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Kane's Cross

Witchfinder, Book 2
Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Series: Witchfinder, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Kane is a burned out soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress. He comes from a dysfunctional family. His parents are divorced, his sister is missing under mysterious circumstances, and his mirror twin half-brothers are displaying disturbing behaviors. It's whilst drowning his sorrows that he meets a strange girl who asks him for help. Under her influence, they embark on a transformative journey together. Soon everything about Kane's life is different. Kane knows he will have to kill their adversaries before they are all murdered. This book may be listened to as a standalone.

©2015 E.M.G. Wixley (P)2016 E.M.G. Wixley

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Interesting, very odd book :) in a good way

This is a very interesting listen.
it definitely kept me entertained.its fast paced. I loved hearing about PSD. I know a lot of people have it, i liked hearing this writers View point of it. The characters in this book are definitely interesting and well written.
I was gratefully provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..

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Narrator was great, but jumpy narrative dinged it

Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBoom.

The narrator did a great job on this. As a new narrator myself, I'm always listening out for how others perform their craft in the hopes that I can pick up something to help me better myself as well. No real complaints here with regard to the narration.

The writing, however, bothered me a little. The story jumped around too much - with the shifts in time jarring to the point that it affected the overall enjoyment of the book. Also, sometimes it was confusing as to what was happening or where it was happening. And the characters didn't feel very fleshed out or even compelling. I understand this was the second book in a series, but I think it was more of a standalone. If I'm mistaken, then perhaps this could partially explain some of the issues I had with the book. But not all of them.

At any rate, the premise was interesting and it certainly had some elements I generally like in a story. But unfortunately, it didn't do an effective job of bringing all those elements together for me.

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Great Follow-Up to Adam's Cross

E.M.G. Wixley provides an excellent follow-up to Adam's Cross. The author continues to provide many twists and turns as well as plot changes that keep you on the edge of your seat. As in book 1, Adam's Cross, the characters are very well written and developed. E.M.G. Wixley keeps the horror coming and manages to create an excellent story line.

Nigel Peever did an great job with his performance of this book. I love his British Accent which made it that much more enjoyable for me. He performs each character brilliantly and provides great tone, pace, inflection and emotion that keep you engaged throughout the entire book.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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on the edge of your seat..

I must say I truly enjoyed it.. scarry and intriguing story.. great narration .

I received this audible edition for free for my honest review..

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Wickedly Weird!

In this book the reader/listener meets Kane an ex-military man. He meets a young lady Poppy whom he helps. She reminds him of his sister who disappeared. He and Poppy grow close. Kane suffers from delusions and occasionally gets violent. Poppy sticks with him and they are an interesting couple between his PTSD and her own secrets. Neither one of them is really fit to work and face society.
Like the first book in the series there’s plenty of material to twist the mind and the plot takes many turns. Strange happenings and action are woven into the story taking this volume to the next level. I listened to book 1 first but the way this book is written it’s not necessary to read it first, although, I advise it because Adam’s story is revealed and he’s important in book 2 as well. This story is for readers/listeners who enjoy horror and can stomach gory scenes. It’s difficult to find an author who can balance gore and great story. E.M.G Wixley is a pro at it.
Nigel Peever narrates this volume. It took me some time to get used to his voice, mostly because of the British accent. Accents always take me awhile and I prefer listening without them. That said I enjoyed the sounds effects he adds to intensify the story and his pacing is excellent. It’s not often a narrator adds all the extras he did. Well done!

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  • Jess
  • Alabama
  • 08-14-19

Story line was good

I really liked the story. Had I read this instead of an audio book it would have been much better. I didn’t like the narrator. A lot of times he was so full of emotions like crying that I struggled to even hear what he said as he read. Many times there would be back ground music or noises that went along with the story, but was so loud I couldn’t hear what he was saying. The story was good and as long as it’s a different narrator, I’ll listen to more.

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A great continuation of an amazing series. Wow.

After reading the first book I was hooked and quickly started this next chapter of Adam and his creepy and vengeful doll Matthew and the so called witches of the world. One thing I've really enjoyed from this series is the emotions of all the character and how they are portrayed in a realistic every day nature. I found myself feeling for every character and loving some while really hating others. I was cheering and upset at others. E.M.G has been a masterful at controlling the wild river of emotions and events into a very interesting and well paced read. You start on one side and finish rooting for the other. Excited for what awaits after the cliffhanger to continue the story in book three.

The narrator change caught me off guard but after a while I didnt seem to notice it. Nigel did a good job.

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A rollercoaster one

I received this book for an honest review

This one for me was pretty peculiar, it wasn't a bad book, now for me it felt a little too weird and forced at parts, maybe it's just that there were so much things happening and for some reason at the beginning the characters were so unexciting. I thought a lot about just leaving it.

