Fool Me Twice [NOOK Book]

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Set in the near future, Fool Me Twice follows ex-cop Colin Chapel on his quest to fight evil and return truth, justice and the American way to a troubled land. Standing in his way is the Regency, an organization of terror and tragedy. Only with the help of his adopted daughter, Shoestring, his lover Sgt. Suzie and a ton of other friends does Chapel have any hope of winning the day.

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Fool Me Twice

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Overview

Set in the near future, Fool Me Twice follows ex-cop Colin Chapel on his quest to fight evil and return truth, justice and the American way to a troubled land. Standing in his way is the Regency, an organization of terror and tragedy. Only with the help of his adopted daughter, Shoestring, his lover Sgt. Suzie and a ton of other friends does Chapel have any hope of winning the day.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000721186
  • Publisher: Jim Dodge Jr.
  • Publication date: 10/16/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 122,519
  • File size: 211 KB

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I'm an all around kind of guy. I write poetry, short stories and, occasionally, novels. I'm also a musician, father, husband, Cub Scout leader and a dump truck driver. I also write reviews and stuff for Mass Movement (www.massmovement.co.uk), a music magazine based in the UK. I'm tall, handsome and big hit with the ladies. I love being me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2010

    Horrible

    I thought for sure I had missed downloading the ending of this book. It just stopped. There was no plot and no ending. It was a total waste of time.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Very Good Read

    I enjoyed this book very much, everything except the ending. This has a similar fell to the Ashes series by William Johnstone. I'm hopeful for another in this line sometime soon. I would recommend this book.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2010

    B+ 12th grade competition

    This work is an object lesson is poor writing. I take a great guilty pleasure in testosterone-dipped, manly, post-apocalyptic shooting gallery diaries. As with Kungfu-em-up movies, grand opera, political speeches, and pornography, one accepts the requirements of the genre: a extreme suspension of disbelief, a general lack of resource allocation to the trivialities of plot, characterization, dialogue, and even continuity. Having said that, I am irritated because I wasted my time actually reading the whole work. I was suckered. I failed to make the critical decision not to waste the time; ever hoping it would get better, or come to the point (a point...ANY point). This is the printed analog to the Napoleon Dynamite character: it grotesquely fascinates in that it is unaware, and seeming incurious as to its lack of grasp of dialog (prosaic, trite, written THEN explained), military tactics and combat (as told by a 12 year old), views on sexuality (ibid, the 12 year old). The end conforms to the shaggy dog story model of story telling. It evokes three questions: "are Smashwords publishing other products this bad?", "Should I rethink my Nook purchase & be suspicious of the rest of the 'free library'?", and "Why are 'cat box liner, Archibald McLiesch award nominee', and "Don't waste your valuable time' not possible choices in the "good for" column of this review?

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2010

    Good up to the End

    I took a chance on this as a Free e-book that sounded interesting. I was sucked in from the first line - "I can't believe the B.... shot me".

    The book itself is mostly full of action, a bit of romance (though sometimes that aspect seems more high school hormones than anything), a bit of comedy, and a whole lot of warfare. The story revolves around Colin Chapel, former cop, sometime in the way future. America as we know it has fallen, and the Black Regent (think of any dictator that oppresses opposing views) rules what was America with an Iron Fist. Through tricks of the trade, Colin learns the identity of the First Regent, and disposes of them - only to have another, worse regent take the place of the first.

    The focus of the story is on Colin, and his journey to restore the Republic of North America to its former freedom and glory (in the Pre-Regent days). The book has some memorable characters and a few memorable lines - and builds up to the ending..which completely falls off the cliff.

    I found the end to be a major let down given how entertaining the rest of the story was. It's a fairly easy read for the most part, but hard to recommend given the build up and what I can only call the anti-climax.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent with a bit of a disappointing, cliff-hanger ending.

