• Hired Killer

  • Cryptid Assassin Series, Book 1
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

His name is Taylor McFadden, survivor of 83 trips into the ZOO. Now, he's retired, and yet his country needs his skills to save people in the country he calls home. Can he build a company, put down roots, and still bring the pain when the FBI calls?  

When they tag him as The Cryptid Assassin, they weren't wrong. For monsters that go bump in the night, he is death incarnate.

©2020 Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

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Good Listen

Liked the story quite allot . The narrator was pretty good but this one begged for R.C. Bray. My only complaint really is that this book is too short.

It could have been more in depth with the monster element he was fighting ( the hatched ones).

I felt like it was just short of being worth a whole credit. When or if it comes out as a compilation it will be well worth it.

I will still purchase the next one even so...lol like I said good story.

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Interesting Story

This was an interesting story, but the audio quality was a little off. I don’t know if it was the audio quality or the narrator, but it sounded like the main character off of “Everybody loves Raymond” at certain points due to hollowness of the sound. I got past it and I’m interested enough to follow the next one, but the recording quality on this one seems a little off.

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A good read

As a vet I found some of the story funny and I could see myself going through the same thought process as the main character. The story is a bit short, but still I enjoyed it. I look forward to the next one.

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Very cool !

Good storyline.. slow start but it’s worth it. Very enjoyable characters. I look forward to more. I hope to see Heavy Metal soon 🤙🏽

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an interesting story

book is interesting especially when they talk about cryptic's. I wish they wouldn't use the F-word

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enjoyed it

to short, but overall a good story. will buy the next book in the series.

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ugh

Sophomoric dialog between characters. Also, I'm a retired Army officer so I'm accustomed to using and hearing F bombs, but their use in this story was over the top. I don't plan to listen to any of the subsequent books.

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Good start to this series..

Taylor McFadden was rude, very crude and obnoxious but he was a great character. He was also a monster killer, whether it was an alien monster or a human one. I can't wait for the next book.

Sex was talked about but that's all. BUT for those of you who don't like the F-bomb, I don't think you'll be interested in this. The word was used 252 times, and that's a lot. I don't happen to mind that silly word but I know a lot of you think the world will end if that word is in a story. LOL

As for the narration: I'd never listened to Derek Shoales before but her did a wonderful job on this book. I would definitely listen to him again.

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Can’t take anymore, I would rather listen to congressional minutes!

I really hoped for a new series to listen to. I will have to keep looking.
Derek Shoales, the narrator, reads very fast. It’s like he feels that speaking at staccato speed gives emphasis. I ended up slowing his down to 8x so he would be at normal conversational speed.
His female voices ALL sound the same, a poorly done imitation of Marilyn Minroe, childish & very breathy.
The premise of the story sounded so interesting, unfortunately the characters were flat, and never came to life.
The interactions between our hero & women were trite & juvenile.
Because this is the first in a series I realize that the firsts are usually a bit rough, so I usually try to stick with a story to at least half way hoping that it will even out and get better. I couldn’t make it half way before I gave up. This one is getting returned.

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ehhh!?

normally a good author but honestly the first four and a half hours of this book was incredibly boring

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  • Rita Whinfield
  • 03-30-21

Killers R Us

Everything about this audio book rocks. The story is exciting and action filled, there are some fantastic funny parts where I laughed out loud, gaining me some strange looks. The narrator is perfect. I will definitely be getting the rest of the series.