Body Count : Gabriel

  • by Mike Evans
  • Narrated by S.W. Salzman
  • Series: Gabriel
  • 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gabriel's life was finally going the way that he wanted it to, that is until his wife Addison unknowingly took his place, forever changing his future and experiencing a pain he had thought he'd never go through again since losing his parents and sister.
Gabriel is now fueled with a maddening desire for revenge and begins making decisions that he normally would only do upon meticulous planning. Now Gabriel, Mikey, and Forsyth are all on the run. Find out what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted!

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Great story, but...

The first Mike Evans book I listened to was "The Orphans: Origins, Volume 1." If you go check out my review of that book, you can see that I really loved it and I even personally sent Mike Evans a note saying how great I thought his book turned out.

However, I'm having a hard time believing that this book, "Body Count: Gabriel, Book 3" was written by the same author.

Good stuff first.

I loved the story and the way it evolved. I greatly appreciate the imagination and actually enjoyed the book as the telling of an overall story. I'll be the first to say that I wouldn't be able to write a book about anything. The characters were great, the interactions were believable, and the pace was very quick with a lot of action. There were a lot of bad guys suffering horrible injuries and quick deaths.

Now the not so good stuff.

Between the narrator and the author, the grammar and dialogue was atrocious. I can't believe an editor let this book go through to publishing without some serious scrubbing. The words and thoughts didn't have any kind of flow to them. Repetitive words, thoughts and phrases were abundant throughout the book. For example, (paraphrasing the several times it was used) "I don't make threats, I make promises."

Repetition of the same words in back to back thoughts or sentences happened on many occasions. It sounded as though a child was speaking instead of a trained and educated CIA killer, or any of the other characters for that matter. My high school English teachers would have failed me for turning in a paper with this kind of grammar.

The narration certainly didn't help. S.W. Salzman has what I believe to be a great voice for doing audio narration, but this wasn't his finest work. I'm not sure though whether it was so choppy and tough to listen to because of the way the thoughts and words were arranged or because he was having an off day. Either way, it was tough to listen to at times.

Overall, I really loved the idea of the story and wouldn't change anything about it. I would however, do some serious proofreading, and send back for many edits of the grammar and dialogue. If I had known everything I know now, I still would have listened to the book. The story and ideas were great. Just very lacking in execution.

I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.

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- Eric Reeves

Gabriel out for revenge

What made the experience of listening to Body Count the most enjoyable?

Gabriel trying to get back to his son and nothing is going to stop him or get in his way


What does S.W. Salzman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Narrator did a fantastic job with telling the story


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Revenge of Gabriel


Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-13-2016
  • Publisher: Mike Evans