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Publisher's Summary

Zack Brewer faces a choice. It can prevent the next war. But it will cost the life of the person he loves the most.

JAG Officer Zack Brewer's prosecution of three terrorists posing as Navy chaplains was called the "court martial of the century" by the press. Now, with the limelight behind him, all Zack wants to do is forget. But the radical Islamic organization behind the chaplains has a long memory - and a thirst for revenge.

Now the Navy has a need for Zack that eclipses all else. When an unthinkable act of aggression brings Israel and its Arab neighbors to the brink of war, Zack and co-counsel Diane Colcernian are called to the case of a lifetime. As leading nations focus their gaze upon these two, other eyes are watching as well.

Zack and Diane are in harm's way.

A kidnapping, an ultimatum...and suddenly, Zack faces an impossible choice. If he loses this case, the world could explode into war. If he wins, his partner - the woman he loves - will die. And Zack himself may not survive to make the decision.

©2005 Don Brown (P)2008 Zondervan

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A mixed bag

Would you consider the audio edition of Hostage to be better than the print version?

Since I problems reading for any length of time audio books are my salvation. This format satisfies my Jones for a good book and I enjoy it very much. The print version is probably wonderful but not an option for me anymore.

What did you like best about this story?

I think that I enjoyed the kind of dark mood the author sets. Some of it is hard to listen too but it is all very enjoyable. No bulletproof red white and blue here. The book exposes how vulnerable we as a nation can be and why we are that way. Makes me proud of my country and proud of my service to it.

Have you listened to any of James Adams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was a first for me James Adams is a great reader. I enjoyed him thoroughly.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If I were going to make a film of this book it would be,

Any additional comments?

This book skirts corny but never quite crosses over, I didn't like some things about the the book but none of what didn't like was about the writing the performance or the story, what I didn't like was mainly about the plot and how exposed and vulnerable it makes me feel about my country.

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Hostage: Outstanding

Book is outstanding. The plot flows well, a page turner. Can't put it down.

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Drama, suspense, politics, military - Book 2

The story continues with even more drama and suspense. We like the growing attraction between Zack and Diane. And then there are the twists and turns!

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  • :)
  • 11-07-16

Clean Military Fiction...5 STARS

The British narrating is easy to bypass w the talent of this engaging 3 book read. All 3 have suspense & a believable plot in which you never know what's coming. I enjoyed this military trilogy, as Don Brown is the cleanest author I know of. If U are wanting a clean military story mixed with some court room appeal, this is the best imo.

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Needs American accented narrator

Was Hostage worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Whlie the narrator does a good job, I don't understand why someone with a distinctly British/Canadian accent would be selected to read a story with primarily American characters. Hearing "schedule" pronounced as "shedule" was only one of the many things that disconcerted me with the narration. It's like listening to Gone With The Wind read by someone with a heavy Boston accent.

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  • 06-23-11

Hostage: Navy Justice Book 2

This not the genre of fiction which I would normally choose to read or listen to and I have to admit that I did find it a bit heavy going and somewhat fragmented in places. However, I did stick with it to the end and the end was probably worth the effort. However, I don't think that I would return to this author. Mr Brown certainly knows his onions but it just isn't really my thing. The narration is, by the by, excellent