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Edge of Battle Audiobook

Edge of Battle

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Publisher's Summary

Violence and tensions along the US-Mexican border have never been higher, sparked by battles between rival drug lords and an increased flow of illegal migrants. To combat the threat, the United States has executed Operation Rampart: a controversial test base in southern California run by Major Jason Richter and TALON, his high-tech special operations unit.

Their success is threatened by a drug kingpin and migrant smuggler named Ernesto Fuerza. In the guise of Mexican nationalist "Commander Veracruz", he causes a storm of controversy on both sides of the border, calling for a revolution to take back the northernmost "Mexican states", the Southwest United States. His real intention is to make it easier to import illegal drugs across the border. Soon Richter and his force are reassigned to the FBI to take on a deadly mission that will bring him face-to-face with Fuerza and set off a wave of bloodshed that threatens to become an all-out guerrilla war. Lurking behind Fuerza is Richter's nemesis, former Soviet nuclear forces commander turned terror mastermind Yegor Zakharov, who is set on revenge to the very end.

In Edge of Battle, best-selling author Dale Brown stays a step ahead of world events. Don't miss this sensational ride!

©2006 Dale Brown; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers

What the Critics Say

"Brown puts us into the cockpit....Authentic and gripping." (The New York Times)
"Action junkies...will zip through this near-future techno-thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Tedd
    United States
    30/07/07
    Overall
    "Disappointing"

    Brown gets too bogged down in the politics. If I wanted to listen to such quibbling, I'd put on CSPAN. Military technology and general ass kickery sell themselves. Why he feels the need to also apologize for it is beyond me. The narrator was nasal and generally poor. It was hard to follow who was speaking in the story. 30 bucks can be much better spent. I'm done with Brown.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gerhard
    Wernersville, PA, United States
    16/07/07
    Overall
    "Meetings"

    I gave up after a while, The story has potential but got fed up with the meetings and press conferences.
    I felt like I was watching CNN same stuff replaying over and over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maurice
    Chula Vista, CA, USA
    15/07/07
    Overall
    "Political Diatribe"

    A subject that is worthy of serious debate, not overly contrived characters who spend pages and pages (or so it seemed) spewing extremist points of view.
    Very disappointing. I have enjoyed Dale Brown books in the past, not complex reads, but fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    12/02/07
    Overall
    "Narrator not to my liking"

    I just didn't like the narrator's voice for this book. I tried listening to it for about an hour, thinking/hoping I would get used to it, but it didn't happen. I ended up deleting it and listening to something else. I can't say the story isn't good, I just didn't like the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    Southlake, TX, USA
    31/05/06
    Overall
    "Confused"

    I didn't make it all the way though because Dale Brown was so confused he just couldn't seem to come to grips with the story. Every character was confused. I think it could have worked if some characters held one view and others the opposing view but every characters held every view. His alternate reality based on his past books also slows the story down.

    He needs to leave the baggage of his past books behind and move on to a new reality. His characters also seemed to forget the story they are in, people with automatic weapons are not guest workers. I really liked his first books but his new stuff is really just bad.

    The narrator was good but his sexy woman voice didn't make it. I thought he was trying to make her a cigarette smoking women off the “Golden Girls” not a hot looking women.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Southern Pines, NC, United States
    15/06/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Some performances are just too painful to listen"
    What would have made Edge of Battle better?

    A different reader with better voices


    What was most disappointing about Dale Brown’s story?

    It just dragged on and combined with the performance of the narrator I felt like driving my car into a tree.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael McShane’s performances?

    Not while I can hear.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Edge of Battle?

    I can't say as I did not finish the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Miami Beach, FL
    20/04/15
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    "the only brown book ive disliked"

    I've listened to all of Dale Brown's books available on audible. I've liked all of them with this as the sole exception. It's as if the book were written by somebody else. It was very borimg & a waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mgrue
    8/03/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "hard to listen to"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The performance was horrible. I could not hear half of it and the other half was so garbled with the attempted accents that I could not understand it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    More consistent volume and stop trying to mimic accents.


    Did Edge of Battle inspire you to do anything?

    erase it from my mp3 player


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Billings, MT, USA
    8/06/08
    Overall
    "Could this ever happen?"

    With oil prices, labor shortages and everything else going on right now, could this ever happen? Immigration laws need reforming to address Dale's story, but why are we Americans so lazy to let something like Dale write about ever come to pass?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Howard L. Oakes
    Tucker, GA United States
    25/05/06
    Overall
    "OK, but not great"

    The book was good in spite of the narrator. While it is not one I would listen to again, it was interesting enough with good characters.

    The narrator was terrible. He would break up sentences in the worse places. I think this is his first book and I hope I never have to listen to him again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • John Gray
    4/11/07
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    "Edge of pants"

    I really love dale browns early books but this is possibly the worst piece of crap i've heard. The story makes no sense it is continuing an older story from another book that i never read. Its an anti Mexican rant that means nothing to a brit. Leave this book and spend your credits elsewhere.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MikeP
    Tadley, United Kingdom
    15/09/16
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    Story
    "Good military based action"

    Enjoyed the book and the plot twists. Will probably check out more by the same author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LB
    UK
    19/06/10
    Overall
    "Let down by the narration"

    Why oh why do the audio companies let the narrators get away with comical, nasal toned accents for female characters? A good audio book wrecked by a poor reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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