Your audiobook is waiting…

The Silver City

A Prequel of the Father Earth Series
Narrated by: C. J. McAllister
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

A helicopter touches down in Fin Shaw's front yard. Inside is a man that has some big news to break. "Fin, you're going with me to Egypt!" The moment the young archaeologist has been waiting for his entire life has arrived! The men arrive in the Valley of the Kings and locate a secret chamber in the tomb of King Tutankhamun that has an insane secret. 

Two silver boxes hold all the answers. Fin finds himself trekking across frozen tundra with the love of his life in peril to find a lost city, only to be confronted with the greatest mystery of all time while being pursued by a global crime syndicate. What will Fin find in the ancient hidden city? King's setup to the Father Earth series will leave you wanting more. A must-listen novella.

©2018 Brad W. King (P)2019 Brad W. King

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A great beginning for a series!

The author Brad W. King had started writing a beautiful story, this first part as short as it is includes so much in it, like a great adventure, mysteries, gangsters and much much more.
I can only hope that the whole series will continue with such greatness as this was.
A lot of credit belongs to the narrator C. J. McAllister who totally brought this story to life, every character was narrated perfectly, you could feel each of the characters felling like your own.
Both the author and the narrator or more like the story and the narrator where a perfect match!

I full heartedly without a doubt recommend this audiobook for all !!!



In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Exciting thrill ride

I very much enjoyed this novella. It managed to pack a lot of information and scenes into such a short tale while still leaving the reader wanting more.

Narrator C. J. McAllister did an excellent job narrating and bringing the story to life. Pacing was excellent.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Silver City

I liked the book to begin with. It was fast paced and had an interesting plot. Somethings I guessed whilst others not so much.
My problem with this book is that the main character cared more for his dog than his brother. He did not even try to get him back. I mean really. The second I felt it was rushed towards the end. It could do with an extension. I felt dissatisfied when I finished listening to it.
Other than this it was an interesting read. Would I listen or read the next in the series? I would actually. I want to know what happens next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Prelude!

If you like archeological mysteries, this book is for you. The listen is more of a short story lasting a little over 3 hours and I was not ready for it to end. Author Brad King takes the listener from the hot sands of Egypt to the cold ice of Siberia in search of the Silver City. Narrator CJ McAllister is one of my favorites and does his usual excellent narration. I can’t wait for the next installment. I just hope it is more the length of a novel.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I want more

was a great and thrilling ride it was I loved this so very much it was so well-written and well-developed and I will not complain because I okay with short stories but I want some more from this book
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Discoveries, deceptions and digits.

This book acts as an excellent prequel to a.new series, Father Earth, which details how Finn Shaw, aged 24, came to be the person he will undoubtedly be in the forthcoming books. The earlier part of the novella is devoted to Finn's personal background: his hopes, ambitions and the family he loves, at the same time giving the reader a glimpse into his personality. The the location moves to Egypt with new boss, Ryan, and the excavations taking place, and it is here that the adventure begins.

The story is intriguing but holds little sense of tension and, although considerable energy has been put into building character, they remain mostly flat and unreal, protagonists seen through a misted glass. And the ending, when it comes, seems to be rushed.
C.J.McAllister, the narrator, helps to fill some of the character deficiencies, giving each an individual voice and breathing extra life into each one, Finn included. And his reading was paced with the text. But his performance is tempered by the writing itself - there is only so much that he can do.

Overall, it was a short, easy read which, essentially, simply introduced the man who will almost certainly be the main protagonist of the new series whose nature will be essential in understanding the books to come. These hold promise of exciting stories and great potential. My thanks to the rights holder of Silver City who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy via Audiobook Boom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • TU
  • 02-21-19

pretty good prequel

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

This was an interesting, if short, sci fi/adventure story. I thought it was well written and narrated and very entertaining. It was good enough that I'm interested in the full series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful sci fi

Great story I liked the characters they were fun to follow many twists and turns it was a great sci fi Im glad I got a chance to listen

Thank you

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not sold, but still interested.

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

TLDR; Probably best for the recommended age range. Does contain some death/dying scenes.

This one is a hard one to rate, There are a few plot holes and a particularly bad one at the end of the book. Spoiler: The gun could have jammed and that would have solved the problem. That said it's targeted towards younger readers that will probably overlook those issues. As an adult, I had a harder time getting into the story, but as an 11-13 year old this would have been a great pick-up.

Overall, not for me, but for an 11-13 year old, probably would be a great book.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Great concept, messy follow through

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I’m torn whether I will give another book a try. I love the premise of the story and am interested in where this is going. There was action and intrigue. My issues are with the continuity of the story. I’ll try to be vague to not give too much away.
-major dig and only one security guard?
-crime syndicate breaks into the tomb but leaves one wall in tact and that is the one they’re looking for?
-Where does Fin- recent college grad- get the money to go to the tundra?
-why would Egyptian hidden city be all the way in the Siberian tundra- how did they get materials there?
-love of his life so soon?
-one day in Egypt, next day fully kitted for the tundra?
-altitude sickness?
-contents of one box materializes when the holder is not present?
-all supposed to be secretive yet physical things happen that are observed and unexplained? Wouldn’t that nullify the secrecy?
-one paragraph states someone has only few years to live, next one says few hours?
I’m all for si-fi, fantasy, mystical stuff, but things need to have a degree of plausibility and have continuity in the imagined.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( CJ McAllister ) and I would listen to another. He did great narrating this book. He gave each character individual voices and expression. He did well with the action parts.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful