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The 7th Jackal Audiobook

The 7th Jackal

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Publisher's Summary

In 1993 at a top secret facility conducting telekinetic research, something dangerous escaped. Now the government wants it back. Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, is a quiet little tourist town where nothing exciting ever happens. All of that changes when a young woman is found brutally murdered and a local boy vanishes without a trace. Fearful for his safety and led by Keenan Braddock, a clairvoyant haunted by visions of an elusive killer, a group of teenagers set out to find their missing friend and confront an unstoppable enemy.

Now, years later, that same group has returned home for the funeral of a friend. Together they recount the terrifying story of their youth and a hidden secret buried deep within the past.

In a time when young heroes make a stand and face off against the worst of childhood fears, J.L. Davis constructs a haunting thriller where forces converge in a battle of good versus evil, and the clock isn't just ticking. It's about to run out.

©2015 Jeff Davis (P)2016 Jeff Davis

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    Rabid Reader 02-17-16
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    "Suspenseful supernatural thriller"

    A well written supernatural thriller about a group of teenagers who take on a government created terror (that is linked to one of the boys past) in order to save their friend. There are many twists and turns in this suspenseful read and the excellent narration brought the authors words to life. Descriptive scenes, short chapters, a captivating storyline and strong characters that you soon became attached to, all helped build a suspense novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast.com.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Marybeth Cauley 02-07-16
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    "A supernatural thriller, absorbing and addictive"
    What did you love best about The 7th Jackal?

    I loved the way two stories intersected and met head-on to a satisfying conclusion, including the way the group of teenagers were portrayed and the corrupt and secretive workings of the government in an area 51 type of atmosphere.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The description of the forest that gives the reader the feeling of being inside the story and living it.


    Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

    I have two. One would be Sam Cage, a government worker caught up and trying to stay afloat in a corrupt system. The other was Keenan Braddock, a young clairvoyant an unlikely hero who leads a group of teenagers against a haunting enemy.


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

    Powerful and Addictive


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator, J. Scott Bennett did an excellent job in portraying the characters. Excellent storyline.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    RHS 02-29-16
    RHS 02-29-16 Member Since 2002

    I'm an avid audio book listener as well as a long form voice over (audio book narration) performer.

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    "A great listen with multiple plot threads!"

    This story has two major plot threads, one deals with a group of kids dealing with a murderous maniac, and the other deals with the "agency" trying to track down said maniac (with another murderous maniac).
    The writer does a great job of bringing depth to his characters and J. Scott Bennetts narration does a fantastic job bringing those characters to life. Davis is so good, that you even begin to feel sympathy for the main antagonist!
    A great story and listen, well worth the credit.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 02-08-16
    Susan Bartonville, TX 02-08-16 Member Since 2012

    I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.

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    "Risky Adventure"

    I was not sure what to expect because I have never read this author's work before, but I liked it very much. The story contains dark government secrets, murder and a young group of kids who put it all on the line to save their friend. The charactures were unique and the fast pace kept me interested. J. Scot Bennett did an excelent job with the cadence and all of the voices.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    TanteB 04-19-16
    TanteB 04-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good reading and good listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book for it's great plot, interesting characters and wonderful descriptions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were so many things about this story to like. Told through the combination of present time and flashback, the story held the excitement of the children involved and stayed true to their perspective. I also loved the quirkiness of the situation.


    What about J. Scott Bennett’s performance did you like?

    Even with somewhat declining hearing, I found J. Scott Bennett's reading easy to listen to and to understand.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was particularly moved by the bittersweet ending and the narrator's carrying out his promise to his dying friend.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book so much, that even though I had read it, I was looking forward to listening to the audible version. It was just as exciting the second time around. I am also looking forward to more from J.L Davis.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 02-18-16
    Jessica 02-18-16
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    "Creepy!!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    At times there is a little too much detail about the "agency's" ins and outs, I also felt like the story could have wrapped up a little earlier.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I felt like the worst monsters in this book were the human monsters, what a corrupt bunch of jerks.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator does a decent job, I listened at a 1.5 speed, my normal speed to listen to an audio book is 1.25.


    Was The 7th Jackal worth the listening time?

    Yes, but I think I would have been better served at having a hard copy of this book, sometimes I had to re-wind to get all the details that were flying around.


    Any additional comments?

    So creepy! The 7th Jackal is a supernatural thriller involving a group of kids, hoping to save their friend from "the dark man" but the dark man isn't the only bad guy in this one, Mr. Grimm is a disgusting, vile excuse for a human. I like that I didn’t figure everything out right away.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 06-21-16
    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 06-21-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great "paranormal" tale for everyone"

    telekinetic research years ago and something escaped to a quiet town. Someone was murdered & a boy vanishes without a trace. Group of friends determined to find him. They face terror but press on. Great characters, awesome suspense and story.

    read it in two days and on to the next in the series!!!

    given by the author in return for unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel N. Wallace Grants Pass, OR. USA 02-26-16
    Daniel N. Wallace Grants Pass, OR. USA 02-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Bone Chilling"

    The seventh jackal was a terrifying tail. That lead you in many directions. I loved every minute of the ride.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Buckeye, Arizona 03-01-16
    Heather Buckeye, Arizona 03-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Page Turner"
    If you could sum up The 7th Jackal in three words, what would they be?

    Stephen King's "IT"


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 7th Jackal?

    The confrontation between the kids and the "monster" on Pisgah mountain.


    Have you listened to any of J. Scott Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, he delivers as always!


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

    Both, it was very well written and induced various emotions throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kim R. Wilson 03-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed this novel I didn't have to struggle to finish at all the most memorable was when the truth cane out about who the father was to Keenan. The narrator was nice to listen to.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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