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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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    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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    Joshua Grande Prairie, AB Canada 04-23-14
    Joshua Grande Prairie, AB Canada 04-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "It felt like two different books"

    I feel guilty for rating this so low. I recently listened to the Hard Magic series, and loved it. I believed I had found a new favorite author, and picked this up hoping for more of the same.

    The first half had me feeling like my hopes had been justified. The story was fun, and well plotted. The events and consequences made sense for the world the author had crafted.

    That's why the transition into the second half was so jarring. The plot seemed to fall apart, and the characters were seemingly sucked into a closet sized pocket dimension (of the sort described in Monster Hunters International) that existed for the sole purpose of serving as a locale for concluding the conflict (which of course it was). Immediately, everything became much too convenient and I found myself unable to continue to suspend disbelief.

    Compounding this disappointment was the performance put in by Bronson Pinchot. Again, I was thrilled by the Hard Magic series which he also narrated. All the elements of his narration were the same, but what worked so well in that hard-boiled fantasy world felt completely out of place and inappropriate here. I was frequently pulled out of the story whenever one particular character portrayed with a sing-songy voice appeared. I eventually began repeating the lines in my head in what I imagined to be a more appropriate tone.

    7 of 11 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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    UncleHammy Towanda, KS United States 09-02-15
    UncleHammy Towanda, KS United States 09-02-15 Member Since 2011

    UncleHammy

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    "Great story, lots of action, timely topics"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Valentine


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene with the Gulfstream


    Any additional comments?

    As with most of Larry Corria's books there was lots of fast paced action. The story was interesting and original. The characters were well developed.

    Bronson Pinchot is a fantastic voice actor. He gave each character their own distinct in unique voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike From Mesa 08-23-15 Member Since 2014

    MikeFromMesa

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    "Two of a pair"

    This is an interesting book about interesting characters. The main characters, Lorenzo and Valentine, are both "soldiers of fortune" if the term is used with some latitude. One is a fighting soldier and the other is an assassin, but not a kind of free-lance or mob killer. The path's of the two cross and criss-cross in surprising ways until they eventually come into contact. Neither of the two are nice people and I would not care to meet up with either of them, but they are interesting, as are the organizations and/or people they work for, some good and some pretty bad.

    The story in fairly involved and requires some suspension of belief, but in the end the story is satisfying. There are some miraculous escapes, but there are also some tragedies involving characters that had seemed, up to that point, to be main and continuing characters, so there is never any certainty that the people you come to care about are safe from harm.

    The narration is first class and I decided to buy the second book in the series. I have come to, if not actually like the people, care about their fate. For me that is rare in this kind of book.

    0 of 0 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

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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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    "Dead brilliant"

    I read the first bit about three months ago and gave up, I was too busy with other things to understand who was who and got confused. Now I started the book in a two hour stint and everything fell into place. From then on it's been fantastic, Correia's humourous and fast-paced style (without the special gifts this time), in a realistic thriller setting that grips you by the throat and doesn't let go. Brilliant. I'm always stingy with the 5 stars but this book deserves it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naisan
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    9/18/14
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    "A Top Listen"
    Where does Dead Six rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3. An Excellent book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Six?

    Spoilers!


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favourite?

    Valentine.


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

    Yes - extremely good book brought to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Get the sequel too. Brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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