My Review: I expected to really get a kick out of this audiobook. After all, I myself am a father ofOriginally posted at http://www.audiobookfans.com
My Review: I expected to really get a kick out of this audiobook. After all, I myself am a father of two boys (4 1/2 and 13 months). For the last 13 months of my life I have only on the rarest of occasions ever gotten more than 3 hours of consecutive sleep. My nights are inevitably interrupted when the baby monitor starts screaming in my ear and I get up and try to coax my son back to sleep. Usually this requires a bottle or two and about 30-45 minutes of patience.
So I can totally relate with the utter exhaustion many parents feel and I thought that this book would be a balm for my frayed nerves. I was wrong.
My expectations going into this book were that there would be two conversations going on. One conversation would be between the parent and the child. This conversation would be one where the father is gently trying to get the child back to sleep. Either reading a book, humming a song, or whatever. The second conversation I expected would be an internal dialogue of expletives that would parade through the father's head but never actually be voiced and directed at the child.
Unfortunately there does not appear to be two conversations in Go the F--k to Sleep. Lines like “F__K your stuffed bear, I ain’t getting you shit” and "Hell no you can't go to the bathroom! You know where you can go? The f__k to sleep!" are voiced directly at the child. Ultimately this is the problem I have with the book. I can't imagine ever saying anything like this to my kids and it really bothers me to think about other kids out there in the world who are treated this way.
In Samuel Jackson's introduction to the audiobook he talks about raising his daughter "I did say 'Go the Fuck to sleep' to her a lot." How cute.
In my opinion, Go the F--k to Sleep trivializes emotional and verbal abuse and promotes an agressive and dysfunctional style of parenting. From watching the traffic on the #GotheFtoSleep I get the distinct impression that my thoughts are in the minority. That's ok. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Most seem to think this is harmless fun and I sincerely hope they are right.
I get it. I understand why people may think this is funny.. but I can't find it humorous in this context.
For all of the fans of this book it appears you will have something to look forward to. With all the attention that this book is garnering I'm expecting we will probably see more "F--k" books from Mr. Mansbach. We can probably look forward to such titles as:
My Review: Hot Six is another great audiobook by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is oneOriginally posted at our website! http://www.audiobookfans.com
My Review: Hot Six is another great audiobook by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is one hell of a bounty hunter… well, sometimes. She’s hilarious and constantly surrounded by drama. This time it’s different though, she’s expected to bring in her friend and fellow bounty hunter, Ranger. Yup, same Ranger that has given her hot flashes in the past.
Stephanie ends up with a spastic dog, Bob, that’s scared to be alone and an eating disorder. Bob only adds to the fun at the house, especially since Grandma Mazar moves in! Grandma Mazar is convinced she’s not going to live with Stephanie’s parents anymore and that she’s going to get her driver’s license. She buys a sweet little car and, of course, fails her driving test. Grandma Mazur is hilarious! Sadly, because this audiobook was abridged, I’m sure a lot of her little quirks were cut out.
As usual, she teams up with Vice Cop Joe Morelli and manages to hold off the craziness to solve the mystery behind a murder.
Narrator Review: Here we go again with Debi Mazar. I’ve made my feelings known in my previous post, High Five, so I won’t go into too much of a bitch session. My biggest complaint, she narrates way too dang fast. Take a breath woman.
On a delicious note, next up is Seven Up, narrated by Lorelei King! WOOT!...more
For a few years, I’ve been fascinated with paranormal TV shows and movies. Until this, I’d never delvOriginally posted at http://www.audiobookfans.com
For a few years, I’ve been fascinated with paranormal TV shows and movies. Until this, I’d never delved into a paranormal audiobook. First Grave on the Right is Darynda Jones’ first novel that hit a home run in my book. Jones covered all the bases by adding paranormal twists, sultry romance and humor.
This novel, the first in a series, centers around Charlotte “Charley” Davidson who works as a part-time private investigator with her Uncle Bob and against her will and better judgement, a full-time Grim Reaper. She doesn’t wear a cape or carry a scythe, but she does see dead people. Everywhere. For instance, Mr. Wong hangs out in a corner of her apartment and Aunt Lil, a toothless elderly woman wonders around the kitchen and “makes” coffee. Normally, Charley helps the deceased “go into the light” but sometimes things get complicated when they stick around and wear out their welcome.
