When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash?
After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute. It seems he is one of a special breed, a person with unusual powers. He’s also the prime suspect in a string of murders linked by a series of seemingly mundane objects. The deeper he digs and the harder he works to clear his name, the more Quentin realizes that some truths are better off staying buried….
©2012 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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This is a good book, particularly if you are a fan of the fantasy genre with a touch of science fiction. It wasn't particularly strong in the hard science realm, but made up for the deficiency in other ways.
The main character was very endearing, in a similar fashion to that seen in the swarm series by the same author.
I think that this premise is based off the TV Mini Series "The Lost Room" which when I checked was made in 2006, the Objects and the way they work is exactly the same even that they are believed to be created in the 60's, I must say it is one of my favorite Sci-Fi shows so I am always comparing the book to the show.
I and found the book easy to listen to, I have found B.V Larson to be a bit hit and miss for me but this series has started out quite good, I found the characters to develop at a pace that suits the story, it is a bit slow in places for how the story runs but I find that with this writer, all in all a way to spend the day on the tractor with the headphones on.
A fun read, kept me wanting my tired body to stop and finally get some rest but unwilling to wait for the next spellbinding chapter.
This book was just good enough to keep my attention & want to continue.in the end i am glad that i did.I had a VERY tough time getting past the first chapter. I mean, how did the lawyers let the opening scene through. Did no one else notice the direct rip-off of Roger Zelazny's book The Nine Princes of Amber!!?? C'mon: A guy wakes up in a Sanitorium with amnesia...overpowers a nurse & orderly, gets a gun, confronts the head doctor???? I almost stopped there. Fortunately the story eventually grows on you but there are still enough flaws to keep me from rating this story above 3 stars: I had a problem with Christopher Lane's idea of different characters voices and/or accents. For example we have a (Las Vegas) police detective with a pronounced New York voice. And our hero seems amazinly unconcerned about his apparent lack of memory.Overall, I have to admit that the story held my attention. i wanted to hear more about the characters & see how things wrapped up.. I am happy i did; i thing Larson came up with some clever, original concepts.
A good way to get through the work day.
Super Powered Detective
Honestly can't think of any. It is more of a mix of detective story meets xfiles meets heroes.
My favorite scene was when he confronted the doctor ming.
Xfiles meets Heroes
For some reason the first chapter didn't grab me but one I was past that it was an enjoyable book. The last couple chapters I thought dragged on a little but I will get the next in the series.
sections of the book were lifted from one of my favorite novels, Nine Princes in Amber, and other concepts came straight from the mini series "The Lost Room". Still entertaining though.
Mostly slow. Story is under developed, lacking in detail, characters are shallow and uninteresting. I'm glad I didn't pay full price or use a credit.
I might just not this series.
Make it less mononous.
Yes, it just he could not get me into the book.
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
The reader did an excellent job with this story. I listened to it 3 times this week! I wasn't sure what to expect from the story & I was pleasantly surprised.
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