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Between Two Minds: Awakening

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  37 reviews

A cleverly written, fast-paced science fiction thriller reminiscent of Aldous Huxley, William Gibson, Philip K. Dick, and Michael Crichton.

As a paraplegic, Ryan has always dreamed of walking. He saved a small fortune to undergo a common procedure in his time to transfer his mind into a physically fit host body. Afterwards, his obsession with walking is immediately

Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published August 31st 2017 by Hammerstone Creative
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Mrs. Y
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ever look at yourself and want to improve it? Ever think I could get surgery and fix this or, I just need to do this medical thing, and all will be well! This story is about how society and technology can do things with medicine, and have it come back for revenge. Oh oh! Get your credits saved up, make sure you are very good to your mom, and whatever you do, do not use Sarahs name in the wrong moment. Its time for a review of Between Two Minds: Awakening by DC Wright-Hammer.

Welcome my
Christine Norvell
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
What an electric finale and so many great moments of suspense! I enjoyed the science of mind migration, future medicine and disease, the psychology of plural characters, and action scenes, military and otherwise. The only downside? Sudden point of view shifts within chapters that caused me to reread passages.
G.M. Nair
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Between Two Minds: Awakening is a mind-swapping thriller that takes place in the relatively near future where differently-abled or otherwise bodily impaired humans can opt-in for a 'mind migration' that transfers their consciousness and 'soul' into a functional host body. Of course, the protagonist Ryan Carter undergoes one of these procedures and nothing goes as planned, as he begins experiencing the memories of the body's old consciousness that leads him down a web of crime and intrigue.

Trey Stone
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Ryan, a paraplegic, opts in for a life-altering procedure involving moving his mind to a physically healthy body, his world changes forever. Walking, running, jumping, he can suddenly do tons of things he only ever dreamed of. But something gnaws at him, in the back of his mind, a thought that frightens him... because it might not be his own.

Wright-Hammer has created a magnificent sci-fi universe. Close enough to our own that you'd feel right at home, but with the technological advancement
Jacob Rundle
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy in exchange for a true and honest review. I really enjoyed this story. The story centers around Ryan, who is disabled. He pursues a mind migration! This idea has always intrigued me; the idea of transferring one's consciousness into another mind/body. This idea alone drew me to the story.
Ryan was such a relatable and powerful character. Dynamic. Realistic. It truly makes you wonder how one in his position would react.
The futuristic world was well written. I felt as though I
Dawn Hosmer
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The concept for this book is phenomenal and a bit mind-blowing to think about. It moves back and forth between two characters who have an unlikely link. Lots of twists and turns in this book that keep the reader guessing. I had a few questions remaining when I finished the book that I'm hoping are answered in the sequel. Great read for lovers of sci-fi and thrillers.
Bambi Sommers
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Clever twists

Imagine never having the use of your legs. Then you find out you could have your mind put into a healthy body and you could walk for the first time in your life! You could run! You could jump! What could possibly go wrong? This book has so many twists, youre head will spin but it wont stop you from reading to find out what happens next!
Diedra Drake
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
If you're looking for something interesting to read in the science fiction segment, this definitely fits the bill. The story alternates between two primary perspectives; one is a young man who with a birth defect who will undergo a costly procedure to move his mind into a new body, and the other is a military soldier who is introduced to the story during a combat situation. Very soon after having his procedure, Ryan begins having vivid dreams from the perspective of the military soldier, ...more
Sandra Jackson
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A paraplegic from birth, Ryan Carter is about to undergo a radical procedure called a mind migration. Not only will Ryan finally have the life he could only dream of before, he will do it in a brand-new body. After the procedure and several weeks rehabilitating, Ryan starts to believe that there is more to the strange dreams he is having. And it feels to him as though someone else is living inside his head. Is it just his memories getting used to living in a new brain or was the migration more ...more
Cheryl Lawson
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A gritty story with a strong action core. The science fiction, world-building and medical drama are believable and well-imagined. I enjoyed the story of Ryan, a young paraplegic man who undergoes a medical process that changes his life, turning his world upside down. The action and suspense is well-paced and the explosive ending kept me glued to the very last word. The author gives much thought to his characters and their predicaments. I look forward to reading the second installment of Between ...more
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I really enjoyed reading this novel. The main character, Ryan, has been a paraplegic since birth, and. although set in the future, things don't appear to have become much easier for the differently abled. Ryan sets his sights on a mind migration - a pricey procedure to transfer his consciousness and memories into a new body. Interspersed with Ryan's story is Charlie's - a combat veteran whose desperation causes him to make some difficult choices. As the novel progresses, the connection between ...more
J.G. MacLeod
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
D.C. Wright-Hammers Between Two Minds: Awakening explores the possibility of mind migration that enables the protagonist to regain the ability to walk. I have first-hand experience with the subject, having a family member who is confined to a wheelchair after an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Thus, this novel intrigued me from the very beginning.

My uncle was also offered to participate in a variety of experimental procedures, just as Ryan is, but these came at great cost
J.M. Brister
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
One Hell of a Ride - A Between Two Minds: Awakening Review

Dang! Between Two Minds: Awakening is one hell of a book. Its a psychological sci-fi thriller, which is a pretty cool sub-genre to begin with. Add in amazing writing and a fast-paced plot with twists and turns, you have D. C. Wright-Hammer will have you anxiously flipping through pages. I know I certainly was.

