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The Perfect Assassin Audiobook

The Perfect Assassin: A Novel

The Atlantic: A young woman sailing solo across the Atlantic makes an incredible discovery - a man narrowly clinging to life in the open ocean. But the desperate survivor is more than he appears. He is a Kidon - an Israeli assassin - who forcibly commandeers her boat with a new destination in mind: England. There the two are forced into an uneasy partnership as they run from a secretive and lethal organization.
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The Atlantic: A young woman sailing solo across the Atlantic makes an incredible discovery - a man narrowly clinging to life in the open ocean. But the desperate survivor is more than he appears. He is a Kidon - an Israeli assassin - who forcibly commandeers her boat with a new destination in mind: England. There the two are forced into an uneasy partnership as they run from a secretive and lethal organization. The resulting wake of destruction brings Scotland Yard to the hunt - searching for an accomplished killer and a woman whose life has been capsized.

One Shot: The Kidon soon uncovers the true enemy - a manipulator responsible for the tragic event that shaped him to be what he is. There is only one solution. With deliberate, inescapable precision, he will hunt down the one who created... The Perfect Assassin.

©2006 Ward Larsen (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Steve Carrier Junction City, KS USA 09-02-14
    Steve Carrier Junction City, KS USA 09-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Reader not appropriate"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Here is an example of an inappropriate match of reader to book. NEVER have someone with the voice of a soccer mom read an assassin novel! Try as she may - she can't muster the low bass for male characters of high testosterone levels.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Green 07-31-14
    John Green 07-31-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Audio version has terrible reader"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Possibly the book but not the audio version.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy McFadden?

    She is probably the worse choice for an action novel possible. She reads it as if a "Valley Girl" were reading a book for school children. The emphasis is often at the wrong places making what should be a serious reaction comedic. I cringed at the reading throughout and finally gave up.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    fvdragon 04-11-16
    fvdragon 04-11-16
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    "Great story from a new author for me."

    An author I can follow. I am out of all of the biggest names and searching for new authors to read or listen to. Larson easily captured my imagination.

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    Pamela S. Miller 03-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Only got through 45 mins."
    Would you try another book from Ward Larsen and/or Amy McFadden?

    Only got through approximately 45 mins because of the reader I couldn't get any farther.


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    Annie Chicago 02-07-16
    Annie Chicago 02-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Good"

    This story was so real and had a lot of action. Ive had to read it twice because I know that I had missed something. It was the best book I've read this year.

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    Amazon Customer United States 07-12-15
    Amazon Customer United States 07-12-15
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    "Have to agreee"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, good book with great story line


    What did you like best about this story?

    The woman saves the man, morally


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy McFadden?

    Has to be a man, I have to agree with everyone else, a woman narrator, for a main character who is a man, makes listening to the book very hard. If the book itself, was not such a great piece of literature, I would have traded it back in.


    Was The Perfect Assassin worth the listening time?

    Yes it was, once again, great story, but female narrator, grates on the listener


    Any additional comments?

    Please pass on to these authors, that the sex of the narrator, really needs to match the main character's, otherwise, it makes it hard to listen to, or imagine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Kindler DC 06-14-15
    The Kindler DC 06-14-15

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    "If you can't do an English accent, don't try!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the premise of the story, so yes.


    What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

    She nearly ruined this book for me with her terrible english accent.


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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 05-05-15
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 05-05-15 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Average at best."

    I did enjoy this book, but it left a little to be desired. I think that the idea behind the story is a good one, and the execution was adequate, just nothing special. I was never captivated, and never really bored...just an average listen. I didn't like the narrator for the most part. She did a fine job when narrating the story line, but her voices were a little over the top. She was quite dramatic in her voices, and used very stereotypical characterization.

    Definitely not a waste of time, but I probably won't listen again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Walter 01-06-15
    Walter 01-06-15
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    "Average listen"

    This was an ok book to waste away some time. I struggled with the reader and her attempt at accents. It took awhile for the story to get going, but once it did it kept me somewhat entertained.

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    Alvin 11-02-14
    Alvin 11-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "wrong reader"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Needs a different reader. I don't think it's the readers fault, I'm sure she could do a good job with something like a fantasy or Sci Fi with younger characters.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ward Larsen before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first, difficult to take it serious and stay focused on the story as the narrator is distracting.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amy McFadden’s performances?

    Sure, with the right kind of subject and characters.


    Could you see The Perfect Assassin being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Hard to say, I haven't finished listening to it yet. Hate to keep hammering the reader, but I'm having trouble sticking to the story. I have the Assassin's Game by the same author with a different reader. Hopefully he a better fit. If not I'll return both for refunds.


    Any additional comments?

    Not now, maybe if I can endure the rest of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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