• A World of Secrets

  • The Firewall Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (390 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Taimin and Selena must discover the truth about their world - before it’s too late.

In a world of secrets, Taimin and Selena are desperate for answers. They need to discover the truth about their origins and the firewall that borders the wasteland. If they don’t find the hidden path they seek, the citizens of Zorn will die. 

As they make the perilous journey to the distant firewall, Taimin and Selena are joined by three companions: a young healer, a weapons trader, and an old rover. Together the five are in constant danger, unable to rely on Selena’s powers as she has lost the ability to farcast - and she doesn’t know how to get it back. 

Now Taimin finds himself hunted by a new enemy - a strange creature on a bloodthirsty quest of his own. Taimin and Selena get ever closer to the answers that are essential to their survival. But will they learn the truth in time to save themselves?

©2020 James Maxwell (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Master narrator Simon Vance performs the second entry in The Firewall Trilogy.... Vance gives each character a subtly different voice—except for the monstrous creatures Taimin crosses path with. His narration will engage new and returning listeners alike as the plot races toward revealing the answers Taimin seeks. Vance elevates the story with a captivating performance that features heart and humor amid the darkness.” - Audiofile Magazine

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riveting.

can't wait to start the third book.
the narration was perfect.the description of characters had me beside them.

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A World of Secrets

Taimin and Selena are out to save their world. Through trials and tribulations they start to uncover many of the secrets of their world. They are hunted by another secret, yet when they triumph,, they unlock the deadliest secret of them all.

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The journey continues...

Adventure after adventure, the story continues. Even after all the hardships the worst is yet to come.

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Fast Action

The journey to the land of “milk and honey” brings with it a number of different surprises. What waits ahead of them after they brought down the firewall may be more than they can face and continue to survive. The 5 races are now brought together by their mutual threat to their own survival!

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Wow!

The adventure continues. Not as grand as the first book but, wonderful nevertheless. Great world building. The narrator made this world spectacular and real. I've got to purchase the third installment.
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A good book, not great, but certainly good. Worth reading the next in the series.

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A long read but worth it

This book took me longer than the first book to finish. It's not that it was bad or anything just sometimes I felt like it dragged. However, I did find it more entertaining than the first. I Like how the characters grew closer and figured out many things. The ending was quite good! I was expecting it after a while and was satisfied with it too. Sometimes it can draw on but it's not bad, I think it's definitely worth it. It's quite an adventure and the characters are chrismatic and likable. I do look forward to reading the third!

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a must-read for sci-fi fans!

I absolutely loved this book! I listen to audiobooks while commuting to work or cleaning around the house and usually I switch between books because I struggle to maintain interest. BUT WITH THIS SERIES SO FAR!! I haven't switched once!!! even while at work I would try to find ways to listen (during lunch and 15minute walk around breaks!). I love the story and the characters! it's made me laugh and cry! a definite must read!!

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Not your average end of days story

this story drew me in with its unique take on the apocalypse theme and gives you a interesting and unexpected hero.

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Great story

I really liked the characters and the creative plot. I can't wait to read the 3rd book.

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  • Nik
  • 08-28-20

Enjoyable and a good setup for book three

Always enjoy James' books and Simon's narration is top notch. Great story and nice twist at the end, bring on book three!

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  • G M Steer
  • 07-25-20

Disappointed

Possible this story could have been told in half the pages. It seemed to take a long time to say little. Far more happened in the first book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-29-21

Another great listen

Great story with a couple of unexpected twists. A bit more character development and less action than the first book. Unsure of how the last book will pan out but looking forward to finding out.

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  • Trudibubble
  • 07-23-20

Loved it!!

Excellent sequel and I can’t hardly wait for book 3 of the trilogy!! The characters, plot line, action and adventure set in a futuristic world kept me listening non stop all day!
LOVED IT!!!!