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Dead Six | [Larry Correia, Mike Kupari]

Dead Six

Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die.
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Publisher's Summary

Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die. When Dead Six compromises his objective, Lorenzo has a new job: Find and kill Valentine. As allegiances are betrayed and the nation descends into a bloody civil war, Lorenzo and Valentine must face off. Two men. Two missions. Only one will win.

©2011 Larry Correia, Mike Kupari (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    malinda United States 04-17-14
    malinda United States 04-17-14 Member Since 2013

    Book lover since I learned how to read My books don't have to be deep but they have to be intelligent (or at least they have to be fun!)

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    "Bronson Pinchot narrating action books - WHO KNEW?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well, I would to my friends who liked military/merc books with lots of blood and guns. LC's books are fun. I belong to a book club - all woman. I picked one of LC's other books and boy did they bitch! Then they had to eat their words once they read the book. This story is no different, the it's a great and fun read - well listen.


    What other book might you compare Dead Six to and why?

    MHI sans the cool monsters. Maybe The Expendables or The A- Team. Charters that are fun, interesting and a little broken.


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

    It wouldn't be Correia book without him. I have the biggest nerd crush on BP. I have listened to all of Correia's other books, (MHI series and Hard Magic) and I have been so impressed with his ability to make each character so REAL, even the females ones. Some times when men read a female character it can become distracting - not so with B.P.


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

    I laugh out loud so often I try not to listen in public. And I cry too and I talk to and yell at characters. Really B.P. makes these characters come alive.


    Any additional comments?

    I love these books - I can't believe they haven't been made into movies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Wanless 02-23-14
    Jan Wanless 02-23-14

    I am a costume designer who listens to books at work. Isn't that a great job?! Discovered the concept way back when it was "books on tape", then cd, and now my iphone. the only down side is that I get upset when actors interupt my stories! Oops!

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    "Surprised, though I shouldn't have been."
    If you could sum up Dead Six in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting. Satisfying. Transcending.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both leads. They were remarkably human and tenacious.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the two trains (story lines) collide.


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

    YES! Stayed up too late a couple nights and got cranky at work when interrupted.


    Any additional comments?

    I was put off by the description, but since I love MHI and the Grimnoir, I checked out a couple of the other reviews and was convinced to give it a try. I bought three other books at the same time. Tried two of them and didn't make it ten minutes into either of them. I started Dead Six and was hooked two minutes in! I'm sorry, Larry. I should never have doubted you!

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Avondale, AZ, United States 02-20-14
    Brian Avondale, AZ, United States 02-20-14 Member Since 2011

    Love a good book. I am usually reading one and listening to one in my car (not at the same time, of course). I like just about any fiction.

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    "Doesn't Get Much Better!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Six to be better than the print version?

    There are some books that I would only get in the print version and some I prefer to get the audible version. With Larry Correia, I don't think it matters. The writing is so solid and the stories so strong that it makes no difference. I just want to get it. I will say that Bronson Pinchot does a great job with most of it and brings the characters to life.


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

    I am one of those people that listens to books while I run or do yard work. When I'm at the gym my mind will usually drift and then I start to look at how many miles I have left to go. That did not happen with this book. I stayed engrossed the entire time and the miles flew by it what seemed like minutes. I really enjoyed the story being told from two different main characters. It was a great way to build depth in the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose from.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a big fan of Larry Correia. I have read the print versions of the a couple of the Monster Hunters and also listened to the others. I have enjoyed them all but I found this to be the best one yet. I really enjoyed the two different main characters and how the entire story unfolds.The one thing that bothered me was the narrator's voice of Big Eddie. Fortunately, he does not speak for most of the book. I found him to be a great villain, I just did not like the voice that went with him. If you like great action, fantastic characters, and lots of guns, you will not be disappointed in this one!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 05-12-14
    Jay Pruitt Ruston, La 05-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Larry Correia should stick with Magic!"
    Would you try another book from Larry Correia and Mike Kupari and/or Bronson Pinchot?

    If Correia does another Grimnoir book I would jump at the chance. But this outing was boring and the character voices were at times annoying.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Correia and Mike Kupari again?

    Don't think so.


    What three words best describe Bronson Pinchot’s voice?

    Only need one word for Bronson Pinchot's voice...... AWESOME! But bad writing and poor characters can't help him on this outing.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Rygaard Jensen Lundby, Denmark 07-20-15
    Brian Rygaard Jensen Lundby, Denmark 07-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Second half of story is excellent, first not so"

    The story is as expected when Larry Correia is involved - Guns, explosions and a big military nut WHO is more intelligent than expected.

    ... but somehow it starts all wrong. It does not quite connect until Lorenzo and Valentine meet for the first time, from then on the story is exciting, fun and full of all that I love about the stories written by Larry.

    The narration is more than just good. He is able to do all the voices, and really apply depth to all of the characters. Even though I felt 'meh' about the story I have invested in book two - all because of the second part and the narration.

    Overall good listen/read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 07-07-15
    Teresa 07-07-15 Member Since 2014

    T-Boz

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    "Glad I stopped avoiding the human side of Larry C."
    What did you love best about Dead Six?

    It didn't take three chapters to grab my attention. I was committed from the start.


    Any additional comments?

    I had been avoiding these books. After slaying vamps and zombies for such a long time, I wasn't sure I could go back to the human side. My last try with another author didn't work. I didn't want to hear how much another country hates us and how they are training their children to kill, we get enough of that from the news. I appreciate Larry, this book brought me back to my black ops, highly trained and talented characters I've been avoiding.
    Thank You Larry! I'll be on to book two now. =)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P. Torney 06-24-15
    P. Torney 06-24-15 Member Since 2014

    lesser of evils

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    "Bronson Pinchot rocks!"

    One of the best narrators out there reads one of the best stories out there. Great story. Excellent characters. I will get the next and the next and the next books by this author! I can't say enough good things. So I'll leave it at that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    crawtrapman central, louisiana 06-24-15
    crawtrapman central, louisiana 06-24-15 Member Since 2014

    crawtrapman

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    "Bronson did as good a job as the authors."

    can't wait to get the 2nd book on audible and the third in print.

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    James Vancouver, BC, Canada 05-17-15
    James Vancouver, BC, Canada 05-17-15 Member Since 2002

    Satisfied Audible listener since 2002. I mostly listen to Sci-fi and anything by Stephen King.

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    "Two stories smashed together rather awkwardly."

    There are two tales here and both could stand on their own but making them into one felt awkward and somewhat unbelievable. That's along with the complete lack of a likeable lead character meant this story did not have the same appeal as other works by this author. Narration performance is very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Arlington, TX, United States 05-16-15
    Andrew Arlington, TX, United States 05-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Different but good"

    It included many twist I didn't see coming. Enjoyed it and recommend it to Larry Correia fans. Gonna read the next one and I'm looking forward to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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