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Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Penguin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781101436677
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An extraordinary cutting-edge thriller from the New York Times-bestselling grandmaster of international suspense. Meticulous research, crisp narratives, plots as current as today's headlines-Frederick Forsyth has helped define the international thriller as we know it. And now he does it again. What if you had carte blanche to fight evil? Nothing held back, nothing off the table. What would you do? For decades, the world has been fighting the drug cartels, and losing, their billions of dollars making them the most powerful and destructive organizations on earth. Until one man is asked to take charge. Paul Devereaux used to run Special Operations for the CIA before they retired him for being too ruthless. Now he can have anything he requires, do anything he thinks necessary. No boundaries, no rules, no questions asked. The war is on-though who the ultimate winner will be, no one can tell... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • ‘Listening to Jonathan Davis perform an audiobook is like receiving an aural massage. His diction is smooth, and his words, especially foreign ones, glide off his tongue with grace. As a result, hearing Forsyth’s latest novel is a joy…The result is a thriller that engages because of Davis’s ability to make even the most minute detail vivid in the listener’s mind.”

    AudioFile

  • The Cobra creates a vividly cinematic picture of the worldwide cocaine trade.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • "[A] forceful, suspenseful, intelligent novel.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • An iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/18/2014

    " This was not the best effort by the famed author. I feel the trouble lies in the fact there was virtually no suspense from start to finish. The Cobra is given the impossible task of ending the cocaine trade and he goes about doing just that. He is given a "blank" check so to speak, unlimited resources and answers to no one. At no time did the operation seem to be in danger and even less so the Cobra himself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 2/18/2014

    " audio -- tried could not do it. I don't get high tech spy that are illogical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mw | 2/9/2014

    " The author is knowledgeable and clever, and this was an informative book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/18/2014

    " Pretty good book, a detailed look at the Coke trade and how far reaching it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 1/13/2014

    " Don't remember reading Forsyth before, but he's a good story teller. This kept my interest even though not my favorite genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 1/10/2014

    " Liked and interesting reading about this theme "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 1/6/2014

    " Fun to read, but the overall theme is one of American arrogance. Taking the war on drugs to the level of the cartels is fun in a whimsical way, like debating whether Batman can beat Spiderman or some such nonsense. Its sad too, because Forsyth is my FAVORITE writer in this genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/17/2013

    " Another master of the genre and a good tale. Not really a "predictable writer", but an entertainer who brings you into the story ever so subltey and keeps you going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bronson | 12/13/2013

    " Not my favorite Forsyth but he's still my favorite author of this genre. I was entertained "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chetan | 11/27/2013

    " Clearly it is a true Forsyth Book, a gr8 thriller, excellent narration, highly complex and a Master piece... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 9/24/2013

    " Classic Forsyth. Enjoyed it. Lots of great twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 7/18/2013

    " The narrator did a good job on this. Great character voices. I had a bit of an issue of Forsyth repeating information. I often wondered if I put in the wrong cd or something when I would hear the same thing yet again. That was found throughout. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Penny | 9/4/2012

    " Absolutely awful. Whatever happened to that exciting author I used to read? Has he gone walk-about? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 7/8/2012

    " This was my first time reading a Frederick Forsyth novel & I enjoyed it very much. I ordered 3 more of his thru B&N on my nook "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/3/2012

    " Want to know how the cocaine industry works? Read The Cobra. Want suspense and/or character development? Look elsewhere. But getting to know how an industry whose end product wreaks nothing but havoc and sadness has some merit - and at least kept me reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 B | 10/28/2011

    " Clever, but the narrative stays @ 50K feet and doesn't offer much in character depth or development "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 9/19/2011

    " Not Forsythe's best but still a fine read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 9/15/2011

    " This is my first frederick forsyth book. it was not fast paced, the build to the finish was very well handled with no loose ends at all. And the finish was nice, practical, acceptable (to me). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xavier | 8/9/2011

    " The original quintessential thriller writer is back but falls short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 6/14/2011

    " A classic Frederick Forsyth thriller novel - terrorism, terrorists, international intrigue and suspense. It's all there. An easy read, compelling to the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aditya | 5/22/2011

    " This is a classic. Dont expect too much though. What makes this a classic is the facts and the extent of reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 4/23/2011

    " Excellent story with a good finish - love to know if all the army/marine info is true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/21/2011

    " Drugs, politics, international boundaries, terrorism and drugs, human rights.... Fun stuff with a twisted ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grabec | 4/9/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book. Frederick Forsyth has written some of my favorite books and he is awesome. I have not written everything he has written but a few, including this one, was just outstanding. Could not put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ardita | 4/4/2011

    " The worst Frederick Forsyth's book ever. Impossible plot. Ending was such a waste of main character.

    I hope he's not following Clancy's plunge after "The Teeth of the Tiger". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abhishek | 3/26/2011

    " The storyline and plot was alrite but definitely nowhere near his best. A bit overwhelming .. but a nice read nonetheless. Forsyth is known for spinning stories involving a lot of characters and geographies and a well researched plot but he really overdid it this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 3/12/2011

    " Very exciting, but found the ending a bit disappointing (but if you think about it how could it have been any different) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Klaas | 2/26/2011

    " Great action story, though i got the feeling the author had to cut pages in the end of the book. Last part is a summary of events that deserved it's own 3 parts. So felt a bit hurried in the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 2/23/2011

    " disappointed, loved his earlier stuff but this read like a non fiction book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 C22jrc | 2/22/2011

    " Too much detail, not enough action.
    Laughable reference to our president. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 2/15/2011

    " Too much talk and not enough action, though I generally love his books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 GS | 2/13/2011

    " Bit of a bore really, and I couldn't finish it. Skimmed through to the end where there is a bit of a twist, but all in all, avoidable. Forsyth has definitely lost his touch. The book seems as if it is just a collection of facts and characters and there is simply no way to connect with the story. "

About the Author

Frederick Forsyth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File, as well as short-story collections and a memoir. He is the winner of three Edgar Awards, and in 2012 he won the Diamond Dagger Award from the Crime Writers’ Association, a lifetime achievement award for sustained excellence. A former Air Force pilot and one-time print and television reporter for the BBC, he has had four movies and two television miniseries made from his works.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has been inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame. A three-time recipient and fourteen-time nominee of the Audie Award, he has earned accolades for his narration from the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association, Booklist, the Audio Publishers Association, AudioFile magazine, and USA Today. He has narrated a variety of bestsellers and award-winners for top publishing houses. He also narrated over forty titles of the Star Wars franchise for Lucasfilm Ltd./PRH Audio, including several iconic movie tie-ins, has participated with Star Wars Celebration, and has built a significant fan base. His work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, NOVA, PBS, VH1, and Francis Ford Coppola. He grew up in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.