Thursday, April 4, 2019

Audio Book Review: Agent G: Saboteur

Agent G: Saboteur

By:  C.T. Phipps

Publish Date:  January 5, 2018, Audiobook Release October 23, 2018

Format:  Audiobook - 6 hrs 30 mins
Narrated By:  Jeffrey Kafer

Genre:  Fantasy

Series:  2nd book in Agent G series; Book 1 ~ Infiltrator

Impression:  Step into the chaotic world of spy, Agent G.

Agent G has left the service of the International Refugee Society, the world's biggest provider of murder for hire, in order to work for the US government. Unfortunately, they are sending him after his former employers, and they know him as well as he knows them.

The clock is ticking, though, until the Society's remaining leadership starts eliminating their opponents and attempts to seize control of the presidency. A traitor is also providing them with all the information they need to survive until their puppet is in power.

Will G and his allies survive the purge?

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be a cyborg spy.

First Sentence:
I'm flying.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I was given this free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Jeffrey returns to voice Agent G and his chaos. Jeffrey is awesome at carrying through with the voice that Agent G holds, calm and collected. Jeffrey brings the world of spies to life through different tones that give us a different feel for the characters present. Always a great pleasure to listen to Jeffrey do his thing.

We dive right into action with Agent G. That is how he lives his life, after all. There is no lack of fighting, guns, or running in this book.

Agent G and Marissa's banter makes me smile. Even when they have a serious moment there's something to compare or bring up, keeping the moment light. But through the fun you can feel there is more to be said and going on.

Agent G gets a little deep in his feelings in this book. He's only known relationships that are strained or stressed, not the "normal" life he thinks they could be with his profession. The Society, in how they lived and worked, was a huge motivator behind the relationships he's had. Agent G seems to have no filter when he speaks. He tells it like it is, or so it feels. He tells little lies or omits items, which can be needed in the spy business. I found in any conversation Agent G is having, I'm wondering who's lying. I never know what's the truth and what is being told to appease the other until they get what they want. This makes me suspicious of people and of what's being said. I try to figure it out as the story goes on. That's part of what keeps me drawn to the story, looking to see what's truth and what was false, and how it all ties into the plot.

Friendships and relationships (no matter how strange they seem) are something important to people, even cyborgs. And Agent G starts to see this with those he knows. Even though Agent G is a cyborg with "memories," he's become his own person in thinking. He gives the feel of wanting to have friendships and more with people.

C.T. is great with dialog. The characters interact greatly, telling us all that's happening with what is said and even with what's not said. This is something that's big in his books. Though, sometimes it feels like the conversation can be too long for me as I'm ready to move on to the action or the next step.

Of course we get the debates and references to books and movies, that make me smile as I know what they are. lol. There are actions and twists that remind me of spy movies and more too. This brings the fun into the story.

I always look forward to C.T.'s books and adventures. Agent G is one of my favorite spies around with many elements I enjoy in stories.

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Sounds like a good second book! Although the action wasn't quick enough, this sounds interesting. Brilly review.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Melissa (B&T). Hey, we have books where action isn't as big because something else is happening. That's okay. :) It is a fun series though. :)

CTPhipps said...

Thank you so very much for such an awesome review!