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3.47  ·  Rating Details  ·  81 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A chilling story cowritten by bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. A rock drummer bicycling through the African wilderness encounters a village that makes very special drums. This one will make your heart skip a beat.
Nook, 32 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by WordFire Inc
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May 05, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not the type of story I normally read, indeed, I prefer longer narratives to short fiction, but had bought it as part of a "Humble Bundle" package to support a friend's project. Since I had paid for it, I downloaded it to my computer, then uploaded it to my kindle.

And wow, once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. It drew me in from the very first paragraph. Traveling through Africa, the story's hero, drummer Danny Imbro sees an old man playing a beguiling beat on an unusual drum--and
Crystal Bensley
Aug 08, 2015 Crystal Bensley rated it it was amazing
What a cool short story!
Timothy Finucane
Jul 06, 2012 Timothy Finucane rated it really liked it

A nice little short story from RUSH drummer Neil Peart and Kevin J. Anderson. It's a horror story that appeared in a couple of magazines and is currently available in an e-book format. The story draws from Neil Peart's experiences while bicycling through west Africa and lends some reality to the setting. It's a good fit for any horror story fan and has a rather thought provoking end.

Scott Bagley
About a 3.5. Found this because I'm a long time Rush fan. A story from Neil's travels and drum obsession. About a rock drummer who discovers a special drum while touring Africa. I won't say much more, it would give it away. Not the best written story, but a good story.
Jun 30, 2013 g-na rated it liked it
A short horror story co-written by Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart and sci-fi writer Kevin J. Anderson. It has its roots in autobiography, as Peart rode his bicycle through Africa, but soon takes a dark turn. An uncomplicated story, but I found it interesting.
Samuel Guglielmo
Decent short story about a man who goes to Africa and finds some really weird drum. Cool twist at the end, but is a bit of a drag before that.
Jun 30, 2012 Lance rated it really liked it
This was a nice quick read. It had the feel of a something you might find in one of Stephen King's short story collections.
Working on a review for BooksThatRock.Us, link to follow.
Oct 22, 2013 Jim rated it it was amazing
This has a real spooky feel to it. Well written.
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Pseudonyms: Gabriel Mesta, K.J. Anderson

He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in coll
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