Thunder Rise : Thunder Rise

  • by G. Wayne Miller
  • Narrated by Joel Richards
  • Series: Thunder Rise
  • 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Something is happening to the children of Morgantown... One by one, they are claimed by a strange illness that cannot be identified. Night after night, they are haunted by terrifying creatures that invade their dreams. Moment to moment, they dread the final hours of daylight. When the towering mountain called Thunder Rise casts its shadow over the town. When childhood innocence surrenders to primal fear. When evil reaches out-and into-their minds.


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GREAT original plot - nonstop thriller

I loved this book!!!!! Great read, from beginning to end. The story takes A LOT of twists, and turns, from character to character. Miller does a great job of developing each and every character. The plot is AWESOME, and the writing pulls you into this town and its plight. It starts out with Brad and his 5 yr old daughter Abigail leaving New York and his psychotic druggie actress ex wife for a country setting near Thunder Rise Mountain. Soon Abby & many other children become ill and have horrifying nightmares. All about horrible evil talking creatures that only children can see. Bear, Wolf Vulture and Snake. Turns out there's an old indian legend that an evil deity is imprisoned in Thunder Rise and just waiting for the chance to escape and steal the souls of young children. hmmmmm Charlie one of the last indians of a local tribe is on a quest to save not only his nephew Tommy but the other children as well. I wish the adults would have been "let in on what is really going on" allot sooner. I loved the small town doctor as well. Its not everyday you see one going out on a limb for their patients and one with such an open mind. I loved the characters! My biggest complaint is that the sequels have nothing to do with the characters in this book. I thought the ending was setting us up for Book 2 and book 3. Nope. Totally new stories about Thunder Rise and its mystic. Don't get me wrong. There is a resolution BUT I would love to know if Brad's ex wife goes to jail or if Brad and Thomascina, his love interest, end up together. Overall a GREAT read. I loved it!
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- coreybeth

Decent thriller, but dated and awkward.

What did you like best about Thunder Rise? What did you like least?

I did like the performance by Mr. Richards. He seemed to be able to accurately portray the characters he read, no matter how poorly written they were.

Would you ever listen to anything by G. Wayne Miller again?

No. I found his writing style awkward, portraying adults as having horribly immature thought processes, and portraying the children as having more grown-up thoughts and imaginations than they should. The only character that seemed 'real' was the protagonist, and that was an evil spirit. Another thing that put me off was how dated the book was. There is a difference between a book that becomes dated, and a book that holds true, even when set in a different time.

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

I haven't heard any of Mr. Richard's other performances, but I look forward to doing so. His pacing was perfect, and portrayal of character was well done.

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- Jim "I like listening to audiobooks during my commute. I have a 45 minute drive to work, so I have 1.5 hours every day that needs filling."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2013
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press