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The Cain Conspiracy Audiobook

The Cain Conspiracy: The Cain Series, Book 1

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Shot in the head and recovering from brain surgery, Delta Force soldier Thomas Nelson wakes up in a military hospital unable to remember who he is. Faced with going through recovery alone, with no family that he's aware of, he is recruited by a top secret government agency. Project Specter is tasked with eliminating targets they deem to be a threat to the United States. Their goal is to turn Nelson into a super assassin named Matthew Cain.

Cain's first mission is supposed to be a piece of cake. Just take out an escaped fugitive in Honduras who's on the run for the rape and murder of a little girl in New York. There's only one problem; somebody beat him to it. Everything is not what it seems as Cain gets mixed up with an international arms dealer and an ex-government agent who's gone rogue and is supposed to be dead.

The Cain Conspiracy is the first book in the high-octane Cain Series.

©2013 Mike Ryan (P)2016 Mike Ryan

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    Cyn 05-28-17
    Cyn 05-28-17

    I enjoy reading, listening and reviewing. I enjoy blogging. Doing what I enjoy giving feed back in hopes someone will try a new author.

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    "An enjoyable audio that needs a little work"
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    At times this story was a little slow and other times a steady beat. The story has good parts and some not so good. What throw me more than anything was when the character said I thought and then someone answered their thought. If someone is thinking most likely it is in their head and others to not hear it. This happens way too much for it to have been a thought that slipped out. Just as I was getting into the story “I thought” was said and just took away from all I had enjoyed which left me thinking more about why that was there I and missed what happen next. The hooker relation throws me as well, he is such a gentleman with her but with his handle he is a starved man, there was no chemistry for me to buy into this part. I feel a little more development is needed, more follow up is needed on the med Cain took, to him checking out the agency to make sure they were on the up and up. I found these things very confusing. Before I get into what worked for me let’s talk about the narrator.

    Mr. Ryan has a delightful voice which really adds to the story. His character voices are great. You have no trouble knowing who is talking at any given time. I am unsure why their boss is so harsh he always sounds mad which confused me. His emotions are not bad but I thought at one point the hooker laughed or chuckled the narrator should have does so as well why talking to make it more believable. I did not feel any sparks between any of the women or men. Now when the handler got mad at her ex I felt that through Mr. Ryan’s voice. When the ex got cocky I had no trouble I heard it in his voice and chuckled a time or two. There were parts that the emotion or excitement was easy to feel others a little more work is need but it wasn’t bad at all. There are no background noises nor any place where the volume changes. There are times Mr. Ryan need to pause give brakes between what is happening or between sentences. The audio is very clean, clear and crisp. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I thought the narrator give an enjoyable listen that added to the audio. I do believe this is some of his first works and do believe with time he will become a very talented narrator.

    What worked for me in this story was Cain when he wakes up I could feel his confusion. I had so much respect for him with the hooker from helping her start over to how he was a true gentleman. I am a little confused over what this agency is and why all the secrets between so many also the ex leave hints as to what it truly is but I am unsure as to why he wanted out but I feel as we go along we will understand more. The hooker I have to say my heart went out to her, the first time she finds a man that treats her as a person and she falls for him…so sad. I do have respect for her for trying to better herself. The handler has an emotional story to tell. The boss has me a little confused but again I feel that will come out as they story goes on. For the most part the action is wonderful I loved the car scene that really got my mind going. The excitement from the driver had me chuckling. To many fillers for me is a big problem which I have to give to the author he doesn’t use any. More or less every word written is needed to tell the story. For that alone it was worth the listen. Even with the confusing and the “I thought” part I thought this was an enjoyable listen. I most likely would listen to it again at some point.

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    skinmaan 09-06-17
    skinmaan 09-06-17
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    "A fan of '80s action flicks"

    The Cain Conspiracy is an entertaining first entry into the world of the titular character, Matthew Cain. As I read this book, it came to my mind that this book would be the perfect fit for an 80s action flick. No, don't think Arnold or Stallone. Think more along the lines of Van-Damme or Seagal (any of his three-word film titles, not two word; if you get that reference then you are truly an 80s aficionado).

    What do you get? Vaguely-defined shadowy government agencies, conspiracies, faked deaths, every girl falling for the hero, and (best of all) the stripper/hooker love interest. This book hits so many of the action tropes you'll think you've already read it. But, that is the joy of it. If you love that movie genre, or books like "The Bourne Identity" (more the book than the movie in this case) you'll get plenty of enjoyment out of the read.

    The narrator is does an adequate job with the reading. Mr. Hayward is is definitely a pro, with smooth narration and good emotion throughout the book. I could have used more differentiation in the characters, as most of them sounded a little too similar.

    Is the book a bit cliche? Yes, but in an entertaining way. It ends a little abruptly but leads well into the next book in the series. If you are looking for a fun, quick read you could do worse than giving this title a spin.

