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When we listen to an audio book we miss out on any illustrations a book may have, thus when an audio book takes advantage of sound or music bits between chapters, or to emphasize a change in events, the listener gets a bonus. This book is nicely produced, using sound sparely and appropriately to accentuate the experience. It reminded me of my most favorite "production" audio book, Koban 1, and in looking up what the narrator has previously done, there is . . . .Koban 1! This audio book has less of the sound effects put into Koban 1, but the same attention to detail shows.
The action and adventure type of story is probably for people who like alphabet agencies, ex-military contractor characters that bend rules, air pilot extractions in the nick-of-time, and attractive women whose assets are dutifully described in detail, and, of course . . . a liberal use of acronyms and military dude jargon and banter. Despite all that stereotypical stuff, this story (which admittedly had a slow and lackluster start) was very interesting and even had some exciting parts that got my rapt attention to see what would happen next, and who would survive.
The usage of the paranormal is very interesting, although not clearly sticking to definitions - so what was going on in this story? Some combination of lucid dreaming, out of body exploration, teleportation, telepathy, and even materialization.
My only wish is that the characters were just a little more fleshed out - they are somewhere between 2-D and 3-D. This book managed, somehow, to stay positive and avoid dark and explicitly gruesome details that too many action genre authors like to spend time on.