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The Kill Switch Audiobook

The Kill Switch: Tucker Wayne, Book 1

The mission seems simple enough: Extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call thrusts Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins. Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme.
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Publisher's Summary

The mission seems simple enough: Extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call thrusts Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins. Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme. It will take all of their skill, talent, and, most of all, trust in each other to piece together a mystery going back to the origins of life on Earth, to discover the key to an ancient peril that can destroy the heartland of America, and, with it, the world.

©2014 James Czajkowski and Grant Blackwood (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Lawrence PHOENIX, AZ, United States 05-29-14
    Lawrence PHOENIX, AZ, United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Being an old sailor I do wish the narrators would pronounce the nautical terminology correctly. Most do not. Any sailor knows the word "Forecastle" is pronounced "Foksle" and "Boatswain" is pronounced "Bosin". There were more words like "Spanker" and "Capn" to but that doesn't spoil the story. Start this book and you won't want to take a break.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kay Allen, Texas, United States 05-14-14
    Kay Allen, Texas, United States 05-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding!"
    What did you love best about The Kill Switch?

    The interaction between Capt. Trotter and Kane.


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

    Yes! Always wondering who Trotter and Kane could trust.


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

    Scott Aiello was spot on.


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

    The story of Kane's litter mate will stay with me forever.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth listening to again. I look forward to more adventures of Trotter and Kane.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jill 06-08-14
    Jill 06-08-14
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    "Magnificent!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes indeed! If you thrive on being pulled from one thrill to the next while enjoying the excellent picture /plot being narrated by a true pro...you'll love this book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tucker, hands down. His confidence and abilities as well as his deep loyalty and love for Caine is awesome!


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

    No, but I am soooo glad I got to experience his talent in narration. He truly knows how to bring each character to life in their own unique way...even Caine the canine.


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

    Every time Tucker expressed his deep devotion to Caine, I felt a certain kinship. I too have two wonderful German Shepards I feel the same love and devotion.


    Any additional comments?

    To the author I say...Excellent book and I look forward to the next Tucker/Caine adventure. To the narrator I say...Well done and then some!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Blue Dragonfly 05-24-14

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    "A new aspect of the special ops soldier"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I loved the interaction between Cain and Tucker and the interesting historical information as well as the edge of your seat, non-stop action.


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

    Definitely! Lots of great twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I liked the interesting locations and characters in the book and how the plot unfolded seamlessly.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Aiello – was your favorite?

    I liked them all, but my favorites were Tucker and Cain.


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

    No, it is quite a long story, so I listened in segments. I'm sure when I listen to it again, I'll hear details that I missed in the first listening experience.


    Any additional comments?

    I was very impressed with this narrator. I have never heard of him prior to this book. He does a wonderful job of portraying different ethnic accents and sexes and making each character very individual. He has a voice that is pleasant to listen to. The narrator makes such a difference in an audiobook. I've bought audiobooks in the past that have been great stories, but the narrator ruined them. Not so with this one. I look forward to more books narrated by Scott Aiello.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David Costello 06-04-14 Member Since 2015
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    "What a Great Adventure!"
    Any additional comments?

    If you have been looking for the vacuum left by Vince Flynn and his Mitch Rapp, this book will leave you feeling that void has been filled. A non-stop action packed book with great characters, including an amazing war-dog, you won't be able to put this one down. Extremely well researched, this book also delves into obscure locations along with a blur between fact and fiction with its scientific premises. If you like this book as much as I did you'll want to also read Rollins' Sigma Series in order. You won't be disappointed!!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 05-20-14
    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 05-20-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Just flat out good!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Kill Switch the most enjoyable?

    The adventure and the narration.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Aiello – was your favorite?

    All of them he completely nails it fantastic I wish he narrated every single audio book I listen to.


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

    I had a very tough time putting it down, there is no dull moments where I said to myself well I can stop here.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the start of what is going to be a very successful series so get in now, I'm not a big dog person so don't think to yourself you must be to really enjoy this book! As I said above Scott Aiello narrates every character perfectly. I really enjoy novels by James Rollins and here with this book he sets the bar very high. Awesome!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    A New York 07-06-14
    A New York 07-06-14 Member Since 2016
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    "The deadly plant"
    Where does The Kill Switch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Decent book, nice start of a series that I would listen to the follow up. I would not rank this as others as outstanding.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kill Switch?

    The explosion inside the cave in which Tucker escapes.


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

    It took a bit to get into his narration. Surly not the best, but did a decent job as the story went along.


    Any additional comments?

    Make sure you carefully listen to the beginning which will clearify the ending.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Versley Tampa, FL, USA 07-02-14
    Marc Versley Tampa, FL, USA 07-02-14 Member Since 2009

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    "A new team is formed. A man and his dog"
    Where does The Kill Switch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks in the top 80% of my library


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

    A modern day Rin Tin Tin


    Any additional comments?

    An action filled story that kept me listening when I should be doing other things. I enjoyed the twists and turns of the storyline.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Stanley Palm Beach, FL 03-09-15
    Joe Stanley Palm Beach, FL 03-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun but not great - Kane the dog best part"

    The beginning was fantastic, Boer war, action, illness. Then Tucker the agent and his dog Kane in Russia protecting against assassination attempt. Unfortunately the story then began to drag a bit with predictable action scenes and enemies that continue to appear. Fun but not great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jenna Musselman 10-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Edge of my seat!"
    If you could sum up The Kill Switch in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, great dog


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kill Switch?

    The relationship between Tucker & Cain, especially in the cave with Anya.


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

    Yes. Scott's craft really shines through in this book, with all of the well prepared characters of different accents and expressions. The listener is able to listen to this book as if it were a movie with various characters - all played by one person! Really enjoyed it.


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

    Tucker's flashback regarding a member of Cain & Tucker's pack - Cain's litter mate.


    Any additional comments?

    Not usually into spy novels - but really liked this!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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