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Trap the Devil

Dewey Andreas, Book 7
By: Ben Coes
Narrated by: Jay Snyder
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,293 ratings)
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A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the US government. They've begun to remove the people who stand in their way - and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They've already taken out the Speaker of the House - whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning - and the president and vice president are next. Once they have their own people in place, they plan to start a bloody, brutal war on an unimaginable scale.

On restricted duty while he recovers from injuries incurred on a previous mission, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris by CIA director Hector Calibrisi. The Secretary of State is going there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn't go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself. With the Secretary of State dead, shot by Dewey's weapon, Dewey is on the run and out in the cold, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents.

©2017 Ben Coes (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Jay Snyder show become familiar with nomenclatures

The story over all was okay. I like this series so I liked this book. I would listen to it again hands down.

My only real complaint is Jay Snyder. He reads really well, has a wild and accurate range of accents and makes genders believable. My issue is he doesn't seem to have a strong grasp on military nomenclatures. Deweys 1911A1 is once again used but instead of saying "19 11 A1", Snyder said "1-9-1-1-A-1" throughout the book. It was like nails on a chalk board to me. There were other things as well but that one stuck out.

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Where is Peter Hermann?

I am a huge Dewey Andreas fan and a bigger fan of Peter Hermann portraying the character. I waited a long time for the next installment in the series only to be sorely disappointed. Jay Snyder is not the voice of Dewey.

I was also underwhelmed with the predictable story and the equally predictable foreshadowing into the next installment. This book did not have the intrigue of previous books nor the humor that makes Dewey lovable for a killer.

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Another great Ben Coes book

What did you love best about Trap the Devil?

Too bad the narration is so lousy- I couldn't finish the audible version of the book.

What didn’t you like about Jay Snyder’s performance?

Overly dramatic, lousy Dewey voice- totally unbelievable. This is the last time I'll purchase any Audible book with this narrator.

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How Would You Say "M1911A?"

Please inform Mr Snyder, the venerable .45 ACP referenced throughout this novel is commonly called a "nineteen-eleven" not a "1-9-1-1" ...the enumeration marks the year of the weapon's creation, not some military model nomenclature

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  • Cartec
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 11-01-17

I feel the pain!!!!

There was no lag time in this story. Some of it took a leap of faith to suspend belief but that was the fun of it all. I have read most of Coes books and usually Andreas sustains some serious injury. I have to shake my head because even though I have never been in combat I know that when you suffer a serious injury you are not getting up right away. In one scene Andreas' arm should have fallen off.
The woman in the story was definitely my favorite. She demonstrated starch and I hope to see more of her. In my opinion she had greater survivor instinct that Andreas. She was a little, tiny thing and yet I was not aware of this and had complete confidence that she would come through in the end even thought I wasn't always sure she would.

Mr. Synder was outstanding. The characters were distinct and easy to follow. He did all the accents with ease and accuracy. He added a measure of enjoyment that kept me wanting more.

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Dissatisfied with the narration

It's too bad they used a different narrator. He just did not bring Dewey to life like the rest of the books.
Thanks

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Just OK...why new narrator?

I'm a huge Ben Coes/Dewey Andreas fan! I look forward to every new release. I now realize that part of the excellence in this series was Peter Hermann...his ability to create characters with their style and speech patterns made the plots come to life. Jay Snyder is ok...but his narration somehow cheapened the plot and made the characters shallow and predictable. Ugh. It's a good story...sort of a flashback of Dewey...but the narration made it feel like a dull echo of a once interesting story.

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This may be Ben Coes BEST!!!!

This is one of those books that I will definitely have to listen to again. I think this might be the best book in the Dewey Andreas series. Right from the beginning this book takes off full speed and the action and suspense do not stop until the end.
It's kind of sad, the antagonist's daughter is killed by a suicide bomber in the beginning and wanting to set things right he decides to wipe out the Muslim people. His strategy is so convoluted it includes killing the president and VP and replacing them with like minded politicians that over the years have been placed in positions to step up to replace those politicians who were killed without having to be elected.
I thought Jay Snyder was EXCELLENT. I always enjoy listening to him and wish he would narrate more books.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Denton
  • elmendorf, TX, United States
  • 06-22-17

Excellent

Mr. Coes another excellent grandson novel I couldn't stop listening I finished it in 1 day. I have the all of your Dewey audios and I can't wait for the next.

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Dewey saves the day (again)!

...and I loved every moment! Superb, classic Coes plot and endless action mixed with strong character development makes this one gr8! I have read (with my eyeballs) this series before but find listening so much better. Richer, more vivid details delivered through the narrator’s performance provoke your imagination and make you feel like you’re *there*. This makes the experience more real and exciting, not to mention faster (1.5x speed)!

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