This is a great mystery/thriller book. I'm not sure why more people have not listened and reviewed it. It definitely has religious undertones but so far I have not felt like that is the only focus of the book. I am a Christian but did not know this book had religious themes in it until after I began listening to it. I do not think it will offend any non-religious people (well it may offend occult people)
It is a teen novel but adults who enjoyed other teens series such as twilight will also enjoy this. The story is a little spooky and creepy. There is enough mystery and intrigue about the town and the people to continue listening. I'm not sure yet if there are supernatural creatures in this series...it is eluded to. The author does a good job at creating and explaining the isolation of a backwoods southern town. I'm interested in learning about the other characters in this book, like Chris's Mother & creepy aunt and missing Uncle , Jocelyn's friends, Newt and the preacher of the church.
It took me a while to get used to the narrator but he was fine after the first few chapters.
If you listen, Brace yourself for an unexpected ending!
I am mid-book right now and really like ELYON. This is a good book. There are so many characters that i had to listen to the beginning several times to catch all the characters names and their roles; but now i 'got it' and following it well! :)