Nine years ago, Claymore Beller tried to do the right thing. It was the last thing he did. In retaliation for his efforts, his mafia bosses laid waste to his family. Only the youngest — Cynthia — came up fighting.
Three years ago, Lee Maxwell made the same error. His wife and daughter paid for his mistake. In a haze of booze and regret, Lee disappeared.
Now, Owen Dunham is following the trail of the ‘Grudge Ninja’ — only all the evidence is false and the profilers can’t get their heads around anything except the obvious fact that the Ninja is extracting a deadly revenge for an old wrong.
As the Ninja gets bolder and far more dangerous, Owen is forced to recognize that he hasn’t always made the best decisions — he’s spent far too much time trying to be right. Even as he questions whether bringing in the ninja is the right thing to do, the voice in the back of his head is telling him it will make his career …
I started listening to A.J. Scudeire’s Resonance and had planned on listening to the audio movie version of this book as well until my car stereo broke. I can only imagine how much better this book would have been listening to it. It was a great read, and pulls you into the story from the very first chapter. It has intrigue, deception, three main characters who intertwine stories with easy and it doesn’t stop until the very last page.
As I approached the last bit, I had the gnawing fear that somehow it wouldn’t end very well, but let me tell you, Scudiere keeps it up right until the end. It’s no wonder that the audio movie is up for two 2011 Audie Awards! The winners will be announced during the book filled week of May when the Book Expo America and Book Blogger Convention take place in addition to NY Book Week. If you have an opportunity, please vote for Vengeance in the categories of best Thriller/Suspense and best Audio Drama.
So what is an audio movie? Well it’s just what it sounds like. You listen as the unabridged story is read by not one person, but multiple voice actors each playing a different character and in addition to that they have sound effects and a score to go along as well. Since I haven’t been able to listen to Vengeance that way yet, I can’t say just how good it is, but I am loving Resonance (Scudiere’s other audio movie) and don’t think I’m putting myself out on a limb by saying Vengeance will be just as good if not better.
As a bonus to my readers, I’ve been given the opportunity to give away the MP3 download of the audio movie, and one lucky winner will receive the limited edition, USB flash drive with the whole audio movie on it.
Keep an eye out next week for your chance to enter to win this unique USB audio movie as well as download your copy of the MP3 files. Until then, you can download and read the first two chapters of the book:
So what do you think of the idea of audio movies? Have you listened to any of them already? Would you recommend them? I’m going to need some more to check out once I’ve finished Resonance and given Vengeance a listen.
I would also like to give a shout out to Marissa at JKSCommunications for giving me the opportunity to review not only Vengeance, but Resonance as well in both book format and audio movie. And without her, you, lucky reader, wouldn’t have the chance to win this USB drive! Thanks Marissa!