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Publisher's Summary

A North Carolina combat vet finds himself far from home on the front lines of an environmental battle to save the planet in an award-winning author’s provocative story of a twenty-first-century Wild West.

Joel Dunbar, the last branch of an Appalachian family tree, accepts a mysterious invitation from a billionaire plutocrat to attend a conservation expo in San Francisco. The rock star environmentalist has startling plans for the future and a caveat for Joel: don’t ask too many questions, and don’t divulge any answers. But when Joel befriends a rebellious eco-friendly Arizona rancher, he’s roped into a new kind of war, with new kinds of casualties.

Skip Horack’s Falls the Shadow is part of Warmer, a collection of seven visions of a conceivable tomorrow by today’s most thought-provoking authors. Alarming, inventive, intimate, and frightening, each story can be read, or listened to, in a single breathtaking sitting.

©2018 Skip Horack (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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story seemed flat

The story was pretty dull. I kept waiting for something interesting or a twist but in the end it was just pretty dull.

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It felt like the train actually jumped tracks...

What the hell happened to this story? I listened to it and felt that the end wasn't so much of a train wreck, but that the train actually jumped tracks and we ended up in a totally different story... It made my head swim, I even wondered if I'd missed part of it, and backed up to be sure. Nope, I didn't miss it, and it had to be the same story, cause our protagonist was there...
Narration was fine... hummm...

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boring and plotless

nothing actually happened in this story except a guy went to a convention and got noticed

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Another Climate change story

Last 4 Amazon short stories about climate change. I need to check the book out first in the future.

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The story was kind of lacking. The outcome un-fulfilling. Narration and characterization was good. For a casual listen it's "middling".

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Well-written, true to life story that could very well be happening right now. It hits the ground running and doesn't slow down for a minute. Excellent narration helps maintain the momentum.

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bleh

Should have shortened it considerably. Boring. The connection to the theme of climate was tenuous to the book collection.

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dissappointing

decent idea poorly developed lackluster performance do not waste your time listening to this story

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The narration was distracting.

The narrator's fast-pace was an annoying distraction. It was read as if a great deal of the writing was one massive, run-on sentence filled with random commentary. The title is only 37 minutes long and I couldn't even finish it.

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Confused

The author spends most of the story describing details, that are irrelevant for the most part. Very little storytelling, no clue what his point was. Don’t waste your time.