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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Roll of the Die by Sean Patrick Bridges {Audio}

Roll of the Die by Sean Patrick Bridges
My Rating:  2 of 5 Butterflies

Title:  Roll of the Die
Author:  Sean Patrick Bridges
Narrator:  Bob Dunsworth
Series:  Stand Alone
Length:  Unabridged; 8 hours, 48 minutes
Publisher:  One 11 Productions
Published:  January 6, 2014
Source:  Author via Audible
Format:  Audiobook
Genres:  Fiction; Suspense; Thriller
Subjects:  Gambling; Las Vegas; Crime; Robbery

Book contains content that is not appropriate for children!!  Strong language is present, with intense subject matter.  Reader discretion is advised!

     An ex-con on the straight and narrow is pulled into a twisted game of Russian Roulette in Las Vegas to save his wife. 666. Six Contestants, six chambers in a revolver and six sides of a die.
     Riley Toback is at a crossroads. After serving a four year prison sentence for Armed Robbery, he's determined to make a fresh start in Atlantic City. Until his brother-in-law, drowning in gambling debt, convinces him to pull a heist at a Jersey Shore nightclub. In the aftermath of the botched robbery, Karim Rashid, a vicious Indian gangster, tracks them down. And he makes Riley an offer.
     Triple Six. One round is loaded into a revolver and the chamber is spun. The Contestant rolls a die, with the face value dictating how many times the weapon is fired. If you can survive three rounds, you win. With his wife and life on the line, Riley takes the deal.
     ©2011 Sean Patrick Bridges (P)2013 Sean Patrick Bridges (Writer) & Bob Dunsworth (Voice Over Narration)
My Review:
I can't say that I've really ever read a book of this calibre before.  The synopsis was interesting to me and appears to have great promise!  I first have to mention a huge peeve of mine though, which is, the title of the story is Roll of the Die, however, the at least one of the covers for the book (Goodreads eBook cover) depicts "dice" not "die".  So I believe that the cover of the book is politically incorrect.  It does appear that Audible's Cover is "politically correct", as well as Amazon's, so maybe Goodreads cover just hasn't been updated!

I didn't care for the Narrator, Bob Dunsworth, too much, however, during the game portion of the book, he did an awesome job as the Commentator for the game being played!  There was one point during the audio book that apparently the character he was reading for was eating, and I must say it was the most disgusting sounding thing that I have ever heard to hear the narrator sound like he was eating as he was reading.  I felt that even though the character may have been doing that particular thing, that that particular thing could have been left out!

The characters in this book were something else!  During the game part of the book, it was hard to follow who was who by the simple identification of each person by color.  I was constantly forgetting who Mr. Red was, or when they spoke about White, I found myself really having a hard time remembering who White was.  This is part of the reason that I found such difficulty in enjoying this book.

I can't say that I've ever read a book that was anything like Roll of the Die, but I must admit that Sean Patrick Bridges really had good thoughts that were put into this book.  As I understand, this is one of his first major book productions, and that he has mostly written playwrights in the past, and that seems evident by his writing style.  This book was a little more vulgar than what I am used to and the contect is certainly of an adult nature.  I did find myself having a bit of trouble following along with the story throughout a few different parts of the story!

Overall, I think that as an author, Bridges has much potential of becoming a great author.  This particular book wasn't of my liking, however I think most of those reasons were just because of my own personal preference.  I did find a few things that really swayed me toward a lower rating, but generally speaking, overall, I just couldn't say that I loved the book.  I didn't think that the book was horrible by any stretch of the imagination, it just wasn't a book that jumped out as a favorite of mine.   These reviews are the hardest ones to write because I felt that the concept was a great idea, I believe that the book just needed a little more deliverance in order to garner more stars from me.  However, I believe that the book has very unique plot, one of which I believe could be easily transposed onto the big screen!

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Disclaimer:  This book was provided to me by the author Sean Patrick Bridges, via Audible in return for an honest and unbiased review.


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