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.
I will def listen to again and listen to next in series. Love Larry Correia. Narrator, Bronson Pinchot was amazing.
He has a knack for voices and characters. His pacing is fantastic and he adds an element of great acting when the dialogue or situation warrants it.
Two parallel stories that confused me at first. for about a third of the book! I thought one of the stories was a flash back. The two main characters were very similar in personality and how the narrator voiced them.
The story had lots of shooting but for the most part the characters survived by there skill and not just dumb luck. I recommend this for those that like special forces stories.
Occasional mispronunciation of military terms and gun names, but otherwise great. For example, saying M.K. instead of "Mark" for things like the Mk. 17 rifle. Other than that minor not, it was very good.
Life is too short to skip a great story, and ice cream.
I love Larry Correia's Monster Hunters series (the action, the stories, the description of all weapons, good dialogs, the romance), so I gave this book a try. The story is told in two protagonists (Lorenzo and Valentine) perspectives, which is interesting way to learn about them from each protagonist's perspective. I like the ending, and can't wait to read the next book.
The narrator Bronson Pinchot sealed the deal; he is excellent in all accents (northern, southern, Boston, middle east, Asian, and anything you can think of), male and female voices, expressing emotions, shouting, excitement, flirtation, embarrassment, etc, and make this story easy to follow, and engrossing from beginning to the end. I will definitely listen to other books by Bronson Pinchot with no hesitation!
Lorenzo. Cheeky bugger!
Lorenzo & his 2 associates. Loved it all, really.
Gotta admit to laughing at times...probably something I'd not have done had I read the book. Mr. Pinchot's voices were just SO good at times that I couldn't help but giggle. Especially @ Reaper!
Immediately got Book 2 and am onboard for #3
The narrator, of course. I LOVED the Grimnoir Chronicles and I was hoping for something similar. It wasn't but some of the voices were similar (Lorenzo/Lance) so it helped me get into the story. Then the plot took over and I was hooked.
Not until the last third of the book. As one reviewer mentioned, there is a lot of "gun porn" which doesn't really do it for me. The first third of the book was blah blah carbine, Glock blah blah blah etc... and wars and not really knowing what the heck was going on. Then the intertwined story of Valentine and Lorenzo pulled me in and I became very curious about how this whole thing was going to come together.
Lorenzo. Complicated, thief with a good heart he tried to conceal. His crew was pretty amusing too.
No - it actually took me awhile to get into it.
It was a good listen - mainly because of the narrator. It definitely was no Grimnoir Chronicles but I enjoyed the time I spent with Lorenzo, Valentine and company.
story going back and forth between the two characters were interesting. Didn't care much of the readers performance. The action taking place and whispering style of reading didn't match the story. Specially during the action sequences. I actually stopped listening and started reading the book myself.
The author does a wonderful job of developing the characters
Absolutely! The plot sequences were absolutely believable.
He is by far the best Audible narrator I have heard thus far! I am awed by his range and ability to differentiate his voice for each character. Great acting skills!
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
Full of intrigue “Dead Six” offers non-stop action and adventure and a fair bit of gore to go along with it! Well written with an interesting plot, which will help you get past the characters which are a bit flat. If you’re looking to lose yourself in a fight scene or two I think you’ll enjoy this book.
The narration is wonderful with the different voices and the delivery (when the calm comes he slows down) it might be the best I’ve heard. Can I give him 6 stars?
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