• A Deadly Distance

  • By: L.T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (985 ratings)

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A Deadly Distance

By: L.T. Ryan
Narrated by: Dennis Holland
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Publisher's Summary

Washington, DC, midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse. Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs, guns, and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import and hits a lot closer to home. As the case unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message...37 hours.

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This series has potential

A Deadly Distance, Book 2 in the Jack Noble series, is an interesting suspense mystery. The series is yet another case of an ex-elite military man now working for a super secret government agency without a name. It is better than some but worse thanothers of the genre. It is what I call good listening when I do not have 5 star mystery thrillers available. The series books have good plots, lots of action, suspense, and a likable protagonist. Narration is excellent.

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Horrible narration.

The narrator is so bad that it ruins the story.
The story is a little transparent but may have been enjoyable were it not for the poor narration.

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A Deadly Distance

I enjoyed Jack Noble more as a military man working with his sidekick"Bear". Now Jack i's attached to a group called SIS, a super- covert group of law enforcement members garnered from the FBI, CIA, and DEA. Their mission is to track down a child trafficking ring and bring the perpetrators to justice as well as track down the children to rescue them. Along the way, Jack becomes infatuated with a firefighter named Sarah, and ends up in plenty of physical fights, and he encountered plenty of life endangering situations. He ends up battered, without Sarah, and retiring from SIS. What's next for Jack?

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Plodding

My conclusion can be summed up in the fact that, 90 minutes from the book’s end, I gave up on it and sent it back. I was not interested enough in the conclusion to stick around. The writing is mediocre; the narration disinterested; and the plot provokes both yawns and disbelief. I read (and think I liked) the first Noble book, but this one really disappointed.

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Wow! So bad!!

I didn’t remember the series at all which should have been my first clue.
The first person narration of “badass black ops agents” by a dude who sounds like a timeshare salesman is just horrible. I don’t think I like the first person effort at all. I couldn’t even get through a half hour of it.

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Mediocre regurgitation of every action…

I know it is difficult to put something new into this genre, but this book really is not even well written. It brings nothing new it’s not even enjoyable from the old trope of the hero getting beat down, and then facing unbeatable odds to then beat the bad guys oh, and then throw in the girlfriend that had to either die or leave them. Wow just wow really bad.

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Top three in his genre. He and L.T. Are the real guys that keep you at seat’s edge and emotionally involved with the characters.

Real life replication. A literary A.I. is it real or is it Baldacci?
You have, as it were, one of King’s “constant readers.”

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Good book

This was a good book with a lot of suspense and action. I never thought it would turn out like it did. The narrator was also excellent. I really enjoyed this book.

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L T Ryan books lacks personality

L T Ryan books have sadness throughout. A real Eeyore feeling. "I can't find my tail" Christ takes some antidepressants. I feel like s***t listening to this.

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it was just, ok

The reader was very flat, the writing was more a Hollywood writers version of an operator. I don't think I will purchase another book from the author.

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  • Carôle
  • 10-31-15

He's Noble, but not a patch on Reacher…

This is the 2nd in the Jack Noble series. I reserved judgment on the 1st book, to let this novel be my decider.

In my opinion, the 2 books could have been written as one. True, they're 2 different stories and settings, but they could easily have been strung together! As individual novels, they each lack some of the background information that gives a story more dimension. I don't mean that it should have pages and pages of it, but it at least should have some.

It's a very one dimensional novel, with only one dimensional characters, doing things that are extraordinary, yet ignoring the routine stuff that could be useful or lifesaving.

Also, there is still no rhyme or reason to the plot, as 'explained' by the perpetrator! So, on the whole, it leaves a very unfinished & unsettling taste in you mouth. To be honest , I'd expect more detail from a short story!

Forget the hype. This guy is no Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne or Mitch Rapp and, if you are accustomed to reading those novels, then you're going to be very disappointed or dissatisfied with Noble.

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  • laura
  • 11-05-18

Interesting

Not quite as absorbing as book 1 but I have still got book 3
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  • DeekMan
  • 02-19-19

Never quite got going, for me.

Firstly I thought the sound whilst clear, was over bassed.

The story never quite got going, and the supposed hard man didn’t live up to his reputation, didn’t quite get the better of the bad guys when perhaps he should have.

I hope they get better, as I have bought two more of the series.

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  • I try to give an honest opinion
  • 10-20-21

If you were expecting Jack Reacher you will be disappointed

I enjoyed Noble beginnings so purchased this one. Very disappointed as story line a bit ragged. Finished but did not really enjoy it.