Henry Donner had heard of people avoiding a flight because of premonitions of doom, but he never suspected that the opposite may also be true: some people are drawn to a doomed plane because deep down, they hunger for the end. Worse, it may be their collective, suicidal will that makes it happen. Now, only as redeye Flight 290 lifts off does Donner realize the truth: the airliner's final destination isn't New York, but oblivion, and he's the only one who can do anything about it - if, that is, he can get past the demonic forces on board to watch it happen.
©2016 G. Norman Lippert (P)2016 G. Norman Lippert
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
Wow! The story, and narration were awesome! Red Eye could have easily been an episode on the Twilight Zone. I loved how G. Norman Lippert created such an intriguing plot, that keeps you in suspense, as he weaves the tale of Henry Donner. You given just enough information throughout the story, to make you think you have it all figured out, while strange things occur. However, you'll find this author has a few surprising twist you won't see coming.
Steve White and Jeannie Lin did a wonderful job narrating! Steve has a great voice, perfect pacing, and delivered on the character's voices. Jeannie's narration played a smaller role, but had an impact on the overall "creep" factor. She really did a great job portraying the stewardesses or "air hostesses."
For a novella, both the plot and characters were well developed. I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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I was pleasantly surprised how the story played out. This book would definitely be worth a credit. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
If your intuition tells you not to get on a particular flight, listen to it! This is an unusual and well told story with a surprise ending.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.)
I'm retired USAF and fully retired with a lot of time to read now. Read my whole life so thought I'd give some of that knowledge back.
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I love plot twists all through out the book. This one had my head spinning with all the twists. Loved it! Why you have premonitions and stick to them should always be your guide. If not sure, then don't.
Characters were extremely developed and worth listening to. If you want a great read that isn't very long, this will definitely fulfill your itch.
This was an interesting concept, with a neat performance. The interplay between the two narrator voices - both very engaging actors - made listening to it more dramatic.
The story is less about a plane trip than something more metaphysical, and I'm not sure I or the author ever decided whether it was a thriller or psychological sci-Fi. But I enjoyed it.
G. Norman Lippert did an amazing job with this novella. From beginning to end, it is full of suspense & intrigue. The story has an excellent plot that has some unexpected twists that develop throughout. This book is written in such a way that it draws you in and captures you and allows you to suspend reality and become part of this story. Quite a difficult task to do that with writing but G. Norman Lippert is able to do so by weaving a story like none other. The characters are very well written and developed as well.
For Narration, Steve White & Jeannie Lin were an excellent pair to add their voices to this book. Both have great tone, inflection and pace. They narrate the book perfectly and use their voices to add to the suspense and thrills of the story. Both delivered amazing performances!
Have you ever sat in the airport waiting area, looking around at the other passengers about to travel with you on the flight? Have you ever had that sinking feeling, that something wasn't quite right? Henry Donner is a man full of remorse over the death of his wife some months before. He is leaving for New York, a job interview and, he hopes, a fresh start. But something feels wrong.This beautifully written and atmospheric story captures his fears exactly, then flies onwards into a tale more than worthy of the Twilight Zone.
The production is perfectly executed, with the excellent narration of Steve White recounting Donner's observations and story whilst Jeannie Lin provides the varied female voices throughout. There is also the tiniest hint of music, not intrusive but heightening the tension at beginning and end.
Without the free gift of a copy of this book, via Audiobook Boom, sent to me in exchange for an honest review, I might never have discovered this author. Thank you Red Eye is a joy to hear. I have never, previously, read any of Norman Lipper's work but will definitely be seeking out more now. A definite recommendation to all who enjoy well crafted ideas with visuals which will linger long after the book is finished.
But probably best not taken along as your in flight reading.
This turns out to be somewhat of a spiritual offering ( I don't want to be more of a spoiler than that ) so I suppose the listener would need to be "into that sort of thing".
The actual descriptive middle section of the book was fascinating, as was the conclusion. There were no totally dull or uninteresting parts.
Yes, very much so. Well done, esp. for a 2 voice story.
No, it is complete unto itself.
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