Blog Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt: The Good Spy Dies Twice by Mark Hosack

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for The Good Spy Dies Twice and narrated by Mark Hosack. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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Good Spy 3DAudiobook Title: The Good Spy Dies Twice (Bullseye Book One)
Author: Mark Hosack
Narrator: Mark Hosack
Publisher: Wide Awake Audio⎮2017
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Length: 10 hours 19 minutes
Audio Release Date: Jan. 19, 2017

Jake Boxer, an investigative journalist, and the host of the conspiratorial news show Bullseye is in serious trouble. Not only is his soundman murdered by Russian intelligence agents while reporting on a secretive New World Order, but his network cancels his show, leaving Jake humiliated and spiraling into a deep dark depression.

Years later, a condemned murderer, who claims he was abandoned by the CIA, and who starred in an early episode of Bullseye, is finally executed for killing two supposed Soviet spies back in the 1970’s.

Jake Boxer, still trying to piece his life back together, is on his honeymoon in a posh ski resort in the Alaskan mountains when he gets word of the inmate’s execution . . . and the old killer’s final words: “The good spy dies twice.”

Those five words, seemingly meant for Jake, draw the ex-reporter from his forced retirement and into a complex and deadly global conspiracy involving his newlywed wife, the secretive New World Order, and the hotel’s hundred or so “guests.”

Everyone is a suspect.

Described as James Bond in a Stephen King novel, THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE is the explosive first book in the Bullseye Series. Part spy thriller, part whodunit, this fast-paced novel introduces an exciting new hero, the intrepid, conspiratorial journalist, Jake Boxer.

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Review

Everything about The Good Spy Dies Twice is fast-paced with action and mystery that kept me glued to my headphones. Though I will admit that it started a little slow for me, but once it caught its groove it was full steam ahead till the very end.

This is such a great start to the series and Jake Boxer. At the beginning, I started off wary of what type of character he would end up being, given his somewhat volatile past and seeming fall from grace, but he became a character I could really root for. His determination to finish was his wife started after her untimely and clearly, suspicious death made him super likable.

The mystery threw me for a loop after every chapter. Even when I thought that I was figuring out who was involved and behind the whole situation, I was thrown for a loop by the time the next chapter started. Because of that, there was always this nice level of tension for me the whole time I was listening that was delicious.

I loved that Hosack also narrated the audiobook. It’s so fun as a reader to hear exactly how the author intended was certain sentence to be read.

Rating: 4 stars

Mark Profile PicAbout the Author/Narrator

Mark Hosack is the author of THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE (Book 1: The Bullseye Series, nominated for the 2016 RT Source Award), and IDENTITY (Simon & Schuster). He also wrote on the web series SEQUESTERED for Sony Crackle, the screenplay for GIVE ‘EM HELL, MALONE (Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames), and he both wrote and directed the award-winning independent film PALE BLUE MOON. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a brood of gremlins who insist on calling him Dad.

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Tour Schedule

Apr. 17: CGB Blog Tours (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 18: Dab of Darkness (Review)

Apr. 19: Lomeraniel (Review, Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 20: terriluvsbooks (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 21: Spunky-n-Sassy (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 22: Blogger Nicole (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 23: Read Day and Night (Review)

Apr. 24: The Bookworm Lodge (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 25: Desert Rose Reviews (Review & Giveaway)

Apr. 26: Read Day and Night (Review)

Apr. 27: Hall Ways (Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)

Apr. 28: Lilly’s Book World (Review, Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 29: Between the Coverz (Review, Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

Apr. 30: A Book and A Latte (Review & Interview)

May 1: The Desert Bibliophile (Review, Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

May 2: Shh I Am Reading (Giveaway)

May 3: The Book Addict’s Reviews (Review)

May 4: 2 Girls & A Book (Review)

May 5: Holed Up In A Book (Review & Giveaway)

May 6: Gota Love Books (Review, Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)

May 7: Bound 4 Escape (Review & Giveaway)

May 8: Avid Book Collector (Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Mark Hosack. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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