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An Amazon best seller!

Ghosts are speaking to Alex, but can he bring them justice?

Alex is a troubled teenager with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability: psychometry. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, he relives the events in gruesome detail. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town's founding family?

If you like amazing supernatural stories that are intense, powerful, and fraught with emotion, then you'll love Weston Kincade's suspenseful coming-of-age trilogy, A Life of Death. Ghosts are speaking, and they want answers.

Heed the call. Buy A Life of Death.

©2013, 2017 Weston Kincade (P)2018 Weston Kincade

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Raw and Compelling

Firstly you should know that this book contains domestic violence and child abuse.

Secondly, wow, just wow. There is so much to like about this book, the characters are so well done it feels like they could walk off the page, the emotions the story conveys are strong and raw, I found it impossible not to get drawn in. The book is told from the perspective of an adult telling their child about a pivotal time in their life, I got so swept up that I forgot, I was surprised when I got to the end and it went back to this setting.

I'm impressed by the creativity that went into creating both the main story and all the visions that Alex sees when experiencing psychometry.

The book is well worth listening to and the narration contributes a great delivery that helped convey the strong emotions of the story and excellent character voices.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Twists your heart

A narrator can make or break an audiobook. Ian Gordon as narrator never disappoints. Alex's story will twist your heart--and be warned: Teenage Alex and his young stepsisters live in a violent, abusive house and the author pulls no punches. Alex navigates horrific beatings from his stepfather, pretends to care about school, and tries to protect his stepsisters. He discovers that if he holds something a dead person once owned, he relives their moment of death.

At this point in a review, I usually make a funny comment, but not for this book. I will say that Alex is a tough kid who survives because he wants justice for the dead, and because of his deep connection to his deceased father.

The book had elements of Lumley's Necroscope series and Harris' Harper Connelly series, both of which I love, and A Life of Death is a worthy entrant into this subgenre.

Without spoilers, I will say that the ending tied the book together in the best possible way.

Recommended.

(I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.)

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Ghost whisperer???

This is a good book, you’d be ok just reading it as a stand alone title. That being said I am looking forward to the next installment.
The author does a great job intertwining some history with the story.
Narration was great and I would definitely listen to more by this narrator.
If you have a history with an abusive person this story will be hard to take. It is even if you don’t. You want someone to stand up & stop the madness and wonder why they don’t!

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from the publisher/author but voluntarily give my honest review.

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enjoyable, but not what I expected.

This book was not at all what I expected.
I was expecting a typical YA paranormal book. Melodramatic, a bit much at times, but mostly a quick and fun read (or listen, in this case).

To me, this was first and foremost a book about a teenager, who has dealt extensively with trauma and abuse and is struggling to deal with it in addition to figuring out how to be a ‘normal’ kid. Alex has to try to navigate all the other craziness that comes with family, school, puberty, etc.
It is a very sad account of trauma and abuse that some children have to endure, every day of their lives.
It was, at times, really difficult to listen to. It was not gratuitous, violence for the sake of violence. But I think it’s worth knowing about, in case it’s a trigger for any potential listeners.

The paranormal aspect of the storyline was very interesting, but definitely seemed a sideline to the main story of Alex’s family. I love me some paranormal, and I would have liked to have more of that aspect.

Alex’s ability to ‘read’ objects, and the deceased people attached to them, is well done. It’s interesting that it is not just murder victims who he connects with—as a typical storyline might use—but anyone who died in an abrupt, violent and/or traumatic way.

I had very few cons for this listen. The writing was a bit heavy at times; sometimes a bit too much description, or just a bit overly dramatic. Some of the language was a bit clunky at times, too, and I found myself thinking, ‘People don’t really talk like this’. People are, generally speaking, informal in their day to day language; I think that should translate into books, if we are to believe a character, or characters.

And Mr. Ian Gordon’s reading? Well, I’d listen to him read a grocery list.
Ian’s voice is always a welcome and comfortable addition to any story.

All in all, a good listen. I’m glad I had the chance to review.

*I was gifted an audio credit in order to listen to this book and leave my honest opinion and feedback. I was happy to do so.

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CAPTIVATING & CREEPY TALE...

This is awesome! Gripping, masterful tale about a boy who had been abused (it can be a bit disturbing at times, but well worth the listen/read), but he has the ability to "see" into the deaths of people when he touches an item of the murdered person. I was interested from beginning to end; the narration was superb, really gave the story life. I am excited to listen to more in the series, and I would definitely recommend this book, really good stuff :)
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Life of Death

This was a really good read!An abused boy begins to have visions where poeple have died.Only he knows some truths.Ian Gordon was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Great Series Starter

A life of Death sets the groundwork for a very interesting and captivating story. I quickly became invested in Alex's story. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the characters and story to life. I look forward to more in this series and from this author

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Haunted by the past

Story was good, main character touched items and had visions of peoples murders surrounding the object. Which is great, so it progressed normally then took many unexpected, in good ways, twists and turns. The ending was sad but good, a good lead into a second book, though I am curious how they will continue the story... Warning: lots of death and murder, death of a child...

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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Enjoyable

A great YA mystery! There was some paranormal, romance and some historical fiction mixed in as well!! Ian Gordon did an amazing job with the narration. This book did not disappoint. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Nice Surprise

I had the opportunity to request a copy of this book and now I get to review it.
This book was a pleasant surprise. I have not read any books by Weston Kincade nor have I listened to anything narrated by Ian Gordon. I have to admit that, given that Mr. Gordon has an English accent, I had to keep reminding myself that the setting was in rural America. That being said, Mr. Gordon's narration was easy to listen to. You could tell by the inflections in his voice which character was talking.
The story was well written. It kept me engaged and there was very little rewinding to listen to a passage again. I enjoy books with a bit of supernatural flair in them and you definitely get that. The protagonist, despite his gift, comes across as believabe and you care about him and the challenges he faces.
This will not be the last Kincade book I will read.

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  • Layla
  • 09-19-18

Raw emtions with a paranormal twist

The book is not what I expected. It is more darker then I thought it would be. It is based on abuse and how the teen deals with it and the people around him but it does have a paranormal twist to it. I found it hard to listen to at times due to the abuse but this made it more raw and real. I usually don't read these sort of books due to the subject matter. When I read something I want to get away from suitation like these (not that I have been abused or anything like that).
My only negative is that I found it too descriptive and overly dramatic at times, but other then this it is a really good story and I would actually recommend it.
I also loved the narrator. I have not listened to any of his work but I felt he bought out the raw emtions of the book. I wouldn't mind listening to his other works.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 07-07-18

Suspense.

Author Weston Kincade with her great imagination and beautiful writing managed to get me to like a genre which was never on my mind.
Really enjoyed the book, maybe to much because now i can’t wait to review the next one of this series, she really ended it at the perfect place leaving me hating, loving but for sure in suspense.
Coupled with narrate lan Gordon a perfect audiobook was created.

Full heartedly recommended !!!



I believe that my review was honest even so that I got the audiobook for free.