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Download America: A Jake Grafton Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (992 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Coonts Narrator: John Kenneth Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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When an experimental nuclear submarine is hijacked in broad daylight, only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: Washington D.C.

Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the launching of the USS America - our newest and most sophisticated nuclear submarine. Then, the unthinkable happens: armed men emerge from the tugboat that is leading her to sea, board the submarine, and man her controls. Half of the men onboard are slaughtered and half are put out to sea. Before nearby destroyers can react, the sub disappears.

Admiral Jake Grafton is resting at his Delaware beach house when he is asked to find out who has stolen his submarine and why. He learns that a rogue CIA group, originally trained to steal Russian technology during the Cold War, may be behind the operation. And soon it becomes clear that, whatever their purpose, they mean business: within hours a missile launched from the submarine destroys the top floor of the White House, and a second missile fells an airliner carrying 283 passengers. Now the race is on to find out where the submarine is, who is behind the nightmare scenario and - most critically - how to stop it. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/14/2014

    " Read this on audio. It is a below-average thriller. The main plot is not particularly intense, though typically nasty things happen. The ending is rather ho-hum, somewhat predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa | 6/15/2013

    " This was pretty high tech for me but I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/28/2013

    " A decent thriller, but not as well-written as Coonts' later books in the Jake Grafton series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathay | 4/18/2013

    " Life on a submarine is described very well in this fast-paced novel. Interesting concept of "if America was a submarine hi-jacked by multi-national terrorists." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Howell | 12/17/2012

    " Fast paced, really enjoyed middle section (was reading it while I walked which is usually a good sign for a book) but the ending was little disappointing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenifer | 9/23/2012

    " I found this book very engaging and really enjoyed reading it. The descriptions where great and the character build up was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ralph McEwen | 9/22/2012

    " Well read, good voices. Very intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 3/27/2012

    " Love this genre...intenational intrigue and chasing spies. I was surprised that this novel was written ten years ago. Seemed much more modern and technologically advanced. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 12/15/2011

    " Good but not the best Jake Grafton Novel worth the read but there are better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Groinus | 11/13/2011

    " This is the first book I have read from this author. I have to say that the beginning and the middle of the book hooked me good. The ending wasn't really what I expected, it could have been better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/22/2011

    " Very well done Stephen, I have never read much about submarines and under water fighting. You did your research well, details were great and I could imagine being in the sub as they were sending torpedos at each other. Scary! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Edwards | 5/21/2011

    " If you like Jake Grafton and possible future war scenarios, this is a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/22/2011

    " While reading this book, felt like I should join the Navy and fight the evil-doers. But then I remembered that I am a middle aged woman with 3 kids. I'll stick to reading about the great adventures of Jake Grafton. Pick this up. Super suspenseful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/7/2011

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Jake Grafton; A missing satellite, stolen state-of-the-art submarine, and electromagnetic pulse grenades set the stage for a battle against terrorists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 11/8/2010

    " If you like Jake Grafton and possible future war scenarios, this is a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 10/25/2010

    " This is the first book I have read from this author. I have to say that the beginning and the middle of the book hooked me good. The ending wasn't really what I expected, it could have been better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 8/25/2010

    " Love this genre...intenational intrigue and chasing spies. I was surprised that this novel was written ten years ago. Seemed much more modern and technologically advanced. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa | 2/9/2010

    " This was pretty high tech for me but I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 9/18/2009

    " A decent thriller, but not as well-written as Coonts' later books in the Jake Grafton series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/28/2009

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Jake Grafton; A missing satellite, stolen state-of-the-art submarine, and electromagnetic pulse grenades set the stage for a battle against terrorists.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ralph | 6/15/2009

    " Well read, good voices. Very intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathay | 1/14/2009

    " Life on a submarine is described very well in this fast-paced novel. Interesting concept of "if America was a submarine hi-jacked by multi-national terrorists." "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Coonts

Stephen Coonts is the author of over a dozen New York Times bestselling novels, the first of which was the classic flying tale Flight of the Intruder. His books have since been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator, Coonts flew combat missions during the Vietnam War and later served as a flight instructor. He received his law degree in 1979 and moved to West Virginia to practice, returning to Colorado in 1981 as a staff attorney specializing in oil and gas law for a large independent oil company. He now lives in Nevada and writes full time.

About the Narrator

John Kenneth is an audiobook narrator whose readings include books by Mario Puzo, Loren D. Estleman, and Stephen Coonts, among others.