Monarch

  • by M. D. Argyle
  • Narrated by Adrian Bisson
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nick's life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness, a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the United States has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he'll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when he's on the brink of catching Ferreira, he's framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia, where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He's safe, but not for long.

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WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Nick's life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness - a wife who committed suicide and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S. has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he'll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when he's on the brink of catching Ferreira, he's framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He's safe, but not for long ...

MY TAKE
I'm reviewing the audiobook.

Wow. LOVED this narrator. Wonderfully deep voice that didn't sound stupid and squeaky when doing the female voices. I think the bad guys were even more ominous because if this guy's fabulous reading

The story--compelling mystery, touching characterizations, and great suspense. All the characters were flawed, sometimes so much that I wanted to scream and shake them. Kind of like in real life. One aspect that I loved was the symbolism of the butterfly that runs through the book. I found myself wanting very much for certain results in the end, and Argyle kept me hanging on to the very end to find out whether or not I would get what I wanted.

Beware--thar be blood.


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

I haven't but I will now.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This story wasn't a happy kind of tale, but there were moments I wanted to scream.


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- A Voracious Reader "Mom Weave"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2013
  • Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing