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Tested by Fire Audiobook

Tested by Fire: Medic 7 First Responders Series, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

In this First Responders novel, Paramedic Jim Stockbridge responds to an EMS call in the ghetto and finds his best friend brutally stabbed and shot. Consumed with rage he hunts down Sid Drake's killers and renders his own form of justice. But soon Jim finds himself lost, tangling with a vicious street gang and its ruthless warlord, William "J-Rock" Jackson.

And so it begins, a long dark journey that pushes Jim deep into his own personal world of bitterness and revenge, and ultimately to the brink of disaster.

Haunting nightmares ensue. Endless nights. A brutal biker gang nearly kills him. An angry detective wants him behind bars. And Jim's girlfriend, Dr. Valerie Vick, the only woman he's ever truly loved, has just made a painful announcement: She's leaving. Suddenly Jim's entire world seems to be falling apart, but through the leadership of two remarkable men he finds a new relationship with the Lord and new purpose for his life. But Jim's enemy hasn't forgotten him. J-Rock is out for blood...and Jim is his prey.

J-Rock's trap is both elaborate and cruel, and when Jim falls into it, he ends up in a hospital bed with a bullet in his spine, his willpower broken, and his proud spirit crushed. He finally reaches his lowest point and in a moment of quiet desperation cries out to God. And his prayers are heard.

But Jim's ultimate fight is yet to come - a fight to the death on the deck of a sinking boat with Valerie secured in the hold below. Will he succeed? Can he defeat J-Rock once and for all? Can he save the beautiful love of his life from a cold drowning death, and carry the gospel back to the ghetto street where his best friend died? He must, but to do so will require strength he never knew, the kind of God-given power known only to a man who has truly been...Tested By Fire.

©2014 Pat Patterson (P)2014 Pat Patterson

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    Fire Dad ^6 Kansas 11-02-14
    Fire Dad ^6 Kansas 11-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Intense, realistic, impossible to put down"
    What did you love best about Tested by Fire?

    As a firefighter I loved the realistic technical aspects of the book. Too often books about firefighters and paramedics are highly inaccurate, however Tested by Fire hit the nail on the head with accuracy and suspense.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim Stockbridge. As a firefighter I connected with this paramedic. Being in a similar field of work made him feel like someone I worked with a knew.


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

    He helps bring the characters to life and make it feel more realistic. He did a great job and made it very enjoyable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Suspense and intrigue at it's finest.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 10-20-14
    Ann 10-20-14
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    "YOUNG MAN FINDING HIMSELF"
    If you could sum up Tested by Fire in three words, what would they be?

    ACTION,ACTION, ACTION


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    JIM, HE WAS WHAT THE STORY WAS ABOUT, HE WAS THE CENTER OF THE ACTION!


    Have you listened to any of Joshua Bennington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    YES, I HAVE LISTENED TO "EXTREME MEASURES' AND "FOR MY BROTHER' BOTH BOOKS WERE ACTION BOOKS AND WELL DONE BY JOSHUA BENNINGTON.


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

    YES, IT WAS HARD TO TURN OFF, I WANTED TO KEEP IT GOING TO THE END.


    Any additional comments?

    IT WAS WELL WRITTEN AND NARRATED AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THE AUDIOBOOK.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 09-28-14
    Barbara 09-28-14
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    "PASSIONATE ACTION DRAMA"
    If you could sum up Tested by Fire in three words, what would they be?

    If I were to sum up Tested by Fire in three words , they would be passion, action and drama


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I liked best about the story was the way the narrator carried you along in the story, I felt like I was there.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the all most romance scenes. Always closed but not never quite there. Keeps you hoping.


    Any additional comments?

    The book tells a great story and the narrator takes you on a voyage. I would whole heartily recommend it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 09-21-14
    Sally 09-21-14
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    "A first responders story with a little religion"
    Where does Tested by Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would have to rate "Tested by Fire" as one of the top audio books I have listened to. I particularly liked the narration by Joshua bennington


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tested by Fire?

    When Jim's faith is tested


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

    The inner city black characters were done very well by Joshua Bennington


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

    If I had the time I would have loved to have listened to the book non-stop


    Any additional comments?

    This was a well written book and performed by a great narrator. We hearty recommend the audio book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Norma 09-20-14
    Norma 09-20-14
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    "ACTION, ACTION, ACTION"
    Where does Tested by Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    TESTED BY FIRE RANKS AT THE TOP OF THE AUDIO BOOK I HAVE LISTENED TO BUT I HAVE ONLY LISTEN TO A HUNDRED OR SO!


    What did you like best about this story?

    A LOT OF ACTION, A LITTLE ROMANCE AND A LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING


    Have you listened to any of Joshua Bennington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    WE ALSO LISTENED TO "EXTREME MEASURES", ANOTHER ACTION ROMANCE THAT WAS WELL DONE BY JOSHUA BENNINGTON


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

    YES, AND I DID NOT STOP BETWEEN SOME OF THE CHAPTERS


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK COULD BE A MOVIE AND IT CERTAINLY COULD HAVE A SEQUEL

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katie 09-17-14
    Katie 09-17-14
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    "intense and action packed"
    What did you love best about Tested by Fire?

    i liked that the story took place down at the water and on the water and in the water


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

    the action never seamed to slow down and i was ready to just keep listening to the book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i liked the fight on the houseboat, the fight at the bar, and the fight jim was having with himself


    Any additional comments?

    great story and great narrator

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 09-05-14
    Lisa 09-05-14
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    "HERO SAVES THE DAY WITH GOD AT HIS BACK"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended this book to many of my friends and will continue to do so. I found the book very moving and I loved the narration!


    Any additional comments?

    Tested by Fire was a very powerful book and the narration Joshua Bennington gave if even more life. The audio book was many times more real than the printed version. It was hard to turn off the narration when I had to leave the car. I did't want to put it down. Great book!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Neil 06-29-14
    Neil 06-29-14
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    "MEDIC SAVES EVERYONE BUT HIMSELF"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tested by Fire to be better than the print version?

    The audio book gave me a picture of the characters in my mind that far exceeded what I got from reading the book. The voices of the different characters brought them to life for me. I could almost see the characters and they had faces.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tested by Fire?

    What the gangs are like and how they are killing the people around them in more ways than I care to count.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The biker bar. The narrator did it well. I felt like I was there and had seen it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A medic in a large North Carolina town try's to save everyone but himself.


    Any additional comments?

    Very fast, action adventure book you will enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thelma King 06-26-14
    Thelma King 06-26-14
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    "ACTION!!! AND MORE ACTION"
    If you could sum up Tested by Fire in three words, what would they be?

    FAST PACED ACTION


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tested by Fire?

    The fight in the inlet between Jim and J-Rock


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    I liked his portrayal of the clash between Sid and J-Rock in the prologue. And I liked how he treated the dialogue between characters. Switching between male and female characters. He seems to express a lot of emotion in the characters.


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

    I book made me sad because I felt it was to close to reality.


    Any additional comments?

    The audiobook was hard to turn off at the end of each chapter. I kept wanting to hear what was going to happen next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 09-01-14
    Tina 09-01-14
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    "MEDIC SAVES EVERYONE AND YET NO ONE"
    If you could sum up Tested by Fire in three words, what would they be?

    NON STOP ACTION


    What did you like best about this story?

    The action never takes a rest. This book is an action packed adventure story about a medic who is lost and can not get his game together.


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    Johua bennington did a great job of narrating this book as he has done in another book I read by him and it was sorta like this one..."Extreme Measures".


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

    It is a good read and a life lesson about the belief in Christ and the trust in him


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the audio book!!!!

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