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Publisher's Summary

The Day of the Jackal meets Syriana in the near future.
When the CIA intercepts intelligence on a terrorist attack in Kuwait, Petra Shirazi, a former field agent, comes face-to-face with the Ahriman, one of Iran's deadliest assassins.
After a disastrous mission forces her out of the field, Petra Shirazi retires from a life of espionage to work in a research position. Three years later, her division stumbles upon a money trail that reveals a massive new wave of terrorist attacks. The money trail places her in the midst of an assassination plot that implicates the highest levels of the Kuwaiti and Iranian governments.
Petra will find herself face-to-face with the Ahriman, a man named for the Persian spirit of destruction who is responsible for a series of bomb blasts that paralyzed the Suez Canal two years earlier. As the investigation begins to unravel, the ripple effects threaten to engulf not only the Middle East and its Western allies, but also the darkest secrets of Petra's past.
©2014 Puja Guha (P)2017 Puja Guha
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4 out of 5 stars
By hardworker on 03-05-18

Amazing audio performance!

If you could sum up Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction in three words, what would they be?

Suspenseful, many characters, scary premise!

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

This is the first performance by Tom Adams that I have heard! He can do so many voices, quickly changing, just amazing!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to listen to it in one sitting, but it was impossible to do so!!

Any additional comments?

Again, just amazing!!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Bikram Agarwal on 02-23-18

Length is a drawback

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

Recommending this book depends on what kind of reader it is being recommended to. This book has very detailed description of the world it is set in and introduces us to a different culture, which is again handled with much care. All the characters are mostly well built too. You can see that the author has put good amount of effort into all that. If that's what you look for in a book, give this a try. If you are looking for a fast paced action thriller, you might be disappointed.

What aspect of Tom Adams’s performance would you have changed?

Tom Adams's performance was alright. Nothing really bad worth complaining about.

Was Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction worth the listening time?

I found this book to be too long. There were quite a few fluff scenes that didn't contribute anything to the main story and should've been edited out. The story moves very slowly and gets kinda boring, which isn't a good thing for a book in this genre. It never felt like a "high stakes" game and there was no real sense of "danger/doom". If the story was more fast paced, keeping the main story in focus, it would've been much better and worth the listening time.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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