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The Tehran Initiative Audiobook
The Tehran Initiative
Written by: 
Joel C. Rosenberg
Narrated by: 
Christopher Lane
The Tehran Initiative Audiobook

The Tehran Initiative

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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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    Susan Austin, TX, United States 10-21-11
    Susan Austin, TX, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2015

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    "Rosenberg does it again - couldn't put it down!"

    I've listened to all of Rosenberg's political fiction and have enjoyed every book. If you haven't listened toThe Twelfth Imam, I recommend that you get it first as this one is a sequel, continuing the adventures of CIA asset David Shirazi. Shirazi, born in the US to Iranian parents who fled the revolution, infliltrates Iran at the highest levels and uncovers a terrible plot which he works hard to subvert. The Twelfth Imam, or Madi (sp.) has formed a caliphate consisting of most middle eastern countries. While posing as a religious figure, it's obvious he has nothing but evil on his mind, including the destruction of Israel and western society. This book, like other Rosenberg thrillers will hold your attention and make it difficult to get any sleep as you won't want to stop listening....The narrator was very good, using different accents and handling male and female voices equally well. Get it now!

    46 of 53 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 02-21-15
    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 02-21-15 Member Since 2013

    Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.

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    "Worth a credit - educational, suspense and compell"
    If you could sum up The Tehran Initiative in three words, what would they be?

    Joel Rosenberg skillfully weaves the feelings, complexities and insights of Christianity and Muslims into an exciting, cutting-edge political thriller. The characters are believable and the story has a interesting underlying love story. I recommend this book if you want to learn a bit more about the Middle East and what "could" be going on.


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

    Yes, it was energizing.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    Well narrated, he added depth to the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. Guy Muse Guayaquil Ecuador 07-21-13
    J. Guy Muse Guayaquil Ecuador 07-21-13 Listener Since 2008

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    "This book should come with a warning"

    Since I was not warned before I started reading I will do you the favor now...

    WARNING: Do not begin reading if you have other things needing attention. Once started, it will be impossible to put down until the final page is read.

    This is the third book in the series. I put off reading for a while thinking it couldn't possibly be as good as the previous two, but it wraps up all the loose ends from the previous books and does so in an exciting and believable way.

    The author has a very good inside understanding of what is going on in the Middle East, and how Biblical prophecy is playing out in today's world. The scenarios depicted in the book could well be the way things end up. It is exciting but frightening at the same time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    gene brooklyn, NY, United States 11-08-11
    gene brooklyn, NY, United States 11-08-11 Member Since 2010
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    "suspenseful"

    excellent story line and performance is top notch. had me on edge for most of book.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Canfield, ON, Canada 02-02-12
    Laurie Canfield, ON, Canada 02-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Good Overall but...."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would but with a warning. It got a bit too deep into religious discussion for my liking. I understand explaining the thoughts behind the various Middle Eastern religions because there are many things I may not have known, but the preaching about the Christian faith was too much preaching to the choir.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    I always listen before I buy because I have to like the person reading. He handled all of the various accents well and made the book more pleasurable in my opinion.


    Did The Tehran Initiative inspire you to do anything?

    No but it did bring back memories of being in the private, religious school of my youth.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a very interesting study of the mindset of the regions portrayed and the thought process before various actions. It was a thought provoking book but as mentioned before, too much religion for my liking. I did like the way it ended - it wasn't a pat, expected way to end.

    19 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Martinez, CA, United States 10-26-11
    Charles Martinez, CA, United States 10-26-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Great listen!"

    I've really enjoyed this listen. The performance is top notch! Yes, I was concerned when the quotes from various scriptures started showing up, but I found the author using them to broaden my understanding of some of the characters and their motivations. Whether I like it or not, this is real life, and it is unusual to capture this spiritual essense of characters in a novel.

    The reader puts this book over the top. Not only does he attempt various international accents, but his characters's tone and inflection are almost always spot on.

    Christian fiction? Way to good a story for that box.

    This was my first "political suspense" listen, and I'll be looking for more, especially with this reader!

    21 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    KEITH Canyon Country, CA, United States 08-04-12
    KEITH Canyon Country, CA, United States 08-04-12 Member Since 2010

    I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.

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    "a Christian book with an agenda"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

    No, I wish the reviews would have mentioned that the author was a strong christian with their agenda


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Didn't get that far


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Lane’s performances?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Tehran Initiative?

    The relationship with the girlfriend and the blatant religious agenda


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Bolton, MA, United States 08-01-12
    Patti Bolton, MA, United States 08-01-12 Member Since 2014

    i buy at least one hundred books a year. of all types. just want a good story with a good reader. not so complicated.

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    What would have made The Tehran Initiative better?

    It was fine in the beginning but the more Christian proselytizing the worse it was. Wish it was in another category so that I didn't waste my credit.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Do not know. But I do know that I will not look at the number of stars. I WILL read the reviews. I would have been tipped off and saved the time and money.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-25-11
    Stephanie Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-25-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Interesting Plot but way to much Jesus!"
    What did you like best about The Tehran Initiative? What did you like least?

    Interesting plot with present day parallels but too much Jesus in it.


    Would you recommend The Tehran Initiative to your friends? Why or why not?

    If they are a religious Christian, definitely, otherwise too preachy


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    Good Narration and accents


    Could you see The Tehran Initiative being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes


    19 of 27 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 13 people found this review helpful

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