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Brownstone Audiobook

Brownstone: The Jack Elliot Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

What secret could destroy the world and…would you let it out?

"Dean Kutzler's Brownstone is a tense thriller, wrapping history, religious fervor and ever-present danger in a cloak of psychological suspense. It will have you turning pages deep into the night." - Graham Brown - bestselling author of The Eden Prophecy

The key to the world's fate discovers a devastating secret that has been divinely hidden since the days of Genesis. As the centuries passed, what was once common knowledge of our ancient origins became purposefully hidden within the lies of clergy.

Jack Elliot - a journalist, living in Montréal - returns to his hometown of New York City to pay respect to his dying uncle. Jack soon learns foul play is at hand when he finally gets to visit dear Uncle Terry. The poor man has had a severe stroke, and, is struggling to talk to his favorite nephew.

Or, at least, that, is what Jack thinks.

Uncle Terry wasn't struggling to talk to Jack, and, what happens next, sends Jack spiraling down a web of mystery. He gets more than he bargained for, on his trip home, when he finds himself entrenched in not one, but, two, murder cases, where he's the prime suspect.

What Jack doesn't know is that amidst all the murder, an organization created at the beginning of time has been patiently waiting for him to...ripen! They have big plans for Jack in this mystery and suspense filled book - plans that are tied back to the very beginning of mankind - and, if they find him, the world will be immeasurably changed most certainly not for the better.

Brownstone is loaded with plot twist and resonates heavily with such thriller books in the tradition of James Rollins and Sigma Force, Dan Brown and the Robert Langdon Series, and Clive Cussler with the Dirk Pitt Adventures. Brownstone challenges the very core beliefs each of us holds, deep down inside, questioning the very fabric of our existence.

©2014 Dean Kutzler (P)2017 Dean Kutzler

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    Muraenidae 03-13-17
    Muraenidae 03-13-17
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    "Jack and the Bene Elohim"

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
    Probably not, but only because the mystery books I like my friends often don’t. Everyone is comparing this to Dan Brown’s book and while I did read that, I did it begrudgingly. I would be more inclined to recommend this book over “The Da Vinci Code.”

    Who was your favorite character and why?
    Harold the cabbie. He just seemed like what I would expect a typical cabbie to be. Enjoyed their drive time banter and the rest of their interactions.

    Who was your least character and why?
    Moe. I assume he is a grown adult and said cray cray. I cannot stand that word.

    What about Tom Lennon’s performance did you like?
    I enjoyed his voice and thought his cadence and tone was good for the story. I did notice that he mispronounced a few words which bothered me. Every now and then I thought someone else was narrating the story so he had some accents that totally threw me off which was a nice bonus.

    Any additional comments?
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Zoe 03-12-17
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    I received a free copy for an unbiased review.


    I really enjoyed this book, it grabbed me from the first page to the last page I can't wait for Jacks next adventure.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Read with the Twist and Turns you'll Love"

    I found this book to be an exciting read (listen) Vivid details that gives you the feeling you are there.. It kept me intrigued through out. It take a while to get started but then the author did a wonderful job of keeping you interested and involved.
    For those looking for the next series to read this may be it.


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

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. Christian C. 02-20-17

    Christian C.

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    "Well-crafted and thought-provoking."

    For readers who enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code,"  Brownstone is sure to delight. Jack Elliott is a journalist who unwittingly becomes the target of an ancient covert religious order. Tripping through present-day New York City, he uncovers evidence of a centuries-old coverup that could rock the foundations of Christianity. He also learns of dark family secrets which cause him to question many of his beliefs. And all the while, he's being hunted down like prey.

    The beginning moved a little slowly for my taste, but it picked up speed before midway through. The ending left me feeling satisfied, whilst setting the stage for the next installment (which I'm yearning to begin). Narrator, Tom Lennon, does a marvelous job here. There were a couple of mispronounced words (such as "carotid"), but in no way did they affect the context or my understanding of the story. I increased the narration speed to 1.05%. Overall, very well done!

    I received a promotional copy of this audiobook for free in exchange for an unbiased review. Many thanks to the narrator for this opportunity!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Dawnatarr 02-16-17
    Dawnatarr 02-16-17
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    "A mystery with grit"
    What did you love best about Brownstone?

