Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard Audiobook Review

Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard Audiobook Review

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Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard
Series: Michael Chase #1
Published by Fantastic Press
Publication Date: 2013
Setting: China
Pages: 342
Format: Audiobook
Source: CBB Promotions

Jaw-dropping action and a fantastic narrator make this audiobook captivating and unpredictable.

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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!


About Lars Guignard

Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and a graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His debut thriller novel, Lethal Circuit, has been
an amazon top 100 Technothriller since its release.
Guignard has wanted to write Indian stories for kids ever since he attended a boarding school in the majestic Himalayas. The time he spent in the “school above the clouds” affected him
profoundly, and once he returned home to North America he was struck by the lack of children’s stories from India available in our culture. Since India is such an incredible country, he decided
to write a series of action adventure books for young adults about India to introduce young readers to this magical, mystical land. So if you’re looking for a great book adventure for kids, try Ghost Leopard today!


    1. 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.

  1. I love listening to book when I go out for a walk. Unfortunately, I haven’t been walking lately! Maybe winning an audiobook is just what I need to get out there and walk!

    1. 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!

  2. This was my first spy novel too, so I think as far as what to expect- I didn’t have a clue! And the twists and turns totally caught me off guard! I loved all the surprises and the big twist at the end had my jaw dropping!

    Thanks so much for giving this a try! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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