Hauling cow carcasses through a freezing warehouse isn't Kevin Davenport's idea of summer fun. But it's not his first crappy job. And with tuition due and his widowed mom strapped for cash, he's in no position to turn down good pay. But there's more than meatpacking happening at Kosher World Meat Factory. And the truth isn't quite so – well - kosher. Turns out the business is a front for a criminal syndicate. While working at the corrupt meat factory, Kevin discovers who killed his father, and now all bets are off. Kevin finally has the chance to settle the score, and he'll tackle any job - club fighting, bookmaking, even drug dealing - to earn his revenge. But can he do it without becoming the very thing he's trying to destroy? Or, God forbid, flunking out of school? The Sopranos meets Animal House in this darkly comic coming-of-age novel about the price of vengeance - and the burden of truth.
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"A pure hit of uncut suspense. Ben Lieberman is one to watch." (Harlan Coben)
"Odd Jobs is a tightly-wound, well written mystery that I read in one sitting." (James Patterson)
"Odd Jobs is an exciting and enjoyable read. I would love to get the main character, Kevin Davenport as a project manager on my show." (Donald J. Trump)
Good thriller, good characters and fine narrator. Pacing tight and engaging. Yes, some of the plot is a tad improbable, but hey, I was along for the ride. Will look for more by Ben Lieberman. Right now, this is it.
Not the best story. There were times when the story picked up, but overall not very captivating. It was pretty much predictable.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
This had a good outline/suspense and if you listen on the new 1.25x speed, you get the impact author intended.
This was worth the listening time, but this author is not for me, maybe a bit too ethic in his story line for me. I purchased due to the reader who did a great job.
This is my second listen from W.D.. He does a terrific read on Tiffany Snow, Kade's Turn. Yum! I have added him to my reader list which includes: Jonathan Davis, Sandra Brown's Mean Streak, Scott Brick, anything, and of course the great Victor Slezak, Sandra Brown novels.
It started out well, but if this had a bit better editing, the fast pace of the beginning could have been perpetuated.
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