Welcome to my stop on the Blown Circuit Audiobook Tour!
*Book source ~ Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Blown Circuit
Series ~ Michael Chase, #2
Author ~ Lars Guignard
Narrator ~ Russell Jonas
Publisher ~ Fantastic Press
Published ~ 11 December 2013
Genre ~ Thriller
Length ~ 7 hrs 40 mins
My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble out of 5
Narration ~ 4 bites out of 5
Michael Chase is a reluctant spy for the CIA. All he wants is to find his dad, but trying to locate him in
turned into a whole other mission that he barely survived. Now, credible intel
puts his dad in China ,
so Michael heads there with hopes of finally finding him. Instead, he comes up
empty except for a few obscure clues and yet another mission to save the world
from bad things. Will he survive this time, too? And will he finally find his
This is an exciting scavenger hunt and a race to find the pieces to the Tesla device before the bad guys do. The race is heart pounding, the clues mysterious and Michael has no idea who to trust. It’s an enjoyable thrilling ride. However…Michael is just too knowledgeable about everything. He knows every kind of weapon, boat, ship, vehicle, helicopter and just about every fact from ancient history to the present in every subject under the sun. Ok, maybe he doesn’t know everything, but it sure seems that way. It gets to be tedious listening when everything is explained in painstaking detail and it slows the pace of the story down. Also, for a rookie agent he has an incredible amount of good luck. Now, some people are just that way, lucky in most things they do. But I find it hard to believe that the bad guys are such terrible shots. Did they learn from the A-Team or the Storm Trooper School of Firearms? Just sayin’. All-in-all though this thriller has a decent plot and several twists to keep the reader guessing.
The narration for this story is pretty good except for a tendency of the narrator to sometimes drag out the end of a sentence. It sounded weird. Other than that I give the narration a thumbs up.
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and a graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His debut thriller novel, Lethal Circuit, has been an amazon top 100 Technothriller since its release.About the Author
Guignard has wanted to write Indian stories for kids ever since he attended a boarding school in the majestic Himalayas. The time he spent in the “school above the clouds” affected him profoundly, and once he returned home to North America he was struck by the lack of children’s stories from India available in our culture. Since India is such an incredible country, he decided to write a series of action adventure books for young adults about India to introduce young readers to this magical, mystical land. So if you’re looking for a great book adventure for kids, try Ghost Leopard today!
Russell Jonas is thrilled to make his audiobook narrator debut with “Blown Circuit.” Russell has worked in commercial voice over and television since 1999 and has appeared in forty stage plays inAbout the Narrator
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