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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
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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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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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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Media Monsters

Great story, looking at the seamy side of modern media practices - or potential seamy side. Establishment of our hero couple lays the groundwork for a series of future escapades (I hope), righting wrongs and keeping the darkness at bay.

Another stellar performance by Paul J. McSorely, bringing all the characters to life throughout the entire story. A great “read.”

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 10-02-19

Political Agendas and Suspense!

The Wager by Allen Kent pulled me in immediately. I love how the author wrote this political thriller full of hidden agendas. The story is realistic, suspenseful, intriguing, and scary in aspects of manipulations. Paul J McSorely is incredible bringing the characters to life. He adds the right emotions to his performance. I loved the unexpected twists in the book and the red herrings. Kudos to the author for the spectacular ending. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator. I loved it!

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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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  • JT
  • Oregon, USA
  • 09-27-19

Realistic and suspenseful

Allen Kent did an outstanding job with this novel. The multiple layers of society involved in this novel make it an engrossing and exciting experience. The characters are diverse and multi-dimensional to say the least. The story is so possible and yet unique. Listening to this novel has grabbed me so that I will read the first part of the Unit 1 series. The international component to the novel is well done and fast paced,,,an a bit scary. The domestic strife involved is so terrifyingly possible that I couldn't stop once I started the book. Paul J. Mc Sorley did a wonderful job sharing his talent for narrating with emotion and variety. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a thriller.

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Top-notch political thriller

A really cleverly-conceived and well-written, fast-paced political thriller. Beautifully executed by the narrator. Wasn't bored for a minute. Definitely plan to listen to the rest of the series. Highly recommended!

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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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Spellbinding political thriller!

What would happen if two opposing news anchors made a wager on swaying votes for a political candidate? The result...blackmail, murder, terrorism and so forth. It’s up to a unknown small group, sanctioned by the POTUS to get to the truth and stop the chaos that has been unleashed.
If you enjoy political thrillers then this book is a must-read! The story is fast paced and the narration keeps you so engaged that you won’t want to stop! I highly recommend this book.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Pretty good, but...

Overall it was a good listen. I enjoyed it. However, I found the plot anticlimactic and didn’t find the working out of the whodunnit very satisfactory.

The narration, characters and style were all great and fit well together.


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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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.