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A homecoming tale unlike any other, The Imagined Homecoming of Icarus Isakov recounts the fantastical return home of the goblin anti-hero and puckish narrator Icarus Isakov.

When Icarus receives a mysterious letter from the long-lost girl next door, he returns to the ghost town of his childhood in search of her. Icarus lodges at a mystical tavern, one serving memories instead of drinks. 

There, imbibing the past and exploring the present, Icarus is swept up on a wonderfully strange adventure, taking him from the depths of wish-filled seas to the highest of dream castle ramparts.

Along the way, Icarus faces old demons with help from a curious cast of characters, including a forgetful faun, a drunken elf, and a chance mermaid. It will take all of them to find the girl next door and to rediscovery home.

The Homecoming of Icarus Isakov is a touching and thought-provoking ride through nostalgia, memory, and the fantasy of youth. Icarus’s playful narration style make the story fly, and the magical tavern makes a stunning backdrop for this surreal odyssey.

©2020 Steve Wiley (P)2020 Steve Wiley

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The Imagined Homecoming

This was a really good book.A man gets a letter,from a childhood friend.It is written as if she is still a child.He decides it is time to come home.We set out with him on quite a homecoming. John-Michael Jalonen was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Great narrator. Bad story.

I started listening to this because the very beginning is hilarious and pretty interesting. But that last like 3 minutes and then the story goes downhill.

The story had potential to be great, but it was a missed opportunity. There's a lot of unnecessary descriptions! That won't be a problem if they were useful creating a background to some events. But those events doesn't exist.
It's just a flat plot in which nothing happens.

I really wanted to liked it but it just didn't work for me.

Performance is very good. Actually the narrator is the only reason I kept listening.
His performance of our antihero is fantastic and as funny as it should be. He does manage to use different voices to different characters and he does it well.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.