"No Good Deed" is both entertaining and suspenseful, but, regardless of your politics, should get you thinking."
Mark Taylor discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when the old camera he found during a freelance job in an Afghanistan bazaar gives him more than great photos. It triggers dreams of disasters. Tragedies that happen exactly as he envisions them. He learns that not only can he see the future, he can change it. Then the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings. Thousands die. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Taylor isn't urban hero. It's enemy combatant. And, it means they can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.
Mark Taylor is the quintessential reluctant hero. With a camera that snaps photos of the future, he has a day to change the photos--to prevent tragedies from happening. His attempts to prevent 9/11 bring him to the attention of the authorities, but they don't believe that he was trying to prevent the attacks. Instead, they label him an enemy combatant and lock him in the brig. With the camera gone--taken by the Feds--he must find a way to prove his innocence, but with no trial and no rights, will he ever get the chance?
"No Good Deed by MP McDonald was not a book I would typically pick up, but it was recommended by a friend. Once I started listening, I was pulled into the story of Mark Taylor’s experience with an unusual camera by the voice reading the story. Daniel Penz is undoubtedly the best narrator of an audio book I’ve ever heard, and I’ve been listening for over 10 years. Daniel manages to imbue just the right amount of emotion into the characters’ words for the listener to be able to not only visualize but also empathize with events, to become part of the story. As well, the subtle differences in the voices used kept the story and voice clear to the listener. Usually I just listen in my car, but with this reading, I carried my phone around. I was sorry the story ended. I’m looking forward to listening to more books narrated by Mr. Penz."