The story revolves around Ryan, a paraplegic from born, who has saved up enough money to undergo a mind migration. This is a
Sam Harper
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received a complimentary copy of this novel through Voracious Readers in exchange for an honest review.
This book is a slow burner rather than an instant page turner, as at first the constant change of story teller is a little confusing but keep going and youll be rewarded with a very clever concept. This sci fi thriller story, set in the future, centres around a paraplegic young man who decides to mind migrate into a perfect body, but soon after learning to walk his life takes another dramatic
Helen Whistberry
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Intriguing speculative sci-fi about an all-too-plausible future where the minds of those facing death, disease, or physical challenges are placed into new bodies engineered to be their hosts. There are a lot of fascinating ideas here. The two main characters evoke sympathy as you become invested in their plight, and there is a satisfying villain/dilemma to be conquered. I appreciated the thoughtful examination of the psychological effects such a transfer might have on a person who wakes up in a ...more
Taylor Watkins
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Author D.C. Wright-Hammer's exciting sci-fi novel will be sure to keep you on your toes! As the first in the series, Between Two Minds: Awakening illustrates a twisting storyline between two off-beat characters that have much more in common than they might think. Mr. Wright-Hammer offered me a free .mobi file of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

See my full review with a complete list of pros and cons on my book review blog, Bitty Book Nook:

S.r. Algernon
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The interleaved narrative worked well in establishing the characters' voices and drawing me in to the mystery. The characters have a rich backstory that (without giving anything away) ties the narratives together in a satisfying way. The world-building was extensive and for the most part incorporated into the narrative without a lot of info-dumping. The plot was fast-paced and did not lose focus, which kept the tension high as the mystery unfolded. The science of mind-migration was intriguing, ...more
Eric Adamo
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good for me. I would say while the story was fairly interesting for me,
the layout in how the author structured it made me want to keep reading. One chapter flowed
nicely into the next. Literally! Aside from the few errors I did come across, (Not spelling, but rather omitted words that the mind easily places there unless you're paying attention!) I don't really have anything negative to say about this book. If you're looking to a semi-future setting with a story where you just
Eileen Hammond
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A true second chance wrapped in time and technology

Fascinating look at where science, technology, and psychiatry might take us. Will the future have us shedding our less than stellar bodies for something better? Will there be body farms to raise these specimens? D.C. Wright-Hammer creates a world where he delves deeply into two lives impacted by this new technology. One is a wheel-chair bound man yearning for a fuller life and the second a warrior. His writing travels back and forth between time
Laura A. Barton
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was drawn to the concept of this book: mind migration. So many possibilities for great things, and so many chances for things to go wrong. I wanted to explore this world with the characters. In addition to the concept, I very much like the way Wright-Hammer wrote this story and really feel its structure reflects the way the characters are feeling and experiencing their world. Whenever the characters felt disjointed or off-balance, I was right there with them. When I thought I had things ...more
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Between Two Minds: Awakening is the quintessential adventure story for modern science fiction lovers who are intrigued by futuristic worlds and social engineering. Picture Walter White meets high tech scientists. Readers will find a gripping plot with a unique rotating storyline comprised of two protagonists. Or is there one? GahDamnit mind benders. Get the full review on The Uncorked Librarian here: ...more
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Stopped reading in early Chapter 10, decent story up to about Chapter 8, plot slowed uncomfortably since...not super excited about 30 chapters with the amount to read, partly why I stopped...3 stars for having been hooked in with potential for a good story...the conflict needs to come sooner and the book condensed...
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book from the author through Voracious Readers Only and I'm glad I requested it! It was a very interesting story that didn't really have any slow spots. It took you from one point to another without slowing down. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a lengthy, in-depth, sci fi read!
Glen Hammell
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed immensely

I really enjoyed reading something that was out of the ordinary. The small parts where I got lost were nothing to the enjoyment or reading about Ryan and Charlies exploits.
C.C. Francis
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This grips you, and it does not let you go. The concept is unique, and the execution is brilliant. If you like Sci-Fi, this is a must-read.
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and its very interesting concept of mind migration. The pace of the book was good for me as well and I liked the Ryan- the main character. I am looking forward to reading book two! ...more
Marian Thorpe
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Are we our bodies, or our minds? A philosophical question explored by many writers over time, with most believing our truest selves lie in our thoughts, not the physical shell that houses them. Believing this, would you risk leaving behind an imperfect body to migrate your mind to a new one?
Ryan, the protagonist of Between Two Minds: Awakening does exactly that, exchanging his paraplegic physical self for a new body. The process is touted as almost problem-free, safe and effective. But Ryan
Jay Pi
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Between Two Minds: Awakening is a psychological thriller by author D C Wright-Hammer. The concept behind the novel is one that makes it hard to deliver a spoiler free review, but an attempt will be made.

First, it must be acknowledged how creative, and just damn good, the concepts and writing are for the novel. The world building that Wright-Hammer engages is some of the smoothest I have read in awhile. It is neither overwhelming or lacking. The reader is pulled in to the world and becomes so
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
DC Wright-Hammer makes an exemplary debut with the first book in his Between Two Minds series, Awakening. The concept behind this story, of two people trapped in one body has been done before, but rarely so well. The perspective shifts keep you guessing all along, right up to a truly satisfying conclusion. I highly recommend this novel, and look forward to checking out its sequel soon.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Something different!

If you are looking for a different type of story that makes you yearn for time to read more, then this is a good book to try. An interesting first novel that makes you wonder how far in the future this could be a nonfiction book.
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D. C. Wright-Hammer is the innovative author behind the Between Two Mind series. Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, his family, friends, and experiences from The Region were paramount in shaping him as a person and author. D. C. is currently employed by a large Chicago-area software company as a certified scrum product owner. He spends his free-time with his wife and two children and enjoys ...more

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