2015 Reader's Choice Award Nominee
An Amazonian tribe that may or may not exist; a dangerous teenage sorceress - and madness - conspire to stop Jake Kendricks from revealing the truth about a mysterious substance that will end world hunger.
Reality and illusion collide in this fast-paced fantasy thriller in the vein of lost and inception.
©2014 Alexes Razevich (P)2015 Alexes Razevich
Yes. This is a densely compact story, in the best possible sense. For me, it will be well worth listening to again, over time. But that, of course, is a highly individual matter. I found it riveting and delightful from beginning to end.
Spoiler questions show complete disrespect for the otherwise delightful process of discovering a new work. I have refused to buy several very attractive books because main plot lines were given away right here. These kinds of questions can very easily ruin the listening experience for others before it even starts.
His unusual natural style perfectly complements the different, and equally original style of Alexes Razevich. I loved this book, and his highly intelligent narration brightly illuminates its subtle little treasures. I will say, at times the otherwise exhilarating speed of his reading could be slowed a bit, with good results. I'm not taking a star away for this though. Overall it was so enjoyable I didn't mind the few places I had to replay a passage.
His voice is warm, clever, and assured. And he fully inhabits this work, which is equally warm, clever and assured.
Hard to believe, but I have to ask: why is the exact same spoiler question asked here twice?
I love trying to write helpful reviews for authors and narrators whose very hard work and professional expertise create so many hours of enjoyment for us.
But the "new and improved" (dumbed down) review format is annoying. To write a reasonably thoughtful review- without being herded through ill-conceived boxes- it is now necessary to post book reviews on Amazon instead. The problem is, those of us who prefer audiobooks would much rather review them here.
Hardened and experienced consumers of science fiction become ever more difficult to surprise or impress.That is only natural, since the underlying sameness of so many books in any popular genre eventually ceases to be interesting. In this context, the mind of the author of Shadowline Drift is like a new, fascinating, and beautiful animal- never before encountered. And I enjoy finding literate originality in science fiction more than anything else. So without a doubt, this will be remain high on my list of favorite Audible productions.
All you need for the outline of the story is the general description: it is just fine.
From beginning to the end a wonderful hypnotic experience. pleasurably mysterious, intriguing and unique. The author has woven a tale with twists and turns with just the right amount of anguish and exhilaration that only can be wrought by a masterful storyteller. Bravo Razevich. Also the narration was absolutely perfect, inflections, voicings and warmth.
"Exquisitely written with surprising twists!"
Very Very Good
How can I compare this. It's a very good science fiction book, very well written and it drew me in within the first 5 minutes. The premise is around Jake Kendrick, the size of a five-year-old, who works for an organization that is intent on ending world hunger. Because he is the same size as Mawgis, the chief of a newly discovered tribe in the Amazon rainforest, Jake is sent to negotiate on behalf of humankind to secure a certain mineral that only the tribe has on its grounds. This mineral supposedly has the potential to make world hunger a thing of the past, or does it do something else? This is a must read book.
Jake. He's great. I loved his attitude and skills set. A brilliant character.
It grabbed me from the start. It caught me by surprise. Lots of everything you like from action to questions to answer. A really good look into the Amazon that feels brilliantly described.
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