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Slice

A Novella
Narrated by: Julian Pearson
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Half-orphaned and struggling to survive, a broken young man risks everything to save his family with a drug that enhances his feeble powers. With mounting obstacles threatening and surrounding him at every turn, Tzun fends off one enemy only to discover his gravest challenge is worse than anything he could have imagined. When confronted with a personal nightmare, will he find a way to turn back or become the very thing he once despised? 

With a gritty, sweeping tone, engaging prose, and a dark flare that fans of Stephen King and M. Night Shyamalan have learned to crave, Slice is a coming of age story that blends urban fantasy with the criminal underground.

©2014 Drew Briney (P)2019 Drew Briney

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Slice

A quick read involving the life of a junkie. It doesn't matter if you are addicted to heroin, alcohol or this futuristic drug called Slice, it consumes your entire life. Everything you do is leading to your next fix.

The author does a good job in developing characters and writing about the life of addiction. Throw in a little magic and a little mystery and it makes for a good story.

The narrator does a good job and kept my interest in the book. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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great story

Very good short listen. Good detail & story line. Absolutely worth listening to several times.

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Odd little read

Odd little book, not sure I'll read more from the author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Norma Miles
  • 03-31-19

Let's see what you can do.


"Let's see what you can do."
Darkly futuristic but with the feeling of being very close at hand.
Slice is an addictive drug which can enhance abilities, an illegal drug which destroys as well as giving power. And much sought after by one who needs to earn more to save his family.

Well written, but slightly confusing at first but short enough for a second listen.
Narration by Julian Pearson is fine, but could be more engaging. His very English voice reads the text well but somehow remains disengaged. In a way, in character but there was insufficient definition to be a good performance.

Dark, visual, interesting - and, frankly, frightening. Well worth reading it S.F. is your genre.