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Falls the Shadow

(Warmer Collection)
Narrated by: Ryan Burke
Length: 37 mins
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Summary

A North Carolina combat vet finds himself far from home on the front lines of an environmental battle to save the planet in an award-winning author’s provocative story of a twenty-first-century Wild West.

Joel Dunbar, the last branch of an Appalachian family tree, accepts a mysterious invitation from a billionaire plutocrat to attend a conservation expo in San Francisco. The rock star environmentalist has startling plans for the future and a caveat for Joel: don’t ask too many questions, and don’t divulge any answers. But when Joel befriends a rebellious eco-friendly Arizona rancher, he’s roped into a new kind of war, with new kinds of casualties.

Skip Horack’s Falls the Shadow is part of Warmer, a collection of seven visions of a conceivable tomorrow by today’s most thought-provoking authors. Alarming, inventive, intimate, and frightening, each story can be read, or listened to, in a single breathtaking sitting.

©2018 Skip Horack (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • DS
  • 04-12-18

story seemed flat

The story was pretty dull. I kept waiting for something interesting or a twist but in the end it was just pretty dull.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 28-11-18

It felt like the train actually jumped tracks...

What the hell happened to this story? I listened to it and felt that the end wasn't so much of a train wreck, but that the train actually jumped tracks and we ended up in a totally different story... It made my head swim, I even wondered if I'd missed part of it, and backed up to be sure. Nope, I didn't miss it, and it had to be the same story, cause our protagonist was there...
Narration was fine... hummm...

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  • shelly brown
  • 11-01-20

bleh

Should have shortened it considerably. Boring. The connection to the theme of climate was tenuous to the book collection.

I was unimpressed with the narrator.

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  • A Reader
  • 25-12-18

dissappointing

decent idea poorly developed lackluster performance do not waste your time listening to this story

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  • David
  • 28-11-18

The narration was distracting.

The narrator's fast-pace was an annoying distraction. It was read as if a great deal of the writing was one massive, run-on sentence filled with random commentary. The title is only 37 minutes long and I couldn't even finish it.

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  • Amy
  • 10-11-18

Confused

The author spends most of the story describing details, that are irrelevant for the most part. Very little storytelling, no clue what his point was. Don’t waste your time.

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  • Avid_readerSS
  • 10-11-18

Senseless

Well read, interesting characters, but pointless. I was left feeling disappointed, my time was wasted

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  • Kimberly
  • 03-11-18

What? That's it?

I'm not sure I understand the point of this piece. it seemed to end very abruptly with no real point or conclusion to the story. The narrator was mostly fine, but perhaps a bit boring.