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Cleanse the Soul Audiobook

Cleanse the Soul

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Publisher's Summary

A man in prison, accused of a crime he didn't commit. Or did he? Slowly his agitators wear him down, pick his defenses apart. Pain, torture all come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. And when he loses that?

©2012 Eiso Publishing (P)2014 Eiso Publishing

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    Mazza 01-06-16
    Mazza 01-06-16
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    "Poignant, Raw, Gripping"
    What made the experience of listening to Cleanse the Soul the most enjoyable?

    I was originally weary of a shorter audiobook, as I have often felt short stories fall short of my personal expectations. Lowhim's story does not have this trademark cut quality, and leaves a story polished enough to not be frustrating (in a bad way). I believe Lowhim's intentions were to cause readers to think about the possibility and reality of this situation, because the storyline is quite powerful.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely. Lowhim develops the main character, M, through his emotions and thoughts - rather than his physical characteristics. I think this character device allows readers to empathize with M or put themselves in M's shoes. The realistic plot helps to immerse readers into a plausible hush-hush scenario they could find themselves in.


    Have you listened to any of George Ridgeway’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, so I have no basis for comparison. I did, however, think Ridgeway's performance was spot on for the short story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This could be you one day.


    Any additional comments?

    I very much enjoyed this short story, as it exceeded my expectations of short stories. Again, I'm sure the length was intended to invoke readers to question authority and the genuine good we believe in others. This wasn't as far fetched as some conspiracy-like works can be, so I appreciated the genuine, real-world feel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Walt Snider 01-06-16
    Walt Snider 01-06-16
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    "To the point and well written"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cleanse the Soul to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, so I can't answer honestly.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was great and did keep me guessing. The end absolutely surprised me.


    Have you listened to any of George Ridgeway’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It was supposed to be a simple story, but things got more interesting when the story became his own.


    Any additional comments?

    The author gets right to the point and provides a very elaborately designed atmosphere, characters, and situation. Take some time and give this a read/listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex M. 01-06-16
    Alex M. 01-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Dark and Unforgiving"

    I liked the story, the reader I felt really caught the tone of the book in his voice or how he read it. Pretty dark story. I liked that we start off right in the thick of it but felt that it lacked a solid backstory to make the main character relatable. He was extremely naive which in the end didn't make me care for him as much as maybe I should. Overall though the author did s great job at painting this dismal picture of being captive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 08-11-15
    Patricia 08-11-15
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    "Riveting"

    Riveting narration by George Ridgeway. The story describes a dark and disturbing interrogation of a prisoner. The listener cannot help to feel himself the agony and despair of the situation. This is not a light topic but demands attention.
    Patricia Anderson

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roberto 01-25-15
    Roberto 01-25-15
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    "The Mental Dynamics of the Prisoner's Dilemma"

    Regardless of whether you are familiar with the Prisoner's Dilemma of Game Theory, the book provides a fascinating and riveting drama about how interpersonal and environmental factors play out on the psychological - on the mindset of the main character. The story shows that when the standard for truthfulness is a moving target, so is the definition of self - preservation. The engaging voice of narrator George Ridgeway helps get that point across in a subtle, subliminal way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daleto 01-06-16
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    "Horrible! This is not worth a minute of your time."

    I wanted to like it after getting it for free from a fellow Redditor, but... There are no words! I wish I could unhear the nonsense that was this book. Killing yourself doesn't cleanse your soul from being a liar. There is no setup for the story. Just say Tim and M a couple hundred times in your head for half a day and you'll have a better story than this book gives. I'm so angry that I wasted my time with this and I really did want to like it.

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    analyst007 10-08-15
    analyst007 10-08-15
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    "Swept Away"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cleanse the Soul to be better than the print version?

    Lowhim's short story was powerful but I was so riveted by Ridgeway's reading that it was a disappointment not to hear his voice anymore when the story ended.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cleanse the Soul?

    The hope that was embodied in the visit by the first doctor, who was true to his profession, but which was dashed by the second doctor.


    Which character – as performed by George Ridgeway – was your favorite?

    Ridgeway made the extremely difficult situation in which the protagonist M found himself so credible, by shepherding us through M's very soul.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Silence isn't necessarily golden.


    Any additional comments?

    A Lowhim/Ridgeway sequel, please.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Holmberg 11-07-14
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    "A Grueling Interrogation"
    Would you listen to Cleanse the Soul again? Why?

    Yes. I'm a journalist and am very interested in interrogation techniques, especially of suspected Al Queda members.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cleanse the Soul?

    Early on, when the subject accidentally spits on his adversary. Sets a compelling tone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it made me think about the whole process of prisoner interrogation, on our side and theirs.


    Any additional comments?

    I think George Ridgeway's done a good job on this audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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