Into Jackson

  • by Jaxon M. King
  • Narrated by Rhett Samuel Price
  • 12 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Widespread violence. An impending epidemic. A love discovered, and then lost. Alex came of age under the shroud of a looming threat of national and personal catastrophe. Now, in a time when chaos and depravity reign, Alex will stop at nothing to make right what has gone so wrong. Into Jackson: Everything in Between is an edgy, apocalyptic tale of love, hate, and a relentless journey toward redemption. Contains some violence, mild profanity, and suggestive themes appropriate for mature listeners.

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The journey would have been better if we knew why

The story mechanic of switching back and forth between past and present is a tried and true one, and I appreciate the author attempting to use this tool to provide an entertaining and suspenseful listen. But the choice the author made *where* to start the book and then continue forward is confusing at best. We are dropped into the start of what appears to be a major quest for the main character, Alex. But *why* Alex is on this quest we only learn in tiny bits and pieces that extend the length of the book. In fact, the exact reason why isn't revealed until 90% into the book.

This leaves the listener wondering the entire length of the book why they are listening. Yes, Alex needs to get into Jackson. But why? Until we know, all the trials and tribulations Alex goes through to get there are less important to why he is going and therefore not as appreciated. When it was finally revealed I mentally let out a relieved sigh, but the book was almost over by then. In my opinion, knowing why Alex needed to get there from the outset would have greatly elevated the stress and thrill of the journey for the listener.

I also didn't get a huge "end-of-the world" vibe anywhere in this book. Apparently the night was filled with zombies, but never was I instilled with a sense of dread or foreboding about them. They were a paper backdrop in the story, a means to provide characters in the book with drugs, and that's it.

Rhett Samual Price has a wonderful deep, resonant baritone - perfect for audio books. I did have some minor nitpicks with this performance though (sorry Rhett!). He needs to figure out a better voice for children and most of the women in his story and stay away from the screeching high falsettos he currently uses. They made me physically cringe at times and are blemishes in an otherwise spectacular performance. Also, Craig, the son of the main baddie, has a weird, changing accent: is it Irish? Brooklyn? South African? It seemed to change and was different at the end of the book compared to the beginning. And where did he get his accent from if his father didn't have one at all?

This audio book was gifted to me by the narrator in exchange for a unbiased review.
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- Eddie Mittelstedt

Into Jackson

This sounded like a book I would like.Some of it I did.I found the narrator,Rhett Samuel Price dry to boring.He was vary easy to fall asleep listening to.The story switched between the past and present and at some point I didn't care about the past story at all.The 'present' story had a lot of violence, horror and then there is a buddy story.IDk.A cut in length and a new narrator may have helped.I was provided this book free by the author,narrator or publisher.
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- Deedra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2017
  • Publisher: Jaxon M King