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Choosers of the Slain

Paladin of Shadows, Book 3
Written by: John Ringo
Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
Series: Paladin of Shadows, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
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Lust, Vengeance and Non-stop Action.

Mike Harmon's commando-quality retainers agree: their leader, code-named Ghost, is a peculiar one. An ex-Navy-SEAL, there is no stronghold he cannot penetrate, no target he can't take out. But Ghost is also a man struggling to keep the animal inside at bay and his twisted sexual desires satisfied with a rock-hard integrity and incredible force of will. Now Harmon and his militia have been hired to rescue the daughter of a powerful political mover in America, kidnapped into the Eastern Europe sex trade. Welcome to the Balkan Route: a notorious pathway for human trafficking carved with blood and brutality and passing through Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo to the heart of darkness itself: sexual snuff houses where powerful politicians pay to rape and murder young women for kicks. Turns out some of those politicians hail from Washington, D.C. But now the Route is about to be re-Routed, and the balance of power is about to shift dramatically - to the smoking muzzle of one very angry ex-SEAL's M-4.Sometimes it takes a bad man to destroy an even more terrible evil. And the baddest of them all is Ghost. They'll be sorry they made his girls cry.

John Ringo, veteran of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne and five time New York Times bestseller with over a million books in print, delivers another blockbuster military techno-thriller with the latest entry in his ''Ghost'' saga.

©2006 John Ringo (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Clayton
  • 2018-09-23

puerile and ridiculous

I expected a good yarn with its quotient of sex and violence, but for Ringo, every woman is a whore and every Muslim deserves painful death. His non-stop demonization of all things liberal and Democrat is astonishing and offensive.

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  • Uncle Dale
  • 2018-05-14

Heroes,Beauties, Bad guys, Good Guys

Why is there no movie? loved it. action and adventure to the max. great story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-09-14

just a damn good book.

seriously loving the series. can't wait till next month for my next free copy to keep it going.

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  • gdoreza
  • 2017-08-10

Wow!

New favorite story! Excellent! Makes long drives enjoyable. Getting each book on audible and written.

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  • bill
  • 2017-01-15

Disturbing at times but a fun read overall

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to my friends who enjoy military science fiction. It's hard bitten and tough to the point I doubt the dyed in the wool fantasy or non-military sci-fi fan will really go for this. I would recommend for fans of Vince Flynn or other international espionage fans as this i more akin to that genre in my mind.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed the character named Mikhail. He is a minor character in the story but reminds me of so many people I know in the military, the small town or back woods kind of guy who has a very strong moral compass, very honorable, grounded, solidly raised in a close knit community.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 2016-03-27

Really good read

It's a story that holds on to you. and by the end you really want the bad guys dead.

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  • Angela
  • 2015-09-18

Plausible?

Would you listen to Choosers of the Slain again? Why?

Probably not, Once was enough

What did you like best about this story?

The action in Ringo's books is always good.

What does Jeremy Arthur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is not the best narrator but not the worse either.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

not really

Any additional comments?

I read a review of one of the books in this series where the reader said the plot of that particular book did not seem "plausible". OK first question did any of this seem "plausible" to you? No in fact it is so implausible it's laughable. Saying this I do enjoy the books. They seem to be every school boy's wetdream of what being a military hero is all about, which it's NOT virgins throwing themselves at you. I am fairly certain that is not happening... The books are just funny.

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  • Colin
  • 2014-12-15

Much better than I thought it would be

This is one that has much less graphic sex/rape scenes in it although there are ones with young virgin teenage girls but that's not bad because its not really rape and things are pretty different in those parts of the world.

This book follows the recovery of a missing daughter of some powerful political person in America but things take strange turns before the end of the book.

Mike has a whole militia now and they are trained better than most in the world and he takes them to Europe and does some killing, this whole series has been good so far and this book having much less of the graphic sex/rape stuff its much better.

There is a whole lot of turns in this story and it really does keep you guessing, I cant see a reason to stop if you have read this far and liked the story.