Assassin's Game

Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: David Slaton, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (434 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A high-octane thriller from the author of The Perfect Assassin.

David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created.

After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream - a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton. The kidon has vowed to never kill again, but when his wife is attacked and forced to flee across Europe, events force his hand.

Slaton plots to assassinate one of the most closely guarded men on Earth. Success is improbable. Survival unlikely. Only when he learns the labyrinthine truth does Slaton see one high-stakes chance. A chance for an assassin’s game….

©2014 Ward Larsen (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Assassin needs to grow some balls!

For Crying OUT LOUD!!! I love this character and love the action as well as the unexpected twist and turns in this novel. I like it David Slaton's success. As I pull into my office in the morning, after listening...I find myself saying to myself "I love this shit". But then comes the stupid insipid woman...who marries an assassin (spoiler alert) and doesn't want him to kill???? She puts him into an untenable situation where he is between a rock and hard place and she makes it worse. It is disappointing to see the new genre of assassins, not only in this novel, who kowtow to the women in theirs lives. Please tell me it isn't so. David can do better in the love department.

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I rely on audible reviews for my purchases


My significant other laughs at me for being a review person.... I will read a ton of reviews before buying a audio book or I take a chance. I also feel responsible to write reviews based off the latter statement. This book had no audible reviews - So I took a chance.. The reviews that were available were based of book purchases and they were 50/50.. I love the occasional assassin book and decided to go for this one... Unfortunately I have to say that this Audio book was terrible. Luke Daniels has a great voice - But he butchered the accents and the pitches in his voice were grating.. If I were to write a book - I would hope that if I had a story line based off a persons of person from another country. I would find a narrator with some idea of an accent that made sense... I looked up Ward Larsen after listening to this book and what I believed holds true. He is the whitest man you will come across. I say that because it shows in the fact that Luke Daniels had the whitest voice for an Israeli Kidon you will ever hear.. It's hard to imagine a Mossad assassin when he sounds like an American white male....Not someone that lived in Israel for most of his life. Unfortunately a lot of narrators try to make this big gruff intimidating voice for tough guys and it is unnerving to me.. He also made this Israeli Kidon sound like he was in a constant state of anger and worry and that most definitely killed it for me... I imagine a Kidon being under constant control of his emotions. Not some guy that sounds like he took some uppers. The other accented voices were also bad, as they all had the tendency to high pitch at the end of every sentence as if to emphasize a point. If I wanted this audio book to be successful - I would take it off the market - Get the readers that wrote the House of Sand and fog and narrated it - Brilliantly by the way - And eat whatever you paid Luke Daniels - And re-release it after it was narrated again... If this book was o.k. - I would never know. The idea behind the story line seemed to have some promise - But getting there seemed very weak. . I honestly could not make it more than 2 hours in before quitting. It did not hold my interest on any level..

For what it's worth. J

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Enjoyed the book. Hated the naration.

What did you like best about Assassin's Game? What did you like least?

I liked the story. I hated the narator

What did you like best about this story?

Pleasurable read.

Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

No

Do you think Assassin's Game needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. The family issue needs to be resolved.

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Wish I could give it a 0

I could not even make it through chapter 1, story line is bad, reader of the book might be OK on another book, but overall it gets the worst review I have ever given.

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this book is awful

The challenge is to write more than fifteen words to reiterate the title: this book is awful, on every level. Each page is worse than the one preceding it. The book has high pretensions of being an international spy thriller cum romance cum you name it, and fails equally badly at each endeavor, separately and together.

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Happy to have found the David Slaton Series

I am very happy to have found the David Slaton series of books. I have read many of the best thriller book authors like Mark Greaney, Tom Wood, Barry Eisler. Greg Hurwitz, Ben Coes, Alex Berenson, Vince Flynn, and Tom Clancy. Unfortunately there are also a lot of bad authors in this genre so I have also wasted my time and money on some of the bad ones. So in this time of Coronavirus I am happy to have discovered Ward Larsen as a great author of thrillers, I have read a couple of these books and have a few more to go. As this is an Audible book, I thought the narration by Luke Daniels was also very well done.

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Another Great Larsen/Daniels Adventure

The Kidon David Slayton is back and despite a slow start this novel had a twisted plot with no real sense of the ending until it happened. Good book!

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Ds DS

Very interesting but the ending only compels the the purchase of the next book simply to bear witness to the Slayton family reunion.

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Lost Love because of deaths door!

This is a great read. continually changing pace and direction. The end is amazing and surprising. You will want to keep reading this book to find the ending. I certainly hope there is a follow up book.

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Intriguing Story

Another great book by an author that I recently came across Ward Larsen. I love these international spy, assasin genres, so this was a great find. The protagonist is a mysterious man with a personal life, and love that is upset by his past. He has to come to terms with how to live and keep his love ones secure. The story has a couple of heroes that come to our mysterious man's aid. A great story of sacrifice and loss for a questionable cause, in my opinion. Narration by Luke Daniels is excellent.