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3.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 5 3.53 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Thor Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781508223603
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Never before on CD and at a great price! When a mysterious new weapon tips the balance against American and allied forces throughout the Middle East, the only person the president can call for help is the man the administration just fired—NAVY Seal turned covert Homeland Security operative, Scot Harvath.

Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath is forced to go to ground, as a senator with presidential aspirations turns her sights on the White House and forces President Jack Rutledge to publicly end the career of America’s number one counter-terrorism operative.

But when the tide in the war against terror suddenly turns against the West, the president has no choice but to bring Harvath back inside. Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to Cyprus where he learns about a weapon called The Sword of Allah, which terrorists intend to use to rid all Muslim lands of Western infidels.

As the layers of truth unfold, Harvath is a witness to realities more menacing than he ever could have imagined and must rely solely on his instincts to confront a new evil closing in on the United States.

With his characteristic precision in describing military technology, high-voltage action, and sweeping international sensibility, Blowback is a supercharged story that is sure to thrill. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Sapp | 2/20/2014

    " Thor comes up with interesting plots "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/17/2014

    " Another Scot Horvath adventure... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 2/14/2014

    " It would probably be somehwere inbetween three and four stars if I could have my way. I really liked it. I just got a little confused at times about who was who. So, I had to go back and re-read parts. This was a really intriguing story!! And I learned more about the different groups in the Middle East than I have from any other source. Pretty interesting stuff. At the end I began to wonder how much of it was true...because some of the story line went into what the different groups are trying to accomplish. Anyway, it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fish1224 | 2/11/2014

    " I have enjoyed reading Thors books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kym | 1/24/2014

    " THis was my first introduction to the series by Thor, and it was enough to get me hooked! I love all the mystery/intrigue/murder and mayhem that these kind of books bring into my dull suburban life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Uwe | 1/21/2014

    " Scott is just a allrounder, skiing, climbing ......wow ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria Barnum | 1/18/2014

    " This was the audio version. It was hard to put down, a great spy story with a plot line built around a radical muslim terrorist plot using biological warfare. It was a long story, but the constant change in characters and locales kept you interested. Not to mention that it was read by George Guidall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Panasuk | 1/9/2014

    " I wish I could say I liked this book. But the book read like somebody trying to get movie rights sold. Not tell a good story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 1/8/2014

    " Good book, but a little drawn out. There's lots of action and the story line keeps going and going and going. Not my favorite so far in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Casto | 1/5/2014

    " Each of Brad Thor's books delivers action, mystery, intrigue . . .and history. This book was the best fo the four I have read so far. This could either be Brad Thor's becoming a more accomplished and skillful author or my becoming a better more familiar consumer of his stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buddy Rushing | 12/25/2013

    " Still has that feeling of contrivance that marks Thor's novels, but the character and series development was a lot stronger in this one. Harvath is beginning to become a more real, more likable character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 shay | 12/21/2013

    " A fun mystery/thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cliff | 12/16/2013

    " This was a real thriller by Brad Thorn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/8/2013

    " Another great action pack novel by BT "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul S | 11/6/2013

    " Probably my least favorite in the series thus far. It was too filled with historical discussions and information that broke up the action and made the story drag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 9/22/2013

    " Love this author. He can really write and you get sucked into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 9/3/2013

    " Another solid Scot Harvath adventure, this time with a bit of a Dan Brown-esque plot about an ancient bio-weapon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 6/5/2013

    " I skipped most of the middle of this book--just wasn't my cup of tea. I have read several of Thor's other books featuring Scott Havarath and enjoyed them, but this wasn't one I cared for (plot-wise). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina | 1/28/2013

    " I jumped right into this series and flew through the first ones. This one was overly detailed for me. It was almost like reading a history book (which is great for people who really want to dig in). I was just looking to kick back with an action novel and this one hurt my brain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 woody | 12/5/2012

    " Didn't love this book, not really a page turner. Kind of bogged down in all the details. Maybe 2 1/2 stars, I think that Brad Thor and Scot Harvath are kind of a poor man's version of Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Resnikfamily | 9/2/2012

    " Not as good as other Brad Thor books but still a great thriller, summer read. Still looking to read the latest Brad Thor, but it's still in paperback. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Gumbiner | 7/15/2012

    " Very similar style to the Da Vinci Code. Definitely a page-turner and an easy read, but pretty mindless. I'd recommend it though if you're looking for something to keep you entertained "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 4/20/2012

    " Harvath #4 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/26/2012

    " If you like Vince Flynn then you will like Brad Thor. This book is part of the Scot Harvath series. I didn't realize and now I have to read back to the beginning of the series. Truly enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 6/30/2011

    " Fast moving thriller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 3/28/2011

    " I wish I could say I liked this book. But the book read like somebody trying to get movie rights sold. Not tell a good story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 2/3/2011

    " Love Brad Thops style and suspense. Keeps you wanting to read more.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/25/2011

    " Scot Harvath is quite a character. This story of intrigue in the Middle East is eye opening and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/13/2010

    " This was another really good Brad Thor book. I couldn't put it down towards the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 9/13/2010

    " Pretty good for Brad Thor nonsense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Resnikfamily | 9/4/2010

    " Not as good as other Brad Thor books but still a great thriller, summer read. Still looking to read the latest Brad Thor, but it's still in paperback. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 8/29/2010

    " Thought the story line about Hannibal was intersting although the ending was a bit much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 7/27/2010

    " My first Brad Thor book. I liked how he was able to weave the different threads of the story together and keep me interested in the plot and sub-plots. Also enjoyed the history lessons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Silent P | 6/26/2010

    " Not Brad Thor's best effort, but an entertaining read nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author Brad Thor

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence, Blowback (recognized by NPR as one of the 100 Best Thrillers of All Time), and numerous others. He is a member of GBTV, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and other programs to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today. In 2010 he was featured in the Speed Channel’s “Executive Protection” episode of their Dangerous Drives series.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.