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Soul Identity (Soul Identity #1)

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You can't take it with you... but what if you could? Most people believe their souls outlive their bodies. Most people would find an organization that tracks their souls into the future and passes on their banked money and memories compelling. Scott Waverly isn't like most people. He spends his days finding and fixing computer security holes. And Scott is skeptical of his...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published July 7th 2007 by NetLeaves (first published July 1st 2007)
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Dennis Batchelder
Dec 04, 2013 Dennis Batchelder rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
of course i loved it... i wrote it :-)
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

This was a freebie from Amazon recently, and I just can’t help myself, I download evvverrything that’s free! Anyway, I had absolutely no idea what to expect, but from the blurb I was guessing it would be some sort of anti - organized religion type story. I was kind of apprehensive about reading it, but decided to give it a go anyway. As it turns out, I really enjoyed the premise -
You can't take it with you...but what if you could? Most people believe their souls outlive their bodies. Most peopl
Susan Jane McLeod
Dec 03, 2013 Susan Jane McLeod rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all adventure lovers
Let me say straight away that this book does not deserve 5 stars.I had to give them because 6 was not possible!Soul Identity contains everything a reader could want:drama,action,adventure,humor,and romance.It appeals across a wide range of genres.The plot revolves around a mysterious organization called "Soul Identity", whose members bank on taking it with them when they go,literally. They believe they can have it back in their next life. Are they crazy? Are they dangerous? Scott Waverly,a man w...more
What makes a good esoteric, soft sci-fi read? Maybe a mysterious organization that claims to be able to track souls? Sounds interesting.

The story begins with Scott, probably our teenage protagonist guessing from the writing and how he acts. He's a smart kid and one-ups an airport security team. Scott has a business in security that he runs with his parents.

But wait, Scott lives on his own. So maybe he wasn't the clever fifteen year old he seemed to be. As a matter of fact, he's not a smart kid a...more
I downloaded this book onto my Kindle from the free listings. Sometimes I'm wary of the books on that list, but I really, really liked the concept of this one. It was fascinating. BUT... I felt like there was way too much detail about some things, pointless detail on other things, the romance between Val and Scott seemed like it was contrived at first and just tossed in as a gimme to reach the female readership. On other things that should have had more detail, there was none. There were gaps in...more
I deleted this accidentally
off my Kindle
which is actually back
to Amazon's library
where there are two versions
god knows why
one costing 99 cents
and the other a mere penny
but it's a worthwhile read
and having forgotten the title
and not having recorded it here
I couldn't find it
within my vast Amazon library

A passing glance
in someone's free or cheap
Kindle book review
and I had the info
I needed to re-down load it

Only to discover either
one of my partners
had finished it and left
it at the end
or I had gott...more
A lame book that only manages to limp along on the crutches of one interesting concept. There is some potential here, and it would have been interesting to see it explored in the hands of a better writer. Though as it is, I just can't recommend this one at all. The writing is poor and the characters and plot are groan-inducing. The only saving grace is the soul identity idea itself, which was wasted here. I forced myself to finish the book hoping it would improve but it only gets more ridiculous...more
Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne
This is a long review because I had a lot to say about this book. I also am reviewing this before I finish. I've read over half of the novel and I feel that's enough for a solid review. I started out in love with this book. I loved the author's style and the voice. I loved the humor and I loved the character's quirkiness. But that wasn't enough to keep my attention as the book moves on. I flew through the first 50 pages and was really excited reading it then my excitement fizzled little by littl...more
This will not be one of those "why buy the book reviews", which I deplore. I am always turned off by reviews that divulge the entire plot line and outcome of a book in the review. Hopefully, I will give you just enough to whet your reading appetite.

The author of Soul Identity presents a fascinating fantasy for his readers to contemplate and savour. He immerses us in the adventures of a computer security geek and his "hot" Russian female counterpart and allows us to theorize as to our own feelin...more
Sep 01, 2008 Kellie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who liked DaVinci Code and other similar storylines
Recommended to Kellie by: book group selection
I thought the premise for this book was fascinating and enjoyed entering the world of Soul Identity. The plot line is strong and most of the events of the book are fairly believable, which always makes a book more enjoyable for me – if I can sort of see the action play out as I read the story.

I do wish that the book was longer, and the characters were developed a little bit more. I would have loved to have felt like I know the characters better, and that some of the relationships between them w...more
PJ Swanwick
New age thriller starts strong but fails to deliver on its initial promise

The premise of Dennis Batchelder's novel, "Soul Identity," is captivating: What if some physical trait allowed you to trace your soul through time? What if you could build a storehouse of wealth and accumulated knowledge that each of your physical incarnations could access and build upon? The premise contains such tantalizing possibilities from a spiritual perspective. Unfortunately, Batchelder fails to deliver the depth a...more
After I first purchased my ereader, I decided to see what kind of free books were out there. I found this one at the kobo bookstore and thought it sounded like a good one. There really is not much to say about this one. While the story line was something different, the execution fell short. I felt there should have been some major editing done to this book. I am not a writer, publisher or editor, but I am a reader and this one just felt very choppy. The beginning of the book had a good flow and...more
Nita Rios-Garcia
Slow start. At first I thought sheesh , how am I gonna get through this book, and just as I had that thought I got to the good part. It was a great concept , but could have had been better. Not a book I'd revisit but just interesting enough that I had to get the second book.

