The Shield of Darius

Narrated by: Theodore Copeland
Series: The Unit 1 Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While vacationing with his family in Europe, businessman Benjamin Sager is assaulted and abducted, awakening in a small cell occupied only by another captive American. Ben's senses send him reeling into his own past; to a place both exhilarating and terrifying. As Sager struggles to determine where he is and why he and his cellmate are being held, Christopher Falen, a covert agent of the CIA offshoot, Unit 1, uncovers a disturbing pattern of unexplained American tourist disappearances, seemingly vanishing without a trace. Two paths cross as Falen's investigation and Sager's desperate will to survive draw them both into the deadly web of the Shield of Darius. A timely and relevant thriller, The Shield of Darius takes the listener on a journey through the maze of international espionage and politics between the United States and the Middle East and poses the question: Who can be trusted?

©2012 Allen Kent (P)2017 Kent A Farnsworth

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Benjamin Sager fights to get home

The Shield of Darius Unit 1 is an exciting thriller. Allen Kent has written a fast paced story. The audio book is narrated by Theodore Copeland and he gives a wonderful performance. Benjamin Sager is kidnapped and his wife is desperate to find him and bring him home. The Shield of Darius has interesting characters and fast paced thriller that leaves you wanting to enjoy more of the book. If you enjoy listening to audio books, I highly recommend this book. I received an arc for my honest review.

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Great Spy Thriller

The beginning and most of the book kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen. The ending was a little disappointing as it seemed as if the protagonist became passive and started allowing things to happen, rather than being proactive as he had been throughout most of the book. In spite of that, I enjoyed the book and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series. Theodore Copeland does a find job as the narrator. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Story with incredible plot twists

Loved this story which could have been torn from current headlines! Descriptive text put the listener at the exact locations of this international intrigue.

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Very Intriguing

WOW what a wild ride!!!
This is a book that I plan to buy to go with the audiobook. The narrator did an awesome job on all of the vocals...
Reviewed by: Patricia Freeman 🐈

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  • Cyndi
  • 09-24-20

An amazing story of the secrets kept unknown!

Mr. Kent has done an amazing job of giving us a story that we know comes from his imagination but is told in such a way that it could be taken from newspaper headlines! As you get to know Ben, the main character, your heart will become entangled in the mess that is his life. You will stand on the sidelines as you read or in my case listen to the atrocities that happen to him. Your heart will break as you listen to his wife plead for someone to help her. Although I know this book is fiction, it is so much like something that I believe could or has happened that I couldn't help but keep going to learn the outcome. Mr. Kent has never disappointed me when I have read or listened to one of his books. The narrator for this book Theodore Copeland has done an excellent job of bringing it to life. I totally recommend this wonderful book and look forward to reading more about this secret Unit 1! I received a free code for this book from Audiobooks Unleashed and I thank them for it. This review is totally my own honest opinion.