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Becoming Quinn: Jonathan Quinn Series Prequel | [Brett Battles]

Becoming Quinn: Jonathan Quinn Series Prequel

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.
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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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    jamba 11-03-14
    jamba 11-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Becoming Quinn to be better than the print version?

    yes!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    oh yes!


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    love the voice, the timbre & the change in tone -


    Any additional comments?

    started w #8, just finished #1, will continue on... :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 01-20-14
    Susan 01-20-14
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    "Glad I started with the prequel"

    Now I'm ready to delve into the series. I almost always like Scott Brick's narration (yes, there have been some exceptions), so that's what prompted me to try a new (for me) author. It was a good move.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Keith D. Thompson Michigan, USA 12-09-12
    Keith D. Thompson Michigan, USA 12-09-12
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it keeps you listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    it answered some questions about Quinn


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

    curiousity will take you places


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Brett Battles does another pre-quel, still unanswered questions

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Florence, SC, United States 10-01-12
    David Florence, SC, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Prequel to a Great Series"

    When will other authors and publishers realize what Brett Battles and Nelson DeMille, as well as others, have already...? Scott Brick is the best in the business of narration. I intentionally search for books that he narrates for my next purchase. That's how I found the Jonathan Quinn series. So glad I did.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    reena Bywong, Australia 09-02-12
    reena Bywong, Australia 09-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Battles is Brilliant!"

    I am always nervous with prequels. Sometimes it seems as though the author doesn't quite know where to go next - so they go backwards. It was great to learn of how Quinn himself ended up 'in the business'. A few good surprises and the story explains a lot about the 'later' Quinn. I love a good yarn about covert ops and this one did not disappoint. Battles has a way of keeping your attention every step of the way. Realistic and exciting. As usual Scott Brick is perfect. The only complaint I have is it ended too soon. Highly recommended! If you haven't read the entire series you're missing out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kay United States 03-04-14
    Kay United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great way to start the Quinn Series"
    Would you listen to Becoming Quinn again? Why?

    Yes! I was lucky in that I started with "Becoming Quinn" and then started the series. Great background information. It is amazing how he connects it so well with the series considering it was written after many of the books


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Kept me engaged and made me wan to read the series


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is consistently good. One of my favorite performers.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dezarae Englewood, CO, United States 01-24-14
    Dezarae Englewood, CO, United States 01-24-14
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    "Held my attention from beginning to end"

    The storyline was captivating with surprising twists, which kept me glued to the book until the very last word. I can't wait to read the entire series!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 05-08-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 05-08-13 Member Since 2011

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Quinn is worth knowing"
    Would you listen to Becoming Quinn again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoy the author's writing and Scott Brick brings all of the characters to life with his narration. I sometimes find that listening to a book I considered an excellent listen can become even better with a second listen.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, my desire to understand what and why a person could ever want to make such a career choice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Quinn has decided to leave a new career choice and the consequences of that choice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Becoming Quinn should be the first book read in the series. Be sure to follow-up with the other novels in the series, they only keep getting better. Learning to know Quinn is quite a good experience with lots of action, suspense, love, anger and more, leaving you wanting more. And guess what; it's there for the reading.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Siloam Springs, AR, United States 03-26-13
    Robert Siloam Springs, AR, United States 03-26-13
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    "Laying A Foundation For Quinn"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you like the Quinn character, this short read fills in the blanks as to how he got into this strange line of work. This answered the question, "is Quinn good, or is Quinn bad." It serves a the prequel to the Quinn series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Quinn, of course, by his newbie police friend was an interesting character.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Brick is a good reader. No complaints.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably, but there isn't enough here by itself to make a strong box office draw.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karin 11-05-12
    Karin 11-05-12
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    "Good. Needs more"
    Where does Becoming Quinn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Worth a re-listen


    Any additional comments?

    Story is good as far as it goes. It needs more development - my opinion.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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