My 2 Cents: Faithful Warrior

December 27, 2010 2 By Brian

I feel bad. I finished this up a month or so ago, but I usually make mention of a good Podiobook when I finish it. Faithful Warrior by Basil Sands is one such book. A great bit of action, mystery, and thriller all wrapped up in a relatively cliche-free wrapper.

Far too often the terrorist plot to blow up a lot of people is used with overwrought dialogue and predictable settings. Such is not the case with Faithful Warrior. The main character is a retired Special Ops soldier now living as a minister in suburban Ohio. The way Sands manages to reconcile the two seemingly different aspects of the main character’s life and personality. Bonus kudos for mentioning that the commandment is not “Thou Shalt Not Kill” but is actually “Thou Shalt Not Murder.” Very different connotations.

I gathered a lot of good stuff from this story, most especially some vivid and tense action sequences. Also, I want to commend Sands in his narration for taking on Arabic and African accents. Personally, I’m a little nervous trying them out, lest I offend someone. Sands pulls them off with just the right accent that is believable but not offensive.

So, there you have it. Go forth and download.