Against the Odds

  • by Keith McArdle
  • Narrated by Rob Goll
  • 0 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three veteran hunters are on the trail of a supernatural creature. It is a simple tracking mission, promising easy money. But things go horribly wrong, and the mercenaries realize too late that they are facing one of the deadliest creatures known to man. Embroiled in a desperate fight for survival, their doom may well await them.

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A Brief but Blood-Soaked Interlude

I rarely do short stories as I'm never convinced that they offer genuine value for money compared with full-length audiobooks. However, Audible said this was maybe a book I had missed and I had a Listening Rewards Voucher burning a hole in my pocket so I couldn't really lose.

As it turned out I quite enjoyed my three quarters of an hour in McArdle and Goll's company. Against the Odds is entertaining and action packed with as much depth to it as you'd expect from a short story. Goll's narration is very good. in fact it's excellent in terms of some of the character voicings, though maybe a little clipped in the descriptive narrative.

So, if you want to spend a brief time with an entertaining fantasy story offering lots of bloody action and you have a couple of pounds or a voucher to spare then this will fit the bill. Just be careful to check that you're paying cash and not a full credit at the checkout . . . I've been caught there before now!
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- Simon "A man with a child in his ears - @ShutterSpin."

An exciting and action packed tale.

What did you like most about Against the Odds?

I like the camaraderie between the characters and that the violent nature of some scenes is also punctuated with humour. The characters are robust and likeable, brought to life by Rob Goll's great narration, picking up the accents so that they are easily identifiable to the listener.


What other book might you compare Against the Odds to, and why?

I'm not sure that I can compare it to another book as this was a unique listen for me, but the relationship between the men is reminiscent of that in a good action movie.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the scene at the inn where all the major characters are introduced via the innkeeper, and we see his initial perception.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved at the end when, although seemingly all so different, the men pulled together to help each other.


Any additional comments?

I thoroughly recommend this book, it picks up momentum quickly and I felt that I could have listened to more.

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- durara1

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2015
  • Publisher: Keith McArdle