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The Masters' Key Audiobook

The Masters' Key: Masters CIA Thriller, Book 2

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Someone wants Clint Masters to suffer. Someone will burn down the city to get revenge.

Clint's tech company makes devices that manage the city's infrastructure, making him a respected member of Boston's elite-until one of his products causes a deadly accident.

Using unbreakable encryption, the devices are supposed to be safe from hackers. But as fatalities mount across the city, people question the randomness of the attacks. Isn't Clint the only man who could unleash such destruction?

But the CIA allowed a madman to go free, and Clint's under a gag order from their last confrontation. While the public accuses him of inflicting terror, he's not allowed to reveal the truth about the tragedies. As his CIA contacts discover, not everyone at the Agency wants to expose the killer.

Amid city-wide panic, the public demands Clint's arrest. He must choose.

Does he go on the run to find the real terrorist or watch from a jail cell while his city burns?

©2015 Domino INK (P)2016 Domino INK

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    Lori 04-10-17
    Lori 04-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    Great addition to the series. Another well written, on the edge of your seat story. This installment was just as enjoyable and entertaining as the first book. The story picks up shortly after where the first book ended. The plot is constantly moving forward at pretty fast pace while weaving a creative and engaging story full of action, intrigue and suspense.<br/><br/>This is the second book in the series and while technically you could read it as a standalone, it will make much more sense if you start at the beginning. Even I went back and refreshed my memory with the first book before starting this one. There is a lot of history between Todd and Clint that is setup/takes place in the first story that continues to build in this book.<br/> <br/> A technological invention that was meant to be used in a positive way is now being used to kill. With everything that can be done/is done with technology in today's world, it can also be easily twisted and used in a devastating way if it falls into the wrong hands. <br/><br/>Clint and Todd are playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Clint is being pushed into the game. Todd is out to destroy Clint any way he can. Even if he has to kill innocent people to do it. Clint needs to figure out how Todd has been able to gain access CatSat codes and use them when he should be locked out of the system. With no explanation of how Todd gained access to the codes Clint falls under suspicion. Clint needs to solve the mystery of how Todd is controlling the system, find a way to stop him and clear his name before anyone else gets hurt.<br/><br/>Todd is one twisted maniac. I don't even feel sorry for Paige. Sorry for the baby yes, but not Paige. When you team up with a lunatic you need to be prepared for the consequences. <br/><br/>Patrick Nolan does a great job once again with the narration. Nice voice. Easy to listen to for long periods of time .Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Good character voices. Even his female character voices are good. I'm really glad he doesn't try and do a high pitched female voice like many male narrators do. He was able to bring the story and characters to life. Very enjoyable. <br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.<br/>

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    Jenniferk sc 04-03-17
    Jenniferk sc 04-03-17 Member Since 2010

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    "Spy thriller done well"
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    A spy thriller done very well. Mysterious characters, danger and different locations come together for an exciting story. I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I had heard the previous one. But I got along just fine without. Good listen I recommend. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.

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    Karen 03-09-17
    Karen 03-09-17
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    "Intelligent suspense"

    The Masters' Key is a read that I will go back to read again.

    Stopping at nothing, Clint Masters ex-partner, Todd, attempts to destroy him. Causing death and destruction on the streets of Boston, Clint becomes a hunted man for what Todd was doing. Working with his CIA contacts and friends, they try to put an end to the deadly chaos.

    There are plenty of twists and turns and intrigue in the Masters' Key to keep your attention to the end and wanting more!

    Patrick Nolan does a good job narrating this book, bringing personality and life to each of the characters.

    I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook from a copy supplied at no charge by the author.

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    Dawnatarr 03-06-17
    Dawnatarr 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love it."

    High tech, betrayal, and a little romance. The narration and the book go hand in hand . Together it makes for one intense story. I received this book for free, but voluntarily reviewed.

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    April H. Kansas 12-24-16
    April H. Kansas 12-24-16 Member Since 2010
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    The Masters' Key: Masters CIA Thriller, Book 2
    : Helen Hanson

    This is book 2 in the Clint Masters series. Be sure to listen to or read "3 Lies" before plunging into this one. You will appreciate the beginning of the story. We see familiar characters and meet new ones as well. The suspense and intrigue will keep the listener on edge. We see romance, and the finale to other relationships. Who is responsible for the sabotage against Clint's company. We are still trying to guess who is good and who is evil.



    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Patrick Nolan adds a little extra spice to this story.



    "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

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    Norma Miles 09-08-16
    Norma Miles 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    ""...without any evidence of a problem""
    What made the experience of listening to The Masters' Key the most enjoyable?