As the story progresses, we follow Charley as she investigates the death of three lawyers who have came to her for help and she ends up risking her life over and over. Charley is miraculously saved numerous times by “Bad”, an Entity who has followed her since birth and tends to show up when her life is endangered. Then there’s Reyes… a boy she saw beaten by his father when she was younger. It’s really intense to see how the plot thickens and boils together when we learn the truth about Reyes, “Bad” and everyone in between.
This audiobook was recently released on February 1, 2011, a great day being that it was my 28th birthday, so it had to be good, right?! The writing is so clever and Jones has led us into a wonderful series. Charley is interesting, funny and intelligent. I can’t wait for the next novel, Second Grave on the Left to hit the market.
Narrator Review: Lorelei King has a lovely voice and definitely does this book justice. She gives Charley a youthful voice that fits her character beautifully....more
My review: I absolutely loved this audiobook. From the beginning, author John Rector plots a suspenseful story about Nate and Sara who have fled MinneMy review: I absolutely loved this audiobook. From the beginning, author John Rector plots a suspenseful story about Nate and Sara who have fled Minnesota for a new life. Pregnant Sara is young and innocent while Nate has lived a rougher life, but together they vow to make it to Reno to wed and welcome their child.
The plot thickens when the couple agrees to take a man, Syl, along for the ride. Syl, a rough man, has an awful cough and after questioning the couple, drifts to sleep. Sara worries about his health and tries to convince Nate he needs a doctor. Nate is more worried about getting rid of the man as soon as possible and ignores Sara’s plees.
After a brutal snow storm strands the threesome at a small motel, Sara discovers Syl is dead. That’s where things get interesting.
This story takes so many twists and turns and Rector’s debut rocked my socks. I finished this audiobook in record time! I couldn’t wait to turn it back on and follow the story more. The Cold Kiss is packed full of suspense and I would definitely recommend it to our readers.
Rector’s characters are painted so vividly through his descriptions and set up the perfect scene. I can’t wait to see what he dishes out next.
Narrator review: Paul Michael Garcia is wonderful. His voice and tones for various characters made the audiobook even more wonderful. Garcia speaks clearly and proves himself by swinging back and forth between characters easily. Such a great choice in a narrator for this book.
My Review: I love when audiobooks surprise me, and The Girl in the Garden definitely did. Kamala NairOriginally posted at http://www.audiobookfans.com
My Review: I love when audiobooks surprise me, and The Girl in the Garden definitely did. Kamala Nair’s debut novel follows the dark family history of Rakhee Singh. The story begins as Rakhee removes her engagement ring and starts to write to her fiancee. She believes he needs to know the truth, but in actuality, Rakhee needs to let someone into her life, into the darkness of her family’s past.
Rakhee knows something is not right between her parents, Amma and Aba. Amma had been receiving letters from India and Rakhee would hear her crying alone after receiving them. What did the letters say? Who were they from? What could they possibly say to make Amma cry so much?
Once school was out for the year, Rakhee’s mother whisked her away to India to visit their family. Although she’s upset to leave Aba behind in Minnesota, she immediately clicks with her cousins, especially Krishna. They spend most of that summer playing, planning a play and being normal children. But when Rakhee wonders into the mysterious garden, she uncovers dark family secrets that have been tucked away for over 15 years. She keeps her adventures to the garden to herself, knowing that if she tells anyone, her family would never forgive her for disobeying them. The garden is off limits to the outside world and only a handful know what lies behind the vine covered stone wall.
This novel kept me on the edge of my seat constantly wondering what would happen next and what could be so awful to be hidden in the garden. Nair does a wonderful job of weaving history, suspense, family dynamics and mystery into her novel. I hope to see more from her in the future!
Narrator Review: Anitha Gandi has a beautiful voice! She kept the characters distinct and true to their Indian dialect. Her youthful sounds made the children’s dialog more alive and painted vivid picture of Rakhee and her family....more
What an amazing audiobook! Step on a Crack by Mary Anderson was originally published in 1978 by Atheneum Books and is making a comeback after the receWhat an amazing audiobook! Step on a Crack by Mary Anderson was originally published in 1978 by Atheneum Books and is making a comeback after the recent audio production by Iambik Audio.
