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Three complete novels from the best-selling Jade Ihara Adventures series by David Wood and Sean Ellis!

Oracle

Sometimes, knowing the future is not enough.... For more than a millennium, the Oracle of Delphi guided kings and conquerors with stunningly accurate visions of the future. But, with the rise of a new god, the Oracle faded from memory. Now, the power of the Oracle is about to change the world once more. 

While excavating a previously uncharted passage beneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologist Jade Ihara makes a startling discovery: enormous stone spheres, arranged to resemble a model of the solar system, slowly orbiting a golden sun. Even more fantastic, when Jade attempts to move one of the spheres, she catches a glimpse of the future...a premonition that will save her life and launch her into a desperate race to unlock the mysterious secret of the oracular orbs. 

Jade is accompanied by her old friend, former Navy SEAL Pete “Professor” Chapman, and pursued by a relentless secret society intent on burying the secret of the Oracle forever. 

Return to the world of the Dane Maddock Adventures in the first audiobook of a thrilling new series as Jade crosses the globe in pursuit of the secret of the Oracle. 

Changeling

You can’t always recognize the face of your enemy.

Two thousand years ago, the legendary mathematical genius Archimedes was poised on the brink of the greatest discovery in human history when his life was brutally snuffed out. His murder has never been explained.

While investigating the strange Paracas skulls - believed by some to be the remains of extraterrestrial explorers - archaeologist Jade Ihara receives an unexpected visit from an old foe seeking her help against entities he calls “Changelings” and their plot to manufacture a false chapter of human history.

Hounded by radical extremists led by Atash Shah - a man bent on becoming the Mahdi prophesied to unite the Islamic world - and haunted by the faceless puppet masters who secretly control the world, Jade must follow the trail of clues to uncover a deadly truth that has been erased from history. 

Can she solve the mystery of Archimedes’ murder, or will she become the next victim of the conspiracy to hide the truth?

Exile

Jade Ihara is caught in a centuries-old power struggle between a slave cult that believes she might be the incarnation of the goddess of liberty and a secret cabal with plans for world domination. Can she unravel the mystery of the Cult of Veritas and find their sacred relics before it’s too late?  

David Wood and Sean Ellis deliver another action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Fans of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, Rogue Angel, and Dane Maddock will love Exile!

©2014, 2015, 2017 David Wood (P)2018 Gryphonwood Press

Critic Reviews

“I'll admit it. I am totally exhausted after finishing the latest Jade Ihara page-turner by David Wood and Sean Ellis. What an adventure! I kept asking myself how the co-authors came up with all this fantastic stuff. This is a great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” (Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and the NUMA Files series)

"Dane and Bones...together they're unstoppable. Rip-roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait." (Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun)

“Ellis and Wood are a partnership forged in the fires of Hell. Books don’t burn hotter than this!” (Steven Savile, author of the Ogmios thrillers)

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Excellent Series

This collection is an excellent listen. I had already listened to the first two books a few years ago but they were still as exciting the second time around. There is plenty of action and intrigue with quite a bit of historical information thrown in. The narration was absolutely perfect.

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

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  • S A
  • Portland, OR USA
  • 11-14-18

Standard Adventure Fare

These are your standard adventure type books, not that there is anything wrong with that. Nothing really new, just a fairly well done action escapist book.
Jeffrey Kafer narrates well and provides consistency across the three books.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Nice Indiana Jones style adventure

Listened to this on a road trip last week. Overall the story was enjoyable, there were enough twists and turns to keep you thinking, and a nice bit of action to keep things moving. The only issue I had, was that the narrator didn't do a consistent job of sustaining accents. For example, several time early in Oracle, there was a hispanic character that the narrator would come out of accent frequently, it was a little disorienting.

But, overall, I enjoyed the book, and it certainly helped keep time flowing.

David

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Jade Ihara 1-3

Oracle

A good,fast paced listen narrated nicely by Jeffrey Kafer. Jade is an archeologist.A discovery beneath a temple brings odd domes to light. The Oracle at Delphi is making a comeback.

