In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America's unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of his deceased father's company, Stokes Security International (S.S.I.), to track down his enemy and penetrate the world of his enemy. He must seek his own brand of justice... Corps Justice.
What would you do? When America's laws aren't enough... it's time for Corps Justice.
This is Book One in the Corps Justice Series.
©2012 C. G. Cooper (P)2013 C. G. Cooper
A new narrator
didn't get that far the reading was so bad
I could hear the man breathing
It was, but the voice of the narrator was grating.
Yes. The writer had a lot of backstory completion to accomplish.
His voice was muffled, low, and gravelly.
Yes. Many variations can be made on the premise that this book presents.
How did this guy even get a job as a narrator? Even then, surely the sound engineer could have done something. It is excrutiatingly difficult to make out what is being read and the sheer effort required ruins the enjoyment.
I'm asking for a refund for this and the second book (which is also narrated by the same guy) and will read the Kindle instead. The rest of the series, narrated by others, are fine.
I think the plot might be okay but I'm having so much trouble listening to the narrator that I'm not sure I can finish the story. He sounds like he's trying to imitate Clint Eastwood. If he would just speak naturally I might actually enjoy the story. I think I'll probably buy the book so I can read it. I'm glad this was a book I purchased with a credit. I certainly won't purchase another book with this narrator.
This novel feels and 'reads' like a setup for a series. Lots of background information that is presented like resumes rather than dribbled out over chapters or novels (aka lacks creativity) . We are supposed to be impressed with the talented characters - they are all above average intelligence and physical capabilities. We have a billionaire, nice guy, down to earth, talented, smart and tough with the help of his company taking on bad guys. Lots of wizbang toys (think Bond). This book is fantasy like comic book heroes (think Bruce Wayne) . This is not a sophisticated story nor is the writing. Plot is simple. Women are pretty much absent from his story (only dead fiance and lawyer). Disturbing is the proud reference that thee are no women except one employed at the firm. This should not be a badge of honor but is disgraceful, a handicap to the firm and story. This was published in 2012 for gosh sakes, if the author didn't want to write about them fine but to brag that they are absent from SSI employee roles is disturbing - seems neanderthal. Other current top authors are dealing with the new reality of women in security and combat roles in mature ways (Jack Coughlin, Dalton Fury, Brad Taylor, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci to name a few). The narrator Daniel Dorse is simply the wrong voice for this novel and maybe all audio books. His voice is too deep making it difficult to hear. I played with the base and treble and all the other options on my car system to try to hear him better to no avail. In the end I used ear buds. Dorse's ability to do different voices and accents isn't very good either. The combination of deep voice and not many voices makes listening a challenge. I am reluctant to try the next book in the series.
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