Narrator: Greg Hernandez
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
By the author of the Amazon bestselling thriller WISDOM SPRING
It's July 5th, and the Cape Cod roadways areclogged with tourists heading home from the holiday weekend and trying to outrunan approaching potentially catastrophic hurricane. But in a blink of an eye,their lives are thrown into chaos when terrorists bring down all of the bridgesto the Cape. Instantly, a half million terrified people have no way to escape.And when the terrorists threaten to release anthrax on the captive populationif their demands aren't met, fear turns to all-out panic.
With time running out, Marcus Baldwin, a privateinvestigator and former CIA operative, and Sara Cross, a disgraced ex-homicidedetective, are brought together by a sole clue to the identity of theterrorists. They quickly realize that they may the only ones with even a chanceat stopping the plot before it's too late.
With Category 4 Hurricane Chad barreling up the coast on a path for a direct hit onCape Cod, it becomes frighteningly clear to everyone trapped on what has nowbecome an island--one way or another they are probably all going to die.
Author: Andrew Cunningham
Narrator: Greg Hernandez
Length: 6h 46m
Publisher: Andrew Cunningham
It’s July 5th, and the Cape Cod roadways are clogged with tourists heading home from the holiday weekend and trying to outrun an approaching potentially catastrophic hurricane. But in the blink of an eye, their lives are thrown into chaos when terrorists bring down the bridges to the Cape. Instantly, a half million terrified people have no way to escape. And when the terrorists threaten to release anthrax on the captive population if their demands aren’t met, fear turns to all-out panic.
With time running out, Marcus Baldwin, a private investigator and former CIA operative, and Sara Cross, a disgraced ex-homicide detective, are brought together by a sole clue to the identity of the terrorists. They quickly realize that they may be the only ones with even a chance at stopping the plot before it’s too late.
With Hurricane Chad barreling up the coast on a path for a direct hit on Cape Cod, it becomes frighteningly clear to everyone trapped on what has now become an island – one way or another they are probably all going to die.
I was born in England, but have spent most of my life living in the U.S.—including 25 years on Cape Cod before moving to Florida. A former interpreter for the deaf and long-time independent bookseller, I’ve been a full-time freelance writer and copy editor for many years. A 4th-degree Master Blackbelt in Tang Soo Do, I finally retired from active training when my body said, “Enough already! Why are you doing this to yourself?” I’m married, with two grown children and two awesome grandsons. My wife and I spend as much time traveling as we can, and are especially fond of cruising the Caribbean.
I have been gratified by the response to my books. When I published Eden Rising back in the spring of 2013, I had no idea what to expect. When I sold my first few copies, I was excited beyond belief that someone was willing to take a chance on it. Numerous books and thousands of copies later, I am still humbled by the emails I get from readers telling me that my books kept them up late into the night.
In October of 2014, Wisdom Spring made me an official Amazon Bestselling author, a thrill I never thought would happen. But it still comes down to being able to bring a few hours of escape to a reader. That’s what it’s all about for me.
For more than 20 years I worked as a radio news reporter and news writer. I spent half of my broadcasting career at ABC News Radio in the Washington, D.C., bureau. I covered all the federal agencies as well as Congress and the White House. I reported on a wide range of stories during my career, including financial and entertainment industry news.
I have worked as a federal government spokesman at three separate agencies for more than 20 years. At the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, U.S. Commerce Department), I introduced podcasting in 2005 just a few weeks before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. The 19 podcasts I narrated and produced from August 2005 to June 2007 were downloaded more than 600,000 times during that period. They’re still online at the following link.
I enjoy narrating audio books because it gives me great satisfaction bringing to life books of all genres, especially mysteries and thrillers.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Greg Hernandez. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
During the peak of the high season a terrorist group makes the three bridges joining the Cape Cod with the main land explode, just before communicating their hard demands to the president. To make matters worse the Cape Cod will suffer one of the worst hurricanes of the last years.
This was a fun and interesting listen. Cunningham presented different angles to the disaster in order to give more depth to the story. We see how different sectors of the population suffered the attacks and the coming of the hurricane. There were interesting characters which interactions I enjoyed. It was clear that Sarah and Marcus were going to be key characters in this novel. There was a secondary plot which could have made a whole other book by itself if it were more developed. It was good to give more action to the book, but it was like Cunningham also wanted to tell this story and could not decide whether making a book or just adding it as a side story.
It was an action packed thriller without a moment of boredom though, and I quite enjoyed the ride.
Greg Hernandez’s narration was clear but monotone. He made no differences for any of the characters, and honestly it was like he was reading the news. After finishing the book I read his biography and I understood where he got his style, since he worked for around twenty years as a radio news reporter. Hernandez has a good command of his voice, but he needs to understand that audiobooks are a totally different media than the radio news. At least this was a thriller, not a very personal story, for which I think this style would be an authentic killer. Anyway, the fact that all characters sounded the same made the listening more difficult since I had to pay a closer attention to check who was talking.
It was a good thriller and one that I would recommend not only to the fans of this genre but to anyone that would like to get their hands on a page turner.
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