Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard Audiobook Review

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Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard Audiobook ReviewLethal Circuit by Lars Guignard
Series: Michael Chase #1
Published by Fantastic Press on 2013
Genres: Fiction, Spy thriller, Spy Thriller, World or cultural
Format: Audiobook
Source: CBB Promotions
Goodreads
four-stars
Jaw-dropping action and a fantastic narrator make this audiobook captivating and unpredictable.

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Synopsis:

From Best-selling Amazon author Lars Guignard comes the number-one turbo-charged, action spy thriller Lethal Circuit.

A Chinese satellite is on a crash course with Earth.

It contains enough plutonium to irradiate a large city.

And that’s the good news…

Michael Chase is a twenty-six year old backpacker, a recent college graduate, an amateur. He flew to Hong Kong to find his missing father. Four hours later, he’s running for his life. The Chinese Secret Police want him dead. The Conspiracy wants him dead. And the one person who he thinks is on his side, may want him dead too. If Michael is going to live, he’ll need to find a hidden piece of Nazi technology lost since World War II. And he’ll have to do it before anyone else. Because if he doesn’t, a little plutonium is going to be the least of his problems.

Can Michael Chase team up with a beautiful but deadly MI6 agent to locate a lethal piece of Nazi technology that will save the world?

If you can’t get enough of the action of Lee Child and Vince Flynn, the intrigue of Robert Ludlum, and the adventure of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, you are going to LOVE Lethal Circuit!

Book can be found at: Audible | iTunes | Amazon | GoodReads

My Thoughts
Hello! I’m Tanya and welcome to Mom’s Small Victories stop on the Lethal Circuit Blog Tour.

We love spy action movies but I have never read or listened to a spy thriller book. When Candace at Candace’s Book Blog and CBB Promotions contacted me about listening to the audiobook, I decided to give it a try. I love listening to audiobooks when I need to stay awake on a long drive or I am doing housework and I always have one going on my phone.

Lethal Circuit has all the elements of an engaging spy novel: fast-paced, jaw-dropping action, a race against time before a nuclear reaction annihilates life on the West Coast of the US, betrayal and espionage. Michael Chase doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into when he tries to find the father they buried but who he thinks might still be alive. What was his father after and why does the trail lead Michael halfway across the world to Hong Kong? On a chase that starts in Hong Kong and takes him through remote villages of China, Michael does not give up on his quest for the truth.

I enjoyed the author’s writing style, he gave enough technical detail to support the intensity of the action and to make the reader feel the heat and peril of Michael’s situation. Some of the action is a but far-fetched, but isn’t achieving the impossible part of what we love about spy movies and books? This book had me captivated and was unpredictable, I never guessed what would happen next.

I thought it unique the way the author alternated the present with lessons Michael’s father taught him during his childhood. Michael’s close relationship with his father made me root for him to the dramatic, hanging off the cliff end.

Narrator Ben Sullivan was fantastic. Often, I have a problem with solo male narrators doing squeaky, high pitched voices for the female characters. However, Ben was seamless in transitioning between male and female voices and even between English, American and Chinese accents. I was amazed that all the voices came from the same narrator.

This was my first experience with using the Audible app on my Droid to listen and it was easy to use and had good quality sound. Thanks Candace for passing this audiobook along, I thoroughly enjoyed the first story in the Michael Chase series and look forward to seeing what adventure the next book takes Michael on.

Ready to win a copy? There are 3 e-books and 3 audiobooks to give away for this blog tour (open internationally)! Be sure to head over to the blog tour giveaway page to enter for your chance to win!
 

Challenges Satisfied:

Around the World in 80 Books – China

Do you enjoy audiobooks? What spy novels have you read or listened to? Let me know, I love getting comments from you and discussing good books. As always, happy reading!

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About Lars Guignard

From Goodreads: “Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His work can be seen on television screens across the globe in such cult classics as Beastmaster and Big Wolf on Campus. Lars’s bestselling novel, Lethal Circuit, has been a TOP 100 Amazon Spy Thriller since its release. In addition to the Circuit series, Lars is the author of the children’s adventure series, Ghost Leopard, and the paranormal mystery series, Brood. Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the third Michael Chase thriller for release in 2013.”

17 comments

    • Tanya M says:

      Hope you entered the giveaway!

      I enjoy listening to audiobooks when I walk too. With all the excitement in this one, it definitely got my heart racing a bit when our hero tries to escape his precarious situations! I actually finished listening to it while I was walking outside, just before the phone ran out of battery! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Tanya M says:

      I hadn’t read a spy novel until Lethal Circuit, I figured I liked spy movies so why not give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it :) I used to love mysteries as a kid, Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie.

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