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The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel. The White House fears Jerusalem will strike first, launching a massive preemptive attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities that could cause the entire Middle East to go up in flames, oil prices to skyrocket, and the global economy to collapse. With the stakes high and few viable options left, the president of the United States orders CIA operative David Shirazi and his team to track down and sabotage Iran’s nuclear warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike. But will they be too late?

©2011 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Susan
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 10-21-11

Rosenberg does it again - couldn't put it down!

I've listened to all of Rosenberg's political fiction and have enjoyed every book. If you haven't listened toThe Twelfth Imam, I recommend that you get it first as this one is a sequel, continuing the adventures of CIA asset David Shirazi. Shirazi, born in the US to Iranian parents who fled the revolution, infliltrates Iran at the highest levels and uncovers a terrible plot which he works hard to subvert. The Twelfth Imam, or Madi (sp.) has formed a caliphate consisting of most middle eastern countries. While posing as a religious figure, it's obvious he has nothing but evil on his mind, including the destruction of Israel and western society. This book, like other Rosenberg thrillers will hold your attention and make it difficult to get any sleep as you won't want to stop listening....The narrator was very good, using different accents and handling male and female voices equally well. Get it now!

47 of 54 people found this review helpful

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  • Marie
  • Arlington, TN, United States
  • 02-21-15

Worth a credit - educational, suspense and compell

If you could sum up The Tehran Initiative in three words, what would they be?

Joel Rosenberg skillfully weaves the feelings, complexities and insights of Christianity and Muslims into an exciting, cutting-edge political thriller. The characters are believable and the story has a interesting underlying love story. I recommend this book if you want to learn a bit more about the Middle East and what "could" be going on.

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

Yes, it was energizing.

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

Well narrated, he added depth to the story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • gene
  • brooklyn, NY, United States
  • 11-08-11

suspenseful

excellent story line and performance is top notch. had me on edge for most of book.

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  • Charles
  • Martinez, CA, United States
  • 10-26-11

Great listen!

I've really enjoyed this listen. The performance is top notch! Yes, I was concerned when the quotes from various scriptures started showing up, but I found the author using them to broaden my understanding of some of the characters and their motivations. Whether I like it or not, this is real life, and it is unusual to capture this spiritual essense of characters in a novel.

The reader puts this book over the top. Not only does he attempt various international accents, but his characters's tone and inflection are almost always spot on.

Christian fiction? Way to good a story for that box.

This was my first "political suspense" listen, and I'll be looking for more, especially with this reader!

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  • Laurie
  • Canfield, ON, Canada
  • 02-02-12

Very Good Overall but....

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would but with a warning. It got a bit too deep into religious discussion for my liking. I understand explaining the thoughts behind the various Middle Eastern religions because there are many things I may not have known, but the preaching about the Christian faith was too much preaching to the choir.

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

I always listen before I buy because I have to like the person reading. He handled all of the various accents well and made the book more pleasurable in my opinion.

Did The Tehran Initiative inspire you to do anything?

No but it did bring back memories of being in the private, religious school of my youth.

Any additional comments?

It was a very interesting study of the mindset of the regions portrayed and the thought process before various actions. It was a thought provoking book but as mentioned before, too much religion for my liking. I did like the way it ended - it wasn't a pat, expected way to end.

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Loved this book

We listened to this book on our latest road trip and we wanted it to keep going. Can't wait for the next one!

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Destinie
  • BELLA VISTA, AR, United States
  • 12-18-16

Second book in the series. We'll finish them all.

Love it. Entertaining and Educational. Highly Recommend. Worth listening to. Narrator is very good. Thanks

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  • Robert
  • Comfort, TX USA
  • 11-28-16

Believeable Story and details. Excellent Performance

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The presentation sounded like multiple actors rather than just one.

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Rosenberg does it again!

Continuing where The Twelve the I'm mamir@yahoo.com left off, he moves the story forward in a spellbinding manner!

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Awesome!

I loved this book! I believe Joel has some insight into how things will go down before Jesus returns. It kept me listening, even during the night!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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