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Children of the Deterrent

Halfhero, Book 1
Auteur(s): Ian W. Sainsbury
Narrateur(s): Sam Phillips, Jaimi Barbakoff
Durée: 9 h et 5 min
4 out of 5 stars (58 évaluations)

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Description

The new novel by the author of the best-selling The World Walker series.

'My name is Daniel Harbin, and I'm a child of The Deterrent.'

What if a superhuman turned out not to be so super...or even human? Britain's superhero, The Deterrent, was unveiled to the world in 1979 and disappeared two years later. The truth about his origins has never been revealed. The rumours about his children - those that survived - and their mysterious abilities have never been confirmed. Until now.

Armed with a diary that reveals everything about The Deterrent's early years, Daniel Harbin - discovering powers of his own - finds himself dragged into the same secretive government department his famous father worked for. Can a halfhero be a better superhero than his father, or is Daniel making a terrible mistake? When the wrong people know what you're capable of, no matter how powerful you are, you're still in danger....

©2017 Ian Sainsbury (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Ce que les critiques disent

"I've read it now, Children of the Deterrent that is and um...it's good. It's really good. Oh my days it's good.... From the opening page, I was seriously gripped. In fact, for the first time in years, I put my own work aside and pushed my deadlines back a bit to make time to read it. I even did that reader thing of going to bed early, just so I could get stuck back into it." (R R Haywood)

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  • Au global
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  • Histoire
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Spectacular story and performance!

I loved this story. It had an interesting premise, was told in an entertaining style, and had believable characters (if at times scary) and a sufficiently complex plot line to keep you guessing. Very enjoyable to listen to it!!

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
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Amazing !!

I loved this book. Great writer and narrators. Will get the second in the series.

  • Au global
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  • Histoire
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Marvelous surprise

I didn't expect much from this book. I grabbed it as a daily deal that looked at least a little interesting, and boy, was it ever.

An excellent, and fresh take on the superhero mythos, excellently performed.

  • Au global
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Suprised by how good it was!

It was good. I liked the joint narration which I usually find distracting. The story was good and not too predictable. Would read again!

  • Au global
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Nice

Nothing revolutionary here, just a nice book to listen to. Story is good enough to keep attention but you can also put it down easily and come back later.

  • Au global
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How refreshing

This book should be made into a movie, it's excellent I couldn't put it down, kind of had a sleepless night, but it kept me right there, it's not your usual science fiction, enjoyed all the characters, narrated where excellent they made the story so alive,


  • Au global
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Refreshingly original

Finally, a book that combines urban fantasy, SciFi, and action with wit, intelligence and interesting characters. Nice take on the whole superhero genre!

Unfortunately, I found the male narrator detracted somewhat from my enjoyment as his funereal monotone dragged on relentlessly with barely any noticeable inflection. Despite this, I'll definitely listen to the rest of the trilogy as the storyline is enough to stop me from drifting off into a hypnotic trance.

  • Au global
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LOVED IT!

I was absolutely captivated! Very creative, I can see this being made into a movie if it hasn’t already. The narrators were excellent! The best I have heard so far. Download this book, you won’t regret it. #Audible1

  • Au global
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Unexpected storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

it's so hard to find something original. This book had me up all night until I finished it. Highly recommend it.

  • Au global
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Excellent listen

As I bought this book on sale, I really didn’t have much hope.
Let’s start with the performance. Not once did I question why this performer was hired. I especially found the reporters piece worthy of listening twice more.
Usually I prefer crime mysteries but this plot held my attention and found excuses to keep listening.

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  • Au global
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  • Drew
  • 2019-06-01

Exceptional On All Levels

Sainsbury brings together an utterly unique story premise in a genre that I was certain no longer had the ability to surprise, captivate or satisfy. I devoured this audio book and for someone who listens to A LOT of audiobooks, that's saying something. Again ... unique, captivating, brilliantly narrated and deeply satisfying. On to Book 2!

  • Au global
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  • Mister Mxyzptlk
  • 2019-04-27

A pretty gripping take on the SuperHero genre

I grew up a comic book fan. But I've grown pretty tired of this genre in the last 18 or so years as we've become increasingly inundated with superheroes on television, the movies and everywhere else. But I decided to give this a go based on my enjoyment of Sainsbury's World Walker series. I was very pleasantly surprised. Once again Mr. Sainsbury has taken a premise that you feel like you seen before and explores it in a novel and often surprising manner, creating mostly likable characters along the way.

I started this story on my kindle and then switched back and forth between "print" and audiobook. Something about the narration felt a little "off", but I couldn't really put my finger on it. So it could just be the difference between the voice you create in your head while reading the book and the voice of the narrators for the audiobook. I thought both of them did a good job. I just thought Sam Phillips could have brought a bit more "passion" to Daniel's passages. But this is a very minor quibble. I highly recommend this audiobook.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
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  • Fatheranime
  • 2018-06-25

EXCEPTIONAL!!

I don't usually read anything outside of manga and nonfiction, but this book has given me a new lease on my audio book life!

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
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  • Danny
  • 2018-06-06

Looking foward book 2

I became a fan of Sainsbury after reading the World Walker series. I enjoy his style of writing and am looking foward to book 2 in Children of the Deterrent. The narrators were excellent.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • ryan
  • 2018-05-29

Awesome!

No sense in being lengthy here. This book is awesome. Period! absolutely fantastic sci-fi read!

  • Au global
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  • ABG
  • 2018-05-19

Good story and good narration...

Wonderful story. Looking forward to listening to the next book in this series. Keep up the excellent work Mr. Sainsbury.

  • Au global
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  • Kalin Blaskoff
  • 2018-03-21

Good start of the series

The events are oddly arranged and that's the beauty of the book. The style is great and the narration is superb. Overall the author has written a great story, which develops a bit slow (sometimes you will hear information which is completely useless, like what kind of food is on the table), but the way the author describes stuff is very intoxicating. My only recommendation would be to speed up the story with about x1.5.

I'll definitely listen to the next books in the series. I've become keen on Sainsbury's style. It is truly different from most authors.

One comment on the narrators - while British narrators bring great feeling when listening, they also bring a bit odd pronunciation of some words and I was not able to catch some words now and there.

Overall - recommended!

  • Au global
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  • Histoire
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  • ♡Louise♡
  • 2018-02-17

Really enjoyed

While it took me a few chapters to get into the book, and understand the rhythm of how it was written - once I did I couldn't stop listening:)
I liked the character (Chris, I think) who was reading us her diary of the events. She was a down to earth, funny character.
Definitely would recommend this book!

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