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D-Boys Audiobook

D-Boys

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Publisher's Summary

The world's most elite counter-terrorist operators....

A cyber-security guru suddenly getting shot at and blown up rather more than usual....

And nuclear-armed terrorists rolling with impunity through a lawless and brutal virtual world....

The year is now. Islamist terrorists hack into America's most sensitive defense networks, launch chemical weapons attacks on Western cities, and stage a raid on vulnerable nuclear weapons storage facilities in Pakistan. They are using a massively multiplayer online video game (or "virtual world") as a platform for planning and rehearsing their attacks - forcing a squad of supremely elite Delta Force operators (reinforced by an info-security expert from the Department of Homeland Security) to go inside the game to fight them.

But the fight only begins there. Get ready for breath-stealing action in every known battle space - clockwork urban safehouse takedowns, combat helicopter assaults, brutal ambushes in the trackless mountains, waterborne SEAL team ops, precision close-quarters battle sequences, and CheyTac Intervention sniper rifle systems that can kill you from a mile and a half away.

These weapons, tactics, tech, and 21st-century warriors will be unlike anything you've ever heard of before.

©2011 Michael Stephen Fuchs (P)2015 Michael Stephen Fuchs

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    Amazon Customer Pearland, TX United States 05-29-15
    Amazon Customer Pearland, TX United States 05-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Creative well-written plot!"
    What did you love best about D-Boys?

    The concept and plot was like nothing I've ever read before! Fuch's detailed research on how operators act and function.


    What other book might you compare D-Boys to and why?

    The Arisen series (same author). Also, Reflexive Fire (Deckard Series, Jack Murphy) - captures the spirit of special operations.


    What about Kevin Arthur Harper’s performance did you like?

    Solid reading with good character transitions.


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

    Actually no...because then it would be over too quickly!


    Any additional comments?

    Need a D-Boys 3 and a story arch that links it to the Arisen series!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brock Norman 08-05-15
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    "Wow! What a ride!"
    Where does D-Boys rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first audiobook, so I didn't quite know what to expect. I'd listened to a few audio dramas, but never an audiobook. Once I got the feel of the experience, I was good. It was fast-paced, with a story line that kept you wanting more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of D-Boys?

    The story was very interesting. At first blush it seemed "out-there", but after further reflection seemed plausible, if not a situation being faced now, behind the scenes.


    What about Kevin Arthur Harper’s performance did you like?

    Kevin did a good job or personalizing each character, while maintaining the ambiance of the book.


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

    The story was fast-paced enough that had I the time, I would have listened to the book in one sitting. That said, I had it finished in three sittings. I never had to force myself to finish the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, great listen. :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    RobertT364 09-29-15
    RobertT364 09-29-15
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    "I enjoyed this book"

    The story kept me coming back for more with this book. As always I want there to be more, but i get that all books have to end. I will definitely look for more by this author!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne M. 06-22-15
    Lynne M. 06-22-15
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    "Great mix of elite warriors with a cyber battlespace"

    It took me a while to get used to the audio book style but once I did, I really go into the story. The narrator is able to create a slew of voices which makes the multiple-character scenes easier to follow and visualize.

    The story itself is entertaining and fast paced. Audio style is not my preferred format (I'm a digital book reader primarily) but I'm glad I listened to D-Boys on audio.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Different"

    Not your usual spy book. Not sure what to think about the video gaming during combat

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    omar conger 04-14-16
    omar conger 04-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome story"
    What did you love best about D-Boys?

    The main plot was nearly hard to wrap my brain around at first. Story is basically about Tier 1 operators (in this case "Delta Force" that have to come to a supposed reality that terrorist have found a new training platform within a video game. The author does to a pretty good job of keeping the concept centered and not beyond our actual reality.


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

    The plot was a completely new spin on modern day terror/counter terrorism.


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

    This book had a very interesting and compelling story. The very end portrays a scene that I think was told very well and probably very accurately.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator did a decent job BUT it was kind of hard to buy into certain character's he was trying to convey; I just dont think he had the voice to portray certain characters correctly. Ultimately switching to a new narrator wouldnt be a bad thing, but it also could be ear rape. I wouldnt have a problem listening to the same narrator for the next story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lenard W Havard 07-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator kills the story"
    What disappointed you about D-Boys?

    I like the way Fuchs writes, and have listened to his other books. R.C. Bray narrates his other works, and I was amazed at his talent. I purchased this, eager to hear another action-packed, well-written story. I have tried 3 times and cannot get more than a few minutes into it without stopping it. The narrator makes all these supposed elite special operators sound so feminine that I expect they will try to hug the bad guys. I imagine the plot is great, but I will never know, because I cannot listen to it with that kind of distraction.


