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Sanctuary

By: Matthew Mather
Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
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Publisher's Summary

A new world arises from the ashes of the old...but the fight for survival has only just begun.

In the day of the nomad, oceans flooded the continents and the Earth split open, pouring darkness into the skies. Jessica Rollins survived, but at what cost? The key to humanity's survival may lie in the backpack she recovered from her father, in data he collected more than 30 years before. Her father's final words circle around and around in her head. What does the data mean? Who is the mysterious Ufuk Erdogmus? And what is...sanctuary?

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Loved it

I found this book as well as the first one Nomad to be very well done. Good story line that kept moving in unpredictable ways. Think it would make a great movie as well!

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From speculative fiction to stereotype

After Nomad, this book was a disappointment. I was so excited, having seen the higher reader review on Amazon, but I’m not sure what the causality of this could be. Mather’s characters have fallen into embarrassing stereotypes — at one point in the story, a small child in the mountains is mystified by a “magic flying machine” (plane) ... even completely unschooled people from my father’s tribe in rural South Sudan back in the 1950s knew what planes were. These kids lives in the mountains of Italy. Planes could not be that much of a mystery — could they?

As well researched as Mather’s science might be, his sense of humanity is off. It’s getting tough to read this series.

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This is not scifi

I was looking for science-fiction but all I found was Hollywood-style actions with unrealistic plot twists.
I stopped after a few chapter, did some research about the next two books, and thanked god that I figured it out before wasting too much time.

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Bad

I got exactly what I paid for, its part of the extended library and cost nothing. That library seems to have all the books I have tried and returned for being no good.

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Roller Coaster of Uncertainty & Intrigue

I think my favorite character so far is Masara. She is who she is quite unapologetically. she lies but you know it and most often she finds it better to say nothing at all which I appreciate. Jessica drives me a little crazy but then I think what I myself might do and I know I probably couldn't do better. I fight for survival is hard enough but this book certainly doesn't leave it just to that struggle, but the underlying factors are still not 100% transparent.

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Worth a listen.

Good continuation of book one. Little bit unrealistic. Kinda hard to believe they would chase someone so far for the reason they give. Don’t want to spoil that. I still enjoyed it and look forward to the next book in the series.

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Fantastic!

I really enjoyed this book of the nomad series. It was detailed and moved the story along at a perfect pace. I especially love the science woven into the dialogue.

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OK They RUINED a perfectly good story

Would you try another book from Matthew Mather and/or Keith Szarabajka?

Not sure

What was most disappointing about Matthew Mather’s story?

This is not a survival story BUT a government conspiracy story!

What does Keith Szarabajka bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life and giving reasonable voices to each

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sanctuary?

I would remove all references to government conspiracy theory

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Good read

A good read. Sometimes hard to follow, but overall a well written story. I liked it!

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Great novel, awful narration

Some dialogues are imposible to follow, the accents are awful and when a child is referred is even worse. A real pity not having it narrated by a couple of good voice actors

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  • Ostfeld
  • 10-09-21

One of the best !!!

Because its a four books series and all my reviews will pretty much the same for each of them, I’ve decided to write one review for all and copy / paste it to all four after I complete listening to the complete series.

One of my favorite ever the Author Matthew Mather is really awesome when it comes to science fiction.
The same talent he used with Nomad that for sure, truly a masterpiece a beautiful series but for an unknown reason it feels like it’s missing one more book to finish the series, its just feels incomplete.
Choosing the Narrator: Keith Szarabajka was without a doubt perfection.

And without a doubt this
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Got my full recommendation !

Oded Ostfeld.

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  • deafmick
  • 06-24-19

I like this audio book i give it 10 out of 10 going to try some more of his books

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