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The Savannah Project: Jake Pendleton Series, Book 1 | [Chuck Barrett]

The Savannah Project: Jake Pendleton Series, Book 1

Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick's Day celebration. The accident, which at first appears to be quite run-of-the-mill, turns out to be anything but. Since Jake is not willing to pretend there are no suspicious circumstances and more than the usual share of rather unlikely "coincidences," he sets off a veritable avalanche of secrets, violence and treachery.
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Publisher's Summary

The truth can be a dangerous thing.

Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick's Day celebration. The accident, which at first appears to be quite run-of-the-mill, turns out to be anything but. Since Jake is not willing to pretend there are no suspicious circumstances and more than the usual share of rather unlikely "coincidences," he sets off a veritable avalanche of secrets, violence and treachery. Aided by an unlikely partner, Gregg Kaplan, the air traffic controller who was the last person in contact with the airplane that crashed, Jake sets out to untangle the webs of deceit and to find a vicious killer. Nothing is as it seems, nobody is who you thought them to be. Nothing is sacred. Nobody is safe.

©2010 Chuck Barrett (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Andrew Pollack Cumberland, Maine USA 05-25-14
    Andrew Pollack Cumberland, Maine USA 05-25-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Even Scott Brick couldn't save a story arc"

    It's not so much a bad story, as just badly told. Scott Brick does a fairly good job narrating it, but you can tell that even he has a really hard time figuring out where to build tension. The story reaches a sort of ending then stretches on into a different story. It's like the author had a few different story ideas and sort of munged them together. The level of coincidental path crossing is almost silly. I've never gotten this far through a book and abandoned it with just an hour or two left to go, but I found I just don't care about anyone or anything in it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 02-17-15
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 02-17-15 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Gigglingly Awful!"

    You might not believe it but scores of folks in Savannah ire maniacal IRA killers. I know it's Savahanna because Chuck Barrett's read a tourist map of the place... One of those that lists a couple of sentences about every... And I mean EVERY... Historical marker within three blocks of River Street. And for no reason at all, insists upon reading them back at us during pointless chases.

    Both he a nd Scott Brick have the magical ability to turn this explosively baaaaad eleven hour plot into a seemingly sixty hour experience even when you crank up your iPod to 2X. Oh, and just when it should end, Barrett sends his rag-tag cast off to Ireland. That's when I left to return this mess to Audible.

    Savannah should sue.

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    Susan 06-11-14
    Susan 06-11-14
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    It's nowhere near the worst mystery to which I've listened. The plot line gets unnecessarily convoluted. It's much like "Mad Magazine's" Spy vs. Spy. Scott Brick made the listen tolerable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Pacifica, CA, United States 03-06-14
    Cynthia Pacifica, CA, United States 03-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

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    I will say this again. The First six minutes of the book tells you about a part that is 2/3 of the way through the book. It was very distracting to me to know that part was coming up. I enjoy the book but it would of been better not knowing where it was all going.. I will skip the pro-log on book 2.

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    Jann 03-28-15
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    I don't cars for books where you don't know what happened to a main character until you read the next book in a series.

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    Jennifer 02-07-15
    Jennifer 02-07-15
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    The start was a little hard to get into as the narrator started off very monotone. This improves quickly and the story is excellent

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    Ellen N. Moscoe Vancouver, WA United States 02-03-15
    Ellen N. Moscoe Vancouver, WA United States 02-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    The plot is interesting. The villains are ruthless and despicable. However. our heroes lack depth and dimension. The result is a good rather than great book.

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    Brian christy 02-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Worthwhile listen."

    A unique story. A little difficult to follow in the beginning, but the author pulls it together early enough in the book to make it through. I enjoyed it.

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    G. Spelucin CT 02-11-15
    G. Spelucin CT 02-11-15 Member Since 2014

    Healthy-guy

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed this book well after the halfway point. Story was very slow getting off the ground.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Chuck Barrett? Why or why not?

    I am considering another book by Chuck Barrett.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Jake...


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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