Donahue Literary Properties

Reviews & Ratings

"Wow!"

Amazon/Goodreads
"As a long time major league fan, I loved reading this book. I almost believe that super star was real. Thank you."
5/5

"Loved This Book"

Amazon / Goodreads
"This was a story that brought tears to my eyes. I loved the characters, the message, the hope. I would read it again."
5/5
The greatest baseball player of all time suffers an injury and turns to pain meds for relief. After becoming addicted he loses his wife, his career, and his life, when his plane crashes and kills everyone on board…except one.

"Loved This Book!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Great book for any baseball fan! The story seems unreal at times but I couldn’t stop and definitely had trouble putting it down."
5/5

"Fantasy Baseball At Its Best"

Amazon Verifed Purchaser
"Never a dull moment in this book for a very old baseball fan. Also a pretty good picture of human nature within a small southern town."
5/5

Reviewed by Vincent Dublado

Readers' Favorite
"You can feel the angst of Matt Wolf/Dylan Michael as he tries to make sense of the unusual circumstance that he finds himself in as he tries to reclaim who he once was. The headlines will not focus on the hostile black community but the white player who has been resurrected from the dead. This premise is what makes Last at Bat a powerful page-turner, and Mark Donahue is aware of this. That is why he writes his chapters in short, intense bursts. Matt Wolf/Dylan Michael is a brilliant study in character, working as the fiery, intense protagonist who, unconsciously, is making history by trying to redeem himself. What better way to examine the moral scale of racism than to place it in the competitive and emotionally-charged world of professional baseball. Last At Bat rises above the standards of race themes in fiction. It’s a must-read story for its rousing and sensitive treatment of social issues that most of us find difficult to address.."
5/5

"Great Read!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Loved the whole book from the beginning. The entire group of characters came to life and I couldn’t wait to see how it all “played “ out,.
5/5

"Awesome Story"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Characters, plot, sequencing, atmosphere ~ everything was spot on. This one will be one I remember for a long time. One of those I read over and over."
5/5

"For The Love Of Baseball"

Amazon/Goodreads
"The book is so well written. I enjoyed not only the main story but the sub story as well. This book keeps the reader engaged the whole way through."
5/5

"Great Story"

Amazon Verifed Purchaser
"It kept you reading and hoping all would work out. So many gave of themselves to make a dream come true. Well worth reading and hope all enjoy it as I did."
5/5

"WOW"

Amazon Verifed Purchaser
"Wow, what a story. I love baseball and the detail in this book is great. I imagined every twist and turn like I was right there. Wouldn’t it make a great movie? Yes it would. Keep them coming please."
5/5

"A Joy For Anyone Who Loves The Game!!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"I picked this book on a whim and couldn't put it down. Although a bit implausible, it was a great read for anyone who loves baseball. If this is a first novel I'll be back for more from Mr. Donahue. Bravo!"
5/5

"Real Life Lesson, With A Great Story"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"The title drew me to the book. Then the story didn’t allow me to put it down. Having been a coach most of my working days I always knew sports brought people together, but this book proves it in many ways. Loved the book!"
5/5

"Hope"

Amazon & Goodreads
"WOW what a great story! I think that this is the best story I have ever read! I loved it! Anyone who likes baseball will also love it. It makes you feel like you are right there in the story with them. It makes you to Never give up Hope!"
5/5

"Highly Recommeded!

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"People either love baseball or they don't... I don't happend to be one of those guys who love the game. This is a very good book on baseball, but it's more than that... It's really about relationships and overcoming life's issues. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one."
5/5

"Amazing"

Goodreads
"Although I'm not a big baseball fan, this story hit it out of the park!! Such excellent characters and their development kept me intrigued throughout. I would recommend to anyone, fan or not, because it's such a warm, feel good story that depicts the best in human nature through diversity, physical and mental challenges and true dedication."
5/5

"I don't often write a review but..."

