New York City is built upon a dark secret. If this knowledge falls into the wrong hands, the city will crumble.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author J. F. Penn...
When a woman is crucified on a burning cross in downtown Manhattan, it marks the beginning of a dangerous crusade. The Confessors seek the powerful relic of a dark angel, and they will stop at nothing to get it.
ARKANE agent Jake Timber is in New York to investigate the 11th-century Cloisters Cross alongside Naomi Locasto, a linguist, when they become entangled in the mystery.
As his past threatens to overwhelm him, can Jake find the relic of the angel before the Confessors destroy the city?
This is book 7 of the ARKANE supernatural thriller series, but it can also be enjoyed as a standalone novel.
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Yes Its a good short story with plenty of action
In The church when Jake encounters the angel?
Im normally a reader and not a listener but have started to listen to a few of my favourite books and really enjoy the readers interpretation of them so will continue use Audible.
Joanna Penn's books are always extremely well written and researched and her Arkane series is fast paced and exciting, - no time to catch your breath fast. I had not previously read One Day In New York so, when given the opportunity to receive a copy of the new audio version in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance. Unfortunately, I found it almost impossible to listen to the narrator. His voice timbre suited the story very well but his irritating habit of down turning the tone at the end of, and sometimes in the middle of, every sentence was so disconcerting and morose that it invariably sent me into a semi stupor within minutes leaving me no clue as to what was happening.
I made several concerted attempts to listen to the end but was so distracted by the voice that, eventually, I bought the kindle edition in order to be able to follow the story.
so, do buy the book which is of Joanna's high standard but, unless you are an insomniac looking for a cure, avoid the audio version.
I enjoyed the plot and the story and the way the narrative kept me engaged. I don't normally read or listen to this genre, but enjoyed this thoroughly.
I did not like the narrators voice.
"Action in overdrive!"
This was so fast paced! Loved that. Not the first in the series but it bother the story but possibly there's more to it later? I listened for free for my review and though not usually a military type story this was throughly enjoyed!
"Now I have to read the series!"
Always is, but I only listened!
This is a supernatural mystery thriller....and its a good one....
I have, and I like Jeffrey's narration...he has a great masculine deep voice..and makes the story even more intense!
I was really not happy when the nun was almost violated....that is just so wrong!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This was creepy from the start...a person being burnt on a cross is never a good sign! The story is quick and intense, and one you will not want to put down! Jake is an arkane agent and comes to NY to help investigate an ancient cross that may have fallen into the wrong hands...and gets more than what he bargains for....danger ensues and he finds himself having to make a decision that could possibly destroy the city but may help him get the revenge he has wanted for his family for a long time....Pretty good listen..and made me want to listen to the whole series! Great narration and I recommend!!
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"Jake's Solo Mission in New York"
One Day in New York is a test for Jake Timber to re-evaluate himself if he can be a partner to Dr. Morgan Sierra. In the past series of the ARKANE series, Jake has been injured twice and now he questions himself if he can still be an ARKANE agent.
In One Day in New York, Jake has to locate an artifact with the help of an ARKANE linguist, Naomi Locasto. What began as a murder investigation turns out to be a race to find a relic of angel that can grant a wish and in return, can destroy the City of New York.
I love the the way the story begins. It starts with a carpenter who is putting a cross together and no one questions him. In the time of 9/11, people are still oblivious. It is an attention grabber and enter Jake Timber. It is a great action pack story as Jake and Naomi (a field newbie) tried to place the pieces together to prevent another supernatural disaster all within a day. It is also a self-discovery of what Jake and Naomi can do as ARKANE agents.
The narrator, Jeffrey Kafer does a pretty good job in narrating Jake Timber's adventure. He gives a very good dimension to Jake's character in this book.
I was given this audiobook by the author to write a voluntary review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.
"A Great Listen!"
A fast paced tale that ended too quickly. Jake's first solo adventure was very entertaining. I listened to it in one sitting. ARKANE adventures are exciting and educational. I can't wait for the next adventure, I only hope it is longer.
"A great way to check out the series!"
Note: Even though this is Book 7 in the series, it worked just fine as a stand alone story.
ARKANE agents Jake Timber and Naomi Locasto work together to thwart the efforts of a radical group called the Confessors. A burnt corpse on a cross marks the start of their efforts to tract down an ancient relic. Plenty of action and mystery makes up this tale.
Jake was a pretty interesting character. He’s South African by birth. Normally he works in London or Europe, but his last mission left him a bit dinged up. So he was sent to New York to work an easy case. However, this mission didn’t turn out to be as easy as he expected. Luckily, he had a local, Naomi, to show him around.
Naomi was also an interesting character. She’s worldly, clever, and a linguist. She’s also the one with the intel on what little is known about the Confessors. Together they seek answers by checking out the Cloisters Cross. Things do not go as planned. The action really picks up at this point and the ARKANE agents must move swiftly to successfully stop the Confessors.
