• Assured Response

  • Scott Dalton & Jackie Sullivan Series, Book 2
  • By: Joe Weber
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (337 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times Best-Selling Author of DEFCON One

When traditional military tactics are no longer enough, new weapons must be found. Scott Dalton and Jackie Sullivan are those weapons - operatives so secret that they will be disavowed if ever caught.

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and with extensive resources, only they can prevent a nuclear catastrophe that could destroy the United States.

They do not lack for targets in their efforts to prevent a worldwide conflagration: Saeed Shayhidi, a billionaire Iranian mastermind of terror; Khaliq Farkas, as barbaric and elusive as bin Laden; and Zheng-Yen Tsung, a powerful Chinese official looking to tip the scales of world power at any expense.

For Dalton and Sullivan, the challenges have never been greater, the threat never more intense. The United State is under attack on multiple fronts and our enemies must know that any such attack will be met only one way...with an assured response.

“Thanks be to the book-writing gods; we have a writer who does what writers are supposed to do—tell a story.”—The Wichita Eagle

©2004 Joe Weber (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Narration and writing destroy this book

First the the voices are so annoying. The Female voice is like a cat in heat. Then you have the story. Car blows up and no stress or worry. We’re gonna get them back???? How weak is that! I really hated this book.

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I couldn't put this down...

...just about the time you think you know what's gonna happen, bang, it changes. If you are aviation oriented, you will love this. If you are interested in current events, it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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At least it was free

There is a lot going on in this story and unfortunately it never delivers. I enjoy a good action thriller and can suspend reality but this story borders on fairytale. It was tough to finish and the ending left a lot to be desired.

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Really disappointing.

I finished it out of pure stubbornness. Narrator was awful. Made our 'heroine ' sound like she was 14. The story was depressing and idiotic. if I want to be depressed I would watch the news!

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terrible story and worse voice performance

I did not finish the story. I invested close to 6 hours of my life and chose to walk away.
I could not get over the readers female voice. it was almost as if he was making fun of a woman's voice.

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not my favorite performance

Didn't finish it. Good story, but couldn't handle narrator's voice for females, nasally and lispy.

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Overall, a poor book

If the author was trying to portray the leaders of the US as a bunch of bumbling idiots, ill equipped to defend our country against terrorists, then he succeeded.

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The book falls short of a thriller

This is short of plausible content and the characters are shallow. Still it is an attempt towards a thriller. If you like aviation and details on planes etc. you might like it. It is more some characters are included among these type of descriptions than a thriller. Further both main characters have nothing to do with skilled military professionals. The book could do without them as well.

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  • 05-30-20

Terrified

Intresting in that the good guys can't seem to actually stop the bad guy terrorists. The heroes are talented and determined but unlucky. The terrorist are willing to die to kill their enemies and seem to have the advantage against a government with more weapons than focus.

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confused

the 1st book was on Iran, but this book keeps referring to a china incident that has someone out to get them? where's that book? is audible missing a book between the 1st and this one? same problem as 1st book with narration...all female characters sounds like a guy whose helium "high" is tapering off. like, "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world"-esque. not impressed. I was hoping for something reminiscent of Tom Clancy...not so.

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  • John
  • 10-25-21

Weak storyline.

I listened to this book because I enjoyed DefCon 1 so much. In this case I feel it’s a long book with virtually no storyline. I’m not sure why the author wrote it.

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  • Deborah M
  • 10-22-21

In plausible

Irritating accents, a story that started well but became more far fetched as it went on, along with two very ineffective agents and a president trying to conduct a war on terror with little regard for any sort of sovereignty.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-22

seriously boring

this is like listening to a night time news broadcast of tragedy. the story doesnt have exciting events or a story line at all.its very protracted and boring