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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive techno-thriller.

While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During a training exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears. When search efforts produce no evidence that the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but to acknowledge that one of its most secret and high-tech aircraft has been hijacked.

Recovery of the B-2 and its crew becomes the president's highest priority, and the Kremlin claims no knowledge of the missing aircraft. Finally, intelligence leads to what at first seems a very unlikely suspect: Cuba. But could the tiny nation pull off a theft of this magnitude? And what might its plans be for the highly sought-after aircraft? Getting the answers to these questions becomes the top-secret mission for CIA agent Steve Wickham, for without those answers, only one solution will remain: invasion. And if the US invades, World War III will certainly follow.

©2013 Joe Weber (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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another disappointment

enjoyed the story... but again the narration a disappointment... enjoy the voice narration but the characters... he makes all the military members sound like Confederate Civil war Generals... made it real hard to listen too... Mr. Ciulla please talk to some real military members and try again.... just sad

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Horrible reader

I was unable to finish the book as the reading is atrocious. Only read this one is you try like the author.

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Couldn't listen all the way through

The narrator is so BAD I just cannot finish the book. He makes all his military characters sound like they are stupid hicks. The director let him get by with it, so both the director and the narrator should be fired. The narrators voice isn't anything much to begin with, but it gets much worse when he tries to do accents. Maybe if he just read the book and accepts that he knows nothing about accents, it would be tolerable. I think the story might be pretty good, but I just cannot get past how bad the narrator and his accents are.

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Disappointed

I struggled to finish this book due to the poor narration. The narrator's voicing of the characters seemed more suited to an old children's Saturday morning cartoon TV show.

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Difficult

Where to start. The story line was pretty good, but WAY to detailed. Describing every detail actually made this a hard listen. The narrator had the worst voices, His Russian was OK, but every voice sounded like a 1950 KGB general. Nearly every American sounded like they came from the deep woods of Tennessee, Very poor job. Very diappointed.

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Great story, Egregious narrator.

The narrator was distractingly bad, I say this as total truth and as in no way to be mean, but the narrator alone made the book almost unlistenable. He constantly spoke like he was doing a bad Clint Eastwood impression, or trying to suck in his gut. His other voices were all cartoonish and over done, and this is especially true of the accents. His accents and characters voices were so bad it made decent dialogue sound terrible. I think the story is worth reading, the dogfights were great and something I haven't heard before, but I can not stress enough that the narrator made the story profoundly hard to get through.

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Comical narrator

This might have been a good listen if it hadn't been for the narrator. He alternated between trying to sound like John Wayne for the American characters and Colonel Klinck for the Russian characters. I just couldn't listen to the book.

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superb action story

This book was non stop action all the way. Easily as good as any Clancy or Coonts novel. This would make a great movie! the narration by Chris Andrew Ciulla was outstanding! Excellent foreign pronunciations and accents.

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Not even for free...

Save yourself! The premise is poorly developed and the laconic narration left me dis-interested after 4 chapters.

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Foghorn leghorn and Yosemite Sam

The story isn't bad the performance is grinding on ones ears, some of the characters sound like cartoon characters. from an old Looney Tune cartoon. Ciulla is terrible.

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Reasonable story worst narration I have heard

What disappointed you about Shadow Flight?

The narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not really that sort of story.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was awful, accents were either completely over the top or laughably bad. I struggled to listen to parts of it which was a shame, because it wasnt a bad book.

What character would you cut from Shadow Flight?

none of them.