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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
"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.
This book takes many turns and each of them were incredible. Definitely a good listen
Awesome book. The story is absolutely amazing. A universe I would have loved to live.
"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.
"pretty good story"
Could do without the liberal propaganda but it's only slightly interjected.
Otherwise good listen.
Somebody should tell the author that it could have been worse....Hillary or Bernie could have been elected
"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 :)
"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.
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