I do had my complicated relationship with this one, because Kane was obnoxious, I wanted to kill him right away, don't know why, Adam's inclusion at the time felt so wrong and for me wasn't at smoothly as it should have been maybe. It did have a little more sense as time progressed and all, by the end the characters at least Kane were less hateful.

One character I hated was Poppy, she was weird and bland but for me this wasn't a good thing totally opposite, she was trying hard I can tell it's just she didn't sit well with me.

An interesting part was the lore thing on the story they were trying to pull, about the women and the witches, it was a good idea on there, just a little fast on the development, but it did an interesting narrative for a while with these concept.

In an all, the story was pretty fumbled and it was hard to keep everything in check or a straight timeline of events since a lot of things happened not only on the past but lots were happening in the time they were trying to solve, so for me it was a little confusing.

The narrator didn't click with me either, maybe this just aggravated the situation for this one since I was just wanting to get to the end so I didn't have to hear his voice anymore, he wasn't quite good for this type of book, it was a little torture with his voice acting, but since he narrates the third one too, I will do my best.

Not the best one on the series, but not that bad either, maybe the combination between story and voice wasn't ideal and that did tarnish the experience a little.

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  • Kim
  • Alabama
  • 08-07-19

Creepy!!

Kane's Cross follows Adam's Cross, yet it can still be read as a stand alone. It is a continuation set many years in the future. It is an engrossing fantasy storyline with many twists and turns and introduces another element to the series.

Nigel Peevers is the narrator. Nigel tends to add a depth to his narrations rather than just vocally narrate them. All characters were clearly defined and he didn't disappoint with sound effects as needed. As is typical of Nigel, he did a superb job! I haven't known him to do any less in past reviews of his work.

Looking forward to seeing how this storyline continues to unfold.

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Excellent Story!

This fantastical tale is extremely well written and the narration is impeccable as always from the talented Nigel Peever.

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  • Daddy Bear
  • 08-23-16

Another book brought to life by Nigel

Nigel Peever once again brings a story to life with his engaging reading. The characters are vivid in the listener's mind through his interpretation, and his calm and measured narration keeps the listener reassured.
I'd like to hear more audiobooks from Nigel Peever.

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  • ZOE R
  • 08-01-19

Kane's Cross

This audio book follows around Kane's traumatic experience of witnessing and shouldering of the guilt for his friends death in Afghanistan smoothly opens up revealing depth of emotion .The characters are carefully revealed and are truly believable as are the situations and experiences that unfold

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  • Jonathan
  • 06-26-19

A dark adventure

Excellently written and performed, the book expands upon the story of the first book adding context to the events of the first whilst maintaining the dark and forbidding atmosphere.

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  • Helen
  • 06-16-19

Great storyline

Thank you really enjoyed listening to the book keep me wanting more
Can’t wait for book 3

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  • deafmick
  • 06-12-19

I liked all e m g wixley audio books 10 out 10 I hope there is lots more to come

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  • willee
  • 09-08-16

Deep

What made the experience of listening to Kane's Cross the most enjoyable?

This is a fairly decent somewhat deep story with great characters, Kane, Poppy and Oliver. The story is based on PTSD, good witch and the church really good last quarter of the book. The narration was exceptional. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Thank you.

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  • Katherine Martin
  • 08-23-16

Poignant story complimented by the narration

If you could sum up Kane's Cross in three words, what would they be?

Sensitive, Poignant, Gripping

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kane - the depth of emotion and character was really rich and the narration reflected this well.

Have you listened to any of Nigel Peever’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not yet but I will be interested to look at other titles as I really enjoyed the tone and delivery - very respectful to the text.

Any additional comments?

Overall a great book and a great partnership between story and reader. I hope the reader gets to continue with this style as it was really enjoyable. A must-have for a long car journey!

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 07-09-19

Kane or Adam?

*Some spoilers, buy nothing to give away the story!!**
Adams Cross was the first book. Kanes Cross is the second. It does follow Kane, but also follows Adam... I am also confused about several time line events. Such as in the first book Adam crushes the doll. Yet it returns here. Which is totally fine because it adds on the mystery of the doll. But then a chapter or two later, once it switches back to Kanes perspective it talks about how Adam gave the twins the doll. Why would Adam do that? Plus Adam was too busy to give the doll to them yet. So when did it happen?

The narration was decent- different than the first book. The sound effects were amazing!! But I had to keep turning my volume up for the female voices and down for the rest. I could have done without the cave echo in the beginning, it made it sound like the recording was not done right, but once I realized it was sound effect from being "in a cave" it wasn't quite so bad.

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  • Deedra
  • 01-06-17

Kanes cross

I didn't like this as much as the first one.There seemed to be too many characters to keep track of and the story wandered.I LOVED the narrator,Nigel Patterson!I was given this book free by the author,narrator or the publisher.

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