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Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies | [Jim Bernheimer]

Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies

"My name is Mike Ross and I'm a Ferryman - like in the Greek myth. I didn't ask for, or really want, the job, but I'm trying to make the best of it. Most ghosts are okay and just need a little help to get where they need to go. Unfortunately, there are lots of exceptions, like power-mad psychopaths, spirits still trying to fight battles long since lost, and the worst of the lot - the Skinwalkers. They live vicariously by possessing people and controlling them like puppet masters. Then they toss them aside when they've outlived their usefulness."
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"My name is Mike Ross and I'm a Ferryman - like in the Greek myth. I didn't ask for, or really want, the job, but I'm trying to make the best of it. Most ghosts are okay and just need a little help to get where they need to go. Unfortunately, there are lots of exceptions, like power-mad psychopaths, spirits still trying to fight battles long since lost, and the worst of the lot - the Skinwalkers. They live vicariously by possessing people and controlling them like puppet masters. Then they toss them aside when they've outlived their usefulness. One of them stole my father 15 years ago, and now I'm going to make that ghost pay."

©2011 Jim Bernheimer (P)2012 David Wood- Gryphonwood Press

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    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 07-11-12
    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 07-11-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I really like this series"

    I really have fun with this series. I listen to a lot of books and always have that moment when I start up a book in a series where I wonder if I'll know what's happening, but he does a concise recap without boring you or overloading you. Mike is doing well, growing, learning, hismcharacter is progressing nicely. Making good choices, with a few bad ones here and there, but he's human. So it stays entertaining and fun.

    But, there is this one thing that needs to be discussed. He (author) employs famous dead people throughout both books. The first one was Edgear Alan Poe and a few war generals, I won't spoil whose in this one, but there's some good ones. I have a love/hate relationship with famous dead people having active roles. He does seem to pull it off though. I initially cringed, but they all worked well. At least it wasn't jack the ripper, I hate when when he shows up. I look forward to another book!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Professor United States 01-31-13
    Professor United States 01-31-13

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "UNDERAPPRECIATED Masterpiece!!!"

    Second book is as good as the first,
    and from this moment on
    Jim Bernheimer is in my top 10 Favorite Authors
    and Jeffrey Kafer performed an outstanding narration.

    PS
    I was upset to find out that there is no 3rd book as of yet,
    but according to the author he has plans
    for at least 1 probably 2-3 more books in a dead eye series.

    Let's hope they will be available soon.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    A. Sunmonu 02-19-13
    A. Sunmonu 02-19-13 Member Since 2009

    avid reader

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    "Quirky, Funny: Worth it!!"

    I've just converted to the Jim Bernheimer religion!! the book is funny, fast-paced and a breath of fresh air.
    I took a gamble some months back and decided to read "confessions of a d-list supervillain" (Another book by Jim Bernheimer) and was amzazed at how much i liked it. i decided to read another one - although i purchased 'pennies for the ferryman', i still havent read it (in fact, i forgot it was in my library until a few minutes ago when i tried to purchase it!!)
    i ended up getting the 'skinwalker conspiracies' some days ago, because of the reviews i read about it. all i can say is "a big fat thank you" to those who reviewed it, seeing as it was defintely worth the sleepless night and the loud (crazy woman) sudden bursts of laughter at the office today!
    I certainly can't way to acquaint myself with the first book!!

    any ideas when book 3 might be coming out? I'll take a day off work, just so i can read it!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Pottstown, PA, United States 10-24-12
    Steven Pottstown, PA, United States 10-24-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Just as good as the first book..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yeah I would, if you liked the first book you'll like the second book too...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies?

    When mike's spirit was put in a dogs body, it was kinda interesting that he still alive and that he can leave his own physical body and spirit jump.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he met and fought Lee Harvey Oswald.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to people who are into supernatural books and i just wanna know when are we getting book three so we know what's gonna happen to Mike Ross and his group of spirits.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L. Taylor New Jersey 07-30-12
    L. Taylor New Jersey 07-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertainment steady."
    Would you listen to Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this audio book and I will definitely listen again. The narrator did an awesome job! The story was believeable and scary yet well seasoned with lite humor throughout. I couldn't stop listening. This book maintained the intensity of the first book in this series. It really is a must read if you like a mix of paranormal, snarky quick wit attitude and suspense.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 03-07-14
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 03-07-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Dependable fantasy/mystery series"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I am a sucker for this genre that blends mystery or crime in parallel universe of ghosts or wizards etc. ala Dresden files, The Iron Druid or even Monster hunters international. A common thread here is wisecracking long suffering hero's.


