Twenty-eight year old Jet, the former Mossad operative from the eponymous novel JET, must battle insurmountable odds to protect those she loves in a deadly race that stretches from the heartland of Nebraska to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., from the lurid streets of Bangkok to the deadly jungles of Laos and Myanmar. Fans of Kill Bill, the Bourne trilogy, and 24 will be delighted by this rollercoaster of action, intrigue and suspense.
©2012 Russell Blake (P)2013 Russell Blake
In Jet I, the character and story both took a bit too long to develop. Jet seemed to be simply another one dimensional super assassin with extraterrestrial skills and impossible luck. In time, Blake did get around to developing a fun, exciting story with interesting characters, including Jet.
Though it's helpful to listen to (read) Blake's Jet books in sequence, Jet II can be read as a stand alone. Again, the plot is fun, fast-paced and supported by very good (extremely evil & despicable) villains. Though it's no big surprise that these villains are sure to share the same fate, you can't help but cheer for their just rewards.
Braden Wright is an excellent reader capable of a range of voices for varied age, gender and nationality. He reads with a good sense of pace and transitions plot settings very well. Someone should proof a few of his pronunciations, however. For example, gaping is pronounced "gay-ping" not "gah-ping". Wright also described the possibility of gruesome torture as to fill-it (fillet) someone. For welding and woodworking, "fill-it" is OK - but for cooking "fill-ay" is correct. As mentioned, however, Wright is a really good performer.
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It seems a shame that both male allies in Jet I & II have to die. Though flawed, each of their characters were interesting and complex enough to seemingly have value in future stories.I suppose it males sense that Jet can't be "tied down" - but ...
It's all about Jet. Nice to read a thriller with a strong female lead who is also likeable.
All of them.
Excellent read, really liked the narrator. I look forward to more audio from Russell Blake
Fast paced action
"JET II is an incredible thrill ride that kept me guessing right up until the end. Narration was great, writing superb. More, please. Two thumbs up."
A home run by Mr. Blake, who has a knack of weaving words together in a mesmerizing way. Narration was great, but the story's the star here. Go, Jet, go! Love this series so far.
This was a good book to pass some time. The story flowed fairly well and there was plenty of action to keep my attention but to be honest with you it just seemed like the"standard fair" as far as "action" books go. I like the fact that the author wrote a kick-ass female as the protagonist-something that more writers need to do. Look, this is a well written thriller and by no means do I feel I made a bad purchase but I'm going to shop around the action/thriller genre a little bit more before I jump into "Jet 3". It's worth the price/credit.
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