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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Bob Mayer writing as Robert Doherty: Now we know what the government hid there. It's time we found out why....

Hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest is a place shrouded in mystery. It is called The Mission. And in nearby villages people are screaming in pain as they die from a virus more deadly than Ebola. They can't escape it. They can't cure it. They can't stop it from exploding into a worldwide epidemic poised to kill us all....

Scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces Officer Mike Turcotte suspect this new "Black Death" is actually a biological weapon in an escalating war between us...and "them".

Them? The aliens who are part of a chilling conspiracy connected to ancient riddles, a covert government agency...and Area 51. Now from the Great Wall of China to a top-secret facility beneath Antarctica's ice cap, an eclectic group of soldiers and scholars are working with Duncan and Turcotte to give humankind one last shimmering hope to survive. To stop the aliens - at least until the Pandora's box of Area 51 opens up again....

©2011 Bob Mayer (P)2012 Bob Mayer

Critic Reviews

"This third volume in Doherty's ongoing chronicle of human-alien clandestine warfare should appeal to fans of UFOs, conspiracy theories, and 'ancient astronauts'." (Library Journal)

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Getting better with both narration and suspense

The author has improved the tightness of the story and improved the writing style.
I can't believe am listening to the 3rd book. Its actually good.

Narration has improved, although not upto standards set by Ray Porter.
Sometimes find it difficult to differentiate characters since same type of narration and accent is used.

The story is now complex and contains more depth.

Well done.

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  • Michael
  • Durango, CO, United States
  • 01-04-13

Are we done, yet?

This series, which began with such promise in Area 51, has become rather long in the alien's tooth. This is mindless fiction, of course, but the story is difficult to follow, and then you realize, why bother? The various good and bad aliens and their earth bound allies and clones have just become tedious.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Too many antagonists

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

We'll, it wasn't for me so I probably wouldn't recommend it. Too confusing to follow.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I couldn't get that far.

What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does a very good job and is enjoyable to listen to.

Any additional comments?

I loved the first two books but this one was so confusing that I couldn't keep track of who were the "good guys" and who were the "bad guys'. And then he brought in the religious cult and that was the end of my desire to listen to it. I can't help but think that the author should have made the second book the ending to the series. This one isn't enjoyable because it is too complicated and not really much fun to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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waiting for war..

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

I would recommend this book to a friend. It is interesting to learn about the two sets of aliens and the history. I still feel a bit confused not knowing which are good or bad and supposed to be protecting the human race. And I have to admit I was ready for the war and it isn't in this book.

What other book might you compare Area 51: the Mission to and why?

The first 2 books within this series.. I haven't read anything else that can compare so I can only compare it to the first 2 books.

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

Emotion

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

The war continues..

Any additional comments?

None

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Adrenal Pace

Would you consider the audio edition of Area 51: the Mission to be better than the print version?

The reader's performance is competent if not excellent, considering the number of voices, male and female as well as accents that must be incorporated into the story. Well done here!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The alien "helper" characters are the best because we're not quite sure they're on our side and they have individual personalities rather than the stereotypical "submit or be absorbed" type thing.

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

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not particularly, although I find any selfless sacrifice of life to be moving and there are several of those moments in this book.

Any additional comments?

Fast paced, grabs you IMMEDIATELY and does not let go... might lighten up on the grip a bit but definitely does not let go.

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I want my credit back!

I'm just tired!!!!

In retrospect if I knew how bad it will get, I would've never bought the first book.
The original story was good but it dragged out for much longer than it had a right to.
Book 3 is finished and we are still nowhere.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

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An Entertaining Read/Listen

This is my first audible book and I thoroughly enjoyed the book and being able to listen or read. Some elements of the book I had read about before so they weren't new to me. I did enjoy how he incorporated them into the story. Performance? I don't know how it compares to other audible books, did seem like he talked a little slow, but that's just me.
I read this book in one day and I'm looking forward to the next one!

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not as good as the 1st 2

this just dragged along.... It didn't add any value to the other 2 books or the story.

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  • Alfred L.
  • Bristol, TN United States
  • 11-07-15

Awesome.

Great story, I have listened to 3 of these books now and have not been disappointed.

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Great Story

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

Recommend the whole series

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narration for the big Russian is great, you get a real feel for his Russian optimism.

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

All of it

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen as I work so I listen to all my books in one sitting.....more or less.

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  • Dena M.
  • 09-18-17

poor research

US nuclear misled do not arm in the tube. they don't arm until they near their target.
it's a safety measure.
really shotty research.

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