    I enjoyed the twists and turns this book provided. The magic and religious beliefs intertwine.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. You never know where the next twist is going to occur. The characters are all well written.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Lennon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. This is another great read from Mr. Lennon. He always brings the characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it's a little to long for one sitting.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    kelly watley 02-15-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Loved it. !!"

    ‘I loved this book, it twisted and turned me until I was as tightly wound as a corkscrew! A chilling tale that will have you terrified to answer a knock at your door. I mean seriously don't read this book in the dark on your own! … I literally could not put this book down.’ 

    "I was provided this audio book at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBoom dot com".  


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jenniferk sc 02-13-17
    Jenniferk sc 02-13-17 Member Since 2010

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    "Unique new approach to biblical mystery"
    If you could sum up Brownstone in three words, what would they be?

    Biblical thriller mystery


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack was my favorite character because he has a whimsical personality.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Lennon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard any of his narration before but he was quite good in this book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I did at several points throughout this book. There are many twists and turns that range everywhere from shocking to comical.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. This is my honest and unbiased review.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 02-02-17
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 02-02-17 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,250 helpful votes on Amazon, over 410 helpful votes on Audible, own 650+ Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books!

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    "Very Listenable. Good Lead. needs plot development"
    Where does Brownstone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is very listenable. In my opinion, it needs a bit more polish regards plot. It's complicated. With that being said, I can picture this as a great series in coming works. Jack Elliot is likeable.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dean Kutzler before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't. His work is promising though.


    What does Tom Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I have listened to many of Tom Lennon's Audible projects. I have nothing but praise for his abilities. He can conjure distinctive voices for individual characters. He can convey emotions - fear, stress, excitement, etc. as demanded by the writer. Pleasant voice, easily understandable and most importantly, as I've aged, he speaks clearly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I had to go back and repeat sections. Sometimes I lost the "gist" of the story. That's what I mean regarding a bit more polish being needed. Not sure I can explain it any better.


    Any additional comments?

    This can be compared to works by Dan Brown. It is an enjoyable listen.

    Dean Kutzler has talent. Tom Lennon is always a pleasure to listen to. I was able to finish listening to Brownstone. I will keep an eye out for more in this series.

    Thanks for the opportunity to review it!

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost. Which I can only assume was voluntary on his part. I am happy to give my honest review of it. I think I'm suppose to mention how reviewing this was voluntary on my part too.

    THANK YOU TOM LENNON!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gusbuster Detroit, MI 03-21-17
    Gusbuster Detroit, MI 03-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Magic, religion, intrigue and suspense"
    If you could sum up Brownstone in three words, what would they be?

    Intensely, suspenseful mystery.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not my favorite category of books, but one that I find favorites in now and then. I received the book for free to review, and didnt have expectations, but I was sucked in and couldnt stop listening.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Lennon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Solid and enjoyable, as usual


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nothing particular, but constantly twisting plot, lots of suspense, and plenty to keep you engaged.


    Any additional comments?

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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brett 03-20-17
    Brett 03-20-17
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    "Hard to put down!"
    What did you love best about Brownstone?

    Action starts off fairly quickly and I for one had no idea where the plot was going - Great!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harold the cab driver. Jack is likable, that's really important, but Harold is the guy I would want to have a cup of coffee with. Prince of a guy.


    What about Tom Lennon’s performance did you like?

    Harold. He really got into the role and had fun with it. Made it fun to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    There is much about the plot that can't hold up to close examination. Unanswered questions and just plain illogical moves by Jack at times, however you are on such a fast exciting ride at the time you don't notice. You need to remember this is entertainment, not meant to be a historical documentary. Will be buying second in this series as soon as it is out.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Doug Monk
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    2/27/17
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    "More twists than fusilli pasta!!"
    Any additional comments?

    First of all I have to say the following:
    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
    Now I have that out the way,I can tell you that I found this to be a well written and an exciting read that had me hooked from the start. If you're a fan of Sam Bourne, Dan Brown or Steve Berry then this book is right up your street. Set against the backdrop of modern day New York, this fast paced biblical conspirisy thriller will take you on a twisting turning journey before revealing the final - and biggest plot twist of all!
    Brownstone was more than ably narrated by the excellent Tom Lennon and I can honestly say I'm very much looking forward to reading the rest of the upcoming series.

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