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Forced Ascent

The Demon Accords, Book 7
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Series: The Demon Accords, Book 7
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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Book Seven of the Demon Accords. Chris Gordon has never had an easy relationship with the White House. Now, after rescuing his goddaughter from a secret base in New Hampshire, it’s reached a new low. You drop one little asteroid onto the continental United States and the entire government goes crazy. On top of that Halloween is fast approaching and demons are popping through into our world every which way. Forced into the world of high-level politics, Chris and Tanya and their merry crew will have to stay two steps ahead of just about everyone if they’re going to have a chance in hell of preventing all Hell from breaking loose.

©2014 John Conroe (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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really?

I started really liking the series, until.
1.declan arrived.
2.that all the plots are the same, uncle sam calls, they come running to help like a good little American, then get shat on by the government.
that's it. it becomes so anoying, they do good, fighting evil. but come running back to the most evil thing of all the American government.
stupid, unrealistic and really really annoying.
the narration was excellent.
should have been an excellent series but the blind faith and attitude of the us gov makes it ridiculous and annoying.

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good continuation marred by disatisfaction

fantastic performance as ever from the narrator. the plot bounces alonf fantastically, building through several climaxes and feels like it should have ended after the Washington fight.


however it gets stretched out at the end for a few more chapters which feel unnecessary and undermine the flow. it then starts to build towards a showdown that then doesnt happen and the characters get flung out leaving a sense of unresolved frustration..reading / listening to it left me feeling disatisfied. the book ties off but there was no catharsis or cumuppance and it feels jarring after a fantastic overall story.

loved it but this feels almost like a point where im uncertain about continuing the story. the characters are great but in starting to dislike tanya and warming a lot more to stacia. chris feels too reactive, too much like a tool of those around him despite his frustration with a nigh omniscient government that never seems to suffer any consequences.

by the end i just wanted the president to fet a decent scare, for his advisors to suffer actual consequence which the book hints towards but doesnt deliver on.

overall a good book but should have tied off a few chapters earlier

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Well written and fun to listen to

Would you listen to Forced Ascent again? Why?

Yes because the book was filled with humour, excitement and very insightful

Who was your favorite character and why?

Arcadia

What does James Patrick Cronin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Just listening meant I could close my eyes imagine the characters. It is so well written that this is made easy and enjoyable.

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

Yes I felt the sadness and the joy.

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Loved this series

Loved this series. Its even better how the narrator gives a voice to each character and you really feel all emotions from his voices, joy, sadness, humor, this has lead me to by the rest of this series and lots more books the narrator does.

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  • Dennis
  • 03-12-15

A great story that keeps you interested

Would you consider the audio edition of Forced Ascent to be better than the print version?

I only have time for audio, truck driver with 8 hours aday driving. Love audio books and this series is great

What other book might you compare Forced Ascent to and why?

Love the whole series, this one is sort of stand alone with the many different characters and each has a role to play.

Which scene was your favorite?

Well the part where they save the hostages, and hand out some revenge

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

not sure this is a good title of the book

Any additional comments?

Look forward to reading all the rest and hope that Mr Conroe will keep writing them. Look forward the next ones

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  • tjalfe
  • 23-10-16

Dissapointing and Annoying ending :/

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

no not alone, the ending is just to bad and removes the main drag of the serie...

Would you be willing to try another book from John Conroe? Why or why not?

yes, because all the other books in the serie was awesome up to this point

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

if it was part of the rest of the serie properly... depend how the next book is, if it follows the bad of this book instead of bringing the good back i wouldnt.

Any additional comments?

I’ve loved the series all up to the end of this book… which just seems too stupid to believe -.-

They basically destroy the majority of what we have learned about the main character, destroying all the abilities we seen him gain, removing all the skills, intelligence and even the reactionary pattern of him doesn’t make sense to the rest of the books and up to this point.
It truly just destroys the Charm and awesome feeling of the main char being Super overpowered and send him back to being nothing more than a basic supernatural power… it is really damn sad……

Not sure why the author decided to suddenly go the direct opposite routed of the rest of the books….

Anyway the rest of the serie before this was awesome, this book was good besides the personality changes of his “bad side”, and the ending “makeup” with the usa. Which was both just stupid and silly


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I mean seriously, knocked out by gas?? His immune to sicknesses, he can only be poisoned by uranium, he can heal half his head in mili-seconds (but apparently the healing ignores the effect of gas ehem -.-) and even uranium have minor effect on him, and the speed gas would flow in would be snail slow compared to the speed of the main char….
Also his bad side refusing to kill now when there is direct danger, even though we know from earlier books it learned that holding back will get it killed -.- so makes no sense….
Seriously it’s the “be weak and useless because I need it for the plot” setup which was just beyond stupid :(

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-19

My least favorite so far

This is my least favorite so far, it went off the deep end for me. There were a couple points where I almost returned it. I am hopeful the next book gets back on track.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-19

Solid and very entertaining listen

The story allows us into the world of the things that go bump in the night and the different beings in that darkness, it lets us see how some of the more powerful entities may or may not be as they seem to be

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  • Jackie
  • 10-09-19

Want to Loose a Summer? Binge on!

One little asteroid! After all that was done for a country, I can't understand their snit over an asteroid. It's not like they think he's to powerful...

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  • George R.
  • 23-07-19

The best

The characters are excellent, the story line keeps moving on with few dead spots. If I could give it a thousand starts I would. I won't ramble here but BUY THE WHOLE SERIES you will not be sorry.

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  • Justin
  • 03-06-19

Awesome

I can not stop listening. My wife is hating these books!!! I listen to these more than I talk to her. Lol.

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  • Dennis
  • 16-12-18

Chris bites the dust, bummer!

The author struggles to come up with a story idea, so in my opinion, punts!

I did not like many parts of this story, because Chris, the superhero, fails to be super and gets taken down. While the ending resolved in a positive fashion, it wasn't because of Chris taking charge and over-coming! I kept expecting the same level of performance as in the earlier books, didn't happen in this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-11-18

Always AMAZING!!!!

Another wonderful book. I absolutely love this series. I hope you will also enjoy all of their adventures.

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  • Jason M. Ross
  • 06-08-18

Excellent read

John Conroe's series, "The Demon Accords," keeps getting better and better. If you are a fan of the Harry Dresden seres, give this series a try. Christian like Dresden keeps getting himself into deeper trouble.