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The Shoulders of Giants Audiobook

The Shoulders of Giants: Jake Abraham, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A missing girl. A ruthless killer. A rookie P.I.

Jake Abraham is a child of the 80s, brought up by Jim Rockford, Thomas Magnum and three beautiful girls who worked for a man named Charlie. He's loving his new job as a Private Investigator and already has his first client - a disgraced former police captain whose daughter has disappeared.

When the girl shows up dead, Jake is drawn into a dangerous world of organised crime, police corruption, infidelity and serial murder.

With a terrified city in the grip of a killer who's always one step ahead of the police, how can a raw young P.I. hope to make a difference?

The Shoulders of Giants is a fun, fast paced thriller in the mold of Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker.

©2012 Jim Cliff (P)2014 Jim Cliff

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 05-03-15
    shelley Raleigh, NC 05-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "This could be the start of a really good series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a quick read/listen. Good fast pace and can easily be listened to in a day.


    What other book might you compare The Shoulders of Giants to and why?

    I would probably compare this tithe Jude Hardin "Nicholas Colt" books. The main character in this is not quite so wreckless but still daring.


    Which character – as performed by Michael David Axtell – was your favorite?

    I thought Michael David Axtell did a good job with the whole book. No complaints.


    Any additional comments?

    I probably would have made this book a little longer and fleshed out the main character (Jake Abramson) a little more, provided more background etc. I think there was enough of a story here to do that. But... I do think this was a good book. Certainly contained enough mystery and suspense as well as a few antagonists making the reader guess right up to the final chapters "who done it".
    I am hoping this writer will continue with this character, I think it could turn into a really good PI series.
    If this review was helpful please indicate so. I base many of my own purchases on reviews and always leave feedback to let the reviewer know their time writing it is valued. Thank You.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 09-24-15
    Daniel 09-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great narration, but book is too short"

    I loved listening to this book. I felt that Michael David Axtell did an excellent job with the wide array of characters, to the point that it was easy to forget it was all read by the same person.
    The story itself felt like a great start... I enjoyed the premise, but I felt like it could have been fleshed out a bit more. I think that the character of Jake was quite like able and relatable though, and if there is another book in the series I will likely purchase it, as this left me eager to see how both the author and the character can grow.

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