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Control Point: Shadow Ops | [Myke Cole]

Control Point: Shadow Ops

Myke Cole is an expert at ratcheting up suspense and delivering pulse-pounding adventure that leaves audiences breathless. In Shadow Ops: Control Point, the world has seemingly gone mad. People are waking up with magical powers, such as the ability to raise the dead or call forth storms. The only thing staving off a plunge into chaos is the Supernatural Operations Corps, headed by Oscar Britton. But when Oscar exhibits a power of his own, the hunter becomes the hunted.
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Publisher's Summary

Myke Cole is an expert at ratcheting up suspense and delivering pulse-pounding adventure that leaves audiences breathless. In Shadow Ops: Control Point, the world has seemingly gone mad. People are waking up with magical powers, such as the ability to raise the dead or call forth storms. The only thing staving off a plunge into chaos is the Supernatural Operations Corps, headed by Oscar Britton. But when Oscar exhibits a power of his own, the hunter becomes the hunted.

©2012 Myke Cole (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Cross The For­ever War with Witch­world, add in the real world mod­ern mil­i­tary of Black Hawk Down, and you get Control Point, the mile-a-minute story of some­one try­ing to find pur­pose in a war he never asked for." (Jack Camp­bell, New York Times Bestselling author of "The Lost Fleet" series)

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    Amazon Customer Springfield, MO United States 01-17-15
    Amazon Customer Springfield, MO United States 01-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Annoying but worth it"

    This book is intense and has so much awesome, that it is hard to stop listening.

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    Eddy 04-18-13
    Eddy 04-18-13 Member Since 2010

    the Outspoken

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    "Great concept, poorly executed"
    Any additional comments?

    The concept of a government-regulated magical department showed such great promise, but sadly fizzled. The main character is an officer that is at once perceptive and idiotic, making the worst possible decisions throughout the story. The story never explains the reasoning of the government enough to justify the main character's or other side character's actions. The most infuriating part is, unfortunately, the main character's insistance on making such bad decisions that you'd think he was a teenager instead of an educated individual with a bachelor's degree and classes on decesion-making and leadership.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Littleton, CO, United States 12-21-12
    Christopher Littleton, CO, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Control Point?

    Protagonist and narration. There was so much potential with this story, but I simply did not like the main character. Not only did he seem selfish and ignorant, some of his actions did not make sense.

    The narrator, especially compared to other Fantasy narrators (James Marsters on the Dresden Files, Roy Dotrice on Song of Ice and Fire) was not good. He could emote, but there was very little distinction between most characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Myke Cole again?

    Probably not.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Corey Jackson’s performances?

    No. I give better performances to my kids reading them bedtime stories.


    What character would you cut from Control Point?

    Protagonist.


    Any additional comments?

    I really wanted to like this story and stuck it out to the end, hoping the resolution would redeem it in some way. But even the conclusion left me wanting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael New Orleans, LA 07-08-12
    Michael New Orleans, LA 07-08-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Zzzzzz..SNORT! Sorry, it's this snoozy audiobook!"

    What a letdown, too contrived, too much detail when not needed, and a sloppy storyline. Myke, you can do better. In fact, I'm hoping you do. See, this has potential. A LOT of potential. But somehow, this didn't hit the mark. I expected a different take on this genre', and somehow, you moved smoothly into the typical, mundane, and the predictable.

    Myke, do us all a favor and do a rewrite. Do YOURSELF a favor, and write something else, ANYTHING else, as this should NOT be what you're known for in the audiobook industry. That would be a tragic shame.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frederic 03-25-12
    Frederic 03-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good first novel"
    Where does Control Point rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to all the


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marty is the best character simply due to the fact that he's the comical relief in this relatively dark story.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Corey Jackson?

    I would since he has a good voice but I wish I didn't hear him eating (sounded like a chewing gum). Also his range of voices (a part from Marty which he does a good job of) is limited. I have probably been spoiled by other narrators though so my opinion is skewed.


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

    I never listen to a book in one sitting even short ones so I wouldn't be the right person to ask but I had found myself not wanting to stop due to engaging scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a good book. I had been waiting for this book to come out ever since I had attended a panel at NYC comicon. I wasn't disappointed and I will be waiting for the rest of the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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