Absolute Vengeance: The Alex Shepherd Story

Narrated by: Nicholas P Dunker
Series: Alex Shepherd , Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On the first day of school in a New Orleans suburb, terrorists hijack a school bus full of children. Corporal Alex Shepherd, decorated sheriff’s deputy and SWAT sniper, is critically injured trying to stop the attack and save his wife and daughter.

Waking from a month-long coma, Shepherd finds his girls are gone and the world has moved on. With no arrests made, his frustration at the system’s failures forces him to take matters into his own hands. 

His thirst for vengeance takes him from New Orleans to the brutal battlefields of Syria, where he gains fame as a ruthless sniper. ISIS targets him, wanting his death to be a gruesome propaganda display. But as the bodies stack up, Shepherd learns there’s no compromise in the war against evil.

With nothing left to lose, he must confront the people responsible for the murder of his wife and daughter...or die trying.

©2017 C.W. Lemoine (P)2018 C.W. Lemoine

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FANTASTIC

one of the best audio books I have experienced. best story, performances ,characters. A new Fan.

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I felt the pain, the loss - Very well Written

Some of the best emotional descriptive writing I think I have ever listened too. The characters were real; sometimes it felt too real because I could feel the loss - the emotions being described. The over all plot is a new one, the ending is a familiar if you listen to this genre. It feels like this really could or did happen. I couldn't stop listening. Yes there was action but it was more about the people, the characters and the events that illustrated who they and the war on terrorism are. Great book. I hope the next becomes available from Audible soon. I highly recommend this book.

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Horrible Narration. Weak story.

Where do I start? Let's see. From the first word this book was awful. This narrator has no business doing a military thriller. Over the top dramatics with his voice, then whispers, The central character is so over done that it was painful to listen to. Please narrators do your research first. There were so many technical mistakes, it was hard to count them but here are a couple of my favorites. An M1911 handgun is a nineteen eleven named after the year it was first introduced. It is not a one dot nine dot one dot one. Neither are five eleven tactical pants called five. one. dot one. The audio quality was all over the place. Audible should be ashamed to publish this trash. Sounded like it was recorded in a garage. Don't waste your time. Worst book I have listened to in a long time and I listen to 10 or so audio books in this genre each month.

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good narration good story

The narration was much better then the last one. When is the sequel coming out.

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Amazing Book!

An absolute thrill ride. I loved everything about this book. I've already purchased the second book.

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Great book, fun story, terrible narrator

This was a great book, but narrator sounds like when Eric Cartman impersonated a superhero. His reading sounds like he's trying to make a mockery of the story and his frequent mispronounciations of several words don't help either.

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Enjoyed the book!

Great story! One tip for the narrator...it's 30 millimeter or 30 mike mike. Not 30 em em. 🙂

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Highly recommended

This starts with the classic, hey it's a small town feel, and then with each engagement, we feel Shep grow as a person, officer, soldier, and operator. This book had me cracking the Holy $#!+ its Jason Bourne jokes, but at the same time it doesn't feel over the top. Almost like a man, with Shepards training, could and does exist, and if thrown in this perfect storm, could really happen. Alright now that I've dropped some spoilers without context, go read (or listen like I did) this book. Looking forward to the rest of this series.

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Very excellent storyline and performance- BUY NOW!

Wow!, a greatly improved storyline and performance over the original Spectre series. I've done voice-overs and know it is often difficult to cover the emotions of various authors intentions and their variety of characters. This story was powerful and moving, intense and heartfelt, no sexual innuendos or unneeded bs. The VO artist does a most excellent job at bringing forth the proper excitement and emotional tensions to a compelling story. Well done!!!

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Intresting Read

great story. It was refreshingly "brutal" in the emotional internal turmoil the former officer went through.

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  • Saul
  • 05-28-20

“Mover” Lemoine is really finding his stride

I listened to his first two books in the Spectre series, whilst they were ok the narrator ruined the experience, here the author has taken a darker turn and changed narration, all in all making it a very enjoyable listen, I actually prefer this series to the new Jack Ryan JR series and will definitely keep getting his books as they come out

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  • 05-25-20

Great story and great narration.

Really enjoyed the story, the first in the Alex Shepherd story. Scary to think how easily this could happen. Great narration by Nicholas Dunker. Now onto the next one. I have only listened to 3 in the Spectre series. Please get some more of them narrated and available through Audible.

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  • VK2WAR
  • 11-01-19

Excellent

C W Lemoine is brilliant. This series, as with the Spectre Series, needs to be on the big screen pronto. Bravo Zulu for an excellent series. Cant wait for Mover's other 3 books to get onto audible.