Private security agent hired to find out who is stealing from an ultra secret soul identification agency. The Agency has agents all over the world, they link people to their past lives by way of one's irises. Before you die,...more
I read this on my iPhone using the Barnes and Noble app. It was one of the 'free book' offerings. The first think I have to say is it convinced me that reading on my iPhone is not only possible, but I like it! I have to say though, that the fact that is was 'free' is what convinced me to try it. It is not a book I would have normally been drawn to on a shelf, and the 'teaser' would not normally convince me to try it. A story about a group that manages your banked assets until your 'soul match' a...more
What a wild ride!

Soul Identity is an unusual and exciting twist on the current iris identification programs. Mix in some mythology, history and compelling characters and the book just takes off. This is one of those books that you just can't put down until its finished. I was unable to predict the many twists and turns the plot took. Dennis did a fine job making you love or hate the characters. I gave this book 5 stars because it was well written, the characters were well developed and interesti...more
Another free book. I can't help but think that you get what you pay for...

The plot lacked complexity. The characters were boring and many times the character descriptions (especially in India) were simple and stereo-typical, bordering on ignorant and offensive.

The one thing it had going for it was the concept - reincarnation, soul-tracking, religion/cult, etc. I almost didn't read the whole thing but there was just enough mystery to keep me around for the ending.

The author provides waaayyy too...more
I'm about half-way through this book and I'm torn...I just can't decide whether or not to keep going. The premise of the book is fascinating. The first quarter was really good. But from 25% to 45%, it's all I could do to stay awake. Lots of exceedingly boring background info about the company that even the main character couldn't care less about. If you can't make your character care, why on earth am I supposed to?

Also, I agree with the review that said it was the subject of an adult book, but t...more
I really hated giving this 1 star. I was excited about the premise, which was quite intriguing. The plot itself was fine and had the potential to be exciting. However, throughout the book the narrator interjects to explain parts of the dialogue, which felt a little condescending. Also, I had a lot of trouble stomaching the dialogue itself. It was cheesy, silly, and trite - especially the exchanges between Scott and Val - I felt like I was reading a teen romance. I'm disappointed - I had high hop...more
Okay - my rating might not accurately reflect how much I really did like this book. So, I guess I should break down my review in two parts:

The Story
HOLY MAMA OF ALL...what an original concept for a book (at least that I've read)! I was finished reading a few books in my Kindle and was looking for something cool. So I hit Google to see "great free Kindle books" and this was the first one that came up. I was totally hooked by the premise. And most of the reviewers were really high on Batchelder's...more
I got this book on Kobo a few months ago. The very first thing I thought was "oh man, that's some cool cover" and it really is. As I started reading it, I was hooked with the main character, Scott. His random, smart and fresh personality made this book an extremely enjoyable reading. The storyline and the main point is amazing. A company that believes soul lines can be tracked and could use the need of a bank? Brilliant! However, as the book went by, it came to certain points where the descripti...more
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I found the writing dull and brightly abrasive. It put me in mind of the sickly-smell of pink bubblegum, and I didn't get further than the first dozen pages.

Thank heavens this book was free on Kindle. That said, reading the reviews of some others on Goodreads, maybe I'll return to it and try again.
Scott Waverly, a cynic must help the secret society of Soul Identity from being destroyed by a clever thief. The owners are too naive and were almost conned out of their business and its impressive assets. The internal love interest was fun. Best of all it cost one penny on kindle.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book so much so that I ordered the next book Soul Intent. This is another one of those books that you download for your Kindle because the price is right and then your pleasantly surprised because it was an awesome read.
No, I didn't like it and yes, I read it to the end. It started off OK and then quickly deteriorated into an ersatz Da Vinci Code mystery with some pseudo geek-speak programming prattle and a wishful-thinking love story. Get outta here!
An organization that believes your soul comes back in future lives is being taken over by someone. The book lends you through, at times, an unbelievable tale of finding and stopping the perpetrators. It was an OK book.
People often say "You can't take it with you", but what if you could leave it all for someone else. That is the basic premise for this story.

Scott Waverley is a security consultant brought in to check the security of a company called Soul Identity. However things aren't what they seem and trips to Boston, India and Venice soon reveal that darker motives are in order.

Initially I wondered where the book was going but once the character introductions were complete everything seemed to move along qu...more
Heather Perreault
Quick, enjoyable read.
Robert Colquhoun
I came across this book when going through the free Kobo books available on my new Playbook and I'm certainly please I did. It was quite good and I would probably give it 3.5 stars if the option were available.
Certainly an interesting concept with some good twists, suspense, humour and a not overly sickening love affair (I say this because I have read some books recently that were utterly ruined by the overpowering incorporation of love affairs that really had nothing to do with the plot).
The ch...more
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