope. Hope that he was wanted to open the lines of communication between he and his father and possibly start rebuilding their relationship. I remember smiling and feeling a burst of happiness. Wells had been wanting that for so long. Now I'm looking forward to seeing how the relationship between father and son is repaired in the coming books.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series to read. John Wells is a complex, yet simple man. And this was my favorite book in the series.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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