Whistleblower Trilogy Box Set : Whistleblower

  • by Jim Heskett
  • Narrated by William Coon
  • Series: Whistleblower
  • 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This box set contains all three novellas in the Tucker Candle trilogy: Wounded Animals, The Legend of Kareem, and Both Ends Burning.
Meet Tucker Candle. Do it now, before they kill him....
While nursing some drinks after a terrible day at work, Candle spits out his rum and coke when a stranger across the bar turns water into wine. But did he? Or was it just an alcohol-induced trick of the light?
This stranger has a warning for Candle: skip your planned business trip tomorrow. If you go, I won't be able to protect you any longer.
With a clear head the next morning, Candle resumes his normal life, working for a company that's about to lay him off. That barroom huckster couldn't have been magical, or prophetic. He was just some washed-up weirdo with a few tricks. But when Candle comes back from his trip to find his pregnant wife missing and a dead man's blood seeping into his bathroom floor, the washed-up weirdo's counsel doesn't seem so foreign now.
Cops, friends, family...Candle doesn't trust anyone. As he searches for his wife, people around him keep turning up murdered. If he can't find her and uncover the mystery driving the chaos, the stranger's words might come true, after all.
As Candle sinks deeper and deeper into the conspiracy, he'll find danger around every turn. Can he save his family and uncover the truth below all this conspiracy? The answers will surprise you.

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Fantastic

An amazing set of audio books that are intriguing and need to be listened to or read by everyone The narrator was an absolute pleasure to listen to, it made the story such a delight I received these books as an ARC and was my privilege to review The characters flow together and am looking forward to reading or listening to more by this author.
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Just A Great Manipulation

When I read the synopsis for the “Whistleblower,” it sounded like a great idea for a mystery thriller. The fact that the trilogy was offered as a boxed set made it even more appealing. Anytime you can finish the whole story without having to wait months or years to get all the volumes is always a good thing. Unfortunately for me, the trilogy just didn’t hold up to my anticipation of it. Author Jim Heskett is definitely a talented writer. I’ll gladly give him that. The setup for the story was excellent. Mr. Heskett had me exactly where any author would want to have his readers. I was totally hooked and if you’re like me, you will be too. At least, in the beginning.

The “Whistleblower” opens with average guy Tucker Candle being warned by a total stranger in a bar not to take a business trip. This stranger also seems to have what appears to be supernatural powers or at the very least, first rate magic skills. Either way, Tucker ends up on a business trip he had never planned to take and all hell breaks loose. People die, his very pregnant wife is kidnapped, he is forced to kill someone and that’s only about a quarter of the first book.

My problem with “Whistleblower” is that the rest of book one and book two is just a never ending repeat of the same with no explanation of what’s going on. I hung in for two of the three books without learning much of anything. At a certain point, the very things that hooked me and had me eating out of the author’s hand have now become just annoying, manipulative plot devices that don’t seem to be advancing the story. If there is a story, an actual reason for everything that has happened to the protagonist, I can’t tell. Even after backing up and listening to the multiple chapters over again I can’t find any answers in book one. In book two, the author just introduces more characters and more situations without answers. At this point, I just don’t care to listen to book three. My plan was to let some time pass until I’m not so irritated by all the manipulations to stretch the story out, I would go back and finally finish book three just to learn what everything was all about. At least, that was my plan until I learned there is a book four. There is just no way I’m sticking with this story for four books. Although I’m usually not a big fan, I will occasionally read a story that needs to span more than a trilogy of books to tell its tale, I must say when that happens, the author usually has enough of a story to warrant all those books. “Whistleblower” does not feel that way for me. If I hadn’t discovered it as a three book, box set, I know I never would have gone past book two.

Finally, this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.
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- Ashanti

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-21-2017
  • Publisher: Jim Heskett