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

    I very much enjoyed this reading


    Any additional comments?

    Although not really a distraction, this book reads as if each chapter was written like a monthly installment in a mystery magazine or web series, although I have no personal knowledge of this. On several occasions we are reminded of an incident that needed no reiteration unless the listener had been away from the story for an extended period of time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-27-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "What a road trip."

    Equally as funny as the first, maybe even better. I love the part with the dogs, it cracked me up big time. There are new characters such as Lee Harvey Oswald for one and we finally get his real story, ha, ha. The road trip is mostly in Texas. Mike finally gets to find out what really happened with his dad. Mike is learning neat new tricks and getting himself into more than one scrap. So this is a defiant read if you like the first one. Narrator is good and I enjoyed him better in the second book than I did in the first. Maybe I just got used to him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 02-07-13
    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2009
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    "As Good as the First."

    This is the second book in the Dead Eye series. I found this to be as enjoyable
    as the first book. Mike takes the show on the road meeting more historical figures
    and of course finding himself in more trouble along the way. Mike finds that
    his abilities are expanding and with those expanding abilities comes tougher
    opposition. This is one of those series I was reluctant to try at first but it has
    great narration done by Jeffrey Kafer and Jim Bernheimer has me hooked. I
    will defiantly be buying the third book whenever it comes out.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Leah Indiantown, FL, United States 05-01-14
    Leah Indiantown, FL, United States 05-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "As Awesome as the First One!! I NEEED More!!!"
    Where does Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a new author and type of Sci-fi Fiction for me, but amazingly my husband and I had just recently investigated Gettysburg ourselves and had "contact" with some of the same characters spirits as offered in the first book, specifically Strong Vincent at Little Round Top, so I gave it a try. I liked the premise, but the storyline had some flaws with historical characters in book 2. As usual, History, like the Bible, is based on translation and creative license by individuals, so History buffs should be open minded. I like that the main character developed his "gifts"further, but still anxious to see how Jim Bernheimer continues to mold and shape his newer abilities, if he expands to a 3rd book. Personally, I think 2 books in a series is a tease, so I hopes he keeps this one going and stays away from the "Superhero" AND Zombie non-sense.


    What other book might you compare Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies to and why?

    Close to Joe Ledger from Jonathan Mayberry in descriptive fighting "action" style and use of multiple characters for assist, as well as personal back story which leads to unexpected disappointments. Also this story shares similarity with others via Awesome Narrator with a flare for the sarcastic presentation which reflected both author and story with unique concepts for paranormal abilities and cohorts.


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

    Did NOT like Superhero VS. Zombies concept and wouldn't enjoy any other storyline other than this particular one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen while I drive, so mostly stop and go enjoyment, so not even possible to listen in one sitting, but I was riveted and looked forward to the "Go" more than the "stops" I have to endure throughout the work week.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this series to others, but with caution that these there are ONLY two books in the series, so far...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 04-16-14
    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2010

    Willy Wonka of it

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    "A great continuation of the first book"

    The second novel in this series is definitely a worthy followup. It sort of continues the episodic structure of the first book, but all of the events follow each other in a much closer fashion. This is likely due to #1 it taking place on a roadtrip/journey to a destination and #2 because we got the backstory in the first book, so were free to move forward.

    The narrator also seems to have gotten into his stride and his reading is much better this time around (for me anyway).

    As for the story, we continue following Ross as he heads across the country to go after his long lost father. We make some stops on the way, all of which contribute to Mike's growth as a character. Mike makes some interesting allies and his powers (and knowledge) grows.

    The final battle and resolution is far from lackluster, and though it leaves the door wide open for a sequel, there is no cliffhanger and this book stands firmly on its own.

    That said, this is not a book you should read without first taking in the first in the series. The author does some explaining of past events, but not enough for someone jumping in to fully appreciate things. Read the first book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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