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The Tehran Initiative Audiobook

The Tehran Initiative

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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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    Nancy 03-07-12
    Nancy 03-07-12
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    "UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

    Have read Mr. Rosenberg before and enjoyed his books, but this was more than anticipated. I did not expect or enjoy 13 hours of proselytizing. Mr. Lane was excellent.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joel C. Rosenberg again?

    probably not


    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl Juergensen 11-11-11 Member Since 2008
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    We listened to this book on our latest road trip and we wanted it to keep going. Can't wait for the next one!

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    john Whittier, CA, United States 03-05-13
    john Whittier, CA, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Anti Muslim propaganda"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Right Wing Christians


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joel C. Rosenberg again?

    no


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    The book was well read, I enjoyed his performance.


    Any additional comments?

    I kept expecting the heavy handed, endlessly repeated Christian message to make some sense and work into the plot in some way but it did not. It was just proselytizing, and so pointless.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    dnolin Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada 02-28-12
    dnolin Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada 02-28-12
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    "should be categorized as " Religious"."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A CIA agent on a covert mission discovers Jesus ,weeps and quotes the Bible.Its Jesus against the evil Muslims.The plot is sanctamonious Medievil Christian hypocracy.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not Rosenberg.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Didn't finish the book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Good narrator.


    22 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 02-27-13
    Mike 02-27-13

    Billing address in Texas. Home in southern Mexico for last 20 years. Mostly use Audible on my Garmin Street pilot GPS in my car while driving but also have the books in two of my phones. Also read and have both Kobo and Kindle in two phones with different books.

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    "Pure Christian Evangelism with no warning."
    What disappointed you about The Tehran Initiative?

    Such a large part of the book consisted of different people "witnessing" and their introspective monologues about religion. If I wanted that I would have purchased the bible.
    It should be categorized as "Religious Material". I grew up in a very religious protestant environment but we were taught not to be too showy.

    Very disappointing.

    Thinly, very thinly veiled Barack Obama character in President Jackson. Islamic apologist and empowerer.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Cold Cold Ground


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

    No.


    What character would you cut from The Tehran Initiative?

    Marseille


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting story line at this point in the world. A subject on most peoples mind.

    Well narrated.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    M. R. Peterson 12-04-12
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    "Worst Audiobook Ever"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

    I'm sorry -- I thought this book was awful. The storyline was weak and unbelievable. I thought the narration was good but it was more about Muslims converting to Christianity than a realistic drama about a confrontation between the US and Iran.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Tucker, GA, United States 08-27-12
    Amazon Customer Tucker, GA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I had no idea this was Christian propaganda"
    What disappointed you about The Tehran Initiative?

    concept was interesting, technical aspects seemed true, delivery was fine. the Christian content in a military thriller was out of place and self serving. the idea that the chief architect of Iran's nuclear program would find christ and defect was weird. Had I known, I would not have purchased. If I want fairy tales, I will look for them


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not one of these


    What character would you cut from The Tehran Initiative?

    the christian god and delusional followers. they were as stupid as the moslem god and his followers.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jada Robitaille 08-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not a spy thriller. This is an Islamophobic rant."
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

    If you loved the Left Behind series, this is for you. Otherwise look elsewhere.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joel C. Rosenberg again?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    If your world spins "Christians good, Moslems bad" this is up your alley. But it is a dark alley indeed.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Patt 08-20-12
    Patt 08-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A Neocon Screed"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

    no


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

    predictability


    Any additional comments?

    If you like right wing ramblings and neocon paranoia dig right in. If objective factual reality is your preference, find something else.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-12-12
    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-12-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Couldn't finish it"

    Even though I have previously listened to (and enjoyed) Rosenberg's work, and even though I am an evangelical (and therefore would likely be the target market for the book), I too was disappointed that this was Christian fiction after not having been billed as such. If I wanted to hear prayer and scripture references, I would have bought books on the subjects (as I often do). But that's not what I thought I was getting. I gave this one several chances, and it just couldn't hook me...while at the same time pushing the Christian angle very hard. This felt like Christian fiction written with a Hal Lindsey mindset. Just not something I was interested in. Disappointed.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful

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