The line between hunter and hunted thins, blurs, and finally shatters.
After years as a black ops CIA agent, nothing surprises Roy Kincaid, yet his current assignment is close to a bust. How could his targets - renegade genetic freaks - drop off the radar as if they never existed? Burnt out and discouraged, he hunches over a meal in a backwater diner when a half-frozen woman with the look of an abused runaway staggers through the door. On his feet in an instant, Roy kicks himself. His first instinct is to help her, to make certain she stays long enough for the bluish cast to leave her lips. His second is to finish his meal and leave. The world is full of broken women. It's not his job to fix them, but he can't take his eyes off her.
Glory's telepathic ability blares a harsh warning. Roy hunts those like her, but damn if he didn't buy her dinner. Maybe she can fool him, just for tonight; add a dry motel room to the meal. If she plays it very cool, he'll never find out she's on the run from the same group he's targeted for death.
Enhanced genetics only go so far. A roadblock and her face on a most wanted flyer shatter her fragile truce with Roy. If her handlers find her, they'll kill her. If Roy finds out what she is, she'll be worse than dead.
©2015 Ann Gimpel (P)2015 Ann Gimpel
Winning Glory is an unique story of a futuristic world of enhanced genetic beings. Glory, who is genetically made, escaped from her captors of genetically enhanced males, the Nameless Ones. One of them wanted force sex with Glory and the only option for Glory was to knocked her captor out and escaped from the compound.
Roy Kincaid, a CIA agent is burnt out. His last mission didn't go as he planned. He stopped at an outback diner for a meal. When Glory showed up in clothing that are not fit for the weather, he offered her a meal and then a motel room for her to stay in. All he wanted was to make sure that Glory is warm up instead of being blue from the cold.
Glory telepathically read Roy and knew he hunted her kind, "renegade genetic freaks". If Roy knew that she is one of those freaks, she would die at his hand. She refused to go back to the compound, knowingly that she would be killed by the Nameless Ones as an example for escaping.
When the Nameless Ones went on a manhunt for her, Glory has to make her decision of whether to trust Roy. Somewhere along the lines, Roy has trusted Glory and still try to protect her after learning of her abilities. It is a fragile trust relationship between Glory and Roy which blossom to more.
Glory is portrayed of being naive in her social skills. She has a better social skills with her captive female friends in the compound. But with Roy, she is not sure of how she should behave. Her only information comes from watching television. Glory is not a weak character. She can stands her own ground when she has to fight.
Roy is burnt out and has a vendetta against the "genetic freaks". After his wife died, he didn't have anything to believe or hold on to except for the CIA. He focused all his energy to hunt and kill the "genetic freaks".
The narrator Daniel Dorse, has a low rough voice which is perfect for Roy. His narration of Winning Glory is like the story is told from Roy's perspective. As for providing the voice for Glory, it was okay, acceptable performance. The masculine and feminine voices are still distinguishable for the listeners to tell.
Winning Glory is worth listening to again and again.
I was given this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher via Audiobook Blast in exchange of an honest review. I was not compensated or influence in any way for writing this review.
I am musician and mom of several little musicians. Love good narrators. Love good stories. Love Audible.
Well, I love Ann's writing and stories.
I couldn't finish it because of the narrator and sound quality issues. I could hear the narrators stomach growling. Also, very sing-songy. He has an interesting voice quality, but he does not know how to spin Ann's yarn.
I hate to be mean, but no. Too monotonous and his women's voices were chalk-board jarring.
Don't know. Couldn't finish it.
I will be reading the Kindle edition. Too bad. I love audiobooks, but who chose this narrator and where did they record this? Was there an editor, or director? Did the author have any say in this matter? I wanted to get more of her books on audio, but I hesitate, due to performance and sloppy production.
This was an interesting read. I enjoyed the characters, even though I thought that the author could have done more with the female characters. They're supposed to be highly intelligent, combat trained and yet they still play the victim. The action was good even though I would have preferred more. All and all, a good effort and I would recommend it to a friend.
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Winning Glory was a good listen and a good start to the series and am looking forward to more.
So....Glory is a genetically engineered human who is under lock and key in a compound in Washington by the genetically engineered males (AKA The Nameless Ones) All the women seem to be kept somewhat downtrodden by The Nameless Ones. Glory makes an unplanned escape from her compound, she makes it all the way to the Midwest when she runs into Roy a CIA Agent the has been hunting and killing the Nameless Ones since the Rebellion 7 years ago, he and his team have been enhanced with injections so they have similar powers to the Nameless Ones.
Pretty much at the end of her rope, Glory walks into a diner in the middle of a snowstorm, Roy buys her dinner and gives her a lift, initially thinking she is running from an abuser, and in a way she is….just not the type of abuse he is initially thinking of. Roy and Glory end up working together to rescue the other women from her compound, at lest the ones that will come with them…she trains with Roy’s team and helps them unlock some of their powers and discovers more of her own….and falls in love along the way.
Quite a bit of action, a good amount of suspense and the story kept me interested from start to finish.
Daniel Dorse did a good job on the narration….the only voice I did not care for was the voice he gave Roy….not sure why….can’t say that I know what Roy should sound like…but…..that bit aside I thought he did a great job of telling the story.
I am looking forward to the other girls stories and also looking forward to trying some of the other works by Ann Gimpel.
In the near future to better fight the war on terrorism a new bred of enhanced super humans are genetically engineered. These superhuman who are abused by their scientist creators, rebel killing their creators and become the next generation of terrorists. The males of this new super human species confine, abuse and restrict the females whom they fear. One of the females, Glory escapes her imprisonment and is rescued by her foe Roy Kincaid.
Roy Kincaid heads a black ops team of CIA agents that hunt these super humans. In order to even the playing field Roy and his team have underwent chemical enhancements to make them more like the super humans.
The story was not at all boring and moved at a quick pace. It was a good high action thriller and I am looking forward to the next book in the series, It was also somewhat original not taking in account comic book fiction such as the X-men or the Inhumans in The Agents of Shield. In those instances there are some similarities.
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