No Good Deed

Book One of the Mark Taylor Series (A Psychological Thriller)
Narrated by: Daniel Penz
Series: Mark Taylor, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (245 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mark Taylor discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when the old camera he found during a freelance job in an Afghanistan bazaar gives him more than great photos. It triggers dreams of disasters. Tragedies that happen exactly as he envisions them. He learns that not only can he see the future, he can change it. Then the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings. Thousands die. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Taylor isn't urban hero. It's enemy combatant. And, it means they can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.

©2010 M.P. McDonald (P)2013 M.P. McDonald

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Hard to stop listening!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, once the story is wonderfully set in your mind; it is hard to stop at just the next chapter.

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Good Deed?

when the protagonist is given the chance to write down what will happen to him if no one stops the interrogator.

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

His ability to differentiate the characters. The ease of which he would switch from one to the other; I haven't experienced the range of pitch, tones and amplitude as I did with this book read.

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

When the protagonist was given a second chance.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the writing style and how the narrator was able to project the story.

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No Good Deed

This was a good book,once you get past the torture.Described in every little detail I found it a bit much.While I enjoy Daniel Pentz narration,I was put off by the extra drama thrown into this book.The sudden shouting came across way too loud after an even keel for so long.The storyline.A camera shows pictures of the future to 1 man and no one believes him.Mr Taylor is tossed in the brig and held without charges or trial after predicting 9/11.I am anticipating the series.Hopefully Mr Taylor is calmed down through the rest.
This audiobook was provided to me at no cost for a fair and honest review

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Loved every second

I listened to the audible tract in 1 sitting....and lying down supposedly sleeping till 4 am. loved the story and the way it w as told.

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  • 05-08-14

No Good Deed should not go Unread!

If you could sum up No Good Deed in three words, what would they be?

Suspenseful, Frightening, and Entertaining

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Good Deed?

The torture scenes were remarkably vivid

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked it when the two parts of the story joined as one.

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

The CIA Torture scenes were believeable and scary as hell. Daniel Penz's performance brought each character to life in a vivid way.

Any additional comments?

The gimmick (no spolier alert here) was trite at first, but it grew on me until I was really happy for it. Again, I cannot say enough about Mr. Penz's performance. He is a remarkably talented performer

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keeps you on edge!!

loved every minute, although many minutes I was holding my breath!! exciting story line that sweeps you along!

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loved the book. listened to it in one day.

I'm going to buy the next book in the series now! Can't wait to see what's in store for Mark and Jim next.

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A wonderful fantasy Thriller

first of all the narrator is spectacular. Second of all I love the storyline because it's so creative. I like stories that I can't predict the ending as this one.

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great what if

well worth your time and get you thinking What if something unexplainable happens who would believe you and what could you do.

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Great characters

I enjoyed the book, and I especially enjoyed how M. P. changed the dynamic of the relationship between Mark and Jim. I would love to see more of Jim. I couldn't help liking him.

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Slow in spots, and a predictable ending, but?

Entertaining ... and VERY well performed. I'll likely give book 2 in the series a shot!

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  • 09-11-19

Long lead up but good story

Enjoyed the book greatly but thought the really long lead up to the ‘ability’ the character demonstrates was too long. Having said that I’m hoping the next book doesn’t labour the preamble too much as it’s a good story hence 5 stars across the board.

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  • Shaun52
  • 02-17-19

Great Read

Couldn't put this down , really good characters and a story line that holds you .
Wish Audible would put this and the other 3 in the series as a box set ..

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  • Mary
  • 08-24-17

Action packed

Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written story and great plot. Definitely recommend it and I will be looking forward to more from this Author