State of Emergency

Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Jericho Quinn, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (818 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two agents, Russian and American, are brutally murdered. College students, working as drug mules, die gruesome deaths from radiation poisoning. Powerful dirty bombs explode minutes apart in San Francisco and St. Petersburg, Russia - slaughtering citizens and spreading blind panic throughout the world. But this is only a warning. The next attack will be nuclear.

Enter Air Force OSI agent Jericho Quinn and his crack team of specialists. Their mission: track down the black-market arms dealer who masterminded the plot - with a Soviet-era, suitcase-sized bomb - and dismantle them both. When the trail leads to South America, Quinn has to join the famous Dakar Rally, a 6,000-mile motorcycle run that’s about to become the most dangerous race in history. It’s not the finish line they’re racing for. It’s the fate of the world....

©2013 Marc Cameron (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Having now read all three

I just discovered Jericho Quinn a week or so ago.... and immediately ordered / listened to all three IN ORDER. Definitely read in chronological order as each adventure builds on the earlier ones.

The narrator for the first two books was (IMO) preferable to this one. This one was too much "mouse and squirrel" with his accents. But this narrator did not detract from my enjoyment. This narrator's "Zamora" did drip pure psycho-evil.

Comparisons to more established action heroes is easy and obvious. Quinn may be closer to Mitch Rapp than many others. Looking forward to more of Jericho (and friends) from Marc Cameron.

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The series matures

I love what Marc Cameron has done with this series: National Security introduced the main characters and established the tone for the series. Act of Terror picks up where the last book left off, introduced some more characters for the series. State of Emergency starts shortly after AoT, lets us know that one of the previous villains is still being pursued, but takes us to more pressing matters. Jericho picks up more allies and enemies and we can see the stage being set for some interesting story arcs in both his professional and personal life.
Jericho Quinn ranks with Scot Harvath, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne as my favorite counter-terrorist agents.

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Fun Story - Narration a Disappointment

What did you like best about this story?

The action is always fun and interesting.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice for Zamora was awful, he squealed to the point that it hurt my ears. Tom Weiner was much better in my opinion.

Any additional comments?

Do the authors listen to the books before they are released? I struggled with the high pitch yelping - it hurt my ears and I had to turn the volume way down. If he does another book I hope he goes back to Tom Weiner.

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Horrible narration

I have over 125 books in my library and this is the first time I hade to stop listening and buy the book do to the narration. On the bright side I did enjoy the story.

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Good Story ... Annoying Narration

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

Some of the narrator's voices were so annoying I almost stopped listening, but the story was interesting enough to keep me onboard.

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Terrible recording, unable to hear female voices

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The female voices were performed as a whisper which meant I had to turn up the volume to maximum and then the male narration was too loud.

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need better narrator

narrator tried too hard. at times found myself rewinding to listen again as he spoke to quietly or voice was hard to understand.

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Good continuation of series

I was quite distracted by the change in narrator for this book in the series. I had some challenges with his reading. The female character voices were very soft. So I used earbuds for clarity. But the bad guy’s voice was oddly done, and odd. Had to stay aware of the volume button. The story is a good continuation of the series. It didn’t keep my interest as much as previous books. Not sure if the narration affected my ability to “get into” the story or not. Quinn is slowly crawling his way up to Mitch Rapp or Scot Harvath status. Not sure if he’ll make it but I’m hoping he will. But this fits that genre well. So if you’re a fan of MItch you’ll probably enjoy the series.

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Disappointed with Luke Daniels' narration

I have listened to many Luke Daniels narrated audio novels and have always been pleased until now. Something about the narration went wrong.

Mark Cameron's Jericho Quinn series suspense/espionage thrillers are generally outstanding. His plots are credible and his characters vivid. Jericho Quinn is a great protagonist and his sidekick one-eyed ex-Marine Jacques Tibodeux is an especially likeable character. State of Emergency is the third novel in the six novel series. Later novels in the series easily earn 5 stars.

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If I could five this book 0 - I would

I purchases this book because of great reviews of Marc Cameron's books. It was a complete disappointment. It is possible that I needed to start with book one, not in the middle of the series, but I have read other series and in general it does not require to start with the first book to enjoy the story. In this case it was like you started in the middle of the book. There was no real ending, I gues the idea is it will continue in his next book.

It did not help that performance by Luke Daniels was terrible. All the "bad guys". Had this whiny tone that was beyond irritating and just put me off the book even more.

I am not sure I would buy another Cameron book.

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