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Wayward Son Audiobook

Wayward Son

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His perfect life in its late autumn years, Bob Johnson is offered the chance of using a prototype technology to traverse gateways into alternate realities. A chance to change the course of history and possibly the nature of certain people. Bob seizes the opportunity to rescue his soul and get revenge on those who are trying ruin everything he cherishes. His reality will never be the same again.

©2017 Joseph Hansen (P)2017 Joseph Hansen

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    Tasha 07-21-17
    Tasha 07-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "No expectations"

    I went to this with no expectations. I didn't garner much from the story description, so it was fresh ears. I fumbled along the way a bit confused about what was going on. But I stayed with the story and it unfollowed like a flower. I found this story to be quite intriguing and well worth the 8 hour listen. Definitely unusual but in a most enjoying and satisfying way. Would have liked to explore the technology more but I guess that leaves the door open for more to come...at least I hope so!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 08-05-17
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 08-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Messy but entertaining to be sure"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The concept is awkward, but the performance is excellent ( as usual for the sardonic Kevin P.) I would clarify what/where the listener is expected to go, concept wise.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Frankly, overall it is interesting, if only for the somewhat abstract nature of the story. The least was the usual proselytizing, which seems to be a theme in books read by Mr.Pierce.


    What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

    Consistency and attitude, which KP has in abundance.


    Did Wayward Son inspire you to do anything?

    It is actually thought provoking in no small way, so thinking about my destiny comes to mind.


    Any additional comments?

    On balance, this is a fascinating offering. I did obtain my copy from Kevin Pierce ( ?! ) in exchange for this independent review, but notwithstanding that I would likely have spent a credit on it. Not brilliant, but worthy of a listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-23-17
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    "Thank you, Mr. Hansen"

    This beautiful tale is for anyone who loves science fiction, but deeply needs to hear, in these times...what we could become. 99 percent of books these days are full of the horrors humanity inflict. Not just the obvious big atrocities, but deep, unjustifiable narcissism. We have the ability to overcome right NOW, we just need more stories like this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler U. 08-16-17
    Tyler U. 08-16-17
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    "Thought provoking, parallel worlds story"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    Kevin Pierce is great, as always. This was definitely a complex story, so I had to pay attention to the details, or I got lost. This is in large part to the concept of the story, a quantum leap style premise, except in parallel worlds instead of time travel. The author heavily focuses on the concept of nature versus nurture when it comes to evil and redemption. It was a little unfocused at times, but I thought it was thought provoking and interesting. Well worth a listen, in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Mahoney 08-15-17
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    "Unique and Engaging Story!"

    This was something that was a little out of my comfort zone as an audio book listener. But as a huge Keving Pierce fan I took a chance and was glad I did. The story is complex and you need to pay attention to the details or you will be lost quickly. Basically this a story of redemption. One mans need to try and help two other misguided youths through the use of special technology that lets them live the lives of others and try to change thems and their world view and redeem themselves for the horrid acts they have commited. I really was drawn into the story. I highly recommend it.

    The narration of Kevin Pierce was amazing as always and this time was the selling point for me for the story, I was on the fence about it but decided I would listen to it if he was the narrator. And I was so glad I did make that decision.

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for a unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edain New England 08-03-17
    Edain New England 08-03-17 Member Since 2001
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    "An Unexpected Pleasure!"

    I really enjoyed this book! It was different than I had imagined it. Its a kind of a coming of age story tied into portal travel. A couple of young thugs - become radicalized and forget who helped them. In steps Bob - the neighbor who is sooo much more to these boys and their families who tries to save them from the fate their actions are dictating.

    This is a story that many many young people of today need to read/hear. It cuts through all the politicized crap that society is dishing out and returns to the basis of what it means to be a responsible member of society. I recommend it highly!!

    Kevin Pierce did a fantastic job on the narration!

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    While I was given this book in exchange for a review, I have reviewed the book honestly to the best of my ability. I would never recommend a book to someone else if I would not purchase it myself

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 08-03-17
    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 08-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    "An amazing story"

    This one started out more than a little difficult to get a hold of. I got lost on who was who, when we were, and what was going on. After the first few chapters it all came together in one awesome cohesive story. This one will grab you so you won't want to put it down. At least I didn't. I did it all in one sitting. The author had an interesting idea with great execution and good character development.

    As usual Kevin Pierce performs at the top of his game. His voice just fits the story and the characters. If Kevin is reading... it is always worth a listen.

    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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    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 08-01-17
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 08-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "WOW"

    I was absolutely blown away by this book. It was not what I expected at all.....much better. It's an excellent book! It's very powerful, well written, beyond all expectations. The narration is excellent, too. Well worth the read/listen. I will be looking for more by this author and narrator.

    I received a free review copy and left this review voluntarily.

    I definitely recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian L. Parker USA 07-31-17
    Brian L. Parker USA 07-31-17
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this one!"

    Are certain people inherently evil or are they a product of their environment? That’s the premise behind Wayward Son. The proverbial nature versus nurture argument. I’m not going to post spoilers or give a summary of the book, just take my word for it that the author examined both sides of the idea in this book as the characters attempt to alter criminals’ personalities through experiential learning.

    Perhaps the strongest part of this book was the dialogue. It was as if I were listening to a conversation, not a writer trying to write about a conversation. In fact, I think it may be the most naturally flowing dialogue that I’ve ever read.

    The narrator’s voice complemented the story perfectly. His portrayal of Bob was spot on and he was able to vividly portray the emotions that the character must have felt during some of the situations.

    I loved the book. Absolutely loved it. Great job all around.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 07-30-17
    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 07-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "What an Awesome Story!!!"
    Would you listen to Wayward Son again? Why?

    I never re-read but I think I would make an exception with this one!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't say, it would be a spoiler.


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

    The perfect voice for this story!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, but it is a spoiler, just say that one of them lost a lot near the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Wayward Son: Wayward Son by Mr Joseph Hansen is a audible version I requested to listen to and the review is voluntary. I wasn't really sure what to expect, I just knew it was in my genre and it was by someone I didn't know and I love finding new authors, new to me. This book blew me away! Neighborhood thugs have been terrorizing the area, even to the point of murder but they never get convicted. No one is safe. Unknown to most, there is a secret new trial therapy for just this kind of troubled people. As these people are ready to murder again, the one they attempt to murder is an old man that has helped them all their life and is in on this new program. Instead of an old man dying that night, they boys are taken to a secret facility and given a new chance at life by living through someone else in a different reality. It is real, and the 'host' died but the memories are there. Totally crazy, fascinating, and great! Where they go, when they go, and what happens to each of the boys is a story in itself. It was an audible and the narrator's voice was perfect for this story! I so loved this book. It touched on many things in life in general also such as racism, love, peer pressure, beliefs, and family. Great book, can't say enough about it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    8/2/17
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    "Moving and deep take on Time Travel!"
    What did you like most about Wayward Son?

    I really liked this take on time travel, a completely new one! I highly recommend anyone interested in time travel to read or listen to Wayward Son.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it change someones life for the better


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The one about Craig! It was so very well written. Normally we would probably think that Neanderthals where grunting and uncivilised (they where by our standards), but what do we know about the times they lived in? I absolutely LOVED this scene!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Time Travel with Meaning


    Any additional comments?

    Often when I have listened or read a book that was well written, one that really have something to say, and moves my mind, I think this author must have some wisdom, some real life experience, to write something like this! Well done Joseph Hansen!

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