The Wager

Unit 1 Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
Series: The Unit 1 Series, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A rigged presidential election and a trail of bodies.

While investigating an extortion plot involving high-priced Washington call girls and some of America's most powerful politicians, Unit 1 agent Adam Zak becomes embroiled in a deadly scheme to engineer the election of the next President of the United States.

A web of corruption.

During the run-up to the presidential election, Zak and systems analyst Dreu Sason pick their way through an entangling web of murder, blackmail, and political intrigue that asks of both the government and the media who cover it, "Who can we trust" and "How can we know"?

The Wager is the thrilling introductory Unit One novel. You won’t want to stop listening!

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©2019 Kent A Farnsworth (P)2019 Kent A Farnsworth

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The Wager

This book has a great political story line l that resembles with current events at this time This book is hard to put down till you reach the last page.. It reads like what is going on in real time. Very good and clear narration.

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great intrigue

In regards to the current media bias that seems to be fairly prevalent, this novel kind of struck a chord with me. Although the media is presently leaning in the same direction as my own beliefs, first and foremost the press should be unbiased. Allen Kent's novel, The Wager presents two members of the press who make a wager as to their ability to influence the public. It's fast-paced and well written. And while there is some romance, it is in the background and doesn't distract from the action and adventure. It was especially interesting having the plot being situated around a "problem-solver". I ended up staying up all night just to finish listening. Being a woman, I tend to scrutinize how female characters are written and I found Kent's characters relatable and well written. I definitely want to hear the rest of the series. Paul J. McSorley is a great narrator and did an excellent job with this book. I think sometimes that I'm still a child at heart as I dearly love it when a voice actor uses different voices and accents in an audiobook and McSorley does such a good job of that. I really hope he narrates the rest of the series as he is in my top five favorite narrators. The action/adventure/thriller genres are the perfect match for him. P.S. He does a pretty good John Wayne too!

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Political Wager

The death of an agent opens the door to an unbelievable series of events that contain blackmail and hundreds of deaths. Two competing newsmen bet that each can sway voters to their candidate. What starts as an "unfriendly" wager continues into bombs across America and politicians in compromising photos. I was gifted this from the author.

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A Good Plot Twist & Story

Oh where to start, this book has a very complex plot and you will need to pay attention to all the details of this book to follow along with it to figure out who the bad guys really are. The characters are very well developed and this story has a great flow to it. It will keep you glued to your device to continue listening to the story, because you will not want to hit pause. The narrator was very nice to listen to and had a clear, deep voice. For an overall rating I would definitely recommend this author to others and very much enjoyed this book. On a side-note: I am very aware of the part of Idaho that is featured in this work of fiction. Both Grangeville and the Camas Prairie are beautiful areas filled with wonderful hardworking families. This area is rich in farming, logging along with so many great ways to have outdoor fun.

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  • 12-07-19

Great listen!

As always, I love anything narrated by Paul J McSorley. The story is great! Pretty much what is happening in current times. Can't wait to listen to the other books!

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Realistic

This book is a very well written and believable story that could well happen in the political world of today. It involves those dedicated to solving problems and those who cause the problems. The book is hard to put down and you want to keep listening to see how it plays out. The narrator is great. He has a great range of voices for the characters and manages to bring out the moments of excitement and danger well. This book was provided free of charge and this review was voluntarily done.

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Good book

The writing style Allen Kent presents is a good one which engages the listener into believing the scenario that he’s made come to life could be a real incident. I was engaged through the whole story as it progressed and would say it was a hit. I’m excited for further installments. I also would like to say that Paul McSorley did a wonderful job as the narrator for this story. His deep voice and good pacing makes for a great listening experience. Great job all around!

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Great Book!

I would recommend this book to anyone. The narrator done a great job telling the story. Looking forward to listening to the next book by this author.

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Thriller are not alway my cup of tea, but ....

Thrillers are not alway my cup of tea, but when it’s coming from Paul Mcsorley with his amazing voice. I have always made an effort to grab a copy. And to be franck with you, I am never an ever being disappointed. Through the lines of the book, I learnt expresessions that I would like to share with you. Expressions such as: 1. Mysterious smile; 2. Professional suicide 3. His accent seems more Central European than Europeans. 4. He asked in the same even tone 5. Appearing to be interested 6. He said it with the same amuzed smile. 7. Etc. Every time, I listened to this narrator, I am blessed with new knowledge and equipped with new tools to carry on in this thing called life. The author of this political thriller is awesome. I see why he made it a series because there are a lot of fun in listening to the message he has to convey. Don’t miss to grab your own copy of it and relax for both the author and narrator will take you through a lifetime journey you particularly whenever you called tomorrow give a seminar. The experience from this book will be shown. There was this CHRISTIAN’s hymn I last heard or sang in since 2016. It’s Onward Christian Soldier. As I was listening this morning to this book, and this song was sang in audio. The book blessed my day and was well pleased. The author well calculated his artwork.

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Political Thriller

The Wager by Allen Kent is my first introduction to this author and I was not disappointed. Adam Zak follows the leads, trying to get to the bottom of a string of politicians being blackmailed. Murder, espionage, intrigue and terrorism - each new clue leading to a whole other new mystery. How are they all connected? The Wager is the 3rd installment in the Unit 1 series, but I had no issues reading as a stand alone.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 09-23-19

Political Intrigue In A Crime Thriller.

Who is behind the manipulation of the American government through the blackmail of key politician's? Adam Zak, a member of an elite secret team is tasked to find out and stop the blackmails. This is more than the usual crime novel. Fast paced, twists and turns, political intrigue, well written and nicely narrated. It's a real thriller and very hard to put down. A very enjoyable listen.