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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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    Kelly Kenrick Edmonton, AB Canada 03-28-17
    Kelly Kenrick Edmonton, AB Canada 03-28-17 Member Since 2016

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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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    Lydia Hamilton 03-14-17 Member Since 2013
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    "An Avon Romance Would have Been Better"
    What would have made The Cain Conspiracy better?

    Nothing the story was juvenile.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mike Ryan again?

    Not if he is still writing like this!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charles Hayward?

    Al thought the narration was bad, in all fairness he didn't have a good story to work with. I would not recommend any one narrator this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger at how stupid the story was. What sniper doesn't know what K.O.S. means? I'm a preschool teacher and I knew what it meant.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the worst covert operation book I have every listen to. Nobody check their computers for trackers, they talked on the phone openly, they told everybody and anybody where they where going on their "secret" missions. This book had more interpersonal relationship drama than covert operations. And, besides the narration being horrible they story really has no ending.

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    Amazon Customer PEORIA, AZ, United States 02-28-17
    Amazon Customer PEORIA, AZ, United States 02-28-17

    Contract Software Test Engineer working in the western U.S. on short term contracts.

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    "Great beginning to an excellent series!"

    Excellent story about contract agents and the murky world in which they work and live. Highly recommended!

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    Kelli64 FREDERICKSBURG, VA, US 02-21-17
    Kelli64 FREDERICKSBURG, VA, US 02-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "bad performance...no, make that horrible"

    One of the few books I could not finish. The reading was so bad I could not bring myself to listen to it. Have no idea how the story was. The narrator stopped in awkward places and needs to learn when to pause.

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    Amazon Customer Indiana 12-20-16
    Amazon Customer 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 2016

    Canadian | Lover of gruesome horror/depravity/anything medically related/interpersonal drama/hard-boiled detectives/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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