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Nickel Plated | [Aric Davis]

Nickel Plated

Nickel is a survivor. Raised by the state in abusive foster homes, he escapes at the age of ten to live his life the way his father wanted him to: not as a civilian, but as a warrior. Nickel pays his way by blackmailing pedophiles he tracks down online, selling marijuana to high school students, and working as a private investigator in between. Money talks, but for kids, Nickel works for free. This time, it’s Arrow, a beautiful high school girl, who needs help.
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Publisher's Summary

Nickel is a survivor. Raised by the state in abusive foster homes, he escapes at the age of ten to live his life the way his father wanted him to: not as a civilian, but as a warrior. Nickel pays his way by blackmailing pedophiles he tracks down online, selling marijuana to high school students, and working as a private investigator in between. Money talks, but for kids, Nickel works for free. This time, it’s Arrow, a beautiful high school girl, who needs help. She believes that her sister Shelby was kidnapped, even though her parents and the police have written her off as a runaway. Nickel takes the case, scouring the internet and the posh suburban streets to find the missing girl. What he uncovers are children for sale and adults with souls black as the devil. Soon Nickel realizes that finding Shelby is one thing - but surviving is another.

©2011 Aric Davis (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sheryl 06-13-14
    Sheryl 06-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Good. Would be a great motion picture!"
    What did you love best about Nickel Plated?

    It has a great storyline.


    Any additional comments?

    It left me wanting more at the end and therefore, feels like there should be a sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan SILVER SPRING, MD, United States 06-12-14
    Meghan SILVER SPRING, MD, United States 06-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "The world needs more people like Nickel"

    While this may be marketed as a Young Adult novel, Nickel Plated is a great read for anyone. A nice change of pace from the vampires and dystopion novels that have saturated that category as of late. I don't normally give out such high marks across the board for an author I've never erad before but this one deserves them. By no means a lengthy story its still rich in characters and moving. The narrator Nick Podehl is a new one for me and I thought he did a comendable job on the variety of voices, accents, and ages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 07-11-14
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 07-11-14 Member Since 2012

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "Everyone Needs a Hero"
    What made the experience of listening to Nickel Plated the most enjoyable?

    The fact that a very young man after going through much suffering himself could turn around & be everyone's hero & wiith great business savy too. He used the tools he found to his advantage which I found uniquely interesting. And he wasn't afraid to be alone .


    What other book might you compare Nickel Plated to and why?

    Yes.


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

    Absolutely. Too many times the young people are given passes just becaue they are young & this author gives voice to another great choice;, & one that takes independence & courage. Similar to the Chris Gravenstein books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Whe it becam apparent that Nickel knew just what he had to do so he could keep on doing good for others which was anonymity. A tough decision to make for any age..


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    rebecca longmont, colorado, United States 07-06-14
    rebecca longmont, colorado, United States 07-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I love Nickel"
    What made the experience of listening to Nickel Plated the most enjoyable?

    Nickel is the kind of kid I would have loved to have as a friend when I was young. I wanted to take care of him and give him a big hug. I love that the author didn't write him as an idiot just because he is a child. This book screams the praise of smart kids everywhere.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There isn't one bit that's better than the rest.


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

    I have not. He was a good choice for the narrator though. His voice had the right cadence for the character. His performance was seamless.


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

    Yes, I listened in two sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love a sequel. PLEASE!!!!!!

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