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Kane's Cross

Witchfinder, Book 2
Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Series: Witchfinder, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

Kane is a burned out soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress. He comes from a dysfunctional family. His parents are divorced, his sister is missing under mysterious circumstances, and his mirror twin half-brothers are displaying disturbing behaviors. It's whilst drowning his sorrows that he meets a strange girl who asks him for help. Under her influence, they embark on a transformative journey together. Soon everything about Kane's life is different. Kane knows he will have to kill their adversaries before they are all murdered. This book may be listened to as a standalone.

©2015 E.M.G. Wixley (P)2016 E.M.G. Wixley

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Kane's Cross

This audio book follows around Kane's traumatic experience of witnessing and shouldering of the guilt for his friends death in Afghanistan smoothly opens up revealing depth of emotion .The characters are carefully revealed and are truly believable as are the situations and experiences that unfold

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Another book brought to life by Nigel

Nigel Peever once again brings a story to life with his engaging reading. The characters are vivid in the listener's mind through his interpretation, and his calm and measured narration keeps the listener reassured.
I'd like to hear more audiobooks from Nigel Peever.

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A dark adventure

Excellently written and performed, the book expands upon the story of the first book adding context to the events of the first whilst maintaining the dark and forbidding atmosphere.

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Great storyline

Thank you really enjoyed listening to the book keep me wanting more Can’t wait for book 3

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I liked all e m g wixley audio books 10 out 10 I hope there is lots more to come

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Deep

What made the experience of listening to Kane's Cross the most enjoyable?

This is a fairly decent somewhat deep story with great characters, Kane, Poppy and Oliver. The story is based on PTSD, good witch and the church really good last quarter of the book. The narration was exceptional. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Thank you.

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Poignant story complimented by the narration

If you could sum up Kane's Cross in three words, what would they be?

Sensitive, Poignant, Gripping

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kane - the depth of emotion and character was really rich and the narration reflected this well.

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

Not yet but I will be interested to look at other titles as I really enjoyed the tone and delivery - very respectful to the text.

Any additional comments?

Overall a great book and a great partnership between story and reader. I hope the reader gets to continue with this style as it was really enjoyable. A must-have for a long car journey!

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Kane’s Cross another amazing audible book

My Review Of Kane’s Cross by E.M.G Wixley Kane’s Cross is another amazing audible book in the series. I love how the author has brought her stories to life with amazing sound effects and narrated voices. I loved Kane’s character, he is such a tortured soul from the war and all that played out while he was in the battle. I like how we get to see Kane’s inner heart as he gets to know Poppy who resembles his missing sister. I also loved how this audible has the power to make you jump when certain scenes play out. The story itself follows Kane suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. While drowning his memories, he meets Poppy who reminds him of his missing sister. Together they begin to uncover the cult of witch-haters, scary dolls and their dark motives towards Kane’s remaining family. Will Kane ever find out what happened to his sister? Will he be able to save his remaining family from the darkness of a cult? You’ll need to listen to this story to find out. Poppy and the freaky doll were two of my favourite characters. Poppy first seems like a shy strange runaway but she is far from that and within her journey, you get to really feel for her as she is hunted by a darkness that leads the reader to learn about who she really is and she leads Kane on his true journey. I also think the author does an amazing job with her book setting and the different parts of the lands. I think each journey takes listeners into the strange and wonderful world and sets the tone and mood very effortlessly for me to imagine. I think anyone that love character-driven stories, spooky happenings and programs like Exorcist or supernatural horrors, will love to listen to this book.

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Kane or Adam?

*Some spoilers, buy nothing to give away the story!!** Adams Cross was the first book. Kanes Cross is the second. It does follow Kane, but also follows Adam... I am also confused about several time line events. Such as in the first book Adam crushes the doll. Yet it returns here. Which is totally fine because it adds on the mystery of the doll. But then a chapter or two later, once it switches back to Kanes perspective it talks about how Adam gave the twins the doll. Why would Adam do that? Plus Adam was too busy to give the doll to them yet. So when did it happen? The narration was decent- different than the first book. The sound effects were amazing!! But I had to keep turning my volume up for the female voices and down for the rest. I could have done without the cave echo in the beginning, it made it sound like the recording was not done right, but once I realized it was sound effect from being "in a cave" it wasn't quite so bad.

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Well written, great narration, rushed story

Kane’s Cross, is the second book of the Witchfinder series, written by Elizabeth M. G. Wixley. It introduces new main characters and greatly expands the world briefly hinted at in the first book. We know follow Kane, a broken man with a troubled past, and his experiences following a random encounter with a girl called Poppy, which he quickly falls in love with. Kane is having family issues, which take a darker turn as the story develops, while Poppy is not the woman she immediately seems to be. The main character from the first book, Adam, returns, but he is now a different person all together following the happenings with the evil doll. As with the first book, it is quite well written, with lively dialogs and well developed prose that flows nicely. But similar to the first book, I found it quite jumpy in some sections, and especially the second half of the book was hard to follow. I was two-thirds of my way through the book, before I decided to restart it all together, simply because I had issues following the overall story. There are quite a number of secondary characters in the book, and multiple plotlines, and the book was simply too short to fully encompass it all in my opinion. While the book took its time in the first half, focusing mainly on setting up the plot, and introducing new characters, it went all out in the second part where everything got twisted together, and I simply lost track of all the new individuals. In the first book, the supernatural horror theme was only really hinted at throughout most of the book, at least up until the end, and felt somewhat tacked on. In this book though, it goes all out with the theme, which was fine. Unfortunately, I also felt it didn’t linger long enough on many of the aspects introduced, and I could have used with more fleshed out world building to really ensure the reader was as deeply engrossed into the world as the writer was. Because, as mentioned, the writing itself was good, and the story seemed have an overarching coherent plot, but it was just too tangled for me to follow properly. The doll is now a complete entity throughout the book, so the mysteriousness surrounding it in the first book was gone. Instead we have Poppy and her mysterious background as the new driver, which was interesting. Kane seems at first to be a re-doing of the broken Adam character from the first book, but since the first book spent all its time on developing Adam, Kane comes of as a bit whiney, simply because the book doesn’t spend enough time on developing his character beyond the first quarter of the book. At the end of the novel, he has shed his depressive past, but the journey between those two states was too shallow to be convincing. We don’t feel enough for Kane, because we don’t learn enough about him. Same goes for Poppy, as we don't learn enough about her as a person. Essentially all we get told about her, is rooted in her cultural background, so she seems very hollow as a character. While the first book was narrated by Alexander Misiti, the second (and third) book is narrated by Nigel Peever, which gave it a completely different feel. The narration by Peever was absolutely excellent, and very enjoyable. But it was a bit strange going from book one, to book two, with a completely different tone, simply due to how different the narrators were, which was a pity. Overall, if you enjoyed the first one, especially the themes presented, chances are you will like this one. Writing is good, narration excellent, the story itself somewhat too undeveloped. I received this audiobook for free in return for a review. I have no affiliation with the author, the narrator, the publisher, or their pets (Although I am sure the latter are quite nice!).

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  • TinkerMel
  • 14-09-16

Interesting, very odd book :) in a good way

This is a very interesting listen.
it definitely kept me entertained.its fast paced. I loved hearing about PSD. I know a lot of people have it, i liked hearing this writers View point of it. The characters in this book are definitely interesting and well written.
I was gratefully provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..

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  • Elaine M.
  • 04-10-16

Great Follow-Up to Adam's Cross

E.M.G. Wixley provides an excellent follow-up to Adam's Cross. The author continues to provide many twists and turns as well as plot changes that keep you on the edge of your seat. As in book 1, Adam's Cross, the characters are very well written and developed. E.M.G. Wixley keeps the horror coming and manages to create an excellent story line.

Nigel Peever did an great job with his performance of this book. I love his British Accent which made it that much more enjoyable for me. He performs each character brilliantly and provides great tone, pace, inflection and emotion that keep you engaged throughout the entire book.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-09-16

on the edge of your seat..

I must say I truly enjoyed it.. scarry and intriguing story.. great narration .

I received this audible edition for free for my honest review..

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  • Erika
  • 09-09-16

Wickedly Weird!

