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Sunday, September 14, 2014

One Kick by Chelsea Cain {Audio & Kindle}

One Kick (Kick Lannigan #1) by Chelsea Cain
My Rating:  4 of 5 Butterflies

Title:  One Kick
Author:  Chelsea Cain
Series:   Kick Lannigan
Narrator:  Heather Lind
Length:  Unabridged; 9 hours and 03 minutes (Audio); Kindle - 384 pages
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
Published:  August 19, 2014
Source:  Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox and Edelweiss
Format:  Audio CD; Kindle
Genres:  Fiction; Suspense; Mystery; Thriller
Subjects:  Kidnapping; Kidnapping Victims; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Marksmanship
From the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set. Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now 21, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing-child case that will put her talents to the test. Trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist, and bomb maker by her abductor, Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release. So, in lieu of therapy, she mastered martial arts, boxing, and knife throwing; learned how to escape from the trunk of a car, jimmy a pair of handcuffs, and walk without making a sound - all before she was 13. Kick has trained herself to be safe. But then two children go missing in three weeks, and an enigmatic and wealthy former weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition. John Bishop uses his fortune and contacts to track down missing children. Not only is he convinced Kick can help recover the two children - he won’t take no for an answer. With lives hanging in the balance, Kick is set to be the crusader she has always imagined herself. Little does she know that the answers she and Bishop seek are hidden in one of the few places she doesn’t want to navigate - the dark corners of her own mind.                                      ©2014 Chelsea Cain (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio, all rights reserved.
My Review:
Heartsick was one of the very first books that I read when I really started on this reading journey, so obviously that was my first Chelsea Cain book!  It was part of the reason I became so obsessed with reading and mystery books!!!  I quickly devoured the entire Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell series, rating every single book a 5 star read, with the exception of The Night Season, to which I rated a 3 star read!  So when I heard that Chelsea Cain was writing a new series, to say that I was stoked is to put it mildly!  I did whatever I could to get my hands on a copy as quickly as I could so when I was given a copy for my Kindle by Edelweiss and also an audio copy by Audiobook Jukebox, I was thrilled!

I tried really hard to go into this book without expectations and tried to totally erase Archie and Gretchen from my mind, to give this book the fairest shot I could, and I feel like I was totally successful at that!  Kick Lannigan is an awesome character, that I feel with go very far, just like Cain's other series!   I really can't wait to see what Cain has in store for Kick in the future!  I do still hope we will see more Archie & Gretchen though...just a side note!

Cain has such wonderful writing abilities!  She is a writer like none other!  There has been a lot of bad press surrounding her lately, and I really just tried to put that all aside and read and listen to the book for what IT was, not what was going on around the author right now!  I did really enjoy One Kick and gave it a solid 4 stars!  It was action packed and full of surprises, with great character development and solid writing!

The narrator did a great job of reading One Kick and I was surprise that when I looked her up that I did not find more to her credit!  She sounded like a seasoned narrator with impressive skills for reading a Chelsea Cain book!  I hope to hear her in the future in the Kick Lannigan series!

Overall, I did really enjoy the book, however, I did find a few parts a bit hard to follow to where I had to rewind and listen again, but it wasn't so much that it totally distracted from the book.  I've always felt like Chelsea Cain was a go-to author for me, and since I found her a few years ago, have jumped at any new release she has had, and bad press aside, I'm sure I will find myself continuing to do that in the future, because with the ending of One Kick, I know Kick will be up to something, and I just have to know what that's going to be!


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Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book by Simon & Schuster (Publisher), via Audiobook Jukebox and Edelweiss, in return for an honest, unbiased review.


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