    Ms. Hanson's books are always guaranteed to thrill, and The Master's Key is certainly no exception. The second in the series, it can still be enjoyed as a stand alone novel although knowledge of the preceding book, 3 Lies, definitely adds depth in understanding the animosity between Clint and his ex partner, Todd. Vindictively, Todd sets out to destroy his old friend's company by breaking the trust needed to sustain it; and so Boston comes under cyber attack, forcing Clint to travel the world searching for Todd to stop him.<br/>Well written, exciting and with excellent characterisations, The Master's Key also enjoys detailed explanation about the computer world and it's workings which even a technical illiterate like myself can follow - all in an easy, fascinating way. Never boring, but it can be scary! Fortunately, there is also humour to lighten the sometimes terrifying possibilities.<br/>The narration by Patrick Nolan is also mostly good, well paced, clear and with distinctive dialogue. Unfortunately, his accents, and in particular the British one, leads a lot to be desired, reminding me of Dick Van Dyke's dreadful attempts in Mary Poppins. Very annoying for me, a Brit, but should not offend listeners from other countries.<br/>My thanks to the author, narrator or publisher of The Master's Key from whom I received a complimentary copy of this book, via Audiobook Boom, in exchange for an honest review. And I can honestly recommend this book to all enjoying well written thrillers with excitement, human interest and terrific description.


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    Susan Patterson 08-17-16
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    "Twists and turns!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Keeps you guessing until the very end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Page, you love to hate her!


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

    No but his diction and knowledge of the characters was excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I didn't see it coming when Page got shot!


    Any additional comments?

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

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    Quella 08-10-16
    Quella 08-10-16 Member Since 2016

    A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com

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    "Clint, Beth, and Todd are at it again..."
    What made the experience of listening to The Masters' Key the most enjoyable?

    Because this is the second book in a series, I would say if you have not read the first book (3 Lies), go and do that prior to indulging in this book. I think you will gain much more context and better be able to understand the book; it will be more enjoyable. The author does give the reader some back story details that helps, but I would say the author provides just enough to help which may not be clear enough to people jumping right into this book. Even some of the key components of the story, such as CatSat and what it is/does are not as well described as I would have hoped had I not read the first book. I believe the author assumes the reader will have read the earlier material.<br/><br/>I had previous reviewed “3 Lies” which is the first book in this thriller series by Helen Hanson, and I have to say I enjoyed the second book more than the first. Both were well written and overall exciting, but book 2 was more enjoyable for me. The author provided me with a review copy of the first book prior to me reviewing Masters’ Key so I would have a better idea of the characters and events leading up to this book in the series.<br/><br/>This book in this series was more suspenseful and technically filled than the first. This book seemed bigger because of the multiple locations that story covers compared to the first. It was more a techno-thriller with much more detail showing the difficulty of a society reliant upon always connected devices such as transportation, banking, and communications. The author tells a good story having flow and timing. There were points of build-up, climax, and release which I found more involved from the first book. For people who enjoy pets in their stories, the author continues to have dogs as her animal of choice. Her Amazon bio says she is a lover of dogs, and it shows in this story as with the first. This book also has a pet cat for cat lovers.<br/><br/>I did want to say the author uses vulgar language lightly throughout the book, I say this for those wanting to be aware. There is also mention or use of things such as prostitution, drugs, and alcohol if you have concern or wondering if this is a series is for younger readers; I would say it is for adult or more mature teens. <br/><br/>Although the book contained more technology, and much of it is currently implemented or has the potential of being implemented within a few years, other technology I felt required me to suspend belief to accept. This by no means takes away from the story, but for others deeply involved in either the security industry or technology in general, just remember this is a book and not real-life, so enjoy the ride and adventure which author take you. Use or discussion of such things as the deep web, Bitcoin, TOR, and DDoS attacks are all great items in any techno-thriller I enjoy. I will say that even if you do not understand these technologies, the author does a good job of describing them at a high-level for non-technical readers.


    What does Patrick Nolan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration of this book, I listened and am reviewing the Audiobook version, was done by the same person as the first book; Patrick Nolan. Patrick narrated this book similarly to the first book in the series. I had some difficulty with a male narrator being able to easily voice multiple female characters; not an easy task. He used very breathy voices for female characters and it just was difficult for me at times to tell characters apart. <br/><br/>I felt his narration was improved in this book because it seemed he was better able to express the characters and scenes of action. There was a slight volume issue or patch to the audio near the end of the book. This slight glitch seemed to stick out quite a bit as the rest of the book was consistent


    Any additional comments?

    Disclaimer: This book was provided to the reviewer by the author, narrator, publisher at no charge in exchange for a non-bias review.

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