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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hopatcong Vision Quest by Steve Lindahl Audiobook Review

Great story, believable characters!




My Review:

In this story two women who live on opposites sides of the same lake are murdered in a similar way. Other than where they live they have little in common. One woman is much older, widowed and has a grown daughter. The other woman is much younger, married and has a 9 year old daughter.

The families of both women over the course of a year grow a close bond as they undergo therapy that takes them into their past lives. Through this process they find they all belong to the same spiritual circle and through sessions undercover the murderer and much more. The last cycle of death was three hundred years ago in a native american village. I love how the author went from the past to the present. Both seemed so real.

This is the second book I've listened to with the author also narrating, overall, he did a very good job, great pacing, even narrator tone and he brought a little more character to the story I think than reading it alone would have.

There's plenty of twists and small details in the story. In order to appreciate them all I will most likely listen to this one again. I absolutely enjoyed it!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gabriel: Zero Point, A Gabriel Universe Novella by Steve Umstead

Glad I downloaded this freebie!



My Review:

This is the second sci-fi-ish book I've listened to in a row and both are vastly different. This story was free so was quiet the bonus that it was also really great!

Gabriel doesn't have anything but the Navy - no family, wife or children - just the military and he's good. This makes him a target for a secret military faction and he's recruited in but not without any second thoughts. This involves making him a type of super soldier where there use nano technology to augment him.

There's an even pace to the story, great story telling skills from the author and equally wonderful narrating along with action and suspense. It had everything needed to capture my attention and keep it. 

This is book 0, a prequel to the series which I may well have to check into. Totally enjoyed it!

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