Changeling
This one left me a bit stymied about how the changelings were made.It was a good story though!Jade and a student archeologist fall through a hole at a site.Soon they find out that it was all a plan set into motion.You can not trust those you think you can!

Exile
I liked this one best!Jade is kidnapped and held in chains.She is unaware that she is to fullfill an ancient prophecy.Again,you can not trust anyone,but your own.
Jeffrey Kafer was an excellent narrator.
I was given this book free by the author,narrator or publisher.

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  • Mary
  • TACOMA, WA, US
  • 10-23-18

Fun Series

This collection of three books are technically a series though they each could be a stand alone book. However, they are definitely better when put all together.
Jade and the Professor are great characters that keep things exciting through the end. Jade is a very strong female protagonist and her colleagues are great additions to her tales. This is a great series for those who enjoy action/ adventure stories led by females a la Tomb Raider.

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

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A Wonderful Escape!!

If you enjoy stories full of action and adventure then you'll have no problem losing yourself in this series! The characters are fun and well written. The narrator, Jeffrey Kafer, did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. It was nice to hear the same narrator for all three stories. This is a really great series I think everyone would enjoy listening to.

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

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I loved the stories and the narration!

I loved the stories and the narration!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Don't fall of the edge of your seat

This review is based on an audio-book that I received. It is an honest review and the complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

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The narrator, Jeffrey Kafer has a nice voice. He is easy to listen to. I always need to get used to someone voice, but in his case it didnt take long. His pronunciation is very good. The sound quality is also good. His voice is clear and with pacing that makes the story easy understand and follow.
Jeffrey doesn't do drastic different voices for each character but subtle ones that you get to know as you listen to the story, more with personality expressions for each character. Jeffrey Kafer's acting skills brought the characters to life.

Book 01 'Oracle' by David Wood is the story of Jade Ihara and in a smaller part Pete Chapman. This is audio-book 1 in " Jade Ihara Adventures' Series.
This series has 3 books what are written by 2 different authors together (David Wood and Sean Ellis). This audio-book is about 8 hours and 59 minutes long that does have a semi closed end.
The story 'Oracle' is set in a world created in Dane Maddock Adventures series. I didn't know this when I volunteered to review the book. I saw it was the first in a new series that caught my attention and wanted to listen to it.
I had no problems picking up with this book and Jade's adventures. Actually, I'm kind of curious about her past with Maddock because we do get glimpses of missions and her live with Maddock.

I had a very difficult time to get into the story. I think I listened to the first part like 4 times.
But when I was in. I was totally absorbed by it. I really enjoyed this book, it is a great start to the series.
I found it very refreshing the way the story takes history and twists it with a touch of science explaining to give it a magical feel, turning the history around to make educated deductions. This book is a nice mix of Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones and the plot line played out nicely. I enjoyed most of the characters. But I need to get a feel for Jade. This took a bit.

There is lots of mythical thinking with history and science here. Both are used to bring the characters to their conclusions on where to head next in their search. Things get a bit technical, and I don't understand it 100% all the time, but I get the drift and know what's going on. The characters are specialists in their field, so they do come across that way. But at times it's mind baffling.

Book 02 'Changeling' by David Wood is the story of Jade Ihara and in a smaller part Pete Chapman. This is audio-book 2 in " Jade Ihara Adventures' Series.
This series has 3 books what are written by 2 different authors together (David Wood and Sean Ellis).
This audio-book is about 7 hours and 52 minutes long that does have an open end. That is what I think of it.

I had a very difficult time to get into the story with the first book 'Oracle'. With this audio-book 'Changeling' I had no problems at all. I knew the writing-style of the author and Jade wasn't a new person to me anymore. I knew her already. That helped me a lot. The story has my attention and my curiosity. So I couldn't let go of the story. The story had me curious as to what was really going on. The authors kept me guessing throughout the book.
The Changelings and the vault. What is the ultimate end game for it all?

