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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Anomaly comes the second installment in The Anomaly Files, a series in the tradition of James Rollins of a team investigating American myths and legends.

Still recovering from the shocking revelations they uncovered deep in uncharted territory in the Grand Canyon, American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumored case of witchcraft and possession.

Nolan hopes their new case, in a quaint village in the middle of the woods, will prove much more like those he and his team investigated prior to their trip to Kincaid's cavern.

But as the residents accounts of strange phenomena add up, Nolan and company begin to suspect something all too real and dangerous may be at play. A force that may not be willing to let them escape the village unscathed.

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©2019 Michael Rutger (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Rutger's creepy, creative sequel to 2018's The Anomaly does a fine job ratcheting up the tension. Fans of supernatural thrillers will be more than satisfied." (Publishers Weekly)

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Incomprehensible

This book is utterly ridiculous!!! The storyline difficult to follow. You only have one Ken to help you through the story . Waste of time and more importantly credit. I believe authors owe listeners their credits back! I liked the first book which is why I was waiting for authors second. Couldn’t care less about a third.

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Like an X-Files series.

I have enjoyed both books in this series. They are well told story lines that slowly sneak from the normal to the abnormal (for lack of a better term). I recommend both books and am awaiting another in this series.

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Not as good as The Anomaly

I purchased The Possession after listening to the first book in the series, The Anomaly - which I very much enjoyed. The Possession is narrated by a different narrator, who often falls into a monotone and is terrible with the other voices - especially Ken's who is english. The narrator's english accent is painful to listen to. The characters in this book are the same as in the first, yet you would be hard pressed to recognize them. Without spoiling the story, these characters go through harrowing experiences in The Anomaly and develop very close relationships as a result of surviving terrible events together. I could not read/listen to that book fast enough. It was a good read. But The Possession made me question if these same characters were the same people or if the book had been written by the same author. Maybe it is because I was put off by the poor narration since I really hated it. However I think along with the bad character development that the plot for The Possession is very weak, muddled and made it difficult to suspend disbelief. I have read many of Michael Marshall Smith's novels (he is writing this series as Michael Rutger) and is the reason I bought these audio books. But this book does not compare to his other novels. I am not sure I will purchase anymore in the series.

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Very thankful.

Although not quite as good as "The Anomaly" I did enjoy this quite a bit though it took a bit too long for the story to really get going.

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Average at best

this book is living proof that you should keep the same narrator through an entire series if possible. if you listened to book one like I did, the difference in narrator is extremely jarring for book 2. furthermore while the author once again writes a good book, it got extremely hard to follow in the middle all the way to the end. honestly I'm somewhat surprised I made it all the way through this book

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Don't waste your money!

This book was poorly written and very hard to follow along. It took off on so many tangents and jumped around too much.

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a little bit of a let down

i wanted to read this book because the first one was so fantastic. this one didn't grab me like the other one did or keep me glued... plus the narrator was different and i already had Ken s voice as the other guys. this narrator didn't do ken justice.

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Good story.

over all good story. not as good as the anomaly but not bad. i will read another of nolan's adventures if it is written.

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Could have been better

I really want to know from the author, was it his decision to change the narrator? what an effect when you grow over hours of listening, a relationship almost human with the characters. Then those whom you met, analyzed, liked or disliked in your mind, become total strangers in a "weaker" story...or what appeared to be because of the new setting.
Michael, I wished for the same from the time at the grand canyon, and I didn't get that.

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Unsatisfying!!

The story is nebulous. It meanders and often goes nowhere. The narrator’s performance was flat.