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Fighting Iron Audiobook

Fighting Iron

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Publisher's Summary

The Bloody Conflict is long over. The lands are now controlled by despots, crooked cattle barons, energy hoarders, and anyone with enough might to keep the local folks under control.

For Clay Macaulay, none of that matters as he roams the land in a war machine from a time gone by. He wants nothing to do with small desert towns or brutal dictators. He only has his sights set on a new life. Unfortunately for Clay, too many ruthless people want what he has. They want the war machine he pilots. They want the battle mech that shouldn't exist anymore.

They want his Fighting Iron.

But they will have to pry Clay's cold, dead body out of that pilot's seat before they can take it from him. And he plans on fighting them every massive mech step of the way!

A far-future mech western, Fighting Iron is a rip-roaring sci-fi adventure filled with six-shooters, plasma canons, rough and rowdy saloon brawls, showdowns, corrupt landowners, and 50-foot battle machines ready to crush everything in their path!

©2016 Jake Bible (P)2016 Jake Bible

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    med c 08-23-16
    med c 08-23-16
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    I've enjoyed this authors zombie series.The author is really talented at creating witty and unique characters and the world building is amazing.The author left me wanting to know more about the world and characters he created. The narration is also great.

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    Dee LA 04-11-16
    Dee LA 04-11-16
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    "YES!!! What a great listen!!"
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    I didn't know what I was getting into with this download but man, oh man, what a great listen this was!!!

    I love futuristic worlds and this one does not disappoint. It's a dark and scary world but the narrator and the main character combine to keep things light and enjoyable. That's really hard to do but this book succeeds in spades.

    Loved it!

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    Trixie 09-08-16
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    This book was a science fiction and western, set in a post-apocalyptic time and centered around fighting robots. There was lots of action, great detail, and overall, a fun read. It is not for the faint of heart because some of the scenes did get a little gory .

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    Amazon Customer 07-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun, thrill-a-minute read"
    What made the experience of listening to Fighting Iron the most enjoyable?

    Very well told tale that truly brings the characters to life and makes them believable and puts them in unbelievable situations


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clay, Every time he turned around thinking he was out of trouble he was in it up to he's neck again


    Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

    Clay


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Mech Mayhem


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emilie J. Howard ~ Author 07-20-16
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    "Clay is the man!!"

    The new west has arrived in this post-apocalyptic tale with a tour de force! Although I must admit that I don't typically read/listen to this genre, but this story slowly dragged me in to the point I found myself enthralled. The narrator did a wonderful job and I never had trouble trying to distinguish who was speaking. Each voice was well developed and consistent. The computerized voices of the MECKs speak volumes as to the level of this narrator's professionalism. The sprinkles of humor throughout the novel added some much needed relief to an otherwise tense scenario. This was a well written enjoyable story by the author and the narrator! Congratulations.

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    "Great Book"

    Loved this book, the book was well written and the narrator interpretation of the characters was spot on.

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    Larry groveport, OH, United States 05-14-16
    Larry groveport, OH, United States 05-14-16 Member Since 2011

    Larry & Cheryl. Truck Driver/retired military and Dental Hygenist, respectively. Interests: action, sci-fi, urban fantasy, & historical fict

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    "Surprisingly good genre bender!"

    Fighting Iron really caught me by surprise with how good it was. Going by the synopsis, I was expecting a post-apocalyptic story. I was not expecting “Into the Badlands” starring Clint Eastwood’s ‘Man With No Name’ directed by Quentin Tarantino.

    *mild spoiler ahead*

    I love a good story with battle-mechs raising hell, but there just ain’t many to choose from. Fighting Iron seemed a good choice in a limited field and I was excited to listen to it. So imagine my dismay when the story opens with the mech running out of fuel. I thought I would be giving up on the story after 5 minutes. That’s where the story really starts and I was immersed in a very good old-west story seemingly adapted from the “Into the Badlands” series mentioned earlier. This is such a genre-bending story that I didn’t know what to think and just held on to the earphones as I was whisked away on this roller coaster ride. I was enjoying the surprisingly good story when I hit a speedbump of (what I thought was going to be) predictability. The hero beds the beautiful leader. I’m thinking “Ok, our hero becomes the new ‘Law of the Land’ and everyone lives happily ever after”. Frankly, I was 5 minutes away from turning it off again because of the upcoming cliché. I should mention I am still in the first hour or so of the audiobook. Well, I am happy to say that the beautiful leader proves very quickly to be a psychopathic torture freak and our hero is off doing hero things…like running away fast rather than staying to fight it out with the tyrant. Needless to say, the story is happily unpredictable and I found the actions of the characters, good and bad, to be realistic rather than idealistic. For example, running away when a weapon is pointed at you is always the smarter option, despite what Hollywood would have you believe.

    What really caught me by surprise, more than anything else, was the “Old-West” feel of the story. I wouldn’t say I have read many westerns, but I enjoyed the story setting and the whole vibe leant itself well to the tale. Land barons doing battle in a wasteland, people just trying to survive, lawlessness… it all suited the unique story setting and, frankly, I am just “wowed” that the story was so unique and fresh, yet enjoyable and relatable. And the Mechs kick butt!

    The narrator, J. Scott Bennett, really brought the story to life and provided the ambiance of this western. His “po-dunk” accents and affectations were the key element, in my opinion, of elevating Fighting Iron from “just another apocalyptic story” to a unique and enjoyable audio experience. His performance was simply masterful and integral to the overall feel of the story. Mr Bennett’s performance was key to me being blown away by Fighting Iron. I haven’t heard another of his performances before but he was the absolutely perfect choice for this book.

    Bottom Line: This is an excellent “Old-West” story with 50ft battle-mechs fighting for and against all-powerful land barons amid a post-apocalyptic world. The great narration provides that rare “movie of the mind” experience that we all look for but rarely get. This genre-bending story has something for everyone and you will enjoy the plot twists and characters as much as the battle mech action.

    I was provided a free copy of Fighting Iron in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Henryville, PA, United States 05-10-16
    Michael Henryville, PA, United States 05-10-16

    Mike

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    "Fantastic listen!"
    If you could sum up Fighting Iron in three words, what would they be?

    I can't do it in strictly 3. I would say Action-packed, fully immersive and highly entertaining.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    How can I not say Clay? He was a great character with a lot of depth and so much more peaking out that I would love to learn more about if there is sequel. He was a practical yet very reluctant hero who just kept finding himself from the frying pan into the fire. I saw Clay almost as a Han Solo type character. Really at first he only cares about himself but slowly that begins to change.


    What about J. Scott Bennett’s performance did you like?

    His accents, intonation and delivery were superb. Each character had their own voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I am not sure what I would make a tag line here but the book was great. I wasn't sure I was going to like it but I am really glad I gave it a listen. Sure it centers on mechs but it is so much more than that. It explores post apocalyptic themes, humanity in the face of technology and has a very "western" feel to it.


    Any additional comments?

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Markworth 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting Iron?

    Loved the fight scene between the General and Clay


    Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

    It's a tie between Clay and Gibbons


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't sure about this book when I first started listening to it. It drew me in and I was hooked. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Blast for my unbiased review.

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    Willem 05-04-16
    Willem 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"

    Like all Jake Bible books it is fast paced with great characters (al be it some of them are missing limbs at the end(love it!)) and plenty of twists. Bestest mech fighting book ever! I want more! MORE!

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  • Claire Hampton
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    This is the first book of Jakes that I've experienced but have had many people recommend his work I can see why will definitely be partaking in more of his stuff

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  • jim.allott
    5/1/16
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    "Compelling story made real with truly believable narration"

    The lonesome life of man and robot, made difficult in this post apoliptic world. I found the read compelling upsetting my wife when I wouldn't stop listening. Love the bond between man and Ai. The story reminding me of the film '"Real steel" with a grittier end of civilisation struggle to it. The narration was none other than perfect for the story, giving true feel and atmosphere to an already good story. Very good.. Jim

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  • Sam
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    4/23/16
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    "Interesting read"

    This audiobook is very nicely written and narrated.

    In this book, you're placed into a fully-developed and complete world with 'mechs' left over from a world war. This leaves you engaged and interested. Also, I love how the characters are written and think Clay; the main character, is written with the perfect balance of toughness and humanity.

    The plot line is slightly cliche but it is written well enough.

    Overall, I look forward to reading further books by Jake Bible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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