This novel opens the flood gates into the mind of a teenage girl with a dark past. Sarah lives a wonderful life with her parents and only has two secrets. She has horrible nightmares about murdering her mother and after the nightmares, she steals. Nothing important, nothing fancy. The items Sarah “has” to steal to make the nightmares go away for awhile. It might be a scarf, a box of colored pencils or something similar. She always has the money to purchase the things but she has to steal them. Stealing seems to push the nightmares further away.
This is my second listen for narrator Xe Sands. What an outstanding job! I loved the narration of Sarah and Josie. Even though they’re both teenage girls, she gave them both such different voices. Sarah sounded so much more mature while Josie had a sweet, innocent tone. Sands’ narration brought this novel to life!
My Review: Richard Matheson has entertained the masses for over 60 years! He received the World FantaOriginally posted at http://www.audiobookfans.com
My Review: Richard Matheson has entertained the masses for over 60 years! He received the World Fantasy Award in 1984 for Lifetime Achievement and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010. So needless to say, any new release from Mr. Matheson will be eagerly anticipated.
Told from the perspective of Arthur White (aka Arthur Black) who is reflecting back on his previous 82 years. Matheson begins Other Kingdoms by showing us the horrors of life in the trenches of World War I. While in the trenches, Arthur forms a strong bond with Harold Lightfoot from Gatford, England. Harold’s description of the “gorgeous” land of Gatford gets under Arthur’s skin and compels him to seek out the town of Gatford after he is injured during an attack on his trench.
Finding Gatford turns out to be a little harder than Arthur had anticipated but once he arrives he is stunned by the view. Arthur’s stay in Gatford soon takes a dark turn when he begins to cross paths with a witch and a forest full of faeries.
Arthur quickly finds himself embroiled in a love triangle with two spurned females. So when Arthur begins to be attacked in the night by mysterious forces he is unsure which of his partners is to blame.
Audio Production: As I have mentioned in previous posts (See Matterhorn and Blood Oath reviews), I have become a big fan of Bronson Pinchot’s narration. As usual I was impressed by Bronson’s ability to amplify every nuance and shading while effortlessly switching back and forth between characters.
Early on in the novel I remember meeting the character of Harold for the first time.. when he began to speak I almost picked up the audiobook case to verify that it wasn’t a full cast narration.
Overall: Good book with great narration and audiobook production. Other Kingdoms makes for a very interesting trip into the land of faerie and black magic. At times the repeated pronouncement from the 82 yr old Arthur White that “Every word is true” and the all too often “Arthur Black Combos” (references to alliteration) seem to pull you out of the story. However, with all things considered Other Kingdoms is still a very robust novel that will enlighten, horrify and entertain fans of the genre....more
A Crack in Everything is the first audiobook in the Susan Callisto mystery series by debut author Angela Gerst. Gerst has created a phenomenal charactA Crack in Everything is the first audiobook in the Susan Callisto mystery series by debut author Angela Gerst. Gerst has created a phenomenal character in Susan.
Matterhorn: A Novel of The Vietnam War will take you places you may not be prepared to go. From the very beginning you are dropped into the dense jungMatterhorn: A Novel of The Vietnam War will take you places you may not be prepared to go. From the very beginning you are dropped into the dense jungle of Vietnam to follow Lieutenant Waino Mellas of Bravo Company. Immediately you are combating immersion foot, jungle rot, dehydration, fatigue, tigers and leeches that rain down from above and quietly drink your blood.
Matterhorn doesn’t just describe the Vietnam War it immerses you in it. It puts you on edge. You’ll feel your heart rate accelerate as you walk point with Vancouver trying to avoid booby traps and detect ambushes in time to give yourself and your brothers time to take cover. Your stomach will cramp as the entire company conserves it’s meager rations in hopes of stretching them out long enough for the next resupply drop. You will understand their frustration as they realize that the position that they have fought and died for will simply be abandoned. You will feel their fear, you will know their pride and you will experience the grind it out guts and perseverance that holds Bravo Company together.
Politics, racism and ambition may seem to get in the way of everything while Bravo Company is at base camp, but all these problems melt away when the point man drops to a crouch and raises his fist.
Matterhorn masterfully illustrates the brutality, horror and futility of war.
