Five action packed short stories, like the Twilight Zone...with guns.
Geeks Rule: Computer nerd Lewis Puller seemed like an easy target, but when a gang of skinheads come after him they get more than they bargained for...much more.
For Mommy: A father and his young son heading to the forest, trying to recover from the loss of the beloved wife and mother killed in a DUI accident, stumble across a chance to set things right.
Maggie Rose: Maggie Rose had a boring life, and that's just the way she liked it. She knew her husband craved more though, when she decides to give it to him things get out of hand.
Harold Blake, Deceased: A case of decades old infidelity leads to a chain of events in which one man dies and another survives, neither aware of the others existence.
Parallel: Eight friends enter a cave in the remote Alaskan wilderness, a seemingly typical adventure like what they enjoy every weekend, but a shadow of the unknown is waiting.
(Bonus Episode in Audio Edition Only)The First Time: Mike Farris wants follow in his father and grandfather's footsteps, to be both a Pastor and a US Marine...he didn't realize what it would entail.
This is such a little collection of short stories. They are quick, but hold a nice punch!
Really descriptive and engaging. My favorite was the first story "Geeks Rule". It really sets the tone for the collection. Wonderful story telling all around. Each story has its own little twist to keep the reader on their toes.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Basil Sands, who is also the author. I am not usually for authors reading their own books, unless it is a biography. This is an exception, because the author just happens to be a talented narrator as well. Who better to understand the voices and emotions of his characters. He has a great pace and solid energy throughout. A few voices get a little too high, but that is me nit-picking. I would definitely look for more of his work!
Overall this is a great collection and I hope Mr Sands finds time to create more short stories.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
A few thoughts. I'm impressed by the fact that Basil Sands writes, narrates, and publishes his own work. His work is original with lining up along present day events. The stories are pretty hard-core sci fi-ish with raunchy language. I think in the first story, "Geeks Rule" it's message would have gotten teh same point across without the derogatory wording. This audiobook was pretty intense and ambitious.
I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an honest review.