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Hard Case V: Blood and Fear Audiobook

Hard Case V: Blood and Fear: A John Harding Novel, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

A Bulgarian arms dealer known as the Ghost moves into Harding's turf with sights on controlling the ports. Supplying terrorist cells with electromagnet pulse weapons capable of blacking out major cities, the Ghost puts a bounty on Harding's West Coast Avengers.

Flooding the area with Boko Haram Nigerian gangsters and assassins imported to cause havoc among the population hits a snag. The terrorist arms dealer's forces ram head on into an unimpressed Monster Squad of killers they never dreamed existed in politically correct America.

©2015 RJ Parker Publishing and Bernard DeLeo (P)2015 RJ Parker Publishing and Bernard DeLeo

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    Michael 03-17-16
    Michael 03-17-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Bring back Kevin Pierce"

    Loved the first 4 with Kevin Pierce reading. But Don Kline's reading / performance is sadly lacking.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dan 01-27-16
    Dan 01-27-16
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    "Could not listen to the book."

    Why did they change the narrator? I like the story line but the narrator destroys the experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Felix 01-17-16
    Felix 01-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Changing narrator was a mistake."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes but it is difficult to listen to a good story poorly narrated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    John Harding's no nonsense posse is at its best. Nice character development for future stories.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    A very choppy, monotone, performance. Narrator continually grasps for air mid sentence. Read too quickly and without passion.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bobutski 08-24-15
    Bobutski 08-24-15
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    "A huge disappointment"
    What disappointed you about Hard Case V: Blood and Fear?

    Don Kline's performance was so horrible, I quit the book after less than 30 minutes. I just couldn't stand how he ruined the work.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bernard Lee DeLeo again?

    Absolutely! I loved books 1-4. I was so excited to dig into book 5.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    He has the voice of an adolescent, and he read DeLeo's work at unintelligble light speed. Ridiculous. He makes John Harding sound cartoonish and leaves him with zero credibility. I have a couple thousand hours of 'Audible' listening, and this is the worst narration I ever heard.


    What character would you cut from Hard Case V: Blood and Fear?

    None!


    Any additional comments?

    I want my credit back. Really. I do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    FPote 07-16-17
    FPote 07-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story...horrible narration!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    As many others have said, the narrator (using the term loosely) basically ruins the story by his lack of competence in presenting the book. It was hard to keep listening to it, but I liked the story line (as usual with this series) and forced myself to continue.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked how they used Al in this story, and tied in the team all coaching girl's softball. Brought a bit more 'true life' to the story.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    Everything! He really didn't narrate, he read...and didn't do a great job at that! No inflection, no attempt to change character voices and he paused at the wrong times while reading. I will never listen to another book he is narrating.


    Was Hard Case V: Blood and Fear worth the listening time?

    If you can get past the narration, the story is pure John Harding...the Dark Lord.


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't use Don Kline again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tabari Z. Bomani 06-01-17

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    "Too preachy. Horrible Narration"

    No No and No. Use to like author's books for the most part. Don't write book at aTrump rally

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    KD 09-16-15
    KD 09-16-15 Member Since 2009

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    "Pass if you listened to the first four"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Kevin Pierce as the narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    No offense to Don, but I couldn't listen to him as the Dark Lord or any of the characters I have come to enjoy from the first four books.


    Any additional comments?

    To be fair, I didn't get very far as the "performance" made it impossible to continue. I will try the old fashion text, but this was a pass.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Mitchell 04-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    this book was awesome! Every turn of a page was more more excitement 2 more words

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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