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When a training mission goes wrong, Sublieutenant Tom Thrush finds his brand-new career hanging by a thread.

Desperate to redeem himself, he makes a rash wager - he’ll lead a squad in a mock attack, boarding and capturing the visiting gunboat Diana in record time. He hasn’t got a chance, and to make matters worse, there’s a visiting admiral watching the attack from her yacht. Tom, desperate, sneaks aboard the Diana through a gun port - and stumbles into the middle of something much worse than a training exercise. There’s a traitor aboard the Diana, planning to blow the admiral’s yacht out of the sky. 

Suddenly Tom is fighting for something much bigger than a foolish bet. If he loses, the admiral dies - and so does Tom.

©2020 Jake Elwood (P)2021 Podium Audio

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  • Truth Matters
  • 2021-02-01

Fun Freebie

Fun little snipet. Too short for a credit. but was included with membership.
Some parts/characters predictable but surprise ending.
Felt more like a chapter in the first quarter or middle of a book than a novella.
Did leave me interested enough to put this author on my radar. will probably check out at least the first book in series, so having it in the Free Members Catalog was smart move on author's part.
Narrator did a good job so far. At least he didn't make me cringe from really bad female or accented characters. His German accent was what you'd expect from typical TV reditions.

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  • Michelle
  • 2021-01-30

Delightful! I will listen to more of this author!

This is about a 30 minute listen, and you won’t regret a single minute. I’m looking forward to learning more about the Jake Elwood universe. I can’t speak to character development in such a short sample, but I did like Tom and Horst. I will put more of Jake Elwood’s books on my wish list!

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  • Brutis
  • 2021-07-18

Ok but Series Is Great

I guess it’s an ok short story but doesn’t have anything to do with the series and not in that league.

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  • Arron
  • 2021-05-16

Failed to see how this is placed in the storyline

This story takes place in like the first I want to say couple hours of book one this story is irrelevant and it's kind of like a side thought or an alternative universe for the author.

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  • Ed H.
  • 2021-02-12

Enjoyable snippet, but don't spend a credit on it!

Just a brief tease to give you a taste of the full 5 book Green Zone War series, but it's only 39 minutes long, so I wouldn't spend a credit on it or buy it. If you do get it, I I'd recommend reading it after you finish Book 1.