Jade and Professor. I do love them together. They both have strong personalities that could clash, but they work well together too. Jade and Professor know themselves, and accept who they are. They also know how the other is and work with that knowledge. They make a great team! I realized that more so in this book as they separate for a bit, same mission but different avenues to search. However, when they come back together I found I enjoy the spark they have as they work together. They have no problem telling each other the way it is and being honest; in doing so, there is a caring there too.


So, if you feel like reading a story about Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones , you should give 'Oracle' a 'Jade Ihara Adventures' a try. You won't regret it. You might even learn some history parts.

Book 03 'Exile' by David Wood is the story of Jade Ihara and in a smaller part Pete Chapman. This is audio-book 3 in " Jade Ihara Adventures' Series.
This series has 3 books what are written by 2 different authors together (David Wood and Sean Ellis).
This audio-book is about 8 hours and 48 minutes long that does have a semi closed end. That is what I think of it.

I had a very difficult time to get into the story with the first book 'Oracle'. With this audio-book 'Exile' I had no problems at all. I knew the writing-style of the author and Jade wasn't a new person to me anymore. I knew her already. That helped me a lot.
The story has my attention and my curiosity. I wasn't sure where the story would lead and what it was about at first.
So I couldn't let go of the story. The story had me curious as to what was really going on.

Jade spent a lot of her time in this story on the run! She is running for her life in Rome, Italy along with on a slave boat. Jade is a handy woman on her own. Almost a female hero with some great daredevil dives. She is saves herself from some weird encounters.

This story is focused on Jade. She's grown as a character and in her skills, and it shows here. Even Professor notes it several times to himself. Jade has grown. She is becoming more of a daredevil than I would have thought. Professor even has his extraordinary events here. But he refuses to leave Jade fend for herself. He stays at her side till the bitter end.

This is a very different story then other two Jade stories. That is perhaps why I like it so much. I really like Jade in general and I definitely would like to read more from her in future.

I received this audio-book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 09-26-18

Awesome Collection!

This collection of books by David Wood and Sean Ellis is awesome. I loved the character of Jade Ihara and the Professor. These two are awesome adventurers who bring action and adventure to my ears. Oracle deals with a moonstone, Changeling has aliens, and Exile has zombies. Of the three books, Exile was my favorite. Each book is a standalone story, with the main characters of Jade and the Professor being in each book. The narration by Jeffrey Kafer was perfect. He fits the action/adventure genre so well. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I highly recommend these authors and narrators as I have over a dozen books by them.

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The Tomb Raider movie we deserve

If you love Tomb Raider this is a must for your collection. The story and characters are great. I was pleasantly surprised with the first book dealing with quantum physics and alternate realities. I have been looking for more books that use that subject and the fact that I had no idea this would be included I fell in love with the series right away. Jade is a strong female character and he colleagues are great too. If you have been disappointed by the movies and beat all the Tomb Raider games then you need to add this series to your collection. The first book alone is worth a credit but the fact that you get three in the series for only one credit it's a steal and not to mention the fact you wont want it to end. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Salter
  • 09-11-18

Very enjoyable adventures...!

If you like the Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider type of genre, with a bit of Dan Brown mixed in, then this omnibus edition of The Jade Ihara Adventures is definitely for you.
Three separate stories (though there is a small element of continuation), following Jade and Professor as they race across the Globe, firstly in the Oracle - where she races to unlock the secret of mysterious orbs that allow a glimpse into the future. In Changeling, she faces a secret society that is hellbent on manufacturing their own version of history through very sinister means.
In Exile, a slave cult believe Jade is the incarnation of their goddess of Liberty, and it becomes a race against time for Jade to escape from their clutches and work out their true motives, and what they had planned for her.
Three different stories, all with edge of the seat action and adventure. The relationship between Jade and Professor is intriguing - and one that takes a deeper, meaningful direction as the omnibus progresses. It will be interesting to see where this goes in future instalments.
I'll definitely be on the lookout for more from this series and this author.
Very good, accomplished narration from Jeffrey Kafer.

