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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (453 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Berenson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Wells Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781101604151
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John Wells enters new territory, as he goes underground in East Africa to track four kidnapped Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them, in the tough, thoughtful, electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But after twelve weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure.

They get more than they bargained for. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favor, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.

The clock is ticking. The White House is edging closer to an invasion of Somalia. Wells has a unique ability to go undercover, and to make things happen, but if he can’t find the hostages soon, they’ll be dead – and the U.S. may be in a war it never should have begun.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “The chaos of East Africa and the complex realities of relief efforts in that region form the backdrop for Edgar-winner Berenson’s gripping seventh thriller…Taut prose, plausible action, and plenty of plot surprises ensure another winner for this perennial bestseller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A tense thriller that relies equally on bravery, wit, and twenty-first-century American firepower…Berenson gives readers top-notch, fast-paced excitement in a part of the world unfamiliar to many Americans.  John Wells is a worthy hero readers can count on.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 2/17/2014

    " Entertaining thriller set on the Kenya-Somalia border. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/14/2014

    " Good, John Wells is one of my favorite characters. Fast moving. 6 hours to read. "

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

    " For this book, John Wells finds himself out of his element and operating in Africa. I always find Berenson's book to be full of great character development, exciting, twisting plot, and adventure. This book definitely doesn't disappoint. I will say that I found this one to be a little more predictable than the previous books in the series. One great thing is that Wells continues to be a unique character with an approach that is anything but stereotypical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giovanni Gelati | 2/8/2014

    " Make no mistake I love John Wells and enjoy Alex Berenson's style and substance.Great novel, don't miss it, what a ride! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/20/2014

    " I had forgotten how good Berenson is, I almost gave this book a 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Rosen | 1/17/2014

    " Berenson should be tapped by U.S. and Europe govs for advice on several new Africa fronts: Mali, Algeria (terrorist attack at the petroleum facility), the Somalia mess, and more. The book is timely and on the mark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ned Frederick | 1/14/2014

    " Big fan I am of Berenson's John Wells series. The Night Ranger didn't disappoint but it went a bit wonky in the middle. Stick with it, the final 20% is vintage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack Su | 1/10/2014

    " Not the best in the series. Straight forward. Advances the series' characters ever so slightly. Almost a side story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hope Zelasko | 12/28/2013

    " Dull, boring and unimaginative plot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deirdre | 12/25/2013

    " Another clever page turner with interesting characters from Berenson. I read it in a day "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/7/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: John Wells; a different kind of mission for Wells, as four volunteer relief workers are kidnapped in Kenya and Wells' estranged son who knows one of them asks him to help "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jude Grebeldinger | 11/20/2013

    " Excellent espionage genre. Africa, kidnapping, search and rescue stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 11/1/2013

    " Great book, I could not put the book down, it was compelling and completly believable. I can't wait to read the rest of the books by Alex Berenson. Thank you for a fun ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Mueller | 9/22/2013

    " I really enjoyed the book. It had some great moral components. The ending fit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John McKenna | 8/23/2013

    " It is a wild chase and rescue mission in the lawless areas of Western Somalia. The threats are real, the action non-stop and the writing crisp and believable. This is a great novel to read on the front porch with your dog in your lap and enjoying the walk on the wild side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Bengtson | 7/25/2013

    " I enjoy this author and the protagonist John Wells. A good action thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Yani | 7/25/2013

    " Not the best John Wells book. Really didn't grab my interest but I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irja Finn | 4/12/2013

    " First exposure to John Wells/Alex Berenson. Really liked it. Going to go back and read the other titles in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boris | 4/6/2013

    " Another "eating potato chips" novel about John Wells. This one, about hostages in Africa. Fun read. Still hungry later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/31/2013

    " Slightly less depth and complexity than some of Berenson's other novels, but he's still one of the very best writing today and top of his form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 3/19/2013

    " Alex Berenson does it again! Another terrific book to listen to. I'm not listening to the books in any sane order but I don't think that diminishes the stories at all. This book gets another 8 on my 10 scale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Adlard | 3/16/2013

    " If you like this genre and John Wells you'll enjoy this. An entertaining and suspense filled read. Berenson writes better than most in this genre. (Should be half stars on here - 3.5 from me). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Cappoli | 3/2/2013

    " Awesome page turner that I could not put down. I cannot wait till the next book in the series. "

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About the Author

Alex Berenson, is the American author of three works of nonfiction and nearly a dozen suspense novels in the John Wells series, of which eight have made the New York Times bestseller list. The first novel in the series, The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel. A former reporter for the Denver Post and the New York Times, he covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq to the flooding of New Orleans to the financial crimes of Bernie Madoff. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones 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.