There are a billion realities out there, each protected by Jump Division, an interdimensional task force dedicated to preserving the stability of the grid.
However, not all agents are created equal. Some are just arseholes.
Marcus Hayes is one such arsehole. He's loud, brash, walks away from explosions in slow motion, and pretty much everyone hates him.
After yet another mission going awry due to him being a dick, he's stationed on a mundane world as punishment.
But as a threat to the world looms, it becomes apparent that this reality isn't even close to being as boring as it's supposed to be....
©2016 Lee Isserow (P)2016 Lee Isserow
Marcus Hayes is definitely a jerk, but I love him anyways. This book had humor, action and suspense. The tech used by the Jump Division is amazing, I wish I lived in their reality instead of a mundane one. The author did a great job narrating the book. I'm looking forward to future adventures of Marcus and team.
Loud mouthed, arrogant, complaining, self opinionated, gun happy, rude, and completely careless of anyone's opinion, Hayes is not the usual type of hero out to save the world. Yet this is what he is tasked with after he is sent to earth on a punishment mission (yes, he has apparently been an insufferable agent previously and nobody likes him) to Earth with long suffering partner, Callie. Why are they there? Well, it would help if he ever read his orders...
This is a well written, exciting science fiction thriller, often very funny and constantly surprising. Terrific dialogue, too, despite the constant 'f' word in almost every sentence uttered - but who can blame the poor people who have to endure Hayes, the man who never listens? This dialogue is excellently dramatised by the author, also the narrator, with distinctive and fitting voices for each character. His is also a very pleasant, rounded and honeyed reading voice but, initially, a downward intonation at the end of every text sentence other than speech, annoyed this listener, distracting from the story. But stick with it as this affectation dwindles and barely intrudes as the book progresses and action speeds up to near frantic pace.
A really fun, enjoyably unusual book, wholeheartedly recommended . I received my copy of E.N.D.A.Y.S. as a gift from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. My thanks for that. Since this is book 1, I assume there will be more to follow and i very much look forward to hearing them and renewing acquaintance with the insufferable Hayes.
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