• A Time for Patriots

  • A Novel
  • By: Dale Brown
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (279 ratings)

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A Time for Patriots

By: Dale Brown
Narrated by: William Dufris
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Publisher's summary

Welcome to Battlefield America

When murderous bands of militiamen begin roaming the western United States and attacking government agencies, it will take a dedicated group of the nation's finest and toughest civilian airmen to put an end to the homegrown insurgency. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan vows to take to the skies to join the fight, but when his son, Bradley, also signs up, they find themselves caught in a deadly game against a shadowy opponent.

With A Time for Patriots, the New York Times bestselling master of the modern thriller Dale Brown brings the battle home to explore a terrifying possibility - the collapse of the American Republic.

©2011 Air Battle Force, Inc. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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boring

Seems this book was written for someone who does some flying. There is more info about planes and jets than substance to the story. It started out fine but too much time is spent with the characters discussing their flight training and past flight experiences. The story gets lost.

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Finally back to what we expect from Dale Brown.

I think that my headline says it all. I'd all but given up on Dale Brown, but A Time For Patriots has brought back my faith in him. Worth a read or a listen, enjoyable story.

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Too far fetched for me

All of storyline, characters and events are pure fantasy- including descriptions of military equipment, etc. I couldn’t get past the second hour.

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Really???

What disappointed you about A Time for Patriots?

I've always loved reading Dale's books. His blending of action and flying have been the best.
This book makes no sense at all. The civil air patrol is a great origination filled with incredible people.
The book is nonsense, not worth reading at all. Dale apparently has lost his creative touch and is just intent on killing off the storyline and the characters.
It's been a great ride till this one. I'll be moving on to a different author.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dale Brown again?

Nope

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

I've always like the way he brings the characters to life. Even when I read the book I here his voice. Great job. It must of been difficult to do this book

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

None at all

Any additional comments?

You can do better Dale

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Did Dale Brown see the future of Ukraine, Putin s Russia in the 2015-2022 timeframe?

Military techno-thrillerand solid wrting from Dake Brown? A given. But this series goes beyond all of that and seems to overlay recent history in a vlood-chilling way. Don't miss any of this...and join me in blood chilling wonder.

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Worst readers ever

Great story ruined by horrible readers. Too much theatrics and fake drama. Love Dale Brown but this was ridiculous.

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What else could you expect!

Great story! I'm never disappointed by a Dale Brown book!!! You've got to love them all!

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Great story...as always.

Great story with use of CID's again . I also like the story containing Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

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Not up to Browns standards

What disappointed you about A Time for Patriots?

This was a very boring story. I was so happy when it was over

Has A Time for Patriots turned you off from other books in this genre?

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What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

the story was not compelling

What character would you cut from A Time for Patriots?

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A good first experience with Dale Brown

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is my first time experiencing Mr. Brown's work but I must say it probably won't be my last. I really enjoyed the story and the characters and would like to continue to follow them. Some of the plot twists were a little telegraphed but not so much so that they hindered my enjoyment of the story.

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

Mr. Dufris did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. I would listen to another tale narrated by him.

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