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Publisher's Summary

A single pilot can fly the US Air Force's powerful fighter plane, DreamStar - and he's a KGB mole. Captain Kenneth Francis James - a.k.a. Andrei Maraklov - has been ordered to steal DreamStar, an XF-34 fighter that has the frightening ability to respond to its pilot's thoughts and issue its own commands. It's up to Lieutenant Colonel Patrick McLanahan - the hero of Dale Brown's earlier thriller, Flight of the Old Dog - to remove the DreamStar threat. McLanahan and his Air Force compatriots take up the challenge using a modified F-15E called Cheetah, which is designed to capture or destroy DreamStar. Read by actor Joseph Campanella, this nail-biting thriller is high-tech suspense at its best.

©1989 by Dale F. Brown, Inc. (P)1989 by Dove Books on Tape

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Not the whole book

read this book many years ago- this is not the whole book. Disapointing! don't buy!

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Very good Area 51 and technology Dreamstar & AFTI

This was my first book I fell in love with especially since I was 17yrs but was the subject matter of Military Aircraft. Especially I knew of the F117 2yrs before public release

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Another Dale Brown classic!

This is one of the early Dale Brown stories. Still as good as ever! Love these stories.

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Great story

I love this story Dale Brown did a good thing when he wrote this and Flight of the old dog I still have the cassette tapes

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INCOMPLETE STORY

First audiobook I've ever heard.
Compared it with my hard copy and it lacks some parts it's like a new version.
Not nice.
Now I'm worried since I've also bought Moss' 'Fear the Sky' hope that one'll be complete.

Recommend to buy the book.

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A good Read

I went back go through the series. its still very good... the book en!ded too soon...didnt they have Unabrigd3d bacj then

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Really?

Notwithstanding the idea of Soviets in Nicaragua (Monroe doctrine), implausible behavior of world leaders, and unreal defector flip-flop, this was a pretty good sci-fi book. It was a short listen purports development of a thought controlled fighter airplane. What an idea.

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Good Dale Brown Adventure

What did you like best about Day of the Cheetah? What did you like least?

The story was a fun adventure and well paced. The reader was horrible. His voices were inconsistent and uncomfortable to listen to.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Better reader. Offer unabridged version. I really don't like abridged books.

Would you be willing to try another one of Joseph Campanella’s performances?

Never.

Could you see Day of the Cheetah being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes. Mark Valley as Patrick.

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Exciting

I have the paper book. This Audiobook is true to the paper edition. Very good read and exciting. It is great.

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  • 07-09-18

This story

Was not up to mr brown usual standard because it is a short story there for not enough time to enlarge

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  • Sarah’s
  • 05-22-17

Always good read...... Dale Brown has been good

Dale Brown has always written gripping tales that make you read till your eyes hurt. Well done.

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  • Widdi
  • 02-04-17

Too abridged

Read this book before and loved the story. This version is just too abridged and misses key aspects of the story out. It therefore jumps around and is disjointed. Not very good. Read the book instead.

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  • Ben
  • 05-02-19

highly abridged

this is missing significant quantities of the book that make the story make sense overall

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  • Bruce Warrington
  • 10-23-20

abridged too much

the amount of abridgement of this story completely ruins it for the listener. we miss far too much of the crucial elements and it has been a great disappointment after reading it in hard back a year ago. I wanted to hear the story again however when they only tell 1/4 of the book, it just isn't the same.