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I chose to buy this book for the sole reason that Jeff Gurner reads it. I had never heard of the author nor the particular title. I finished Jeff Gurner's other reads, namely Daemon and Freedom (TM), and was blown away by his performances. On that single criterion, I chose this title, along with the help of another reviewer which said the book was a wild ride.
Aside from the predictably fantastic narrator, the book was shorter than the other books I've purchased, by about half the length. That being said, the writing was extremely well paced, and I not once felt like it was moving more quickly than I thought comfortable, nor did it move too slowly. It's the kind of story I could see made into an action movie of some sort (though I don't think it's necessarily the right material for a boring Hollywood thriller).
Up until the very end, the book has several tight turns that completely change the game, and I have to admit that I couldn't see any of them coming. Everything that felt like a silly plot failure turns out to be accounted for, and I couldn't have asked for a better total experience.
Something that I couldn't gather from the description of the book on Audible: the story is a sci-fi one, where the plot is based around some fairly supernatural objects. Luckily, the sci-fi is coherently mixed into the real world, so that very little of the story feels so far fetched so as to render it too "out there".
Brilliant book. Absolutely loved it. Another slam-dunk performance for Mr. Gurner, and I must say that I'll be interested in anything else that the author, Patrick Lee, has to write.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
This is a good book. It takes you to a place and makes you a part of the action. The writing is good, the narration is good. If I were told the storyline beforehand I would not have given this book a chance, I am very glad that I did, it takes you from the start and keeps the interest going to the end. It is fantastic at times but for some reason it all works, again I think the author is a good at his craft. I would recomend this book.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?
Jeff Gurner does another excellent job reading a cinematic sci-fi thriller. I chose this book after searching his catalogue, having listened to Influx. Very much in the same vein, if you enjoyed.. Then you may also like...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Wow! There are rare books that excite and blow your mind while being unputdownable, this one ranks high among them & it's part of a trilogy!! Can't wait for next one! Thanks