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Shadow Ops Trilogy
1 : Control Point

by Myke Cole
Jan 12, 2015
7 Hours
Ages 18+
Army Officer. Fugitive. Sorcerer.

Across the country and in every nation, people are waking up with magical talents. Untrained and panicked, they summon storms, raise the dead, and set everything they touch ablaze.

Army officer Oscar Britton sees the worst of it. A lieutenant attached to the military's Supernatural Operations Corps, his mission is to bring order to a world gone mad. Then he abruptly manifests a rare and prohibited magical power, transforming him overnight from government agent to public enemy number one.

The SOC knows how to handle this kind of situation: hunt him down--and take him out. Driven into an underground shadow world, Britton is about to learn that magic has changed all the rules he's ever known, and that his life isn't the only thing he's fighting for.

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Director & Cast

Director Ken Jackson
Starring Ken Jackson, Jefferson Russell, Thomas Keegan, Nora Achrati, Susan Lynskey, Dylan Lynch, James Lewis, Eric Messner, Jonathan Church, Tim Getman, Lily Beacon, Matthew McGee, Steve Wannal, Drew Kopas, Andy Brownstein, Tim Carlin, Richard Rohan, Joel David Santner, David Coyne, Kenyatta Rogers, Joe Brack, Dawn Ursula, Doug V. Brown, Nick De Pinto, Colleen Delany, Barbara Pinolini, Jeff Allin, Tara Giordano, David Harris, Christopher Graybill, Nanette Savard, Michael John Casey, Chris Walker, Myke Cole, Terence Aselford, Rose Supan, Scott McCormick, David Jourdan, Yasmin Tuazon, Michael Glenn and James Konicek
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Doug Krentzlin
Dialogue Editors John Glennon
Sound Designers Brian Rogers and Patrick Stratton
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Don't be put off by the first book. by Alex (Posted on 2/14/2019)
As always, wonderful sound design and voice acting. As less-often, terrible writing for the first book. As a military member, I feel there was every military stereotype written into the dialogue and into the characters. It's like what someone who watches too many military book camp documentaries thinks the military is like. And there's way too much paranoia about magic, like an obscene amount.

I will say this: I bought this and the second book and now the third. It gets a lot better and it's worth going through the first book to get to the follow-ons.
Good by Connor (Posted on 10/19/2017)
Great book
Not Great but not bad by VOO Doo Dragon (Posted on 8/9/2017)
The story is really good and a fresh take on Magic. The story is good compelling read with great action and fight scenes. The main Character, however, is the biggest wuss I have had the miss fortune to read about. Too much of a whiner to have ever made it in the actual military. The sound effects and music on this story is awful and drowns out the dialog for a lot of the action scenes.
Graphic Audio Saved a Pedestrian Book by Jordan (Posted on 4/17/2017)
I Tried to read this book in traditional hard copy. I simply couldn't wade through it. Just too much of an bland affair. Seemed like the author simply had a list of "cool ideas" that he wanted to mark off his check list.

Then a friend beat me around my head an shoulders to fore me to listen to the Graphic Audio version. That is when this book came alive. For me, it wasn't mean to be read, but to be watched. It's a screen play, more than a serious novel. I had a few niggling issues with the production (particularly the music parts that were too load to clearly hear the dialog). My first "SQUISH!" and I was hooked.
Angry magic by Daniel (Posted on 2/21/2017)
This was incredible, I love the idea of a modern magic, but some of the scene just made me really angry. I get the whole military training thing but man it just made me mad at all the BS going around. Amazing performances, I really felt the anger and the compassion in the characters from the voice acting. A lot the moments and characters would swing from hot to cold and it drove me nuts, but that is just me. The balance of sound effects and voice was amazing, they were perfect.
My favorite series by Fredrick (Posted on 1/18/2017)
Best series i have ever heard, cant wait for the prequels
Once it grows on you, it's truly infectious! by SHAWN (Posted on 12/13/2016)
Usually it takes me a few listens to really enjoy an audio series. The first time I listened through the dialect from the military staff and GA's acting gripped me up. The goblin is pretty damn cool as well. My first listen, something had me on the fence. So as i said i listen multiple times to grasp and immerse myself in the universe. So my 2nd listen I was hooked. So much I reached out to the author who is really cool and down to earth guy. I'm getting the rest of the trilogy and the prequel that is coming soon. My fav title's are Demon Cycle, The Lightbringer Saga, The Shadow Saga, Marvel Civil War, DC Batman No Man's Land, and DC Final Crisis. If you share my likes for those title's, give this one a shot. I don't think you'll be sorry
Good book, need to redo the sound fx by Hunter (Posted on 4/24/2016)
Wasn't sure about this book seeing how this isn't quite what I normally like however ended up loving this book.

