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The Forgotten Eden Audiobook

The Forgotten Eden: Talisman Chronicles, #1

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Publisher's Summary

Hidden within the deep woods of rural Alabama, along the forgotten southern course of the Black Warrior River, lies an unseen world feared for centuries by the residents of the tiny town of Carlsdale.

Only one person has ever survived a visit to this place long enough to tell about it. His name is Jack Kenney.

Thirteen years old at the time of the event, Jack and his family were forced to flee Carlsdale and head north to the larger city of Tuscaloosa. The menace from their former home left them in peace for nearly eight years. But after the brutal murder of a noted archaeologist and teacher at the University of Alabama, everything changed.

Jack and his older brother, Jeremy, attend the University and are close friends of the late professor. Within days of his death, they are abducted by the FBI, and held against their will in a secret holding facility near Manassas, Virginia.

Frustrated by the brothers' seeming refusal to cooperate, the agency's interrogations become increasingly violent, until Jack gains a welcome reprieve when Special Agent Peter McNamee arrives from the FBI's Richmond office. He befriends Jack and gains his trust, drawing upon a similar supernatural event from his own youth.

Willing, finally, to talk after so many years spent in sworn silence, Jack leads Peter on an extraordinary roller-coaster ride involving a mystical and deadly realm located in America's Deep South....

©2013 Aiden James (P)2013 Curiosity Quills

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    Michael Greenfield Ft. Smith, AR USA 09-23-16
    Michael Greenfield Ft. Smith, AR USA 09-23-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Unpleasent"
    What disappointed you about The Forgotten Eden?

    The language is stilted and unnatural. The scene of child rape was unnecessary and disturbing.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader was monotonous


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Forgotten Eden?

    I would cut about half of it. The first few chapters do not add anything to the story. The rape scene is inappropriate. There is a lot of padding in this prose that just isn't necessary.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a good book. I got through about half before I had to turn it off and move on to something better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Alison Richardson
    England
    5/2/16
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    "The worst story ever told."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the entire book was rewritten by an established author, it might just become readable.


    What was most disappointing about Aiden James’s story?

    The impression given was a book written by a novice with little English knowledge using a thesaurus to try and sound more educated.


    What about Paul Christy’s performance did you like?

    Performance was acceptable tho' he should have been paid double!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Forgotten Eden?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Most surprising of all was the fact that Audible felt this book was worthy enough to be given audible status.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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