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Alliance of Shadows Audiobook

Alliance of Shadows: Dead Six, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Book three in the collaboration between the creator of the multiple New York Times best-selling Monster Hunter series, Larry Correia; and best-selling science fiction author Mike Kupari. The Dead Six series is an inventive and action-packed military adventure series with a touch of conspiracy and a big dollop of descriptive firepower!

Europe has spiraled into chaos. A conspiracy years in the making combined with general unrest led to upheaval and revolution. In the midst of the murderous disorder, mercenary Michael Valentine is in Europe with a small team of his Exodus personnel, trying to track down the evil and highly dangerous Katarina Montalban. She has initiated a mysterious plot to do away with those who stand between her and ultimate power. The team is on their own, with few friends and few resources - and racing against the clock. Both Valentine and Lorenzo will have to risk some dangerous alliances if they're to succeed. Meanwhile, Valentine's friend, one-time enemy, and sometime partner, Hector Lorenzo, finds himself in a dungeon owned by Asian drug lord Sala Jihan. He must make a deal that may lead him to cross paths with Valentine again. If two of the most effective killers in existence hunt, even the pandemonium in Europe may be just the first act in an orgy of destruction.

©2016 Larry Correia & Mike Kupari (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Matthew W. Luedke 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worthy ending"

    Correia and Kupari end their action trilogy with this fast paced, yet surprisingly human novel. While I enjoyed Dead 6 and Swords of Exodous, and found the plot and action sequences entertaining, it was, at times, hard to sympathize too much with the protagonists. Alternately too GI Joe on one hand or annoyingly glib on the other, Val and Lorenzo rounded out more in this book, which made their war against global puppeteers all the more entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Hunt 03-23-17
    Paul Hunt 03-23-17
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    "Pinchot is the perfect audible reader"

    This is authors Correia and Kupari third foray into the world of mercenaries and rule-the-world conspiracies. The battles are noisy and driving, the characters are lean and mean, the guns and weapons are lovingly described, and the story is always engaging. And through all of this, Bronson Pinchot voices dozens of characters using believable dialects of Americans, Europeans, Asians, men, women, good guys and bad. Pinchot provides the PERFECT narration to these three books (as well as Correia's Hard Magic stories).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    debra starr 02-14-17
    debra starr 02-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my favorite installment"

    I absolutely loved the first book. Loved the second. And had to push my way through this one. It was slow moving compared to the other two and did not have the same tension and level of suspense as the first one, or even the second. But in all fairness it can't be easy to keep writing books like that each and every time you pick up a pen. Or laptop. Or whatever. It was still entertaining but I don't think I'd recommend this installment. Of course, Bronson Pinchot was great in his narration. Without him I'm not sure I would have finished the book.

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    Damon San Francisco, CA, United States 01-06-17
    Damon San Francisco, CA, United States 01-06-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Solid End to a Solid Series"

    SUMMARY: I think this one is as good as the first two, and it wraps up the series nicely (with room for more), so if you read the others, you should pick it up.

    I've listened to nearly all of Larry Correia's books and consider them to be first-rate popcorn reads. My favorite genre is complex, epic fantasy/sci-fi, but I like to mix in less complex, faster-paced books for fun and diversity. Larry Correia has written a number of strong entries in this category (e.g., Monster Hunter) and even some great ones (e.g. the Grimnoir series, although that series may actually fall more in the epic category I like best). I was initially unsure about the Dead Six series, but after finishing the first book I was glad I stuck with it and immediately read the second book, which I also enjoyed. I actually felt similarly about the MH series initially. I give it four stars because I reserve five for my favorites, but again, those generally fall within a different genre. For fast-paced military-type fiction, Larry Correira is one of the better authors. He's a bit hawkish and has an obvious passion for guns that can at times be a little much for me (given the gun violence we regularly face in the U.S.), but it's far less than in the MHI novels, and it's always focused on trained professionals and their tools. Makes sense given Larry's background (I believe he operated a gun store or range) and the nature of the Dead Six series, so I really have nothing to complain about. I've done a little reading about Larry, including some stuff on his MHN website and -- at least to me -- he seems like a real, interesting guy. That's in part because he doesn't mind stirring the pot or being controversial, but also because he balances that not only with strong conviction but with what seems like genuine caring and a deft touch for emotion that doesn't cross into syrupy sentimentality. That same balance is displayed in book three, perhaps better than the others (especially with Lorenzo, who is by far my favorite character in the series). As for Bronson Pinchot, the dude's got serious talent, and it's applied expertly here (as with the prior books). If you read the other two, there's no reason to hesitate.

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    Amazon Customer 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story, narrator not so much"

    Great continuation to the trilogy, but his female voices are mostly quiet and monotone, and his Lorenzo is a cross between Jeff Goldblum and Keanu Reeves and not in a good way. Inappropriate pauses, or just bad use of tone and adjusting volume. Think of someone telling you that your best friend died, and you react by quietly shouting "TACO BELL!!!" Just the wrong choice of narrator. He has a good voice, this just isn't the right medium for it.

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    Michael E. Burrage Auburn, In United States 08-30-17
    Michael E. Burrage Auburn, In United States 08-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Larry is Great!"

    I love his books and Bronson really helps bring his characters to life... I cannot get enough and he doesn't leave you hanging or feeling unfulfilled. A Great book.

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    W. Magnus Louisiana 08-03-17
    W. Magnus Louisiana 08-03-17
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    "Another great story with an amazing performance."

    The authors delivered a fantastic end to the series. Mr. Pinchot brought it to life.

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    S. Schoellman Allen, TX 05-29-17
    S. Schoellman Allen, TX 05-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as strong as I had hoped"

    Absolutely love this series. I love the author. However, the story did not finish as strongly as I had hoped compared to the previous two instalments. As can be expected Bronson Pinchot once again delivers a powerful performance.

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    mark 05-26-17
    mark 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "really enjoyed this audio book. great story line a"

    really enjoyed this audio book. great story line and narration. Characters were very well thought out.

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    Jerry 05-13-17
    Jerry 05-13-17
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    "Hope..."

    There will be a fourth and on...
    The narrator was GREAT and the story well of the 300+ audio books I have a third of which are series I would put these right up there with the best, most certainly in my top six.
    Enjoy, I did!!

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