• Agent G: Assassin

  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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From the best-selling author of The Rules of Supervillainy.

Agent G, now going by the name Case, thought he'd won. He'd exposed his former employers, shared black technology with the world, and killed the man who'd started it all.

Unfortunately, history slows for no man. After a volcanic eruption decimates the United States, G spends the next decade witnessing humanity rebuild itself into a corporate-run dystopia.

Preferring to the be the boot rather than the ant, Case has become a powerful executive in the new cyberpunk world. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean he's immune to his past. Contacted by the only woman he ever loved, Case finds himself, once more, embroiled in a conspiracy to take what little the public has left. Now, he has to decide whether to save what remains of the world or rule it.

©2020 Charles Phipps (P)2020 David N. Wilson

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Another great sequel



A third and hopefully not last installment to G and his life or should I say his troubles?
From the first book through third, was a good ride that not only made you want to fear technically and fathom what it’d bring us, but also excited to want to try it for yourself. The perfect narrator for the book (the proper form was done by keeping the same narrator throughout the series)

Charles did a fantastic job that I’m glad I picked up, if you’re looking for a series that will keep you interested and can see a future that’s not only scary but possible. Seeing a sex driven spy who’s a James Bond mirror but who’s life is less than perfect. Bravo and until next time.

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New Cyberpunkish World for Agent G

As book 3 in this series, I suggest you enjoy the first 2 books before jumping into this book.

Time has passed since the end of book 2 (~15 years) saw some magnificent tech released to the world at large plus a massive volcanic eruption. It’s now a different world. World governments have suffered, or fallen, and the common people continue to struggle on. Luckily for Agent G, or Case, he has managed to stay on top with his independent wealth, abilities, and blackmail material.

Case’s love life is still a mess, mostly because of his choices, innate personality, and the people he chooses to associate with. In walks Marissa with an offer he just can’t say No to, even if he wants to. You never know for sure who is a traitor or not, and that adds to Case’s well-earned paranoia.

While Case leads the security department of the Atlas Corp, working with his ex-lovers Agent S and Lucita hasn’t uncomplicated his life. I did really like how Case teamed up with Claire, who is associated with a sometimes radical group, as they hunt for a super secret item. Meanwhile a new-ish villain arises, Agent A, along with a new big bad threat to humanity.

Full of action and snark, the hits don’t stop coming. Case has plenty to get done and little time to do it in. I especially liked the references to pop culture tucked into every corner of the story. This is one of those series where it’s hard to not like the bad guys as well as the good guys, because, hey, who really is good or evil in this story, right? Nearly everyone is a mix of the two. I ended up really liking the leap forward in time as it gave Case a new cyberpunkian world to play in. Some parts of the backdrop really reminded me of the noire feel to the movie Blade Runner. I’m very much looking forward to where this series will go from here. 5/5 stars.

Narration: Jeffrey Kafer has continued to be the voice of Agent G/Case. I love how he has managed to keep all the characters consistent throughout the series (I just finished rereading the first 2 books before dropping into this one). His female voices are done well and I love Case’s no-nonsense voice when he is handing out a bit of coercive violence. The pacing is perfect and there are no tech issues with the recording. 5/5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book. My opinions are 100% my own.

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Agent G to the Resue

As if corporations are not enough of a villain, now natural disasters follow. Agent G and his friends (loosely) are at it again to save the world.

Fabulous series by C.T. Phipps and narrated by the incomparable Jeffrey Kafer. Can't wait for the next one.

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It took me a while but it was worth it.

The story really took some doing for me to get through. This type of story is just not my usual read. It was well written and flowed very well. The characters were great. The internal conflict that G had regarding Marissa was awesome. I found myself yelling at him every time he would want to give her a pass. I will admit that I am happy with the ending.

I am looking forward to see where things may go now that issue is resolved.

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Fitting third book

I really like how CT Phipps has brought this series from a world much like our own to a world where the secret technology is now commonplace and everywhere. It felt natural and the noir type storyline fit nicely into it. I don’t know if this is a last book, and I expect not, but it was self contained and built well off of the first two. There had been a sizeable gap between 2 and 3 for me, but I knew right where I was, who was talking and what their deal was. Wholly a solid book.

