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Net Impact

By: Donald J. Bingle
Narrated by: Bruce Pilkenton
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Dick Thornby is not Hollywood's idea of a spy. In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination - just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick's tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on an abundance of explosives.

But he's also got a mortgage, a wife upset by his frequent absences on "business" trips, and an increasingly alienated teen-age son who spends way too much time playing in gaming worlds on the computer.

When a young computer expert back at the Philadelphia headquarters for The Subsidiary, an international espionage agency created in the aftermath of 9/11, discovers that bad guys are involved in a vast conspiracy, Dick is forced to partner with the espionage neophyte to battle evil on multiple fronts, leading to a final confrontation that incorporates real-world conspiracy theories and cutting-edge technology.

In the end, Dick can save his partner, save his marriage, save his son, or save the world, but he can't do it all.

©2011 Donald J. Bingle (P)2013 Donald J. Bingle

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Wonderfully exciting

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, was hoping to hear more about Luke, Brian, Seth and Melanie at the end though. The narrator was fabulous.

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Online theft...Real world consequences

Received as a review copy from Story Origin; also received an audio review copy from Story Origin, narrated by Bruce Pilkenton who does an extraordinary job of voice mastery with various accents and hilarious dialogue to make this adventurous tale heard with a darker edge.

For Dick Thornby, a life of trying to protect the world from malicious individuals and organizations has wrecked his marriage and a bond with his son, Seth. When sent to New Zealand to prevent an important arms deal, it will throw Dick and the secret organization he works for into a dangerous world of cyber criminals. This deadly world will also draw his son Seth into the same danger that could cost him his life for wanting people to have freedoms others would oppose. A brilliant thrill ride, highly recommended.

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I’ll start off by saying I have little experience in the way of spy-thrillers. The aspects of the story that I was familiar with all felt well researched and presented properly. The character interactions and relationships all feel genuine and fleshed out, as much as they need to be anyway. This led to the credibility and believability of the world.

While the story isn’t particularly deep, what else do you expect from a spy story? While some aspects of the story are unresolved, I’ve discovered that it’s part of a series. Net Impact managed to keep me hooked and excited to see what happens next. This is definitely a series I’d consider continuing, should the opportunity present itself.

The narration of the audiobook is great. I didn’t notice any audible hiccups, repeated dialogue, mispronounced words, or other common audiobook errors.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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Another amazing find.

I have my standard list of authors that I buy every book they put out. Patterson, Rollins, Clancy, Cussler and more. I was pleasantly surprised to come across this book Net Impact by Donald Bingle and find that it is on the same level as my favorite authors.
However you choose to categorize this book, spy, adventure, action ---- it was a great read. I will definitely get the next book from Bingle and I expect this quality to continue.

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Life can be rough for a middle age spy, but Dick's good at his job, and enjoys it for the most part. His latest assignment seems easy enough until he blows up a warehouse that is. Things just get worse from there. Somehow he finds himself in a virtual realty game trying to save the world. Could it get any worse? Probably. Interesting characters, suspense and lots of action will keep you listen until the very end. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.

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Not a form-letter tope soy story!

This fast paced action story is populated with caràcters who are not what you expect in a spy story. excellent narration too. i Want more of this fine writing! FIVE STARS

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Witty and original

Rick is a spy. Not the smooth and sophisticated spy seen in movies. He's a gritty, do what it takes kind of spy. His wife thinks he has a (literally) crappy job and nags because he's never home.
His world's collide when his son accidentally gets in trouble with cyber criminals and it all blows up.
I liked the way the author let me see how Dick's thoughts flowed, really get into his head, so to speak.
I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

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Interesting book to check out

This book was quite interesting. The main character didnt seem like he was going to be invincible, he was quite down to earth and relatable for people. There is lots of action within this book for readers / listeners to enjoy

This book was definitely a good pick for me.

Narrator did an ok job reading the book, could have been better.

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Love! Love! Love!

I greatly enjoyed this book! It is a modern day action story incorporating online gaming and family themes. I would highly suggest this book!

The narrator contributed to the pace of the action in a big way. He also did a great job voicing the characters and adding realism to their stress levels.

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