There are many plot and character descriptions already here in the reviews. I agree that the character of Arlo was well drawn, and the plot was decent if not ground breaking, so a story I'd recommend on its own. However, the short video clips, I thought, were very well done, and added a lot to the story. Sure, the story can stand alone, but these clips helped bring it to life. Other Kindle in Motion books I've read had slightly animated illustrations which were also appreciated, but this was full on video. I was expecting maybe a stock video of some tumbleweed, so when I read about the woman from back east, the way she was dressed, and getting out of a Prius, I was dumbfounded to see exactly that! I won't spoil the effect like some reviewers, but when you get to the end, you'll see how this was done. Perhaps in 10 years this will be commonplace, but I appreciated the work that went into this, and the overall effect. Highly recommended.
Though this is the first novel I've read by Harry Hunsicker, I'm ready to call myself a fan. The story certainly doesn't break new ground (the antagonists are part of a religious cult that own most of this small west Texas town), but that doesn't make it any less entertaining. Arlo Baines is fleshed out very well. You feel his pain, and most importantly, you believe his pain. His back story could have been overwrought in lesser hands. I would gladly follow Arlo on another adventure...Hannah too, for that matter. They made for a pretty good pairing.
I enjoyed this book. Well written and fast paced. The characters are interesting, engaging. The Kindle in Motion feature is, well, different. I don't find it adds any real value to the book, but it is interesting. It did cause my Kindle Fire to lock up from time to time. That's not so interesting! I will read the next book in the Arlo Baines series.
Finished reading Mr. Hunsicker’s The Devil’s Country. A very enjoyable read. The book offered a continuously moving, entertaining plot with unique characters. I also appreciated how the author introduced aspects of Texas demonstrating his knowledge of the area. Having recently completed research on my next project set in West Texas, the manner in which he presented the elements of that area again displays Mr. Hunsicker’s talent for creating accurate settings. Until I read this book, I did not know about Kindle in Motion, which added an entertainment value to the contents. Nice touch by the author casting himself as Jimmy, the bartender. A recommended read.
What an awesome story and very well written. The video highlights enhanced the story immensely, almost like watching a movie but not. The page enhancement s were also quite special. I highly recommend reading this very unique book and I'll be following this author!
This is my first time reading this author, it will not be my last. Devil's Country is the kind of book you sit down with a pot of tea in your favorite chair and get ready for a great read. I am looking forward to other titles by this author.