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Death and Destruction Audiobook

Death and Destruction: The Death and Destruction Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Forced to go into witness protection, ATF Special Agent Thayne Wolfe is less than thrilled. The state's attorney needs him to testify against one of the most ruthless and notorious arms dealers in the world. Expecting boredom and lots of daytime television, he instead ends up with a ridiculous new job, a stupid new name, and the world's most annoying shadow. Jarrett Evans is tasked with keeping Wolfe alive long enough to put Mills Lang and his crew away for the rest of their miserable lives.

Jarrett Evans, former Marine, has always been a free spirit, doing the dirty work for Uncle Sam whenever and wherever he's needed. One of the best snipers in the world, Evans is at peace with the man he's become. That doesn't mean he's ever liked the cold-blooded killer who stares back at him from the mirror every day. The moment he meets pretty boy Thayne Wolfe, things start a slow change and redemption begins to sound possible.

Mills Lang, the world's most ruthless arms dealer, is little more than a serial killer in his own right. Rotting away in prison with nothing but time on his hands, Lang is determined to destroy the man he allowed into his inner circle. Thayne Wolfe will die in the most painful way, along with anyone he loves.

©2016 Patricia Logan (P)2016 Patricia Logan

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    kp 10-10-16
    kp 10-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "LOVED IT!!!"
    What did you love best about Death and Destruction?

    This is a book I loved reading and really loved the audible version!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a fast paced, interesting story.


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

    I wanted to savor and take my time listening to this book!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dee Slate 09-25-17
    Dee Slate 09-25-17
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    "A new action series!"
    Would you listen to Death and Destruction again? Why?

    Yes! The story kept me engaged from the beginning. I love a good agent story, add in good narration and I'm happy.
    I tried to listen in one sitting, but adulting got in the way :)


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hard to say - the suspense from the undercover work, the attraction between Jarrett and Thayne, the narration.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Pauley – was your favorite?

    All the characters were well done, even the secondary ones. Each character was distinct and almost as I imagined.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very good start to the series, I loved every minute of the narration. looking forward to the others being turned into audiobooks.

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    HockeyfanT 09-20-17
    HockeyfanT 09-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Action packed!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Death and Destruction to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but I really enjoyed the audiobook.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death and Destruction?

    The scene with the lawyer and the grandmother made me so angry, I wanted to hit someone. The most exciting scene was the shootout.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The times when Jarrett comforted Thayne after a nightmare were especially touching. I enjoyed watching their relationship blossom. I also loved their snarky conversations.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the next book in the series. I hope to learn more about Jarrett's past. I also hope the loose ends from this one are tied up. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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    Amazon Customer 09-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story"

    Narrator great as always. Wonderfully detailed story. Definitely want to read the next story. Great.

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    Jennie 09-20-17
    Jennie 09-20-17
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    "So much to love about this!!"

    So much to love about this audio. I loved Jarrett's southern accent. Although I did have a little trouble at the beginning understanding some of the narration. I hadn't read the blurb before I started, although I knew the general gist of the story & it took me a while to work out Thayne's name (Thayne or Dane) & I also though Jarrett's name was Jarrod right till the end & that was just the way it was said by Americans.... This did not detract from the story except maybe a little at the beginning with Thayne's name but I think that is just me as a non American, the accents are not common for me to listen to. As the story went on I found myself becoming much more comfortable with the narration.

    Anyway, to the story. I really enjoyed it. I liked both Thane & Jarrett. Thane is a former undercover ATF agent needing protection while he waits to testify in a trial about his time undercover. Jarrett is the one who's job it is to keep Thayne safe.

    They begin hiding out almost in plain sight, working at a beauty shop - Cut The Crap. I love that name btw. The fun begins from here...

    There was great pacing of the storyline. I really enjoyed hearing about these men and their growing attraction to each other. Under less that ideal circumstances, they both know it's a bad idea. There was plenty of action the whole way through & I was kept fully engaged throughout the whole book. I am going to seek out book 2 for sure. I happily recommend this audiobook.

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    C.C. 09-13-17
    C.C. 09-13-17
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    "Maybe it's just not for me."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's voice unfortunately grated on my nerves to the point I couldn't stand listening to him. At first I could make it through a chapter without issue, but as the story went on, his voice distracted me from what was actually happening in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Because I enjoyed the story itself, I went and picked up the ebook to read, but I will not be finishing the audio version.

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    Becky L 09-13-17
    Becky L 09-13-17
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    "Enjoyable listen"

    It was a well written and engaging story with two strong MCs that were believable, and maintained a touch of tenderness and compassion whilst still being gruff and gritty. The dialogue in the audio was really great, with both Thayne's and Jarrett's voices being clearly differentiated so it was easy to follow which character was speaking. The rest of the narration however had a tendency to be a bit robotic, and whilst this worked well to bring the dialogue to life the backstory elements fell a bit flat at times.

