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Executive: A Thriller

Narrated by: Todd Waites
Length: 11 hrs
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Summary

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A friendly fire incident in Afghanistan takes a serious toll. A drone, out of control, brings death and wreaks havoc on a Florida highway. An apparently successful corporation comes under scrutiny.

A memorable incursion behind corporate closed doors, led by an up-and-coming private investigator, a modern detective on a mission to find the truth about the lives lost to the very technology that was mandated to protect them.

Our skies aren't safe anymore.

A thought-provoking page turner, Executive sizzles with plausible scenarios, conveyed in technical and business terminology at an unrelenting pace.

Exploring the controversial territory of toxic leadership and its long term consequences, Executive delivers an insightful analysis spiced with cutting-edge technology and science, in an exciting, suspenseful, masterful technothriller.

Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Jack Reacher will love Alex Hoffmann.

Acclaim for Leslie Wolfe-- "Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare." - Lucas McWilliams -- "Leslie Wolfe is proving that indeed women can equal if not surpass the established norm of espionage techno-thrillers." - Grady Harp-- "Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages..." - Kirkus Reviews-- "Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson." - Dennis Waller

What Readers Say About Alex Hoffman Series Book One, Executive -- "Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat." -- "What an amazing book!" -- "Two thumbs way, WAY up." -- "Better than Clancy and Baldacci!" -- "Executive reads like a movie--like one of those sleek Ridley Scott films that run at train-wreck speed." -- "Leslie Wolfe has made the list - in fact, she has topped the list!" -- "Executive was an intelligent, witty, thought-provoking and fast-paced novel that kept me on the edge of my seat." -- "What a treat! Fascinating peek into the world of drones and their lethal capabilities. A tour de force into brilliant research, with a dash of human frailties."

©2011, 2016 Leslie Wolfe (P)2016 Leslie Wolfe

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  • Steve
  • 27-11-18

Pitiful

While the story line could have promise the characters were not even close to being believable. The main character, Alex, entire persona would never have qualified her for the job. She repeatedly sank into disparate when in a fight it flight situation. Definately not a theiller.

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  • Melinda Z
  • 15-10-16

Executive:A Thriller,

I loved this book. The storyline kept me completely engrossed. An edge of your seat mystery. The narrator was a perfect fit for this story. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a corporate government thriller.

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  • DivaC
  • 12-10-16

Intriguing

Where does Executive: A Thriller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Scale of one to ten, probably 8. It pretty good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alex. She was smart and she was intriguing.

Which scene was your favorite?

When she was trying to figure out what to wear to dinner first time she was going to the boss's place.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Only when Walker was having a fit of sorts at Alex's, first corporate meeting. Wanted to throw something at him.

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  • Lisa B.
  • 11-10-16

Scary Executives

This is the first book I've read by Leslie Wolfe. I started out with the audio book because I have such a long drive but was so into the story that I just had to by the ebooks version to read while I wasn't driving. omg, this book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. it's very scary to think of stuff like this happening. the characters are so very well developed, I feel like I know them. some are really scary. the narrator was good. There were just a few times it sounded kind of like a computer voice but not much. I know one thing, I will for sure be buying all this author's books or audiobooks.

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  • Jackie T
  • 16-09-16

Awesome

Would you listen to Executive: A Thriller again? Why?

Yes, the subject is true to life, but still was interesting

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

When the decective is try ing to find out, how to save everyone. It just keeps you listening

Have you listened to any of Todd Waites’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Just as great

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Espionage

Any additional comments?

Great. Loved it. Need the next one. Thank you

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  • Rebecca
  • 02-11-16

I liked the idea behind the story

I really wanted to like this book more. I liked the idea behind the story, I liked the main character, all the characters actually but there were just so many times that the language just didn't seem to fit.
It seemed too stiff somehow with too many extra words or too many old fashioned words.
The book is set pretty much in today's world but I felt like the characters from from 50 years ago sometimes the way they spoke.
This was quite distracting and took away from the story quite a bit for me.
The story is one of intrigue but I just had a hard time wading through it and really struggled to finish. I only finished it as it was a gift copy in return for my honest review.
I don't think it was the narrator, I found him to be very efficient and his character voices were just fine, it was the language and the words in the writing.
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review honestly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-18

Good bones for a story, but...

This story frustrated me. I did not like the weakness of the heroine, it was inconsistent with the beginning of the story. She comes across as a total airhead, extremely naive in some critical parts of the story, made no sense. The story had great potential but there was no “bang!”, there should have been a point when the heroine stopped sniveling and engaged her brain and directed the story. Instead the author filled pages with fluff. The other issue I had was with the narrator, unfortunately for this story it was a horrible match. I felt that his reading was much too feminine and gave way to a “storybook “ type of reading. Again, story had great potential but fell flat for me. Regardless I will see if the author makes up for it in the second book.

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  • KindleWilliam Stussie
  • 09-07-18

Bad audio

I don't think I really have this book a chance, because I think the audio was horrible. I think it was a good story, but how many times does the reader need to know the story is in San Diego? Also, ahem I came back after stopping reading, it always took me to the wrong place. It wasn't even consistent on where it took me. Sometimes to parts I had already heard. And sometimes beyond where I had reached. Not fun trying to get back to where I actually was so many times.

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  • Dana Levitties
  • 28-05-18

B For Plot D- For Execution

There was definitely promise here but the characters were underdeveloped and the constant plodding explanation of every term, including many in the common vernacular, was off-putting to say the least. Nothing felt natural, not the writing, nor the inevitable characteristics that would elevate our heroine or her employers. I finished the book but mostly to put it behind me.

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  • james s kelly
  • 31-07-17

Stiff

Too much of the book was organizational behavior 101 without critical assessment of assumptions regarding human motives. The narrator was boring. The story was still interesting until the silly ending.