Narration: Matterhorn is a great novel right out of the box. That being said, the narration provided by Bronson Pinchot makes it one of the most memorable audiobook experiences I have ever had. Excellent job! His depiction of Lieutenant Colonel Simpson was particularly entertaining. I loved hearing his voice because Bronson nailed him but man I hated that guy so much!
Side Note: I’m guessing that Bronson has never used the word “Fk” as many times in any other performance
Overall: Few books have impacted me as emotionally as Matterhorn. After listening to it I felt like I had gone AWOL and left Bravo company “in the shit”. I felt guilty that while these kids were fighting for our country and starving out in the bush I could just hit pause and go grab a cold diet coke and a bag of chips.
It’s really hard to distance yourself from the characters you meet in Matterhorn. Even though this is a work of fiction you get the sense that this fictional depiction is as close to real life as possible. It’s easy to believe that situations exactly like these played out every day during the war. So when a member of Bravo Company is killed it is easy to imagine that you know that young man. It’s hard not to mourn for him and the other 58,267 American men who died in service during the Vietnam War.
Matterhorn is a unique experience. Listen to it if at all possible (I am not joking about the audio production.. it is great). If you can’t or don’t want to listen to it then read it. You won’t regret it.
I selected this audiobook based off of a recommendation from some guy on twitter. He was pretty pumped about this book so I looked it up and decided tI selected this audiobook based off of a recommendation from some guy on twitter. He was pretty pumped about this book so I looked it up and decided to give it a try. I found Daemon to be very intriguing right from the start with it’s unique usage of an intentionally “computer generated” type female voice that delivered news throughout the book.
This book was very tech savy. Not once did I have to sneer at the author’s limited knowledge of tech and internet related material. If anything I found myself rereading passages in order to fully grasp the complexity of the trap that was laid by the antagonist Matthew Sobol.
If you are into tech, the internet and gaming I would highly recommend this book. However I feel like I should warn you that there is a very graphic rape scene early on in the book. Other reviewers had difficulty getting past this scene and simple stopped listening. Unfortunately all to often rape is depicted in books and movies. In this case I know that the purpose of this scene was to illustrate just how despicable the man performing the act is but I feel like the same effect could have been gained from a much less graphic depiction of the act.
So if you feel like you can get past this part of the book then I believe you will thoroughly enjoy the remainder of the book as well as the sequel “Freedom”.
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This audiobook is the story of Jaycee Lee Dugard who was kidnapped at the age of 11 by Phillip and Nancy Garrdio. These two disgusting humans held Jaycee captive in their backyard for 18 years after kidnapping her on her way to the bus stop. This audiobook tells Jaycee’s story, in her own words. When I started listening, I had so many unanswered questions. Why didn’t she try to leave? Why didn’t she scream out “I’m Jaycee!” to the many parole officers that came to check on Phillip. But thankfully, she answered all of those questions by the end of the audiobook. Jaycee’s strength and hope carried her through the horrible sexual and verbal abuse. She gave birth to two daughters in her backyard prison and managed to raise them into smart, vibrant young women.
There are points in this audiobook that will make you furious. Furious that horrible people like the Garridos walk this earth. And then overwhelmed with emotion after Jaycee is reunited with her mom, aunt and sister after 18 years. Thank God this woman has survived true hell. I would recommend this audiobook to everyone that would like to understand the true meaning of having hope and strength. This is so heartwarming.
Narrator Review: Jaycee Dugard really surprised me! I’m not sure I could have read these words and not burst into tears. She has a beautiful speaking voice and sounds like such an intelligent young woman. By reading this book herself, it adds so much. You can feel the emotion in the words and through her voice....more
My review: Janet Evanovich has done it again! I’m madly in love with thMy review was originally published at our website, http://www.audiobookfans.com
My review: Janet Evanovich has done it again! I’m madly in love with the Stephanie Plum series and just finished this audiobook.
Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum is on the case of tracking down Maxine, a waitress who stole her ex-boyfriend’s car and jumped bond. Stephanie hits the ground running with her normal sidekick, Lula. Lula, a 200-lb black woman, has turned her life around after being a prostitute and is now filing papers at the bond office. She loves the excitement of bounty hunting with Stephanie and usually invites herself along for the ride.
