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  • The Mad Mick Series, Book 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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The Mad Mick

By: Franklin Horton
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
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Summary

Conor Maguire nearly lost his daughter Barb when she was three years old, injured by the drunk driver that killed his wife. When the justice system failed him, Conor - the son and grandson of IRA bombers - retaliated against the driver in dramatic and gruesome fashion. While an ironclad alibi prevented the police from pinning the murder on Conor, it did not prevent a covert agency within the US government from recruiting the talented young bomber and machinist.

For over 25 years, Conor designed and built custom weapons of death and destruction at his compound in the mountains of Virginia. Then a series of devastating terror attacks brought down the United States. Conor and Barb assumed they were safe in their secure compound. They had food and a water source. They were armed and highly-trained. Then Barb was kidnapped.

The kidnappers, needing slave labor for their farm, didn’t know why Conor was known as "The Mad Mick". They didn’t know the fear and respect his name invoked in the shadowy world of covert operations. They didn’t know that when it came to protecting his family, he was without conscience, without compassion, and without equal.

But they would soon find out.

©2018 Franklin Horton (P)2018 Franklin Horton

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Great read

Not the beat performance by voice narrator and not the best by F.Horton. However I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it though I'm not jumping up and down like I usually am after reading something by Horton. Kevin pearce is my top all time favourite narrator but he definitely cant pull of an irish accent and considering the two main characters are Irish you think this would have been addressed with more thought. Apart from not being so good at the irish accent which was a bug bare throughout the story, kevin nailed the rest with his natural sounding voice over giving a real life perception of characters.

The story was full of swings and roundabouts of course which were great and yes had me on the edge if my seat but there was a lack of emotion in the reader (that's me) due to the insincere and lack of depth character mick. if your daughter is missing you assume the worst and would assume she is being raped several times a day by thr animals who have her so standing around making jokes at dead men saying 'can ya gimme some dorectuons' is far from realistic and a real let down, leaving me detached from the character akd let down by the writer. The lack of urgency and panic in Mick added to severe any way of seeing the character as believable. This writer usually makes it all feel so real but in this case he failed I'm afraid. However it was still a good read and I would still recommend it, it's just not up there with Franklain or Kevin's best. Pull your finger out boys!

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great

so far this series started with a bang! I trashy like this book. moving on to the second one now..

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Explosive!

I loved this book, it was action packed, explosive and full of suspense. I can't wait to start the next book.

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Good story

I enjoyed listening to this book. There was a good amount of action. The actual story didn't seem to progress very much, but maybe it's because the scene is being set for the following books.

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not the worst book

only a couple of things I didn't like Irish characters not great Irish accent and Irish daughters call their fathers daddy well at least my friends and I did

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