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Assassin's Game Audiobook

Assassin's Game

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Publisher's Summary

A high-octane thriller from the author of The Perfect Assassin.

David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created.

After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream - a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton. The kidon has vowed to never kill again, but when his wife is attacked and forced to flee across Europe, events force his hand.

Slaton plots to assassinate one of the most closely guarded men on Earth. Success is improbable. Survival unlikely. Only when he learns the labyrinthine truth does Slaton see one high-stakes chance. A chance for an assassin’s game….

©2014 Ward Larsen (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    itinerant 09-20-14
    itinerant 09-20-14
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    "this book is awful"

    The challenge is to write more than fifteen words to reiterate the title: this book is awful, on every level. Each page is worse than the one preceding it. The book has high pretensions of being an international spy thriller cum romance cum you name it, and fails equally badly at each endeavor, separately and together.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    John tallevast, FL, United States 09-14-14
    John tallevast, FL, United States 09-14-14 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "I rely on audible reviews for my purchases"


    My significant other laughs at me for being a review person.... I will read a ton of reviews before buying a audio book or I take a chance. I also feel responsible to write reviews based off the latter statement. This book had no audible reviews - So I took a chance.. The reviews that were available were based of book purchases and they were 50/50.. I love the occasional assassin book and decided to go for this one... Unfortunately I have to say that this Audio book was terrible. Luke Daniels has a great voice - But he butchered the accents and the pitches in his voice were grating.. If I were to write a book - I would hope that if I had a story line based off a persons of person from another country. I would find a narrator with some idea of an accent that made sense... I looked up Ward Larsen after listening to this book and what I believed holds true. He is the whitest man you will come across. I say that because it shows in the fact that Luke Daniels had the whitest voice for an Israeli Kidon you will ever hear.. It's hard to imagine a Mossad assassin when he sounds like an American white male....Not someone that lived in Israel for most of his life. Unfortunately a lot of narrators try to make this big gruff intimidating voice for tough guys and it is unnerving to me.. He also made this Israeli Kidon sound like he was in a constant state of anger and worry and that most definitely killed it for me... I imagine a Kidon being under constant control of his emotions. Not some guy that sounds like he took some uppers. The other accented voices were also bad, as they all had the tendency to high pitch at the end of every sentence as if to emphasize a point. If I wanted this audio book to be successful - I would take it off the market - Get the readers that wrote the House of Sand and fog and narrated it - Brilliantly by the way - And eat whatever you paid Luke Daniels - And re-release it after it was narrated again... If this book was o.k. - I would never know. The idea behind the story line seemed to have some promise - But getting there seemed very weak. . I honestly could not make it more than 2 hours in before quitting. It did not hold my interest on any level..

    For what it's worth. J

    17 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Bradenton, FL 05-06-16
    Rob Bradenton, FL 05-06-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyed the book. Hated the naration."
    What did you like best about Assassin's Game? What did you like least?

    I liked the story. I hated the narator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pleasurable read.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

    No


    Do you think Assassin's Game needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. The family issue needs to be resolved.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Starkville, MS, United States 08-30-15
    Lynn Starkville, MS, United States 08-30-15 Member Since 2011

    As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!

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    "Assassin needs to grow some balls!"

    For Crying OUT LOUD!!! I love this character and love the action as well as the unexpected twist and turns in this novel. I like it David Slaton's success. As I pull into my office in the morning, after listening...I find myself saying to myself "I love this shit". But then comes the stupid insipid woman...who marries an assassin (spoiler alert) and doesn't want him to kill???? She puts him into an untenable situation where he is between a rock and hard place and she makes it worse. It is disappointing to see the new genre of assassins, not only in this novel, who kowtow to the women in theirs lives. Please tell me it isn't so. David can do better in the love department.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Winton, CA, United States 04-30-15
    Carl Winton, CA, United States 04-30-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Wish I could give it a 0"

    I could not even make it through chapter 1, story line is bad, reader of the book might be OK on another book, but overall it gets the worst review I have ever given.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ravens Craven 07-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Suspense and an unexpected ending."

    This was a very well done story that kept me guessing and did not want to stop listening. Spent longer sessions listening to see what happens next. was rewarded with the unexpected ending I never saw coming. Highly recommend this book.

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    Tedd Adams Tulsa, OK United States 09-04-15
    Tedd Adams Tulsa, OK United States 09-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very enjoyable story"
    What did you love best about Assassin's Game?

    The characters were written very vividly, and the story was just the right balance of intriguing without being overwrought.


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

    If I could, I would have.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator had a great range and did an excellent job of making each character very distinguishable from others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Brennan 08-24-15
    M. Brennan 08-24-15

    catbird

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    "Fun if characters a bit shallow"

    Entertaining in the best adventure tradition that doesn't give much weight to character development. Clever strategies and misdirections, lots of stereotyping.

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    Dalene 04-20-15
    Dalene 04-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Took a little bit"

    Took a little bit for the story to get going but enjoyed it once it did. Only thing that was annoying was that it seemed everyone's name started with an "S". Hard to keep up with them all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cmw 02-20-15
    cmw 02-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    Very engrossing and well narrated. Good blend of plot and action. It is well worth listening to. Ready for next one

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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