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Dick Scalps the Injuns: The Dick Avery Adventure Series, Volume 1 Audiobook

Dick Scalps the Injuns: The Dick Avery Adventure Series, Volume 1

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In Dick Scalps the Injuns, Richard Avery is sent to India to investigate the kidnapping of the US ambassador's daughter in New Delhi. He discovers that the White House and State Department are in an uproar over the subsequent kidnapping of Afghan President Karzai's eldest daughter who had been living on the ambassador's residential compound under an assumed name and attending the International School of Delhi. His search for the girls leads him from Delhi to the crematoria ghats in Banaras and the Taj Mahal. Okay, we admit Dick's not the most politically correct agent alive, and he sometimes bumbles and reminds us of what happens when you cross a certain French Inspector with a British Legume to produce an American Dick, but you have to admit that he's as cute as a pink Rottweiler when he's on the scent of a good case! Who says you can't teach an ole dog new tricks?

©2016 George Larson (P)2017 George Larson

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    DKM TX 08-15-17
    DKM TX 08-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unusual"
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    What I enjoyed about the book was the humor. It is a funny book. The overall story and details are convincing. The history surrounding the locations is detailed and interesting. Dick Avery is part, James Bond, and part crazy uncle that you wonder how he has lived this long.

    What I didn't understand is the crazy antics. They take away from what is still a fun read. It's random and really yanked me out of the story. I won't spoil anything about the story, but imagine watching your favorite buddy cop movie and suddenly they put on 3D glasses, and fake mustaches for the rest of the movie. Still a good movie but you leave wondering why?

    I will probably read the next in the series.

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aurora Dawn 08-12-17
    Aurora Dawn 08-12-17
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    "Politically Incorreect but A Rollicking Ride"
    What made the experience of listening to Dick Scalps the Injuns: The Dick Avery Adventure Series, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

    I loved the character of Dick and his supporting cast.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although Dick is completely irreverent and in some ways a bit of a caricature of the aging spy, the story is based on real geography and the current world situation and entirely believable.


    What about J. Scott Bennett’s performance did you like?

    He projects Dick's dry humour very well.


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

    I don't know that I was particularly moved by it but there were a lot of sections that were laugh-out-loud funny.


    Any additional comments?

    I completely enjoyed this book and will likely listen to it again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie F. 07-09-17
    Leslie F. 07-09-17
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    "This book is lots of fun!"

    This book was a lot of fun. I'm hoping the audio comes out for the other books in the series soon. This book is really funny, a little bit dirty, and lots of fun. This book will entertain from start to finish. J. Scott Bennett's narration was spot-on and very enjoyable to listen to. I think this is perfect for people who love action and adventure with a healthy dose of humor.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly watley 08-09-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Amazing !! I loved it !!"

    When I can't put a book down (in my case, the Kindle), it means the story was fantastic. I love this genre and this was a thrilling story.
    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 07-31-17
    Jan 07-31-17 Member Since 2014
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    "So Politically Incorrect!"

    This is such a fun book although it is totally politically incorrect. The author did a great job with his descriptions of parts of India and the character development. I found the humor to be enjoyable and liked the naughty bits. J.Scott Bennett did a great performance as I expected he would. I have listened to this narrator previously and so like his delivery style and accents. My review is not a synopsis, but rather my opinion. I was provided with this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This book is a standalone listen and a complete story (no cliffhanger ending).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rabid Reader 07-12-17
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    "Humorous and entertaining"

    This is a fun story that will keep you entertained. Politically incorrect special agent Dick Avery, is called back from semi-retirement to help recover two girls kidnapped in India. This is not your usual special agent thriller, it is laced throughout with humour. I enjoyed the characters, the suspense, surprises and intrigue of this story. The narrator of the audiobook, J Scott Bennett, did an excellent job of all the accents and brought the humour and excitement to life. I will look forward to listening to more of Richard Avery's adventures.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Meserole Discworld 07-28-17
    Lady Meserole Discworld 07-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wacky Romp"

    The most important thing to remember when reading this book is that you can't take it seriously, it is all very tongue in cheek, and not at all PC. I did like the story idea and enjoyed learning more history about India. I'd love to read a book about George Larson's (AKA Richard Avery) real life experiences, it would be fascinating.