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"I read a lot of books some good some bad. This is one of the good ones. Great story though a bit implausible. But that doesn't matter. It has some elements of the great ‘Damn Yankees’ But best of all it talks of the love of baseball. It's the best game ever invented. Thank you for a great read."
5/5

"Keeps You On The Edge Of Your Seat Even If You Don't Like Baseball"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"...Even If You Don't Like Baseball" You enter this story at what appears to be a sad ending for your primary character. Mark Donahue weaves this story around not just him, but all those that touch him so well, you don't notice until the end of the book. You are just wrapped up in what is happening. Along the way, you might learn a bit about baseball but more importantly, you enjoy a great story about very human people, that are great in themselves.
5/5

"Worth All 5 Stars!

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"I can't believe more people haven't read and rated this book. I am someone who played a little baseball in my young days, very much an amateur, that's for sure, but I loved those little games so much! This book is about baseball of course, and so much more. It's about family, friendships, small-town living, life and death. You'll find yourself drawn into the neatest story you've read in a long time and enjoying every page. Do yourself a favor and indulge in this ultimate time-out! It's definitely a big home-run!"
5/5

"A Story Even For Females Who Are Not Baseball Fans!"

Amazon Verifed Purchaser
"One of the best books I’ve ever read and I’m not a sport’s fan. It was the human aspect of this story that made it one I’ll never forget. It’s the story of a good guy whose life turned bad through no fault of his own. It’s about the loving, generous people who helped him along the way when he was all alone in the world. They saw all the good in him and helped him turn his life around. Another favorite thing (since I love a good romance) was his relationship with his wife. I love a story that ends with a good guy getting the life he deserves. "
5/5

"Amazing"

Goodreads
"Absolutely Fabulous"
5/5

"Good Read"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"I enjoyed the book--ending surprised me."
5/5
A morbidly obese girl is put into a coma by those who are financially rewarded as long as she’s alive. After 10 years she awakens a size 6 but her recurring dreams, filled with erotic feelings and visions, lead her to seek the truth, and if deserved, revenge.

"Great Story"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Fantastic. Amazing story of the up and downs of many. How crazy some can be. Deserving ending."
5/5

"Amazing"

Goodreads
"I loved this book. It has some twists and a surprise ending. Sara is smart and funny."
5/5

"Brilliantly Sick"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"This book may not be for everyone - but, too bad."
5/5

"Loved The Book"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Very different liked reading it. If you like books out of the ordinary you will love it. Fast Reading. Loved It."
5/5

"Great Story! Grabs Your Heart"

Verified Amazon Purchaser
"Well written characters."
5/5

"Good Read"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"The author is organized and intelligent. This book is the ultimate fat girl revenge story. This book is riveting and will keep you intrigued. Especially with the surprising twist at the end.."
5/5

"Uniquely Different and Great"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Loved this book and couldn't put it down till I reached a very satisfying and enjoyable and fitting conclusion."
5/5

"Wow"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Not at all what I expected! A great read and well developed plot. I would like more. Revenge is..."
5/5

"This is a good one"

Verified Amazon Purchaser
"Started out slow and then midway became a page turner. Sara is not a woman to be done wrong."
5/5

"Wow!!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"This was my first time reading this author and the plot was amazing! I couldn't stop reading. 5 stars all the way."
5/5

"Wow"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"I loved this book. It kept me reading for hours because I didn't want to put it down. This book was full of surprises."
5/5

"What goes around comes around"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Great story. Loved the ending, I think the policeman knows, but ignored the feelings. Really thought she would get Brandon out of the house."
5/5

"Great book"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"What a great story I couldn't put this book down until I finished it. A whole lot of twist and turns until the end which was very surprising."
5/5

"Wow!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"What an absolutely fantastic novel. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this masterpiece. It was literally impossible to put down. Great storyline with strong characters. A thrilling read. This book would make a great movie! Loved it!"
5/5

"Not what I Was Expecting..."

