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Publisher's Summary

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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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).

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  • Leslie F.
  • LONG BEACH, CA, United States
  • 07-09-17

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.

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  • Myztikal
  • On the Edge of Glory
  • 09-17-17

The Bumbling Dick

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

Idk - but I would definitely watch it!

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This was a very fun, comical book. I'm interested how the series progresses. For an aging government agent, it holds true to the typical male PI with his guy thoughts and lucky-yet unlucky conquests and daydreams.
An Lazy Day listen; yet a bit deep to clean-while-you listen.
The narrator provided appropriate tone and pacing for the book.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Quite humorous

This is a fun and humorous read. The narrator did a great job.
I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • DKM
  • TX
  • 08-15-17

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."

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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.

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

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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.

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Dick scalps th Injuns

Dick,along with his American Indian sidekick are sent to India to find the daughter of the ambassador.Once there he learns of another kidnapping.I liked this book.Narration by J.Scott Bennett was very good.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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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."

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So many bad puns

Where does Dick Scalps the Injuns: The Dick Avery Adventure Series, Volume 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not my favorite. It wasn't horrible, the narrator was great, but way too many puns for my taste.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were definitely some funny parts.

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I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 08-13-17

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