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A rally for a controversial presidential candidate. A terrorist threat. A nightmare of cataclysmic proportions.

Jack and Pamela Crittendon have hit the breaking point. After months out of work as a reporter, Jack is playing Mr. Mom and working part-time at Festival Arena with his survivalist friend Brian Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Pamela has gone back to work full-time while eight months pregnant. Having her recently widowed mother on hand isn't making matters any easier.

With financial pressures boiling, Jack reports for duty at a rally for controversial presidential candidate Martin Sterling where he expects a mindless night on the job. But when Homeland Security picks up intel about a potential terrorist threat, Jack and Shakespeare are thrust into a life-or-death battle to save their own lives - and the lives of thousands of innocent people.

This third book in The Crittendon Files reminds us of the power of family, friendships and faith - and why we are never in as much control as we think.

©2014 David C Cook (P)2014 Creston Mapes, Inc.

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fantastic for all except Kindle. (Whispersync)

It is a shame on Kindle / Audible / Amazon when the author, reader, and editors do such a wonderful job, but these e-publishers can't afford decent Android programmers. Audio and text fall out of sync around Chap 8 and cannot be fixed. Listened on Audible and no problem -- except no text.

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Disappointing

Would you try another book from Creston Mapes and/or Troy Klein?

Creston Mapes, likely...<br/>Troy Klien, NO

What could Creston Mapes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not have it jump around so much. Doesn't seem like the other two books.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Troy Klein?

Either one of the first two books.

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Sky zone

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A good political thriller, Sky Zone moved along well and kept my interest but I did feel lost by not having listened/read the previous books. Creston Mapes plots a good story with a good balance between story and action.

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Terrorist Attack in Ohio

Frightening but very interesting story about a terrorist attack in Columbus, Ohio (The Heartland of America). Senator Sterling, a presidential candidate, is the main target but a large gathering of people are put at risk by the jihadists. The inclusion of Everett Lester (ROCK STAR CHRONICLES) and his family was fascinating. Jack Crittendon, his wife, and her mother were my favorite characters. Pam (wife) was in such a horrible situation and Margaret (her mother) was just wonderful. The action was nonstop, the narration by Troy Klein very good, and the ending quite surprising.

Audiobook provided for an honest review....

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Favorite

I enjoyed this book. Even though it is fictional, it makes you wonder to what lengths one will go. This book is my favorite of the three in this series. I look forward to the next book by Creston Mapes.

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Has potential

The author is a decent writer but needs a plot. There was action and character development but no plot. The narrator was a good reader but his sing song manner would work well for children's book but not for this genre.

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Love the Story, not the performance

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. The poor quality of the narrator was shocking compared to the first two narrators. It seemed like he was just reading some text book, rather than being really into the story. He did good with the foreign voices, but not with Derrick or any of the others.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Shakespeare.

Would you be willing to try another one of Troy Klein’s performances?

No. Sorry, but no.

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The story is really really good, but I had to work at ignoring the narrator. Sorry, don't mean to be so negative. But you can tell when a narrator has worked at their ART and are really into it. Audible has LOTS of talented narrators.

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Loved it!

Since we rarely give out a 5-star rating, 4 stars is a very, very good book. We have loved The Crittendon files. This one is probably the best. Creston Mapes is an incredible author. We have listened to all his books and highly recommend them!

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A Unique Marriage of Counterterrorism & Religion

What did you like best about Sky Zone? What did you like least?

<br/><br/>This was a REALLY interesting book. It was about terrorism and counter terrorism, however carried through it a religious belief. It actually worked. I cannot recall any strong language.<br/><br/>There were some descriptions of violence but other than that it was very descriptive and didn't seem to need all the extra that you find in most books in this genre: Political thriller/counterterrorism<br/><br/>I think that this author had may have just received a new customer.<br/><br/>I did get a little bit lost about three quarters of the way into it but was able to get back on track and things made sense from then on. The only downside was that there were a lot of characters and at times it me made it difficult for me to keep up. However, this is the 3rd book in the series so if I had read the others first I may have kept up better.<br/><br/>~~~~~~~~~~<br/><br/>Troy Klein's narration and his ability to give each character his/her own voice and THAT differentiation between all the male characters and the few female characters, made it much easier to stay on track then if I had been listening to another narrator. <br/><br/>I enjoyed his ability to portray females, which is always difficult for a man to do. And as I said, each of the male roles had its own unique characteristics this did help me follow along.<br/><br/>~~~~~~~~~~~<br/><br/>Notes: Some descriptions of violence<br/><br/><br/><br/>Credit worthy/$: I'm on the fence about whether or not I would buy the books in the series, but only because I have many many more to listen to before I'll allow myself to purchase anymore. <br/><br/>This is going to be the series is going to be on my WishList and I will hope to scoop some up during sales, or later I'll purchase them or use the credit. *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts in this review.*.<br/><br/>Please select below whether you felt this review was helpful or not.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful