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In Southern California, three terrorists of unknown allegiances slaughter dozens of men at a shopping mall. In Denver, the eccentric CEO of Denver Communications, or DenCom, has a target on his head. In the wilds of Greenland, a long-forgotten enemy is reaching out for recognition and revenge. At the center of it all, a special investigator for the “communications” company is dragged into a diabolical plot he can’t begin to understand.

©2017 Sam Hoover (P)2018 Project 89 Media

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A good action thriller.

Would you consider the audio edition of Michael Ridding to be better than the print version?

Yes............ Most readers will enjoy this wild ride.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

What about Chris Abell’s performance did you like?

He made the book more interesting then simply reading the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Action in high gear.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 04-26-18

Action-Adventure, Terrorist, Thriller

Action-Adventure, Terrorist, Thriller (I think I got all the genres)

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into at first glance. The cover doesn’t give too much away – but it does set the tone for confusion among the main characters of the book. And I think that Hoover did a nice job going back and forth trying to create this feeling of confusion and disorientation throughout Michael Ridding.

I can’t tell you too much about the plot without ruining anything (hence the short one that the author provides too), but the story is everything I listed above. Action-Adventure, Terrorist plots, and a Thriller too. Hoover jumps around from genre to genre and I wasn’t even sure what I was going to get when the book finished.

I do wish that there was a little more (and I have no idea what Hoover plans for the future) in the action-adventure part of it. I would love to follow along with the exploits and adventures that they have when searching for these artifacts and old world… things. Hoover mentioned Antarctica but it was also mentioned that he went on numerous other excursions.

I thought that the best part of Michael Ridding was the pacing. There were times that it felt like it wasn’t going to let up – but then it would and things would settle down a bit, only to get ratcheted back up to 10. The back and forth was mentally exhausting (in a good way). Hoover was able to write a story that felt much longer than 6 hours.

Overall, Michael Ridding was a good introduction to the characters, enemies, and what DenCom is. I want to see a lot more from this series and I hope that Hoover is able to provide the same pacing and character building in the next stories.

I was given a free copy of this book - it has not affected my review in any way.

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An enigmatic action adventure

This book reads (or rather is read to you, since it's an audiobook) like an introduction into a world of intrigue and supernatural mystery. While not every mystery was solved, not every mystery could be since this is the first book in a series. Michael Ridding, the title character, is hired along with one of his employees by a mysterious stranger for an exorbatent salary to investigate paranormal activities; why is not immediately clear, since Michael is merely the owner of an aquarium shop. They work without asking too many questions of their enigmatic employer, until suddenly their lives are on the line as they are thrown into one adventure after another.

Up front, I will say that I am not normally a fan of this genre, but this book held my attention. I cared what happened to the characters, and I *really* wanted to know the answers to many more questions than I was privy to by the book's end. I also would have liked to have had more actual paranormal things happen in the book, rather than hints of paranormal mysteries to be solved. That said, this was a good book. The characters were engaging and flawed people, the bad guys were somewhat sympathetic, and the good guys weren't necessarily good all the time. A few technical descrepencies threw me off a little (such as how one gun behaved in a gun fight), and I would have liked more than one female character, but overall I enjoyed this novel. If you want to have the big questions answered by the book's end, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for the beginning of an exciting new series, I think you'll enjoy this. I look forward to reading the next book in the series

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Victoria Palmer's Review.

i'd give Michael Ridding: A DenCom thriller 5 stars but 4 language. Adrenaline fueled action and suspense with surprising twists and turns. A great thriller. I recieved a copy of this audiobook at my request and willingly give my honest review.

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A 5* read/listen.

I quite fancied it but was totally surprised by the high tempo of the the story line. There is action everywhere. Likeable characters (even the villians). Well written and the narration by Chris Abell was 1st rate, clear and concise, all the characters distinct and recognisable. Audio quality is good.
It is going on my re-read shelf it is that good and I'm sure I missed nuances in the plot.
I highly recommend this audiobook.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.