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Publisher's Summary

His mission: Night Wing. The revolutionary test plane with a top-secret weapons system was Colonel Joe "Breed" Mackenzie's #1 priority. And weapons expert Caroline Evans was his #1 distraction. True, the stubborn blonde was giving him the cold shoulder, but Joe hadn't become the best of the best by giving up.

Then he discovered someone on the inside was sabotaging Night Wing, and with her late hours and specialized expertise, Caroline seemed the obvious choice. Now Joe had to choose between allegiance to his country and love for his prime suspect.

©2006 Linda Howard (P)2006 Audible, Inc.

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    5 out of 5 stars

McKenzie's Mission

Author and narrator are both excellent; have read all Ms. Howard's McKenzie's books and enjoy them for what they are; this is first on audio purchased, but will surely have more; looking for entertainment and received it

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Good Book

The story continues from Mackenzie's Mountain. Joe is all grown up now and has graduated from the academy. You get a chance to see how he developed and get a glance at the rest of the Mackenzie clan. I enjoyed the story thought it was well written and engaging. This book gives us some missing information we didn't get in Mackenzie's Mountain such as, what happened to Joe while Wolf was in jail, and while Joe was in foster care. It shows how and why there was a deep bond between Joe and Wolf and gives an insight as to how Joe became so determined. This is a really good book we get to visit with Zane as well and find out the latest with him.

The best part of the book is the relationship between Joe and Carolyn, how they met and married.

You can tell this is one of Linda Howard earlier books but it is still a solid book and one of my favorites. This books holds up to any book she has written recently it shows passion and depth. You can't go wrong with a Linda Howard book It is totally worth a credit.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Joie
  • California
  • 10-26-07

Good Story

Linda Howard always writes a good tale with happy endings.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

right book wrong voice

Lind Howard always tell a good story. For romance lovers....you will love this story; however the voice is wrong. The speaker has a good voice, but not for romance. It ruined the effect of having a sensual book read to you. From here on out....I am going to start taking note of the voice that is being used.
Color me a little disappointed.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Jane
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 06-14-17

Enjoyable story of lust and love.

I loved the character Joe, whose natural abilities and hard work take him to the top in his field of air force fighter pilots. He is in charge of testing and developing a new jet. Caroline is on the project team. He tells her she should pretend to have a romance with him so the other pilots will leave her alone. It was a nice story. There were also some bad guys.

Child abuse warning: In one scene someone recalls what life was like living in a foster home where the man beat, tortured and raped a six-year-old boy.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
Dennis Boutsikaris was ok, but he is not the best for a romance novel. He doesn’t show feeling, desire or seduction in his voice. It’s almost like he is fast reading a book. Example: Joe says “I’m going to unbutton your shirt and slip my hand inside, all right?” Boutiskaris sounded like a doctor with a patient, not a man turned on and wanting to touch. The character Adrian “muttered” something. Boutsikaris said it in a loud voice. Carolyn asked a question “to the point, a simple request for information.” Boutsikaris said it in a wimpy fragile way.

Dennis Boutsikaris is better than some narrators, but he wasn’t five stars for me. I much prefer Will Patton, Richard Armitage, and Tom Stechshultz.

DATA:
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 216 pages. Swearing language: mild. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: four. Setting: 1992 Nevada plus Wyoming. Copyright: 1992. Genre: contemporary romance.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Dated by still a great listen.

Would you consider the audio edition of Mackenzie's Mission to be better than the print version?

No, the narrator's intonation and inflections were off at times and he could have done a much more masculine hero's voice. Considering how often it was mention how deep and rumbling his voice was. A bit of a disappointment in that department.

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

He didn't improve the book.

Any additional comments?

Loins were mentioned way too many times but that is to be expected with the publish date. Linda Howard is still a great story teller.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Camille
  • Beavercreek, OH, United States
  • 07-02-09

Decent Story...Narrator not a good fit

I enjoyed the story, however, the narrator ruined it for me. His female voice didn't do it for me, but that wasn't the worst of it. His reading was so...mechanical. Like he was reading an airplane manual allowed. The love scenes were read with no emotion. It was difficult at times to enjoy the story because of the narrator. Luckily it's a short story. :-)

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • koni
  • Frisco, TX, United States
  • 03-23-10

Love it

Good story. Boutsikaris makes it better, as usual. I'd like to see the rest of the series in audio.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Ok

I found myself rolling my eyes. I didn’t like the interactions of the main characters. This was one of my least favorites by Linda Howard!

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Another great book!

The story is great and the reader Dennis Boutsikaris was the icing on the cake.
Thank you again for not wasting my time by over writing the story!