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The Unsung Hero Audiobook
The Unsung Hero
Written by: 
Suzanne Brockmann
Narrated by: 
Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank
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The Unsung Hero Audiobook

The Unsung Hero: Troubleshooters, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Suzanne Brockmann's wildly popular Troubleshooters series showcases this master storyteller's rare gift for blending intense adventure with sensuous romance. And it all begins with The Unsung Hero, a heart-pounding tale of love that reveals hidden truths and brings two solitary people together against all odds.

After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the Navy dismisses the sighting as injury-induced imaginings. In a last-ditch effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorism team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton. As the town's infamous bad boy, Tom was always in love with Kelly, a sweet "girl next door" who has grown into a remarkable woman. Now he has one final chance for happiness, one last chance to win her heart, and one desperate chance to save the day.

©2000 Suzanne Brockmann (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    midnitemilkyway 09-01-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent story-tragic narration"
    If you could sum up The Unsung Hero in three words, what would they be?

    Incredibly good book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Impossible to choose just one.


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

    I truly enjoyed Patrick Lawlor...but not enough to listen to Melanie Ewbank for another second! I couldn't finish listening to this book; it was just that painful. (I've got the book, and I'll just have to re-read the rest.) Have you ever listened to the pronunciation sample of an online dictionary? THAT is how Ewbank reads!! Every single sound of every single word is deliberately enunciated.


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

    I was really engrossed in the book, but when I realized that I was cringing and dreading the POV changing to the heroine's, I turned it off.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very well written book. It's the one that hooked me on SEALs. The WWII backstory is woven in seamlessly. I'm sorely disappointed that I couldn't bear to listen to all of it. Ewbank is better suited to reading how-to manuals.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    EMMY 07-08-16
    EMMY 07-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The Unsung Hero"

    Suzanne Brockmann creates such vivid characters that just reading about them brings them to life. I have read Tom and Kelli's story several times over the years and really enjoyed having it read to me. I love the various depth that is given to each character!

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    Vic 06-21-16
    Vic 06-21-16
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    "New narration breathes life into this for me"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Unsung Hero to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed this newly recorded audiobook better than the e-book.;


    What other book might you compare The Unsung Hero to and why?

    Other S. Bockmann books in The Troubleshooters series.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr. Lawlor and Ms. Ewbank have become the voices of the Troubleshooters. (Shout out to Rene Raudman on her narration on some titles as well). To have a good portion of this series re-recorded with their narration was a gift from the author and the narrators!


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Brockmann's books and audios aren't for everyone. She has multiple points of view and many in this series include flashbacks to WW-II as well as the contemporary storyline. In the audios, Mr. Lawlor reads all characters when the POV is male and Ms. Ewbanks when the POV is female.

    I always thought this first book in the series was very good but after struggling to finish the audiobook by the first narrator, I have never done a re-listen of this story. I have really enjoyed this re-listen and may have to continue with the rest of the series now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sarah 10-14-15
    sarah 10-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Weak 4 ☆"

    I hear the series gets better after this book. I enjoyed the read but at times I was left hoping there was more depth and excitement.

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    Melissa 06-27-15
    Melissa 06-27-15
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    "So happy they re-recorded this one"
    Where does The Unsung Hero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Patrick and Melanie's narration. I have all the TS novels and I was overjoyed that they had decided to rerecord them bringing the quality up to what we are used to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tom, because he is the bad boy, grown up. I love the reality of worry about a career possibly over, and the wishful thinking of 'what could have been".


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank – was your favorite?

    Well Sam is always high on my list!


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

    This was a re-read and a re-listen to for me. So I knew the story, I just loved the new narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tiffany olympia,wa 03-13-15
    tiffany olympia,wa 03-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I gave this a three because I just dont know for s"
    What did you like best about The Unsung Hero? What did you like least?

    How are you going to have a male and female narrator and have the woman do girl and boy voices? The man also does both girl and boy voices. This was poorly executed. I abandoned this book in the early stages due to the confusion. Please don't ever do that again, audible.


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

    I don't know. Couldn't get through it due to annoying narrator confusion.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank ?

    Their voices were fine, but a little arrangement management will solve the glaring problem of continuity.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 01-20-15
    Patricia 01-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "awesome"

    Excellent story. Well read. This is the first time I've listened to one of Suzanne's books. I will be purchasing more in this series.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michele McCabe 04-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the Troubleshooter series!"

    Love all the adventure & romance. Keeps you on your the edge of your seat in anticipation of what will happen next.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita South Haven, Michigan, United States 01-18-15
    Juanita South Haven, Michigan, United States 01-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator is extremely annoying"
    What would have made The Unsung Hero better?

    A different narrator


    What could Suzanne Brockmann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Sorry, didn't get that far into it; can't stand the narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank ’s performance?

    Extremely annoying; didn't get far enough to even hear Melanie Ewbank


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-02-15 Member Since 2009
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Based on the preview I expected a thriller not some overly sex and more sex bit.


    What could Suzanne Brockmann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Leave out most of the sex. If this had been rated like a movie it would have been XXX.


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

    See above.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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