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Dark Sky Audiobook

Dark Sky: The Misadventures of Max Bowman, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

First Lieutenant Robert Davidson. The son of an American military legend and a war hero who died in combat during the Afghanistan conflict.

Or did he?

The answer could bring down a secret military empire - as well as a guy named Max Bowman.

Max is a rude, crude and rapidly aging ex-CIA desk jockey who gets the job of tracking down the truth about Davidson - but his chances of actually discovering it are about half of that of finding a horse wearing a kimono. What Max doesn't know is that nobody wants the facts - and nobody expects Max to find them.

But Max has to pay the rent. So he takes on the job, which takes him on a road trip into the heart of America's darkness as well as his own, where he has to deal with exploding homes, brutal murders, a sexy heiress, a misguided teenager and Max's girlfriend back home, who's cursing him out on a regular basis.

And, oh yeah, a para-military organization that's just waiting for the right moment to kill him.

It all happens in Dark Sky, a sardonic and suspenseful mystery-thriller in which an underwhelming hero must confront an overwhelming conspiracy - not to mention himself.

This is the first book in the Max Bowman series.

©2015 joined at the hip inc. (P)2016 joined at the hip inc.

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    Dee LA 04-10-16
    Dee LA 04-10-16

    I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!

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    "What a wild and crazy ride!!!"
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    There is absolutely nothing not to like about this listen. Everything is "on point." The writing was excellent. The hero was seriously flawed and therefore extremely likeable. The side characters carried their weight. The narration was bone-chillingly good with just the right amount of smirk. And the ending was a great big WTF! Such a wild and crazy ride. I loved the listen and can't wait for the second book in the series!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 07-22-16
    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 07-22-16 Member Since 2016

    sltid9763

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    "Hard boiled goodness"

    While this isn't a book is usually pick up I was intrigued by book two. I must read all books in a series in order. Can't help myself. The reviews on this one were excellent. I really enjoyed it too. I do like stepping out of my usual zombie, prepper, teen science fiction or chic lit box that I go to on a regular basis.
    I'd gotten book 2 free from the author through audiobookboom.com. The author was so kind to offer me this copy for free when I told him I like to read them in order. How sweet was that!!!???
    Anyway....
    Max & PMA make a great team & I hope they are together in the next book. Unless PMA does as he's told and gets his butt in school. I love that Max (while ex CIA) is really just a regular guy. He uses his brain more than brawn & has an aversion to guns. I'd recommend this to men and boys. It has language but nothing else to offend. If a woman only reads romance &/or chic lit she may not enjoy it as much as I did.
    If listening to this you may find that playing the speech at 1.25 makes the book a lot more enjoyable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "What a wild and crazy ride"
    Where does Dark Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High up on list


    What did you like best about this story?

    A very different formula than most mysteries or adventure stories


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The inevitable confrontation with the powers hindering Max from trying to complete his search


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    laugh quite a lot thru the whole book


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Indiana 05-10-16
    Amazon Customer Indiana 05-10-16

    Im a 40 yr old male that's a husband for 20 yrs, father of 3 teenage sons, a H.S. Soccer Coach and a machinist working in aerospace field.

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    "Funny and entertaining!"
    Where does Dark Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd have to rank it in my top 10 of the funniest audiobooks I've listened to


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

    The plot itself did not, but the antics and crude attitude of Max Bowman did.


    What does George Kuch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did a great job of getting Max Bowman's personality to shine.


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

    It definitely made me laugh quite a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-06-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-06-16 Member Since 2016

    Mid 60's Male. 9,800 Kindle books, close to 500 Audible books with 200 reviews. Over 1000 Helpful votes for reviews on Amazon.

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    "Dark Sky: The Misadventures of Max Bowman, Book 1"
    What did you love best about Dark Sky?

    The off beat journey, sardonic main character. Great performance by George Kuch.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A very different formula than most mysteries or adventure stories.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The inevitable confrontation with the powers hindering Max from trying to complete his search.


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

    I listened to large sections in two or so sit down listenings


    Any additional comments?

    This was creative plotting, and interesting characterization. The voice performance was diverse and entertaining.

    FAIR WARNING, THERE IS A LOT OF SALTY LANGUAGE. IF THAT BOTHERS YOU, YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS.

    Thanks for the opportunity to listen.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda bebee, arkansas, United States 08-27-16
    Linda bebee, arkansas, United States 08-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A good book but..................."

    I had a difficult time getting through this book,because of all the swear words. I feel this book would have been much better with about 2000 swear words removed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph New Braunfels, TX, United States 08-12-16
    Joseph New Braunfels, TX, United States 08-12-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't waist your time!"

    Story is boring. The narrator is grating. The main character hasn't any substance. Save your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ivathek Lewiston, ID 07-21-16
    Ivathek Lewiston, ID 07-21-16

    Adam

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    "Some humor"

    It was a mediocre book overall. There was some decent action and a few good laughs but the idiotic liberal rants were hard to get through.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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