Goodreads
...at all, I had trouble putting it down. I also had nightmares when I read it at night, that does not happen to me. This is a very twisted book.
5/5

"What a GREAT read!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"This is a definite 5+stars! This book is one of the best reads. Captures you from the very start & doesn't let go. What a Storyline! SO many twists & turns. And what an ending. Poetic Justice at it's best. An Absolutely Awesome Read!! LOVED IT!
5/5

"Strange"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"This was probably the most strangely plotted book I have ever read. It pushed the boundaries of common sense in a few ways but never broke them. I was quite fascinated most of the way and a little surprised when it ended. I could have read more."
5/5

"Wow...now that took a turn"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"I must admit I was intrigued to see where this was going. I'm rewarding this one for uniqueness and bite, but how disturbing and uncomfortable. I totally wanted a different ending. Am I dissatisfied? Maybe, but not with the storytelling or writing, but sometimes a girl can dream....No spoilers here. You'll see what I mean. Worth grabbing this one and reading. But be cautious if you are prone to trigger, has some disturbing moments."
5/5

"Psychological Thriller"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Very clever and very classic. That is what makes this book exemplary. It has the creativity of Indie work, yet the restraint and polish of regular literature. This is very well done. It is intriguing, smutty, conscious, and novel. It reads easy, but not condescendingly. It's majorly a psychological thriller, but the suspense factor is definitely there as well. If I were to complain I may say it is too smutty, and too creepy. However, I realize that this was necessasry to the novel. I have never read a novel quite like this. The creativity of some is amazing"
5/5

"Ten years of psychological terror and fear until freedom"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Being fat all of your life is a mindset that never leaves. Not even when the weight is gone. The fear is always there of regain and the pain and cruelty one goes through with others. Fat people try to laugh at others and themselves as she did, but deep down it hurts. Everyone has someone they want to get back at when the time comes. High school reunion, funeral, wedding. One day someone will pay. When her mom arranges for someone to take care of her 800 lb daughter before her death it becomes a game of My Own Barbie for a psycho estate lawyer who makes the next ten years a living hell for the daughter and crosses every bond and law that has ever been written. Little does he realize people in comatose conditions can still feel, hear and sometimes understand what is happening to them. When it’s time to come back to the real world against his wishes she has an agenda of her own. A great book! Looking into the mindset of an overweight child and teenager he got many of the emotions correct. As I was the former. The bullying is tuff and that part of the book happens every day in this society. I have recommended this book to several of my friends."
5/5

"Great Story"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"This was a great story. From beginning to end. Well written and just enough to follow to keep you reading."
5/5

"Gripping From The Get-Go"

Amazon / Goodreads
"Graphic, great character development, excellent parallel stories in alternating chapters. Mr Donahue is a master raconteur and shall read him again.."
4.4/5
In 1943 the Nazis realize the war is lost, and that when the Allies finally march into Germany they will confiscate the tons of gold amassed to build a glorious 4th Reich. 60 years later, on a prison work detail in the Arizona desert, two Princeton grads discover a 20 pound gold ingot. Their find begins an adventure that spans 100 years and an up close and personal understanding of the unspeakable horror

"May it Never Happen Again"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"A great read. Sad that it could have actually happened and could happen again. Never forget the horrors created by insane men."
5/5

"Could Not Put This Book Down"

Goodreads
"I loved this book. It has some twists and a surprise ending. Sara is smart and funny."
5/5

"Great Book!!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Well written historical novel based on facts. This is a great read! I am looking forward to reading additional books by this author."
5/5

"Wonderful Book"

Verified Amazon Purchaser
"Based on actual events, this book is a page turner with exciting action and great character development. Great story. I loved this book."
5/5

"A Fantastic Story"

Goodreads
"At first, the story seemed disconnected as it discussed different and apparently unrelated people and events. But it came together in an interesting and page turning fashion. It was a long book, But very worthwhile reading."
5/5

"A Fascinating Adventure"

Goodreads
"A tale of Nazi gold hidden in the Arizona desert jumps seamlessly between World War II and the present in this action-filled adventure. The characters, both heroes and villains, are flawed and interesting. Moral issues are raised and treated with dignity and dealt with justly. A very intriguing and satisfying read.."
5/5

"Fantastic Blend Of Historical Facts Woven Into A Dynamic Fictional Plot!"

