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The Unsung Hero Audiobook

The Unsung Hero: Troubleshooters, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Suzanne Brockmann's wildly popular Troubleshooters series showcases this master storyteller's rare gift for blending intense adventure with sensuous romance. And it all begins with The Unsung Hero, a heart-pounding tale of love that reveals hidden truths and brings two solitary people together against all odds.

After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the Navy dismisses the sighting as injury-induced imaginings. In a last-ditch effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorism team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton. As the town's infamous bad boy, Tom was always in love with Kelly, a sweet "girl next door" who has grown into a remarkable woman. Now he has one final chance for happiness, one last chance to win her heart, and one desperate chance to save the day.

©2000 Suzanne Brockmann (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    midnitemilkyway 09-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story-tragic narration"
    If you could sum up The Unsung Hero in three words, what would they be?

    Incredibly good book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Impossible to choose just one.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I truly enjoyed Patrick Lawlor...but not enough to listen to Melanie Ewbank for another second! I couldn't finish listening to this book; it was just that painful. (I've got the book, and I'll just have to re-read the rest.) Have you ever listened to the pronunciation sample of an online dictionary? THAT is how Ewbank reads!! Every single sound of every single word is deliberately enunciated.


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

    I was really engrossed in the book, but when I realized that I was cringing and dreading the POV changing to the heroine's, I turned it off.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very well written book. It's the one that hooked me on SEALs. The WWII backstory is woven in seamlessly. I'm sorely disappointed that I couldn't bear to listen to all of it. Ewbank is better suited to reading how-to manuals.

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    Vic 06-21-16
    Vic 06-21-16
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    "New narration breathes life into this for me"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Unsung Hero to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed this newly recorded audiobook better than the e-book.;


    What other book might you compare The Unsung Hero to and why?

    Other S. Bockmann books in The Troubleshooters series.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr. Lawlor and Ms. Ewbank have become the voices of the Troubleshooters. (Shout out to Rene Raudman on her narration on some titles as well). To have a good portion of this series re-recorded with their narration was a gift from the author and the narrators!


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Brockmann's books and audios aren't for everyone. She has multiple points of view and many in this series include flashbacks to WW-II as well as the contemporary storyline. In the audios, Mr. Lawlor reads all characters when the POV is male and Ms. Ewbanks when the POV is female.

    I always thought this first book in the series was very good but after struggling to finish the audiobook by the first narrator, I have never done a re-listen of this story. I have really enjoyed this re-listen and may have to continue with the rest of the series now!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Shea 06-28-17
    M. Shea 06-28-17
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    "An Ok Start to a Freaking Amazing Series"
    What did you love best about The Unsung Hero?

    The relationship between Mallory and David. I know that the author would probably prefer listeners invested in the primary characters' relationship but really it was very vanilla and bland. Mallory was complex, David was expressive and vulnerable, and though they do get their own HEA here, I'd have loved to read a novella about them later on.


    What other book might you compare The Unsung Hero to and why?

    It's a pretty obvious comparison, but the first book in Brockman's Tall Dark and Dangerous series (Prince Joe) probably. Or Forever Blue - in the same series, which actually takes place separated from the rest of the team


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank – was your favorite?

    Patrick as David, probably. Or Charles, or Joe. Melanie - as others have mentioned - reads way too slow in this one. I actually ended up speeding up the playback when she was speaking.


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

    Obviously the conclusion to Charles' story, but also David's careful handling of Mallory's insecurities.


    Any additional comments?

    This first book isn't really representative of the rest of the series. The better content picks up in book two but really takes off in book three.

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    Suzanne pritchett 05-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Unsung heroes exist"

    One doesn't have to be a Navy Seal to be a hero but the real Seals along with the other men and women of the armed services are too. Great book.

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    Piper 12-29-16
    Piper 12-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "troubleshooter"

    if you love romance and action this is the book for you. little bit of History and suspense.

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    Jennifer 11-05-16
    Jennifer 11-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love!"

    Stop reading this...buy this book and the entire series...you're welcome. Buy everything from this author!!!

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    Taryn 09-27-16
    Taryn 09-27-16
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    "The Unsung Hero"

    I had never read or listened to the first books in this series. Finding the beginnings of the trouble shooters was great. I loved the multigenerational stories.
    On to #2.

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    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 09-16-16
    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 09-16-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Easy listen and predictable"
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    Found it a bit boring and predictable. 3 love stories in one book as much as it was nice enough it just didn't grab me. This is a book to listen to if you've got nothing else and only get it when it's on special.

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    sarah 10-14-15
    sarah 10-14-15
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    "Weak 4 ☆"

    I hear the series gets better after this book. I enjoyed the read but at times I was left hoping there was more depth and excitement.

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    Melissa 06-27-15
    Melissa 06-27-15
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    "So happy they re-recorded this one"
    Where does The Unsung Hero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Patrick and Melanie's narration. I have all the TS novels and I was overjoyed that they had decided to rerecord them bringing the quality up to what we are used to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tom, because he is the bad boy, grown up. I love the reality of worry about a career possibly over, and the wishful thinking of 'what could have been".


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank – was your favorite?

    Well Sam is always high on my list!


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

    This was a re-read and a re-listen to for me. So I knew the story, I just loved the new narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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