My only negative is that the fx sound drown out the narrators voice a lot of the time.
Loved it by Jackie (Posted on 1/15/2016)
I love a combination of action and si-fi, and this one covers that and more.
Brilliant storyline to the whole series by Patrick (Posted on 12/2/2015)
I have a lot of time on my hands for audiobooks seeing as how I'm a trucker and I never fail to miss a good book or screen played audiobook...I have a lot of graphic audios books from all of the Forrest Kingdom books to all of the hawk and fisher ones and with my most recent purchase all three shadow ops books...this series is by far the greatest of them all...obliterating everything else I've heard from you guys...5 stars for the whole series GA...I just wish y'all hadn't cut so much out of the story
aug 2015 by albertine (Posted on 9/16/2015)
Great series. Just finished book 1 and downloading book 2. Lots of action and worth listening to.
Took a few, but I got there. by Shawn (Posted on 9/13/2015)
It took me just a little while to really wrap my head around what was going on in "Shadow Ops: Control Point" but once I did it got very interesting.

As per usual, GA's overall production is world-class, pure audio bliss. Myke Cole's story is pretty much an amalgamation of several different stories, in my opinion: magical schools; the Source (vs. the Force); mutant-like abilities and a government that hates and fears them, etc. But to be fair, it's next to impossible NOT to pull in elements from other authors' stories and/or worlds. It IS pretty original and unique how Myke Cole pulls them all together, though.

It's a fun and entertaining ride. And no doubt I will be listening to this audio-book multiple times.

Shadow Ops by Dave (Posted on 9/2/2015)
It was really good loved every second.
Hooked on ShadowOps! by Laura (Posted on 8/22/2015)
I was hooked on this series after the first 5 min. Being a huge fan of the Deathlands series, and X-men titles and of fantasy stories such as Harry Potter, this wonderfully combines the world of the militant survivalist with that of the persecuted magically-endowed superbeings. Riveting from start to finish!
New to audio books by Stephen (Posted on 8/20/2015)
I'm new to audio books in general, but I must say this experience is truly amazing. Will be purchasing the trilogy and seeing what else their is.
Shadow OPS Control Point by Shane (Posted on 7/23/2015)
Great sound affects and lots of action
Thumbs up by Victor (Posted on 4/28/2015)
GAs mix of sound effects, story telling, and music is at it's apex in this serIes. Sound effects don't drown out charater/narrator lines, and background noise usually fits story line. There are a couple musical insertions I'm not to sure of though. All around, great job.
Story line is one of those you're either going to like or dislike. Personally, I liked it.
I've heard better, but not many. by Phynix (Posted on 4/13/2015)
I'm not usually into military style books or movies but for some reason this one screamed at me to try it out. I gotta admit, for being outside my genre it kept me interested. It did throw me off there at the beginning with the "news clippings", but I got use to it. It did seem a little slow and didn't WOW me, but that's what normally happens in the first book of any series I've read. I look forward to reading the next two. My opinion, it's worth the read.
sit and drive ... by Lee (Posted on 4/5/2015)
I listen to the first one. it was really good and it got me hooked. it's just really fun to listen to all the sound effects to different people Justin overall great just a great story
Shodow Ops 1 : Control Point by Craig (Posted on 3/22/2015)
It took 3 cd's for my wife and I to really get into the story we found the story a bit slow but enjoyable the rest of the books are not on the top of the list to get but we might get the others at a later date
For the story, I have mixed feelings on this. by Paul (AudiobookReviewer) (Posted on 3/19/2015)
So I am going to start with the narration, this audio is the Graphic Audio Version which like their tag line says “A movie for your mind”. You have a full cast narration with mood music, sound effects and all that good stuff. I LOVE the Graphic Audios; while it can come off a bit cheesy at times it is a lot of fun to listen to. The narration was great the voices fit the characters and the story. 5 Star narrations on this.

