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Forged in Smoke Audiobook

Forged in Smoke: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 3

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Faith Ansell could never be mistaken for an action hero. The scientist is content in her lab, working with her team on life-changing discoveries. But when a mysterious organization captures her colleagues, she's forced to flee for her life with SEAL Team 7.

Lieutenant Seth "Rawls" Rawlings, ST7's corpsman, hasn't been himself since a near-death experience in the Sierra Nevadas. He's tense and distracted, and the team caught him arguing with himself - loudly. Despite his erratic behavior, Rawls is the only one Faith feels comfortable confiding her life-threatening secret in.

But Rawls has a secret of his own: his wasn't the only spirit to return to the physical plane when he was resuscitated. At first, Rawls assumed the "ghost" he saw and heard meant he was having a complete mental breakdown. But the apparition soon becomes convincingly real, and what's more, he may be the key to the conspiracy looming over them. Rawls had better act quickly because ST7's race to save their reputations - and Faith's life - is on.

©2016 Trish McCallan (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    gina garza 07-29-16
    gina garza 07-29-16
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    "i love this series."

    i love this series can't wait for the next book. great story lots of action and intrigued cant wait to see what happens next.

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    Pam in Studio City 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining series..."

    Warning, it's addicting and the last book won't be available until next April or May....I already tagged my calendar !

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    Texasrodie 08-22-16
    Texasrodie 08-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Should be listed as Romance Fantsy"

    Lisened to all of the series and by the 3rd one some of the story line was way out there, could not be real. Even after the author stated that she was finishing this series up, you were still left with questions

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    Mary 08-12-16
    Mary 08-12-16
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    "hard to follow"
    What would have made Forged in Smoke better?

    An explanation of who the characters were and how they related to each other. Maybe if I had read the first two books in the series, it might have helped, but I shouldn't have to buy two other books, whose plots did not sound interesting to me, in order to understand this one. A book should stand alone for the average reader.


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

    (I had trouble getting through it; the plot was muddled.) It had the potential for interest in the Seal Teams, but they didn't exhibit any of the characteristics I expected.


    What didn’t you like about Luke Daniels’s performance?

    All the voices sounded alike; it was hard to distinguish which character was speaking and to whom..


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    If you are unfamiliar with this author (and apparently she is fairly prolific), I would recommend starting any of her series at the first book. I personally can't afford to waste the credits.

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    Cathy S. LAYTON, UT, US 08-05-16
    Cathy S. LAYTON, UT, US 08-05-16 Member Since 2012

    Easily entertained and amused.

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    "Chose this for the narrator. Big mistake."

    I've listened to the Iron Druid series and came to appreciate the craft of this skilled narrator so I looked up his other works. Oops.

    This is an excellent reading of an attempted macho, action packed, navy seals operation combined with a torrid, soft porn, harlequin romance novel.

    I don't believe that the fact that I erroneously picked up this book 3 of a series without reading 1 or 2, made any difference. I'm only left amazed and wondering how this got as far as book 3.

    Luke Daniels has my sympathy. I cringed and did a bit of fast forwarding listening to this. Reading it had to be a more difficult paycheck.

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    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 07-31-16
    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 07-31-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Tried three times"

    Starts with a weird and violent dream sequence without context. Next up is a meeting of a super evil criminal cartel which I can't tell whether it's a dream sequence or not because, again, no context. Honestly, I tried three times to get into it. I'll be asking for a refund.

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    Lisa Lansdale, PA 07-23-16
    Lisa Lansdale, PA 07-23-16 Member Since 2011

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    "It was ok..needed a little more"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend the book and the series to anyone who likes military romantic/ suspense. The story line and paranormal references kee the book interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Trish McCallan? Why or why not?

    I'm willing to finish the series, but if she only writes military/suspense, probably not. Any other books under her belt could be worth checking out.


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

    I believe he's been the same narrator for each book. I enjoy his narration although sometimes the women come off a little more "ditzy" than they probably are meant to be.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Hmm, I would for the paranormal references, but probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I decided to listen to books 1 & 2 before 3 was downloaded. I would have been a little lost trying to remember everything since its been so long. I'm not sur how I feel about the book. It seemed a little long, the explanation of the devices and how we got to this point are a little convoluted and I didn't feel as though we learned anything worthwhile in this book to get our Seals names cleared or to finally get some Intel on the bad guys. Now, I can work around the whole ghost references , but the machine and its abilities were a little much to take. Given Zane and Kait's abilities I thought Rawls should have been a little more forthcoming about his ghost to the team. We spent a lot of time setting up Mac and Amy's story..we never discussed again what happened to Beth's friend while she's traipsing around the world. The book was ok for me. It could be that it was so long between the last one that I've lost a good chunk of interest, but I'm committed to see it through to the end.

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    Madeleine 07-22-16
    Madeleine 07-22-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Smoke gets in your heart!"

    This is the 3rd in the Forged in (Fire, Ash and now Smoke) series by Trish McCallan. Her first book is one of my all time favorite books. Love the "meet cute" of book one which sets the scene for the introduction of the whole series. The main love interests in book one have different foresight of the same future event. How they come together and share this knowledge to save lives and stop a hijacking of an airplane starts the plot of book one. The plot continues in book 2 (Forged in Ash) with the development of the supporting characters getting their own stories. Book 3 develops and intertwines the 3rd Navy Seal's story. Trish McCallan the author, does an excellent job of weaving plots as well as developing the characters. All are interesting reads with some romance worked in to spice things up a bit. These can be stand alone reads, but are much better when you understand the plot and characters as developed from the first book. Grab book one and hold on fast! You'll love the ride!

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    Kindle Customer 07-22-16
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    "This was a great addition to the series! Loved it!!!"

    Finding the guys from Seal Team 7 still on the run and trying to get their lives back, the team has to hold each other together through all the obstacles in their path.
    Lieutenant Seth Rawlings/Rawls, is trying to get a new grasp on life. His friends saved his life and now he has to deal with the consequences of their actions. Rawls doesn't want to open up to them and that causes his friends to worry. He is worried about saving everyone.
    Faith Ansell was a scientist with a secret. She was saved by the team but didn't know if she could trust them. Which in turn could put them all in danger.
    Rawls and Faith add more to this story. The progression between these can't be explained scientifically and Faith doesn't know if she can trust what she feels.
    The rest of the team and their guests surround Rawls to make him feel at ease, and gives us a glimpse at how their lives are going.
    We also get a more in depth knowledge of what the team got themselves into in book 1.

    I normally read the book first but I went audio first this time! And the narrator did a fabulous job. The singing, the arguments. It flowed nicely.
    I can't wait for the next book in the series!!!

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    "Why can I not find book 4 Forged in Embers?"

    I loved books 1,2,& 3 and can't wait to get into book 4 Forged in Embers.

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