Written by John Etterlee⎮ Narrated by Charles Robert Fox
Author: John Etterlee
Narrator: Charles Robert Fox
Length: 8 hours and 40 minutes
Series: Roger O'Neil, Book 2
Publisher: John Etterlee
Released: Aug. 20, 2020
The threat of nuclear war...
One team sent to stop it...
And a ruthless assassin who will hunt them to the ends of the Earth...
CIA operative Roger O'Neil goes deep undercover in Russia and teams up with a group of SAS soldiers amidst a growing nuclear threat against America and a ruthless killer stalking them from the shadows.
Former US army ranger Roger O’Neil is living quietly on his Montana ranch with his family, raising horses and teaching his children to appreciate the simple life. With his horrid past behind him, he wants nothing more than to live the American dream. But, that dream will come at a high price.
America is at the brink of war with Russia. Roger is pursued by a mysterious agent and reluctantly recruited into a new CIA clandestine unit. Sent undercover into the heart of Moscow as a Canadian tourist, Roger slowly begins to unravel the biggest international conspiracy committed by any country since the Cold War.
After a raid on a sleeper cell in downtown London, British Special Forces collect evidence that points them straight to Russia's nuclear weapons program and their cooperation with the CIA.
With tensions rising to a boiling point, Roger and the SAS find themselves directly in the middle of an impending nuclear war between the East and the West.
And, a shadowy Russian assassin hot on their trail.
As the Russian leadership continually taunts the American president, and with fear among the public at an all-time high, can they defeat the most lethal contract killer in Russia and prevent an attack on American soil in a deadly game of nuclear chess?
Or is this the beginning of World War Three?
This audiobook was provided by its author, Karla M. Jay, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Karla!
“One does evil enough when one does nothing good.”
I have to say that you should definitely be prepared for a somewhat heavy historical fiction before going into When We Were Brave. Just like you would expect from a WW2 novel set in Nazi Germany, it showed the hardships that people experienced as well as the precious few moments that were a result of appreciating the precious seconds that were rare and kind of far between during those times.
This was in general just a heartfelt, and long, journey. I have seen people comparing When We Were Brav to The Nightingale and I have to say that I see where they are coming from.
Listening to stories from the point of different jewish people that had different takes on what was happening was interesting to read, as When We Were Brave is comprised of mainly 3 stories. The characters in the first two stories were engaging and easy to get attached to but, to be honest, it started to lose my interest at some parts towards the end.
However, the familial relationships made me fall in love so fast and were so well written (especially with the second story of the mother and son trying to escape the Nazis). It was relatable for me personally and that was the story that really hooked me the most that I just had to drop everything and listen. If you aren’t a character driven person the plot of this is more than enough to keep you engrossed as it is quite intense and emotional.
The themes were absolutely amazing! Which is an aspect that I always expect to be strong with historical fiction novels and I am very happy to say that I was not let down.
It's heartbreaking. It's inspiring. What more could you ask for? I absolutely loved the Karla M. Jay's writing style for the most part and the narrator did a great job of translating that into the audiobook. There weren't any fancy sound effects or music but that did not hinder my enjoyment at all. I actually thought the narration itself was entrancing which suited the story perfectly
All in all, I agree with everyone that this was an amazing historical WW2 fiction and there is no doubt that you are going to love this if the genre comes within your reading taste.
This audiobook was provided by its author, Karen Michelle Nutt, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Karen!
If you ever want a book that really tugs on your heart strings this is it! End of the Road is the perfect mix of romance, mystery, and paranormal. I am so glad I gave this book a chance.
Usually I stick to full out paranormal romance so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this because it was only a touch of the paranormal. I was not disappointed though. Karen Michelle Nutt did an amazing job writing this magnificent story and Kelly Jackson delivered the story so well in her narration. I will most definitely have to listen to more books narrated by Kelly. The emotional aspects in this book were so potent. I laughed and cried along with the characters. I even fell in love a time or two. The feels were totally in sync.
If you want characters that you can truly fall in love with and experience a story whole heartily with, these are the characters. Their personalities are amazing. Not one of them made me want to pull my hair out. Cecilia, Lars, and Kaleb all have personalities that flow great together. Even the other characters in the background made sense. I think my absolute favorite part is that the romance aspect didn’t just happen and then two days later they start dropping I love you’s. They bonded and formed their relationship on a wonderfully spaced timeline.
The production itself turned out very well also. I’m pretty sure I didn’t hear one part that could have used work. I am so honored to be able to review this book. Lars only had such soul in his music because Karen has so much soul in her writing. I am excited to dive into more of Karen’s books and experience the adventure I rarely get out of a book.
Meet the Author: John Etterlee
John Etterlee is a thriller author and retired U.S. Army combat Veteran. Born in Augusta, Georgia, he joined the United States Army in 2001, shortly after the attacks of September 11th, and served multiple tours overseas before being medically retired in 2013. Having been to many countries, the Army really opened his eyes to different cultures around the world and inspired many of the books that he has in the works.
John now lives in North Carolina with his wife Elizabeth, whom he met while stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State in 2011, along with a few furry kids. He studies the German language, and enjoys traveling, especially to Europe, and meeting new people. Feel free to drop him a line anytime! Vielen Dank!