For the story, I have mixed feelings on this. When it started it felt like there was to much of an information dump and at the same time not enough information. There were a lot of military acronyms, enough to be distracted from the story trying to figure out what they stood for when they were not explained right away. I found this frustrating and ended taking quite a few breaks while listing. I can usually finish an Audiobook in 2-4 days and this one took me 2 weeks to finish.

I liked the premise of the story, a future where people manifest magic and it is regulated by the government. It you are a latent and don’t turn yourself in when your magic manifests you are hunted down by the Supernatural Operations Corps. The main character Oscar manifests a forbidden magic shortly after an operation to take down some latent’s that ran and ended up injuring/killing people and destroying a school before they are taken out. And while I can suspend belief for the sake of world building and story telling…..I had a hard time buying how Oscar acted throughout, even the fear based actions/reactions did not fit with how his character is presented. I found myself wavering between feeling bad for the hand he was dealt when he was finally caught and then thinking with all his military training can he really be that stupid. In the end I think this one was just not for me.

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Shadow Ops by jacob (Posted on 3/13/2015)
a very good audio book
To Live and Learn by Felix (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Oscar Britton. I would want to beat the crap out of him too if I was WO Fritz. In a lot of ways Oscar deserved his pain. Oh boy does that man complain. That man causes a lot of pain on his path to understanding. It usually happens that way when you start out dumb.

I've seen one or two officers like that though. When in their comfort zone they focus. Outside of it they fold. I don't like this character, but GA intensified that feeling with their portrayal. GA's performance was fantastic. If you don't like the book, blame the author in my opinion.
Another great series from Graphic Audio by Anthony (Posted on 3/10/2015)
As always GA have done another great job! Looking forward to the next part in the series.
Cant wait for parts 2 and 3 by Fredrick (Posted on 3/6/2015)
Truly enjoyed part 1, kept my attention the whole 7 hrs in a row on the road. good job guys!!!
really enjoyed it by Brian (Posted on 3/3/2015)
Im a huge fan of audio books for i am a truck driver, i really like the way these books are read, im more of a war type of person when it comes to these so i saw it and picked it up and was not disappointed
Speechless by Anthony (Posted on 2/25/2015)
I was an enlisted Marine myself for 4 years with 2 Combat tours to Afghanistan. That being said, I love books, movies, and games that are war oriented. I also have a love for Sci-Fi. This book put me is a state of Awe. I love how Graphic audio has transformed modern day audio books and they have made a masterpiece with this one.
Genuinely fun series, but... by Jared (Posted on 2/21/2015)
...Trust me when I say you. Will. Want. To. PUNCH. Oscar Briton. I won't say why, that'd be spoiling, but he shows signs of being a capable officer, then he does something I wouldn't have done unless my alternative was certain death. More importantly, however, book 1 sets up a pretty sweet and effed up world, if any of the little pop culture excerpts are any indication, and I can't WAIT for it all to burn to the ground and listen to it in Graphic Audio :D
shadow ops by michael (Posted on 2/19/2015)
Enjoyable and it keeps you interested. Definitely helps pass the time on the highway.
shadow ops control point by David (Posted on 2/17/2015)
Great story line. Engrossing action and twists. Very enjoyable listening as we drive along. Thanks Guys.

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