Narrator: Buzz Blackburn, Mike Leon
Series: The Postmodern Adventures of Kill Team One #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 14 September 2017
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Humor
Source: Author, Submitted
It's crass gun porn filled with fanboy pandering action movie references.
Do you like action movies? Do you like dark, edgy, hard-boiled heroes? Do you like fully automatic weapons blasting guys' heads off? How about product endorsements that are awkwardly placed between depictions of intense violence?
Yeah? Then this book is for you!
It's about Sid Hansen. He's a mega badass who kills anybody who stands between him and what he wants. And what he wants is to get laid and eat submarine sandwiches. Great aspirations aren't really his thing.
It's also about the total skankbox on the cover. But let's not talk about her, or the third of the novel spent setting up the plot. That stuff is boring. Let's talk about explosions, cheesy one-liners, car chases, knife fights, villains with exotic weapons, cars that blow up for absolutely no reason, and firing two guns whilst jumping through the air. That's the cool stuff, and Rated R has it in spades.
Once the exposition is over, and the body count starts climbing, this story goes from a hard R to a really ridiculously rock hard R that will blow your nuts off.
©2014 Mike Leon (P)2017 Mike Leon
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Rated R: The Postmodern Adventures of Kill Team One, Book 1 written by Mike Leon and narrated by Buzz Blackburn is one of the most unusual listening experiences I have ever had as a reviewer. This audio-book was a not politically correct, violent, sex-filled, story with graphic language and complete and total fun. This was like a time machine back to the late 80’s and 90’s where you could see a great mindless Rated R action flick and not have to worry about any PC casting choices just good gratuitous violence and naked women that have minimal reason to be in the story.
The main character is Sid. Raised from birth to be the best at killing it is all he knows. He takes a job at a video store in hopes to form a normal life meeting while on the run from his past meeting Lilly. Lilly is the Goth hot girl with serious issues. She has a Stepfather she wants dead and decides to manipulate Sid like all men into doing things she wants to be done. The action starts when Sid’s clone brother escapes from prison and the killing begins. This is a fun crazy wild ride and makes you nostalgic for old 80’s action flicks. The product placement commercials are just funny as hell.
This is one audiobook that will hold your attention if it is something that is a genre you are interested in listening to. The pace is fast. There is plenty of action, with a lot of violence, and funny dialogue. If you were a fan of the 80’s and 90’s actions movies like Commando this would be the audio-book that would hold your attention for a few hours. I found it to be really fun to listen to. The over the top action and the craziness was a fun escape for an afternoon.
Buzz Blackburn did an amazing job with the narration on this audio-book. This performance had a wide cast of characters and he gave each of them a unique voice and just really did an over amazing performance. This was the first time I have heard a performance from Mr. Blackburn but I am going to look for more of his work in the future based on this performance. The production value of the audio-book was of high quality. The Audio-book is published by Mike Leon and the audio-book was crisp and clear through the entire production.
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