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Lost in the Clouds
- By: R.K. Gold
- Narrated by: Kyle Tait
- Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
Neville Canton is about as average as any man can be. He has a mediocre job, a pleasant wife, and an ongoing feud with his sister. He thought he was destined for great things in life, but unfortunately never got a real shot. Once all the excuses dried up the cancer finished the job. Now trapped in a cloud between the living and the dead, he must find his way to the afterlife.
- By Kimberly Smith on 08-14-17
Who needs a body anyway?
I have read all of R.K.'s books so far and each one brings something different and unique to the table. First there was a living forest with a guardian demon, then a religious cult survival thriller and now a mystical journey between life an death.
As I journeyed through the story each of the tests that our hero undertook became more convoluted. Not a negative for the reader but as a difficulty for Neville. From straightforward to temptation that he didn't realize was leading him astray.
For a story about some random dude in a cloud, the character development is incredibly deep. What's more is that it's not just developing the character of Neville but the character of every individual who at some point must go on this journey. Sure there is buy-in to Neville himself as you discover his backstory and type of person he is, but it is more that we as the reader get a deeper glimpse of what may await us in the in-between and what actually matters in life as we know it.
The guide was fantastic and you are always guessing at what his actual deal is (in a good way). It is terrifying to imagine this journey alone and the guide brings some levity (and creepiness in a fun way) to the dire situation.
Again, this is a quick read/listen. You will be able to crank it out in half a day give or take but the length takes nothing away from the story itself. I have high hopes for this writer and I cannot wait to see what comes next.
Also, I am kind of hoping the guide and the demon are connected in some way. I know not every writer has their own universe connecting everything but these two characters are fantastic and would love to learn more about them.
Highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys the mystical, metaphysical, magical or just enjoys a good read.