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When Nadia Tesla inquires into her enigmatic father’s past, a stranger propels her on a treasure hunt from New York to her father’s homeland in Eastern Europe. The knowledge she acquires could change the fate of the free world and earn her riches beyond her dreams. To cash in, she forms an alliance with an unlikely accomplice - a mysterious boy from the cooling ponds of Chernobyl. Together, these lost souls must survive the trip home through the world’s most treacherous terrain, pursued by resourceful men who will stop at nothing to steal the treasure.
Not even murder.
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By Bob on 04-25-13
I never heard of this author but am really glad I downloaded it. The only way I can think to describe it is; a light but compelling mystery. It isn't a page turner, but I couldn't put down.It is Defiantly worth using credit!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Feliz Navidad on 05-08-13
An intriguing tale set in the Ukraine
What made the experience of listening to The Boy from Reactor 4 the most enjoyable?
The plot, characters, and setting were all well developed. This story clips along at a good pace and while you are reading it you are also learning a bit here and there about the Ukraine -- including a visit to devastated Chernobyl.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The lead character -- unlike so many leads-- she's not perfect -- but she's worth getting to know -- and she learns and grows.
What does Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I really enjoyed the "3-D" effect of reading and listening. It made the book alive for me -- and it clips along faster. I set the narration at 2x and it worked well for me. The narrator knew the pronunciations for the Ukrainian words -- which were delightful to hear, and also prevented me from getting "stuck" on them.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Characters living near Chernobyl. Well drawn and very sympathetic.
Any additional comments?
A good read.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful