The Sisters Arcana

  • by Ken Janssens
  • Narrated by Zidge Gray
  • 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Children from the town of Patterson, Oregon are disappearing. And it does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Until two sisters rise to the challenge of the bizarre mystery.
Pro Se Productions presents The Sisters Arcana by Ken Janssens. The latest entry in Pro Se's YoungPulp! imprint is an eerie adventure novel about the ties that bind and bend in a family of passionate people, and the mysteries a person can uncover if they just choose to believe.
A friendless science geek and a feisty sci-fi fanatic, Rowan and Nova are cut from a different bit of cloth. They don't always get along, but they may be the only ones with enough guts and smarts to save their missing classmates from something straight out of Nova's imagination. All they need is the right motivation. And to not disappear themselves.
Equal parts adventure and mystery, The Sisters Arcana invites listeners into a world where nothing is as it seems at first glance and strength is found when and where least expected. An adventure for all ages - The Sisters Arcana by Ken Janssens from Pro Se Productions.

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Um, yeah ... It was okay ...

What did you like best about The Sisters Arcana? What did you like least?
Nothig pops out as a peak or valley. It was okay and similar to the flat plains - it went on f o r e v e r

Would you be willing to try another book from Ken Janssens? Why or why not?
I'm not sure.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?
Only when I increased the speed to 1.5

Could you see The Sisters Arcana being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
No

Any additional comments?
Who watches time as much as these characters?
"A minute later" "half a minute", "forty minutes". If I got a penny for each time "minute" was written ... Wait a minute (figuratively speaking)- rather, if each "minute" was deleted, I think the book would be 1/10th shorter (yup, easily shave nearly an hour off the listening time!)
Normally, this comes from too much telling and not showing. Too many tedious details which clogged the story and prolonged it.
Since no one has cell phones, I'm kind of curious when this story actually took place. Then again, there was waaay too much time spent on the caller id on the land line phone, too.
Overall, I think the multiple first person POV made the story drag. Again, it would be shorter and tighter if it was written third person. The alternating first person POV created a very choppy and distorted tale.
Dialogues, in general, didn't felt forced and awkward. Just strange and awkward.
I did like the originality of the plot idea. I do think the bones of the story is intriguing. I hope another edition will be forthcoming and more satisfying.
The family relationships were refreshing and grew with the story. It was the pleasant light that kept me listening to the book.
The narrator did speak very slowly and I had to change the speed to 1.5 to keep my attention. She did speak well and clearly and has a very nice voice.
Would I recommend the audiobook? Definitely not. Perhaps the book, so pages could be skimmed or skipped. I did not enjoy the book as much as I had anticipated, but it wasn't a clear waste of time; more like time not •very• well spent.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
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- Myztikal

Fascinating story for all ages!

This story is perfect for a family vacation travelling by car. The plot and characters are entertaining. I wasn't fond of the narrator as many times she sounded mechanical but did get better with the progression of the story.

Nova is a young lady with a wild imagination and when Sammy goes missing she takes on the act of figuring out what happened and is encountered by a plethora of problems that prevent her from solving the mystery, including her sister Rowan. Rowan is a typical teen whose main concern in life is Mitchell the boy she has a massive crush on. When he goes missing to she jumps into action becoming her sister's accomplice.

There's plenty of action and suspense along with aliens and other strange characters to keep the story moving along.

I received this book free i exchange for an honest review..
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- Erika

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2017
  • Publisher: RadioArchives.com