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Area 51 | [Bob Mayer, Robert Doherty]

Area 51

Deep in the Nevada desert is the most secure compound in the United States: Area 51. The most chilling experiment of all time is about to begin there. The president doesn't know about it. Just a few scientists and military personnel working for Majestic-12 do, and they are about to make a very big mistake.
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Bob Mayer, writing as Robert Doherty....

Deep in the Nevada desert is the most secure compound in the United States: Area 51.

The most chilling experiment of all time is about to begin there. The President doesn’t know about it. Just a few scientists and military personnel working for Majestic-12 do, and they are about to make a very big mistake....

Former Green Beret Mike Turcotte, assigned to Nightscape, security for Area 51, begins to realize things aren’t as they seem. Deep inside the Great Pyramid in Giza, an archeologist makes a startling discovery in the lowest chamber. On Easter Island, what are the giant statues guarding? What was Thule and why were the Nazis so intent on finding it during World War II? What are the strange stones off the coast of Bimini? All these clues and more add up to a frightening countdown that could bring about the end of our planet. Turcotte and Presidential Science Adviser Lisa Duncan must race against time to save the world from the secret hidden at Area 51.

Over 1.5 Million copies of Area 51 sold—also author of the best-selling Atlantis series.

©2011 Bob Mayer (P)2011 Bob Mayer

What the Critics Say

Praise for Bob Mayer: "Spell-binding! Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Call it techno-thriller, call it science fiction, call it just terrific story-telling.” (Terry Brooks, best-selling author of the Shannara series and Star Wars: Phantom Menace)

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    Mike 08-07-14
    Mike 08-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "And so it begins!!!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Area 51 to be better than the print version?

    I had read this book first as I could not get the audio on tape or cd as it was published many years ago. For me audio is always better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Area 51?

    The build up giving you info about area 51, very visual.


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

    He is an excellent narrater, he has a very descriptive way of telling the story.
    It flows very well. Shame he did not do the whole series i.e. The Grail


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

    I think its when the military with all their tech come across the phew Fighters


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this series of 10 books. the story finishes at "the Truth" but the rest really add to the area 51 universe. "The Grail" apart from the worst narration I have ever heard is an excellent story so you have to suffer to get the full story.

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    Tara United States 03-18-14
    Tara United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Area 51 the most enjoyable?

    Easily written, but not too simple. I like that it has all the criteria that I love in a book: science, fiction, history, aliens, military action.... This is a great story and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!


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

    Absolutely! I could barely put it down.


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    Sananda Denver, CO, USA 01-26-14
    Sananda Denver, CO, USA 01-26-14 Member Since 2012

    Sananda

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    "Pleasantly Surprising!"

    I have been interested in Area 51 and the UFO thing ever since I saw one myself…many years ago. When I saw this book, I purchased it with some trepidation, expecting a way out SciFi. But as the story went along, I found myself more and more intrigued until the book completed! Amazingly, I had listened to the entire book and had NOT become bored or disappointed with it. Warning…if you have any interest in this story line, it will lead to the other books in the series. I'm on book 4 now. Still intrigued!

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    nICOLE Thornton, CO, United States 01-15-14
    nICOLE Thornton, CO, United States 01-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the Favorite Book Series!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is an 8 book series and the incredible thought process that went into this is amazing! Love the blending of history, SyFy, and the military. Prefect. Makes you think...

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    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 12-02-13
    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 12-02-13 Member Since 2012

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    "A really good read -- listen."

    Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer this is a production more than a normal audio book. This narrator is amazing.

    A highly entertaining book with enough twists and turns to keep the most avid reader turning the pages one after the other.

    The introduction to the book was enough of a hook for me to immediately fall in love with the story.

    The plot is complicated but not overly so. The author obviously spend a lot of time with research and the confidence he wrote the book with is in part due to his knowledge of the subject of ancient gods, runes and superstitions.

    In all the plot is really highly entertaining.
    The main protagonists has an anti hero to set off their moral backbone and later in the book a second such a character becomes obvious due to his actions. All in all the characters, especially the at one stage bad guy and the current nut job is the characters that undergoes the biggest character development.


    The world building is superb. Again due to the authors knowledge of the subject matter, the reader is taken into parts of the world that is known by few and seen by even fewer.
    If I could sell it to a prospective buyer with a sentence then it would read --- aliens, conspiracy and technology hunted after by Hitler and the American army alike, both for the same reasons.

    The atomic bomb….it might not have been our own technology. To learn more, you need to read this book!

    WaAr

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    Dean 03-07-13
    Dean 03-07-13 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "UFO Hunters meet Stargate."

    The over all writing was bit campy. The story is a bit of historyical fiction blended with the trendy consiracy theories of the time. A fun ride even though it seems to be of the growing trend of authors/reporters being the central characters to Life, the Universe, and Everything...yeah, Douglas Adams did that too, though his writing was much better.

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    Jeni Georgetown, TX, United States 02-22-13
    Jeni Georgetown, TX, United States 02-22-13
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    "A fun listen"

    I listen for fun, usually on my drive home after work when I need a brain break. This was perfect...lots of 'conspiracy' theories woven together, likeable characters, and a good narrator. Adding the sequel to my ever-expanding wish list!

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    Adam JUNCTION, IL, United States 02-20-13
    Adam JUNCTION, IL, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book."

    Very entertaining read. I got this book on sale and it turned out to be great. Just be prepared that this is fiction. They mention facts that are meant to be fictional. When I realized this, I was able to enjoy the book. Also, this book was written in 1997, and they mention an iPhone. Apparently they changed some stuff in the audio version.

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    "Is this really fiction? Sure didn't feel like it."
    What did you love best about Area 51?

    The use of some facts and mythology mixed with fiction just makes the whole book feel real and as if it could be happening. That makes it much easier to get pulled in and wonder just how close to truth could this be? One of the best I've listened to so far.


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    Joel Armidale, Australia 02-05-13
    Joel Armidale, Australia 02-05-13 Member Since 2003

    Hardcore scifi fan from a galaxy far far away.

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    "Series is worth the effort but individual books no"

    The series as a whole is worth it. The strenuous effort to enter twine every myth of history into a alien conspiracy is good spaghetti. However the individual books can be painful. The 'action' seanes can be pointless, jumpy and painful. I recommend the read -you will just have to put some work into it to enjoy the series.

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