• The First Commandment

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (4,050 ratings)

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By: Brad Thor
Narrated by: George Guidall
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Publisher's Summary

When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive.

With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge - and in so doing will uncover shattering revelations about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.

Take another thrill ride with superagent Scot Harvath.
©2007 Brad Thor (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Fast-paced and action-packed. Sure to please his many fans and gain new ones. Immensely satisfying and highly recommended." ( Library Journal)

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Better Brad Thor listen

With failing eye sight, the audio is the answer and this book is an easy, pleasurable entertainment. Enjoyed the narration, the pace and better continuity than some of his work. Plot is entertaining while unrealistic . . . but then this is fiction. No regret about downloading this one!

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Went Fast

I like this book a lot. It kept my interest through the whole book. If you have liked the other Scott H. books you will like this one

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The First Commandment - wow... WOW

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Brad Thor has taken his creative writing craft to a new level. He certainly stands out with the likes of Vince Flynn and David Baldacci for creating an edge of the chair novel that is guaranteed to grab you and never let you go. George Guidall provides a terrific narration. I have enjoyed all of Brad Thor's novels to date, but First Commandment is definitely a stand out.

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Great listen

Would you consider the audio edition of The First Commandment to be better than the print version?

Big fan of Brad Thor. This book no different than the others. Fast moving, good story, great naration.

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

Yes. Another great job.

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I'm liking them better as time goes on.

I didn't take to Scot in the first book, but the story was entertaining and I gave things a shot. Kept coming back, and I'm enjoying the books a bit more as time goes on. This one felt more like two jammed together tangents than a single coherent book, but still entertaining.

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Good Story Line

If you could sum up The First Commandment in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining; satisfaction;

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

Seemed like everybody was out to stop Scot, and the way he was able to continue to move about to complete his personal mission without support from the person who owed his life to

Which scene was your favorite?

When the off duty cop acted on a hunch and stopped the bombing of the bar

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

Knowing that our government acts pretty much the way the book laid it out if they want you out of the way

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Needs to focus on the garbage happening within the current administration as there's plenty of storylines he can continue the series with

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Great action

This book is non-stop action with a good plot. Vince Flynn readers will enjoy it. A rogue agent trying to take out the bad guys anyway he can. How can you beat that?

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Still like Scot

Another good thriller with Scot. I am never disappointed with the story's or the ending.

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Standard fair, good brain candy

Where does The First Commandment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its just a good fun time. It isn't serious literature, but a good spy novel.

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

Seriously, George Guidall could read the phone book and I would listen to it. The guys voice is gold!

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Tons of Twists

Loved it from beginning to end. Without ruining it the main plot is much different than were use to seeing.

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  • 10-12-22

Not the best is the series but the narrator makes it unbearable

I have listened to most of the Scot Harvath books in this series however the narrators pronunciation of “th” sounds as “ffh” is so distracting and irritating that I struggled to get through it.

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  • Churchill1940
  • 11-09-19

Outstanding book by Brad Thor: Excellent narration

Everything about this book is amazing. Scott Harvath pulls out another miraculous win to fight terrorism directed to his loved ones. As usual George Guidall narration is exceptional. A must if you want to stay on The edge after every chapter.