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Would you try another book written by Ari McKay or narrated by JP Handler?
Definitely not by the narrator, have listened to 100's of audiobooks over the years and this is by far the worst narration I've ever come across. Although the story was certainly poor, to some degree the narration made it hard to judge as there is a chance it could have been brought to life by someone better.
Would you ever listen to anything by Ari McKay again?
I would hesitate to. The story was incredibly weak, I don't mind a little of the usual tropes but there is absolutely no arc whatsoever, no real plot to speak of and so no pay off at the end. Bodyguard books in this genre are usually somewhat predictable in nature and that's absolutely fine but I still expect the author to make *some* kind of effort in constructing a story!
How did the narrator detract from the book?
There are no words to describe how bad the narration is. It sounds like a computer generated voice is reading the book - the pacing is off, the emphasis and inflections on words are completely wrong and it is void of any emotion. Truly, truly awful.
What character would you cut from Herc's Mercs?
There aren't that many characters but, to be brutally honest, they are all so one dimensional and the plot is so non-existant, I don't think it would matter!
Any additional comments?
Avoid at all costs, save your money or credit for something better and more deserving.
I really liked the narrator on this book. Will look for more books by JP Handler. The story length was right up my alley too. However I disliked one of the two main characters. Had to force myself to finish book. I am not o a fan when a main character is a temper tantrum throwing brat. It was so bad at the beginning of book I had to stop listening 3 times and take a break. Then near the end of the book second to lädt chapter he got better and I sighed in relief. Short lived. Final chapter in book he again was a childish brat. I will probably go ahead and listen to more of the series hopefully not each book has a character like this. Some people may not mind a bratty main character. It is just not one of my favorite things to read about.
Dreadfully lame story with an even worse narration. No, the narration is the worst bit.Bad, bad, just really bad. Awful.