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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies...and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing - an epic war for the very soul of America - and that he is standing squarely in its path.
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By Jarno on 06-09-17
It's hard to put my finger on exactly why I didn't really find myself engaged with the story.
Perhaps it's that this was too much of a fairy tale, where the rules of the world being imagined aren't clear to the reader - it leaves you with an impression that anything at all might happen, so any dilemma or situation might be solved (and often is solved) in what seems like an ad hoc, "deus ex machina" sort of way. This, in turn, means that there really was no suspense in the story.
Also, the main protagonist appeared oddly emotionless, or at least very subdued. This did not help.
There were tiny stories in the middle, here and there, that I liked - but overall, I found myself pretty ambivalent about the story.
The performance of the narrator was very good.
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