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Poseidon's Children

The Legacy of the Gods, Book 1
Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
Series: Legacy of the Gods, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current - high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that's just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes...at least, he thinks it was a shark. And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse. Now, to stop the carnage, Larry and his newfound friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.

©2012 Seventh Star Press (P)2019 Seventh Star Press

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Poseidon's Children

First off Salzman does an excellent job narrating this book. There was so many characters that I don't know how he comes up with all the different voices for them but he did. That being said I realize Greek mythology is full of sex and gore and this book does not disappoint in that aspect. But I found the story line itself hard to keep up with there was just too many main characters in too many areas.

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 09-30-19

Mythology mash-up!

Definitely not your usual shark attack tale. We are treated to a unique mixture of paranormal shape-shifters, mythological beings, archeological mysteries, and horror sea creatures all located on an isolated island. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? There’s an odd mash-up of Greek, Norse, and quasi-mythological elements, but it works well for the tale. It’s a slow starter to be sure, and there are plenty of characters to keep track of, but once all the introductions are made and the monsters make their appearance it gets interesting. It’s promoted as the first book of a series but it could stand on its own. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Think American werewolf in London meets a shark in New Englan

So imagine vacationing in a beautiful town by the sea. What would happen if there were creatures lurking in the water near that town...creatures that were half man half fish and could transform at will. Lost civilizations on the ocean floor. Monsters and thugs, murders and mysteries. A country to be overtaken by war an the surprise ending of endings leaving room for so much more. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Good Story

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
It was a little to horror suspense for me I tend to more fantasy fluff but it was a good offering for those who prefer their reads more thriller or horror based. I felt the beginning jumped between points of view and I got a little lost but everything started to make since as I kept listening. It was a good story just not fluffy like I tend to prefer.

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I couldn't stop listening.

Truely enjoyed this book. I listened for the first three hours straight. The narrator keeps the story smoothly moving. The characters are intriguing loved the horror. So well written. It's truely worthy of 5 stars. It is so professionally written and a great engaging story line.

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I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Oof, so first of all, I'm not really into suspense/thriller stuff but I got this for free and wanted to give a review in thanks. I will not be listening to this again because it's horror and I don't like horror. But I think for people who do like horror they'll like this.

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Not what I was expecting

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

As the title says, it's not what I was expecting, but that isn't a bad thing in this case. I often take long road trips and will listen to books while driving. If the book isn't overly interesting my mind will wander away to other thoughts. That didn't happen with this book, My passenger and I couldn't wait to get back in the truck and keep listening every time we had to stop. Well written, easy to follow, well developed characters and story line. I truly enjoyed this book.

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  • Brian
  • ANN ARBOR, MI
  • 09-18-19

Intriguing Premise And Solid Horror

When the scientific community uncovers the existence of the ruins of "maybe Atlantis", it creates quite a stir. The scientists work to protect their stake in the action while a group of individuals known as 'Poseidon's Children' being stirring in earnest. People being dying from attacks that appear to be sharks or other sea creatures but they're occurring on land. So while the heroes of the story attempt to save others from these creatures and get to the bottom of what they are, where they're from and what they want, the creatures themselves work on regaining their control over the land dwellers rekindling a war from thousands of years ago. But it's not that simple as there are factions in each side of the conflict who want different things out of it from revenge for thousands of years to revenge for recent deaths to just having the ability to stay out of it and be left alone. The action is great, the narration is great, and the story takes a little bit for it to make sense, but is certainly exciting from the get go as the author starts with the aftermath of several attacks. I recommend this and look forward to the opportunity to potentially listen to the subsequent entries in the series.

I received the review code for this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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I am hooked

I enjoy stories that borrow from mythology and weave a world almost believable. it starts out like an old episode of the X-Files then we get more of an inside view of the happenings. there was enough gore to keep it interesting and now I want to see where this story is going in the next book. I will say that I requested this book from the publisher as it appealed to my interests, and I voluntarily left this review.

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Powerful

I don't want to give away to much but this book was phenomenal and the plot was on point. The characters are strong and believable. The narrator was absolutely amazing. When they find parts of Atlantis all hell breaks loose releasing unknown underwater creatures who have a thirst for blood. Do not miss this book I could not stop listening to it. I had to know who was going to get killed or what was going to go down. I received this audio book at my request and I am glad I did. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. Worth the money. Wow!

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  • Dan Raskoll
  • 10-25-19

Poseidon's Children The Legacy of the Gods

If you love character-driven stories, sea monsters and billionaires being eaten alive while a story draws you into the middle of an ancient myth,then you will love Poseidon's Children The Legacy of the Gods a great book filled with action and adventure, sea monsters, characters to love and hate, and mysteries from the deep,Poseidon's Children The Legacy of the Gods, is a really great story with a perfect narrator voice for the book brings alive a brilliant setting with creepy locals isolated on a gloomy island and a lot more to scare you to the end




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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-18-19

I will make you fishers of men.

Colonial Bay, picturesque tourist location, and a young couple, one the son of a New York based multi billionaire, become victim to an apparent shark attack, the remains of the bodies not found until the see a bed is dragged. Part of the attack had been observed by an artist, Larry, vacationing on the island with girlfriend, Peggy, his mental state already shaken after he'd failed to prevent the suicide of a former loved some years before. Meanwhile, another couple, Carole and Alan, archaeologists, had found a vast underwater city which, they believe, could only be Atlantis. But with funds running out, they need to visit their benefactor, the just bereaved father. And all three head for Colonial Bay.

This fishy horror story, told from numerous perspectives, is a cleverly woven tale told by overview, and is extremely effective in slowly building an almost cinematic vision, with haunting.visuals and character thumbnails. Dramatic from the very first pages, it is, nevertheless, hard to really enter into the story because of the introduction of so many new, apparently unconnected, characters. But connect they all do, eventually, forming an exciting and solid story. The protagonists are diverse, sometimes bizarre, made very human by their numerous flaws. The narration by S.W.Salman is good, his slightly gruff but pleasant reading perfectly fitting the storyline, underlying expectations of the unexpected. His individual voicings of the characters further assists in bringing them to live for the reader.

Poseidon's Children is a vividly visual great of strange watery goings on, with battles and gore and a touch of mythology. I was fortunate in being freely gifted with a complimentary copy, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. My thanks to the rights holder - I just say that I enjoyed it very much despite it being somewhat outside my usual genre choice. Slightly slow to come together at the start but very well worth persevering, and well written, perfect for anyone who enjoys Jaws-type stories with a big twist, or the idea of looking for Atlantis. Just be careful where you swim at night

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  • deafmick
  • 09-07-19

This is my first book by Michael West 5 out of 5 I have lots of narrated books by S e salesman 5 out of 5 and he has some very good books out him self

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  • Chris S.
  • 08-19-19

not too shabby

worth a listen, would be relly interested to see if there's a book 2 as the story could really grow