Port of Refuge

Storm Ketchum Adventures, Book 2
Narrated by: Bob Johnson
Series: Storm Ketchum Adventures, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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Welcome to Port of Refuge - another light and quirky island mystery steeped in Outer Banks culture, from the author who took you to Port Starbird.

Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to Hatteras Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, generally prefers to stay close to home and mind his own business - but he unexpectedly finds himself entangled with a cult-like coven of modern-day Roanoke Island witches when a relative of his paramour meets an untimely end on church property. Is the High Priestess of the Croatoan Covenant Church really in contact with the departed spirits of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island? Are the members of her church really from both this world and the next? Or is she just a con artist preying on gullible Wiccan acolytes - and is she a killer? A desire to provide closure for the family drives Ketch to once again call on his amateur sleuthing skills to conjure up answers to these and other questions, in the process risking the physical and spiritual well-being of both himself and the one he loves.

Join Ketch, his loyal dog Jack, and his Kinnakeet Boatyard friends as they embark on a bewitching new adventure in the picturesque Outer Banks, where intrigue continues to cast its spell on them all.

©2015 Garrett Dennis (P)2017 Garrett Dennis

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Enjoyable Adventure

Port of Refuge was an enjoyable story with a steady pace. I like how the Author incorporates the history of the Outer Banks into his tale and since I have visited that area some things were familiar to me which made it all the more interesting. Bob Johnson's narration brought the characters to life and I was able to distinguish between them easily which I like. I will definitely be purchasing more of both Author and Narrators work in the future. I was given a free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fun, exciting book.

Audio version.
It strikes me that there doesn't seem to be a explanation for the stars that are given. So I thought I'd start giving my take on it.
1 horrible no redeeming qualities. So far I've never given a 1.
2 blah but there are redeeming qualities.
3 ok worth reading.
4 great but there's something off.
5 loved it.

So now about this story. It took me awhile to get through this, (See what I had to say about narrator). This is the first book I've Listened/read, by Garrett Dennis but it won't be the last. It is a little confusing as it refers to the previous book many times. I can't wait for more of this series, I want to say more about this story but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I won't do it to you by going into details.
Now about the narrator... I'm afraid he put me to sleep many times. I couldn't listen for more than about 20 minutes or so without nodding off. A nice voice but too soothing.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Witty, Romantic, Wonderful characters, Great world building, Unpredictable, original, Entertaining, Action-packed, Twisted, Funny.
Bookshelves/tags:
adult, angst, contemporary, humorous, mystery, romance, series, suspense
This Audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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More fun!

outer-banks, amateur-sleuth, mystery, action-adventure, friendship, verbal-humor -----
The previous adventure is slipped into this one so that there are no serious gaps in understanding the characters or their bonding, and although the first one was good, this one is even better. The story line is different from most, the location is not ordinary either, and the characters certainly are. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, but that can't begin to prepare you for all the suspense and laughs. Excellent read!
I have it in Whispersync, and I think that Bob Johnson does a fantastic audio interpretation.

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must buy this series

I was gifted this Audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author /narrator
Another excellent story written by Garrett Dennis. He is great at character, plot, and storyline development. The story kept my interest the entire time with Ketch, Kari, and the gang.
Bob Johnson did a fantastic job with bringing the characters to life.
This book can be read on its own but I'd recommend reading The books in order.

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Interesting Plaot and a Fast Fun Read

I enjoyed listening this second book about Ketch, Kari, and their circle of friends It has a very interesting plot, developed around very unique and quirky characters. The story moves along a good pace, and interesting read/listen. If you like tales with lots of interesting tidbits of information in them you'll love this collection. A great way to pass the time. Port of Refuge can stand alone, but reading Port Starbird first adds a lot to the experience and background on the characters
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Note: When selecting books to read or listen to for reviews I try and select authors and stories that interest me. Sometimes I am fortunate and other times not so fortunate. Either way, I try to review the books with integrity.

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Book 2

Excellent second story with great character, plot, and storyline development. The story kept my interest the entire time with Ketch, Kari, and the gang. The audio narrator did a fantastic job. This book can be read on its own but I'd recommend reading The books in order.

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Great

very enjoyable. looking forward to the book
If it is anything like this
one it should be great as well.

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  • Vj
  • 12-29-19

Nice Mystery

I got this from the author to review this audiobook,
This is the first book I have read from this author and I really enjoy it. Well written, nice characters, with a complicated plot. a little slow and long for my like. There is action and adventure in this novel, toss in a murder, and a mystery for more excitement!. I like the way it unraveled and with a nice narration.

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Interesting history lesson

I loved the first book in the series, but I had a lot of trouble with the second book. There was the same obvious love of the area and the same relaxed story-telling, but I found the anti-religion angle to be very off-putting. So much so that I chose not to continue reading/listening to the series.

The main villain in this book was a cult leader who claimed to be a witch. Storm continued his private investigator role and was trying to determine what had really happened to the aunt of his girlfriend. He found a lot of weird things and had a very unfriendly encounter with two of the women from the cult. There was also a strand of the historical mystery about the lost colony of Roanoke woven into the story.

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Interesting tale!

A fine story of loss, love, while dealing with who-done-it scenarios and sex thrown in.

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  • Mac
  • 12-12-19

Fabulous

Another brilliant book, I really loved this. Amazing characters and great storyline.
The narrator is pretty good too.
I highly recommend this audio book.
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