The Paradox : The Oversight Trilogy

  • by Charlie Fletcher
  • Narrated by Charlie Fletcher
  • Series: The Oversight Trilogy
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sometimes you look in the mirror...sometimes it looks back.
Those who belong to the secret society called The Oversight know many things. They know cold iron will hold back the beasts in the darkness. They know it is dangerous to stand between two mirrors. And they know that despite their dwindling numbers, it remains their duty to protect humanity from the predations of the supernatural. And vice versa.
But two of the society's strongest members, Mr. Sharp and Sara Falk, are trapped in the world between the mirrors, looking for each other, searching for a way back home. What they discover there will have ominous consequences both for The Oversight and the world it protects - effects that will make them question everything they thought they knew.
The dark waters rise. The candle is guttering. But the light still remains. For now....

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What the Critics Say

"The Oversight is - and let's be clear here - something very special.... It's oh so moreish a morsel. I'd read a prequel this evening, a sequel as soon as." (Tor.com)
"Exciting, exhilarating, scary and moving in equal measure, The Oversight is a teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realised. This feels like the start of something amazing." (M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts)
"A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into." (SciFiNow)
"A dark and glinting book...told in a kind of compelling and hypnotic poesie that I just lapped up.... I'll certainly be reading the next one." (Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net)

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Needs re- editing.

My version had numerous repeated, duplicated or re-read sentences. Please clean it up and reissue.
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- Rochelle

Oh dear, Mr. Fletcher

Would you try another book from Charlie Fletcher and/or Charlie Fletcher?

No, sadly I fear I would not.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story was fine, the problem is in the telling of it.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charlie Fletcher?

Ideally, Simon Prebble, but in a pinch another actual professional would do.


Any additional comments?

Mr. Fletcher, was there honestly no one able to talk you out of this monumentally poor decision? The acting was poor, the characterizations inconsistent, and the production quality laughable (were you recording from within a tin can, perhaps?) - all things which detract from and impede ones enjoyment of the story itself, and could also have easily been avoided. One can only hope that someone comes to their senses and this story is re-recorded - at which point it may be tolerable. At *this* point, sadly, it is not.

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- Brian Allen "Kanyeezy"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK