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Publisher's Summary

Colin Pearce takes to the skies once again!

For the last year, an elusive assassin, code-named The Shadow, has evaded counter-intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world. During that time, 50 people have been killed with long-range, precisely-placed shots taken from the assassin’s .50 caliber rifle. The CIA knows the assassin is using a private jet to travel between targets, so Pearce’s handlers call on his unique talents to help them get closer to the killer. They send him to Paris, as a contract crew member on a Dassault Falcon 7X, and Pearce comes face to face with the deadly assassin, in a guise he never sees coming.

From a posh martini bar in London, to the playground of the rich and famous in Saint Moritz, Switzerland, to the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland and the shores of Lake Tahoe, California, Pearce is caught up in a rapidly moving adventure that puts him into the cockpits of several aircraft and brings him face to face with a ruthless killer as well as his own inner demons. Along the way, Pearce will have to confront the carnage he creates with his own hands and the death that seems to occur around him.

And he’ll be forced to decide if he can live with the consequences of it all.

If he stays alive that long.

©2017 Christopher M. Broyhill (P)2018 Christopher M. Broyhill

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  • Lynn
  • Georgia
  • 04-01-18

avoid

This was the first of this series I've read. The story was engaging but the narrator is AWFUL. If there was a negative star rating, he would be at the bottom.

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my first audio book, narrated by Randall Rocke

After several false starts getting set up, I find the clarity of the narration is excellent; easy to follow and vivid descriptions. Thanks for the opportunity to listen to this work while recovering from eye surgery that makes even large print books difficult to read. Bravo!!

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I don't think this is human narration, it's a robot. No kidding!

If this person Randall R. Rocke is a real human being, I would never hire him to narrate any book at all. The narration is jerky and sounds computer-generated. There is no difference in tonality for the various characters and they all just sound like a poor computer-generated voice. I can't get past how horrible the narration is. I am only in the first five chapters and I have to stop listening to it. I may purchase the book and read it as the story sounds intriguing but this is absolute torture!

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Action-packed thriller with superb narration!

The shadow contract, by Chris Broyhill, is another fast paced Collin Pearce story. In this saga, Pearce battles a Russian sniper who systematically takes out one world leader or business tycoon after another. While doing so, Pearce confronts the dark side of his own nature as he survives one aerial combat scene after another.

Narrator Randall Rocke delivers another stellar performance as he switches between male and female voices, speaks in the accents of various countries and cultures and maintains the high energy voice quality necessary for this action packed story.

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Highly recommend the audiobook!

What made the experience of listening to The Shadow Contract the most enjoyable?

I wanted to keep listening to it for hours so that I could find out the ending. The narrator did an excellent job! The story was very suspenseful and the aerial scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. I also enjoyed the description of feelings that T.C., the main character, experienced as a result of his C.I.A. role.

What other book might you compare The Shadow Contract to and why?

"The Bourne Identity" and other books in the Jason Bourne series

What about Randall R. Rocke’s performance did you like?

He portrayed the different characters extremely well. He did a great job with pacing, moving at a speed that kept up with the story’s fast pace, without seeming rushed. I listen to many audiobooks and give Randall's narration a very high rating.

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

I don't want to give away too much about the story. I thought the author did an excellent job of describing death's finality and what it it's like to lose someone.

Any additional comments?

I'm eager to listen to what happens in the next book in the series!

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Excellent!

Yet another exciting Chris Broyhill story has captivated the audience with his in-depth knowledge of aviation and clear writing style. The narration made the story exceptionally easy to experience. The story line has more immediacy and resonance given and smooth, rich voice that narrates. Excellent read.

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Fantastic aviation thriller

What did you love best about The Shadow Contract?

The flying cones are imaginative and detailed.

What other book might you compare The Shadow Contract to and why?

Compare to anything by Tom Clancy or Dale Brown

What does Randall R. Rocke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A deep resonant voice

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Due to the length, I had to break it up.

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Not a thriller, but an aviation and flight tutoria

This book is a one star, but Audible app would not let me pick one star. If you want to listen to aviation and flight procedures then get this book, otherwise forget it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful