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Refuge Omnibus Edition Audiobook

Refuge Omnibus Edition: Refuge 1 - 5

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Publisher's Summary

Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind found on postcards. Their biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. And with most of the town's residents in neighboring Ashland, for the Fourth of July fireworks show, Refuge is quieter than usual. That is, until the Baptist church's bell starts ringing - on its own.

The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the bell is just the beginning. The air shimmers. The night-time sky fills with a burning red aurora. The moon, previously a crescent, is now full. And just hours after dusk, the sun returns to the sky, revealing an endless desert where there was once a mountainous pine forest.

Led by ex-Army Ranger turned surrealist painter, Griffin Butler, Sheriff Rebecca Rule and her deputy, Helena Frost, the residents of Refuge must weather an ever changing onslaught of otherworldly dangers while trying to uncover how and why the landscape beyond town shifts every time the church bell tolls.

As a sequence of horrific events threaten to destroy the town, the residents must band together, search for answers and find a way to defend their homes, or Refuge will be lost.

Refuge is a serialized novel, co-authored by #1 Amazon.com horror author, Jeremy Bishop, and five other authors, including Amazon.com best sellers Kane Gilmour and David McAfee, USA Today best seller, Robert Swartwood, and newcomer Daniel Boucher. The novel was released in five parts, every two weeks beginning in late 2013, but it is now available as one complete novel. So listen for the individual parts or the whole completed novel. Either way, you're in for a creepy ride.

©2014 Jeremy Robinson (P)2014 Jeremy Robinson

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    anne edwards 15/08/2016
    anne edwards 15/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping"

    Keeps you wondering what will happen on their next shift and what they will encounter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mr gb clarke rossendale, lancs United Kingdom 28/07/2016
    mr gb clarke rossendale, lancs United Kingdom 28/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "So very different !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Refuge Omnibus Edition to be better than the print version?

    Not read the printed version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The new idea, a whole town disappears, the new worlds the differing characters from a normal town who have to radically change to meet each new environment.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is the first performance I've heard and I'm impressed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the character Sam realises he's been bitten and will soon change, he wants to protect his children.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazing story idea, that would make an excellent TV series. So many worlds to explore ! Compares with my other favourites, yesterday's gone and contamination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Matthew
    SEATTLE, WA, United States
    28/07/14
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    "I am still not so sure about this one..."
    What did you like best about Refuge Omnibus Edition? What did you like least?

    The books spins off in so many ( sometimes wild directions ) that is it hard to find one point either way. This is an at times violent, jarring book, with a number of direction changes, well developed characters and surreal circumstances.
    I enjoyed it for the most part, but it certainly does sound/feel like it was written by many different authors.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure it could be the same book if it was altered. Maybe edited to be more linear, although I think the point is not to do that. It is also somewhat deriviative of some other " small town/altered realities" books I have listened to.
    That said, it is sort of a "greatest hits' of that genre, and well done as such.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I recall, and he does a fine job here.


    Could you see Refuge Omnibus Edition being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    SyFy with no names.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to give this offering a higher rating, but it spins abit too far out of control for my tastes. May just be mine. It sprawls, it's messy, but it is performed well, and on balance I recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kenna
    Brentwood, CA, United States
    13/04/14
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    "Steven King But Better"
    Would you listen to Refuge Omnibus Edition again? Why?

    oh yes, in a minute. The story was awesome.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    Griif, of sourse


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    ohhh yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, great characters ... I wanna know what happens next!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • rene
    Henrietta, Tx, United States
    23/05/14
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    "Good Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a pretty good story with lots of adventures and cool characters


    What other book might you compare Refuge Omnibus Edition to and why?

    I think Refuge stands on its own


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first book with him and he's a capable narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last Battle with the Giant


    Any additional comments?

    A good story. No definite ending. hoping there's another to wrap it up, settle it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • K. Allenby
    Grimsby, UK
    10/04/14
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    "Brilliant"

    If you are anything like me, you are looking at this and thinking.....five parts and five different authors, this is not going to work. But like me, you would be very wrong. It worked wonderfully, the authors really complimented each other and the story flows pretty flawlessly. Jeremy Bishop has once again created great, memorable characters and brought together a group of talented authors to tell an interesting tale.
    This series captures your attention and imagination, you cannot help but wonder what is happening to the town of Refuge. I couldn't stop listening, I refused to sleep until I had finished. What a wild ride!
    The only negative thing I can say is that it ends, like all good things. But I really hope we will see more of Refuge in the future, fingers crossed.
    Jeffrey Kafer puts on a top-notch performance, I think everyone should listen to it.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sysop
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    16/07/14
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    "BONG!"

    Loved it! I can't wait for the next installment. It started off a little slow, but by the time I got to the 5th book it was racing along. Very good narration, easy to listen to and plenty of difference between the characters. Recommended listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • P.O. Bshaw
    18/11/16
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    "SEVEN TIMES"

    HOW IS THERE NO SEASON2...HOW IS THIS NOT A TV SHOW?!?!STRANGER THINGS isnt this good and i f***ing LLLOOVED STRANGER THINGS..If i shared this with any more people id have restraining orders...CMON SEASON 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • beth
    Palm Harbor, FL, United States
    15/01/16
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    "Round and round we go"

    What a great book. At first it isn't quite clear, but then you think you figured it out, but you didn't! You never know what you will see or what will happen when the bell rings, but I promise, if you like a good horror meets mad scientist book, you will love this.
    A new author in my favorites

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kyle wray
    25/09/15
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    "New Hampshire accents waaaat?"

    Don't let the heavy accent kafer tries to lay on thick in the intro dissuade you from this amazing series! Jeremy Bishop has done it again folks! The books blend together seamlessly despite each book having a separate coauthor. It is my hope that season 2 of this great series isn't too far off. Kafer once again pulls off an incredible performance as he has with all of Bishop's work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Lyn
    Raleigh NC
    14/08/15
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    "Great Series"
    What did you love best about Refuge Omnibus Edition?

    We loved that it is all in one, and the characters are real people in impossible realities.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Each book was done with a new author but the series was seamless. They showed real people with real flaws overcoming the impossible.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This compares very will. We have listened to the Rebecca Cantrell and the Chess team series. He does very well in all of them.


    If you could take any character from Refuge Omnibus Edition out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The sheriff, she was a real lady who lost her husband and still brought the town together.


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RobertT364
    07/05/15
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    "A good compliation"

    I thought this was well written all around. It definitely gave me some other authors to look into reading / listening too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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