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Iris Camden thought she knew who her family was even if they weren’t always forthcoming. Her half-sister is a medium reeling from the loss of her biological mother. Her estranged father is an obsessed government worker who cannot reveal what he does. When an artifact appears in a ghost-hunting expedition, Iris is the last person who wants to believe in aliens.

©2015 Gary Starta, Robin Firestone (P)2018 Gary Starta

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Book 1

Interesting enough that it was hard to put down. Has elements of paranormal and IF I investigators. Kept me enthralled.. Will definitely read more by this author.

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  • KD
  • Somewhere
  • 08-29-18

Lost some sleep

I definitely had trouble sleeping after I started this book. Story keeps you engaged and makes you want to see it to the end like any good book.

Very unusual book. I like the supernatural and I liek sci fi. The author put the two together Something fresh and it was more engaging before of that

Recommend

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Whoa!! Good!

Wow, really enjoyed this Sci-Fi gem from Gary Starta, beautifully narrated by Ann Simmons. Ann, you did an outstanding job! Really gave the story life, and that's everything :)

This was part paranormal, part sci-fi, part alien, part everything! In a good way. All the things I love into one! :)
I was on the edge of my seat; I thought the characters were well-developed and the story well-written.

Treat yourself to a long and enjoyable listen, with Coalescence - and I'm looking forward to more in the series! It's that time of year to cozy up with a book or three :)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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  • TU
  • 09-26-18

Really good

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a really interesting mix of genres. Part sci fi, part paranormal and all entertaining. The narration is quite good. All in all, this is a really good listen. If you want something unique, this would be a good book to pick up.

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<3

Loved the experience of listening to this book, The main characters were compelling and interesting. The plot was a bit shaky at points but in the end, I liked where it went. I was given this book in return for a review.

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Paranormal and scifi

This for me started of slow but it picked up later on but I found that this narrator did not suit this audiobook. The narrator in my opinion had a monotone voice. I would have liked a bit more feeling and unfortunately this let it down for me. If you can live with the narrator then this is a great audiobook.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 09-18-18

Am I back? Am I alive? Again?

Iris and D.J. are half sisters. One is a ghost hunter, the other a medium. Mitchell is an U.F.O. chaser. Iris' dad always warned her against bothering with the idea of aliens, but he'd left their mother years ago to join some top secret organisation, and there was something very appealing about Mitchell. D.J's mother died a couple of years ago but keeps coming back to talk at her daughter. When a very strange poltergeist is haunting the home of Iris' latest client and crop circles are seen actually being formed in a farmer's field, the two teams of U.F.O. and ghost hunters find themselves drawn together, pulled into a strange and frantic attempt to save the world. But from who, and how, and what can they trust? Not even their own experiences, it seems.

Well.(deep breath),this book blends together virtually everything: ghostly apparitions and artefacts, flying toiletry items, psychic experiences, family dynamics and responsibility, Native American folklore, spaceships and various varieties of alien, time travel and weird in-space battles, human evolution, government consipracies, self doubt, suspicions and romance. It all gets thrown into the mixing pot in this remarkably wide ranging, sophisticated science fiction story. Yet at times it also reads like something out of the Famous Five. A strange mix.

Similarly, narrator Ann Simmons has a pleasant sounding voice, with good intonation and adherence to text. She also gives good individual voicing to the characters. Yet her performance, though good, seemed to become too monotone, leaving this reader struggling to stay awzke. Perhaps there was something mesmeric in the book? Very strange.

The whole leaves this reader conflicted: some great ideas and well executed visual sections yet with characters who seem, for all their angst and introspection, rather foolish and two dimensional. I was fortunate in being freely gifted a complimentary copy of Coalescence, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you - it was certainly ambitious and different. Would I recommend it? Possibly to someone obsessed with U.F.Os and government's determination to hide anything unexplained from the public. It is good fun, after all.