The place is here, the time is now, and something is happening to our Earth.
Waves of destruction have been unleashed from four sites of ancient forest, and scientists are unable to explain the instability in Earth’s mantle, nor the forces sweeping across the planet’s surface, changing everything.
As this occurs, an unlikely hero arises.
Elizabeth is drawn away from her engineering career back into her estranged family to finish the most tumultuous chapter in their lives. Her father, Martin, an apparent hermit, has relented to his long estranged wife, Susan, and invited her to his cabin in the remote Northwest to sign their divorce papers. Before he agrees to sign however, Susan must bring Elizabeth, and strangely Susan’s and Elizabeth’s companions, Leonard and Aaron. And they must all come now.
Of all places on Earth, something supernatural protects Martin’s cabin and shields the family from the impending doom. Yet their survival is not assured. Elizabeth must discover and control the forces that surround them, while Martin attempts to teach the family to create a belief in each other that stabilizes not just their family, but the world.
Will they believe? And from their belief, will there be a new beginning?
The story sounded interesting but except for the unusual title it was quite a disappointment. Very, very long introduction, subplots which run to nowhere and a chaotic end. That we have only one earth and that we have to take care of it has already been told in more original and exciting ways.
The speaker was OK but could not help to improve the weak story.
I enjoy a story that carries one away with imagination. New Beginnings did. Wife and kids loved it too. Cannot wait for what comes next.
Would you listen to New Beginnings: ar' Ama Gedeon again? Why?
No i don't listen to audio books twice.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The overall concept is thoughtful, reasonably argued and nuanced enough to keep the listener interested. The creatures, and the family involved with them ( aside from Martin, who is unique in many aspects ) not as much.
What about Scott Aiello’s performance did you like?
He did a helluva job, as always. Kept it moving, in fact, this is a very well paced book for the type of content it contains.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The redemption of the mother character was wonderful and abit surprising.
Any additional comments?
Not sure if this intended on being a spiritual/religious work, but it has those overtone. Thoughtful and keep me interested most of the time.
Not in my overall favourites, but damn good listening in general.