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Into the Crossfire Audiobook

Into the Crossfire: First Force

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Publisher's Summary

It has been four years since ex-Navy SEAL Jack Haliday, had an explosive run-in with a biker gang, wounding their leader, Gunner. During those years, Jack had acquired everything he ever wanted: a beautiful wife, daughter, and a lovely home in the suburbs - everything was just about as perfect as it could get, until Gunner returned to twist Jack's world inside-out with a vengeance that he could never have prepared for. Now Jack has a score to settle and he's got some friends to help him do it.

©2013 Cynthia S. McDonald (P)2017 Cynthia S. McDonald

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    Norma Miles 10/10/2017
    Norma Miles 10/10/2017
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    "She'll be the angel sitting on your shoulder."

    This book seems to suffer from an identity crisis. Whilst the basic idea of revenge by both a betrayed biker gang leader betrayed, as he saw it, by an undercover cop, and that same feeling in the heart of the cop himself, the story is also swamped with domestic sentimentality an a hint of romance: it takes seven chapters to get to the action story itself, first establishing a rather unrealistic idealised marital situation, complete with blow by stroke sex scene and is constantly awash with more emotional clutter.

    The narration, however, is good. Kevin Iggens' reading is well paced, with good intonation and expression and, although his voicings of the numerous characters is not overly individual, no clarity is lost by this. His was a distinctive reading rather than a full interpretation performance.

    The writing is occasionally sloppy and repetitive but mostly fair. However, it is the constant change of scenarios and addition of unecessary sentimentality which, despite the frequent action and inventive ideas, made Into the Crossfire a less than pleasurable book for this reader.

    I received my complimentary copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom, from the rights holder. My thanks for that. Despite some exciting and action filled sections, I found it too style confused to be able to recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Pamela M. Neumann
    14/10/17
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    "Great story"

    I totally enjoyed this book. Great characters and a storyline that kept me hooked the entire time. It’s a series, but can stand alone as well.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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  • mandy
    10/10/17
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    "Good story!"

    I really enjoyed the suspense in this story! Well written with a good plot, the story was engaging and had me interested from the start. Narration was good.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bikram Agarwal
    09/10/17
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    "Too frequent scene / tone changes."

    I received a free copy of this book from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    The book has a very good premise and setup for a thrilling / gritty story. The background created by the first few chapters of the book sets up the mood of the book and it's very promising. But then the author throws all kind of scenes in it and it gets very disjointed. There's a little bit of romance, some kink, explicit sex scene, cozy scenes with kids, bloody action scenes etc. And the scenes keep changing rapidly from chapter to chapter. This results in very confusing read, because you are unable to stay in a certain mood for the story. I wish the scene jumps were less frequent.

    The narration below average. No distinguishing element between different character voices.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    09/10/17
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    "Wow!!! What a story!"

    I loved all of the action and suspense this book had. The story had me hooked from the very beginning. Murder, Revenge, Romance and Suspense are great words to describe this book. I thought the story was well written and would definitely listen to more books by both the author and narrator. I thought the narrator did a good job, but he didn't have enough differences in the various characters as some other narrators perform. He did deliver the right emotions to his performance and has a pleasant voice. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I requested a review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written my review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly Smith
    Oklahoma City
    08/10/17
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    "Action packed"

    I really enjoyed this book. There is constantly something going on to hold your attention and keep you coming back for more. I will definitely listen to the next in the series....hopefully soon since the book was published in 2014. I hope audible will get Cindy McDonald's other series too. This is my first Cindy McDonald book and I absolutely loved it. I will be reading her books from now on if they don't come out in audible form. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bill Beaulac
    NEK Vermont
    04/10/17
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    "Too many ingredients spoil the story . . ."

    The story line has a ton of potential, but ti seemed to me that there were just too many stories within the story that didn't seem to fit together well in the final product. You have special forces, detectives, violent biker gangs, little children dealing with loss of a parent, graphic sexual acts, romance, and revenge all tossed into the mix. I got the sense that parts of the story were attempting to be very edgy and tough (biker hideout bondage scene with a policewoman who is an informant for the gang), then switches to endearing and soft (a little girl snuggling with him stuffed animal). The story jumped between incongruent scenes. I kept waiting for the story to pull together, but it never did for me.

    I also had a difficult time with the narrator as there was little change in his voice (aside from attempting to sound little a little girl) and even a smaller amount of dramatic effect. He just sort of marched on without much inflection. Although that style of reading works in many audiobooks, it just didn't seem to for me in this case. Perhaps the narrator had as much difficulty following the flow of the story as I did.

    Overall I would only recommend this book to someone that had a penchant for biker versus good guys and revenge themes as they overrode any potential for redeeming scenes to unfold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darc
    02/10/17
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    "Revenge"

    Into The Crossfire is an exciting fast-paced listen filled with suspense, murder and and a touch of romance.Ex-Navy Seal, turned detective, Jack Halliday has his world turned upside down, by a criminal from his past, Biker gang leader, Gunner The author shows just how far Jack will go to protect what is left of his family and how far Gunner will go to seek revenge.
    I couldn’t help but get drawn into the story as it is filled with intriguing characters, and numerous surprising twists and turns . I was kept guessing what would happen next I look forward to the next book in the series.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rhonda
    30/09/17
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    "Loaded with action and suspense!"

    Jack's past is coming after him in the form of the leader of a biker gang out for revenge. Jack is tough and very likeable and Gunner, the biker, is as bad as they get. This book has everything: murder and action, suspense and mystery, some laughs and even some tears. Hints of romance to come is also included. I liked this book very much and would like to see what comes next. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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