Monday, December 26, 2022

AUDIOBOOK Review Tour: Deception Pass (Spider Green, #3) by Norm Harris


Deception Pass 
Spider Green Book Three
Unabridged Audio Book
Norm Harris

Narrated by Maria McCann

Mystery / Thriller / Legal / Military / Time Travel
Publisher: Norm Harris 
Audiobook ASIN: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Release Date:09-07-22
Running Time: 6 hrs and 40 mins



She should have followed the rules. "Rule 2: Always double-tap." Now a girl must travel back in time to that never-never land of spies and samovars. To the land of bears, bombs, babushkas, and borscht to finish the job. To the land where anything can happen and often does.

On course in the Pacific, an American ship experiences an event unlike anything that any ship has ever undergone.

Faydra "Spider" Green has had a storied career as a navy lawyer, juggling being the daughter of a former US president. She has successfully navigated complex diplomatic situations, pulse-pounding legal investigations, and dangerous military missions, managing each time to save the day. But now, a man who had nearly cost Fay her life has seemingly returned from the dead. Now, hell-bent on revenge, he poses a threat to Fay and national security. Fay will have to go to extraordinary lengths to stop him, even tampering with the bounds of time and space.



5 stars!

An exciting military adventure story that left me hungry for more of the series!

Deception Pass is the third book in Norm Harris’s exciting and action-filled military adventure series featuring Fay ‘Spider’ Green. It is the first in the series to appear in audiobook format, and narrator Maria McCann does a fantastic job giving voice to this strong female protagonist. She completely captures Fay’s personality, and her voice will forever be Fay’s to me. The story includes many other main or supporting characters, and McCann’s presentation skillfully makes each sound natural and unique. I never had trouble discerning which character was talking during an exchange of dialogue.
The story takes Fay and her crew from Washington state to Moscow, in both the present and the past, as both the hunter and the hunted. I found the plot fresh, interesting, and absorbing, and it kept me reading well past the time when I needed to call it a night. It was that good! There were many moments I loved but in particular I enjoyed Fay’s interactions with her Russian counterparts and her performance in the courtroom. I also liked the reappearance of characters from previous books. And don’t be worried about having to read through a recap of all that has gone on before; there is just enough backstory to lend understanding to the current action.

Speaking of which, although the third in the series, the story can be enjoyed as a standalone, but the pleasure would be enhanced by having read the previous books. However, using Deception Pass as your jumping-off point in the series will be dangerous; you will want to acquire those first two books “quick, fast, and in a hurry.” I was glad to see the next book in Fay’s story is already available as an audiobook, and I couldn’t help but snag it the minute this one concluded.

I recommend DECEPTION PASS for readers who enjoy military-based action-adventure thrillers with a side of sci-fi and time travel.


Norm Harris comes from a family of authors and publishers. In 1830, great-grandfather, several times removed, Martin Harris published the first printing of "The Book of Mormon." Later Norm's son K-K wrote "Drones-Proposed Standards of Liability," published by the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal. 

With writing and publishing in his veins, Norm created a fictional Spider Green Mystery Thriller series of print and audiobooks. Norm Harris' first novel debuted on an Amazon bestseller list in 2002. It was a one-and-done, but now he's back with a plan to publish the mystery/thriller of days gone by. 

Except for time spent in military service, he is a second-generation Seattleite (that's what they call those who dwell in the shadow of Mt. Rainier), with his legal beagle son, K-K, and five giant tropical fish. Norm's stories spring from his memories of people who he has met and the places he has visited as he traveled the world. Diversity, inclusion, and equality are foremost in each story.


I am a proud Mexican/Irish actor born and raised in Los Angeles. A graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. I have appeared in over 45 films and television shows, such as Lucifer, Grey's Anatomy, American Horror Story, and Shameless. I am an avid reader and a self-proclaimed book nerd. I have reached my personal goal of reading and reviewing 100 books in a year for the last few years. I have turned that passion into a career in audiobook narrating, bringing character development, accents, and a deep understanding of the text to my work. I am a busy wife and mother of both daughters and fur babies. However, I still manage to be president of the non-profit actor's organization, The Collaborative and serve on the board of directors for The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.

Look for my subsequent Spider Green Mystery Thriller narration, The Girl Who Knew Death, by Norm Harris on Amazon, Apple Books, and Audible.


Norm Harris will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


Norm Harris said...

Hi, Karen. Thank you for your great review and for hosting the audiobook version of Deception Pass, book 3 in the Spider Green Mystery Thriller Series, and the prequel to book 4 in the series, The Girl Who Knew Death. I have an offer for any who decide to purchase this audiobook. I will comp The Girl Who Knew Death at no charge to you if you will provide me the purchase details and your email address. A two-for-one offer. Contact me

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Bridgett Wilbur said...

Great cover.

pippirose said...

The book sounds very intriguing. Love the bold cover.

Sherry said...

This sounds like an interesting book.