Corrupt Skies, Book 1 : Corrupt Skies

  • by Alex Rodgers
  • Narrated by Michael Lesley
  • Series: Corrupt Skies
  • 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An air marshal on a bank robbery case?
As a series of armed bank robberies spring up in every corner of the nation, burnt-out Air Marshal Harris Fox finds himself thrust in the middle of this high-profile case. The danger unfolds and conspiracy unravels. With lives at stake, and his family in the balance, can Fox solve the mystery before it's too late?
A comedy-filled, action-packed, and fun thriller, this is the serial for fans of movies like Bad Boys, Die Hard, and Lethal Weapon.
This audiobook contains strong language. It is also part of an ongoing series and ends with a cliffhanger.

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It ends seemingly in mid-sentence

Harris Fox is a US Air Marshall flying endlessly from city to city watching for illegal activity and terrorists. When a string of unsolved bank robberies across the country points to frequent travelers, possibly even a fellow Air Marshal, he his recruited by the FBI to tail one of the suspects. Harris is also a military veteran and will need all his skills to track the suspect and defend himself.

In Corrupt Skies we get a glimpse into the lives of travel professionals – not all of it complimentary. Is it true to life? Hard to say, but it is generally entertaining and sometimes funny. His fellow Air Marshal and best friend is a bungler and an idiot, whose dark features look more terrorist than the suspects he’s watching for. Harris is constantly trying to win back his ex-wife, while simultaneously keeping his options open.

The story is generally funny and doesn’t take itself too seriously. This lighthearted tone sometimes works against the novel when a serious scene plays out, and we aren’t too concerned with the outcome, even shrugging when a well-developed character dies.

The plot is pretty far fetched and mostly unbelievable, but isn’t really the point. It is the characters and their interactions that the author is most interested in. Their cartoon banter will either be funny to you or sound like a canned television comedy/drama.

Michael Lesley performs the story with his easy-to-listen-to voice. There is nothing wrong with his performance, but he doesn’t seem to change his tone or speed when the story goes serious or fast paced. His character voices are excellent and you will have no problem deciding who is speaking.

Corrupt Skies is the first book in a series of unknown length. It ends seemingly in mid-sentence. And rather than feeling like a cliffhanger, has the listener wondering why at only five hours long, the author couldn’t have given the listener a little more of the plot. It is a gamble by the author, leaving the listener to decide if he wants to grab the next installment (will you be left hanging again?), or just quit here and cut your losses.

Rated PG 13: Adult themes with strong language and non-graphic sexual situations.

Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.

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Corrupt Skies:bk 1

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Maybe


What does Michael Lesley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michael Lesley did a good job making sure each character had a unique voice.My only issue was that some of the characters shouted and I think a story should be told at the same decibel throughout.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes


Any additional comments?

I liked this book.I liked the premise.It was well written.Is it a flight crew doing robberies at every stop?Read this fast paced story and find out!
Michael Lesley did a good job making sure each character had a unique voice.My only issue was that some of the characters shouted and I think a story should be told at the same decibel throughout.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2014
  • Publisher: Alex Rodgers