Daufuskie Island

Narrated by: Steve Carlson
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Evan and Caris St. John own a beach house on isolated Daufuskie Island off the South Carolina coast. After a hurricane strikes the island, Caris and their three children discover a mysterious treasure chest in its wake. Unbeknownst to them, the chest has been sealed for nearly a century and a half. A mysterious Gullah woman rumored to be a witch predicted decades earlier that the family would break the seal and awaken the magic inside. The unbelievable begins to happen.

Through a sudden turn of events, the St. Johns find themselves whisked away on a desperate quest through time and space to reunite their family. Along the way, they must survive a brutal plantation overseer, the Confederate Army fleeing Sherman's March to the Sea, and one man lost in time who seeks to change his future and the course of history as we know it....

Everything now hinges on the actions they take in the present, as well as the actions they have already taken in the past, on Daufuskie Island.

©2016 John Lueder (P)2017 John Lueder

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Author needs to keep his day job

The author had a great idea for a plot in a story.

Unfortunately he had neither of the talent nor the editing in place to truly bring it to life. Flat. Facts inserted at odd points in almost a lecture style. After reading about the author’s day job that had some logic. What did not make logical sense was reading something written at a middle school level.

The assumption of an adult audience intelligence level is laughable. For example, in one scene two characters are worried about being overheard talking about time travel. Yet at the same time they are openly discussing strategic events of history that - if overheard - could have changed history dramatically. Or a reference to the military code of conduct that came well after WWII being referred to by a revolutionary war soldier.

I was very frustrated with the book because I recognized that the story could have been developed into a truly great book with the right author and editor.

I love Daufuskie island and had been looking forward to a great story set there.

I’ve debated between one and two stars. Went with two due to the plot concept and narrator only. Not the reality or realization of a story.

Author needs to keep his day job.

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Great read!

The story is unique and the interwoven historical events are very interesting. It's a great book for both kids and adults alike.

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Quite the adventure

Loved this book! It's captivating turn of events kept me eager to listen to the next chapter. A relatable set of characters made the history lessons of the story lots of fun!!

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TWO THUMBS UP

Intriguing. Captivating. Entertaining.
I find this to be well-written...narrator was perfect. This 'take-me-away' exciting story depicts life's events that catapults you into destiny. Daufuskie Island illuminates historic events and magical moments all at once. It shows the power of hope and love that holds a family together.
I am looking forward to the movie!!