Verified Amazon Purchaser
"Donahue is an outstanding writer who has taken many historical facts and woven them into a fabric bordered with intrigue, action and drama spanning 100 years. Mans' love and greed for gold can lead to horrific and dire results for some and salvation for many others. Ben and Tom have made mistakes in their lives, but have found an opportunity to make things right for the oppressed. Their discovery of a 20# gold bar while on a prison work detail leads to encounters with a group dedicated to establish a Fourth Reich in America! Along with some very heroic people from the past the race is on to seize the Nazi treasure stolen from the innocents during the war. I proudly award this novel 5 STARS! .."
5/5

"Beyond Excellent"

Goodreads
"Yes, I always wondered if it could be heaven on earth with (as John Lennon said) no countries, borders, religions etc. I always thought of him as a great visionary, and according to this story ,he sure was. Great concept. Makes you wonder! If only aliens could really save us from ourselves....."
5/5
An asteroid the size of Ohio is coming our way and will incinerate Earth in less than a year. Someone can save us but he comes from a galaxy far, far away and he’s not sure we’re worth saving, but he has a deal for us…and some answers.

"Amazing"

Goodreads
"Not what I expected. Actually, not sure what I expected from Mr. Donahue, he is not easy to pigenhole into a particular genre. As with some of his other works, he follows in the tradition of older authors in that he gives you the answer, or least a clue, as to where he is going early on. But you forget some details, and remain pleasantly surprised at the end. Good story--and not just a little bit scary!"
5/5

"An Enticing Novel. I loved it!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"I started it one morning and was glued to the pages. Even though it has many sci-fi features, I found it a bit real and complex due to some of the earth's problems that people are suffering from. It's well-written and enticing with lots of turns and twists that make this plot surprising. I highly recommend it."
5/5

"A Mind-Boggling Idea!"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Under a mind-boggling idea of an inter-galactic alliance which has protected Earth from meteors, but not willing to do it anymore, author Mark Donahue develops “Answer Man”. This science fiction book has a great starting point, where main character David, an alien living in the US, struggles to protect the Globe under specific conditions. This intricate plot is well-paced and full of surprises. Readers should be prepared to solve a deeply puzzling mystery while navigating through an imaginative and gripping tale. This is the first book I read from this author but it will certainly not be the last. I enjoyed his writing style very much, as it is ingenious and different from others. "
5/5

"Almost Feels Believable In A Sci-fi Sort Of Way"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"Answer Man by Mark Donahue puts us on our own planet but with a slight spin that makes everything so much scarier. Man, talk about a good story that really hits home with the way things are going today...our world is being torn apart by war, disease, fire, and who knows how many other things. The characters are developed well and serve the purpose of trying to drive in that we need to do something about our planet. I think those who enjoy science fiction will like this read, along with anyone who is interested in social change to improve the world. !"
5/5

"Is It Possible?"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"This is a book that, if it were true, leads us to where we are politically today without judging any right or wrong with today's political climate. An interesting theory and book."
5/5
A New York PhD. discovers his company and others like it, have helped rig presidential elections for 60 years, thus; our elections, our history, our very democracy, are shams. Certain patriotic people, for the good of the country, to say nothing of profits, will commit murder to maintain this secret.

"Fantastic Book"

Amazon Verifed Purchaser
"Wow! What a great book. Stats was a fantastic read. This fast paced story keeps you on the edge of your seat and is a real page turner. Great storyline and characters. This book would make a great movie. I will definitely be reading more books from this author."
5/5

"Great Read, Mind Blowing"

Amazon/Goodreads
"Really enjoyed this book. It’s fiction but could really happen. Scary to think our country can be controlled by so few."
5/5

"Great Thriller, Well Written"

Amazon / Goodreads
"Easy read, hard to put down. I would highly recommend this book, especially to anyone concerned about protecting our democracy and our Constitution."
5/5

"Could Not Put This Book Down"

Amazon Verified Purchaser
"1st book I have ever rated. The characters are real, the settings are easy to imagine and the plot gets better as you go!"
5/5

"Quite Good"

