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Nighthawks Audiobook

Nighthawks: Children of Nostradamus, Book 1

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New England is a walled off radioactive prison. People exhibiting extraordinary abilities are hunted for experiments. The only talent twenty-six-year-old Conthan has in life is his art and knack for sarcasm. When a cop threatens his life, Conthan discovers he has the ability to teleport. Hunted by the military and a woman with her own gifts, Conthan finds exiles in the Boston wastelands with powers of their own. For the first time, he sees potential to become a hero. But as he unravels a conspiracy threatening the world, he must decide between his survival and his humanity.

©2016, 2017 Jeremy Flagg (P)2017 Jeremy Flagg

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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 08-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Different."

    Eleanor Valentine was a psychic to the President of the United States, she feels something is wrong and writes some letters to be sent to different people in the future. She then attempts to assassinate the president, but fails, and this leads to the culling of all mentalists. These letters she sent, shape some peoples lives, these people she chose have some kind of special ability and are known as The Children of Nostradamus. These children are often sequestered away by the government or sent to live in the Outlands, a place that was devastated by a nuclear attach and is now radioactive. No normal person can survive there.

    This book was.....good. I've been trying to gather my thoughts abut it for the last few days and all I can say really is that it's good. I think the sheer amount of different POV's and the way it jumped from person to person just made it too much. I found it hard to connect to the characters because, just as I was getting a feel for one, it would jump to another one and it all just felt to hectic and all over the place.

    Now saying that, I did still enjoy the story. I think if it wasn't so all over the place, I would have loved it because it had the makings of a really good book. I loved the super powers element and loved seeing them in action, I liked the characters and wanted to get to know them a bit better. I loved the X-Men feel to it, and I enjoyed the overall plot. I just feel a little lost with the way it was all over the place, and I'm still unsure who the Paladins are!

    In all, it was good and I did enjoy it, I just wish it wasn't so higgledy-piggledy. I will definitely continue with the series because the world is very intriguing and I'm needing to see what happens with the characters!!

    Robin J Sitten was ok. She was clear and easy to listen to, I just thought that she didn't differentiate the characters enough and it made it more confusing. While listening, I often thought that it was on about one character when it wasn't.

    I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ian 08-16-17
    Ian 08-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Stop reading reviews, and buy it already!"
    What did you love best about Nighthawks?

    When I was given this book to review I was worried it would be a knock off of X-Men because the whole super-powered/mutant thing, but it turned out that I had nothing to worry about. For starters, this story takes place in a dystopia, there's not a special school for our heroes, they don't have cheesy super hero names, and nobody is wearing spandex. I also enjoyed the few jokes in reference to the X-Men that the author scattered throughout the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nighthawks?

    The opening scene was the most memorable to me, and it did a wonderful job setting up the rest of the book.


    Which character – as performed by Robin J Sitten – was your favorite?

    Robin J Sitten did a straight read of the story so none of the characters stood out from each other based on her performance. What made the characters stand apart was the author's writing. That being said, my favorite character was Alyssa.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I wouldn't qualify any the reactions I had to this book as extreme, but I sure did laugh a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of the audio book in return for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 08-16-17
    Amanda 08-16-17
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    "Dystopian x men"

    I enjoyed the story which was well written and imagined. Its about an x man style society but post apocalypse. A young artist discovers his powers and is hunted by the government and police/police cyborgs in the outlands which is what is left of the post nuclear cities. He meets a group of other "powered" and they try to overthrow the government while figuring out clues from a powered pre-cognitive left in notes 30 years prior. My only problem was the narrators execution. Her voice is pleasant enough however her range is lacking. I couldn't tell one character from another and it did impact the enjoyment of the story significantly. Otherwise it was good, not sure I would listen to the next one on account of the narration but the story was excellent. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 08-09-17
    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 08-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "An engaging read"

    This story is a bit odd on many fronts. Jumping in at the beginning it is easy to follow till it loses you. The story takes place in several time slices and uses time stamps to try and let you know when you are in the story. Although, with only a 40 year spread this did not work to well for me. I was eventually able to recognize the characters and was able to place the time by the people involved.
    The killing of the main character at the beginning of the story was a bit confusing and I was tempted at several points to go back and figure out what I missed but I never did. It was explained enough at the end so that I did not go try again.

    This story reminds me a lot of the X-Men series. If you liked them you will enjoy this excellent read.

    Robin J Sitten did an excellent job reading this story.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 08-08-17
    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 08-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "X-men meets The Brilliance Trilogy"

    The children of Nostradamus all have abilities, and some before them had them as well. They were tracked then studied and now finally hunted. In this tale in a dystopian world a rag tag group brought together by letters from the past strive to stay alive and seek revenge.

    If you like X-men and The Brilliance Trilogy this will be a fantastic book for you. It takes powers like that of X-men and puts them into a world more akin to the one describe in the Brilliance trilogy complete with one of the government hunters being a children of Nostradamus (or brilliant in the other series).

    Jeremy Flagg does what I can only imagine was his inspirations proud. Telling a tale that keeps you guessing and thrilled through out. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 08-08-17
    Jason 08-08-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Great start to a series!"

    Interesting characters, interesting plot that gets you thinking. Worth the credit for a listen.


    "This book was provided at no cost for a honest review."

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lomeraniel Spain 08-01-17
    Lomeraniel Spain 08-01-17
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    "action packed novel with great moments"

    Eleanor Valentine was a psychic to the President of the United States. Feeling something fishy at the White House, Eleanor sends several letters to be delivered in the future to different people. These people will be the called The Children of Nostradamus, with special powers and the capacity of not falling ill. They seek refuge on the dead zone, where no one else can survive. The Paladins, commanded by the President are after them.

