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I really love crime books this one was good can not wait to listen to the rest. I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased option via audio book boom dot com
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What marks the Harry Starke books above many a P.I. series is that each book is so different to the other. There’s nothing run of the mill about this series, it never gets stale, and in this book we see yet another side of Harrys complex character.
“Retribution” begins with so much happiness, Harry, August, his father, Rose his stepmother and Amanda his fiancee are at the country club. Rose pushes Harry and Amanda for a wedding date, Harry surprises them all with not only a date, but also, actual wedding plans. A great celebration is arranged and everyone is over the moon.
Not for long though, when Harry is told the terrible news of his brothers death he puts life on hold. He vows to find the murderer.
His quest for retribution results in his life and the lives of his family and staff being put in great danger. To avenge his brothers death Harry and his team of two face seemingly impossible odds, there is a lot of gunfire and there’s violence aplenty. What follows is a dangerous, exciting and nail biting adventure.
How the heck does he get out of this one?
Yes, there is a lot of violence in this book but it is balanced out with some tender and moving moments as the family bonds are strengthened in their time of grief.
To get the full back story on Harry and all the other characters it is well worth reading the earlier books in this series
Narrated by Tom Lennon who, once again, succeeds in bringing Harry and all the characters to life. Most audiobook fans agree that a good narrator adds an extra dimension to a story thereby making it that much more enjoyable, and Tom Lennon excels in doing just that. Top job Tom!
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What made the experience of listening to Retribution the most enjoyable?
When I first received, via Audiobook Boom, a complementary copy of Retribution to review, I had not previously read or listened to any in the Harry Starke series. This could have been problematic as many long running series depend upon earlier volumes to build character development and background. And this was number seven! I needn't have worried. Very early in the book, Harry emerged as a fully three dimensional, believable person with all relevant history attached. This was enhanced by Tom Lennon's narration. With his calm, pleasant, somewhat legubrious reading, he became the voice of Starke.
I was also expecting, from the brief accompanying book blurb, an action packed shoot-'em-up pursuit thriller with a vigilante loner out for Vengeance following the death of his brother. Well, partially right. This is certainly a thriller, Harry's brother is murdered and there is a (big) shoot out. But it's far more than that. It is also thoughtful, sometimes emotional. And Starke is not a loner. He has friends ..
This is an above average book, well written, with tension and action, great characters, a fine narration and guns. Lots of guns. I learned some interesting facts about guns. So if you haven't yet met Harry Starke, give this book a try. I doubt you'll be disappointed. If you are familiar with him already, well, you know this will be good.
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