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Body Count Audiobook

Body Count: Gabriel, Book 3

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Gabriel's life was finally going the way that he wanted it to, that is until his wife Addison unknowingly took his place, forever changing his future and experiencing a pain he had thought he'd never go through again since losing his parents and sister.

Gabriel is now fueled with a maddening desire for revenge and begins making decisions that he normally would only do upon meticulous planning. Now Gabriel, Mikey, and Forsyth are all on the run. Find out what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted!

©2016 Mike Evans (P)2016 Mike Evans

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  • Eric Reeves
    Raleigh, NC
    31/10/16
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    "Great story, but..."

    The first Mike Evans book I listened to was "The Orphans: Origins, Volume 1." If you go check out my review of that book, you can see that I really loved it and I even personally sent Mike Evans a note saying how great I thought his book turned out.

    However, I'm having a hard time believing that this book, "Body Count: Gabriel, Book 3" was written by the same author.

    Good stuff first.

    I loved the story and the way it evolved. I greatly appreciate the imagination and actually enjoyed the book as the telling of an overall story. I'll be the first to say that I wouldn't be able to write a book about anything. The characters were great, the interactions were believable, and the pace was very quick with a lot of action. There were a lot of bad guys suffering horrible injuries and quick deaths.

    Now the not so good stuff.

    Between the narrator and the author, the grammar and dialogue was atrocious. I can't believe an editor let this book go through to publishing without some serious scrubbing. The words and thoughts didn't have any kind of flow to them. Repetitive words, thoughts and phrases were abundant throughout the book. For example, (paraphrasing the several times it was used) "I don't make threats, I make promises."

    Repetition of the same words in back to back thoughts or sentences happened on many occasions. It sounded as though a child was speaking instead of a trained and educated CIA killer, or any of the other characters for that matter. My high school English teachers would have failed me for turning in a paper with this kind of grammar.

    The narration certainly didn't help. S.W. Salzman has what I believe to be a great voice for doing audio narration, but this wasn't his finest work. I'm not sure though whether it was so choppy and tough to listen to because of the way the thoughts and words were arranged or because he was having an off day. Either way, it was tough to listen to at times.

    Overall, I really loved the idea of the story and wouldn't change anything about it. I would however, do some serious proofreading, and send back for many edits of the grammar and dialogue. If I had known everything I know now, I still would have listened to the book. The story and ideas were great. Just very lacking in execution.

    I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    20/09/16
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    "Gabriel out for revenge"
    What made the experience of listening to Body Count the most enjoyable?

    Gabriel trying to get back to his son and nothing is going to stop him or get in his way


    What does S.W. Salzman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Narrator did a fantastic job with telling the story


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Revenge of Gabriel


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kim R. Wilson
    03/08/16
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    "Adventurous Tale"

    Good to read did not have to struggle the narrator was nice to listen to a lot of action pack moments. Was not disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    27/05/16
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    "Don't get on Gabriel's bad side!"
    Any additional comments?

    Really liked this book.

    There is non stop action, drama and suspense. I was hooked from the first page. The story moves along at a fast pace because there is so much going on. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who likes a really good non stop adrenaline suspense filled thriller.

    Gabriel ( Jacob August) an assassin for hire is a former CIA operative. After an attack on his family and the murder of his wife, Gabriel is out for revenge. Trying to keep his enemies away from his young son Mikey he entrusts the care of Mikey to his friend Forsyth. As Gabriel is trying to exact his revenge on those who deserve it, and get back to his , he becomes the hunted. Forsyth and Mikey find themselves being hunted as well. Yes, there is a lot of violence in the book but in each situation it is deserved. The name of the book is Body Count so violence should be expected.

    I did not realize this was the 3rd book in the series until I started listening to it. You should probably listen to the first 2 in the series before listening to this one, but personally I don't think it's a must. It was pretty easy to get caught up with what is going on in the story. The main reason I would say to listen to the previous books is that if they are as good as this book it would be worth your time, as well as fill in some detail.

    S.W. Salzman did a good job with the narration of this story. His female voices could use a little work. There is not a lot of difference in the male voices except when there is an accent but how many different male voices can you really do when most of the cast is male. Nice even pace and clear pronunciation. A few times the short pauses between characters were a little off. Overall it was a good job. He has a nice deep voice that fits the story and the badass that is the main character. It would really be off putting if you had an assassin with a high pitched voice.

    Mike Evens is a new author to me and I will be putting his other books on my list of books to listen to as well as going back and listening to the 2 previous books in this series.

    This book was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Diego
    Charlotte, NC, United States
    10/05/16
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    "Gabriel is at it again"
    What did you love best about Body Count?

    The literal boy count of enemies in Gabriels way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Body Count?

    Every time the other characters or Gabriel will explain that he doesn't deliver threats but promises and when they persist they see the the devil come for them. He goes after them so good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The escape after he beats up and kills the wife and child beater.


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

    Not necessarily an extreme reaction but I did love the revenge aspect of why he does the things he does.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great and engaging book. The author Mike Evans did a very good job with the violence content and the feel for the characters. Salzman did an amazing job narrating the story and the different voices was an extra nice touch.
    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steven Smith
    02/05/16
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    "Body Count "

    Awesome book and series. Gabriel is trying to get back to his son and nothing is going to stop him or get in his way. Hope someday there will be a 4th book to this series. Definitely 5 stars and recommend this book in any format.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ST
    mo usa
    20/04/16
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    "Gabriel out for revenge"

    Book 3 is just a hard core and great as the rest of this series. I loved the book it was just as great as the first two . The characters just never learn not to piss of G he will get you . If you have not started on this series of books you really should. books like Jason born and bob lee swagger, you will love this book

    The Narrator did a fantastic job with telling the story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maly C
    18/09/17
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    "hoping for another book!"

    I'm going there will be another book and that we aren't left hanging as to what happens after this! Great book and narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • espanolish
    United States
    01/05/16
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    "Good Premise... Delivery, Not So Much"

    A man seeks revenge for the death of his wife and, in case he does not survive it, ensures his young son will have a stellar education and healthy bank account. The rest of the story is packed with the protagonist, Gabriel, pursuing bad guys and trying not to hurt those around him too much. The premise is fantastic and the story has great potential, especially for action lovers. The intended messages are strong. The delivery, not so much because the storyline isn't knitted together well and the dialogue lacks… verity. IMHO, most of it does not ring true. For example, the dialogue between vindictive Gabriel and the nice guy he assigns to take care of the son is stilted and unbelievable. On the other hand, stilted works well when Gabriel converses with the bad guys. The action has natural ebbs and flows; the dialogue does not.

    The narrator probably was the worse part of the equation. His effort is apparent, as is his desire to do a good job. Readers want consistent articulation; distinct-sounding characters (in this story, most of them sound alike); and polish.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • April H.
    Kansas
    28/04/16
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    "Body Count: Gabriel, Book 3"

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    This book is supposed to be #3 in a series. I am guessing you probably need to listen to the first two for this to make sense. There is a lot of action, and suspense.

    The narration was well done. The characters were excellently portrayed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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