    That said, I enjoyed listening to this instalment, and although it's part one in an ongoing series, it works really well in its own right and I didn't feel like anything was missing. Thayne ans Jarrett work well as a duo so I'll be looking for the rest of the series.

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    Amazon customer 09-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting characters, easy to listen to."

    Thane had a harrowing 2 years undercover. Jarret, is an ex marine with issues of his own. They come together when Thane needs protection while waiting to testify against his nasty undercover assignment. They wind up working in a hair salon, Cut the Crap. Throw in a hit man and friends with guns and the two falling for each other and it's an entertaining read.
    Haven't listened to a lot of audible books so voice characterization took some getting used to. I enjoyed this book (ebook and audible) a lot and highly recommend it. I did receive the audible copy from the author.

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    Lily G Blunt 09-09-17
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    "A thrilling, action-packed, sexy romance. "

    Jarrett Evans is tasked with protecting ATF special agent and witness, Thayne Wolf, from a hitman while waiting for the trial of an arms dealer he’d help capture. These two alpha males are just perfect for each other. There’s attraction from the start and, although they try to resist getting involved, there’s chemistry and sexual tension between them for much of the first half of the book. When they finally make out their sex scenes are smoking hot.

    Instead of going into protective custody the two men go undercover in a hairdressing salon of all places as a way of ‘hiding’ from the hitman. An unusual choice, but it adds interest and brings in a host of other characters along with some humour and light relief to mix with the anticipation and suspense. If you can accept these two 'hard' men would fit into such an environment and that one of them could train to be a ladies’ hairdresser in two days (even with some previous barber experience!) and that they are ‘hiding’ in plain sight from a killer then you'll probably enjoy the plot. To keep the story moving they workout, go to a bar and the beach, and ride on Jarrett’s motorbike, so they’re not stuck in the apartment in their down time.

    We are given a couple of other character points of view so the suspense builds because the reader/listener gets to see what’s happening in the background. There’s plenty of excitement as our guys try to stay one step ahead of the hitman, culminating in an action-packed climax.

    I was a little surprised by the ending, though, in that the story wasn’t really truly resolved. Without giving away spoilers, surely Thayne is still in danger and yet he’s going back at work.

    It’s a long audiobook of over ten hours. The writing is descriptive and detailed, sometimes unnecessarily so and could have been more concise. Some information is occasionally repeated by the other POV character, but overall the picture painted of the scenes and characters are clear. The backgrounds to the MCs are steadily revealed over the course of the story, although some of the details seemed to be inconsistent with the character at times.

    Despite these seemingly negative points I enjoyed listening to this story. What I liked best was the romance and the relationship that slowly built between Thayne and Jarrett. I just adored these guys. It’s not insta-love and Jarrett especially is trying to convince himself that this is just a temporary fling when we know it’s not.

    It took me a few chapters to attune to the narrator’s voice and his rather robotic style of narration. But as with the story I grew to like it and enjoyed the performance and his range of distinctive voices with the various accents. When emotion and passion were needed he was spot on every time and I particularly loved his voice for Jarrett and the way he said darlin’.

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    Bookworm250 09-07-17
    Bookworm250 09-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Hold on to your Seat!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Death and Destruction to be better than the print version?

    Have only listened to the audio - and it was great! Did not read print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Action packed, great characters and smoking chemistry between Jared and Thane.


    What does Michael Pauley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Michael brings the characters to life - his voice make you feel like you are there.


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

    The whole book was great.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book! It is the first book that I have read by this author and I will definitely read(listen to) the next book in this series. Great storyteller!

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  • Mrs C
    10/4/17
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    "Action packed..."

    Really enjoyed the story, the plot was good and the characters likeable. There were quite a few sex scenes which I felt the story didn't need, mainly because there was a killer on their tail. I just wanted the plot to unravel but the characters decided to make out instead.

    The narrator's voice really grew on me, and I loved his narration by the end of the book.

    Overall though, this book is well worth listening to.

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  • edga
    9/7/17
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    "Good narration."

    Decent story line. Michael Oakley did a good job of narration. Recommended if you like a good mystery/thriller.

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  • Emma Burbidge
    10/25/16
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    "ATF Agent needs bodyguard"

    We meet ATF agent Thayne Wolfe, who has just finished a dangerous undercover assignment, and finds himself in need of sexy bodyguard Jarrett Evans' protection. Evans made an appearance in Patricia Logan's Bodyguard series. The two men hide out in a salon before being forced to go on the run from an assassin who is trying to kill Thayne before he can testify against a despicable arms dealer. I love this series and look forward to hearing the other 5 books in audio.

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