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Publisher's Summary

When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war.

Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation's deputy director, the ruthless Michelle Dominique, recognizes that whoever controls the message controls the world. And she will take control, no matter the price.

Enter Jack's boss, Ernest McDowell, owner and chairman of the largest media empire on the planet. In the midst of political upheaval, EMCorp is about to become the final play in the Foundation's plan. When Dominique traps the EMCorp owner in her web, Jack's the only one left to expose the conspiracy before it's too late.

As the world powers smash each other against the anvil of Taiwan, Jack will risk everything to battle the Foundation and prevent them from taking control amid the devastation of a global war.

©2016 Pan Macmillan Australia (P)2017 Steve P Vincent

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  • Matthew
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 03-05-17

The conspiracy theories continue!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If my friend was into an action/conspiracy theory potboilers, then yes. Otherwise, not so much.

Would you recommend The Foundation to your friends? Why or why not?

As above.

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

I don't recall listening to this performer in the past, so I don't have a comparable. That said, it was a solid , and actually strong performance, consistent and realistic.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Unlikely. Not my style.

Any additional comments?

I was provided my copy of this audiobook by the author in exchange for this review. This is a relatively solid offering, with interesting underlying concepts and lots of action. Admittedly it is a bit of a stretch from a suspension of disbelief POV, but it does make some interesting points.
Some more editing and trimming is required, but on balance worth the credit, esp. for the type of book it is. Recommended.

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Great Audio for a Great Story

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

They're both awesome!

What did you like best about this story?

The story kicks along at a rocking pace! It's perfect for listening to on a long drive.

Which scene was your favorite?

Come on! No spoilers!

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real world stuff,

This was fast moving in some parts and definitely slowed down in others. Some parts seem to be all over the place. A good read lots of characters to intertwine within the storyline. Very political and kind of scary because who knows if his may ever happen one day. The narrator did a very good job

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Unbelievable Thriller

The author of this story is new to me, while the narrator is one of my favorite male narrators for romance and action stories. Parts of this book I absolutely loved and other parts not so much. My review is not a synopsis of the book, rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. I think one of the biggest unrealistic elements of the story was the power of the foundation, and the extents they would go to.

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The Foundation

This is an enjoyable fast paced political thriller.Jack Emery is a journalist who seems to do more intellegence work,than writing.He is getting divorced and is usually drunk.When a terrorist attack affects his life,he goes to major pains to find the culprits.Jeffery Kafer is a great narrator for this book.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Fun/quick listen but lacks depth and development

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This was a fun, quick listen. It's a wild ride with interesting ideas, but it lacks depth and character development. While it was entertaining, it was not very believable, so it was a bit difficult to get completely immersed in the story. Still, it was enjoyable and I might try another Vincent book at some point.

Would you be willing to try another book from Steve P. Vincent? Why or why not?

Yes, I'd be willing to try another of his books. I like the subject matter.

What aspect of Jeffrey Kafer’s performance would you have changed?

While his performance was pretty good, he didn't change his voice much between characters, so it made it a bit more difficult to follow.

Could you see The Foundation being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Perhaps.

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Pretty good!

Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBlast.

This was my first Steve Vincent novel and I was again pleasantly surprised to "discover" a talented author I'd never heard of before. I liked how the story was put together and there were interesting enough characters to care about and who made it worth investing my time in. It's actually a bit frightening to think of the power that certain groups hold in the world to shape events in the manner they were shaped in this book, but in many ways it felt like a timely listen. Kafer once again delivered a typically solid performance. Solid book all the way around. Recommended - especially to fans of this genre (investigative reporting/political suspense, etc).

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First use of Audible format, not my favorite.

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

Speaking about the format (audible), I found it difficult to follow the story development. I would recommend this to people who are attuned to listening for long periods of time. Unfortunately, I am not.

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

The story and characters were well developed judging from the time portion that I dedicated to this book. I did not complete this book as I had difficulty listening in a continuum sufficient to follow the complete story. .

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

I found his reading style not to my liking, he reads with a cadence that is difficult for me to discern the character changes and nuances. Long periods of listening would tire me and I would have to begin listening again.

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

Corporate control

Any additional comments?

I read (listened) to this book at the behest of the author and my inability to relate to an audible format should not be taken as a reflection of the work, rather my inability to relate to this format.

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Journalism corrupted

A great story on what can happen when journalists are blackmailed to slant the news! I'm looking forward to the next in the series. (Received free Audible version for honest review)

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Fast paced and thrilling!

Terrorism, underground crime organizations, political figures, heads of state, misguided organizations, blood. possible world war, and a lot of butt kicking. It all comes together smoothly in this entertaining story that keeps you listening long after you were supposed to be doing something else!

I was given this audio book for free in exchange for an hones and unbiased review.

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  • ReviewerA
  • 03-12-17

A Great Debut!

This is a well thought out political thriller that keeps you turning the page. Following an array of characters on all sides of the moral fence, there's plenty of action and thrills to propel the story along, nicely balanced with moments of intrigue and character examination. I think that's what I like best about this book - the antagonists have their reasons for doing what they do, they aren't just 'bad guy' cardboard cut-outs. And the 'lead' Jack Emery isn't made out to be something he's not. He's a reporter whose skills lay in his investigation and writing - he doesn't suddenly turn into an action superhero - and I like that. Most of all, this book makes the reader reflect on their real world and start to question just how close to reality this story actually is - which is a little terrifying! The Foundation had great narration too!