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A Deadly Distance

Narrated by: Dennis Holland
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Summary

Washington, DC, midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse. Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs, guns, and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import and hits a lot closer to home. As the case unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message...37 hours.

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  • Carôle
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 31-10-15

He's Noble, but not a patch on Reacher…

This is the 2nd in the Jack Noble series. I reserved judgment on the 1st book, to let this novel be my decider.

In my opinion, the 2 books could have been written as one. True, they're 2 different stories and settings, but they could easily have been strung together! As individual novels, they each lack some of the background information that gives a story more dimension. I don't mean that it should have pages and pages of it, but it at least should have some.

It's a very one dimensional novel, with only one dimensional characters, doing things that are extraordinary, yet ignoring the routine stuff that could be useful or lifesaving.

Also, there is still no rhyme or reason to the plot, as 'explained' by the perpetrator! So, on the whole, it leaves a very unfinished & unsettling taste in you mouth. To be honest , I'd expect more detail from a short story!

Forget the hype. This guy is no Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne or Mitch Rapp and, if you are accustomed to reading those novels, then you're going to be very disappointed or dissatisfied with Noble.

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Interesting

Not quite as absorbing as book 1 but I have still got book 3
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Never quite got going, for me.

Firstly I thought the sound whilst clear, was over bassed.

The story never quite got going, and the supposed hard man didn’t live up to his reputation, didn’t quite get the better of the bad guys when perhaps he should have.

I hope they get better, as I have bought two more of the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-18

Horrible narration.

The narrator is so bad that it ruins the story.
The story is a little transparent but may have been enjoyable were it not for the poor narration.

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  • Wayne
  • 13-01-18

This series has potential

A Deadly Distance, Book 2 in the Jack Noble series, is an interesting suspense mystery. The series is yet another case of an ex-elite military man now working for a super secret government agency without a name. It is better than some but worse thanothers of the genre. It is what I call good listening when I do not have 5 star mystery thrillers available. The series books have good plots, lots of action, suspense, and a likable protagonist. Narration is excellent.

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  • Sher
  • 03-02-19

great read will keep you guessing

read this series action packed who done it Jack just keeps changing with each book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-19

As exciting as the first

I’ve fallen in love with the jack noble series, always full of action and adventure. Looking forward to listening to the next one

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  • juancguerra
  • 30-11-18

Wow ! Pretty Bad

About the 2nd worst audio book in my experience. Un-emotional narration, the story is too simple, linear and unimaginative. Totally predictable. I was waiting the first half for the real story to get started and then I couldn't wait to finish this damn book so I could rate it. Rating it was the highlight of the experience.

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  • JM
  • 19-09-18

Not for me

I listened to the end of the story....
The language offended me...LOTS of cursing the name of God / Jesus.
Half story was details of fighting / taking law into own hands with immunity
Not for me

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  • Grumpa777
  • 08-09-18

Batman super hero cartoon story.<br />

If you loved the old Batman comic book storries, you will love this one too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-08-18

Don't buy.

Struggled to finish. No creativity in the story line. Very amateur. Would not waste your time.

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  • robert
  • 07-08-18

Really

You do not account or even discuss or ask captives of possibility of armed man with children ???))))

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  • Trish R.
  • 25-06-18

OK read and horrible narration..



You know how you can read something and pages and pages later, even the next day, you keep thinking of it and wonder what the author was thinking? Well, that happened! Jack, Frank and Sarah are leaving a party, where they’ve all been doing shot after shot of whiskey, because they have to get to a hospital 20 minutes away and they only have 15 minutes. Frank called a taxi because of the drinking but Jack was in too big a hurry so Jack got Frank’s car keys and off they went. Here’s my problem: Tammy, the victim, didn’t die so the bad guy called Jack to tell him his men were on their way there to finish the job unless Jack got there first. So, they’re speeding along at 110 miles an hour and Jack turns the radio on to some “soft jazz.” Really? At that speed you’re going to turn the radio and look for a station you like? I have no idea why that struck me as soooo stupid but it did. Instead of talking to Frank about saving Tammy, and getting her son that had been taken, AGAIN, from the scene of the so-called car accident Jack wants to listen to the radio. Yeah, that’s not good writing. When authors write something then don’t bother to ask themselves, “does that sound right?” it’s ridiculous.

Anyway, this was about children being kidnapped and sold and it was a good story-line but Jack and Frank were so brutal. They showed how little they cared for life or how badly they could beat someone with nothing more than the thought of swatting a fly. Jack was nothing like this in the first book or I wouldn’t have gotten this one. I don’t like my good guys to be out-and-out killers without any kind of regrets at all. The beatings were a little too much. And the way he killed the bad guy was so crazy it was next to sickening that he could have even thought of such a thing..

Nothing sexual and the F-bomb was never used.

As to the narration: I gave Dennis Holland this second chance to give a better performance but he failed. He just refuses to read with any feelings, and emotions. There was no excitement in his voice, no sadness, no threat, no nothing. I can’t listen to such a bland narrator again. I prefer male narrators but not this one.