Reflections: Cathedral Chronicles 2

Cathedral Chronicles: Prequel to In the Devil's Own Words
Narrated by: Clive Johnson
Series: Cathedral Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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Adair is a young journalist living in London. Overshadowing his childhood is the obsession his father, Doctor Brown, has with a medical conspiracy. Fearing for his life, the doctor flees to a remote Scottish island, leaving his two sons behind wondering whether their father is deluded, insane, or actually telling the truth. 

Sophia is Adair’s childhood friend. At the age of 11, they become separated only to meet years later through the Internet. However, they are soon overcome by dark events and the horrific fracturing of their everyday lives.

Shadows creep and menacing events take place as together they seek to unravel the terrible secrets, which are being kept from humanity.

May be heard as a stand-alone.

©2014 E.M.G Wixley (P)2018 E.M.G Wixley
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A diabolical storyline that continues ..

This is the prequel to In The Devil's Own Words. This whole storyline is diabolical and reflects a battle between good and evil with many twists along the way. I look forward to seeing how it eventually ends!

Clive did a good job keeping it all together, which I imagine was a complicated task for him. He followed through on bringing the well developed characters to life really well.

A good series to get lost in...

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A prequel of epic proportions. Mutants & vampires

What a continuation to the first novel but one of the best kind... a prequel to the world unfolding with terror and apocalyptic style craziness that brings the idea of alternate worlds coliding into one hell of a story. Elements of technology combined with genetic mutation and one of fantasies greatest character type vampires. Once again E.M.G really brings the normal human emotions that would actually take place in world so crazy but touches on family disputes that tug at the heart because it's real and we've all been there. I thoroughly enjoyed the wild ride and the explanation as to why and how events took root to bring us to the world we know in the first book.

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Exciting!

In volume 2 Sophia is watching her niece and nephew who are kidnapped by an evil entity. The story exists between two worlds. It seems they are colliding as the author cleverly brings in new monsters and helpers.Sophia of course has to find them which takes her on the adventure of a lifetime, filled with action.
Like volume 1 there's many details to listen for. I was on vacation and driving when I started this book and got a bit distracted so I automatically set it back a chapter to relisten. i didn't want to miss anything. The story is fast paced and filled with suspense. It kept me on my toes and that's something I like in a book. I want to think while I'm reading or watching a movie. The world building is phenomenal and is written so well it seems real.
It's a great listen for anyone who loves fantasy, action and adventure. There's even a romance between Sophia and long time friend Adair. It packs a punch!

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I love this book!

I had so much fun listening to this book! It had me glued to my phone just like the first one! I cant wait to hear the next one! The characters really came to life and it was a great mix of horror and action! Wixley does a great job with the ending keeping you hooked on the series! The narration was very well done! Clive Johnson and E.M.G. Wixley are a great partnership! I would definitely reccomend it!

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Grim, like a gargoyle on a Cathedral

E.M.G. Wixley continues the tale that began in the Devil's own words, and plays out even darker than before. This reminds of a Dan Brown novel, but better because it isn't dealing with some dopey concept like Da Vinci leaving traces and clues that no one would find or understand for hundreds of years. The mystery and conspiracy here is palpable and is like a foggy London night when Jack the Ripper was on the loose. You'll be on your toes, keeping one eye over your shoulder, and the other one the story.

Wixely has a way with words that wraps you up in their detail, honestly, I think this was a highly researched novel, as it feels like EMG has been to the places described herein. The book is pretty dark, and the protagonists really struggle to keep themselves together, alive, and on point and their dilemma is fascinating to behold. Dark, grim, and gritty doesn't accurately describe the situation that they find themselves in, and you will not want to put the book down for fear of what might happen next.

There were some audible issues last book that were fixed, and none of that is found here. Johnson handles the story and the characters well, although he doesn't seem as polished or adept as other narrators I've heard. I think he still needs to get his narrating legs a bit more, but have no doubt that he will improve.

This series is really picking up and it is pulling me in more and more. I cannot wait for the next thig Wixely releases.

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Really wanted to like it.

I think the content; the story is probably pretty good. With no disrespect intended I can't listen to one more syllable from Clive Johnson. The constant up and down inflection in every sentence and the single voice really just killed this experience for me.
I am positive that this is a very subjective thing, and not everyone will feel the same way.
I find that enjoy narrators that try to give the individual characters in the stories they are reading different voices; this provides the sensation that the dialogues are actually offered by different characters.
If another narrator were to take a shot at this book, I would be interested in taking a listen to it.

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Reflections

Well,I understood more of the story this time around.It was still very confusing.Clive Johnsons narration was better this time,as was tehe whole audible experience.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Definitely not a stand alone story

Its a good story with interesting characters. It leaves you hanging. Need to read the whole series in order to find out what happens.

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The one thing this book does well

Is exposition. There is a lot of people watching, and a little bit of plot

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A winner of an audiobook, well written with interesting characters and great narration. Five stars.

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 07-15-19

Another good one!

Book 2 was just as good as the first! Same narrator, as the first, some of his voices were different. Can't wait for the third!

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  • Jonathan
  • 07-06-19

Science meets religion

If you enjoyed the first book, then this is for you. It is thoughtful, deep, and rich in content intertwining science, religion and philosophy.

This is not a linear sequel to the previous book, introducing new characters and settings. I initially found this jarring as it was difficult to see how it fit with the events of the previous book, although as the story developed this became clearer. The book lives up to the predecessor in the complexity of the themes and characters, exploring further the topics of parallel times and dimensions. However I found that this made the already complex story lines a little difficult to follow in places.

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  • Helen
  • 06-16-19

Great storyline

Enjoyed everything from storyline to narrater felt I was next to him great job 10/10 can’t wait for next book

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  • deafmick
  • 05-28-19

This is the second audio book of 3 i give it 5outof5 i hope the rest are just as good

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