As usual, Stephanie finds drama along the way to capturing her bond jumper. She meets a transvestite named Sally Sweet and his roommate Sugar. Sally is a puzzle busting machine and manages to help Stephanie decode Maxine’s notes and lead them in the right direction. But of course, Sally insists on being a part of the take-down!
And last but not least, Joe Morelli. *Sigh* He may be my new fictional love. Forget about that long-haired romantic dude on the cover of romance novels, I like a man with a gun! Morelli steps up to the plate again and helps Stephanie when she gets in too deep and finally, finally… a steamy bedroom scene between him and Stephanie!
I spent more than half of the time listening to this audiobook smiling or laughing. The comedy is amazing and Evanovich has yet to disappoint me. I love her style of writing. She has the perfect mix of comedy and suspense. She’s very detailed in some of the descriptions but doesn’t overdo it. It’s a nice median.
Narrator Review: C.J. Critt was great, once again. Even though I’ve heard raving reviews of Lorelei King’s narrations of future books, I’m still very happy with Critt’s performance. She drags me into the story really fast and keeps me hanging on through the twists, turns and laughs. I’m not sure I could manage to narrate this book without being doubled over with laughter....more
The Reckoning not only brought this series to an end, it proved a stern point. Amish fiction is far from boThis review refers to the audiobook version
The Reckoning not only brought this series to an end, it proved a stern point. Amish fiction is far from boring and Beverly Lewis depicted a wonderful story. Katherine Mayfield, the main character in this series, is adjusting well to her new, “fancy” life and becoming more of an “Englisher” than she ever thought possible.
Katherine struggles with her old love, Daniel, and her new love, Justin and what she really wants in her life. Even though she misses her life in Hickory Hollow, she also loves the fancy things she has always dreamed of having. She misses her adoptive mother, Rebecca and her best friend, Mary among other simple life things.
The narrator of this audiobook series, Marguerite Gavin, is wonderful. Gavin uses a very believable Amish dialect when she speaks the phrases of the characters and also has a very captivating voice. I’m thankful that Blackstone Audio used the same narrator throughout the series, it makes the story flow better from book to book.
I was glad that so many things were concluded in this book. I really feel that Lewis left no stone unturned and that I was satisfied with the ending. I don’t like to be left hanging; wondering what happened to a certain character or relationship.
Overall, the Heritage of Lancaster County Series is wonderful and captivating. I truly enjoyed all three books, especially The Reckoning because it tied together every loose end. I will be listening to more Amish fiction soon, these stories really keep my attention.
I recently finished up the second book in the Beverly Lewis triology, “The Heritage of Lancaster County”. The book is called “The Confession” and onceI recently finished up the second book in the Beverly Lewis triology, “The Heritage of Lancaster County”. The book is called “The Confession” and once again, it fascinated me. The integrity, truth and honor that the Amish people carry throughout their lives is amazing and this book, along with her others, reveal the thoughts and happenings of Amish folk.
This book continues to follow the life of Katie Lapp. Katie, who has left her Amish community after being shunned for disobeying the Bishop, travels in search of her birth mother. When Katie travels to the home of her birth mother, Laura and her husband, Katie’s dreams begin to crumble.
As Laura struggles for her life, Katie struggles to reveal her true identity and derail the plan that Laura’s husband has laid.
Overall, I loved this book. Beverly Lewis’ writing captivates me. I never thought I’d enjoy reading a book that is plotted around a young Amish woman. So far, Lewis’ books are far from boring.
My review: I feel like I zipped right through this audio book and I gueMy review was originally published at our website, http://www.audiobookfans.com
My review: I feel like I zipped right through this audio book and I guess I kind of did. I couldn’t help myself; I was so enticed with the story line, I had to stay up past my normal “old lady” bed time and listen. I managed to drag myself to work the next day and kick myself for staying up too late. Then, that night I’d do it all over again just to see what kind of mess Stephanie would get herself into.
Three to Get Deadly is the third audiobook in the Stephanie Plum series and continues to pack a punch. Stephanie is a lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter and from previous listens, always manages to find herself in a predicament.
