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Capitol Break

By: David F. Berens,John Hopton
Narrated by: Marc Vietor
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Publisher's Summary

Could you save the world if your world was falling apart?

Chris Collins is a CIA deputy director with a history of rogue missions. He's lost his wife, his career, and maybe his friends...but there are new "friends" around every corner. And along with the new friends, some powerful new enemies.

On a bitterly cold night in Washington DC, Chris Collins is heading home to open his favorite bottle of red, when his past walks right by him. A day later, his world falls apart. But he has no time to feel sorry for himself, as he soon realizes that evil forces are at work on an international scale and his country is under attack from within. There’s a job to be done.

In the midst of a personal crisis, he embarks on a global journey that takes him from the rugged coast of Ireland through the heart of Europe to the shimmering deserts of Morocco. He gets more than a little help from the mysterious stranger who keeps showing up in his life, but will it be enough to save innocent lives and bring some of the world's most powerful people to justice?

Includes "Rogue Enemy", a bonus story from the Chris Collins CIA Thriller series.

©2019 David F. Berens and John Hopton (P)2020 Podium Audio

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It was hard to follow the plot. Couldn't sometimes understand what the main character was up to.

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absurd

I get the sense that the author was trying for a Jack Reacher/Gray Man vibe. The story is random incomprehensible violence interspersed with a bit of a spy story. Less story than violence as well as bouts of drinking competitions with other spies.
Glad it was free. Couldn't even finish it.

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Well worth a credit!!!

I listen to 2 to 3 books a week. I stumbled across this one and decided to check it out. it's by far one of the best books I've heard in a very long time. lots of action plot twists great lead character. and the narrator is awesome. I've downloaded the next in series already!!!

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Bloody awful and awfully Bloody

I think it was written for 12-year-old boys. I was expecting something more thrilling and not as childish. some of the things that the main character says does not make sense. when the character goes to buy a gun in Cuba he spends $300 with somebody to tell him where to go get the gun. then when he goes to get the gun the price is too high he ends up killing the guys because they want his watch. nothing like making a bloodbath when you're a spy. then they kill the guy in the club and Sue just happens to have $5,000 in her purse to buy a car an old Chevy and then they get chased by a Lamborghini great writing for a 12-year-old boy to ingest. have you ever tried to shoot a gun out of a Lamborghini I don't think so especially on a bouncy Road in Cuba. just awful I tried to give it time to see if the writing got better it just got worse sorry - the main character was getting out of DC and a kid on the train recognized him - master spy - no - they have girls prisoners and the bad guys shoot up the barn and lose all that money - on and on - Totally unexceptable and total waste of my time

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Atypical Spy Story

'Capitol Break' was a atypical but interesting spy story. It had a good number of twists an turns which kept me guessing who the bad guy really was. When I found out I was really surprised. Well worth a read.

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cliché after cliché

Good Lord it is like it was computer generated it is so rote and predictable.

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  • craig massey
  • 11-12-22

Absolute bilge

Poorly executed clichés.. Tripe dull tedious repetitive unbelievable boring stilted garbage.. That should reach the minimum word count

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  • Miss Bojana Zizek
  • 10-09-22

Great story!

Enjoyed this book very much. Plot was great and narration brilliant. Cannot wait for next one!

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  • 08-21-22

Not quite as good as Lee child.

OK but the story seemed disjointed. Cliche and minimalistic setting descriptions.
Probably won't be reading another.

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  • 07-27-22

Okay story

The story is okay. I feel like the characters needed more back story in order to make me care more about them.
Since its included in the audible membership its a listen to pass the time.

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  • 06-22-22

Feels disjointed

This isn't a bad short story but it feels a bit like a first attempt. The way the plot moves from scenario to scenario and the escapes feel to staged and unreal. The reader makes Sue sound like a James Mason impersonator. I won't download the next but it's good for free.

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  • 10-15-22

Good and very interesting story

Really enjoy the plot but how did Chris finance the adventure. Ned is not rich and Chris is broke so where did the money come from?