• Enemy Within

  • Executive Office Series, Book 3
  • By: Tal Bauer
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (181 ratings)

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Enemy Within

By: Tal Bauer
Narrated by: John Solo
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President Jack Spiers fled Washington DC on the heels of a devastating attack on CIA headquarters, masterminded by one of America's own, former General Porter Madigan. While the world believes Jack was killed in the bombing, he embarks on a wild infiltration mission, smuggling himself into occupied Russia to rescue the love of his life: former Secret Service Agent and First Gentleman Ethan Reichenbach. 

Reunited, Jack, Ethan, and deposed Russian president Sergey Puchkov, along with President Elizabeth Wall - the only person left in Washington DC who Jack trusts - must work together. They piece together a desperate plan, hunting Madigan to the ends of the earth and the bitter frigidity of the Arctic, where Madigan's world-shattering doomsday plan comes together. 

Outnumbered, outmaneuvered, and outgunned, Jack, Ethan, Sergey, and the rest of the team struggle to put a stop to Madigan and his army. In the desolate extremes of the Arctic, their resolve, their strength, and even their love is tested, pushed to the absolute limits as choices must be made: choices that pit the fate of the world against the love in their hearts, and the loves of their life.

Contains mature themes.

©2017, 2020 Tal Bauer (P)2020 Tantor

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Fantastic Suspenseful Action Romance Series

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Narrator John Solo scooped it up and ice lollied the shit out of this performance. Listeners will lick every drop of nervous tension, suckle on the cold anticipation, and nibble on the endless torturous outmaneuvering of mad-psyco Madigan. This talented narrator has the ability to carry a listener away and into the story, submersing listeners fully into the ice-sculpted world; Tal Bayer created.

For the love of Siberian snowmen or Nenets, what an arctic adventure it was! I will say it again!!! I love audiobooks that are longer, and I feast on audiobooks that are 20 hours long. Creating this excellent audiobook must have taken a massive amount of blood, sweat, and a massive amount of creative fuck words, and I salute this author/narrator team by nominating them for the Goodreads audiobook and narrator of the year!

Not once did I think OMG maybe headbanging the garage door would be more exciting, or kill me already hell sounds less torturous.

No, this series is so far up the quality ladder, it makes Outlander look like a kids’ backyard pretend war game. People who don’t see that, pull your blinders over your clappers and move on.

The skillful narration and dramatization drenched us with enough adrenaline to light up a small city. Listeners, grab onto your snowmobiles and pack those RPG’s, you’re gonna go hunting in the Arctic. This frozen vanilla custard pie was beautifully done with three cherries on top (PUN totally intended). We got tossed with three gay couples, their love is nervously sweet and tangy. My favorite couple is the Russians, I found them very entertaining. Hardheaded and stubborn, is how I would describe them.

I have no clue in what year this series played out. It’s absolutely fiction. The author managed to build a world that is totally political, without any danger of connotation to our reality. I enjoyed it for that reason so much more.

I do recommend this audiobook.

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Perfect end

What a series. Honestly, secret service agent and president fall in love? The premise should have been ridiculous. But damn can Tal Bauer write. Not only was this story thoughtful & engaging. It swept you up with side characters just as engaging as the main characters. It was a roller coaster of emotions, but I will buy tickets for this ride again and again. I’m so happy to have this story in audio format. I hope his whole catalogue of books gets the same treatment. Fantastic.

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You will not regret buying this series

I love all the books from this author!! This series is one of the best books I’ve bought on audible!! I hope all of his books are loaded to the site!!

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I wish the author had left out chapter 17,

After 2 books of Ethan and Jack going crazy to be with other I felt completely grossed out hearing the intimate scene with Jack and Sergey. I don't care that nothing happened, I didn't appreciate it at all. I'm not even sure I want to finish this now. Ugh. In fact the entire direction Sergey's character was going in this book has been grating my nerves, and then chapter 17 happened. I'll probably skip anything to do with his parts now, which I hate to do, but that one scene ruined the whole damn series for me.
Everything else is so good though.

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Great conclusion of an epic adventure

Would I listen to it again: yes
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: yes

📖 Story comment: If i'm going to ask "how much can one Author put his characters through" - I think this series is my new benchmark 🤣.

I've thoroughly enjoyed this concluding story of the Executive Office series. It's had all the elements of an epic adventure keeping me glued to my earbuds at every opportunity. My only negative comment (and why the story is more a 4.75 and not a 5 stars) would be the "people cloning", just pushed my realms of reality a little too far, on what was a story that has been so relatively grounded in reality and could have been set in any year of any current (or not too distant future) day.
I very much appreciated that this book didn't just end at the "saving of the world" with a fast wrap up HEA, but we got actual conclusions and glimpses into the lives of the characters as they become the best versions of themselves and get the lives they are due.

🎧 Narrator comment: John Solo's masterful performance has been a big factor in my enjoyment of this series. His characters have remained consistent across all the books, i've felt all the emotions, action, adventure, torture, heart pounding terror and joy - its been a journey of epic proportion, that I will happily experience over and over again. 👍👍

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Suspense and Love ❤️

I love all of Tal’s books. He’s an amazing author, one of the best mm suspense writer, in my opinion. The story is a little far fetched, but it’s fun with lots of tension and love 🔥 🔥 🔥

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Hot damn!

You want story. I spy. strong characters and love winning. A great narration. This is the one to listen to! I could use a .5 book after the HEA. Wonderful!

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Action packed romantic thrilling gem

Tal has done it again. This 3 book Executive Office series is amazing and sit on the edge of your seat. The audios are even more spellbinding than the books! Highly recommend this series! Can’t wait to read more!

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What a story!

Tension, passion, war, perseverance, violence, joy, heartache and pretty fantastical MM action. Who could ask for more? It was captivating

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Great series, spy thriller for the gays

This series had it all, action, suspense, love. The only complaints I have are the overuse of the word “soul” and too many explicit erotic scenes that sometimes felt excessive and unrealistic. Otherwise it was a dream come true to have this epic action story that I could really relate to as a gay man. One other small issue, I’m glad it was finally acknowledged in the last book but it took to long for Jack Spiers to be labeled as bisexual. It felt really odd to be cheering for this relationship when one of the men keep calling himself straight even after “going all the way” and admitting his love. Got kind of like a “turning the straight man gay” fantasy that I didn’t like. But like I said that was finally resolved in the end. Fantastic performance by the reader, despite a handful of awkward pronunciations of some words, very passionate and emotive.

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