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The Foundation

Jack Emery , Book 1
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Jack Emery, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war.

Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation's deputy director, the ruthless Michelle Dominique, recognizes that whoever controls the message controls the world. And she will take control, no matter the price.

Enter Jack's boss, Ernest McDowell, owner and chairman of the largest media empire on the planet. In the midst of political upheaval, EMCorp is about to become the final play in the Foundation's plan. When Dominique traps the EMCorp owner in her web, Jack's the only one left to expose the conspiracy before it's too late.

As the world powers smash each other against the anvil of Taiwan, Jack will risk everything to battle the Foundation and prevent them from taking control amid the devastation of a global war.

©2016 Pan Macmillan Australia (P)2017 Steve P Vincent

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Great foundation to a series!!

I really enjoyed this book. It seemed slow to start with but soon had me hooked. It needed the slow start as there was a number of characters to set up, that play major parts in the story and it was nice that you didn't just get the perspective of the main character. So you knew why the baddies where doing what they did. It's a scary thought but with the world like it is you could easily see it happening.

The eight hour story just flew by and was helped by the narrator, who was right for the part.

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Loved it!

Excellent modern day thriller. Action packed with great characters. The Foundation plans to make America great again, and is willing to start World War III to make it happen. They weren't counting on a particularly tenacious reporter.

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  • Matthew
  • 05-03-17

The conspiracy theories continue!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If my friend was into an action/conspiracy theory potboilers, then yes. Otherwise, not so much.

Would you recommend The Foundation to your friends? Why or why not?

As above.

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

I don't recall listening to this performer in the past, so I don't have a comparable. That said, it was a solid , and actually strong performance, consistent and realistic.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Unlikely. Not my style.

Any additional comments?

I was provided my copy of this audiobook by the author in exchange for this review. This is a relatively solid offering, with interesting underlying concepts and lots of action. Admittedly it is a bit of a stretch from a suspension of disbelief POV, but it does make some interesting points.
Some more editing and trimming is required, but on balance worth the credit, esp. for the type of book it is. Recommended.

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  • BritMick
  • 19-06-19

Interesting start

I have enjoyed reading a lot of Steve Vincent novels, and I was pleasantly surprised on how well his works transfers over to audio. He is a talented author, and have no problem recommending his books. This book was put together and there were interesting enough characters to care about and who made it worth investing my time in. It's actually a bit frightening to think of the power that certain groups hold in the world to shape events in the manner they were shaped in this book. Looking at what is presently happening in the world at the moment, you can see so many areas where fiction can turn to fact quite easily. Now for book 2

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  • CoolHandLuke
  • 25-02-17

Great Audio for a Great Story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Foundation to be better than the print version?

They're both awesome!

What did you like best about this story?

The story kicks along at a rocking pace! It's perfect for listening to on a long drive.

Which scene was your favorite?

Come on! No spoilers!

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  • TinkerMel
  • 18-02-17

real world stuff,

This was fast moving in some parts and definitely slowed down in others. Some parts seem to be all over the place. A good read lots of characters to intertwine within the storyline. Very political and kind of scary because who knows if his may ever happen one day. The narrator did a very good job

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Jan M
  • 15-02-17

Unbelievable Thriller

The author of this story is new to me, while the narrator is one of my favorite male narrators for romance and action stories. Parts of this book I absolutely loved and other parts not so much. My review is not a synopsis of the book, rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. I think one of the biggest unrealistic elements of the story was the power of the foundation, and the extents they would go to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-04-20

not great

struggled to finish, no emotion in the narrative voice. there was little heroic about the hero

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  • Q Garcia
  • 07-03-20

Politics and Murder

When hard drinking journalist Jack Emery's wife is killed he makes it his mission to find the killer. He is led to a rogue political faction that wants to take over America by starting a war in Asia. Revenge is a powerful tool, especially in the hands of a free press. Although this is fiction, some of the behind the scenes maneuvers ring true. I was gifted this from the author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-20

Excellent thriller.

The Foundation is a fast-paced, action-packed, conspiracy thriller. Steve Vincent weaves a complex tale of political ambition/corruption that brings the US/China to the brink of all out war with journalist Jack Emery caught up in the middle. I have to say I enjoyed the heck out of this book. Excellent story, plenty of action, and a number of plot twists kept me thoroughly entertained from start to finish. This would make a heck of an film or mini series. As always, Jeffrey Kafer delivers a spectacular performance. The man never disappoints. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Cindy
  • 23-02-20

Enjoyed

Wasn’t sure I’d like an audio book I’m so used to reading on my own at my own pace. I did enjoy being read to. The story moved at a good pace and kept me wanting more especially at the end. I can’t wait to listen to the next book.

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 10-09-19

Fun Thriller

The Foundation by Steve P. Vincent is the first book in the Jack Emery series. The story was interesting, well written and an excellent fast paced thriller. A very enjoyable read. Who doesn't love an action and conspiracy story? The audio book was my first and I am totally hooked. The narration is great and the suspense builds as well as with a written copy. I enjoyed the Jack Emery series so much I am reading them all and will be starting the Mitch Herron series also by Steve P. Vincent shortly. I was lucky enough to receive this audio book from the author himself, who, by the way is not only a good writer but a very nice guy. The Foundation was the perfect book to try an audio book. The audio book is excellent and the story in engaging. Give this one a try. Thank you Steve Vincent.