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Owl Dance Audiobook

Owl Dance

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Publisher's Summary

Owl Dance is a weird Western steampunk novel. The year is 1876. Sheriff Ramon Morales of Socorro, New Mexico, meets a beguiling woman named Fatemeh Karimi, who is looking to make a new start after escaping the oppression of her homeland. When an ancient life form called Legion comes to Earth, they are pulled into a series of events that will change the history of the world as we know it. In their journeys, Ramon and Fatemeh encounter mad inventors, dangerous outlaws and pirates. Their resources are Ramon's fast draw and Fatemeh's uncanny ability to communicate with owls. The question is, will that be enough to save them when airships from Czarist Russia invade the United States?

©2014 David Lee Summers (P)2017 Sky Warrior Book Publishing, LLC

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    Christopher Epping, NH, United States 04-04-17
    Christopher Epping, NH, United States 04-04-17 Member Since 2008
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    "I loved this book."

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
    I'm always wary when a book seems perfect for me, so this one raised some red flags right from the description, but I loved it. Steam punk, frontier life, a love interest, over bearing religious constraints, and it is a story about nothing in a way. It's not really trying to change your mind or get you to endorse a way of life. It's just a story and I really recommend it. I'm looking forward to more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Neesie315 New Mexico 05-07-17
    Neesie315 New Mexico 05-07-17
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    "Western Steampunk"

    Enjoyable romp through the old west, steampunk style. Since I live in New Mexico close to the settings in this book, I especially enjoyed it.

    The inclusion of historical figures such as Czar Nicholas & Billy the Kid added to this book.

    I was provided a copy of this audiobook by the narrator & chose to review it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenniferk sc 05-04-17
    Jenniferk sc 05-04-17 Member Since 2010

    Voracious reader

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    "Give it some time"
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    Well I didn't know what to expect from the start and I am not sure how old got there, but I liked the book overall. I like the steam punk western element and found the story entertaining. It meanders through and held my attention at times by sheer curiosity. The characters are original and varied and the theme...well it is something. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn Banks 04-09-17
    Robyn Banks 04-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Different but enjoyable"
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    I have never read a book quite like this one before. It was a mixture of Western, steampunk, fantasy and history all rolled up with a bit of romance and philosophy. I was fascinated with the strange and changing story and became interested in the fate of the 2 main characters.
    The narrator's skill with varying the characters' voices and accents made the characters come alive for me and held my interest.
    I voluntarily received a review copy of this book from the narrator in return for an unbiased review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harry 03-31-17
    Harry 03-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It's Unique"


    I liked it. I had no idea where the story was going until it got there and that is a good thing. The narrator has a good repertoire of voices and accents.

    "This audio book was gifted to me by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bikram Agarwal 04-11-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Mess of a story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If it had a better woven story.


    Any additional comments?

    The story felt very mediocre and was all over the place at the same time. It didn't interest me even after listening for 2 hours. I quit it after that.

    I voluntarily received a review copy of this book from the author / narrator / publisher in return for an unbiased review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler U. 04-10-17
    Tyler U. 04-10-17
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    "Great premise, mediocre execution"

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this unbiased, voluntary review.

    In my opinion, Owl Dance had a tremendous amount of potential. As the title says, the book has a great premise, but the execution was mediocre. The story is good, but I felt it wrapped things up far too quickly. It was almost as if the author had hit some sort of length requirement and quickly sewed up the story.

    The narrator was not my favorite. He did an adequate job of giving each character a unique voice (for the most part), but his accents were terrible for the Russians. I’m not certain if the Tattoo-like voice (think Loveboat) was not great. Granted, as the book went on, he either got better, or I just got used to it.

    All in all, the experience was entertaining, but I found myself wishing for the story to end a little more cleanly and for the international implications to be addressed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 04-08-17
    Nomi 04-08-17 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "Silly"

    I felt like this was written by a preteen. It was juvenile and silly. The narration was just as bad. Just awful imo.

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    "A interesting weird western steampunk book."

    Own dance gets most of the important things bang on right. The characters are believable with understandable motivations, they are well written and narrated. The setting has lots of potential and it feels like many more interesting things could happen in it. The pacing is good and as events unfold want to find out more and keep you happy to listen until the end of the book.

    David Lee Summers has crafted an interesting world and characters that will keep you listening until then end and Edward Mittelstedt does a wonderful job breathing life into the words giving each character a unique voice and letting their emotions and personalities shine.

    I can recommend this book wholeheartedly but I am not sure I will remember in in a few years time. It is ultimately it is an interesting journey, enjoyable to listen too yet does not quite become a truly memorable story despite it’s best efforts. That being said I would be very interested to find out what happens next to the world and the characters as time moves on from the events near the end of the book. In my opinion, this could be the start of an interesting series of books.

    All and all this is well worth a listen.



    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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