I was given this copy for free, in return for an honest review.

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  • Derek
  • 11-03-18

I'm now in love with Jade

absolutely fantastic, I had to continue listening untill the end. I can't wait untill the next chapter.

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  • Tim Dearing
  • 10-09-18

Great adventure story full of action

i loved these books, I had a really good time listening to them. The stories were clever and links to the real world made them more realistic.

The narrator was excellent, the voices he used and drama he injected were perfect.

I would happily listen to more of these stories

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-05-18

There's more going on than anyone can think.

A three book omnibus of the Jade Ihara series, books 1 to 3: Oracle, Changeling and Exile. Each is fast and furious almost non stop action.
Oracle: A very intriguing opening to the book, with two conflicting reminiscences from one Gill Parez in 1593, each wondering what his life would have been like had he made a different choice about four years before, really excited this reader into thinking that this book would be something really special. And this feeling continued for another few chapters. before returning to a more conventional digging-into -the-past-for-lost-objects-of-power type of adventure book. It was an exciting read, absolutely packed with frenetic action, an Indiana Jones on steroids, and that was just the second protagonist!
The main story centres around Jade O'Hara, an archaeologist, whose main expertise is in pre-Columbian American cultures, hired to excavate a tunnel into the Pyramid of the Sun which had preceded the Aztecs, who took it over, by many hundreds of years. Almost nothing was known about the builders. With her was ex-SEAL, Peter 'Professor' Chapman (amongst others), a man she had known before and had hoped not to meet again since he had been a close friend of Jade's one time lover, Dane Maddock. The relationship had ended badly, for her, at least, and she still was filled with the what-ifs of their time together. This reader had not read any of the books in which they appeared together but this did not in any way affect the understanding of Oracle, although it explains the initial feeling of entering a series where other books have gone before.

One aspect which was very enjoyable, if sometimes difficult to understand, was a mix of the ancient cultures with very current scientific ideas of quantum mechanics and time itself, as explained by another of the team, Paul. It allowed for some very strange occurrences.

Changeling: Another very intriguing start to the second story in the Jade Ihara adventures; this one has Jade and Professor traveling around the world in search of the truth behind a theory advanced by an old enemy of Jade's, a man who was a leading light in the conspiracy theory concerning Phantom Time and aliens running the world. Sadly, there is very little archaeology to lighten the non stop action.
Although good fun, with a little enjoyable banter between the two main protagonists, for this reader they remain unsubstantial characters, perhaps proving part of the main concept after all.
For fast, ongoing action, this is a must read - aliens, religious terrorists, disappearing planes, a mysterious cave no one should enter...it has it all. But somehow it doesn't quite satisfy

Exile: 'You mean you've never seen Ben Hur?' For a fairly innocuous, if indestructible, archaeologist who rarely seems to get a chance to dig, Jade Ihara certainly gets herself, and her ex-SEAL companion, Professor, caught up murderous adventures and bizarre cults. This instalment finds her once more travelling the world in search of a relic, this one dating back to the time of Cassius and the Spartacus rebellion. Doesn't sound too intrepid but, along the way, she encounters, amongst other things, kidnap, human trafficking, Voodoo zombies, power crazies, lots of swimming, lots of tears and, of course, gunshots, gunshots everywhere. Lucky that she has Professor to protect her! It was positively exhausting just to read. One brief pause, in Rome, provides a quick glimpse at the marvels of the ancient buildings before she was on the run again.

Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer, the stories in the book swiftly move along, his easy to listen to voice moving in pace with the action with good intonation and articulation,. He breathes life into the characters as they hurtle from one danger to another, his differing accents for the various nationalities encountered nicely finessed. A good performance which kept me listening to the end.
My thanks to the rights holder of this omnibus edition of the Jade Ihara Adventures who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom.
Definitely a book for fans of non stop action. And it was enjoyable.
But if i were Jade, I'd try to hide away somewhere quiet for the next few years, pottering gently on a little dig somewhere non controversial.