Forbidden Island

Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (518 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

International best-selling author Jeremy Robinson has been compared to both Matthew Reilly and Stephen King. In Forbidden Island, he brings the characters and plotting of the fastest paced thrillers together with mind-bending imaginative horrors.

Seeking to contact humanity's lost tribe....

On the precipice of a cliff, contemplating suicide, dishonorably discharged US Army Ranger Rowan Baer is invited to provide security to a research team visiting the most dangerous island in the world - North Sentinel Island in the Sea of Bengal. Seeking redemption, he accepts.

Living among Amazon rainforest tribes, eccentric Israeli anthropologist Talia Mayer is recruited to study the island's elusive inhabitants - the Sentinelese - who have resided on the tropical island since the dawn of mankind. Seeing the chance of a lifetime, she joins the team.

On the run from his past, Palestinian linguist Mahdi Barakat is given little choice: join the expedition and make contact with the Sentinelese, or be left to face the men tracking him down. Afraid for his life, he finds safe harbor halfway around the world.

As part of an expedition funded by the Indian government and supported by a local resort millionaire, the team struggles to make contact with the Sentinelese, a tribal people renowned for their violence, strange behavior, and mysterious ways. But when the expedition's yacht strikes a reef, and sinks, the team finds themselves stranded on an island few people have ever set foot on and survived, an island that they quickly discover is home to far more than primitive tribal people.

...They uncover the very source of evil.

©2017 Jeremy Robinson (P)2018 Jeremy Robinson

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GOOD LORD

It's been quite a while since I started listening to something that put my whole day on hold. This story did the trick, though! Right from the top I was completely drawn in by Robinson's characters and the bizarre and thrilling situations they kept finding themselves in. I found this tale to be highly unique and difficult to guess at what might happen next; I also thought the characters were so fully fleshed out, that I felt I knew them even before midway through. Jeffry Kafer delivers a truly phenomenal performance, absolutely nailing the accents with perfection and (seeming) ease! 'Forbidden Island' is one story I might actually have to listen to again, to really get the full effect! I would recommend this one to absolutely anyone who enjoys horror/mystery/thriller genre content.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Struggled throughout

At first I thought I just didn't enjoy the authors writing style but after researching realized that I have listened to a handful of his books in the past which I did enjoy, perhaps this is just outside my wheelhouse, but I do listen to a wide range of genres. Writing was repetitive and got to a point that I could predict the next sentence almost word for word. The narrator, in my opinion, has a good voice for it but his reading cadence was often distracting, seemed to not emphasize properly, and had a bad habit of down-speaking the end of every sentence which I could not un-hear once it was noticed.

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Dolphin calls drizzled in terror fuel!

This book was great. The characters were all fleshed out well and though the reasons for them being together were kind of basic, the elementary quality of the plot stopped there. The island and its inhabitants were quality and they were terrifying. The twists and attempts at explanation, the preview of the end, the end, and the idea that there could be more intrigue outside of the boundaries of the book made me want more. The idea that there could be an island or a tribe of people like this is the stuff of nightmares. I can not remember reading or listening to a book quite like this before. And the writing and narration were top notch. Great job guys.
Dolphin calls drizzled in terror fuel indeed!

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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Great Story!

This is one of my favorite Jeremy Robinson books to date. This has all of the creativity and fast pace typical of his work, plus a touch of truth, and a redemption story. There is so much to internalize with this book, I simply love it!

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good book

I received this book free of charge for an honest review.. still robinson but not what im used to from him. solid story and narration but just didnt get the vibe as from others. probably due to the lack of sciencey stuff. characters were decent and acceptable for who they were supposed to be. stoner island idea was good though.

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Not the best from Mr.Robinson

Having listened to several of Mr. Robinson's offerings, this one looked interesting. Upon conclusion and review, it is not nearly as good as some of these others IMHO.

Conceptually it works, but the devil is always in the details, and there is the challenge. Gratuitous references, random violence that does not move the story forward, and at times overly dramatic reading all combine to make this a difficult listen. The story does pose some interesting concepts, to be fair, but they are not clearly made and take far too long to reveal.

Can't recommend this one, unfortunately. I wanted to.

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cool story

The book was ok it had its ups and down but it was enjoyable. just keep up the good stories to have us listening.

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Scary but a lot of fun

The narration is really good. It kept you on the edge of your seat. A government and other parties send out an expedition to try to entreat with an ancient and difficult group of islanders. The islanders turn out to be a little more.

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When the action gets going, it really gets going!

seemed a little slow to start, but then really took off! I ended up really liking this book!

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Another Great Robinson Novel

Forbidden Island was well crafted and suspenseful. The way that Jeremy Robinson crafts his tales are so instigate, he weaves the story like an onion, as you keep reading/listening, it slowly reveals another layer. The revelations that this book contains are amazing and can make one really think about and ponder the possibilities. Awesome!!!

Mr. Kafer again has brought his A game, although, I don’t think I have ever heard anything other than his A game. Great job. Looking forward to more.

I requested a free review copy of this audiobook and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 06-15-18

Gripping thriller of a story

excitement and twists in every turn. thoroughly enjoyed this book and there characters within it.

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  • Rob
  • 02-13-18

A hidden gem

A whirlwind of a book with intense descriptions and exciting encounters - i took one star off as i found it a little repetitive in parts but make no mistake this is a great read!

The narrator was great and i'm familiar with his work on the Jon Reznick series - Kafer has the ability to bring characters to life.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Alex
  • 07-11-18

Hard to get through

Story was ok, pretty weird though.
Not as gruesome or gorey that some of the other reviews would lead you to believe.
reader killed it for me though, his downward inflection is really bad and made me hate the book towards the end.

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 07-30-20

what a gem of a story!

a wonderful way to waste a few hours listening to this fantasy tale...is it real...or drug induced...who knows or cares...it was fun and exciting and totally way off reality..i loved it ! And Jeffrey Kafer as Narrator always delivers !