    I raved about this book the whole way through to anyone who would listen. The characters Shoe-string and Chapel were amazing and well developed. (Chapel was hilarious; I found myself laughing out loud at his witty, scarcastic retorts to everyone.) Some of the other characters were less than developed, especially Sgt. Suzie, but I WAS Chapel and loved being in his head for the 175 pages of the story. It was a page turner the whole way through- immensely suspenseful- but the end left much to be desired. It was too abrubt. However, from a different perspective, some might take it as open ended so as to give the reader a final twinge of hope; be that a hope for another book and beginning a series, or hope for the story and its characters. All in all, I would still recomend it. It was a hell of a ride and truly left you craving more!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    Well its Free

    First person shoot them up narrative. Light plot, 2 dimensional character, easy to read with lots of action, some bad language. All in all one word describes the book , Simplistic

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Awesome

    This is an amazing story, I strongly recommend it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    A good read, but abrupt end.

    I was trying to turn the page, but there weren't anymore... not even an epilogue to give closure.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

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    Not worth it even as a free download

    I can't say stop writting as another reviewer did because there must be something there. I stayed with the story for over 400 pages...through some pretty big holes in logic and timelines that made me raise an eyebrow and some pretty bad writting. The ending totally disappointed me though. I was pressing the button on my nook to turn the page and thinking it was broke for a min before I checked the page count and realized that was supposed to be the end.
    PLEASE work on editing if you put out another book! This was about 200 pages longer than it needed to be.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Wow!

    It is not often I find a story that can both move me to tears as well as put me int an extreme fit of laughter! This story did! From the first I felt the narrative was in the style reminiscient of Joe Friday from Dragnet. I felt so connected to what Chapel was going through!
    Some complained about the ending, but it is a most thoughtful ending. Espicially when you remember to whom the story is thought to be told. (See the first chapter.)
    The story paint a picture of a possible future and brings you along for the ride.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    Left hanging.

    The Book flowed fairly well if you were not expecting lots of detail. simple plot and fairly predictable until the last few pages. would really like to see this fleshed out to come to a final conclusion, good or bad.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    Couldn't Read for Long

    I gave this book a try, but couldn't make it very far. I made it barely 20 pages in and gave up.

    To start, the author went so far as to mention a character lived in Philly, and that the name was "officially" changed to Philly instead of Philadelphia. I found this very unnecessary. The author also mis-spelled Story (in the case of a "two-story" building.

    These two things, couple with the >450 pg length made it very difficult for me to want to keep reading. Perhaps I'll revisit this book when I have finished other books that I have, but until then, one star.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    Can't wait for the 2nd book!

    I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were well developed and the plot had me drawn in from the first page. I must admit, I was disappointed that the story ended the way that it did, however, it made me want to read the next book...so, Jim Dodge, Jr....if you're reading it...hurry up, I need to know what happens to Colin & Shoestring!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2010

    good read, disappointed about the ending

    The story kept me interested and wanting more through out the whole book. I got more and more involved waiting for Colin to figure out what was going on. The ending was setup for you, and it set you up. Very disappointing that the ending changed from the story line, in the last page or two.

    Read it and find out what happens to Colin.
    Expect book 2 to be out soon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

    A very interesting book

    I thought this book had a very good story line, as well as good plot and character building. Although it does not go into great detail of how everything has happened in this new world of utter chaos, it does explain what you need to know and what you need to know only. I also didn't like the ending. Cliff hangers are just not my thing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2010

    what happened?

    Language is a little rough but story overall not bad. The ending was just very dissatisfying and ruined the book for me. You are still in the middle of the story and all of the sudden it ends and you wonder if the auther ran out of paper and pencil.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2010

    Really enjoyed this book

    I enjoyed this book immensley.I hope there is a sequel to this because when I got to the ending, I could'nt believe it was the end. It was very exciting.I felt like I was part of the story

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2010

    Oh yes.

    I really enjoyed the book. I wasn't expecting the ending to be that way but it was better than I would have thought. I ended the book stunned. But that is what I loved the most. The unexpected. It left a hope for the future. That future might be me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Enjoyed this immensely, until the end....

    I loved this story, right up until the end. I have to say I really HATED the ending to this book, but the rest of it was great! Had a hard time stopping to go to bed!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Disappointing

    Not what i was expecting

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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