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The Cuban Affair Audiobook

The Cuban Affair

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Publisher's Summary

INCLUDES AN EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH NELSON DEMILLE AND SCOTT BRICK!

From the legendary number-one New York Times best-selling author of Plum Island and Night Fall, Nelson DeMille's blistering new novel features an exciting new character - US Army combat veteran Daniel "Mac" MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky.

One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a 10-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to $2 million, and Mac agrees to hear the deal and meet Carlos's clients - a beautiful Cuban American woman named Sara Ortega and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez.

What Mac learns is that there is 60 million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara's grandfather when he fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash - by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich...or not at all.

Brilliantly written, with his signature humor, fascinating authenticity from his research trip to Cuba, and heart-pounding pace. Nelson DeMille is a true master of the genre.

©2017 Nelson DeMille (P)2017 S&S Audio

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    karinzart hawaii 10-21-17
    karinzart hawaii 10-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed it"

    I enjoy reading books like this........intrigue, adventure, good characters, etc. And of course Scott Brick hits it out of the park again.

    Only negative thing was that it was a bit slow in places simply because of the way the story was written. But overall, enjoyable.

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    John 10-21-17
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    "great characters and excellent narration"

    despite my criticisms, this is an entertaining novel and worthy of Nelson DeMille. the story is about Jack and Afghanistan Vectren that is asked to participate and extracting treasure from Cuba.
    the main character Mac has a sarcastic wit and his first mate Jack who is a Vietnam veteran have a friendship that only soldiers can share. there's a love interest in Sarah and her jealous boyfriend Felipe that adds a lot to the novel and tension with the main character Mac.
    the novel left me wanting more of the culture of the Cuban people to come through
    the narration from Scott Brick was superb. he characterized all the characters both male and female Cuban and American with near perfect inflection.
    I would recommend this book two an adventure seeking listener. I would not recommend this book to somebody that is looking for a cultural experience.

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    Anonymous 10-21-17
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    "Great story."

    Great story. I loved the main character, reminded me alot of John Cory. The narration was so good it really added to the enjoyment.

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    Amazon Customer 10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intense story"

    I read and listen to a lot of books. The Cuban Affair just became one of my favorites. A fantastic story read by the best narrator I have heard yet. Highly recommended.

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    "Travels to Cuba"

    Great book. Anyone contemplating a trip to Cuba should read this. “Those that don’t know history are destined to repeat it”

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    Darrell HANSCHEN 10-21-17
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    "Definitely worth a credit"

    Nelson DeMille has been one of my favorites for years and this book did not disappoint. I didn't find it as compelling as The Lion's Game or Spencerville, but it was still well worth the time. I finished it in just two days. He did an excellent job of painting the ambience of modern day Havana and contrasting it with Havana of the late 50's. While he is far from a Communist sympathizer, DeMille makes it clear that Cuba before Castro was no paradise either. The history of the Cuban interrogators in North Vietnam was new to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the way he wove the history into the action, and the reactions of the characters. Mac, the protagonist, and Jack his older alter ego, were both realistic and lifelike. As a Vietnam era vet myself, I especially related to Jack's irreverent attitude.

    For me, the love story was the weakest part of the novel. It seemed rushed and contrived. Rather than watching a relationship grow, or seeing a head over heels love at first sight thunderbolt, one minute Mac meets Sarah, and the next they're discussing marriage.

    Scott Brick did his usual outstanding job as narrator, though I couldn't help but notice the enormous difference in his "narrator voice" and the regular voice you hear in the post-book interview with DeMille.

    All in all, this was a satisfying, interesting, thought provoking listen.

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    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 10-21-17
    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Scott Brick...so perfect for this book"

    I am a Scott Brick fan and there are some books where his style fits better than others. This is one where he fits perfectly and in fact made the book better. Overall, definitely worth listening to although not a 5 across the board. One of the characters, in particular, got a bit irritating, but... it was a fun and good listen.

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    "Awesome story."

    The narrator made one feel that you were right in the story.
    Nelson keeps your attention through out the book.

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    Olive 10-20-17
    Olive 10-20-17
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    "Slow Motion"

    DeMille is the master of dialogue, but he overdoes it in this work. Too much chatting and not enough doing. He treads treacherously close to Dan Brown Guide Book territory in telling us about every square inch of Cuba. All that is interesting for someone who might plan a trip there, but for the rest of us, get on with the story that we want from the guy who has written some seriously excellent books. DeMille eventually gets to the end with bullets flying, but I had to speed up the narration to 1.25 to get there.

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    Rose 10-20-17
    Rose 10-20-17
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    "Romance only a man would write"

    Everything about this story is hokey - especially the way that the unlikely romance develops between the two main characters. The story is slow and not believable and I find Scott Brick’s narrartion even more irritating than usual. Three hours into the audiobook and I’m done wasting my time.

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