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Dark Resurrection Audiobook

Dark Resurrection: The Colony, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Five years after a tragic expedition put New Hope Island back in the headlines, past-his-prime crime author Dennis Thorpe leads a writers' retreat to that secluded corner of the Hebrides.... The group is never seen again.

Ruthie Gillespie, the beautiful, heavily tattooed, hard-drinking author of dark tales for children, was supposed to be among their number, but something stopped her at the eleventh hour, and it isn't long before the police come knocking. With her escape tying her irrevocably to the case, Ruthie falls deeper and deeper into a web of dark magic and darker secrets as it becomes clear that the writers' pasts are not what they seem.

How far can you take an investigation when your own life is threatened? Do you continue, knowing that you must find the answers before the island claims another victim? Or do you run and hope that it never catches up with you?

©2015 Francis Cottam (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Drew 21/05/2016
    Drew 21/05/2016 Member Since 2017

    Drew

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    "Mixed experience"

    I listened to The Colony back in 2013. I enjoyed it and was looking forward to this follow-up. I listened to The Going and the Rise novella first. This features a character, Ruthie, who then has a prominent role in Dark Resurrection. Annoyingly, a detailed summary of The Going is featured in DR. This is the most obvious example of padding-out this long novel.

    I wish I had revisited The Colony before listening to DR. Some of the characters from DR feature in the new novel and I couldn't remember their back story. Like The Colony, I found that this novel had far too many characters and distinguishing some of them was not easy.

    I stuck with the story to the end but it took a lot of effort. It seemed very long and didn't sustain my inteterest.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John 15/06/2017
    John 15/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good sequel but flawed again"

    If you enjoyed the first book you'll probably still enjoy this. Some of the same problems remain, if anything the repetition of the backstory and the exposition has got worse. The new characters are essentially the same as the old ones.

    Additionally, the balance of the forces on the island has changed which seemed a bit unlikely all things considered and seems to have been done to shape the new story than because if fitted within the existing story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Keith McCrea Omagh, Northern Ireland. UK 20/09/2017
    Keith McCrea Omagh, Northern Ireland. UK 20/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant Audible version"

    This is a fantastic second book of this series. It gripping and so well written. The audible version is so well preformed. I actually listened along while reading the book. I highly recommend this audible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shaz 09/05/2017
    Shaz 09/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "amazingly creepy"

    I absolutely loved this book. as creepy as the first one. rintoul tells the story amazingly. only book that has made my flesh crawl.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. B. Connor Yorkshire, England 17/03/2017
    J. B. Connor Yorkshire, England 17/03/2017 Member Since 2015

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    "More good stuff!"

    If you haven't read the first Colony book you need to before starting this one. Loved the narrator and the very creative way the author continues the story even though it is some years later. Descriptions of scenery wonderful. Thank you Mr Cottam!

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    Amazon Customer 13/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    very good
    all I expected. let's hope he comes up with some thing as good next time .

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  • Dawnde W.
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    17/07/17
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    "UM... How stupid do you think we are?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not re-writing the exact same book. I mean EXACT! Down to the save the day ending with guess what? A Book! Seriously? I am so pissed I spent a credit on this I could scream. If Audible didn't let us return books I would scream..


    Would you ever listen to anything by F. G. Cottam again?

    I don't know. I'm not generally a "throw the baby out with the bath water" kind of girl... but if he thinks it was ok to present this book as a "Second" in the series (when it should have said it was a revised version of the first) then I don't really trust him.


    Any additional comments?

    I am just really bummed, and shocked that in the prior reviews no one mentioned the fact that this was in no way, shape, or form, a "new" story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jksullycats
    Monroe, GA USA
    17/07/17
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    "Didn't I already listen to this?"
    What would have made Dark Resurrection better?

    First, there were too many story similarities between this and the first book in the series. General storyline down to specific quotes from characters (i.e. McIntire talking about being responsible for sending people to the island). REALLY?? You needed to learn that lesson a second time and go through exactly the same realization process? Second, make it scary.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Hopefully something scary... they are hard to find.


    What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lack of a headache. Seriously, I listen to audiobooks mostly because reading gives me migraines... but the narration was fine. I actually really liked the sinister voices done in the first book. I'm sorry they weren't put into play in this book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I really couldn't even finish the last hour and 15 minutes of it.... maybe there was something redeeming in there. But it seemed to be heading for a similar ending as the first book, and I already heard that.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julie Nooner
    WOODS CROSS, UT, US
    27/04/16
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    "good story"

    The reader used the same voice and inflections for every character, so I found it difficult to differentiate characters and keep up with the story. I actually had to listen to portions multiple times to figure out what was going on. I did have a good plot and I did enjoy listening...just have gotten spoiled by other audio books that do different voices which makes it easier for me to multitask

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L. K.
    Tennessee
    19/04/16
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    "Fascinating Sequel!!!!"

    The author has created a fascinating sequel by assembling both a familiar and original combination of successful elements. I loved the new characters: They blend well with story lines from the first novel. Totally satisfying follow up. To the author - Please do not wait so long to give us the next novel in this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DobieChuck
    Colorado
    17/04/16
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    "Satisfying Second Sojourn"

    An excellent followup to The Colony, and imo better than it's progenitor... A bit of horror, but mor of a psychological thriller w/ supernatural and gothic elements... I thought the story flowed well w/ an easy pace accented w/ good setting and imagery... The underlying mystery is put together well and has some delightfully unexpected twists... Perhaps a little too much fate and Deus ex Machina nudging the story along, but not annoyingly so... The narration is excellent and fits the somber mood... Worth the credit if you like a thoughtful composition that doesn't heavily rely on gratuitous gore and farsical spookiness to engage you...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • bkirk
    14/04/16
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    "Yes, worth it;-)"

    I love the narrator, so even though the story starts out the same, even though you think "ughhh, just a revisit", keep reading! After the first bit the story twists, turns and becomes its own book. Worth it, enjoy ;-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    texas
    26/05/16
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    "A little bit of a letdown"

    The first book was very gripping and powerful. This sequel is somewhat weaker, with the author trying to tie up all the loose ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fallen
    California
    10/05/16
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    "love it, written with style"

    It reminds me of M.R. James, but with a style and delivery of its own. Great character development and a sense of atmosphere

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • scott ortegon
    28/04/16
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    "Classic Ghost Story"

    What a great story, the narrator is spot on and such an agreeable voice. Classic ghost story, leaving most to our imagination. Goes perfect with the first book. I'm onto the third book by FG Cottam. Love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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