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By the Rivers of Babylon Audiobook

By the Rivers of Babylon

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Lod Airport, Israel: Two Concorde jets take off for a U.N. conference that will finally bring peace to the Middle East. Covered by F-14 fighters, accompanied by security men, the planes carry warriors, pacifists, lovers, enemies, dignitaries - and a bomb planted by a terrorist mastermind.

Suddenly they're forced to crash-land at an ancient desert site. Here, with only a handful of weapons, the men and women of the peace mission must make a desperate stand against an army of crack Palestinian commandos - while the Israeli authorities desperately attempt a rescue mission. In a land of blood and tears, in a windswept place called Babylon, it will be a battle of bullets and courage, and a war to the last death.

©2003 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-05-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-05-16 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "DeMilles second suspense thriller"

    Nelson Demille was known as a crime novel writer prior to the 1975 suspense thriller The Quest which is not a very good novel. His second suspense thriller is this novel published in 1978 and it is much better but still does not show the talent of all of his more recent novels. By the Rivers of Babylon is still a worthwhile listen, but DeMille's breakthrough was Cathedral published in 1981. This audio version was published in 2010 and is narrated by Scott Brick. The DeMille-Brick combo of audiobooks has been very successful.

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    Ben A Bratcher Canton, TX United States 03-02-17
    Ben A Bratcher Canton, TX United States 03-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A favorite"

    Maybe be my favorite non- John Corey book. Great action and drama. A great length for audio as well.

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    Dr. 02-12-17
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    "Comment on the vocabulary used."

    Enough using the Lord's name in vain! We were disappointed that Mr. DeMille could not find better vocabulary! We are hoping his other books are better or we will need to move on to another author.

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    Joe H. VA 06-24-16
    Joe H. VA 06-24-16 Member Since 2008

    An avid listener of books "on tape". Was hooked on our first road trip, now it's my favorite form of entertainment.

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    "Another Masterpiece"

    DeMille has again brought a true look at the determination of those who have for centuries fought to survive.

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    Ilya Zabelinsky 05-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "My favorite book"

    mostly recommended for an Israeli favorite readers
    very detailed and well told story
    while being a fiction it sounds very realistic
    easy and enjoyable reading/listening

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    Stephen 03-12-15
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    "One of the best authors"

    couldn't stop listening Scott Brick is unequivocally the best story teller great drama and action sequences

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    Amazon Customer Israel 02-27-15
    Amazon Customer Israel 02-27-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst NDM book"

    I love his stuff, have probably read, our listened to, more than a dozen of his books. The story of this one is so far fetched, I could hardly get myself to listen to it.

    Nevermind, the rest of his stuff is great.

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    Abby 01-21-15
    Abby 01-21-15 Member Since 2014

    A-book-a-day Audio listener, mother, grandmother, citizen of the world, dog lover, kayaker, windsurfer, eccentric, eclectic semi- recluse...

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    "Satisfying listen."

    Superb narration. The end became a little over the top but it was a great education. I suggest you write down the names of the characters in the first few chapters or you may be befuddled by who is who and where they fit in. I've loved almost all of the author's books.

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    Francois M. 12-20-14
    Francois M. 12-20-14
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    "Entertaining"

    DeMille can be hugely entertaining. This is a good, not excellent effort on his part. That said, there's a good story in this book and it comes out at a good pace. No slow, dull parts, which makes for an entertaining listen.

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    Ray 04-23-14
    Ray 04-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent book. Best book all year,"

    This is an excellent book. The narration by Dick Hill is spot on. The story has a lot of interesting turns and the reader will not be disappointed,

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