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Publisher's Summary

Avery Lane is driven to discover the fate of the 117 missing colonists of Roanoke. When she encounters a mysterious group called the Descendants, who are determined to keep the colony's secret hidden, Avery must choose between her obsession for the past and her own survival. Will solving this mystery cost her everything? Is there more to this secret than what is buried at Roanoke? Haunted by visions of the past, she must find answers before the Descendants stop her and forever banish the truth.
©2013 Auburn Seal (P)2014 Auburn Seal
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hubert Williams on 07-03-14

Fictional Answer to a Historical Question

If you could sum up Roanoke Vanishing in three words, what would they be?

A Review of audiobook Roanoke Vanishing by Auburn Seal Narrated by Caprisha Page Auburn Seal has written a very interesting theory of the fate of the roughly 115 colonists who settled on Roanoke Island in 1587 only to disappear without a trace. Avery Lane, a student trying to write her thesis so that she can graduate, has chosen the story of the settlers as her topic. Unknown to her there were/are? people who did/do? not want the truth to be discovered and broadcast to the world. A group of these people made it nearly impossible and extremely dangerous for Avery to research her topic, endangering her friends in the process.Auburn Seal has written this story in alternating time between 1587 and the present in a chapter in the present and a chapter in history very effectively. You must listen to Caprisha Page's audiobook presentation of Auburn Seal's Roanoke Vanishing. It is an experience you want soon forget. It also, might make you think about so called facts on which our history is based.Who was Virginia Dare? Google it. What happened to Virginia Dare? Listen to Roanoke Vanishing.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. It kept me wondering what could possibly hinder this girl's research next.

What about Caprisha Page’s performance did you like?

Caprisha, in her own special way of presenting a story, has managed to keep me interested in the story and amazed at her character representations. Caprisha is a unique storyteller. I look forward to hearing more of her narrations. Perhaps in this Vanishing Series of Auburn Seal's.

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

Yes, if you have nine hours to spare and a nice comfortable chair.

Any additional comments?

This is an audiobook you absolutely must add to your library.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-27-14

Super awesome!

What did you love best about Roanoke Vanishing?

I really liked the way that the historical facts were woven into a great fantasy.

What other book might you compare Roanoke Vanishing to and why?

I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but the bigger mystery felt a bit like A Great and Terrible Beauty.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

She does an excellent job overall. She reads too slow, however, once I sped up the narration it was fine. She does the voices of the ladies particularly well.

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

Yes, of course. Sadly I have children and a job pressing on my time.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely recommended!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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