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Publisher's Summary

Jon Reznick is a "ghost": a black-ops specialist who takes his orders from shadowy handlers, and his salary from the US government. Still mourning the loss of his beloved wife on 9/11, he's dispatched to carry out a high-level hit. Reznick knows only that it must look like suicide. It's textbook.

But the target is not the man Reznick expected. The whole setup is wrong. In an instant the operation is compromised, and Reznick is on the run with the man he was sent to kill. A man wanted by the FBI, and by a mysterious terrorist organization hell-bent on bringing the United States to its knees. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein is determined to track him down, and to intercept whatever it is Reznick was sent to do.

When Reznick's young daughter becomes a pawn in the game, he has to use more than his military training to stay one step ahead of those responsible. Meanwhile, he is the only person who knows the true extent of the threat to national security - and has the stealth and determination to stop it.

©2016 J. B. Turner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Plenty of Action

I really enjoyed this book. I've had it a while and finally listened to it, then I listened to the whole series! This is a good solid espionage thriller with lots of action.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this book and the entire series.
Narration by Jeffrey Kafer is excellent.
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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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I almost never rate 5 stars

This is a great gripping thriller. It's interesting through the entire book. I've read hundreds of this genre. It becomes harder and harder to find a great book. This is in the top 5%.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyed

1st book read by this author. Definitely keep my attention while traveling. Will try another.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Hard Road

If you have ever been drawn into intrigue you could not walk away from, even in the dark night, well you found it again. Hard Road is a mystery behind every blade of grass be careful now. Get plenty of sleep, lock you're doors have plenty of refreshments. Now you are ready. Enjoy as I have.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Above Average

The writing is good. Character development ok, could be better. Detail minimal. There is just enough of each element to convey the story with tension, suspense, and interest. However, there isn't enough to really add texture and depth. And while we cheer for the good guys, there really isn't enough about him, his daughter (no stories of things they did together, no memories of a birthday, Christmas shared) that the reader really doesn't get emotionally attached. I wish there was more to the characters, more descriptions of location, people .- that there was more depth and developed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good book

Overall good book only made better by Jeffrey Kafers talent. Thank you for a great narration!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Really Good. What's Next?

It was like listening to a movie. Cast paced excitement. Although this was a good stand alone - Will definitely look into the next book in the series.

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Torture by Reader

I cannot tell if this story was any good or not because the narration was so unbearable I could not continue. I gave the story rating because it wouldn't let me do the rest of the review without it rather than for the story itself. Besides, I assume the author had some say in choosing the reader.

The problem with the reader is that the last word in every sentence and almost every phrase had exactly the same inflection. It was as if he was doing a parody of a sing-songy poem. The distraction was so bad I could not focus on what he was reading. The exception seemed to be with dialog which was reasonably good. Unfortunately, it wasn't worth wading through exposition and description just to get to dialog.

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Terrible Narrator

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

no

Has Hard Road turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Monotonous drone from narrator made it impossible to get into the story

Do you think Hard Road needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It needs a different nrrator

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Maybe worth a book two listen, but marginal book one . . . . . 😱

First book of the Jon Reznick series and first book I’ve read by this author — so I’ll probably try the next in series — but this one while starting out well became formulaic and predictable and a bit dull . . . . 😱
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5 stars is great (I rarely give this rating).
4 stars is good (given only to interesting and well-written books).
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1 star is awful (and to be diss'ed and shunned and spread as thus through out the Audible Universe)!
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  • Caroline M
  • 08-11-17

Awful narrator

The story sounds good but the narration on this book is so awful that you cannot concentrate on the story. Only got to chapter five and couldn't listen to any more. Probably a good book but ruined

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephanie
  • 07-05-17

Excellent

On to the next one asap, great escapism, loved it, lots of detail but still fast paced and enthralling

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shane Scott
  • 05-08-18

Great story, Awful narration

I like this type of story. It's short and to the point with not a lot of padding. I was going to give up early on due to the narrators narrow range but the good story kept me wanting to find out what happened next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • john
  • 02-24-18

Good story, incompetent narrator u.

Determined to get to the end of this good story but each time I listened to the narrator I cringed. My grandson of 2 has better understanding of how to read with passion. Shame,don't think I can face anymore of JBTurners books if it is the same narrator

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  • Techhead
  • 10-22-17

Great listen.well read

a great listen well read. thoroughly enjoyed the story.I will listen to the rest in the series.The narrator really made it come alive.