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Mythology, mystery, and a monster.

It’s October 1920. On Floodwood Pond, deep in the heart of the Adirondacks, two scientist argue as they paddle in search of long-lost Native American artifacts. They are both members of the prestigious Strabo society, but that’s where their similarity ends. Anthony Cardonas is a rigidly self-righteous old-school explorer with political ambitions who becomes increasingly frustrated with the starry-eyed mysticism of his younger companion, Alistair Wulver. The animosity between them escalates into violence in the trackless wilderness, and a murder triggers an unstoppable chain of events.

©2021 Pete Kennedy (P)2021 Pete Kennedy

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Audio version further elevates already great story

Full disclosure: I am related to the author. I am also an avid reader and very discerning when it comes to fiction. I would not blow smoke! That said, I read the book and loved it, and then I listened to the audio version. The author, Pete Kennedy, reads his own work very comfortably, and, as an accomplished musician, even composed original guitar music to serve as a sort of occasional soundtrack in the form of bumpers, going in and out of chapters. This feature, and the pleasing manner in which the narration is delivered, make an already engaging action-adventure novel even more captivating and refreshing in its audio form.

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Lots of layers to this adventure

Pete Kennedy gives us a modern good vs bad adventure full of literary allusions, cultural references, and spiritual grounding. Ancient artifacts, the Dalai Lama, the Kumari Devi of Kathmandu, geographers, geishas, transcendent beings, crossbows, upstate New York, Kyoto, and the Witches' cat from Macbeth are all in here. Kennedy wraps everything in a nonstop adventure story that is constantly on the move. There must be eight hours worth of adventure packed into four hours of book.

As a fan of Pete's virtuoso guitar playing and musical knowledge, I was delighted to discover his narrative creativity and see all these other areas of his expertise. He knows a lot about a lot! Fun, fast-paced, but also with some things to think about.

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Floodwood

Good story, winds across several continents and beliefs.
Pete also provides the soundtrack, switching between some esoteric instruments during chapter transitions, keeping the themes.