Impasse

  • by Royce Scott Buckingham
  • Narrated by Allan Robertson
  • 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Royce Scott Buckingham's Impasse, a man is left to die in Alaska while on an "adventure vacation" and must somehow survive to get his revenge on those who betrayed him.
Forty and facing a midlife crisis, Stu Stark has lost his mojo. He simply gave up after being fired from his prestigious job as a prosecuting attorney for losing the biggest case of his career. So when Stu's best friend gifts him a one-week trip into the Alaskan wilderness to rediscover his manhood, Stu thinks it just might do him some good. But after a horrible week, Stu is crushed when he realizes no one is coming back for him.
Dying, Stu is found by a grizzled, old hunter who informs him that winter has set in, and they're not going anywhere for a while. So begins Stu's training to become the man he never was...and to get revenge on those who betrayed him.
This adult debut by the internationally best-selling YA author is a modern-day take on The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Suspense, Murder, Revenge, and FUN too!

This was really an enjoyable listen. A clever storyline with characters I cared about and great narration! What more could you ask for?

What I really liked was seeing the main character, Stu, go through changes as he left his mild mannered, follow the rules kind of guy to the man he becomes. How he gets there is part of the fun. What he does with what he learns is a great revenge story. I also learned a lot from this book- how to snare small game, the many uses of tampons (really), and many other tools for how to survive in the wilderness.

There were a few scenes that I thought were not necessary to the overall plan of this book-but not enough to make a real difference.

This was a new author for me--glad I didn't pass this one by.
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- Jacqueline

A Story of Double Cross and Revenge

I enjoyed this story....The plot is clever and fast paced.

The tension builds as the story builds. The characters are developed well enough that I liked or disliked them... The story really takes off after the central character, Stu, is left in the wilderness to die. The listener suspects that Stu is being double crossed but he doesn't know. He is very gullible!.....

Stu had to "man-up" pretty quickly and learn a thing or two.... he learns to survive in the wilderness with the help of an old hunter who teaches him the laws of the wilderness. Stu slowly gain the skills that will help him to survive the wilderness and live to get revenge on those who betrayed him.

Throughout the novel there is an impending sense of doom, that something bad is going to happen as the listener learns each character's value system, their standards of behavior, their ambition, greed, and their innocence and guilt.

It is well written and very well read. The pace the narrator used to tell the story is perfect. In the beginning I thought I was not going to like the narrator but I am glad he proved me wrong.....
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- R. Pontiflet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios