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I hate to make a comparison, but I was looking for something to quell my Harry Dresden fix. Butcher had been taking so long to get a new book out that I had to start looking for things similar in nature, and that is how I found Soldier of Fortune. Quinn seemed to fith the profile. The setting is part fantasy, part sci-fi, part steampunk, and part urban warrior. I can honestly say that I had never seen a book like this before.
It has an amazing cast of characters, and as I said the setting is really special and unique. The main character, Gideon, really fills the bill of the hero we deserve and need, and the story is so pitch perfect one note of it could shatter glass; like, it could shatter bullet proof glass. I hope this becomes a long running series, as it will become a classic, I am sure of that.
Can I talk about Tim McKiernan? This dude rocks the narration like he had a Stratocaster in his hands. He really embodies each character, and he plays Gideon to sweet perfection. This guy is good. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for him in the future. For that matter, I'll be doing the same for McCLure.
Get it, read it, love it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Water Break Editor Error
I cannot believe this! In chapter 7 at approximately 10:01 minutes, the narrator actually stops to drink water!
This is basically a Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson type of story. The character is loyal, serviced his country, respected by his peers and has been framed.
Gideon Quinn is the protagonist. He is the wronged good guy who now must perform illegal things to find his justice. He was a captain in the service of his country. He has high morals and the respect of his troops. He was framed and took the blame of the crime to save others. Add a flying reptile, a pet draco named Elvis, a cute kid, Mia and the honest police officer, DS Hamm, those are the main characters.
Quinn gets out of jail and looks to extract revenge for the lives of his men that were killed. Quinn is a good guy and has the heart to save those in distress. He is paroled and everyone from his past and new enemies are after him.
I enjoyed the characters in this story and Quinn. Mia, Tiago and DS Hamm and would enjoy reading about their next adventures. Enjoyable execution of a predictable story.
I will not read the next in the series. It will not feature Quinn, Mia, et al, but other character introduced in the story.
Zero sex or swearing
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The story is an engaging story, plenty of action and a pinch of mystery with well-written characters in an interesting world that I would like to know more of, a war in its past, strange technology, keepers and best of all Elvis the Draco what not to like.
Gideon Quinn is a likeable character despite all his flaws his journey from the start of this story to the end as well as the flashback to his past made an interesting listing experience.
The narration is good, clear, easy to listen to and all the main characters are very well voiced with unique voices and clear emotions. The audio quality is good but there are a few times when a line is repeated.
Well worth a listen and I can recommend it. I look forward to listening to the next one.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.