In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani's epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.
A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels.
©2014 Austin Aslan (P)2014 Audible Inc.
i can't say this book lacks imagination, on the contrary its way too much to handle sometimes: too much narrative, too many musings on spiritual or cultural topics. In some ways it's a pity because I love old myths and indigenous stories, as well a book that's rich in spirituality. Yet this author drowns the reader with an excess of these elements. It's a book I wish I could enjoy more, it had so many great moments,but right now I can't remember a single one, as they're all hidden among all the useless details that an editor should had cut off.
This book is probably written for the young teenaged reader, but it caught me from the beginning and held my interest to the end. It was suspenseful yet not as violent as most apocalyptic stories. Even believable with a different twist. I recommend it for the cosy mystery reader with a science fiction interest.
I don't want to spoil the mystery.
This is the first narration i have listened to of Ms Ryan's and I think she did a fine job.
It kept me on the edge of my seat.
The story was good I didn't expect it to turn into sci-fi but I enjoy sci-fi so that's good. However, the reader, although she had a pleasant voice and did a good job of reading the actual story, had no idea how to pronounce Hawaiian words. it was very disappointing to hear King Kamehameha's name butchered so badly.
I love survival stories. I really did not like this one though. I appreciated the setting and the look into the nuances of Hawaiian culture, but this was not enough of an adventure for me. It was dull, I was disappointed and I wouldn't recommend it.
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