• Rogue Force

  • A Troy Stark Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Jack Mars
  • Narrated by: Keith Barbaria
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (205 ratings)

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Rogue Force

By: Jack Mars
Narrated by: Keith Barbaria
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Publisher's Summary

From number-one best-selling and USA Today best-selling author Jack Mars, author of the critically acclaimed Luke Stone and Agent Zero series (with over 5,000 five-star reviews), comes an explosive new action-packed thriller series that takes listeners on a wild ride across Europe, America, and the world.

When elite Navy SEAL Troy Stark is forced into retirement for his dubious respect for authority, he dreads the quiet life awaiting him with his brothers and buddies in Yonkers, New York. But the quiet doesn’t last long: The NYPD needs Troy’s military expertise to help find and stop a major terrorist threat to New York City. To preempt the attack, they need him to fly to Europe and stop it at its source—using any means necessary.

Troy finds himself partnered with an Interpol agent who is as different from him as can be, and their instant dislike is mutual. But they have an attack to stop and only a few days to do it, and together they’ll need each other as they crisscross Europe in a high-octane cat-and-mouse chase to shut these terrorists down.

But what starts off as a straightforward mission (and an opportunity to clear his name) soon catapults Troy headfirst into a global conspiracy. These criminals are more sophisticated than they appear, and even with Troy’s unparalleled military skills, he and his team find themselves constantly one stop behind. With the fate of New York City on the line, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Where will they strike? And when? And can Troy stop it before it’s too late?

An unputdownable action thriller with heart-pounding suspense and unforeseen twists, Rogue Force is the debut novel in an exhilarating new series by a number-one best-selling author that will have you fall in love with a brand-new action hero—and listen late into the night.

©2022 Jack Mars (P)2022 Jack Mars

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Not up to Jack Mars past book.

Narrator was lacking to bad. Almost returned audiobook. Since I paid for it, I listened. Parts were good and the ending was satisfying. Sure hope Mars gets a new performance talent for next book. General theme needs som work

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I can’t handle this narrator the book may be good but the way the narrator reads this book drives me insane. Its utterly terrible I can’t pay attention to the story because this guy’s monotone ridiculous delivery overrides everything else..

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The Performance is robotic and extremely difficult to listen to.

It’s disappointing, the book may be very good, but the narration is so distracting… it’s difficult to tell the difference between the different characters and the robotic nature of the performance is frustrating.

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Though I really enjoyed the story, I feel that the Narrator could have done much better.

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Poor narration

That’s about it. The story was decent but not up to the bar set by Mars previously. The narrator was distractingly bad.

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The voice

The story grabbed me, NOT the narrator. Was tough to finish but wanted to hear ending.

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Narration is not suitable for this book

The book is fine but the narration ruins it unfortunately. Better read the book as hard copy, it will be much much better and worth your time.

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Another Good Book!

Another Great Book by Jack Mars. Well worth the read or audible version. i will be getting the bext book.

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Horribly narrated

I ALWAYS read the Audible reviews for new series- except for this time. This series came as a genre recommendation based on some of my other favorite series, so I bought after reading the 'back of the book' on Amazon. Huge mistake. This is the first Audible book I've actually returned because it was so terrible. It's still on my TBR, but only if I have time to sit down and read.

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Brand new series.....

I have found that I really like author Jack Mars. So far, there hasn't been a series of his that I haven't liked so I was excited to start a new series and go from there.

We are immediately introduced to the male MC Troy Stark. He is a newly "retired" spec ops operator who ignored a direct order from his commander while on a mission in order to try to save a group of women and children. So, his retirement was not really his idea. He is back in New York with his family and is told to report somewhere the next day for a "job interview". The day before the interview, there is a terrorist attack in New York.

The interview ends up being with another "Black" organization and the terrorist attack is their main priority. Troy is immediately "hired" and sent off to Europe to try to follow up on some leads on the next possible attack. He is partnered with an Interpol agent who is as different as night and day from who he is and what his experience has been. This is where things get a little crazy.

I am very familiar with Mr. Mars' style of writing and there is usually non stop action and tension that tends to build and build. Unfortunately, I had a harder time than usual relating to Mr. Stark. He is sent to Europe with no support other than a man he met the day before (yes, he is helpful, but....really?) and it seems as if his goal is definitely NOT the goal of the other agencies in Europe.

I don't know, it was just hard to suspend my believability factor for a lot of it. I think the world building was a little lacking and that was actually surprising to me.

By the end of the book though, I think things began to settle down and the world building felt a bit more solid - still "out there" but maybe not ...as much? In typical fashion, there was non stop action and it definitely kept my interest throughout.

I listened to this on audio and I didn't have any issues with the narrator - Keith Barbaria - who I think was a first time narrator for me.

Am I going to continue on with the next book in this series? Yep, I think I am :)

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  • COLIN
  • 09-14-22

worse narration I ever heard

The narrator is monotone and rushed the whole story obviously not paid by the hour. I want a refund