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    Audiobookish 06-04-17 Member Since 2017

    I love reading voices!

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    "Could become a fun movie!"

    I'm one of those people that usually go to the movies to see special effects and explosions. I prefer to watch quiet, dramatic or insightful movies at home, when I'm looking at the big screen I want noise and lots of cool guys walking away from explosions!

    This would have been my kind of movie. Is it revolutionary or world-changing? No, it's not. It doesn't redefine the genre, but borrows from it to make up a fun story. I liked the female characters - Heather a little more than Lawson - and in fact thought they were a little more developed than the main character, who I thought to be a little too trusting at times.

    Narration was great. The narrator's voice matched the image of the main character, in my opinion, and he did a fine job sounding more urgent or quieter when the scene called for it. I appreciated the fact that he didn't try to sound as a woman when voicing female characters, as that usually backfires.

    At any rate, I received a copy in exchange for an honest review and I liked it. I saw some reviews mentioning spelling errors, but since I had access to the audiobook and not the print version I can't really tell.

    All in all, a fun and non-pretentious read!

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    Kelly Kenrick Edmonton, AB Canada 03-28-17
    Kelly Kenrick Edmonton, AB Canada 03-28-17

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    "So-so"

    I'm sitting here listening to this, thinking to myself that hopefully we will end up finding that this is a double agent sort of story.  



    Guy gets recruited into a top secret government agency, which seems very amateurish to me,  He's recruited due to an injury that wipes his memory.  He's out of the hospital in days (after being shot in the head and having surgery), then immediately hit in the head, and beaten in order to assure his new bosses that he 'has what it takes' to be an agent.  Then sent home where someone is waiting for him.  As soon as Cain sees its a woman, he relaxes ..... hmm .... his new supervisor is a woman, so after what he's been through he doesn't automatically think there is something wrong?  He lowers his gun?  His military instincts seem to have been working fine a week ago when he got kidnapped and beaten up by his new boss testing him out, but nothing here?!!  I thought soldiers were taught better than that.



    He's immediately sent on a mission - alone - untested.  I would not be telling someone that he'd been hired to become an assassin and just go off alone.  As well, Cain's supervisor seems very untrained.  You would think that all supervisors were once field agents so would be comfortable in the field.



    The plot was simple enough, and gave readers an introduction to the series and agency, it just seemed over simplified in a day when everyone reads or watches Jason Bourne and James Bond movies.  I felt the women were one-dimensional, and the big boss, Sanders a bit overbearing, but that could have been intentional.



    The narration was fine, I had no real problems there

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    nate8775 Indiana 12-20-16
    nate8775 Indiana 12-20-16

    Im a 40 yr old male that's a husband for 20 yrs, father of 3 teenage sons, a H.S. Soccer Coach and a machinist working in aerospace field.

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    "Good book!"
    What did you love best about The Cain Conspiracy?

    I like almost anything involving the military or assassins and love when the two are combined.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The military soldier turned into an assasin.


    Have you listened to any of Charles Hayward’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No i have not


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

    No extreme reactions but it did keep mevery enthralled.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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    Shawna Dayton, OR 11-17-16
    Shawna Dayton, OR 11-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great start to the series"

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

    I really enjoyed this book, chocked full of action and entertainment. The narration was good, and I'm moving on to book #2 now.

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    clearly off the beaten path for delivery 11-13-16 Member Since 2014

    always on the road so im always listening to books

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    "found a new series"

    I received this book free of charge for an honest review, a government operation without monsters, aliens or anything super natural that I still got into, that isn't easy. give it a shot

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    Lemó 11-11-16
    Lemó 11-11-16 Member Since 2017

    Canadian | Lover of gruesome horror/depravity/anything medically related/hard-boiled detectives/urban fantasy/non-fiction/and YA.

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    "A new hero!"

    I enjoyed the Cain Conspiracy, mainly because there is a lot of action in a short amount of time. This book is less than 5 hours long, but it utilizes every chapter well. It starts off a bit slow, but once you get to know Matthew Cain the pace really picks up. This book is a good start to a series, however, the protagonist isn’t entirely fresh. He is almost the cookie cutter “super assassin,” but hey, some of us like “more of the same,” right? Nothing wrong with that.

    The narration for this book is lacking, though. It’s not terrible, it’s just half way decent. Charles Hayward has the perfect voice of this kind of book, but his performance sounds really forced and stilted.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    kelly watley 11-03-16 Member Since 2017

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

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    "awsome !"

    In addition to detective work, action and some unexpected twists, the author also tells a 'softer familial' story allowing the reader to feel empathy for some of the characters.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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    Tiffany 10-31-16
    Tiffany 10-31-16 Member Since 2017
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    "It was okay"
    Any additional comments?

    I like the premise of this book. Execution was a little lacking. The narrator did a good job. He was the best thing about the book. I received this audiobook for free for my unbiased review.

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