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Warlord: An Alex Hawke Thriller | [Ted Bell]

Warlord: An Alex Hawke Thriller

Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved almost a year ago and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call... literally. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, desperately needs his help. The prince has discovered a not-so-subtle threat directed toward the British royal family.
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Publisher's Summary

Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved almost a year ago and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call... literally.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, desperately needs his help. The prince has discovered a not-so-subtle threat directed toward the British royal family. What’s more, the evidence reveals an ominous connection to Charles’s godfather, Lord Mountbatten - the beloved family patriarch assassinated by an ingeniously designed bomb 30 years before. A shadowy figure from the past has the British crown in his sights, and has proven once before that his warnings are not to be taken lightly. Several clues point to IRA involvement, but the authorities have little to go on and answers are scarce. This is just the call to duty Hawke needs to get back into action - if the madman doesn’t strike first.

Take another thrill ride with Alex Hawke.

©2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Bell's fine sixth thriller featuring swashbuckling British spy Alex Hawke mixes action and suspense with just the right amount of humor and old-fashioned boys-book adventure." (Publishers Weekly)

“A James Bondish adventure brought up to date…. A meaty, entertaining thriller…just the thing for fans of Ludlum, Trevanian and Fleming.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Constance Milford, CT, United States 09-28-10
    Constance Milford, CT, United States 09-28-10 Member Since 2009
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    "I got my Alex Hawke fix!!!!"

    I am a huge fan of this series. Im sorry the first book is not on audio tape ("Hawke"). I highly suggest this book first before listening to the audio tapes in order. It will add much to your listening pleasure and understanding. That said, I was as entertained as always with this newest offering. Warlord is my ulltimate fantasy. Alex Hawke is a character I would definitely not mind knowing in real life-handsome with charisma, insanely rich, adventurous, etc., etc. John Shea does an excellent job of narrating this book. I can't believe he isn't British. He really does a great British accent. Ambrose and Hawke sound like the real thing. My other favorite character is Stokely. My only comment is that I wish there had been more conversation between Stokely and Hawke. The two interacted together more often in previous books. The communication between the two is pure genius. I always laugh so hard I end up in tears. Although both are equally amusing in this book, I wish they had more time together. Maybe in the next book, since this one is a cliffhanger@@ I really hate to have to wait til the next book to find out what happens.
    Ted Bell has a wonderful imagination. I hope he keeps on with this series. James Bond has nothing on Alex Hawke. He has a personality that women will find irresistable, and men will envy. I do not want to give away the plot. You will not be disappointed. The perfect escape !

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Augusta, GA, United States 09-14-13
    Yvonne Augusta, GA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The action continues...love it!"
    What did you love best about Warlord?

    Lots of action as usual. The individual segments in the story line about the characters that we've come to know in this series.


    Would you recommend Warlord to your friends? Why or why not?

    If they like stories with action, yes I would.


    Which character – as performed by John Shea – was your favorite?

    Stokely.....................................................................


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

    I didn't experience any extremes as suggested. There were segments that would bring a smile, but no extremes except at the end!


    Any additional comments?

    There is a lot of technical explanations that to me are boring because I have no idea or knowledge of these type of matters. I appreciated the tidbits of historical data woven into the storyline. I think this makes the characters much more real.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G.Monie Queens, NY, United States 07-11-13
    G.Monie Queens, NY, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2011

    " I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.

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    "Typical Alex Hawke, Wanna be Bond..."

    This book was one of my favorites even though the suspension of disbelief must be pretty high, this book & 'Pirate' are not bad & 'Tsar' rounds it out to the top 3 I think in the Bond Wanna-be books... Stokley is still the coolest character, any large special forces black man the size of an armoire with an extremely funny sense of humor. Since all the Hawke books are average comparable speaking to most other books of this Genre I'm going to write a small spoiler, I would borrow 'Tsar' from the library just to hear John Shea's voice for Vlad Putin & the conversation he has with Hawke in Energetica

    This book is not bad because its the book that comes right after 'Tsar' & how he ends up coping with what happens in that particular book & what it takes to get him back in the saddle or his Aston again... seriously, some people say he's not a bond wanna-be? The only reason he isn't is because he needs the other characters to get his jobs done, everyone from the family butler since he was a child, to Stokley Jones, to Harry Brock, to Congrieve... The concept of this book is OK although I don't think it would ever happen with the type of security a country like England has nowadays... Also the way America just trusts him is takes some suspension of disbelief because America is all about its own, it doesn't want a James Bond it wants a John Rambo lol...