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So much fun with G

I love being back in the world of Agent G, the cybernetic, smart assed assassin. G is a great character and makes a wonderful anti-hero type. He’s an assassin and kills without remorse, but the people he kills have it coming. He loves to quote movies. Like, all, the time. And I love the quotes and references.

So I can’t go much into Assassin without giving away stuff of the first two books. But this story takes place 15 years after the end of book two, Saboteur. As with the other books, you never know where this story is going to go. Characters always throw several wrenches into plans and you never know who is sincere or is a traitor, but then I guess that is what you get when you hang around with assassins.

I really enjoyed how this story and series ended up. I never would’ve guessed we would be here when I started the first book and I think that is one of the things I like most about this series. I also really enjoy the characters, but then that is no surprise. I generally love C.T. Phipps’s characters (or at least love to hate them).

If you want to try a good cyberpunk/science fiction story about assassins and secret government agencies. There’s also a smart assed AI, which how can you not love that?? Needless to say, I’m sure you all know how much I like this author and this series is no different. I highly recommend you give him a try.

Narration (5 stars)

Jeffrey Kafer again does a great job with the narration of this series. There is a large cast of different characters and I love all the voices he uses for each character. They always fit the character’s personality perfectly. Kafer is always great at bringing out the humor in a story. I guess I’m saying, he does snark very well. I’ve listened to him perform many different genres and I’ve never been disappointed.

**I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.

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Third times the charm!

Case (aka Agent G) is back. The world might have changed (thanks to the cataclysm that rocked the world at the end of the last book) but for Case, it's business as usual ...people lying to him and using him. Seriously, is there anyone this poor guy can trust. Another fantastic chapter ion the Agent G saga. Can't wait to see what CT Phipps throws next at Case.

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Another good addition to a well-liked series

Agent G is probably my second favorite series from CT. You just can't top his Villainy series. So good. Some time has passed since G took down the organization, or so he though. Things were looking up for the world, but looks can be deceiving. G finds himself in the middle of a worldwide conspiracy that may have dire consequences for everyone. Fast-paced and no nonsense like most of CT's work.

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I was going to wait until Cyberpunk 2077 came out before relistening to the book but in the fallout of the 2020 election thought to myself why wait when we are living the dream. That’s not a political statement I think EVERYONE can agree that with corporations wilding unchecked power, and government unable/unwilling to govern we are on the precipice of living in a cyberpunk dystopian world. Even the technology there,  thanks to our smart devices we are cyborgs.  The only thing that separates us from Agent G, ahem Case’s world is that we haven’t embraced transhumanism just yet but with how popular wearable smart tech is it’s only a matter of time before the tech goes from on us to inside us.
 
So what did I think of the book? I loved it. It has all the humor, action, adventure,  and plot twits that CT is known for. And oh the plot twits. CT characters think very differently then I do so in a manner consistent with all that come before they make choices I don’t see coming but it’s not twisty to be twisty. I was going to knock it a bit because I didn’t think until the last page everything was going to be wrapped up but then it was in a very satisfying manner.  By all means get this book but make sure you listen in order, these books aren’t episodic but part of a larger single story.  Just reading the first couple of paragraphs will spoil the first two so really go in order.
 

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Its hard taking it to the establishment

The story taken on a slightly dowl tone has jokes are not really funny and just twists on old ones in this series. The title becomes abit redundant has we've know the MC threw or 3(4) books but it was a dumb title has he was not on set course to kill a perspective person but was instead being lead threw enemies and allies plans use him an was only shoting what got in his way. All this lead to me see the novel has wayfor tge author to throw abunch of crazy cyberpunk ideas at the reader so they don't the series has bought a ticket to jump the shark.

