Becoming Quinn : Jonathan Quinn

  • by Brett Battles
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Jonathan Quinn
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little something more.
Meet Jake Oliver. The day will come when he's one of the best cleaners in the business, a man skilled at making bodies disappear. At the moment, however, he's a 22-year-old rookie cop, unaware his life is about to change. In a burning barn a body is found - and the fire isn't the cause of death. The detectives working the case have a pretty good idea about what went down. But Officer Oliver thinks it's something else entirely, and pursues a truth others would prefer remain hidden - others who will go to extreme lengths to keep him quiet.
Every identity has an origin. This is Quinn's.

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CLEANER

I have no quotes from this book, nothing was quotable. That does not mean it is bad, I gave it four stars. I kept listening to see how it ended, even though I knew half way through, how it would end. I had read some of Battle's Science Fiction and really liked it, so I thought I would try this. Without the time travel or the World War II bad guys, this just did not rock my world. For fans of the Quinn series this is probably a must.

Brick does a fine job
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Battles and Brick - a great combination

STORY (thriller) - Becoming Quinn is Book 4.1 in this series, but it should be Book 1. It explains the story of how Jake, a young cop, is motivated to change careers and become a cleaner -- the guy that gets rid of bodies and makes the scene of "an elimination" appear as if nothing ever happened. I stumbled on Book 5 in this series in a sale (The Destroyed) and absolutely loved it, so I decided to start the series from the beginning.

The story starts quickly and is exciting till the very end. There's plenty of detective work, action and great character development of young Jake, who by the end of the book has become Quinn the cleaner. The book can stand alone, but you won't be able to resist continuing the series to see how he handles his first assignment.

PERFORMANCE - Scott Brick is wonderful in this book. It's not that he does any foreign accents or multi-character differentiation, but just the way he reads...

OVERALL - I would highly recommend this for any adult who enjoys good thrillers. There is killing and "cleaning" but the book isn't overly violent and not at all gory. There is no sex, and I don't remember any cursing. Start with this book before you continue on with the series.

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- AudioAddict

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios