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Friday, December 11, 2015

THE PROTECTOR (audiobook) by David Morrell

Audiobook published in 2003 by Skyboat Productions
Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Duration: 11 hours, 7 minutes

David Morrell in 2009
Photo by Phil Konstantin
David Morrell excels at the thriller but he really excels at a subset of the thriller - what I call a "chase novel." His first novel, First Blood, was this type of book. The protagonist is being chased by someone or a group of people and the reader gets taking along for the ride.

This book is like that as well. A research scientist named Prescott hires a private security team to guard his life from drug dealers and perhaps a compromised government agency. Either way, Cavenaugh is sent to meet the client and assess his needs. In the middle of that meeting highly trained men storm the building and Cavenaugh and Prescott barely escape.

But, once Cavenaugh and Prescott can take a breather, Cavenaugh realizes that Prescott may be a lot more than he imagined and Cavenaugh may have to protect himself from his own client...

This was an enjoyable, if not truly great audiobook. Stefan Rudnicki is true legend in the world of audiobooks and deservedly so. His rich voice adds a lot to the story, matching well with the main character and his way of life. On top of that, the Cavenaugh character is not some mindless thug - he thinks about the big issues of life as well and Rudnicki covers that aspect just as well.

I rate this audiobook 4 stars out of 5.

This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Protector

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