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"Hawke is a fast-paced adventure...truly an exciting listen", says Nelson DeMille. "Rich, spellbinding, and absorbing, Hawke is packed with surprises", raves Clive Cussler. Listeners beware, this stunning, high-caliber thriller is not recommended for the faint of heart.

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life.

Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submarine, built by the Soviets just before the end of the Cold War, is missing. She carries 40 nuclear warheads and is believed to be in the hands of a very unstable government just 90 miles from the American mainland. Hawke is in a race against time. His mission: Find the deadly sub before a preemptive strike can be launched against the US, and confront the murderous men behind the personal nightmare that haunts him before they find him first.

Featuring breathtaking action, international intrigue, and a hero worthy of the very finest adventure fiction, Hawke heralds the exciting debut of a bold new talent.

©2003 Theodore Bell (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Steve
  • Richmond, va
  • 02-25-18

Excelent

A riveting novel, start to finish.
The biggest problem is putting it down. I could spend 100 hours listening.
This is a mix of good adventure, British charm and real feelings.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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So great I couldn’t stop listening

I am so happy that Ted Bell released the first book in the Hawke series. John Shea is a fantastic narrator, especially for this group of characters. I almost listened to this whole audiobook non-stop. Ted Bell is an amazing writer and the combination of writing and aeration was some of the best I’ve ever heard.

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  • Cary
  • Little Rock, AR, United States
  • 02-20-18

John Shea

John Shea was brilliant. Good story! I lovedAlex Hawks and Stokely. Look forward to the next installment

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Fantastic Story and Performance

I have listened to all of Ted Bell's books. They are all excellent; however, this is my favorite. John Shea is a master narrator. I do hope the wait for the next one is not too long.

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I don't usually write a review, but...

The narration by John Shea was masterful! He was a cast of many, accents were right on for the character, English, Irish, latin, Russian, you name it, he had it down! I will get more of this series to enjoy his next performance. Oh yeah, the story line was pretty well done also.

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Solid Story

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters. It was not as high paced as others in this genre but made up for that with a certain sophistication brought to bear by the title character.

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Good story...Great narration!

I very much enjoyed the story line… Solid plot, great characters, exciting storyline. This is the first Tedd Bell book I have listened to. But I must make special mention of the excellent narration by John Shea. I also narrate talking books (I have 20 titles to my credit that are also sold on audible.com), and I know the challenges a narrator has when trying to bring a story like this to life. John Shea does a spectacular job… Perhaps the finest that I’ve heard yet, and I have many audiobook narrators whom I respect and enjoy very much. I look forward to listening to the whole series.

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A very lazy researcher.

Author obviously doesn't know how to do research! Very unbelievable. A struggle to get through.

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  • Dennis
  • United States
  • 06-11-18

Narration terrible.

Hopeless attempts at the British accents. Story too long and complex. What happens to the main characters at the end?

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Totally Unbelievable Entertainment <br />

entertaining story. narration was very good. it was a little unbelievable but it sure was entertaining.