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Nelson DeMille, Author, Thomas Block, Author, Scott Brick, Read by
Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block read by Scott Brick. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 11 CDs, 13 hrs., $24.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-837-5
Reviewed on: 08/29/2011
Release date: 07/01/2011
Mass Market Paperbound - 480 pages - 978-0-446-60476-5
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-57042-521-9
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-57042-609-4
Hardcover - 621 pages - 978-0-7862-1792-2
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-446-16536-5
Paperback - 485 pages - 978-0-7515-2184-9
Hardcover - 621 pages - 978-0-7540-2194-0
Open Ebook - 978-0-7595-2594-8
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 978-0-7595-4564-9
Open Ebook - 978-0-7595-6562-3
Portable Document Format (PDF) - 978-0-7595-9631-3
Ebook - 978-0-7595-7035-1
Ebook - 978-0-446-40217-0
Hardcover - 621 pages - 978-0-7540-1266-5
Paperback - 414 pages - 978-1-4555-0161-8
Mass Market Paperbound - 480 pages - 978-0-446-58489-0
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-306-75327-2
Paperback - 592 pages - 978-1-4555-7334-9
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Scott Brick provides sizzling narration of this thriller about an amateur pilot trying to keep aloft a damaged jumbo passenger jet in the face of military ineptitude and corporate arrogance. Right from the start, Brick’s crisp, somber narration hints at trouble to come. Matching the novel’s plot, he increases the pace of his narration until an errant missile tears through the jet’s fuselage, leaving only a handful of passengers alive. And that’s when both novel and narration kick into high gear. Brick voices all of the book’s characters with skill, but takes special care in his rendition of the likable, well-drawn protagonist. His John Berry evolves from a faltering man unhappy with his present and confused about his future to a commanding hero determined to succeed against all odds. Brick is equally successful in capturing the malevolence of the book’s villains without falling back on stereotype. The voices he lends the gruff, bullying airline executive and the shady airline insurance representative are pitch-perfect. A Grand Central paperback. (July)
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