    What didn’t you like about Kevin Arthur Harper’s performance?

    In every audio book and every movie I have experienced, elite special operators exude an air of roughness, toughness, resolve, no-nonsense, get it done at all costs, confidence, masculinity, etc... In this book, some of them sound like shy teenage girls with an inferiority complex.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher 06-07-15
    Christopher 06-07-15
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    "Reminds me of Clancy's Debt of Honor"
    Where does D-Boys rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    D-Boys ranks in the top 10% of audiobooks I've listened to. The story was instantly believable, and, gave me enough of the granular details to draw me into the story.


    What other book might you compare D-Boys to and why?

    Tom Clancy - Debt of Honor. Whereas DOH told a horrific story that we all thought was unimaginable and later came to be a nightmare scenario; Fuchs tells an intricate tale of a new battle space that I fear is a foretelling of things to come


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

    If I had the time, I would have listened it through beginning to end. However, audiobooks, for me, are a companion during my daily commute.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-08-15
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-08-15 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "Once the action started it was pedal to the metal"

    Mike Brown is sitting at a blood splattered computer, around him are the bodies of the men who came to the house with him. Mike tracks hackers for the government but he has never been in a gunfight before. The dead were cops, the armed terrorist hackers got away. Now the higher ups have drafted him into a CAG unit (Combat Applications Group(Delta)). He has no idea what he is getting into but he will soon find out.

    This is one of the best action/hi-tech books I have listened to in a long time. The introduction to the Delta Force unit was misleading. Mike soon discovered that they were not just muscled warriors but highly intelligent, very dedicated, and trained to be the very best. Hopefully, with Mike’s computer skills they will find the terrorists and beat them at their own game, literally.

    Once the action started it was pedal to the metal. Tracking the terrorists who practiced their thefts and murders on line and in real time. Using a cyber war game to perfect their crimes felt very realistic. The plot for this book was written so well it could already be happening. The technology was so realistically up to date that I looked for it online. Just to check it out, of course.
    There is a lot more but I don’t want to spoil the best parts. It’s a bloody good read and I hope there will be more.

    Kevin A. Harper is the narrator and he did a splendid job. His reading was clear and concise, very well done. I could listen to him for hours, in fact I did. He gave the action just the right touch and made the characters come to life. Production was perfect. No jumps, skips, or static. A perfect rendition.
    The book cover was colorful and showed a warrior in action. Very well done in keeping with the book.

    Audiobook provided for review by the narrator.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Dainius Lan Colorado 12-04-16
    Dainius Lan Colorado 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book, narration so so"

    Reading this book would be much better... By listening it as audiobook it was ruined by narrator.

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  • lottieliz
    6/6/15
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    "Wowzer!!!"
    Where does D-Boys rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audio books I have listened to so far.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it, the pace was great and the story unfolded beautifully.
    It was really well read, the characters were distinguishable form on another.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of D-Boys?

    I loved the first time the links between the terrorists and the game begin to come to light.
    The battle scenes were epic!!


    What about Kevin Arthur Harper’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed his smooth reading, how you could tell during dialogue sequences who was talking, and his accent :)


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

    I was gripped throughout, the plot draws you in and gives you an emotional connection with the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth a listen.
    Particularly good when you're out running.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas McColgan
    5/20/16
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    "Teenage gamers wet dream"

    I really wanted to like this book.
    I have listen to and thoroughly enjoyed the full Arisen series.
    The problem with this book is that it's just too unbelievable. There are so many holes and inconsistencies in the story. I can understand that the intense detail and description around the gameplay might appeal to those who are addicted to 1st person shooters but for someone who doesn't play these games it becomes rather tedious.
    I also found the story pretty basic and the plot without substance. That was way too much padding in the form of an interesting detail.
    What made it worse was that the narration made half of the characters sound like 12-year-old boys. This added of the lack of one of believability.
    If SMF writes another Arisen book then I will definitely buy it but I won't be wasting my time on another of these.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allan
    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
    10/16/16
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    "Interesting but a bit slow"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Think this might be for a younger audience got some interesting pieces but I never really felt for any of the characters


    Has D-Boys put you off other books in this genre?

    i'll be quite interested in reading all the books of the genre but I would hope they would improve on pace


    What does Kevin Arthur Harper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narrator is okay but again no not much steps on the characters


    Did D-Boys inspire you to do anything?

    All the books of the genre are a lot better


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to buy the next book in the series and see whether it's worth continuing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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