May 022014

Review: Blown Circuit + Giveaway

Review: Blown Circuit + GiveawayBlown Circuit (Michael Chase #2) by Lars Guignard
Narrated by: Russell Jonas
Published by Fantastic Press on Dec 12, 2012
Genres: Adult, Thriller
Format: Audiobook from Author
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

WARNING: Blown Circuit, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the #1 spy thriller, Lethal Circuit, is here. If you don't like turbo-charged action adventure, then you'd better find some place to hide.

Michael Chase is back.
But now he has enemies. Deadly enemies.
Good thing Michael is in no mood to play nice.

Michael survived China. Barely. But now he's got bigger problems. A pair of coordinates broadcast on an obscure frequency have brought Michael to Istanbul, Turkey where credible chatter has emerged that a terrorist group plans to use a devastating device to hold the world hostage.

Designed by Nikola Tesla, arguably the greatest inventor of the Twentieth Century, the device is experimental, it is capable, and it has been missing for almost sixty years.

If Michael is to prevent a catastrophe, he'll need to get to the device before the Conspiracy or risk upsetting the global balance of power forever. Of course, finding the Tesla Device is one thing, knowing whom he can trust with it is another matter entirely.

To survive, he'll have to do both. If he doesn't, what started as a bad day is about to become a disaster.

Can Michael fight his way through the lies and deception to save the world?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

An exciting espionage story with a distinct political slant, this was quite the adventure. Taking place mostly in Turkey, this story is a nonstop thriller.

Similar to the first story, there is a lot of political and historical information which I found myself a little lost following. But the action more than makes up for it as the plots rolls by super fast with lots of twists, turns and surprises. It’s not really necessary to completely understand the political aspects to enjoy the urgency of the book.

I listened to the audiobook version, and this is definitely the way to go. Unlike the first book, the audiobook production really enhanced the story. Not only did the voice fit Michael’s personality, but I don’t think I’ve listened to a more involved narrator. The excitement and energy that the narrator brought made the story that much more harrowing. It’s obvious that the narrator got sucked into the story and the enthusiasm that he brought to the production was incredible.

Overall, this was a very action-packed thriller whose political content may be a bit sensitive for some readers. I enjoyed the twists and turns of the story, although there were a lot fewer reveals and series advancements than in the first book. The audiobook production added a great layer to the story, and I’d recommend going that route if you plan to read the book.

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  4 Responses to “Review: Blown Circuit + Giveaway”

  1. I agree, this audiobook was really incredible narration. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

  2. I’m glad you liked Russell’s narration. He really nailed it. Thanks for the review!

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