In a small Oklahoma town, riddled with broken dreams and methamphetamine addicts, a young man embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind his sister's disappearance. As he desperately attempts to come to terms with his sister's apparent death, and the circumstances surrounding it, he inadvertently opens a Pandora's Box of secrets that an array of townsmen have diligently worked to keep covered.
Based on an unwavering promise to his beloved sister, Davey will stop at nothing to find the answers he so desperately seeks. In the process, however, he quickly learns that the truth is much more brutal and bizarre than anything he could have ever imagined. As he delves deeper into the mystery, Davey is left questioning everything he thought he knew about his baby sister as he attempts to come to grips with the cruel and undeniable truth.
©2015 Bradon Nave (P)2016 Ca Times Publishing
I loved this book for several reasons. It had all the elements I look for in a good storyline - that which brings out a myriad of emotions - that which not only entertains, but makes me think, reflect and feel grateful for my life.
I felt the Narrator did an outstanding job in bringing each character to life. Each character was uniquely distinctive, never leaving me guessing which character was speaking. The story never got slow moving, which is another thing I look for in a good book. I felt like I was right there!
I would highly recommend this book to all adults, especially parents, and to older teens, especially those considering experimenting with drugs.
Loved this book and absolutely loved the narrator!! His voices for the different characters were fantastic and I knew exactly who was talking before being told! Brought this story to life so wonderfully, I couldn't stop listening.. I want more from both this author and narrator!!
I loved the story. It was well written and very interesting.
The fact that I didn't figure out who did what before it was revealed to us. I tried to figure it out, but was wrong.
This is the first time I have listened to one of his books. I wasn't let down, he did a great job.
Meth is bad...ok?
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I was also able to read an advanced copy, and I loved it. Fast paced, witty, fun, touching, and tough all rolled into a story with a hero that you will want to come back to again and again. It made me see that 'wrong' isn't always as it seems, and I look forward to many more nights spent with Brandon Nave.
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This book was pretty good. I liked the mystery element but sometimes felt that it was a little too slow in getting to the point. As another reviewer mentioned, the romance aspect was extraneous and didn't add much to the story except that it made you feel better about the ending. This book seems to be written for a borderline YA genre but does contain strong language and violent references as well as adult content. Nothing too crazy if you read a lot of mainstream books but worth mentioning if you're gonna hand it to a middle schooler. Overall, I like the author's style and anticipate the maturation of his writing.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
I was given this audio book free by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for a unbiased review.
In general the characters were pretty well thought out and believable. The story was good though at times it seemed to lose focus. The book needs some editing as words were used incorrectly and it had grammatical errors. Narration was clear but a bit exaggerated I think.
I did find it interesting that visual descriptions of the female characters were quite descriptive yet the male characters were not. I still am not clear on the appearance of the leading character, also many people in the book described him as having a bright future yet there was no mention of why they would think so.
I loved the overall story. I was on the edge with the character trying to unravel the mystery
Davey was great. This is a book that causes a lot of reflection about getting to know the people you love better!
It was steady and I could always tell when there was a different character talking other than Davey. If people think it is slow, they can always increase the speed of the narration.
Get to know the ones you love while you can.
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I was surprised at some of the language and types of characters. At first I wasn't sure if I liked the book or not but I kept listening. My advise to a listener who finds themselves un-sure about the book, keep listening it gets good, really good! Over all I enjoyed the book. The mystery and questioning around every corner gets better and better. The beginning was just doom in a small town with poor people and drug addicts and then little by little the light comes through and Davey is able to crawl out and away from it all!
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I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.
It is a slow story, read slow, with character from Jerry Springer. I could not relate to any of them. Even the main character is an insulting, swearing drunk at times. No better then the people he dislikes. It might be supper realistic for some, but I did not enjoy it.
There was not one character with something to be happy about, no humor relief. Drawn out descriptions of a sad, depressing situation. Even the lake was described as septic.
If the story line was different and read faster.
The writing was good. I just did not want to be part of the character's lives, it made me feel sad. If I compare it to 'Matchbook' by Desireé Prosapio, a story about a alcoholic, bag-lady looking for her daughters killer. It was told with humor and compassion, without being depressing or sad.
Sorry, I could not finish. Maybe it got better later. "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Canadian | Lover of gruesome horror/depravity/anything medically related/urban fantasy/non-fiction/and YA.
If you are one of those people that cannot bare slow narration, then I can’t say this is the book for you. I don’t think slowness is a huge problem, considering audible has a speed change function, but I had to play this book at 1.50 which is quite excessive, even for me. I have listened to other books narrated by Scott Ellis, and I can contend that his other works are much better. Despite the speed issue, the narration is lively and clear.
This book starts off pretty slow moving, but the pace does pick up about half way through. I think I would consider this somewhat more along the lines of slice of [depressing] life. The Year the Lake Went Low wasn’t particularly to my liking, but I still give it 4 stars because it is well written and well researched, and it evokes a lot of emotions, which isn’t that easy to find in books these days.
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