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  • Dennis
  • 02-19-21

Loves ends maybe a new reason to survive

This book takes you to a near future were man has come more machine than human by adding and modifying the human form either to look hip or to survive after the The Big Smokey event. Case/G is still trying to help but in many ways he does his best but it backfires and someone he loves dies or use to love. Also you see a time were you can move your mind from one body to another or create a whole new look and not know it unless you are really know the person. As in the beginning big corporations rule the world and mankind is trying to survive another day and Case decides he must do something or help in someway now he is on his fifteen year as a clone and out of twenty six created maybe there is five or six still living but the bad thing Case has not really learned anything he still thinks of himself as a machine more than a human and makes so many problems for himself. And to be honest it is due to the people he gets involved with or falls in love with he knows they are using him or playing him against someone but he can not face it and so something about it. But in the end he finds a reason to start making changes in his life and learn to be more human that is due to two people Clare and Barbara. He met Clare as a human fell in love and as the years passed she died and here mind and memories were placed in a manufactured body against her will. Barbara is the daughter of the man who he was clone to look like and when the Big Smokey happen he moved her and her mother to a safe place hoping they would never know but she does and to her he is her uncle and father that she never knew or later found out how corrupt he was.
The ending is very hard to listen to you see love, hatred, and death and one clones named G/Case having to realize the truth he never wanted to except.

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  • J Smith
  • 10-21-20

“You can only keep a secret between 3 people if 2 of them are dead”

Awesome! You’ve got to love the Phipps-Kafer combo! Great story with plenty of action and the trademarked snark that Charles always puts into his work! Charles’ work is always overflowing with fantastic banter between characters and full of references to movies and even his own works! Brilliant!!
Jeffrey is great with these novels, perfectly pulling off the character’s attitudes and has great voices!
Can’t wait for more to come!

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  • erobbins33
  • 10-16-20

Awesome!

So, all you conspiracy theorists were right. The world IS run by AIs and big corporations. Phipps has hit it out of the park again.Agent G (aka Case) is back at his usual in trying to save the world. There are lots of conspiring, double-crossing, and plot-twists you'll never see coming. James Bond, eat your heart out. Kafer, as usual, is the perfect narrator for this type of story. This author is among my must-reads, for his comic humor and relatability.

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  • Julie
  • 10-14-20

Agent G stands for Great

I enjoy this book but it was highly improbable that I wouldn't as I loved the previous books and this is a continuation from them. I would say to get the full impact of the series that you need to listen (or read) them all but you won't be disappointed. It is packed full of action and backstabbing so you have no idea where the story (or the series) is going to take you next and with the technology it could go just about anywhere. The only limit is the very talented authors imagination. The characters are sassy and perfect for a few laughs. A great series and one I highly recommend.
Case, formally an assassin called G, thought that by taking out the organisation that created him he could retire to an anonymous beach and wait out his days. A volcano exploding sees his plans change and he is once again back in action trying to save the world. The world has changed and not for the better and once again he finds himself making hard decision about who wants the best for the world and taking out those who are working on there own a gender, even if it means taking out old friends. Still questioning who he can trust G must once again pull out the big guns and become a killer.
I think the narrator was born to read this series and can't imagine anyone else who could do a better job at bring the characters to life.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Anders Haywood
  • 10-13-20

A phenomenal ending!

This next installment of the Agent series blew me away! Fast paced, intense and well written, thiese books keep getting better! It was so nice to be back in this world again, I genuinely felt some nostalgia when I ssrted this one.
This book start is set mostly 15 years after ther events of book two (no spoilers). Initially, I wasn't sure about that, but as always, Phipps made the best narrative choice and this book was all the stronger for it.
As always, the titular Agent G, or Case as he now prefers, is the standout of the series. His charisma and his well crafted personality draw you in all over again. The dichotomy between the killer that he was made to be, and the person he'd like to be (which also maybe a partly artificial construct of his new state of being), is genuinely well done and makes Case feel like a real person. That's what makes this series standout, I think. It's the author's ability to get inside the minds of such characters and make them seem so vividly real in their thoughts and actions that is so engrossing.
I won't mention the plot, because anything I say is pretty much guaranteed to be a spoiler. If you've read the other two books, you understand (if you haven't, start at number one, definitely not here).
Anyway, I honestly can't recommend this book and this series enough. You will not be disappointed!
The narrating was the usual Kafer special. If you've listened to the other 2 books, you'll know what quality to expect (It's really good, if that wasn't clear).