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Ocean of Fear Audiobook

Ocean of Fear: The Cruise FBI Thriller Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Blackmailed into working for the cartel, a brilliant robotics engineer helps them deliver drugs. When an FBI agent learns the truth, will she arrest him or recruit him?

Spamming inboxes provides Baxter Cruise with easy college money after his parents die. But when he trips over the corpse of a murdered professor, his cozy world explodes.

Avoiding the police, Baxter's professor friend, goes on the run. Is he afraid? Or was he the hitman?

When a student asks Baxter for help on a project, Baxter finds out that his friend was working for the cartel. Drug running isn't in the same league as spam, but unless Baxter agrees to finish the project, they'll kill him.

While an FBI agent hunts the professor's brutal assassin, every angle of her investigation points to Baxter. He's hiding something, but he's in too deep to trust her with the truth.

The cartel needs Baxter's robotics expertise for a single lethal project. After that, there's no reason to keep him alive. Kidnapped from his ivory tower to work on weapons of destruction, he just wants to go home.

It's not Baxter's war. But he's the only one who can stop it.

Recommended listening order:

All of my thrillers race through the same story world, so characters from one series may appear in the others. You can listen by series or by the order of publication.

The Masters CIA Thriller Series:

-3 Lies
-The Masters' Key
-Dead Storm

The Cruise FBI Thriller Series:

-Ocean of Fear
-Spider Games

The Fender Hacker Thriller Series:

-Dark Pool

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    Norma Miles 04/08/2017
    Norma Miles 04/08/2017
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    ""Into the realm of pirates ...""
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    A taut and exciting thriller with a feel of authenticity made more real by the excellent characterisations and narration.
    A young robotics expert finds himself involved in more than he expected after his mentor asks him to look after his dog and deliver a flash drive to one of the campus professors. He finds her dead, just murdered, and awakening fears for his own life become reality.

    Well written, Helen Hanson's story is atmospheric and gripping from first to last. Narrator Patrick Nolan, reads with clarity and with just sufficient emotional cadence to make him a joy to hear, plus his voicings of the various protagonists is also good, each individual and distinctive. The narration enhances this already excellent book.

    Although completely stand alone, this is the first book of a series, fortunately, as it would be a great shame not to find out more about the ongoing lives of the main protagonists, so real do they become to the listener. I was very fortunate in that I was gifted with a complementary copy of Ocean of Fear by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you very much. My acceptance of this gift carried no conditions, but my enjoyment of it is why I can rate it highly and recommend it to all enjoying good thrillers.

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  • Jan
    24/07/17
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    "Great Thriller!"

    I was pulled into this book from the very beginning. I really enjoyed how fast paced this story was. Although the characters were not perfect, they were endearing. This book is a standalone listen, yet it is listed as part of a series. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I leave it up to the professionals to write the synopsis as they are much more eloquent. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. Regarding the narrator, I thought that Patrick Nolan did an excellent performance was able to put so much emotion and tension into the book that one would not get just reading it. This was the first book by either author or narrator that I have listened to, and I will look for more by them as both are very talented.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kelvin L. Reed
    Las Vegas
    12/08/17
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    "Intriguing"

    "Ocean of Fear: A Cruise FBI Thriller" (2014) is an intriguing novel about Baxter Cruise, a brilliant young man working on his master’s degree in robotics. Baxter is forced to help a dangerous, ruthless drug cartel build a robotic system that will move their product underwater, knowing when he’s finishes he will be killed. However, determined FBI Special Agent Claudia Seagal is searching for him. It’s a well told story that turns up the action towards the second half. Strongly recommended. Audiobook given free in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bikram Agarwal
    10/08/17
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    "A good thriller."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    This one I can recommend. I've been reading a lot of mystery novels and most of them are pretty basic or flat out bad. This one was a little interesting and had my attention. The writing is crisp and pacing is apt.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    The voice acting was alright, except for the female voice parts. Those parts were whispery and didn't sound right.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    A movie could be made on it. Probably Brie Larson or Amy Adams can star in it as the agent. And Matt Damon can play the other protagonist.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    08/08/17
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    "Good thriller"

    Lots of things happening here but it works! Pulled me through from beginning to end! Great narration. Definitely a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy Smith
    Naples, TX
    07/08/17
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    "Solid thriller read"

