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In Currency, Wood has pulled off a first novel that captures the listener with a pause-registering adventure, while it addresses head-on the most pressing and intense global economic, military and political issues of our very challenging current times. Wood's real world experience on both Wall Street and at the center of the US Military Special Operations world, combine with his love of history and command of current global issues, to create a story that is as intense and gripping as it is timely. Currency weaves the historical adventures of our US Founding Fathers who built the country's early economic structure, with current day hero Connor Murray. Connor unexpectedly finds himself thrust into a world shaped as much by greed, betrayal and violence as it by heroism, loyalty, love and the quest for personal peace.
Fate forces Murray to navigate events that play out on the world stage. The United States' current economic weakness collides with its international rival's very real drive for economic, political and military influence. This collision produces an intense drama and adventure that is as scary as it is possible amidst the world's current state of affairs and balance of power. If you love a good adventure story on both the personal and international level; if you're concerned about how the United States’ current economic challenges could play out for the country in a very real way; and if you want to be an early listener of a new author who has tremendous promise - Currency is definitely a must-listen.
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By Nancy Gleason Bruce on 10-05-14
Currency - Outstanding - A Must Read!
What made the experience of listening to Currency the most enjoyable?
I am a fan of U.S. History. Currency is all about the national security consequences of our overwhelming sovereign debt. Wood has a second novel titled "Sugar", and the hero, Conner Murray, returns.
What other book might you compare Currency to and why?
It is written as if it were taken right out of a college [world] history book and current day news.
Which scene was your favorite?
I can't say there's a favorite scene, although I loved the adventure and intrigue at the U.S. and global levels. Wood has a beautifully written story that takes us back in time to the days of our forefathers.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Greed, betrayal, heroism, violence, and love.
Any additional comments?
I had the opportunity to meet Wood earlier this year at one of his book signings in South Dakota. Wood is well-versed in world events and the global financial markets. I learned he recently completed and released his third novel, Delta.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By moe joe on 05-06-16
Love it when books insert current facts and seek not only to entertain but to inform. This book is a page turner and would recommend it to everyone, and brings up why everyone should be concerned about U.S. Debt
3 of 3 people found this review helpful