This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast and I’m gl..Show More »ad I got the opportunity to get it as I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story is well thought out and well written. The characters are interesting and while it take a while, do have some growth by the end of the tale. I work for a startup so I enjoyed getting to see all of the back office work and drama that goes into building a company and how the characters worked (or didn’t) to try and resolve their issues. Reading the story it felt very real to me. While I did find the story line interesting, since the primary part of the story is the building of Mosaic Industries I didn’t find the plot to be very thrilling or mysterious, but I finished it in three days so you can tell my enthusiasm for tale. My biggest issue with this book is that it doesn’t tell a complete story. There is a giant cliffhanger at the end trying to get you to go into the next version of the story which is one of my pet peeves. Other than that I can’t recommend this enough, especially for anyone who thinks they want to start their own company.
Ms. O'Donnell's narration is great. Her characters and pacing are terrific and she really helped bring the story to life.
Power Play jumps right in where Uncommon Stock Version 1.0 left off. The Mozaik team are still trying to catch the money laundering bad guys while tr..Show More »ying to solve the murder of some of their own.
The narration for Power Play was done by Jennifer O'Donnell. She narrated the first book also and does a wonderful job on both. Her voice seems to lend perfectly to Mara's character. She has power and softness. Care and edge. O'Donnell is definitely a wonderful narrator.
I was excited when I got my hands on this book, I really found myself enjoying the first one and I needed to know where the book continued. I honestly don't know how many Uncommon stock books that Peper has written or is planning to write, but I really enjoy these characters. Their interactions with each other and those who come and go in the story feel real and genuine.
I can tell you a few things about Eliot Peper just based on his writing and what he happens to write about. He is a big fan of craft beer, he might be a bit of a foodie, and he definitely enjoys climbing. All of these things make Mara and the others feel like real living breathing people. The way that Mara orders a stout and won't back down really hits home with me.
Overall, Power Play picked up where the first book left off and never took its foot off of the gas. This was definitely a non-stop ride through the joy and terror that the Mozaik team is going through in this ongoing saga.
I do warn those who have not read the first book -- you will be incredibly confused. Do yourself a favor and pick it on either on Amazon or on Audible (the narration really makes these stories). Check that out, and then grab Power Play once you're finished.
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The final book in the Uncommon Stock series, Exit Strategy leaves nothing in the tank. Action packed from the beginning as Mozaik fights to stay aflo..Show More »at and tries to bring down the biggest money laundering schemes in the world.
Jennifer O'Donnell narrates Exit Strategy and is perfect for the role. She narrated the other two novels in this series and getting her back for all three was a great idea. She really became Mara to the point where if I were to read this book instead of listening to it on audio, I would still hear it in her voice. The production quality was perfect and you couldn't ask for a better narrator for this series.
You can definitely tell that Peper has been a part of a few start up's in his day. The inside knowledge and familiarity of start up's with their super high highs and incredibly low low's is evident on every page of all three books in this series. This intimacy with the topic makes each page bleed with realism and authenticity. All three books in this series made me feel like I actually lived through what everyone within its pages lived through.
Exit Strategy is the third book in the Uncommon Stock series, and honestly, it felt like he really finished with a bang. Peper saved a lot of the action for this book. Mara is the perfect main character for these books. She's unique in more ways than one. She's a multi-dimensional character that some authors dream of thinking up.
I do not want to give anything away, but I can tell you this. If you have read the other two books in this series, you HAVE to read this one. It really gives a feeling of closure and ties a lot of the loose ends up.
Overall, Exit Strategy just felt perfect to me. I give a good amount of 5 stars out because if a book can make me feel something, it's at least a 4. If a book can make me forget that there are real-life things going on around me, it's an instant 5. Peper's writing style and familiarity with the topic make this series an incredible one.
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion. The gifting of the book has not swayed my reviews in any way.