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The Protector | [David Morrell]

The Protector

Cavanaugh, a former member of Delta Force, is hired by a brilliant scientist named Prescott who needs protection from a drug lord seeking the highly addictive drug he has invented. At least that is what Cavanaugh is led to believe. After Cavanaugh trains the scientist in escape and evasion, the unthinkable occurs: Cavanaugh's team is viciously attacked and entirely wiped out - and Prescott seems to be in collusion with the attackers.
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Publisher's Summary

Cavanaugh, a former member of Delta Force who now works as a protector for those rich enough to afford him and his team, is hired by a brilliant scientist named Prescott who needs protection from a powerful drug lord seeking the highly addictive drug he has invented. At least that is what Cavanaugh is led to believe. After Cavanaugh trains the scientist in escape and evasion, the unthinkable occurs: Cavanaugh's team is viciously attacked and entirely wiped out - and Prescott seems to be in collusion with the attackers. Now Cavanaugh must fight against his own tactics and anticipate his enemy's every move while suffering the consequences of the real secret Prescott is hiding: a unique weapon that induces fear.

©2003 David Morell; (P)2003 Fantastic Audio

What the Critics Say

"[The Protector]... takes its place alongside the most innovative thrillers ever written." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Barbara A. Russell Sedona, AZ United States 07-17-03
    Barbara A. Russell Sedona, AZ United States 07-17-03 Member Since 2002

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    "Excellent story, not a dull moment."

    I really liked this book. It has all the ingredients, story, plot, great ending and non stop suspense and action all the way through.
    I particularly liked the writing style of conveying a great deal of interesting information woven into the narrative and dialogue.
    The narrator was wonderful also.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Manley 09-16-03 Member Since 2002
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    "The Protector"

    The story was well set. The agency used to protect the wealthy and famous was entirely believable. The fact that this elite service hired only the best from the various government services was also quite believable.
    I enjoyed the way the author provided background information about the actions of the principle character without boring you with unnecessary lines of trivia.
    All in all an exciting story. I'm now looking for a sequel.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Schmidt Pennsylvania 09-25-03
    Sandra Schmidt Pennsylvania 09-25-03 Listener Since 2003

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    "The Protector"

    This was an excellent book!! It's one of those books that you can't stop listening to. It amazing how much information can be so well put together; to remain suspenseful, yet informative at the same time. I look forward to reading more of David Morrell's books!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alice Enfield, CT, USA 10-11-03
    Alice Enfield, CT, USA 10-11-03
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    "I missed my exit"

    I thought this was an excellent book. It had me so engrossed that I actually missed my exit on the highway by 2 exits one day. The action was non-stop, the detail was good without being boring. The background of the charachters was interestingly woven in to the story as was the detail of the weapons. Never did I find myself waiting for something else to happen. I did however wish the ride home was longer some days. I highly recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-21-05
    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-21-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Pretty good"

    Good narration, decent story. Some folks really rave about Morrell but I think he's just an average storyteller. I am, however, impressed with his knowledge of weapons and tactics. He does his homework. This audiobook has a lot of action scenes and the reader pulls them off well. Three stars. Beats FM radio anyday. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Seattle, WA, USA 01-26-04
    Bob Seattle, WA, USA 01-26-04
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    "An 11 Hour Chase-Scene"

    If you enjoyed the movie "Die-Hard" and want more of the same, this is the book for you. Other reviewers here have noted that this book would make a good movie, and they are probably right. If you are looking for a well-writen book with an intricate plot or interesting characters, however... you should just click on by.

    It's evident that the author knows how to write well. If not, there would be no other way to stretch this into an eleven hour chase scene. The truth is, you could probably skip over full hours of this book and pick up just about where you left off... chasing somebody or being chased.

    I cannot say that this is the worst book that I've ever listened to, but I'm not convinced that it's the book that made me listen. In fact, the narrator Stephan Rudnicki might be the only reason that I made it through the entire book. Like he's proven in his other narrations (Ender's Game, for example), he's able to walk the fine line between acting and narrating without becoming too dramatic or distracting.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 11-20-11
    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 11-20-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible Techical Control of Recording"

    The narrator's voice was so deep during most of the recording it make James Earl Jones voice sound like a tenor. Very poor control of the technical production of the recording. The story was average.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri Clinton, CT, United States 09-27-11
    Sherri Clinton, CT, United States 09-27-11 Member Since 2011
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    "The Master at work!"

    Morrell does it again.I'm never disappointed by Morrel's books and the reader was very good as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    W. Reid 01-13-04
    W. Reid 01-13-04
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    "Highly recommended thriller"

    I REALLY like this audiobook! Not only is the story tightly-written and full of plot twists and turns galore, but the narration is excellent. The narrator does sound effects (such as the plop-plop of crutches hitting the floor) believably, and handles different characters with different voices masterfully. This is one audiobook that I'm going to listen to a second time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Acampo, CA, United States 11-05-03
    David Acampo, CA, United States 11-05-03 Member Since 2003
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    "Touch em all!"

    Morrell circles the bases with this attention holding rollar coaster thriller. Grab on and hold tight. Never loses it's way. Recommending to all my need to be stimulated audible friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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