• The Beirut Protocol

  • A Markus Ryker Novel, Book 4
  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,060 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author!

A game-changing peace treaty between Israel and the Saudis is nearly done. 

The secretary of state is headed to the region to seal the deal. 

And Special Agent Marcus Ryker is leading an advance trip along the Israeli-Lebanon border, ahead of the secretary’s arrival. 

But when Ryker and his team are ambushed by Hezbollah forces, a nightmare scenario begins to unfold. The last thing the White House can afford is a new war in the Mideast that could derail the treaty and set the region ablaze. U.S. and Israeli forces are mobilizing to find the hostages and get them home, but Ryker knows the clock is ticking. 

When Hezbollah realizes who they’ve captured, no amount of ransom will save them - they’ll be transferred to Beirut and then to Tehran to be executed on live television. 

In the fourth installment of Rosenberg’s gripping series, Marcus Ryker finds himself in the most dangerous situation he has ever faced - captured, brutalized, and dragged deep behind enemy lines. 

Should he wait to be rescued? Or try to escape? How? And what if his colleagues are too wounded to run?

This is the CIA’s most valuable operative as you have never seen him before.

©2021 Joel C. Rosenberg. Psalm 23 in chapter 36 and John 3:19 in chapter 104 are taken from the New American Standard Bible,® © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“The best audiobooks succeed when narrators such as George Guidall perform so exceptionally that listeners can visualize every moment.... Guidall's performance is flawless, particularly in the way he captures the tones, accents, and brutality of Ryker's captors. Guidall is equally adept at depicting intimate moments among some of Ryker's rescuers, resulting in an audiobook that satisfies listeners on all levels.” (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner) 

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*I'm only 2 hours/a few chapters in, HOWEVER, I FEEL I MUST DEFEND THE NARRATION, THE NARRATOR NOW- IN RESPONSE TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS...
GEORGE GUIDALL IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MALE NARRATORS, ALONG WITH SCOTT BRICK, JAY SNYDER, RC BRAY, ETC. PRAISE FOR MR. GUIDALL'S TALENTS ARE WRITTEN TIME AND AGAIN BY TOP REVIEWERS ON AUDIBLE AND ELSEWHERE, AND I KNOW MY 2 FAVORITE AUDIBLE REVIEWERS, SHELLEY AND ALSO WAYNE FROM NC, DEFINITELY AGREE. HE HAS WON SEVERAL AWARDS FOR HIS AMAZING WORK!!
SOMETIMES I WILL CHOOSE A BOOK BASED SOLELY ON GEORGE GUIDALL BEING THE NARRATOR. HIS VOICE HAS A BIT OF GRAVEL AND HIS WORD PRONUNCIATIONS ARE EXCELLENT. HE IS VERY GOOD WITH DIFFERENT ACCENTS, ESPECIALLY MIDDLE EASTERN.
IT WOULD REALLY BE A SHAME TO PASS UP THIS BOOK BASED ONLY ON THE REVIEWS ABOUT THE NARRATION. 😓😕☹😮

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George Guidall is a legend

How can you be an audible listener and not like George Guidall? I specifically seek out books that’s he’s narrated and he’s done some of the best out there, especially in this genre. The story is good, characters are good, narration is great.

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Couldn't take the narrator

Had to return this book an hour after purchasing it. I could not take the narrator. The story had potential, but the narrator was impossible to deal with.

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Go back to Adam Grupper

I love Joel C. Rosenberg books! They are well-thought-out storyline, which develop well, have an intriguing climax, and, generally, great cliffhanger at the end.

The Marcus Ryker storyline is one in my favorites of Joel C. Rosenberg’s books (David Shirazi may be my absolute favorite). It feels as if the storylines are ripped straight from the headlines. with the current headlines. However, the narrator for this book and the Jerusalem Assassin is a distraction. He sounds like he’s out of breath and his words are strained. The first two books in the series - The Kremlin Conspiracy and The Persian Gamble - were narrated by Adam Grupper. Bring him back! Adam Grupper brought Marcus Ryker to life. I generally buy the Audible and a hardback book with the new release. This way I can “read” while I’m traveling for work. With this narrator, I find myself turning the audible off because the narration is off-putting.

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The narrator needs a new job

The narrator just got to me and I had to return after about 2 hrs but the story itself was going good but I'm sick of narrators like this

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Great story but unpleasant narration

I liked the story. Multiple scenes but easy to follow. Glad Marcus still plays a good guy that doesn't torture and kill without cause. works for me! Oh but narrator has garbled voice that is irritating to listen to.

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Marcus Ryker is dead

This was the worst book in the series boring story, terrible performance, reader constantly made me lose focus because he was so monotone, how many characters must be introduced with no backstory or reason going forward? I was excited to get this book and quickly disappointed

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Bring back Adam Grupper

It’s a bad idea to change narrators in the middle of a series. It’s like changing all the actors in the middle of a movie!
Mr. Guidall seems to take a breath every three words. Other than that, his voice is pleasant.

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Narrator

I absolutely love the author and read every book.

Unfortunately the narrator absolutely ruined it for us. We couldn’t even get thru 1 chapter. He sounds like his mouth is full of marbles.
Disappointing and would like to get our money back for both audible books as we will never listen to them

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horrible reading

I could not get past first few chapters as he chose a horrible reader that slurs words and is hard to understand. very poor inflection. wish I could get my money back. Bought the book instead as it is a good book just terrible to listen to.

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  • 04-23-22

Brilliant- well worth the listen!

I wasn’t really sure how good a fiction ‘faith book,’ would be. I was highly impressed and now wanting to download more!

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  • Rhonda Chapman
  • 07-30-21

Awful

The narrator was terrible only got to the third chapter so can't rate the story