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To Serve and Protect Audiobook

To Serve and Protect: Onset, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A small town cop with an unexpected gift. A shadowy government agency on the side of justice. A call no good man could turn away.

When vampires attack David White's small town, only luck, firepower, and the intervention of an elite government task force saves his life. The aftermath of the attack leaves him in the middle of the world's biggest secret: the existence of government agencies that regulate the supernatural.

They insist that David's "luck" is actually a supernatural gift, and he's immediately recruited into ONSET, the most shadowy part of America's thin blue line of police protectors.

Questioning both his gifts and the agency he now serves, David is drawn into an escalating battle that threatens all of humanity. If he isn't what ONSET thinks he is, the entire world may pay the price.

©2016 Glynn Stewart (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    John O'Neill Dublin, Ireland 26/11/2017
    John O'Neill Dublin, Ireland 26/11/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "An highly enjoyable more mature urban fantasy."

    This book is pure enjoyment. I hope to listen to more from Glynn Stewart like Onset 2.

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    Trevor James London, UK 10/11/2017
    Trevor James London, UK 10/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Would make a good TV show"

    The performance was fine but although I nearly made it to the very end I couldn't manage to force myself through the bad writing. The dialogue is poor and the prose not much better. Usually I can ignore it because of the story (Dresden books are great imo) but this was just too much at times. Yes Sir! seemed to be the most important dialogue in the book and some of the repetitive use of words was just jarring. The worst thing though was the story. There's no antagonist of interest, just a series of let's go here and now let's go there, flying around the world fighting monsters. Honestly, it reads like an author who has spent more time watching Netflix than reading novels and tbh it would make a good sci fi series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Reena
    Bywong, Australia
    13/11/17
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    "Waiting for Book 2"

    A seamless blend of military action, magic and human nature. Too often the magic component of a story gets too fluffy and ruins the entire book. Not so here. The occasional emotional moment but in a believable way. Likeable characters with strengths and flaws and enough baddies to keep them on the hop. A great narrator and r-e-a-l-i-s-t-i-c dialogue! Just when I thought the plot was starting to veer toward ordinary there was another surprise and I wanted to hear more. One of the rare occasions where I listened to every word - (yep, right up until the end). I find that most stories run out of puff before the end of the book or worse, involve an unsatisfying ending. I'm looking forward to book 2.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jase
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    07/11/17
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    "Awesome book"

    Just get the book it's a great book. If you enjoy Johnathan Maberrys work you will probably like onset. There are a few slow spots but, all around a great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • William A. Rossin
    04/11/17
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    "The rare sort of book i always hope to find"

    How i wish all the books i choose could be this good. it's the rare book i always to find. the people have become real, the story alive, and the hero is a real hero. well done Glynn Stewart and Ray Pòrter!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    Travel Nurse
    08/11/17
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    "Overall very good"

    The story line is interesting.. I see that there are two other books in this series, however they are not available at this time. I did notice that Ray Porter is not the Narrator for those books. I love Ray Porter, I was looking for a book narrated by him when I ran across this book. Since he’s not the narrator for the next two I won’t be following up with this series

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • alan
    06/12/17
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    "different but way good"

    this book was not what I thought it going to be but turned out great. lord of the rings vibe with modern military and political characters mixed together with ray porter bringing it to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly Williams
    02/12/17
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    "Brillant story line with a sh-t ton of acton. "
    What made the experience of listening to To Serve and Protect the most enjoyable?

    Its mixture of monster fighting set in believable setting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David White because of his abiity to kick ass .


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    David White


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

    Yes ,adrenilin filled action


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donald
    27/11/17
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    "Wow just wow!!! "

    Not one to give spoilers and won’t , but don’t miss listening to this book!!! Only complaint is the next book is not out yet!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicorellius
    Portland, OR
    24/11/17
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    "Really wish I had the whole series! "

    Absolutely loved it! coming from the sci-fi genre, this story in the supernatural was refreshing. The characters were phenomenal and the story gripping. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denver
    20/11/17
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    "my new favorite! "

    This book was so enjoyable ! I only spotted it because I look for books read by Ray Porter and what a nice surprise! Now I have a new author to enjoy as well. I saw that there are more books in the series but not on Audible yet so I'll wait for those -I hope the rest will be coming soon or I'll have to break down and read the rest of the series :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Pagosa Springs, Co United States
    19/11/17
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    "great book"

    the book stayed interesting and had some new ideas. the narater was good. I would like to listen to another in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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