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Becoming Quinn Audiobook

Becoming Quinn: Jonathan Quinn Series Prequel

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Publisher's Summary

Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little something more.

Meet Jake Oliver. The day will come when he's one of the best cleaners in the business, a man skilled at making bodies disappear. At the moment, however, he's a 22-year-old rookie cop, unaware his life is about to change. In a burning barn a body is found - and the fire isn't the cause of death. The detectives working the case have a pretty good idea about what went down. But Officer Oliver thinks it's something else entirely, and pursues a truth others would prefer remain hidden - others who will go to extreme lengths to keep him quiet.

Every identity has an origin. This is Quinn's.

©2011 Brett Battles (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Frederick spring valley, CA, USA 05-17-16
    Frederick spring valley, CA, USA 05-17-16 Member Since 2004
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    "Excellent Origin Story"

    I love back stories.How do your heroes become that way? What pressures pushed them into the lives they lead? Battles does an excellent job of creating those pressures that pushed a young man out of his chosen carrer of a policeman into that of being a cleaner.Well done, Mr Battles!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-29-12
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Becoming Quinn says it all!"

    This prequel is well done. It is not too long, but does fill in one big missing piece of Quinn's life: what did he do before he was a cleaner?

    If you have been reading the series you know his real name is not Jonathan Quinn, he has a biological family, and he was trained to be a cleaner. What he did before, how he was recruited, and why he picked the name all stem from one incident. Battles, as usual, weaves this into an entertaining tale about murders and "Quinn's" curiosity. It is a satisfying read with just the right amount of information. It does not overload us with history, but tells of the event that created the cleaner we know.

    Scott Brick is becoming the voice of Jonathan Quinn. Please keep it up!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amelia Walsh 11-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Always listening"

    This was tough to get into, but I did want to know the back story. I struggled listening to the first half. Stopping on and off. The story picked up then and is was worth finishing. Hope the others in the series are better.

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    Marianne United States 11-16-16
    Marianne United States 11-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Love to take my walks listening to audible books

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    "Great start to the series"

    Nice to learn background for this character and helps reader to understand how he came to be.

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    Octopus Jones Maui 10-08-16
    Octopus Jones Maui 10-08-16 Member Since 2016

    Mystery/Detective/Thriller/Historical/SciFi/ Patrick O'Brien/ Eve Dallas/ Dept.Q/Mo Haydee/Peter Cline/Aaronovitch/K McCarthy / Live Aloha!

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    "SO glad I got this book!"

    Audible was doing a "Scott Brick"
    (Narrator) sale and this book caught my eye . Since I've not listened to anything Mr. Brick has narrated that I haven't liked I figured I'd give this book a go. Sooo glad I bought it!
    Turns out, Brett Battles, of whom this is my first read/listen is a REALLY good writer. I was immediately intrigued by the story line and was not disappointed . A real page turner
    about a young intelligent cop who is given a very strange and unique opportunity . This book goes from pianissimo to fórte on the dark meter and I am getting the next in the series the second I finish this review!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Real Director Los Angeles, California United States 09-19-16
    Real Director Los Angeles, California United States 09-19-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Amazing! Very well done."

    I am new to this series, having only heard this one and the last book, but it is very cool. I will look forward to see how the series plays out. But the writer knows what he is doing.

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    Trischa L. Bennett 09-11-16
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    "Intricate, engaging and excellent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I just recommended it to a friend with like interests.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked both Jake as well as Doury (sic). They were well drawn and Mr. Brick made them come alive.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I found this book (prequel to the author's "Cleaner" series) when I looked up Scott Brick's narrated books. So I tried it because of him and the story line. Mr. Brick has few equals when it comes to voice acting, and he feels like a good friend at this point, since he's always my first choice for audio books.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I like the book title of Becoming Quinn.


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    THERESA SWAYZE 09-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book with lots of surprises"

    I really enjoyed this book. I have not read any books from this author before. Bought it on Audible recommendation and it is well worth the money.

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    Victoria Scully Long Lake, MN, US 08-31-16
    Victoria Scully Long Lake, MN, US 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Scott Brick: The best narrator ever!!!!"

    Scott Brick would make a lousy book fascinating!!! This was a good book though. Great Story that makes me look forward to the next installment!!!

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    Brittany K 08-23-16
    Brittany K 08-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome!"

    This story was great. It was interesting, fascinating, gripping, worth reading, and I highly recommend.

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