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Theft of Fire

Prometheus, Volume 1
Narrated by: John McLoughlin
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

"Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds."

Dr. Grace Llewellyn quotes Oppenheimer as her creation takes its first breath. Moments later, a US military strike team hits her laboratory in suburban Maryland.

Markus Stebbings is hiding terminal brain cancer, hoping to remain alive and a part of Delta long enough to die for something that matters. The mission to destroy a domestic terrorist cell in possession of a nuclear bomb sounds like the opportunity he is looking for, until he realizes that his targets are not terrorists and that what they have is something infinitely more dangerous than a bomb.

On the run with Grace and the device she calls Prometheus, Markus finds himself pitted against the full might of US intelligence and military forces as they mount the biggest manhunt ever conducted on American soil. He quickly learns that Prometheus represents a technological advancement so profound that it can alter the course of history. But there is another such device already in play, and he, Grace, and Prometheus are all that stand between it and the end of human civilization as we know it.

©2017 Michael Edelson (P)2018 Michael Edelson

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Theft of Fire

If you are a fan of high tech military stuff this is right up your alley. It is full of suspense and it is hard to put it down.

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Great action

What would you do if you were sent on a covert action to stop a group of terrorists and upon arriving, realized something was wrong? Would you carry out your assignment or would you abort and suffer the consequence? You'll have to read the story to find out what Markus does. Filled with non-stop action and a wide-range of characters, this story moves rapidly from one scene to another, leaving the reader with no time for boredom. Throughout the book, you'll want to stop to catch your breath though. The narrator is fantastic and delivers a powerful read, and well-produced audio. Readers of Stuart Woods would likely love this book. I was provided with a free copy for review purposes, which in no way swayed my opinion of the book.

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Excellent Story!!!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Both the writing and narration are absolutely flawless. I sincerely hope I get the opportunity to review the next installment.

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What a fun book!

This book was a blast to read. The story kept my interest. The characters were likable and yet flawed, which I felt made them relatable. The underlying premise was interesting and got me thinking. And best of all was the dialogue, which had me laughing out loud harder than any book I have read in a long time. Totally worth a read and a recommendation.

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great action, excellent reader

This story grabs you from the very first and keeps the action going through the end. this book also presents some interesting ethical dilemmas that I have come to know and appreciate from this author.

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Fun excitement

This book was provided free of charge in expectation of a review.

This book was a surprise. It involved a team of Delta Force soldiers who became involved with scientist in an adventure to protect the scientist and prevent the use of a quantum computer to take over the entire country.

The narrator did an outstanding job and was clear and emotional.

This story is a must listen as it is well written and exciting from beginning to end.

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The disgust and scorn for the US Military and it’s members is epic...

A story which, based on its plot, could have been both interesting and exciting, instead plods along in a predictable path that is punctuated with reminders that the author believes that only a suicidal imbecile would enter the military of their own free will, and that those members are then beaten and brainwashed into becoming murderous robots, incapable of independent thought, and constantly 1 step from a bloody rampage.

It is impressively offensive.

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pretty good

Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!!

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