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The Conch Shell of Doom

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Bailey didn’t mean to catch his parents plotting to unleash the sinister Trenton Maroney and his powerful oceanic army on the world. It was an honest mistake. Now, he’s got the horribly disfigured Mr. Lovell on his trail, which is doing wonders for Bailey’s anxiety.

His only ally is Franklin, a burn-out several decades past wishing his brother Trenton was destroyed for good
Paperback, 330 pages
Published May 24th 2016 by Ryan Hill
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Sage Knightly
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Those who insist on remaining sheep will be eaten by wolves." -Page 170

This is an interesting tale about a teenaged boy, Bailey, who discovers his parents' part in a plot to unleash evil into the world. With his anxiety out of sorts and always messing things up for him, running away proves to be difficult, especially when a terrifying and deformed brute of a man can teleport. Convincing his friends he's not crazy proves to be even more difficult, until they too see the truth and help Bailey
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)

I was provided a copy for an early honest review.

Rating: 4 Stars

The Conch Shell of Doom follow a group of very different people on a quest to save the world. Bailey is your typical boring high school kid dealing with anxiety and normal things on summer break when he accidentally hears his parents plotting to unleash evil in the form of Trenton Maroney and his oceanic army. He doesn’t believe it at first but as he sees things that are undeniably not normal
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a brilliant wee story. It is one of those books that approaches every day life challenges, such as getting through school, friends, family and other parts of growing up, but it does so in a way that is funny, light and very enjoyable.

I liked the characters in this book. There were a good variety of personalities, giving everyone someone they can connect to, like and dislike. The interaction between all of the different characters really helped to build this story. It round out the live
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I promised a review and here it is. I'm sorry it took so long but, you know, life. Always getting in the way.

For this review, I'm going to tell you a story.

Much like the day I finished Saint Odd, where I cried walking through the grocery store, this book had the opposite effect on me. I was feeling terrible. I was having a very hard time personally. With the death of my father , hospital stuff, and all the normal stresses of everyday life my gas tank and run empty and was needing a fun book to
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Written in the light and irreverant style of Douglas Adams, this story features an eclectic cast ranging from immortals to teenagers striving either to conquer or save the world. The characterizations of the teens feel bang on based on my own memories of those years translated into today's instant gratification sound byte world. Those of the immortals are the author's own as I have, personally, never met one. Mr. Hill lets loose his fertile imagination and a gamer's sensibilities and creates an ...more
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this story through a giveaway I had entered.
It took me a bit to get into the story. Once I was a couple chapters in, the story became funnier and funnier until I was laughing instead of groaning at all the puns and riffs. By the time I was about half way through the story, I was eagerly flipping pages and annoyed when I had to put it down for work, sleep, and other life necessities.
Danielle Stewart
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The random hilarity mashes together for this epic adventure during an imminent apocalypse. This book is going to be lovingly tucked in next to my Douglas Adams books, where is rightfully belongs.
A. Aaroones)
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ryan Hill is an excellent author. He not only has an outstanding imagination, but he also knows how to intertwine humor into his writing in a way that doesn't come off as tacky, but ingenious.

Going into reading The Conch Shell of Doom I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it. It is not the type of book that I usually read, but I thought that I would give it a shot. The book is described as a science fiction/fantasy novel, but reads more like a novel version of a comic book. The story is fu
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a first time read for me by this author and although it is not my usual genre I really enjoyed this lighthearted book. Bailey is trying to stop his parents from helping bring about the end of the world with his friends and encounters Franklin who is the brother of Trenton, the one trying to be the figure behind the end of the world. What happens next is a series of errors and mistakes while trying to get in Trenton's way and stop him from being 'awakened' to rule the world. I began to fe ...more
Scott Baron
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I found this book during a random search for new material and bought it on a whim. I was impressed in the first chapters. It really grabbed me and pulled me in immediately with interesting characters, fun dialogue, and well-paced scenes. I'd rate the first half of the book four stars, but unfortunately during the second half it seemed to come apart a bit. I'd still recommend it for an amusing read with a good author's voice and style, just be prepared that it loses steam a bit (in my opinion any ...more
shannon  Stubbs
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This story was pretty awesome. It had everything I liked: misadventures, awesome fights,scary monsters, and not so perfect heroes. Also I liked the Bart and Sam cameo. I like how they said someone is always trying to take over the world and someone is always trying to save it.
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