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Stalking the Shadows Audiobook

Stalking the Shadows: Ancient Destiny, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

It is a time of change; the land is restless, the climate harsh. Driven by fate, starvation, and fear, the last of the Neanderthals teeter on the brink of existence, perilously balancing between life and death. In a distant valley, the last clan survives, eking out a subsistence in the wilds, fighting against the elemental powers of the land.

The delicate balance is torn asunder when the new men, Homo sapiens, clash violently with the ill-equipped clan. While the Neanderthals' extinction is inevitable, they leave their mark on history: a curse of strong magic, which will force change on the tribes of new men; and a boy, Dimek, a new man raised by Neanderthals, with a destiny of his own to fulfil.

Years later, now a hunt leader, Dimek must break away from his tribe's tradition and lead his men to a new land, a land that is not cursed. Dimek, along with a shaman, warriors, and hunters, set off on a journey, a journey that will change their lives forever.

Political intrigue and epic battles abound as the lives of the gods parallel the lives of man. Divine blessings are given, divine beasts are born, and the horse is domesticated. Magic and myth collide as the gods try to hinder and help the men as they eventually find their promised land.

History and myth is made when the tribes clash and eventually come together to form a society, a society built on battle and magic, stone and wisdom.

But all is not as it should be. For somewhere, out in the wilderness, a man waits; a scarred man who is blessed by a dark god, a man who could destroy all that the tribes have created.

©2013 BJ Edwards (P)2015 BJ Edwards

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    kc jost 01-29-16
    kc jost 01-29-16 Member Since 2015

    Just your everyday nerd cowboy. I like listening while riding pens and checking pastures.

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    This book was given to me for free for my unbiased review.
    What a new look on a old story. Very imaginative and creative. The characters are very true to life feeling,character building didn't leave anything out. I really enjoyed the listen, the author went above and beyond.
    The only complaint I have, and it's a small one, is at times I got lost on what was happening. Usually because I wasn't paying attention. I relisten to 5 minutes and all good.
    Thanks BJ for the weeks worth of evening entertainment.

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    Amazon Customer Indiana 01-28-16
    Amazon Customer Indiana 01-28-16

    Im a 40 yr old male that's a husband for 20 yrs, father of 3 teenage sons, a H.S. Soccer Coach and a machinist working in aerospace field.

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    "Wasn't what I thought it'd be"
    Would you try another book from BJ Edwards and/or Jus Sargeant?

    I'd give them one more try


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Was having a hard time


    How could the performance have been better?

    Hard to tell the difference in characters voices.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No probably not


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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    D. Davidson 01-24-16
    D. Davidson 01-24-16
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    "I'm better at reading..."

    I received this book in audio format from the author....and I absolutely loved the prologue. After that 7 chapters in I decided to suspend the audio version and wait to get it in a format I can actually read. I appreciate the way this author thinks...referring to "listening for his spirit"...the heart still beating inside ones chest as ones spirit still inside of them, is just lovely. Equally lovely is the voice given to the animals with equal importance to the bipedal or humanoids...My sincerest apologies to the B.J. Edwards for my ineptitude at listening to the story as compared to reading it. I do look forward to picking up where I left off when I can engage my entire attentive brain...my ears are just wayward spirits that cannot focus on the sound. I do love the narrator's, Jus Sargeant's, voice. Beautiful cadence and timber to it...life just won't let me tune in deep enough to reach the finish line.

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  • Nikhil Nair
    Cambridge, England
    2/12/16
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    "Absolutely breathtaking!"

    I'd read part of a draft of this book some years ago ;- BJ and I go way back. So I had some idea what to expect... but I found myself absolutely blown away by this book. The author has poured his very soul into this story, and has succeeded in bringing it to life in a way that I simply can't find the words to do justice to. Honestly, I couldn't recommend this book highly enough!

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