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The Foundation Audiobook

The Foundation: Jack Emery , Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war.

Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation's deputy director, the ruthless Michelle Dominique, recognizes that whoever controls the message controls the world. And she will take control, no matter the price.

Enter Jack's boss, Ernest McDowell, owner and chairman of the largest media empire on the planet. In the midst of political upheaval, EMCorp is about to become the final play in the Foundation's plan. When Dominique traps the EMCorp owner in her web, Jack's the only one left to expose the conspiracy before it's too late.

As the world powers smash each other against the anvil of Taiwan, Jack will risk everything to battle the Foundation and prevent them from taking control amid the devastation of a global war.

©2016 Pan Macmillan Australia (P)2017 Steve P Vincent

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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-05-17
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The conspiracy theories continue!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If my friend was into an action/conspiracy theory potboilers, then yes. Otherwise, not so much.


    Would you recommend The Foundation to your friends? Why or why not?

    As above.


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

    I don't recall listening to this performer in the past, so I don't have a comparable. That said, it was a solid , and actually strong performance, consistent and realistic.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Unlikely. Not my style.


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided my copy of this audiobook by the author in exchange for this review. This is a relatively solid offering, with interesting underlying concepts and lots of action. Admittedly it is a bit of a stretch from a suspension of disbelief POV, but it does make some interesting points. <br/>Some more editing and trimming is required, but on balance worth the credit, esp. for the type of book it is. Recommended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Luke Preston 02-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Audio for a Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Foundation to be better than the print version?

    They're both awesome!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story kicks along at a rocking pace! It's perfect for listening to on a long drive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Come on! No spoilers!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 02-15-17
    Jan 02-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Unbelievable Thriller"

    The author of this story is new to me, while the narrator is one of my favorite male narrators for romance and action stories. Parts of this book I absolutely loved and other parts not so much. My review is not a synopsis of the book, rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. I think one of the biggest unrealistic elements of the story was the power of the foundation, and the extents they would go to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K Knox 06-23-17
    K Knox 06-23-17

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    "Fun/quick listen but lacks depth and development"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This was a fun, quick listen. It's a wild ride with interesting ideas, but it lacks depth and character development. While it was entertaining, it was not very believable, so it was a bit difficult to get completely immersed in the story. Still, it was enjoyable and I might try another Vincent book at some point.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Steve P. Vincent? Why or why not?

    Yes, I'd be willing to try another of his books. I like the subject matter.


    What aspect of Jeffrey Kafer’s performance would you have changed?

    While his performance was pretty good, he didn't change his voice much between characters, so it made it a bit more difficult to follow.


    Could you see The Foundation being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Perhaps.


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    Terminator Fan 04-08-17
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    "Pretty good!"

    Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBlast.

    This was my first Steve Vincent novel and I was again pleasantly surprised to "discover" a talented author I'd never heard of before. I liked how the story was put together and there were interesting enough characters to care about and who made it worth investing my time in. It's actually a bit frightening to think of the power that certain groups hold in the world to shape events in the manner they were shaped in this book, but in many ways it felt like a timely listen. Kafer once again delivered a typically solid performance. Solid book all the way around. Recommended - especially to fans of this genre (investigative reporting/political suspense, etc).

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    Ronald Chatmon St. Louis, MO USA 04-06-17
    Ronald Chatmon St. Louis, MO USA 04-06-17
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    "First use of Audible format, not my favorite."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Speaking about the format (audible), I found it difficult to follow the story development. I would recommend this to people who are attuned to listening for long periods of time. Unfortunately, I am not.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The story and characters were well developed judging from the time portion that I dedicated to this book. I did not complete this book as I had difficulty listening in a continuum sufficient to follow the complete story. .


    What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

    I found his reading style not to my liking, he reads with a cadence that is difficult for me to discern the character changes and nuances. Long periods of listening would tire me and I would have to begin listening again.


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

    Corporate control


    Any additional comments?

    I read (listened) to this book at the behest of the author and my inability to relate to an audible format should not be taken as a reflection of the work, rather my inability to relate to this format.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 03-22-17
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    "Journalism corrupted"

    A great story on what can happen when journalists are blackmailed to slant the news! I'm looking forward to the next in the series. (Received free Audible version for honest review)

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    BuildItLikeBeal 03-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fast paced and thrilling!"

    Terrorism, underground crime organizations, political figures, heads of state, misguided organizations, blood. possible world war, and a lot of butt kicking. It all comes together smoothly in this entertaining story that keeps you listening long after you were supposed to be doing something else!

    I was given this audio book for free in exchange for an hones and unbiased review.

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    Serenity 03-21-17
    Serenity 03-21-17
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    "Who can stop the Foundation"

    Jack Emery is a journalist thrust into a race against time, as an underground US political power tries to take control of the country, by starting a war in China. This is a good conspiracy book, although some of the actions of the Foundation are hard to believe.

    Not read/listened to anything by the author before , but have listened to a lot of Jeffrey Kaffer. As usual he does a good job bringing the story to life and keeps the interest going.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zara Quintana 03-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "International Conflicts, Espionage, and Cover-ups"
    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Absolutely love Jeffrey Kafer's voice and narration. If you love thrillers and stories secret groups determined to manipulate and control governments, wars, corporations and the media, you will love this crime thriller. I've never read this author before, but thought he was right up there with Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy.

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