    The book does reveal where Hawke gets his hatred towards certain people & his past regarding his family & what happened to them... so if u were wondering about that, its revealed in this book, I would recommend this book for purely entertaining purposes... u will not venture into ur inner thoughts or give u a smile for revealing what family is all about... its a James Bond like book that will end like they all do... Hawke lives by the way *** spoiler lol ***

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Provost 05-24-12
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I have enjoyed this series until this book. Perhaps not great literature, but at least enjoyable yarns. This story is contrived, disjointed and boring. Not even Princess Di could save it. It seems likely this is one where Bell owed his editor another book, but didn't want to write it. I may try one more (if he writes any more) in this series, but if it is not a lot better than this one, I'm done.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Wasn't one.


    Did Warlord inspire you to do anything?

    Erase it before I was done.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine SPRINGVILLE, IA, United States 12-04-11
    Catherine SPRINGVILLE, IA, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2007

    dogwalker

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    "Poor Alex Hawke!"

    Poor Alex Hawke, he does not seem able to keep his mates alive. Then he goes into a terrible self destructive dive and then miracles, he recovers to work on another problem. The theme is getting old. The whole book seemed to be very formula driven. It was a difficult to listen to since it seemed so mechanical. I normally like Ted Bell style of writing but this book could have been by any thrill writer. I am probably done with listening to this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 10-21-11
    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2009

    Diana bookworm

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    "I didnt like it very much...."

    Maybe just not my cuppa tea. Rather long winded at times, distracting accents....I didnt get to the finish!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    luke canberra, Australia 09-24-11
    luke canberra, Australia 09-24-11 Member Since 2010
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    "tedious unrealistic in a juvenile way"
    Would you try another book from Ted Bell and/or John Shea?

    This one bought me so close to necking myself i wouldnt risk another.


    What could Ted Bell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not written it


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Shea?

    no one


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    all the above


    Any additional comments?

    complete crap

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jose Mexico City, Mexico 11-10-10
    Jose Mexico City, Mexico 11-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Entertaining"

    The plot is simple and entertaining but sometimes the author makes it difficult to follow by sudden jumps from past to present. For this type of novel, some situations are hard to believe as plausible, but is good reading. The narration by Mr. Shea was excellent.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brodie Mornington, Australia 04-22-11
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 04-22-11 Member Since 2009

    An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

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    "Thin and predictable"

    Having just worked my way through the Clancy epics I needed a change of reader. This was so predictable once the characters had been established, I became impatient to have my predictions verified. Thin is the best descriptor because it feels like a novel that has been ‘built’ rather than written with knowledge and passion. One gets the impression the Mr Bell travels as a tax write off so he can manufacture a tale or, worse still, just Googles everything for his research.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karl ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN, United States 10-17-10
    Karl ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN, United States 10-17-10

    karkess

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    "Won't dissapoint!"

    Great book! Fast paced and action packed! Alex Hawke never dissapoints and neither does Ted Bell! I absolutely love the ending and set up for the next book, I'll be waiting anxiously for it! Back to Russia (Hint)!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • Keith
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    "Don't waste a credit...."

    I do not normally leave reviews but this audio book is so poor it drove me to the keyboard.

    The characters are totally unbelievable,the narration is awful, although I will give John Shea a by ball due to the appalling drivel he had to work with. It is obviously written by an American for an American audience as everything historical is explained in detail (often inaccurate) in a manner you would tell a child, assuming no knowledge of anything. The flimsy plot line makes you cringe and the description of action is unrealistic and boring. The main character, modelled on James Bond apparently is supposed to be 33 yet he is made out to be the life long friend of a series of characters who are all pensioners and everyone in authority is a lord or rich country gent.

    This was all in the first two hours. I gave up when I had an overwhelming complusion to throw my Ipod out the window.

    Maybe I have missed the joke with this book,maybe I gave up too early, I dont know,all I have to say is, do not waste your money or a credit on this rubbish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kay
    Dunstable, Beds, United Kingdom
    1/20/11
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    "a pale imitation"

    This book is in the style of a Jack Higgens/Sean Dillon story. The American narrator made a good effort but one or two elementary errors let him down.I listened right to the end while in the car but couldn't recommend it.Apart from the interesting idea of reattributing a series of past events to a new evil mastermind it is very stereotyped and there are no realistic characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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