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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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    Dylan PORTLAND, OR, United States 01-30-13
    Dylan PORTLAND, OR, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was fun and I enjoyed listening to it. Might listen a second time for kicks.


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    Crystal TEMPE, AZ, United States 01-14-13
    Crystal TEMPE, AZ, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2008

    Listener of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Intrigue (not romance), Historical Fiction and very eclectic in her literary wanderings.

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    If you're looking for deep conspiracy/alien cover up books stop here.
    This novel is very much what I call Brain Candy and it's action packed, low on accuracy and high on TV movie fun.

    It's fun, easy to listen and just as easy to walk away from too.

    The reader makes it better for certain.

    Hey, I had a busy day and I was looking for something to listen while working and this fit the bill.

    As other readers noted: the ending is a little to snappy and neat. I felt like the author rushed to resolve things and lost perspective. If there's a sequel, I'll think about picking it up.

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    Irina SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States 01-02-13
    Irina SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    Belinda SAN BENITO, TX, United States 09-26-12
    Belinda SAN BENITO, TX, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    William Jones Texas 09-24-12
    William Jones Texas 09-24-12
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    I'm pretty tired of the amazing number of alien movies and books coming out these days. This one is a little older and I really enjoyed where it went. It certainly kept guessing as I did not really figure things out til pretty close to the end. If you enjoy sci-fi and the alien theme, you'll likely enjoy this book.

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    James 05-17-12
    James 05-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A Good Read"

    I have enjoyed this series a lot so far, it has a good mix of action and Sci/fi which anyone who likes this genre should enjoy. I think the narrator has done a very good job bringing the different characters to life in the stories.

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    AZGUNFAN 12-26-11
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    "Kinda like Empire strikes back IT JUST STOPS?"
    What would have made Area 51 better?

    a finished book


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something from an author I know.


    What three words best describe Jeffrey Kafer???s voice?

    ok I guess


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

    sadness


    Any additional comments?

    It just stopped at the point when things should have really gotten going. Dragged at first, then when it picked up

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    Sherry 09-09-12
    Sherry 09-09-12 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself! Retired School Principal and love mysteries, thrillers, and science fiction print and audio books.

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    Would you listen to Area 51 again? Why?

    Yes, there were a lot of details that one could pick more up the second time around. I listened to is on my commute to and from work. It kept my interest and took the boredom out of the drive.


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

    When they got in the space ship and headquarters in the mountain


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

    Kept my interest


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the cost

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Rollins 08-14-12
    Jim Rollins 08-14-12 Member Since 2015

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Area 51 to be better than the print version?

    Don't know, did not read printed version.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All dialog about the flying machines


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Good story and it was narrated very well.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen United States 02-06-12
    Stephen United States 02-06-12
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    Yes. The story was interesting and I enjoyed how the author brought elements in from other mysteries around the globe.


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

    The flying machines.


    What three words best describe Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?

    Very good.


    Was Area 51 worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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