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Hard Case V: Blood and Fear Audiobook

Hard Case V: Blood and Fear: A John Harding Novel, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

A Bulgarian arms dealer known as the Ghost moves into Harding's turf with sights on controlling the ports. Supplying terrorist cells with electromagnet pulse weapons capable of blacking out major cities, the Ghost puts a bounty on Harding's West Coast Avengers.

Flooding the area with Boko Haram Nigerian gangsters and assassins imported to cause havoc among the population hits a snag. The terrorist arms dealer's forces ram head on into an unimpressed Monster Squad of killers they never dreamed existed in politically correct America.

©2015 RJ Parker Publishing and Bernard DeLeo (P)2015 RJ Parker Publishing and Bernard DeLeo

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  • Michael
    17/03/16
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    "Bring back Kevin Pierce"

    Loved the first 4 with Kevin Pierce reading. But Don Kline's reading / performance is sadly lacking.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    27/01/16
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    "Could not listen to the book."

    Why did they change the narrator? I like the story line but the narrator destroys the experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Felix
    17/01/16
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    "Changing narrator was a mistake."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes but it is difficult to listen to a good story poorly narrated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    John Harding's no nonsense posse is at its best. Nice character development for future stories.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    A very choppy, monotone, performance. Narrator continually grasps for air mid sentence. Read too quickly and without passion.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bobutski
    24/08/15
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    "A huge disappointment"
    What disappointed you about Hard Case V: Blood and Fear?

    Don Kline's performance was so horrible, I quit the book after less than 30 minutes. I just couldn't stand how he ruined the work.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bernard Lee DeLeo again?

    Absolutely! I loved books 1-4. I was so excited to dig into book 5.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    He has the voice of an adolescent, and he read DeLeo's work at unintelligble light speed. Ridiculous. He makes John Harding sound cartoonish and leaves him with zero credibility. I have a couple thousand hours of 'Audible' listening, and this is the worst narration I ever heard.


    What character would you cut from Hard Case V: Blood and Fear?

    None!


    Any additional comments?

    I want my credit back. Really. I do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne
    United States
    16/08/17
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    "Miss narration by Kevin Pierce"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Was disappointed in reading by Don Kline, perhaps because I was used to hearing Kevin Pierce's reading and cadence. It took me a bit of time to accept new narrator and I found the personal aspects of the book enjoyable, but the action story seemed uninspired and the ending was terrible. I wish I could give a more positive review as I enjoyed the previous 4 books


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure what I could have done to fix action portions of book. I would have to do a complete rewrite of them. I would certainly have changed the ending so reader could have a more finished conclusion to this portion of the series. I kept checking back to see if I had missed the real ending.


    What three words best describe Don Kline’s voice?

    Cadence is off.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not unless the movie had a better rewrite. Also the torture portions would be hard to view on film.


    Any additional comments?

    Please do better with Book 6 and bring back Kevin Pierce as narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FPote
    16/07/17
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    "Great Story...horrible narration!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    As many others have said, the narrator (using the term loosely) basically ruins the story by his lack of competence in presenting the book. It was hard to keep listening to it, but I liked the story line (as usual with this series) and forced myself to continue.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked how they used Al in this story, and tied in the team all coaching girl's softball. Brought a bit more 'true life' to the story.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    Everything! He really didn't narrate, he read...and didn't do a great job at that! No inflection, no attempt to change character voices and he paused at the wrong times while reading. I will never listen to another book he is narrating.


    Was Hard Case V: Blood and Fear worth the listening time?

    If you can get past the narration, the story is pure John Harding...the Dark Lord.


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't use Don Kline again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tabari Z. Bomani
    New York, New York USA
    01/06/17
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    "Too preachy. Horrible Narration"

    No No and No. Use to like author's books for the most part. Don't write book at aTrump rally

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KD
    16/09/15
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    "Pass if you listened to the first four"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Kevin Pierce as the narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Don Kline’s performance?

    No offense to Don, but I couldn't listen to him as the Dark Lord or any of the characters I have come to enjoy from the first four books.


    Any additional comments?

    To be fair, I didn't get very far as the "performance" made it impossible to continue. I will try the old fashion text, but this was a pass.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Mitchell
    25/04/16
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    "awesome"

    this book was awesome! Every turn of a page was more more excitement 2 more words

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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