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No one stirred in the area - people stayed in their little hovels. Hiding, most likely. From the cold, the helplessness. Maybe from the Party. Staying out of sight, like cockroaches.
I am not a cockroach.
"Apathy is the illness of the overprivileged." Words laced with fear - and maybe a hint of prophecy. His father's words. Words Braxton would prefer to ignore.
Braxton Luther is 16 when the Progressive Reform Party takes over the government. It can't be that bad. So they don't want religion in government - that's constitutional. He can't understand his church's hypersensitive reaction or his father's cryptic warning to stand against the Party's ultimatums.
But after living under the new government for a year, Braxton faces a choice - conform to the demands of the ungodded in order to protect his best friend, Eliza, or defy the system and go into hiding, ensuring a life of misery. Still certain that life will settle back into normalcy in the near future, Braxton chooses compliance.
Then the killings begin, and the threat to Eliza becomes darker than Braxton had ever imagined. Reality finally sinks in.
Apathy is no longer a choice.
PG-13 material. Though this book is Christian fiction, there are dark (but not graphic) scenes that some listeners my find disturbing.
©2017 Jennifer Rodewald (P)2017 Jennifer Rodewald
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny's review A very interesting and very emotional read for sure. Allot of heart went into the writing of Along the Watchtower a story about a soldier who has to decide between truth or fantasy. There’s some language to watch out for but otherwise a very good book. First Lieutenant Frederick Williams aka Freddie finds himself in the fight for his mind after his unit was blown up by a roadside bomb. Not only does he have to fight to heal physically but mentally as well he finds himself wanting to stay in his fantasy world. A wold. where he’s whole and can move around and he learns that he has to complete a 30day quest before he can be king and save his kingdom. During his quest he meets the beautiful gardener Rebecca whom he comes to realize helps him get through some of his trials. Then in the real world he meets Becky who’s in charge of his physical therapy or PT and she seems to be the light he so desperately needs in the darkness, especially after he’s lost both parents and one sibling as well as one missing. Both worlds seem to run parallel and Freddie can’t almost tell the difference between them and that’s went he wants to give up and let the demons win or will he choose life? I was given Along the Watchtower for my honest review! on 08-21-17

Jenny's review

Where does The Uncloaked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ranks up there near the top 10!

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

I've never listened to any of Kevin Lusignolo's work before but I thought he did a fine job!

Any additional comments?

A very interesting read that challenges your faith and makes you think about what's going on in the world.

Braxton Luther is your typical, all about me, teenager who doesn't take anything seriously until his self-centered world comes crashing down around him. The Progressive party wins the election, to Braxton that's no big deal but to Eliza Knight it's a huge deal and he needs to wake up fast. Braxton doesn't like anyone forcing him to choose and at the same time he can't figure out what the big deal is why not to just check the box and join the side everyone is on so they can live easier. His family isn't folding against the government control and neither is the Knight's . A group called the Jackals is bullying everyone into joining or lose everything including their lives. Some major blows hit Braxton hard before he wakes and by then things are out of control! Can Braxton choose what's right for such a time as this?

This is the first book in the series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kelly J Goshorn on 08-15-17

Compelling story!

The plot is amazing! The author has done a thorough job at relaying a realistic story of fear and love and the tension that any of us might feel if such vey plausible events were indeed to happen to us. I can't wait to read the next installment of this compelling saga.

My only hesitation in giving full marks are the excessive amounts of flowery analogies.

The voice actor did a great job as well. I grew think and feel with the main characters because of his great performance. My only objection to his performance was that the voice he used for the father of the main character reminded me of a drug addict, so when that character was being voiced I had a hard time getting past it.

All in all, a must read/listen!!

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