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Publisher's Summary

Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind found on postcards. Their biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. And with most of the town's residents in neighboring Ashland, for the Fourth of July fireworks show, Refuge is quieter than usual. That is, until the Baptist church's bell starts ringing - on its own.
The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the bell is just the beginning. The air shimmers. The night-time sky fills with a burning red aurora. The moon, previously a crescent, is now full. And just hours after dusk, the sun returns to the sky, revealing an endless desert where there was once a mountainous pine forest.
Led by ex-Army Ranger turned surrealist painter, Griffin Butler, Sheriff Rebecca Rule and her deputy, Helena Frost, the residents of Refuge must weather an ever changing onslaught of otherworldly dangers while trying to uncover how and why the landscape beyond town shifts every time the church bell tolls.
As a sequence of horrific events threaten to destroy the town, the residents must band together, search for answers and find a way to defend their homes, or Refuge will be lost.
Refuge is a serialized novel, co-authored by #1 horror author, Jeremy Bishop, and five other authors, including best sellers Kane Gilmour and David McAfee, USA Today best seller, Robert Swartwood, and newcomer Daniel Boucher. The novel was released in five parts, every two weeks beginning in late 2013, but it is now available as one complete novel. So listen for the individual parts or the whole completed novel. Either way, you're in for a creepy ride.
©2014 Jeremy Robinson (P)2014 Jeremy Robinson
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3 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 07-28-14

I am still not so sure about this one...

What did you like best about Refuge Omnibus Edition? What did you like least?

The books spins off in so many ( sometimes wild directions ) that is it hard to find one point either way. This is an at times violent, jarring book, with a number of direction changes, well developed characters and surreal circumstances.
I enjoyed it for the most part, but it certainly does sound/feel like it was written by many different authors.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Not sure it could be the same book if it was altered. Maybe edited to be more linear, although I think the point is not to do that. It is also somewhat deriviative of some other " small town/altered realities" books I have listened to.
That said, it is sort of a "greatest hits' of that genre, and well done as such.

Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not that I recall, and he does a fine job here.

Could you see Refuge Omnibus Edition being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

SyFy with no names.

Any additional comments?

I wanted to give this offering a higher rating, but it spins abit too far out of control for my tastes. May just be mine. It sprawls, it's messy, but it is performed well, and on balance I recommend it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kenna on 04-13-14

Steven King But Better

Would you listen to Refuge Omnibus Edition again? Why?

oh yes, in a minute. The story was awesome.

Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

Griif, of sourse

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

ohhh yes

Any additional comments?

Great story, great characters ... I wanna know what happens next!!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By anne edwards on 08-15-16


Keeps you wondering what will happen on their next shift and what they will encounter

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5 out of 5 stars
By mr gb clarke on 07-28-16

So very different !

Would you consider the audio edition of Refuge Omnibus Edition to be better than the print version?

Not read the printed version.

What did you like best about this story?

The new idea, a whole town disappears, the new worlds the differing characters from a normal town who have to radically change to meet each new environment.

Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance I've heard and I'm impressed.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the character Sam realises he's been bitten and will soon change, he wants to protect his children.

Any additional comments?

This is an amazing story idea, that would make an excellent TV series. So many worlds to explore ! Compares with my other favourites, yesterday's gone and contamination.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julie on 01-24-18

engaging story

Very engaging story. It took me to that world. would recommend easily. look forward to more.

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