    Folks don't always follow the moral path and when Venezuela drug cartel find out, you're an easy target to exploit. This was a fast-paced thriller that held my attention throughout. I was unfamiliar with the author but plan to check on her other works as well as this series. Patrick Nolan did well narrating and giving each character a different voice so it was easy to connect with the story. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler U.
    07/08/17
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    "A great new anti-terrorism series"

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

    Technology, cartels, terrorism and the alphabet soup that battles them. A formula for a great book. The narrator was engaging and the overall experience was great. It was definitely an edge of your seat sort of story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lia
    Sutton, Australia
    06/08/17
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    "Complicated But Interesting"

    I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.

    Talk about complicated characters! Baxter Cruise is a student of robotics, paying his way through school with his spamming business, not a pure hero. His teacher is not a wonderful person either, but when the teacher goes missing, Baxter looks for him and winds up in a dangerous world. It was quite an interesting technological adventure and I am looking forward to other books in the series.

    Patrick Nolan was excellent with the delivery of the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • eris
    05/08/17
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    "A fun tech thriller"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the pacing of the book. It eases you into the characters and the situation, and slowly builds upon it. By the time the final act gets going you are invested in the characters and the outcome.


    What about Patrick Nolan’s performance did you like?

    Patrick Nolan did a very good job on all the voices, and kept everything moving along very well. He made all of the characters unique and easy to understand.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun little book and a seemingly great start to a series. It has a nice pace and good action scenes that will make you keep listening. The narrator brings the characters to life well, and puts forth a quiet menace with one of the characters that build the suspense whenever he is around. If you are a fan of thrillers I recommend checking this one out.



    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
  • Amanda
    IL United States
    01/08/17
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    "Good tech thriller"

    The overall premise of this book was a grad robotics student named Baxter dabbles in minor illegal activity and accidentally ends up involved with a cartel boss and terrorists. The characters are likable although Baxter is not the brightest crayon in the box it kept my interest and had some good twists and turns. My only complaint is that the narrator struggles with female voices. He makes the female detective sound like a breathy whisper most of the time. Not so annoying to. be distracting from the story but still a little blah. I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook from a copy supplied at no charge by the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Abbott
    Ogden, UT, USA
    30/07/17
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    "I love an intelligent author!"
    Would you listen to Ocean of Fear again? Why?

    I'm not a fan of listening to or reading books more than once, but if I was out of books I hadn't listened to, this would be high on my list of ones to listen to again. There are a lot of thrillers on the market. What distinguishes this one is that the authoress intelligently plays with words. For example, "A smile slithered across his face" when describing the bad guy's expression. It makes me smile and enjoy a book more. This is a book about a brilliant college graduate student, suddenly deprived of his income when his parents tragically get killed in an accident. He has ethics, which he proves later in the book, but it isn't beneath him to get a little dirty with some white collar crime. Suddenly, he finds himself forced into the world of serious crime, terrorism and drugs, with no way out. He plays along because he knows that the longer he does that, his life will be extended....but he doesn't see his life extending beyond the project he is being forced to complete. A very bright FBI agent and Baxter's roommate, a robot he built, realize the gravity of his situation and the agent maneuvers a rescue. As I said, I don't like to listen to books more than once....but my next credit will be spent on book 2 of this series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    In the latter part of the book, I was on the edge of my seat. The run up to that part was exciting and really drew you into the lives of these interesting characters. I don't think that I would have been on the edge of my seat had the author not developed the characters in the book to the point where you really liked them and cared about them. I stayed up way too late one night to finish this book because I didn't want to put it down until I saw how it all played out.


    What does Patrick Nolan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Patrick Nolan did a great job bringing the characters to life. A lot of narrators stretch their voices trying to give each character a distinct voice. Usually, that winds up being a disaster. Nolan was clear, exciting, didn't overact. His rendition allowed me to pay attention to the story rather than the narrator.


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

    Sometimes, a little bit of innocent crime isn't.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and would recommend spending a credit for it. It's an easy listen, but an exciting one. My hours were well spent.

    I was provided a copy of this book free of charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review. Because I rely heavily on reviews when deciding to purchase a book, I would never say anything I didn't thoroughly believe, free copy or not. I liked this book enough to be buying the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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