Verified Amazon Purchaser
"Do you like well-written thrillers with a decidedly strange premise? Focus on the well-written part, the strange premise is too disturbing to accept. But given that as a warning, this is a fast-paced book that is also consistent and never strays from its own logic. The unlikely hero drives a cab and tries to create a worthwhile novel, reaching for the big prize while his wife supports the pair of them. This is not an unusual situation, from what I understand. What happens to him when a fare leaves his briefcase behind is a wild, exhilarating ride. I read a lot of thrillers. This one stands up to those written by much more famous authors. I recommend getting this on. You will enjoy it. ."
5/5

"Most Intriguing"

Goodreads
"A political thriller that had me from the first chapter. A conspiracy of high-powered movers and shakers, election manipulation through fake news, murder — what’s not to like? The main characters (a married couple) have great chemistry with lots of teasing banter and hidden strengths that are revealed as the plot twists and turns. There is a final hint that this may be the beginning of a series. I, for one, am totally on board for the next installment. P.S. In looking for more books by this author, I realized I recently read another of Mr. Donahue’s books (Golden Reich) which I thoroughly enjoyed. So he is definitely on my “one to follow” list."
5/5

"Action Packed And Premise Believable"

Goodreads
"Quite a page turner right from the beginning. The premise of the story is quite believable in today’s world…sadly."
4.5/5

"Stats"

Goodreads
"This is my first Mark Donahue book. At first I was a bit skeptical but by the third chapter I was hooked. Mark does an excellent job of telling a story that is believable and makes you want to continue reading until the finish. This was my first book by Mr. Donahue but it will not be my last. If you have not read one of his novels I strongly urge you to pick one up today."
5/5

"Murderous"

Goodreads
"I was going to discontinue reading this book when I saw 'fake news'. Thought it was a thinly veiled trump book. But I read on. Was a little tedious in places but the action made up for that. So hard to trust anyone. Good thing David and his wife are militarily trained. End was good. "
4.5/5
A morbidly obese girl is put into a coma by those who are financially rewarded as long as she’s alive. After 10 years she awakens a size 6 but her recurring dreams, filled with erotic feelings and visions, lead her to seek the truth, and if deserved, revenge.
"Absolutely Fabulous!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"The ending surprised me."
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Great Story. Fantastic."
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"I Loved This Book."
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Uniquely Different & Great!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Wow!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"This Is A Good One."
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"What Goes Around Comes Around."
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Not What I Was Expecting!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Psychological Thriller"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Great Read!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Wow...Now That Took a Turn!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
In 1943 the Nazis realize the war is lost, that the Allies will confiscate the tons of gold amassed to build a 4th Reich. 60 years later, two Princeton grads discover a 20 pound gold ingot in the Arizona desert. Their find begins an adventure that spans 100 years.
"Great Story"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Gripping From The Get-Go"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"May It Never Happen Again!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Could Not Put This Book Down"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
An asteroid the size of Ohio is coming our way and will incinerate Earth in less than a year. Someone can save us but he comes from a galaxy far, far away and he’s not sure we’re worth saving, but he has a deal for us…and some answers.
"Beyond Excellent"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Amazing"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
A New York PhD. discovers his company hase helped rig presidential elections for 60 years, revealing our elections, our history, our very democracy, as shams. Certain patriotic people, for the good of the country, (and profits), will commit murder to maintain this secret.
"Is It Possible?"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Fantastic Book"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Great Read. Mind Blowing"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Great Thriller. Well Written"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
The greatest baseball player of all time suffers an injury and turns to pain meds for relief. After becoming addicted he loses his wife, his career, and his life, when his plane crashes and kills everyone on board…except one.
"Loved This Book"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Fantasy Baseball at its Best"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Great Read"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Awesome Story"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"For The Love of Baseball"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"A Joy For Anyone Who Loves Baseball"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Real Life Lessons with a Great Story"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
Highly Recommend!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Hope!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Amazing!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Worth All 5 Stars!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
"Keeps You On the Edge of Your Seat!"
Amazon Verified Purchaser
5/5
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