Behind the scenes is a very determined man who will stop at almost nothing to obtain a cure to a long-term poisoning he is suffering from. While this character was pretty one dimensional, he added extra depth to the plot. Not only does ARKANE have to deal with the Confessors, but they also got this guy pulling strings.
I really enjoyed the mix of action, quiet contemplation of larger things (like angels), and the very light romantic interest between the two main characters. If you haven’t checked out other books in this series, then I feel this is a good one to give a try. It has definitely intrigued me.
I received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Narration: Jeffrey Kafer did a very nice job with this book. He had a nice, light South African accent for Jake. His female voices were believable and distinct. His French accent was also excellent.
"Quick Thriller With Religious Undertones"
Quick, religious thriller.
The most memorable moment would probably be when they were exploring and Jake was left to let the others lead on.
I liked all of it pretty much. No complaints, but also it was short enough that I don't have a whole lot that grew on me either.
No, but that's not a bad thing because it's not what I listen to/read books for.
I received this for free in exchange for an honest review and found myself rather entertained by something that moreso than other audiobooks I've listened to lends itself to a one sitting experience. Despite the fact that I used the word religious in the description I believe it's important to note the fact that the religious angle doesn't beat you over the head even though the action centers around religious objects. The good guys take it more as a defense of the world kind of deal and not as protecting the artifacts they believe in. So that was a happy surprise.
"Wow! Paranormal mysteries in the religious aspect."
One Day in New York ranks among the top of the list for me. I enjoyed the roll of the voice along with the power of each word used in the story to draw the world, story, characters, and events.
I'm not one to compare books, but picking one I'd go with The Da Vinci Code. The aspect of the religion has a mystery of truth and possibly a darker side to it. Well written story here with a small twist of paranormal feel to it as well.
Jeffery's voice is a strong, deep sound that rolls through the story with ease. From the beginning I didn't even realize he was reading me a story. This is a wonderful thing from narrators, as they do not distract from the story but add to and heighten it. I could easily see his voice being the representation of Jake's. His strong voice is attractive to listen to while he's reading the story. When he sets into Jake's, Naomi's, or any other characters dialog you can feel the emotions take over. This story is a thriller, mystery case that his voice fits perfectly for. Oh! He does the high pitched voice of a curator at the museum, it fits well!
I was gripped to the book, listening to all. I wanted to absorb every detail I could. With the first sentence, I knew that sentence was leading somewhere and I wanted to know from the end of reading it.
The end had a moment that my jaw dropped. I was shocked to hear what we saw. It was amazing to hear/read this twist. (Of course, this is my first Penn book and I'd love to hear/read more.)
There is a religious aspect to this story. But DO NOT let that push you away if you don't read religion. This is NOT preaching to you. This is NOT the religion you would think of at first thought. It's more of a deeper and possibly darker side to it. There are so many aspects that are looked into with the religious writings, and that's used here. An old feel to it that reminds me of the Freemasons secrets. All with a paranormal twist to it as well, with angels and healing and more. It draws me in to the mystery of what it is. Why did they do this? What is the relic they are looking for?
This is a story that pulls at my attention. Holding me to listen to every word to understand all the items connected to the relics and history.
I loved how this story was presented and how everything flowed into what's to come with grace. This is a novella and there is not one wasted word present. All is needed to lead you to where you need to be and bring you there with bated breath. Then where we end up! Oh, I'm not telling you as I want you to enjoy the experience as much as I did.
"Short AND sweet?"
Why is Book 7 the shortest? No really! Why? I don't understand that! Stone of Fire: An ARKANE Thriller, Book 1 is one of my favorite books i read in a wile! It is 7 hrs and 28 mins and this book is 2 hrs and 25 mins! That is my biggest complaint about this book, all 6 before this has been longer! This was a real "page turner" in the sense that the chapters all ended in cliffhangers that kept egging you on. I listened to the entire book in a single sitting. Since Penn's stories are on the short side, they are perfect for long car or airplane rides.
Jeffrey Kafer does a great job on the narration, Kafer gives a very professional and gave a flawless reading. I really hated to see the story end I was so hooked into this tale. 2 hrs and 25 mins with fun!
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"The Good, the Bad, and the Clueless."
I have never read this author before, but I will now! Novellas are not usually my thing, but this one is rather like a hook to get one addicted to others in the series. The protagonists feel real, and the visualization is clear and relatable. Good evidence of sound historical research and vivid imagination. See publisher's summary for lead in without spoilers. Be assured, this read is worth the time and money!
Sorry, but personally, I don't think that Kafer was a good fit here. His style is a little too detached for my taste. Good on a technical level, but just not engaged.
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"A little short"
This book is kinda of short but it is a action packed story. One of my favorite things about J. F. Penn I always learn something new.
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