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Dragonfire

An Alex Hawke Novel, Book 11
Written by: Ted Bell
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Alex Hawke, Book 11
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Alex Hawke, British lord and gentleman spy, is looking for the queen's missing grandson, whose disappearance may be the culmination of a plot almost a century old in this breathtaking new adventure from New York Times best-selling novelist Ted Bell.

December 8, 1941, Washington, DC

The new Chinese ambassador to the United States, Tiger Tang, meets with President Roosevelt one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the next four years, China and the US will be wartime allies, but the charming, sophisticated ambassador may be playing his own treacherous game.

Today, The Bahamas

Alex Hawke is recovering from serious injuries incurred during a battle with a malevolent enemy. His recuperation is interrupted by a desperate call from the queen. Her favorite grandson has disappeared in the Bahamas. Lord Hawke is the only man she trusts with a mission this sensitive. All she knows is that the young prince was last seen at the exclusive Dragonfire nightclub owned by the nefarious Tang brothers, grandsons of Ambassador Tiger Tang.

©2020 Ted Bell (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Ann
  • 2020-07-24

Disappointed

Why on earth does a successful writer change the narrator. John Shea brought the characters to life.
Don't get me wrong I have listened to a whole series narrated by Simon Vance and he was right for that series.
But not for Alex Hawke.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-23

Why change the voice to a wimp

After listening to every book and enjoying John Shea renditions of every single character we get stuck with this garbage I guess we’re on the down slide. The character voices spoken by this narrator are horrible. He makes Alex sound like a sniveling whiner, Ambrose sounds like a stuffy old fart instead of the crisp and witty Sherlockian he has always been, and Stokely??? My god he made Stokely sound half British and fat not the powerful, happy, human armoire with a flavorful and rich sounding ethnicity that just always makes me smile. Please bring back John Shea...please, please. This was sheer torture to listen to. A continuous blend of the same voice at different tones. Absolutely no distinctiveness in the voices. Snore.

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  • Patricia
  • 2020-08-02

Why change narrators now???

Loved the story - Alex Hawke is one of my favorites and I have been anxiously awaiting this 11th book in the series. John Shea did an outstanding collection of voices in these books - Simon Vance (who I normally enjoy) seemed to have a difficult time ! I t was hard to differentiate the characters read by him, especially Stokeley Jones. Although this is a series I re-listen to often, I won't be listening to this particular book again - too painful! I look forward to the next Hawke adventure - and hope that John Shea narrates!

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  • Eleanor Tesarek
  • 2020-08-02

WHERE IS JOHN SHEA

I could barely get through the first chapter. After waiting so long for this book to be released, I was very disappointed and will not finish this book. Nor will I buy another Hawke unless John Shea is the narrator.

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  • Brendan wood
  • 2020-08-02

a crime most foul

Not sure why the change in narrator was made., but if the is another Hawke novel they should go back to the original talent.

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  • Jeff Watters, Frankford, DE
  • 2020-07-31

what happened to John Shea?

not narrated by John Shea. very disappointing. all other titles by Ted Bell were narrated by John Shea and this one is narrated by some second-rate narrator

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  • chris
  • 2020-07-30

not a fan of new narrator. story bounced around

struggled to finish.. new narrator throws you off. story bounced back and forth. it was like two stories in one..

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  • Jarrod
  • 2020-07-30

Why change the narrator?????

Mr. Bell please go back to the original narrator. Stokley's voice is unbearable!!!! I enjoyed the story, but could hardly get through the narration.

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  • John D.
  • 2020-07-30

Not very good

Not what I was used to from the prior books in the series. New reader and definitely not much material.
Needless to say I was disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-27

Story good, dissappointed in narrator

I have listened to all the previous books in this series and it was very difficult to get use to the different voices of a new narrator. I much preferred the way John Shea read previous books. I finished the book but didnt caref for this narrator.