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The Tehran Initiative | [Joel C. Rosenberg]

The Tehran Initiative

The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.
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Publisher's Summary

The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel. The White House fears Jerusalem will strike first, launching a massive preemptive attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities that could cause the entire Middle East to go up in flames, oil prices to skyrocket, and the global economy to collapse. With the stakes high and few viable options left, the president of the United States orders CIA operative David Shirazi and his team to track down and sabotage Iran’s nuclear warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike. But will they be too late?

©2011 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    dr Frank Coraopolis, PA, United States 11-13-13
    dr Frank Coraopolis, PA, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2011

    Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.

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    "Excellent presentation and storyline"

    I enjoyed the book immensely and would give it 5 stars overall except there were a few times that it seemed to drag on too long. This is the first book I read/listened to by Rosenberg and it was an unexpected delight.

    I enjoy reading a good spy novel to beak up the many business type books that I read and it is refreshing to listen to a book that isn't filled with sex and cussing every other sentence. There is a few plays on romance but isn't life filled with it? However, it isn't sex filled nor innuendos.

    As others stated, it is filled with religious discussion but so is the middle east. Therefore, I believe it is very appropriate in a book dealing with the constant conflict taking place in the middle east.

    I recommend this book and unlike many other 'spy' novels would not hesitate to give this to a younger reader.

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    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 10-06-13
    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 10-06-13 Member Since 2013

    Truth and Love should always be found together and when I read I look for that.

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    ""I was on the edge of my seat!""
    Would you listen to The Tehran Initiative again? Why?

    Yes, this is extremely intense and moves quickly. The language and structure of the story is what makes this a re-read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tehran Initiative?

    There were several occasions where you thought David (the main character) was compromised and walking through those moments with him, you really feel the fear and the desire for him to live as well as the wonder of how he will survive.


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

    Christopher Lane does a fantastic job with the emotion, he is extremely believable. When David is being water boarded you just want the pain he experiencing to stop. You never could have felt that without the content that Christopher Lane brings out through his performance.


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

    The fate of the world is in David's hands and nothing will be the same!


    Any additional comments?

    This was even better than the first book. I loved it!

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    PATRICE E CHRISTIE 04-19-13
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    "spellbinding"
    Would you listen to The Tehran Initiative again? Why?

    absolutely


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    all- he does dozens of voices and accents!


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

    It is part of a trilogy the entire series is a "white knuckle " thriller


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    Thomas 03-22-13
    Thomas 03-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The rest of book one"

    This was very good. I had a hard time turning it off and several times found myself sitting in the driveway for a few extra minutes. The non stop, fast pace Keeps you engaged. After the disappointing end of the first book, more like ending a chapter then a novel, this edition carried the plot and did not disappoint.

    Read book one first!!

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    David L. Wilson 09-25-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I like Rosenberg. Solid and clean."
    Where does The Tehran Initiative rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one is one of the best I've listened to.


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

    Yes. It could be today's news.


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    Alan 09-21-12
    Alan 09-21-12

    Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.

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    "Great Book"

    This one is a good one for sure.
    Completely enjoyed it and bought the first one the 12th imam wish I'd had seen it first but well worth it.
    Clean no foul language which was a very nice change I get tired of the language in some.
    Recommend it completely story is great and timely, the characters are well developed and easy to understand.
    Sure winner.

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    J Tyler, TX, United States 08-08-12
    J Tyler, TX, United States 08-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting read considering the current events!!"
    Would you listen to The Tehran Initiative again? Why?

    I might. I don't re-read a lot of books, so it's nothing personal. ;)


    What did you like best about this story?

    Exciting. Very similar to current events. Makes you think.


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

    He's very good at changing characters. I'm impressed with his ability to sound "Jewish" (can I say that?). And then can he change into a Persian anti-Christ.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read several of Rosenberg's books (both fiction and non-fiction). I believe he has a handle on current events with the perspective of a prophet.

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    Mickey B. Wisehart 08-06-12
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    "Continued cliff hanger"
    What did you love best about The Tehran Initiative?

    The realistic parallel to actual prophecy


    What did you like best about this story?

    The connection with Rosenberg's other writings and the background the author had to investigate, in order to do this book.


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

    Yes and it is high quality


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

    The danger to Israel


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the final book in this trilogy were out.

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    Alan Rither 07-31-12
    Alan Rither 07-31-12
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    "Exciting - Inspiring - Like today's news"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely - by developing the characters so what happened to them mattered and then setting their action in scenes that might have been taken from the nightly news as it was being read. Fast paced action.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    The lead character, David.


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

    Of course, but other thing like eating and sleeping kept getting in the way. Did I mention work too?


    Any additional comments?

    Superb narration. This was my first book read by Christopher Lane, and he was able to provide a realistic palate of voices and accents that all sounded genuine and appropriate to the characters.

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    Lordnzo CAMPBELL HALL, NY, United States 07-30-12
    Lordnzo CAMPBELL HALL, NY, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Too much JESUS!"
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    Great story but too much time was spent quoting the bible which detracted from the plot.

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