Venture capitalist John Kincaide's company has developed a memory enhancement drug called ClearThought. The inventor has overdosed on it and claims ClearThought allows him to see past lives. In one of them he claims Kincaide killed him and his lover who has reincarnated and is now involved with Kincaide. He wants her back, and revenge for what Kincaide did to him.
Stones Skipping on Water is not a normal book. Richard Taylor builds a novel around one thing – Clear Thought. A drug that enhances many things – the multiple uses of this drug is staggering, that is until the scientist, Gordon, the mysterious beautiful Vanessa and the rich venture capitalist, John partake of this experimental drug. Then the listener is treated to a novel that makes your head swirl.
Taylor creates a story that both fascinates and entertains but has that feeling of being on a loop that never stops. Karma, destiny or fate – whatever you want to call it drives the loop, as a person there is nothing to stop the loop regardless – Taylor makes you think about the soul, God, reincarnation, destiny, interconnectedness of people and more. The listener will learn and wonder alongside John and Vanessa.
I enjoyed how Taylor created the story, how he developed not only the main characters but their past as well. His ability to show the interconnectedness of lives and how randomness is an illusion.
The book is highly erotic thus putting to rest a doubt I had – the doubt that men can write poetically and flowing through the act with over the top descriptions that are not crude. While well done, I tired of it.
I loved the analogy of skipping stones with the story – well done! This is an action packed thrilling story with romance, sex, a love triangle for all time and revenge. Not one to miss for sure!
The narrator, Paul Heitsch is wonderful. He speaks clearly and concisely projecting the right amount of fear, dread, awe and other emotions. I thought his voice was perfect; he owned the book!
There were no issues with the quality of production of this audio book. It was well done!
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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