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Publisher's Summary

Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue-the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers.

When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue.

©2014 Simon & Winter, Inc. (P)2015 Simon & Winter, Inc.

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“Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again.” -Kirkus Reviews

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  • Sheri
  • 19-04-2015

Dissappoinrment

The storyline was predictable. I thought I was listening a manual on how to be a spy instead of a novel. The narration was monotone and lacked enthusiasim.

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  • R. Davis
  • 15-01-2015

Well written and even better audio!

What made the experience of listening to Blood Line: 1 the most enjoyable?

I like the voice of the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

It is was exciting and thought provoking.

Which character – as performed by Mark Westfield – was your favorite?

Ron Granger

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the epilogue.

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  • Jarret
  • 07-03-2020

Blood Less: Show, don't tell.

Could not get through it. Up to chapter four and got sick of the stakeless retelling. In writing as in movies, show don't tell. I don't know how anyone could like it.

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  • Rodrigo De Carlos Boutet
  • 07-02-2017

Awful story

A really bad story, with plain characters. Not worth to lose one's time, even for entertainment

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  • Ross
  • 15-04-2016

Misses every mark

Would you ever listen to anything by John J. Davis again?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Westfield’s performances?

Maybe

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Such a silliness - unbelievable events - daughter unaware of any of her parents past. Just a big disappointment - did not bother to finish this one - got to Chapter 5 and went elsewhere.....

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-04-2015

Entertaining but Narration is rough to get thru

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Narrator. Several times I found myself thinking how good this would be with better narration.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Satisfaction. Its a very pat ending but I didn't mind I thought it fit the story line.

How could the performance have been better?

Needs a different narrator, period. Honestly, it sounded incredibly similar to the computer reader on my Kindle. I could only tolerate it for doses at a time over several days which is out of character for me as I usually finish my books in about 36 hours.

Do you think Blood Line: A Thriller needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. As the book begins and you get to know the characters you "know" that other books are coming - or should be!

Any additional comments?

I hate to read reviews in which the authors/narrators are bashed. So I hope that my review will not be received that way. No offense to the narrator but the voice was totally wrong for this book.

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  • Jacky
  • 08-08-2015

Do NOT waste money on this rubbish

I am appalled that Audible allowed a book that is so awful to be amongst its books.

The book is about a family who appear normal and have their lives upturned by a 'robbery' The mother turns out to be an ex Mossad agent and the father a halfbreed American Indian CIA one man hit team. Daughter meanwhile is a gifted genius who cannot put a precious foot wrong. The reading is dreadful and really overacted. Stupid sound effects just interfere and are totally unnecessary. The plot is so implausible. It is dire and filled in with explanations of all mother and father's hits and murders, as if!!!!

No I would certainly not recommend this drivel and really do not waste your money or credits on it. I regret bitterly doing so.

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