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Publisher's Summary

Reports to write, forms to fill, coffee to drink, leads to run down, organized crime syndicates to break.

Gus’ life had been a tedium and boredom he’d grown comfortable with. One that he sought out after he’d come back from his tour of duty.

That was before Melody, a contractor, more or less blew his life up as if it were a building packed full of C-4.

Then helped him make a new life, which he himself ended blowing up.

A cushy new job with the FED, thrown out the window with a single gunshot.

All based on an assumption of who was working for who, and that he’d been on the wrong side of the equation.

And so ended his career in law enforcement after he became the assassin of a presidential candidate.

Now Gus is on to the next job - this time, working for his contractor and wife. The job they’re about to be given is a high-paying one.

The thing is, that the people they’re going up against? They’re just out to see the world burn. To send it screaming back down into the dark ages.

It’s a good thing that he’s a Boogieman.

Because being an apex predator that made the entirety of the paranormal world fear him was something he could fall back on even in this situation. To hunt, investigate, and watch from the shadows.

Wouldn’t be the first time he’d put his life on the line, either.

Unfortunately, for everyone involved, the long forgotten and primordial past was rearing its ugly head.

Gus knows he can certainly punch above his own weight class, but this case might just be the one that ends him.

Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is as tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2020 William D. Arand (P)2021 William D. Arand

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Amazing as usual

I love the universe, the characters and the narration. My only "complaint" is that I have to wait on the next audio release :p

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Lovely

this is the 3 book and it is just as lovely and action packed as the first 2 books
this is one of my absolute favourite series that i have re listened to regularly
i highly recommend this book and the 2 leading up to it

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Done with swing shift

Loved the first 2. Fan of other titles. This one sealed my interest for the swing shift group. Nope. Little action. Listened to the whole thing hoping for a story. Nope. Attraction descriptions for sex starved pre teen boys. So sad.

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Series is still going strong

OK, so the first book really gave a neat world, and this one can't keep up with that.

BUT, it is still a really good book. Great crossover from Incubus Inc, and it seems like it falls during the second book on the timeline, but from a different point of view. This book also doesn't have as much steamy sex and instead has a lot more plot building. I think this series could keep going for a while if it keeps this up.

The narrator is amazing! the amount of different voices as well as inflection really pulls you in and makes you feel like you are listening to a group of people.

Overall I would definitely suggest this book if you liked either of the first two or any of the incubus Inc. books.

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Swing Shift Book is!

Great as always and I cannot wait for Monster's Mercy 2 and 3. Like many others I buy these books the second they hit audible and this is the main reason I keep my subscription. Andrea Parsneau does an amazing job and is one of my favorite narrators just wish she was not so backed up.

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If you liked the first two!

If you liked the first 2, you’ll enjoy this one a ton. Good stopping point for Gus’s story.

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Finally found them

I've been going through every single book in the collection(in an order I found online) searching for closure to one of the series. Super sale on super heroes was my favorite of the series and this one is a very close second. It's been great to hear how the writing has gotten better and better with every installment (not that it started at a bad place). Well done!

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Amazing!

I love how William Arand blends characters from multiple series in this book! That plus the action will keep me coming back for more!

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Not as good as the first two books

I love Will's/Randi's books, they're enjoyable stories. The first two books in the Swing Shift series were fun. However, Melody's lines in this book just ruined the overall story. They feel more like unnecessary filler than anything, found myself skipping forward (never done that to his books before). We get it Melody has some insecurities and mental issues, and the other girls have their own personal dramas, but to often show it to the point of constant repeatability just made it annoying, especially during inappropriate situations like in the middle of an operation. Don't get me wrong it's still a solid story despite all that, but all the filler and drama just made this a disappointing sequel.

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These books are so bad

I've really enjoyed Arand's books before, but these are terrible. Gus' voice is grating, all the "heh", "huh", "hmph", etc, that every single character does constantly are torture. and the dialogue is unnatural and awkward

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  • Daryl peter lambrou
  • 03-06-22

amazing

i very much enjoyed these books i just cant seem to put them down and always start the trilogy again when a new one is out or i start the entire series again the re read factor is amazing and you enjoy them as much the tenth time to the first great books and character great writing to tie them all in together just amazing

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  • S. J. Myers
  • 08-07-21

Woah, what next?

I would suggest that if you’re going to read / listen to these books that you google all books by this author and read them in order. There is so much that makes sense, only if you’ve read previous books. Characters that pop in and out are the stars (or at least feature more prevalently) of previous books. You’ll be fine without reading them as long as you’ve read the rest in this series, but I feel like you’d gain more from reading all the other books first.
I can’t get enough of this author, plus the excellent narration by Andrea Parsneau.
I actually started listening to the audible versions of these books because of her narration of another series. And it’s so worth it.

Beautifully written and put together, each story unveils a little bit more of the back story of each character and what drives them. In a world ending (as they know it) situation, with living monsters and nightmares, it’s a basic tale of good vs evil. At the heart of it, love and friendship, brotherhood, and a heavy dose of squaddie humour lead the way.
I laughed out loud, I cried as my heart broke, and was engrossed in a world where the boogie man, and a whole host of paranormal species usually seen as the monster can be the hero.

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  • Andrew
  • 07-10-21

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links to Right of Retribution, Wild Wastes, it seems their going for an expanded universe. bit of a surprise.

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  • Tuyana
  • 01-15-22

Great plot, but a couple of annoying points

Great plot, I really enjoyed the story and was invested in the characters. Contractors are a fun idea!

However, a couple of things that kept cropping up really annoyed me. First, it seems that no female can resist Gus and falls head over heels for him at the speed of light and he's all 'aw shucks' about it. Are there any women that can actually resist him?

Second, the dialogues between characters and Gus' inner dialogues are very clunky and unnatural at times when the author is doing some world-building and giving reasoning for some actions. It feels like the author is treating his readers as imbeciles and has to over-explain every single point just in case we didn't get it. Even though we read your books, come on, give us some credit - we have more than a single brain cell! ;)

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  • John
  • 08-28-21

Swing Shift book 3

William D Arand is one of the most talented and skilled author's and I got to say I'm enjoying this book and his writing greatly.

And with the voice acting talents and skills of Andrea Parsneau who makes the characters and world come alive with the narration of this book.

I can't recommend this book more 5 stars