Back at work but deeply in debt, Yeager meets bookstore owner Charlie Buchanan in St. Louis and jumps at the chance to haul a load of remainder books to Austin for her. On the way south, a crew of truck thieves tracks his every move. But none of them know what Charlie's ex has smuggled inside the book pallets, who he stole it from, or how far the owner will go to get it back. Charlie's the first person Yeager has cared about in a long time, but as their bond deepens, so does the danger they're in.
With enemy forces closing in, Yeager battles greed, corruption, and his own fatalism in a bid to hold true to Yeager's First Law: come home at the end of the day.
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By Norma Miles on 05-08-16
"What would John Wayne do?"
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This is one of those rare audio books when everything is just right.
The basis for the book itself is a simple one - Abel Yeager, ex-marine who served in Afghanistan, is now a trucker, down on his luck, barely earning enough to keep going. Then an attempted hijack of his truck starts the whole series of events which drive the story forward to it's explosive ending. And this journey is full of unexpected twists throughout, with action aplenty. But although the bodies pile up, it is not a glorification of violence, simply, a following of Yeager's own internal rules which include, "Do something and do it fast"
But it is not the story alone which makes Yeager's Law such a joy. Without the excellent characterisation of the two main protagonists, this book would be merely another loner versus the baddies. Instead, Abel and Charlie, a bookseller who unexpectedly comes to his aid during the hijack, become real people as we peek into the awkwardness and fears of a man and woman, both out of practice in the game of love, who find themselves attracted to someone each believes to be outside of their social standing.
The writing is good, too, simple and direct, with natural sounding dialogue. There are even touches of humour throughout. Despite all of the action, there is a calmness about the writing.
All is perfectly presented to us by the narrator, J.Scott Bennett. His reading is carefully paced and well measured, the fight scenes and emotions expressed fully but never over the top. His voice is an exact fit for his subject matter. He is Yeager. A masterful performance throughout.
I received a complementary copy from the right's holder, via Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review. I had anticipated a far more threadbare book, a good tale, enjoyable listen and nothing more. And that would have been fine. But Yeager's Law exceeded all of sy expectations.
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By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-01-17
Yeager rocks!!! Both the story and Yeager himself!! So Yeager is a truck driver, and on a routine drive, he is hijacked when pulls into a rest stop. Now Yeager is an ex-marine and will not take this lying down, but just as he is trying to come up with a way to disarm the guy, a woman comes out with a gun pointed at the hijacker. What follows is an action packed and addicting read!!
Plot wise, this is the kind of book that would translate really well to the big screen as there is plenty of action and plenty of things that the special effects folks would have a ball with!! The whole book reminded me of Rambo!
Character wise, Yeager is the bomb!! A total and utter bad ass!! I'll tell you one thing, the bad guys didn't know what they were getting themselves in for :) I don't want to say much about what he does, but gosh he is awesome!! Lol.
I really liked Charlie too. She is a quiet girl but when she sees what is happening to Yeager, she isn't afraid to pull out her gun and step in. She is badass in her own way, plus she runs a book store!!! Lol. Also Victor is awesome! Such a fun character!!
In all, this is one of those books that you can't help but enjoy. All action, big scenes, plenty of bad guys and a hero worthy of the the name!! It's not all action though, because we get to see Yeager and Charlie's relationship develop. We also get a look at Yeager before and find out why things are happening to him! Extremely well written and developed, this is a must red for fans of big blockbuster type books!
I've said it before about J. Scott Bennett, and I'll say it again, his range of tones and accents is truly impressive!! It really felt like there was multiple people narrating the story! Loved his portrayal of Victor!!! He absolutely nailed the performance in this and he brought the book alive.
*I received this for free but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*
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By Jan on 01-08-16
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action-adventure, exmarine, thriller, suspense, crooks, crime-fiction, snarky
Read from July 27 to 30, 2016
Great book, full of testosterone!
Trying to keep up with ever-multiplying number of characters can be something of a challenge, but it's well worth it. The publisher's blurb is interesting, but muddles the order and importance of various events and people. Subplots are intertwined, plot twists leave you in the dust, and the verbal humor had me snorting my coffee.
I requested and received a free audio copy courtesy of AudiobookB00M.
J Scott Bennett was really great, the accents and voice differentiation were awesome!
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