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The World Walker Audiobook

The World Walker: The World Walker Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall.

In Australia, a magician impresses audiences by producing real elephants. Nobody realizes it's not an illusion.

Across the world, individuals and ancient organizations with supernatural power suddenly detect the presence of something even they can't understand.

At the center of it all, Seb Varden, a 32-year old musician with a secret in his past, slits his wrists, is shot dead and run over on the freeway. He's had better days.

Seb is about to discover the universe is a far more complicated place than he'd ever imagined.

©2016 Ian Sainsbury (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 24/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great first book"

    Thought I would give this book a go and It didn't disappoint.
    Had no problems with the reader which is very important to me.
    Great twists and terns just hope the next book holds up to this great standard that's been set.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Cobb Stockport, UK 08/02/2017
    Lee Cobb Stockport, UK 08/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A Punt"

    Looking for something for my walk to work. I find authors I never heard of a gamble. But I really enjoyed it. Read well by Todd Boyce. I heartily recommend this really good story. Nicely finished too.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    J Blackmur 07/06/2017
    J Blackmur 07/06/2017
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    "Great book...looking forward to the next in the series"

    This is the first time I have listened to anything by Mr Sainsbury, and I thoroughly enjoyed it...an innovative theme (for me at least) and I have already bought books 2 and 3. Looking forward to listening further.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    peardrop 06/06/2017
    peardrop 06/06/2017
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    "Unusual concept"

    Intriguing idea woven into an interesting story. It certainly leaves you wanting to know what happens next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 04/06/2017
    Patricia 04/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting Story"

    Good storyline. Keeps you wanting to know more. Can hardly wait to get started on book 2.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jem 31/05/2017
    Jem 31/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "best book I've heard for a long time!"

    Sainsbury is a fantastic and imaginative writer! Brilliant first part of a Trilogy. Off to listen to part 2!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Russell 12/05/2017
    Russell 12/05/2017
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    "An intriguing and original read "

    Liked everything about this book and the narration really added to the enjoyment. Looking forward to the next volume.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 22/06/2017
    Alex 22/06/2017
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    "Definitely one for a teenage audience."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Unfortunately towards the end, I was looking forward to the book finishing.


    Has The World Walker put you off other books in this genre?

    Possibly. I probably wouldn't buy anything by the same author again.


    What three words best describe Todd Boyce’s performance?

    Mediocre at best


    Could you see The World Walker being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    My girlfriend watches a terrible show called 'supernatural'. I've not seen much of it but this book put me in mind of that show. So yeah, this could easily be made into a TV series.... and my girlfriend would probably watch it.


    Any additional comments?

    I get the strong impression that the first draft of this book was written in the margins of high school textbooks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynical Wench 17/06/2017
    Cynical Wench 17/06/2017

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    "Dull & tedious with characters I can't care about"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Good narration. Book itself was tedious. The author seems to like using 50 words when only 10 are needed. Most of the characters leave me disinterested. I didn't bother finishing it.


    What will your next listen be?

    My next book will be a Stephen King or a Tad Williams.


    Was The World Walker worth the listening time?

    Absolutely not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 17/06/2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Really enjoyed this book with its ability to keep me listening into the early hours. Superb narration. I really recommend this book.

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  • DobieChuck
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    15/01/17
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    "Good Stuff"

    Very good read w/ some sneaky creativity... First you think SF, then you think fantasy, then you thin SF again... It literally is SF&F perfectly blended, w/ a strong influence of the Clark assertion that anything not sufficiently understood is indistinguishable from magic... Genre bending and fusing... Kinda urban/contemporary fantasy, but only slightly as the SF elements become more recognizable... Some really good characters, complete w/ a decidedly dastardly bad guy... The narration is adequate, but adds little to the experience... Which is fine, bc this story is where it's at and the narrator has it easy w/ such a smooth flowing yarn... Feels like there's a dash of Larry Niven's Magic universe influencing w/ better results imo...

    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • TJunk
    08/02/17
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    "Decent read"

    Different plot direction that I initially assumed was happening. I liked the direction, was just blind sided by it. This doesn't happen often so I'm happy with the result. Can't wait for book 2.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Tommy
    18/03/17
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    "Great book"

    Love this genre and this is def one of the better books in this genre. If your looking for the next book to read or series to start can't go wrong with this one!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    05/04/17
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    "Brain Candy for Nerds"

    This book instantly gets your blood pumping and kept me guessing which direction it would go in. The explanation of Seb's power is such brain candy and I thoroughly enjoyed it. looking forward to the next book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy Chilton-Kendrick
    Ouray, CO United States
    26/04/17
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    "Enjoyable From Start to Finish"

    Narrator is very good but the story will snatch you up and keep you entertained all the way to the end. This audiobook has it all: suspense, mystery, aliens, romance, and super powers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • zzzspawn
    05/04/17
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    "very good, a little bit explainy"

    it was interesting and I wish it had been hinting more about a sequal.

    overall I loved the scifi, it fit with the characters knowledge, and because of this I didn't feel like I needed too much technobabble.

    the only thing I didn't like was that it seemed like the author believes the readers of sci-fi is just as clueless as a musician/hippie/dude, and not well versed in the typical tropes and ideas; so at times I found myself almost a little annoyed as I was being explained to like a 5 year old.

    other than that I only had one logical fallacy stick with me, and overall enjoyed the ride :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    31/03/17
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    "Amazing"

    This book takes many turns and each of them were incredible. Definitely a good listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jahrael Davis
    30/03/17
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    "Amazing"

    Awesome book. The story is absolutely amazing. A universe I would have loved to live.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • roadmedic
    10/03/17
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    "It was ok , but"

    It was a good book but would have been better without all the time spent trying to explain his world view. It was like the author was trying to preach to us.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Vincent P.
    california
    21/06/17
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    "Great!"

    great book with a different touch about magic, great story, good characters, very interesting read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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