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Publisher's Summary

A RITUALISTIC MURDER
Stephen Noble, a board member of Dragon Gate Industries (DGI), is decapitated. DGI, a front company for wizards, decides to provide executive protection services for Noble's son, Graham, and daughter, Rayna. But Graham doesn't trust wizards and refuses their offer, so DGI hires Jonathan Shade and his team to keep the Noble family safe.
GUILTY CLIENTS
The Nobles are from the other side of the Dragon Gate, and in that dimension, they committed crimes against the Marshall Clan. And now the Clan has come through the Gate to exact their revenge. While Graham and Rayna were too young to have been a part of the death and mayhem in the other land, honor dictates that they must pay for the crimes of their family.
INHUMAN ATTACKERS
How can Jonathan protect clients who are willing to kneel and accept death at any moment? How can he and his team handle thirteen deadly warriors willing to die to accomplish their goal? And how can Jonathan defeat the deadly creatures the Marshall Clan has brought with them to our world? Creatures that will destroy anything in their path as they hunt their prey.
©2013 Gary Jonas (P)2016 Sky Warrior Book Publishing, LLC
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By Troublemer on 04-19-16

Wow great story

What made the experience of listening to Dragon Gate the most enjoyable?

The narrator really brings the story to life. Makes each Character stand out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragon Gate?

When Brand gave up his power for Kelly

What about Joe Hempel’s performance did you like?

Gives life to each character. Makes them seem real.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. It was action packed all the way through

Any additional comments?

I received this book as a gift from the author/narrator/publisher for a honest review. I look forward to more in this series. This is the second i have read.

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By Cheri on 04-02-16

Another Jonathan Shade Hit!

This was a really good story and great performance, I will not hesitate to continue this series.

These books remind me of the Dresden series but more on the darker side. Dragon Gate moves at a steady pace, and has a good mix of action, humor and several gory scenes that made me cringe. However, what I really like best about the series and this story, is the characters and how the story is told from their different POV's. My favorite character is Kelly, I love her sarcasm and she really kicks A**. She had me laughing out loud. The other main characters Brand and Jonathan are funny too but Jonathan, who is immune to magic, has more lives than a cat and can get out of some of the most dire situations. He may not always have the best laid out plan, but he sure can think quick on his feet.

Jonathan and his team were hired to protect the Nobles grown children Graham and Rayna from being executed by the Marshall's family for crimes they didn't commit. Graham really did not want Jonathan and his team's protection but agrees for his sister sake. The only thing I did not like about the plot was Graham being killed, but hey I guess there is a moral to this story, if a group of people is determine to end you, you don't make yourself an easy target by continuously going to places you know they will be watching.

Joe's performance was great and he really delivered on this story. Each character had their own voice and he used the right amount of tone and inflection to convey the different emotions throughout the story. I really liked how he portrayed Kelly's voice and personality and he was a prefect fit for Jonathan.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast dot com."

The story is credit worthy, but personality I would save my credit and purchase at the sale price either way, it will definitely be worth the time invested in listening to the story.


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By Norma Miles on 08-30-16

"...again and again until you are dead."

Would you consider the audio edition of Dragon Gate to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but cannot believe that this audio book could be bettered. The combination of Gary Jonas' text and Joe Hempel's narration fuse seemlessly to deliver an excellent experience.

Any additional comments?

This series continues to delight, in part because Jonathan Shade himself is an engaging character whose outlook on life changes as circumstances alter. Originally easy going and joking in volume one, his burden of guilt as the series continued has brought a.more capable but resigned Jonathan to book three. He still blames himself for not being able to save his first love and is haunted by the slaughter of his companions. His friends have noticed the changes but he can never tell them why.
Which all makes the this book sound very dark and brooding. Quite the opposite. It is filled with humour, danger and bright repartee somewhat along the lines of a John Scalzi dialogue. Plus the hunters persuing Jon's latest clients, although human, are from a different dimension and.bring with them some fabulous beasts. Jon's job this time is, with the help only of best friend Kelly, her partner Brant, and the ghostly Esther, is to keep alive the fatalistic brother and sister, Graham and Rayna Noble by defeating the vindictive Marshall Clan, a father and his many sons and their ferocious pets. Money is no object but the clients are strangely reluctant to accept help even when other family members are killed. Can Shade break the cycle and this time save the lady?

Jonathan is changing and so too is the format of the book. Dragon Gate is written in alternating chapters seen from the perspective of different protagonists which gives us a deeper insight into each one and it a joy to get better acquainted with both Kelly and Brant. This does make the.narrator's task more difficult however. Always the voice of Shade, himself, Joe Hempel now also takes on the characters of all of the other players. His dialogue voices were always superb, clear and distinctive, but in Dragongate he achieves the even more amazing effect of becoming those people too. A perfect performance, well timed and paced, inflection just right so that he almost disappears as the listener is absorbed into the pleasure of the book
Dragon Gate, though third in the series, is a stand alone novel which can be enjoyed at any time although it will be greatly enhanced. with the familiarity with the main protagonists gained in books one and two. Might as well start at the beginning, then, if you haven't already, as readers are sure to want more after finishing this book. As i do.
This review honestly reflects my feelings about Dragon Gate and the whole Shade audio book series. My sincere thanks to Joe Hempel who sent me a complimentary copy.

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By Tony Bough on 06-14-16

A new series that's grabbed my attention

Where does Dragon Gate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Towards the top. Jonathan Shade is a great character and the novel is well put together.

What did you like best about this story?

We have a very changed Jonathan. Haunted and serious but growing as a character. Really great story. I like the world which the author has created.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Avoiding spoilers. It starts really well. I like the way we begin the book then a good solid pace and story and a satisfying end to the book that leaves me wanting more.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yep. I did it in two during a very long journey and return trip. The time flew by!

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

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