• Broken Samurai

  • One Marine’s Journey from Hero to Hitman
  • By: Al Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Zachary Michael
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“I believe one of the biggest crimes you can commit is to break your code.” - Danny

Danny joined the Marines in 1967 and saw some of the worst fighting of the Vietnam War. Continually bombarded by the enemy, never knowing if he would live or die, each day was kill or be killed. Then his best friend and fellow Marine was injured by a mine and he was unable to save him. He was forced to listen to his friend’s cries for help until he died. Danny became angry, depressed, and numb. The only thing that made him feel alive again was killing. He came home from the war with a bad case of PTSD and couldn’t adapt to normal life.

To feed his need for killing, he became a hitman for a biker gang. Danny developed his own “Samurai Code”. He admired the way of the Samurai. As long as he followed his personal code, he could justify the murders.

Then one day he broke his code...and it broke him.

Based on real events, this is Danny’s story. It also contains psychological insight by Dr. Carlisle.

Warning: This book does not have graphic content, but some of the depictions of war have triggered PTSD in a small number of listeners. 

©2016 Al Carlisle (P)2017 Al Carlisle

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Interesting story but it seems there was no editing. This feels like it was recorded and released mistakes and all. The narrator did a good job but I had to give a chuckle in chapter 4 when "godd**nit" was muttered after a few attempts at a line.

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Narrator is Awful

The narrator focuses so much on doing bad voices that he doesn't bother to make sure that he reads the right words. And he didn't even bother to edit his mistakes for nearly ten chapters! So he keeps stopping mid-sentence to start over, and I can't keep track of what's going on. The story would be amazing with a decent narrator.

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Glitchy Please Fix The Narration!!

I really wanted to finish this book but I just couldn’t take it anymore. I thought it was my app or download that was glitching. I tried all the normal steps to fix glitching but nothing worked. After a while I realized It was horrible editing because the narrator was changing voice inflection and pronunciation of words on each glitch.

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Did you forget to edit the recording??

I don’t know if something had gone wrong with my download but there is no editing in the audio performance at all!

All the re-reads and narrator drinking his water is all included?? What the hell is this? His narration is good but the lack of editing is so distracting. Sort this out