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Author: Brad Thor Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Scot Harvath Series Release Date: May 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508223634

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From #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Brad Thor, comes Takedown.

July 4th weekend, New York City: As thousands of holiday travelers make their way out of Manhattan, a flawlessly executed terrorist attack plunges the city into a maelstrom of panic and death. Amid the chaos, an elite team of foreign operatives is systematically searching for one of their own, a man so powerful that the US government refuses to admit he even exists and will do anything to keep him hidden. Now, with the world’s deadliest enemy upon America’s doorstep, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must fight his way through the burning city streets to take down an invisible terrorist mastermind with the means to unleash hell on a global scale.

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  • “Crisp and cinematic, with the focus on gun-blazing, gut-busting action.”

    - The Tennessean
  • “A smart, explosive work that details events about to happen outside your front door.”

    - BookReporter

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read so many and this was in the snarl of life after the move from New Mexico to Minnesota, but it was good. "

    - David, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " a fast paced read and was captivated right from the first chapter "

    - Jason, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I guess that I have two favorites now: Scot Harvath and Mitch Rapp. This was my first Brad Thor and I was captured from the beginning. Brad and Vince are at the top of my list for thrillers. "

    - DeLyn, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Scot Harvath kick terrorist butt. "

    - Dave, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was an audio book that I started early in September and took me a while to listen to. It was ironic because it was about a terrorist attack in NYC and referred to 9/11 a lot. I think I was on overload so the novel did not resonate with me. There was plenty of action, perhaps it would have been better without the audio version, I found it hard to keep track of all the characters. "

    - Mary, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Typical US ra-ra action book. Not a believable storyline because of coincidences and over-the-top action nor was it novel. Typical get revenge, shoot'm ending. Nothing clever. "

    - James, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good read. Very creative story line. Likable, well developed characters. Creative villan. "

    - Jared, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really like his books "

    - Gloria, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very current in world affairs, action, very good read. "

    - Skrett, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty much the same as the others. I did read this one in one day, though. It was a long flight to San Diego. "

    - Andrea, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book, about a terrorist attack on New York City, is frightening at several levels. As with any good action-adventure, there are twists and turns, most unforeseen. It is a fun and compelling read. "

    - Rob, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a good one again. Like I said once before, I'de recommend reading these in order though it's not necessary, they make just a little more sense that way. "

    - Mylinda, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Best one of the series...... "

    - Don, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Almost like Brad Thor turned up the tension and pace to 11 and broke off the dial. Unbelievably intense and never lets up until the end. This is my favorite of the Scot Harvath books that I've read so far. "

    - Shaun, 11/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Where the last book dragged and was filled with too much filler for my taste, this installment was nonstop action from page one. Ringing a little too possible for comfort, the book was probably the most believable of the Scott Harvath series, at least books 1-5. "

    - Paul, 9/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I didn't get very far into this book. I thought that since Deseret Book sold it, it would be clean. But the content became inappropriate in my opinion, so it ended up going back to the library unread. "

    - Colleen, 2/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The beginning was a bit slow, the ending was obvious but the book was entirely entertaining. Fun read for a plane ride, beach day or just hanging out wishing for something mindless to entertain. I enjoyed the book... "

    - Nicole, 8/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One Patriot writing about another Patriot. The book is non stop action..I think this is one of the best action writers in the business. "

    - Dan, 5/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The ending is stunning. "

    - John, 1/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Scot Harvath, back in action. All of NY City's bridges and tunnels are destroyed so a determined group of terrorists can recapture a captured bombmaker. Another good thriller. "

    - Skip, 1/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Brad Thor is in the same league as Vince Flynn and Harlan Coben. I would like to see his character Scot Harvath and Flynns Mitch Rapp take on the world together. Now that would be a fantastic read! "

    - Patti, 1/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book, for me, was a return to what I like about Brad Thor. Great sotry line, fast pace, suspenseful. Hopefully he will continue this type of uptempo writing in the Scott Harvath series. "

    - Gian, 7/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not written very well at all, but I finished it...It seemed like a screen play that didn't sell, that turned into a book. "

    - Thomas, 6/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The pages fly when Brad Thor writes his adventures with Scot. I really enjoy the complex story lines, the political messes and patriotism that sparks deep in the blood of most soliders that protect our liberties! Can't wait to read the next adventure! "

    - Lisa, 6/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I normally love these types of books. For some reason, this book bored me halfway through. I had to force myslef to finish it. "

    - Trish, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My hero, Scot Harvath, what a guy. Up there with Mitch Rapp, Kirk McGarvey, and Gabriel, keeping our world safe from the bad guys. "

    - Marianne, 4/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Scott Horvath vs. terrorists after they attack New York in order to liberate a fellow terrorist from US custody. A great, fast-paced book. "

    - Pat, 4/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A real thriller. Very well written, and uncomfortably credible. Thor is a master, and I can't wait to read the next in the series. "

    - Jodi, 3/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Takedown was much better than the last. I'm finiding, however, that it seems to be hit and miss with Brad Thor. One book will be good and the next just okay. Hmmmmm... "

    - Dominique, 3/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Too much violence and cruel torture for my taste. And I hated the ending. "

    - Diane, 2/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty much the same as the others. I did read this one in one day, though. It was a long flight to San Diego. "

    - Andrea, 1/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A solid entry to the Harvath series and to the thriller genre, but it really doesn't offer anything new or memorable. Strong on pacing, weak on character development, and more than a bit pornographic in its fascination with unusual methods of torture. "

    - Jim, 12/21/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Scot Horvath #5 Terrorists attack New York, and particularly ultra-secret safe houses, used to hold high value enemy combatants. Someone has sold information on the locations of these safe houses, and Scot Horvath, in town for the 4th of July celebrations, stumbles onto the attack. "

    - Andrea, 12/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Scot Harvarth takes over where Ludlum left the spy novel and Jack Bauer left TV!!!! It's an easy read with non stop action and a great leading character. "

    - Alison, 11/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another awesome book by Brad Thor. "

    - Bill, 10/13/2010

About the Author

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two thrillers, including Near Dark, one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year; Backlash, nominated for the Barry Award for Best Thriller of the Year; The Last Patriot, nominated Best Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers association; and Blowback, one of NPR’s “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time.” Visit his website at BradThor.com and follow him on Facebook at Facebook.com/BradThorOfficial and on Twitter @BradThor.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.