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The Calling Tree Audiobook

The Calling Tree: Book One

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Dominick Dunn is in people acquisition. When the phone rings he shuffles off to the far corners of the globe to retrieve the captured, then turns them over to his employer. He doesn't actually believe these people are immortal, but the pay is good and he likes to travel. Despite rumors that his quarry meets an unthinkable fate at the hands of his employer, he's content with his lot in life. Aaron Wessker is miserable. His life has not gone according to plan. Trapped in a dead end job bartending in Vegas, he longs for a family he lacks, or at least the possibility of a girlfriend. Their lives are about to intersect, causing them both to rethink their place in the world. More importantly they will have to change their opinions of the possibility of immortality. Unfortunately for both of them they will have to do this very quickly. Dunn's quarry is also being pursued by something much more deadly than his employers. Dominick Dunn is about to become the hunted and Aaron's world is about to be turned on its side.

©2014 C. F. Waller (P)2017 C. F. Waller

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    trixie 09-10-17
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Very different from books I have listen to. I love addition of biblical history intertwined with mythology. The pacing is great and the action kept me on the edge of my seat. Definitely recommend .


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    April H. Kansas 10-19-17
    April H. Kansas 10-19-17 Member Since 2010
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    "The Calling Tree"

    The Calling Tree
    : C. F. Waller

    Book 1 of the calling tree series. The listener is taken into a world where immortals, short timers, and age frozen beings collide. The twists and turns keep you in suspense. A bit of humor lightens the mood. This was something different than I normally listen to. I'm sure others will like it.


    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Wyatt Baker.



    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.


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    Anonymous 10-16-17
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    "Immortals"

    The possibilities that there are immortals walking around among us is amazing. Aaron is so similar to his parents that he has no reelection of. It goes to show that you are your father's child.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    Tyler U. 10-12-17
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    "Great start of an interesting series"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    This was a fantastic book about immortality and the human condition. The book had a lot of characters and, at times, that was challenging to keep straight, but it never detracted from the experience. The narrator was decent. He had good inflection, and didn't sound like he was just reading aloud. I'll admit it was not a predictable story and I didn't know where things were going, but I sure wanted to stick with it and find out. To me, that is the true sign of a good book.

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    CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER 10-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    Good book. Very twisty turn-y. I enjoyed it a lot.

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    Tiffany Fox Grand Prairie, TX 09-10-17
    Tiffany Fox Grand Prairie, TX 09-10-17
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    "Another FANTASTIC novel by CF Waller"

    Have you ever listened too or read a novel where you thought it was going in one direction and went a completely different way? C.F. Waller is becoming one of my favorite authors quickly. Every time I listen or read another one of his novels I think I'm not going to enjoy it as much as his others and BAM, it ends up being better than the one I had already finished. The Calling Tree is an excellent novel about immortality. Wyatt Baker does an amazing job at expressing emotions and making each character unique.

    At first not having read much on what this book was actually about and just seeing who the author was, I was thinking it was going to have some kind of vampire or other twist to it when I realized immortality was one of the main themes throughout the novel, but if that is what you are looking for then The Calling Tree is not the book for you! However, if you like novels about immortality, the true nature of humans, history and family, then The Calling Tree is a must add to your list. I read a lot of books addressing the whole immortality subject. Whether it be vampires, werewolves, making a name for themselves through art, writing or something else. There are tons on the subject, but I haven't read one until now where the subject isn't over blown, it just simply is a matter of living. This is how I would think an immortal would live their life.

    You should really listen to this audio book! So far I have to admin my recommendations to now say you need to listen and read everything by C.F. Waller because I can't just pick one book from his collection that I like the most!

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    tearai New Zealand 09-05-17
    tearai New Zealand 09-05-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Superb read! Another C F Waller winner!"
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    This is the third CF Waller book I have listened to, and like the two before it, I wasn't disappointed in any way. The story is original and ultimately very convincing. The characters, all of them, are well defined, have strong backstories and contribute to the overall story line appropriately. As seems usual for Waller, he consistently feeds you snippets of information about the characters, sucking you in to their lives without revealing everything in one go. The premise for the story is strong and (for me) unique and it held my attention all the way through. I especially like the reveal at the end of the book that gave me that sense of satisfaction you get when a character you like discovers the truth about their own life.The book does start a bit slowly, but bear with it, because it is a good one.The one negative I would have would be the narration, but not enough to stop me purchasing future books narrated by the same person.My thanks go to CF Waller for providing me this book in return for an unbiased review.

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    Mary E aka Lockette Minneapolis, MN 09-02-17
    Mary E aka Lockette Minneapolis, MN 09-02-17
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    "Absolutely Fabulous!"
    If you could sum up The Calling Tree in three words, what would they be?

    Mysterious people show up and soon Aaron Wessker is in the middle of a fight for immortality.


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

    Yes, there was action nonstop throughout. Never knew what would happen next.


    Which character – as performed by Wyatt Baker – was your favorite?

    Bea.


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

    Made me laugh as some things were just so silly.


    Any additional comments?

    Great supernatural audiobook, great narrator, nonstop action. Just wonderful!

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    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 09-02-17
    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 09-02-17
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    "Silver & gold glitter!"

    Since they say that glitter is the herpes of the crafting world I have to point out that immortals are the heroes of the earth in this book! Just can't get rid of them! Terminator style crazies!
    I love Waller! Such a great storyteller! Always original. I loved that this book has so much history in it too. It never hurts to learn while reading or listening to fiction!
    Great first book in a series & I can't wait for more!
    Thanks for such an enjoyable ride!
    Great narration too!

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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    WizGeek; ArtfulCutie 08-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story ...painful listen"
    If you could sum up The Calling Tree in three words, what would they be?

    I enjoyed the book but whether due to the narrator or the way it was written, I often lost track of who was who. Written in first person alternately from the VP of two differnt men, I had a difficult time keeping track of who was talking. They were separated by chapter but that is not as evident when you are listening rather than reading.


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

    Despite the narrator's droning voice, I enjoyed the storyline which was always interesting. Immortals, semi-immortals and we puny humans...what's not to like?


    Would you be willing to try another one of Wyatt Baker’s performances?

    No! Narrator was terrible, I will never but another audible book narrated by him.


    Any additional comments?

    I would absolutely buy another book by C.F. Waller but not in audible format.

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