Furious

Faith McMann, Book 1
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Series: Faith McMann, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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Faith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives. Crippling grief and fear for her children make life unbearable. Until her anguish turns to anger...and she trades victimhood for vengeance.

Frustrated with the law's efforts, she takes action to rescue her children - and wreaks havoc on the brutal criminals who tore them from her. With her family and newfound allies at her side, Faith descends into the hellish underworld of human trafficking, determined to make those who prey on the innocent pray for mercy.

The forces she's up against have already proven that their ruthlessness knows no bounds. And there's nothing they won't do to turn Faith's crusade into a suicide mission. But they're about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a mother fighting for her children - especially one who's earned the nickname Furious.

©2016 Theresa Ragan (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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furious

The story is good, and deals with a very real horror that takes place right under our eyes. Human trafficking, and although the story itself brings all kids of emotions and does keep you hoping for the main character, the ending was extremely disappointing. I don't know if there is a sequel to this book, but the way it ended makes me think there has to be.
Unsatisfying end. Most mystery thriller novels have at least a happy conclusion to leave the reader satisfied. But not this one.
The performance is great. Good characters, just a lousy ending!!

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Warning: This is the first in a serialized series!

Furious ends in a cliffhanger situation that will be resolved in future books in the series.

Furious is a serious thriller novel about sex trafficing of children. The suspense is intense and constant. It is a wonderful novel. It is an very troubling novel. It is a solid 5 star novel. Narration is excellent.


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Hard to put down.

Great storytelling. Non stop action and well developed characters. This is one of my favorite genres and this book would easily be in my top10. If you like a fast paced, thriller don't hesitate to grab this one. I don't want to give any spoilers. but it does end with a cliffhanger. I am looking forward to the next installment. I've never been disappointed with T. R. Ragan and the narration on this one is superior.

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Wake up call as a parent!!!!

This audiobook gave a very realistic insight on the trafficking of children. Certain parts were hard to listen to knowing that these things are actually happening to these innocent babies and at the hands of these powerful monsters. On one side you have the greedy peddler abducting and pimping out innocent children and on the other you have a the lowest form of scum waiting in line to buy them...pure disgust!
Narration was outstanding!
I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series as I hate being left out there with a cliffhanger like this.

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gripping

I believe that this is T.R. Ragans debut, it's hard to wrap my mind around human trafficking...I loved the characters that are so fearless, and a mother's fury. Edge of my seat the whole time, getting the next book right now!

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Furious

A good read but left you hanging in the end. I couldn't find a second book so hopefully there will be one that will continue the story.

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Simply Perfect Eh

Very excited for book 2 in the series! Excellent command presence for a storyline! I work for DHS and have a lot of faith in the Blue Campaign.

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A must listen

For my first audible I totally loved it. great writing and story telling. I will certainly listen to more.

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Just OK

I felt like this story has been done before. The character development was good but at times unrealistic. The Mom never really seemed "in touch" with true maternal emotions. Some parts were cheesy like how they called each other assigned nicknames even when they knew the real names. This book should be aimed more at teens - it read a bit like a made for TV movie.

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Disappointed!

Hate spending hours listening only to have it just end without any resolutions. Don't mind serial books as long as each book has a conclusion. Just feels like a waste of time when you finish.

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  • agatha
  • 05-13-16

Furious, my new heroine!

couldn't stop listioning, the story draws you in , im impatient for the foĺlow on

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  • Sharon
  • 12-06-16

Good start. looking forward to book two.

A new subject for me... interesting. Glad to be able to go straight into book two. I think book 1 is just the taster.

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  • pamlew
  • 12-22-18

Pronunciation poor

Good story line poorly read. I found the pronunciation of some of the names most notably Craig (pronounced Cray-g correctly but as Creg in narration) was driving me mad by end of book.
Also feel that the narrator puts to much emphasis on words such as and, the have etc which causes loss of flow in the narration. I want to listen/read the other books in the trilogy but know they will be spoilt by the narration. I’d have been very unhappy if I’d paid full price for the audiobook but fortunately have kindle unlimited...

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  • PeeBee
  • 04-05-18

Gripping story

I have to download the next book to follow the story. There really are people in this world as evil as portrayed.

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  • jackie white
  • 02-11-18

Great book

Great book looking forward to the next one. This kind of thing is happening and let's hope these awful people can be stopped.

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  • Julie
  • 05-10-17

Wow

heartbreaking and terrifying at times but an overall brilliant, thought provoking story. Can't wait to listen to the next book.

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  • Susan
  • 04-07-17

Robotic Narrator

the narrator sounded like a robot at times. over pronouncing consonants and speaking in a stilted manner. it made the characters sound idiotic. story was OK.

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  • Carcoura
  • 12-26-18

Engrossing story, brilliantly narrated

The world can be a dark place. Some of us choose to pretend it's all light and wonderful. Some of us acknowledge the forces of evil around us but live our lives avoiding, always avoiding. Some see benefit in - profit from - choices and deeds they would never entertain in a sane, rational, empathetic state. And some have no choice but to be sucked into the shadows and scramble for survival, thoughts of the light they once experienced no more than distant memory.
Faith (Furious), Rage and Beast all have darkness thrust upon them, with their respective tragedies taking too much choice out of their hands as they descend into a man-made Hell. But like the children ripped from Faith and cast into the horrors of human trafficking, their innate belief in each other, in the love of family - both of blood and of their choosing - gives them the ability to rise above the darkness. To fight not just for survival but for the light we all deserve to enjoy.
I know this all sounds a bit too profound for a review of an audio book, but this is what I've taken from a story that needs to be told. Kate Rudd's characters are truly 3-dimensional... even the antagonists having virtues and flaws we see in ourselves or people close to us. But, although we can invest in them, especially Faith and her wider family, they are deservedly secondary to the central theme. Human trafficking is a very real first world problem, despite what we might choose to believe. Faith is a very real wife and mother when we meet her, with daily concerns we can relate to as our own. When she is pushed into that dark world we comfort ourselves in believing to be fictitious or at least too far removed from our lives to ever effect us, we are made to feel the earth shift as if this crazy change in circumstances could as easily be forced on us. What would we do in her place? How would our children cope if they were dropped into these horrors?
I have only read this one book by Kate Rudd, but I can now state hand on heart I am a devoted fan. And as an audio book, this was an absolute winner - which I can't always say about 3rd person narration.
Now I need to go and get started on Book 2!

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  • anon
  • 03-14-18

Just can't listen to the narration

Struggled to listen to this book. delivery too wooden for me. I bought this book a while ago and thought it would be good to hear too but just doesn't work for me.

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  • Esther Roadnight
  • 08-26-17

Furious

Great book to listen to. Looking forward to listening to the next in this series

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  • Nicole Tucker
  • 07-13-17

Captivating. I couldn't put it down.

An overwhelming story of a mother's love for her children and the willing to go to the end of the earth to find them. This story also highlights the confronting insight into child abuse and trafficking. At first it was hard to fathom, but I couldn't put it down.

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  • Gilly Nava
  • 05-21-17

Wow ! A book that made me cry

Truly gripping story from the get-go. Straight on to Outrage. I'm well amd truly hooked !

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  • Ricky
  • 04-10-17

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Story was great but the narrator took alot away from the book as I thought she was too flat and emotionless. Story was intense and thought provoking, it gives accounts of human trafficking and those being held captive without giving so much detail that it's uncomfortable to listen.I will be purchasing book 2.