In this book the reader/listener meets Kane an ex-military man. He meets a young lady Poppy whom he helps. She reminds him of his sister who disappeared. He and Poppy grow close. Kane suffers from delusions and occasionally gets violent. Poppy sticks with him and they are an interesting couple between his PTSD and her own secrets. Neither one of them is really fit to work and face society.
Like the first book in the series there’s plenty of material to twist the mind and the plot takes many turns. Strange happenings and action are woven into the story taking this volume to the next level. I listened to book 1 first but the way this book is written it’s not necessary to read it first, although, I advise it because Adam’s story is revealed and he’s important in book 2 as well. This story is for readers/listeners who enjoy horror and can stomach gory scenes. It’s difficult to find an author who can balance gore and great story. E.M.G Wixley is a pro at it.
Nigel Peever narrates this volume. It took me some time to get used to his voice, mostly because of the British accent. Accents always take me awhile and I prefer listening without them. That said I enjoyed the sounds effects he adds to intensify the story and his pacing is excellent. It’s not often a narrator adds all the extras he did. Well done!

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  • Janalyn
  • 26-09-19

It just gets better!

and getting ready to read this one I thought it would be a totally unrelated story even though it said book number two. I am so amazed at how this author integrates boat stories together seamlessly. I know you hear about authors that’s band genres, but reading the books myself and just lets me know how much talent and imagination it takes to write one story but to know that this is the same author that wrote simulation games just blows me away. I know this is telling you nothing about the book, but trust me when I say if you like paranormal , good against evil with a little romance and horror thrown in forgood measure. Read this book!

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  • Zeantichrist
  • 13-08-19

A great continuation of an amazing series. Wow.

After reading the first book I was hooked and quickly started this next chapter of Adam and his creepy and vengeful doll Matthew and the so called witches of the world. One thing I've really enjoyed from this series is the emotions of all the character and how they are portrayed in a realistic every day nature. I found myself feeling for every character and loving some while really hating others. I was cheering and upset at others. E.M.G has been a masterful at controlling the wild river of emotions and events into a very interesting and well paced read. You start on one side and finish rooting for the other. Excited for what awaits after the cliffhanger to continue the story in book three. The narrator change caught me off guard but after a while I didnt seem to notice it. Nigel did a good job.

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  • Terminator Fan
  • 05-10-16

Narrator was great, but jumpy narrative dinged it

Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBoom.

The narrator did a great job on this. As a new narrator myself, I'm always listening out for how others perform their craft in the hopes that I can pick up something to help me better myself as well. No real complaints here with regard to the narration.

The writing, however, bothered me a little. The story jumped around too much - with the shifts in time jarring to the point that it affected the overall enjoyment of the book. Also, sometimes it was confusing as to what was happening or where it was happening. And the characters didn't feel very fleshed out or even compelling. I understand this was the second book in a series, but I think it was more of a standalone. If I'm mistaken, then perhaps this could partially explain some of the issues I had with the book. But not all of them.

At any rate, the premise was interesting and it certainly had some elements I generally like in a story. But unfortunately, it didn't do an effective job of bringing all those elements together for me.

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  • Raya Whitehouse
  • 14-05-20

nice

I have been going through my books, and found that some that I had listened to I hadnt posted a review, these ones wont be as detailed as ones I have listened to recently but I wanted to be sure they still got the marks I would have given them, had I thought about them at the time. As the second book in the series, it was very nicely written the book was a good listen and I very much enjoyed it.

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  • Dewey Gough
  • 03-01-20

Good Book!

The story was entertaining and had alot of twists and turns, i failed to listen to the first book in the series first, but this story worked well as a standalone novel, and i will be listening to the next book in the series. The narration in the first half of the book was too fast and hard to understand at points hence the 4 star review, it did however even out and become much better as it progressed. The way the story is told builds alot of suspense. Definitely worth a listen!

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  • Blackeagle
  • 16-10-19

Mail biting read

Kane's Cross is a fast paced intriguing read. This book kept me on pins and needles. The storyline and narrator were very engrossing. I loved the characters and how they were developed. I loved how the author approached PTSD. I received this audio book upon my request and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review.