Friday, November 15, 2013

Audiobook Blog Tour: Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard - Review and Giveaway


Hi lovelies!! Welcome to my tour stop for the audiobook of Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard. I have my review for you, and a tour giveaway!!

  • Publisher: Fantastic Press
  • Publish date: 08/08/13
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Read by: Ben Sullivan
  • Length: 8 hours and 26 minutes
  • Source: Audiobook provided by the publisher for blog tour
Purchase : Audible iTunes | Amazon 

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!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13631607-lethal-circuit?ac=1

My Thoughts

I don't read a lot of adult books in this genre anymore, but this one sounded really good, and having liked another book that I had listened to from this same author, I wanted to give it a try. I am really glad I did. I was instantly intrigued with the story and was looking forward to each chapter to discover what was really going on and how the different POV's all came together. This isn't the type of story that you can just kind of go with, you really do need to pay attention to things. I really liked that about it though. It had plenty of action, a bit of romance, a lot of secrets, and overall was just a really entertaining read. I loved getting to know what was going on through the multiple POV's and thought that it rounded out the story well.

The main character of the story is Michael, who is looking for his father in Hong Kong. His father is thought to be dead, but he wants to find out the truth. He never expects to discover the things that he does while he's there, much less fight for his life. He teams up with Kate, an agent who had worked with his father. Together they try to follow the clues to find his father and also some other secrets. He is tough and smart. He knows not to trust people easily, but he is also naive in some ways. I really liked him and enjoyed his journey. We get bits of his past and the type of relationship he and his father had and also get to see some changes in him as he goes through everything on this dangerous journey.

The other POV's are great too,  but I won't go into details since I don't want to go too much into the story. I will say that I really did like Mobi's POV and the part of the story that we get from him all the way on the other side of the work in California where he is trying to find a way to stop the Chinese Satellite from coming into the Earth's atmosphere. Since the satellite is made with old technology, it isn't easy to just hack into the system to re-route it or stop it. The story is really complex, but not confusing. It is quite the adventure to say the least. It's full of betrayals, conspiracies, and things that have been kept hidden and secret from long, long ago. Many people are trying to get to the bottom of things, while others are fighting hard, but smartly at keeping them secret no matter what the cost. It was hard to know who to trust or not. I kept second guessing myself  for the first half of the book.

The audio was good, but not fantastic. I think I would have really enjoyed the book more had I read it myself. The narrator did well, but I think this was more of a recording thing. I noticed that sometimes it seemed like it was recorded in a big empty room and you could almost hear the echoing of the empty space, or that the microphone was a little too sensitive. The narrator did well at the different voices, and the emotional aspect of the characters most of the time though. The only time I felt that it seemed a little boring or off was actually a romantic type scene. It was read as just words on a page. Not that I need any overly dramatic effects going or anything, but the narrator almost seemed bored with the scene it seemed. There were a few instances that it seemed that way, but in general I thought he was a fabulous narrator that I would listen to again.

This book was interesting and enjoyable. There is plenty of action to keep you entertained and just enough slower spots to let you really focus on what is going on. Not something for everyone, but what book is. If you enjoy books in this genre, I would definitely suggest this one. I really loved the science aspect of this, and the history. I thought that the way the history of it was brought into modern times was really awesome. I know I have been really vague about what this is all about, but with what is already said in the synopsis, I don't want to give anything more away. I am definitely a fan of this author and look forward to reading, or listening to more of his books. 


*An audiobook copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.


About the Author:
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!

Author Sites:

Website | Twitter | Facebook 


Giveaway

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11 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I don't usually read books in this genre and I actually think I enjoyed it more as an audio and would have not been as into it if it had been a book. It's interesting how that seems to be different for everyone.

    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop for this!

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  3. Hmm, not sure if I like this book. Still it sounds great.

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  4. I'm glad you liked the story! Thanks for listening and reviewing! Cheers, Lars

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