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- Leave No Trace, Take No Prisoners
- By: Simon Chase, Ralph Pezzullo
- Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
- Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
Simon Chase's life is a maze of burner phones, encrypted emails, secret meetings and weaponry - all devoted to executing missions too sensitive for government acknowledgment. Working for British government entities, the CIA's Special Activities Division and other official bodies, Chase has been on the trail of bin Laden in Afghanistan, protected allied generals in Iraq, and been part of an operation directly related to the attack in 2012 on the US consulate in Benghazi.
Complete fantasy nonsense
- By Glenn Hansen on 06-04-2018
Complete fantasy nonsense
I'm not sure how this book is sold as non-fiction. The author is clearly a fabricator, and it's an insult to everyone who has served that the pseudonym he is using is the name of an contractor killed in an IED attack while trying to save a woman's life. Steer clear of this pile of garbage.
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The Obsidian Chamber
- By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
- Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
- Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown....
where are the missing books of the series
- By Linda on 23-11-2019
Another great performance, but a meandering plot
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I always love a Pendergast book, so yes, it was time well spent, but compared to the rest of the series, this is certainly one of the lesser efforts from two authors who are usually guaranteed to deliver the goods.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Much of the book sees the story meandering around in search of a strong unifying theme. IT reads like a first draft in places (not because of spelling and grammar problems, but because there are so many places the story could be tightened up and made more impactful).
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I honestly can't, offhand, think of one scene where I went, 'Wow, that was great!' Unlike their previous efforts, this book is a cliche in search of a greater purpose.
Do you think The Obsidian Chamber needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Well, yes, it needs a follow-up, because I want the story of Pendergast to continue. I hope, though, the writers go back to their usual standards and not mail the next one in. One more effort like this and I'll let Pendergast rest in peace.
Any additional comments?
Maybe hold off buying this until the next in the series comes out, in the hope you can follow a mediocre story with something much more enjoyable.