Zero Day by Jan Gangsei | Audiobook Review

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Zero Day by Jan Gangsei | Audiobook ReviewZero Day by Jan Gangsei
Narrator: Andi Arndt
Length: 9 Hours 26 Minutes
Published by Disney Electronic Content on January 12th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Pages: 320
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9781484722633

Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Addie vanished—and her high-profile parents were forced to move on. Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the oval office after a tumultuous first term. Then the unthinkable happens: the president's daughter resurfaces. Addie is brought back into her family's fold, but who is this sixteen-year-old girl with a quiet, burning intelligence now living in the White House? There are those in the president's political circle who find her timely return suspicious. When a national security advisor approaches Darrow Fergusson, Addie's childhood best friend and the son of the president's chief of staff, he doesn't know what to think. How could the girl he's missed for all these years be a threat to national security? Still, at the risk of having his own secrets exposed, Darrow agrees to spy on Addie. He soon realizes that his old friend is much more than the traumatized victim of a sick political fringe group. Addie has come with a mission...but will she choose to complete it?

Why Did I Listen To Zero Day by Jan Gangsei?

Zero Day by Jan Gangsei was definitely a random audiobook pick for me. First, the regular physical copy of the book came to my house randomly, where it sat on a shelf for a long time. I mean, I did not even really know a whole lot about the book prior to reading it. Second, I decided the audiobook seemed different enough from the other books that I was currently making way through, so decided I could splurge a monthly Hoopla borrow on it. Third, the summary just sound so action packed and thrilling.

What’s The Story Here?

Jan Gangsei’s Zero Day basically stars this girl named Addie Webster, who was the victim of this awful kidnapping. Addie’s parents and family seems to be doing quite well for themselves now, though. Her dad is president of the United States (I am so jealous of this fictional world in which this man is president, y’all). Addie returns from her kidnapping and after proving herself as not being an imposter, is reunited with her family. She’s also reunited with a former friend – Darrow. Darrow also gets a point of view and is charged with pretty much spying on Addie. It might sound whack that he has to do that, but Addie might not be entirely trustworthy. In fact, she may just have plans to do something awful to the president. Yes, this book is full of twists and definitely has all of the action.

How Did I Like It?

I actually am surprised by how much I enjoyed Zero Day. I am not always one to go in for thriller type books. My tastes typically lie elsewhere. However, I did feel pressure to read this because it’s been on my shelf for awhile and because Hoopla had it available. I guess I like thrillers when they are aimed at a YA audience and when they involve espionage and computers. The story is fairly engaging and compelling. I mean, who doesn’t like it when characters continue to surprise you and prove some of your various assumptions wrong.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of Zero Day by Jan Gangsei is narrated by Andi Arndt. Honestly, this isn’t going to be among the best audiobooks I have ever read in my entire life, but I also have nothing negative to say either. I think that if you like thrillers, you’ll like this audiobook. Andi Arndt is a decent narrator who does a fine job with the action sequences. In all, not a bad listen at all.

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  1. […] have indeed listened to several books narrated by Andi Arndt. She’s fantastic and does really, really well with narrating young adult books. Her voice is […]

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