    I found this book rather intriguing. The events happening at the beginning set the mood for the rest of the novel, and catch the reader's attention with great ability. It is an action packed novel with great moments and an interesting story. The end left me wanting for more, since although one of the story arcs is complete, it ends on a cliffhanger.

    There were quite some characters in the novel, each with their own special abilities. I missed some more character development, more than the cool things each one could do. Due to this I was not able to connect to any of them, excepting maybe Vanessa.

    I found some parts a bit confusing, and I found the descriptions of places and actions a bit vague. It was also not very clear to me how the Children of Nostradamus managed to live at the hotel mentioned in the book. They often were at the cafeteria, but there is no mention about resources like food or water.

    What was most problematic for me was Robin J. Sitten's narration. Her diction was clear, and there were no major audio production issues, except for some background noise almost all the time and a couple of random noises throughout the book. Her interpretations were just okay, but what really downgraded the level of this audiobook was her voice range. All voices, including narration, sounded exactly the same. As I have said, her interpretation skills were okay but not wonderful, but the fact that everybody sounded the same was a setback to the experience of listening to this audiobook. I had to pay extra attention to discern which character was talking, and it was easy to get lost many times. This added to the fact that most characters were not very well developed was a problem for me.

    All in all it was an enjoyable listen and I am looking forward to listening to how the story continues.

    I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 11-12-17
    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 11-12-17
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    "Every day superhero book"

    The narrator was amazing. The story was good but not all consuming. I felt it was like the TV shows The Gifted, Heroes, No Ordinary Family and any x-men story out there. I wanted more than what I got. It certainly was enough to keep me entertained but I don’t know that I’ll think about these characters or this story now that I’m done with it.
    I may listen to the next in the series as it becomes available. Just not certain of it.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 09-19-17
    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 09-19-17
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    "Interesting spin on supernatural beings"

    It took me a while to get through this book only because of work and personal commitments, but it wasn't for lack of interest. The story is written very well and goes into considerable detail to help you get a feel of the characters and their surroundings. I found a few of the character names to be a little weird which was a bit distracting, but Robin did a nice job working them into the narration.

    I really liked this book and hope you pick it up!

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Houston, TX, United States 09-07-17
    David Houston, TX, United States 09-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A great story"
    What made the experience of listening to Nighthawks the most enjoyable?

    This takes something that is all to common among this type of books, and makes it unique and interesting.


    What about Robin J Sitten’s performance did you like?

    This is my first book with the narrator by Robin Sitten, and I was very please with all the different voices.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • C. Rowlands
    8/14/17
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    "Familiar themes and characters produce strong book"


    If you are a fan of the X-Men comics then a lot of the themes and characters will seem very familiar at first, evoking memories of characters and storylines like the shadow king and days of future past.

    However, this book is more than it's starting point with a strong cast and a compelling storyline with good pacing that doesn't flag despite having a fairly large cast with a varied array of powers to introduce and at the same time nicely setting up the sequel too.

    I am not familiar with this narrator, but thought her performance was very strong and the story was nicely enhanced by her narration.

    I will definitely be looking out for the next book in the series when I get a chance.


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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    9/3/17
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    "Incredible"

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

    I loved this book! It's a bit like X-Men only much more in depth. After an event that caused these differences to become widespread and well known, the government locks up the people who develop changes. Alternatively, they can be exiled to New England, which is a scorched out ruin.

    Conthan discovers that he is a child of Nostradamus, somebody who has an ability deviant from the norm, after a cop threatens his life. I loved Conthan. I thought he was really interesting and it was so cool to see his character develop over the book.

    I really liked this book. I found it interesting and it drew me in, until I didn't want to stop listening. The author also has this incredible talent at descriptive text. Instead of just telling you one of the Children of Nostradamus's abilities, he explains it and it's absolutely wonderful reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norma Miles
    8/26/17
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    "I will fear no evil"
    Any additional comments?

    1992, and America has it's first female President. She is assisted by a Eleanor, a psychic who can see future patterns and who, before she is murdered, writes letters to be given to people at strategic points over the next 40 years, letters which will greatly influence each recipient. A culling of 'mentalists' after Eleanor's death is followed by a fighting back by ten and the explosion of two nuclear devises, the emergence of the Children of Nostradamus and, ultimately, in 2032, an apocalyptic fight to free the Children of the atrocities to which they have been subjected.

    Colourful comic-hero characters, equipped with a variety of super powers, become engaged in the maelstrom of battle against the establishment's forces of law and order and, with visual writing, the author transports the reader between locations engulfed in fire, bombarded by bullets and illusion. This is a book worth revisiting after the initial read as the earlier half of the story, moving between 1992 and 2032, can be a tad confusing but all becomes clear in the end.

    Narrated by Robin Sitten, the pace is fast and the text clear. Read with a passion and good inflection, the relative absence of voice differentiation between many of the (numerous) characters is not a problem.

    An exciting and different Apocalyptic story, told with cartoon colour. My thanks to the rights holder of Nighthawks, who freely gifted me a copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom. It is one to bring pleasure to any comic fan. Standalone though the book is, the ending certainly suggests a further story to come and I, for one, look forward to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M.C
    8/7/17
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    "Thrilling!"

    I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it! The characters are brilliant, well detailed and complex and the story starts with a thrilling opening sequence! Superb dystopian fantasy that I will happily revisit again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty Barrett
    8/4/17
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    "Good book"

    Loved this book. Narrator was good. Storyline solid and explanation is correct measure. Characters were good with believable actions and reactions. Liked the style of writing and names and details. Will look forward to the others in this story arc

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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