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You Only Get One Shot

Narrated by: Steve White
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

What would you do if someone demanded you write the best story of your life, to be judged online, and that your life depended on it?

Four well-known authors receive an email telling them they are responsible for a suicide. Their antagonist makes it clear she is out for revenge, and they have no option but to comply. Their task is to post the best story they can imagine online and await judgement. 

Filled with guilt, anxiety, and even a few murderous tendencies, each writer weaves their tale and hopes for the best. It’ll be the competition of their lives. 

Who’s story will win? Will anyone survive? 

If you enjoy tense, fast-paced horror, then you will love Kevin J. Kennedy and J.C. Michael’s You Only Get One Shot! Your shot is now. Listen to You Only Get One Shot today. 

©2017 Kevin J. Kennedy (P)2018 Kevin J. Kennedy

Critic reviews

"Kennedy & Michael's You Only Get One Shot is quite a clever noir narrative, blending several gritty tales together into one unforgettable 'escape by your wits' premise that will keep you turning the pages in terror till the twisty end is brilliantly unveiled. Gleefully disturbing and darkly terrifying to writers like me, this is such a clever and diffuse story, with the same puzzling torment of the Saw movies, but all the grit of a pulp crime novel. If you have this book in your hands or on the screen right now, you better buy it right away, because you only get one shot...." (Michael A. Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Play Dead)

"You Only Get One Shot gives all new meaning to a publishing deadline! Quite entertaining!" (Weston Kincade, author of the A Life of Death series) 

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You only get one shot

Cleverly written, the book takes you through a range of emotions. You're going to love some of these characters, and likely hate some of them equally as much.

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Oh wow what a book. It’s definitely not a boring I can tell you that, and you are definitely going to be a little more careful who’s hard work you criticize or laugh at from now on.

Something as simply as not giving someone the proper response to there work can go such a long way, and for four writers that appears to be exactly what they all did wrong.

After apparently criticizing an up and coming writers hard work, which leads to said writer taking there own life, four well known authors face off with a deranged women who wants them all to suffer the same fate.

Only one can survive, but who will it be? The offer is out there, write the story of there lives. I mean it’s not that hard to do right, there all authors. But a twist has them all making decisions they normally wouldn’t, so it’s kill or be killed. That’s the only option.

That ending though... oh boy I pity the people who make this women mad. She smart, cunning and gunning for revenge. Literally!!


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5 stories in 1

What a great little story; 4 writers with different short stories all wrapped up within the overall story, such a great idea.
The book was very well read, although some of the accents (more the women and the upper class reading of their stories) weren’t 100% to my taste, but the rest were excellent.
Would happily listen to more from both author and narrator!
This is an honest review of a free review copy

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  • stlblue1
  • 13-06-18

Interesting

I found this book very unique. As it states, four horror writers have to write a story to save their lives. Lucky for us we get to hear each of these stories too. This is really four stories within a story. They were not all great, but overall the book was pretty good. The narration was a little rushed in places but he does a nice job.

I was given this book at no charge. This review was not required and is my own.

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  • Ren Jo
  • 10-06-18

Interesting way to weave together short stories

This book was a creative way to include several short stories as part of the main story. It was cleverly done so that it was easy to follow. Each short story was interesting on its own, and the main story tied it all together.

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  • R. Alderman
  • 21-10-19

A narrative of the burdens a writer faces

"You only get one shot" This story illuminates the burdens many writers face both real and imagined. Such a clever way to express the anxieties of thin-skinned writers as they offer up the contents of their creative heart to the uncaring and sick world. I have personally encountered the type of readers that the authors discuss in the narrative arc of the character's inner and outer story. I could not stop the audiobook once I started it. The narrator's vocals were smooth and engaging even with the thick accent.

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  • timj26
  • 21-10-19

No pressure

With life and death on the line Four authors are forced to write what they consider their best work
A well narrated tale of revenge perfect for dark thriller fans
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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  • wendy ballard
  • 11-06-18

real good

Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!!

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