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I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This was a fast-paced, spy novel that was pretty entertaining. It was a bit... off... that it was set in London, with characters who are English, but the narrator doesn't do a British accent. I think this would have been better if the narrator could do better accents that fit the story/setting.
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First off, I know that some reviewers are complaining about David Loving's narration because this book is based in London and Morocco, and the main character is British. The narrator didn't read this with a British accent. It personally didn't bother me in the least, but to those of you that would be bothered by this, then you may not want to get this book. I'd recommend listening to the audio preview while keeping this in mind to decide whether this will bother you or not.
Red Mist was a fun, fast paced spy thriller that kept me listening for most of the day until it was finished. The main character Jack gets caught up in a plot to kill the Russian president because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He and his new acquaintance Laila, whom Amber, the girl who just died in his arms, told him to go find, go on a wild adventure to figure out what exactly is going on and clear his name in Amber's murder. In the process, they end up getting caught up in a wild assassination plot. Sounds crazy, but is kind of like a Bond story on a much smaller scale w/o the handsome spy (Bond) who gets all the ladies. Anyways, It's worth a listen if you like these type of books!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY
Jack West is a partner in a small law firm,'East West Law'. Since the birth of his child several years before, his marital problems have been increasing. So when he is approached by a gorgeous woman named Amber, he finds himself returning with her to an hotel room - and his troubles really start there. Troubles far more life threatening than the possibility of his home life disruption.
This is a fast paced thriller based in and around London as Jack tries to survive whilst trying simultaneously to find out by whom, and why, his life is being threatened. It is a good, almost classical (think The Twenty Nine Steps) action mystery, told in shortish, sentences written in the present tense which give it both an urgency and a feel of news reported immediacy. Quite well presented, there are some descriptive passages spoilt by over repitition of key words, such as wall, vine, gaps etc. The narration by David Loving follows the text urgency with a brisk reading, again emphasising the near news-like quality of the story, maintaing the almost deadpan, unemotional writing despite the man protagonist's fears and confusions. His voicings of the characters is differentiated and clear. The combination of story and reading give this book a distinctively visual, film like quality, different from many action adventure stories.
I was fortunate in being gifted a complementary copy of Red Mist, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you - I enjoyed it immensely. I did find it slightly strange that, given the book was set in England with the main protagonist himself living in the English countryside, the narrator was not English. Having said that, however, Mr.Loving's performance fitted well. The ending, too, was nicely done and not trite in the expected way.
A nice mystery spy action thriller for anyone who enjoys books in this genre.