Winning Glory

  • by Ann Gimpel
  • Narrated by Daniel Dorse
  • 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The line between hunter and hunted thins, blurs, and finally shatters.
After years as a black ops CIA agent, nothing surprises Roy Kincaid, yet his current assignment is close to a bust. How could his targets - renegade genetic freaks - drop off the radar as if they never existed? Burnt out and discouraged, he hunches over a meal in a backwater diner when a half-frozen woman with the look of an abused runaway staggers through the door. On his feet in an instant, Roy kicks himself. His first instinct is to help her, to make certain she stays long enough for the bluish cast to leave her lips. His second is to finish his meal and leave. The world is full of broken women. It's not his job to fix them, but he can't take his eyes off her.
Glory's telepathic ability blares a harsh warning. Roy hunts those like her, but damn if he didn't buy her dinner. Maybe she can fool him, just for tonight; add a dry motel room to the meal. If she plays it very cool, he'll never find out she's on the run from the same group he's targeted for death.
Enhanced genetics only go so far. A roadblock and her face on a most wanted flyer shatter her fragile truce with Roy. If her handlers find her, they'll kill her. If Roy finds out what she is, she'll be worse than dead.


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Futuristic Sci-Fi Suspense Romance

Winning Glory is an unique story of a futuristic world of enhanced genetic beings. Glory, who is genetically made, escaped from her captors of genetically enhanced males, the Nameless Ones. One of them wanted force sex with Glory and the only option for Glory was to knocked her captor out and escaped from the compound.

Roy Kincaid, a CIA agent is burnt out. His last mission didn't go as he planned. He stopped at an outback diner for a meal. When Glory showed up in clothing that are not fit for the weather, he offered her a meal and then a motel room for her to stay in. All he wanted was to make sure that Glory is warm up instead of being blue from the cold.

Glory telepathically read Roy and knew he hunted her kind, "renegade genetic freaks". If Roy knew that she is one of those freaks, she would die at his hand. She refused to go back to the compound, knowingly that she would be killed by the Nameless Ones as an example for escaping.

When the Nameless Ones went on a manhunt for her, Glory has to make her decision of whether to trust Roy. Somewhere along the lines, Roy has trusted Glory and still try to protect her after learning of her abilities. It is a fragile trust relationship between Glory and Roy which blossom to more.

Glory is portrayed of being naive in her social skills. She has a better social skills with her captive female friends in the compound. But with Roy, she is not sure of how she should behave. Her only information comes from watching television. Glory is not a weak character. She can stands her own ground when she has to fight.

Roy is burnt out and has a vendetta against the "genetic freaks". After his wife died, he didn't have anything to believe or hold on to except for the CIA. He focused all his energy to hunt and kill the "genetic freaks".

The narrator Daniel Dorse, has a low rough voice which is perfect for Roy. His narration of Winning Glory is like the story is told from Roy's perspective. As for providing the voice for Glory, it was okay, acceptable performance. The masculine and feminine voices are still distinguishable for the listeners to tell.

Winning Glory is worth listening to again and again.

I was given this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher via Audiobook Blast in exchange of an honest review. I was not compensated or influence in any way for writing this review.
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Liked the story; Audio and Casting Issues

What made the experience of listening to Winning Glory the most enjoyable?

Well, I love Ann's writing and stories.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I couldn't finish it because of the narrator and sound quality issues. I could hear the narrators stomach growling. Also, very sing-songy. He has an interesting voice quality, but he does not know how to spin Ann's yarn.

Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel Dorse’s performances?

I hate to be mean, but no. Too monotonous and his women's voices were chalk-board jarring.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don't know. Couldn't finish it.

Any additional comments?

I will be reading the Kindle edition. Too bad. I love audiobooks, but who chose this narrator and where did they record this? Was there an editor, or director? Did the author have any say in this matter? I wanted to get more of her books on audio, but I hesitate, due to performance and sloppy production.

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- Susannah "I am musician and mom of several little musicians. Love good narrators. Love good stories. Love Audible."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2015
  • Publisher: Ann Gimpel and Dream Shadow Press