Stephanie is on the trail of bond jumper and local business owner, Moses Bedemier (aka Uncle Mo). Uncle Mo was picked up by a rookie officer for carrying a concealed weapon. He bonded out quickly and missed his scheduled court date. That put Stephanie on the simple case. She was hesitant, as she should have been. How on earth would the neighbors react when they found out she was hunting down Uncle Mo? Everyone loved him, young and old. For years he sold penny candy, ice cream and soda to the local children and families. Stephanie winds up teaming up with Lula, a former prostitute who’s decided she wants to try her hand at bounty hunting. Lula is a hoot! She’s a woman after my own heart, sturdy and loves to eat. She’s almost fearless… Almost! Luckily, Joe Morelli is there to lend a hand yet again. Morelli and all of his sexiness help Stephanie dig deeper into the case.
Again, I loved this audiobook by Janet Evanovich. She hasn’t disappointed me yet and I can’t wait to dive into the fourth book.
Narrator Review: In my last review of Two for the Dough, I wasn’t completely sold on C.J. Critt’s narration, but now I’m in love. I’m easily swayed and she did an amazing job on this audiobook....more
Paul Is Undead is exactly what a musical biography zombie mashup should be… HILARIOUS! How can you go wrong with a sReview refers to audiobook version
Paul Is Undead is exactly what a musical biography zombie mashup should be… HILARIOUS! How can you go wrong with a story about three undead zombie rockers and their Seventh Level Ninja Lord bodyguard?
These are not the typical mindless, moaning (“Brains.. brains.. “) zombies that I’ve become accustomed to. The Beatles are the result of the “Liverpool Process” that develops zombies with heightened artistic talents and exaggerated zombie powers. They are also virtually immortal so they have ample time to develop their musical skills.
I had heard good things about Paul Is Undead but I was still pleasantly surprised. I laughed through the entire book. Paul Is Undead is full of dark humor that is sure to disgust and offend everyone. Myself included. After reaching one such section of the book I seriously debated on whether I should just stop listening.. but I couldn’t bring myself to turn it off. After all it wasn’t just the funny story that was holding my interest, it was the incredible narration.
Honestly I don’t see how Simon Vance managed this one. Simply an amazing performance. A must listen for fans of great audio production.
Overall: Good tongue in brain fun. Lots and lots of dark humor. Incredible performance by Simon Vance. Alan Goldsher has created a unique world where zombies are known to walk the earth.. and are seemingly tolerated. Especially if you can play a mean skintar.
I can pretty much guarantee that you will be offended at some point in this book. If you can handle that then jump on the zombie Beatle band wagon and follow them from their “death” all the way to the Toppermost of the Poppermost....more
Story: The Initiate Brother is an ambitious novel packed with intrigue and seasoned with plots and thOriginally posted at http://www.audiobookfans.com
Story: The Initiate Brother is an ambitious novel packed with intrigue and seasoned with plots and the promise of war. Sean Russell’s poetic approach at world building results in an environment with depth and texture that envelopes the reader until the very end.
Plots on plots inside of plots. There are a great deal of interesting machinations going on in the Kingdom of Wa. All of which build upon each other until the tension is thick. It seems that at any time there could be an assassination attempt or an ambush waiting just around the corner.
Unfortunately there really isn’t a lot of sword fighting going on in The Initiate Brother. I am a sucker for a good sword fight and I was fully expecting this novel to be packed with them. Maybe throw in a few throwing stars and some nunchucks, etc. Those were my expectations. What the reader actually gets from The Initiate Brother is something much different. Sean Russell takes the reader on an eloquent and poetic journey through the landscapes of the Kingdom of Wa all the while building a story that enlightens and intrigues.
Audio Production: This was my first exposure to Elijah Alexander. When I began this audiobook I felt like the pacing was a little too fast. However when I went back to refresh my memory I really couldn’t detect anything unusual. It is very possible that this feeling was simply caused by sensory overload. As I mentioned before, the world of The Initiate Brother is elaborate and it may have taken a while to get my bearings.
After the initial adjustment to the environment I became used to Mr. Alexander’s narration. Most of the characters were performed very well however several characters were given the annoying habit of drawing out the first word of a sentence. As you listen you get the impression that the characters are “slow”. Since most of these characters were very intelligent men responsible for the well being of the empire I am sure this was not intended.
Overall the narration and audio production work very well and keep the listener wrapped up in the story.
Overall: A great journey that leaves you wanting more. The Initiate Brother was extremely interesting and unique. Russell leaves you on the edge with an excellent cliffhanger that makes you want to jump right into the sequel Gatherer of Clouds...more