    The issues I had with the book are minor and just my own personal preferences. I found that there was very little actual dialogue. The story is a first person narrative and the main character, Dick, tends to relay a lot of the dialogue. I would have preferred to have the other characters 'speak' their own bits. Due to majority of the dialogue being explained by Dick, I didn't feel I got a real sense of the other characters' personalities. I didn't find Dick to be a particularly likeable character, but that's not a deal breaker for me as many main characters need time to grow over a series. I just would have liked to have gotten to know some of the other characters more, however they could be more fully developed in other books.

    The story did roll along at a good pace and kept the reader's attention. It was quirky and funny, though I wasn't sure if I was suppose to find the sexy time scene to be as funny (and cringe-y) as I did.

    Narration: J. Scott Bennett did a great job with the narration as usual. His tone and pacing are always bang on point. He delivered moments of action and emotion in a manner that brought the story to life. While there wasn't a huge amount of opportunity for him to exhibit his ability to distinguish character voices, what he had was very well done. He has become another narrator that I will follow.

    Fun Fact: The author George Larson spent 49 years in Intelligence and Security, he must have some amazing stories to tell!

    For those who like to know... there is violence and one mild sex scene in the book though neither are explicit. There is also some swearing, but it is not overwhelming and it suited the moments when it was uttered.

    I received the audiobook Dick Scalps the Injuns free in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dhawk 08-15-17
    Dhawk 08-15-17

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    "Not a good match"

    I think I would have liked this better if I had read it. The narrators voice was a big distraction. I couldn't mesh the voice I was hearing with the character. Very wordy. “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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    Jared 08-02-17
    Jared 08-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Aweful book, Great narrator."

    First off I want to say that J. Scott Bennett was a superb narrator and who's only detraction I can say about is that he agreed to do this book.

    On the other hand, and keeping this as civil as possible, this book is just awful. Its not funny enough to really be a good comedy but its also not nuanced enough to be a good intrigue book.The cast is comprised of a lot of racial stereotypes. Casual date rape is not only treated as humorous punch line, its even rewarded. Child abuse....hilarious? And the line "Sometimes those that serve and protect....." Is repeated so many times it had me wanting to beat my head into a wall just to make it stop. Some of these could be forgiven if the main character was supposed to be a bad person, but it seems like he is genuinely supposed to be a hero type or sorts. Overall just an awful book.

    I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
    And still somehow I think I got ripped off, yes its that bad.

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    "Sometimes those that preserve and protect ..."
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    In Dick Scalps the Injuns, Mr.J.Scott Bennett Is the perfect incarnation of the slick talking, wise cracking, sardonic and cynical, egotistical Richard (Dick) Avery, as he gives voice to the character of the ex Diplomatic Security Service agent recalled for a special mission. And because Dick needs the money for life's essentials - cigarettes, booze and women - he takes on the job despite knowing that he's been given it only because no one else will touch it. And because he is expendible.
    This fast paced, funny and very non politically correct story, told entirely in the first person from Dick Avery's point of view, is clever, silly and filled with wonderful word play. Throughout it all, Scott Bennett brings this, well, not very likable but certainly charismatic 'hero' fully to life, his narration satisfyingly interpreting both text and character, his intonation making the most of the action and the comic verbal asides. The story is a fun one, too, and I especially enjoyed a section where one of the Indian intelligence agents attatched to Avery's team is granted security access. Hilarious, and a nice insight into beaurocratic workings.

    I was freely gifted with a copy of Dick Scalps the Injuns by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. It was such fun, I listened to it in one sitting, laughing out loud at times (a very rare occurrence). Good story, great narration: thank you so much. A definite recommendation to brighten up any dreary day as long as the listener remembers that Avery is not a P.C. person, so leave the personal perceptions behind, sit back and simply enjoy

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