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Washington, DC, midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse. Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs, guns, and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import and hits a lot closer to home. As the case unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message...37 hours.

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Horrible narration.

The narrator is so bad that it ruins the story.
The story is a little transparent but may have been enjoyable were it not for the poor narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 01-13-18

This series has potential

A Deadly Distance, Book 2 in the Jack Noble series, is an interesting suspense mystery. The series is yet another case of an ex-elite military man now working for a super secret government agency without a name. It is better than some but worse thanothers of the genre. It is what I call good listening when I do not have 5 star mystery thrillers available. The series books have good plots, lots of action, suspense, and a likable protagonist. Narration is excellent.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 06-25-18

OK read and horrible narration..



You know how you can read something and pages and pages later, even the next day, you keep thinking of it and wonder what the author was thinking? Well, that happened! Jack, Frank and Sarah are leaving a party, where they’ve all been doing shot after shot of whiskey, because they have to get to a hospital 20 minutes away and they only have 15 minutes. Frank called a taxi because of the drinking but Jack was in too big a hurry so Jack got Frank’s car keys and off they went. Here’s my problem: Tammy, the victim, didn’t die so the bad guy called Jack to tell him his men were on their way there to finish the job unless Jack got there first. So, they’re speeding along at 110 miles an hour and Jack turns the radio on to some “soft jazz.” Really? At that speed you’re going to turn the radio and look for a station you like? I have no idea why that struck me as soooo stupid but it did. Instead of talking to Frank about saving Tammy, and getting her son that had been taken, AGAIN, from the scene of the so-called car accident Jack wants to listen to the radio. Yeah, that’s not good writing. When authors write something then don’t bother to ask themselves, “does that sound right?” it’s ridiculous.

Anyway, this was about children being kidnapped and sold and it was a good story-line but Jack and Frank were so brutal. They showed how little they cared for life or how badly they could beat someone with nothing more than the thought of swatting a fly. Jack was nothing like this in the first book or I wouldn’t have gotten this one. I don’t like my good guys to be out-and-out killers without any kind of regrets at all. The beatings were a little too much. And the way he killed the bad guy was so crazy it was next to sickening that he could have even thought of such a thing..

Nothing sexual and the F-bomb was never used.

As to the narration: I gave Dennis Holland this second chance to give a better performance but he failed. He just refuses to read with any feelings, and emotions. There was no excitement in his voice, no sadness, no threat, no nothing. I can’t listen to such a bland narrator again. I prefer male narrators but not this one.

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Not thrilled

I was not thrilled with the story. it was too disjointed and unbelievable. narration was too dry.

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Awesome

great story and awesome narration keep up the good job you got to listen to her for life

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Lacking, Too Simple

There is no depth to this story. There is no intrigue. There is no suspense. There is no detective or investigative work. There is just 2 super secret agents with a potential girl friend being led around on a chase. They don't discover anything on their own, they let the bad guy send them here and there. They don't have any special investigative tools. They only thing they have is some 'get out of trouble' card because they are some super special government agency. There are no women agents (and maybe no minorities - can't tell since none of them are described other than 'he'). The only women in the novel include a victim and possible love interest. The simplistic story, the lack of women coworkers, lack of detail, character development results in the book coming across like it might have been written in the 50s or 60s if it weren't for the cell phones (or was written for TV). None of the coworkers are developed into characters. Even the lead characters lack development (eg we never know why Frank has been sleeping at the office for 2 months, but we do know he is married. or why is his mood bouncing around and not 'normal') . Incomplete in so many ways. The story reads like a first try at writing a story with his lack of information, detail, character development, no real plot or suspense. Bottom line, don't waste your time on this book you will be disappointed if you like novels with more depth, texture and character development (try instead Micheal Connolly, Vince Flynn, Mark Greany, Brad Taylor, Tim Tigner to name a few)

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Excellent Read.

I truly enjoyed this book and the previous ones. I could not put them down. Exciting from beginning to end. I was on pins and needles through it all.

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Jack Noble is no Jack Reacher

I have seen numerous ads comparing Jack Noble to Jack Reacher. The character is developing nicely but the narrator doesn't compare to the Reacher Series and neither does the hero. This works as a back-up until some of the other series have new books out. I am hopeful as the books progress he will gain some depth.

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Editors serve well

Poor grammar and unrealistic dialogue. Author has some creative ideas but lacks knowledge base to bring characters alive.

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Another winner

Jack Noble is on another mission. As usual it's full of plot twists, action and a roller coaster thrill ride. Unfortunately, this time a civilian gets dragged into the mission with him and ultimately forces a life changing experience and decision. Looking forward to where he finds himself in the next installment.

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  • Carôle
  • 10-31-15

He's Noble, but not a patch on Reacher…

This is the 2nd in the Jack Noble series. I reserved judgment on the 1st book, to let this novel be my decider.

In my opinion, the 2 books could have been written as one. True, they're 2 different stories and settings, but they could easily have been strung together! As individual novels, they each lack some of the background information that gives a story more dimension. I don't mean that it should have pages and pages of it, but it at least should have some.

It's a very one dimensional novel, with only one dimensional characters, doing things that are extraordinary, yet ignoring the routine stuff that could be useful or lifesaving.

Also, there is still no rhyme or reason to the plot, as 'explained' by the perpetrator! So, on the whole, it leaves a very unfinished & unsettling taste in you mouth. To be honest , I'd expect more detail from a short story!

Forget the hype. This guy is no Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne or Mitch Rapp and, if you are accustomed to reading those novels, then you're going to be very disappointed or dissatisfied with Noble.

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