Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Raging Falcon by Stephen Perkins




  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Publisher: STAR BORN PUBLISHING LLC. (September 18, 2016)
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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AudioBook Review: Tainted Cure by Ashley Fontainne

  • Written by: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Series: The Rememdium Series, Book 1
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:03-15-16
  • Publisher: RMSW Press

My Rating:

Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Story: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Overall: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Tainted Cure is book one of The Rememdium Series. It is an exciting intense story about what happens when scientists work on a cure for Addiction and they succeed. The medicine will change the way the brain of an addict functions. So what could go wrong with that? In a word, Everything. There are other interested parties that have their own motives. There are dangerous groups at work. There is government involvement and secrets kept that lead to a catastrophe.

The story is quite interesting and allows the reader’s mind to wander at these possibilities. The medicine is not innocuous. It is causing people to do things that they should not be doing, such as living after death. And crave human flesh. Oh yes, this book has zombies. Lots of aggressive human seeking zombies. The government has gotten involved and there is worldwide chaos.

So let me say this about the Audiobook. I loved the narration. The narrator, Rebecca Roberts, did excellent voices that kept all the characters clear in my mind. I could recognize right away who was speaking. It was great.

This is my first zombie book. I did not expect it to hold my interest as it did. It was really a good story. Ashley Fontainne made it easy to understand what was going on. Not always the case with scientific jargon and theme. Even with all the exploding heads and gray​ matter oozing, I enjoyed it. So I might have been a little afraid of the Dystopian genre before, but I admit that now I am game to try it again.

My Recommendation:

If you have never tried Dystopian, then this would be an excellent book to begin with. The characters are realistic and you come to know them very well. You see the good and the bad of them. This is an amazing story that will make you question which is worse, the addiction or the cure.

Where to Find Tainted Cure:

This book is available in paperback, aidiobook, Kindle and Nook by clicking the links below.
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AudioBook Review: Awoken by Sarah Noffke

Awoken (The Lucidites, #1)Awoken by Sarah Noffke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to this on Audible as an audiobook and I also read along with the eBook. I finally put the book down and just finished listening to the Narrator.

For a person that is supposed to be a savior, Roya Stark is kind of cranky and annoyingly enough, she whines a lot. The story was interesting and the descriptions are vivid and come to life in the telling. I just did not enjoy it as much as I hoped to.

I get that she was immature and was given a huge task, but boy, was she vocal about it all.

As this is not my typical genre I gave the writing the high score and will only say that it was not exactly my cup of tea. The protagonist is a 16 year old girl drowns as she sleeps and has premonitions at night. She is called to be part of a society, the Lucidites that needs her skills to combat Zhuang. Zhuang is their enemy and they have been watching over Roya all her life in secret. There was a lot of drama and even a romantic element in the book. It was action packed and fast paced.

Saying that I will certainly give other books and stories a chance from Sarah Noffke. The writing is really well done. It was just uncomfortable for me to listen to and red her whining and complaining. I know she is only 16 so I should have cut her some slack. I just wasn’t able to.

In review of the performance, I give that a 5. Elizabeth Klett has a great way with narrations. She was the thing that kept me going. In fact I will try to find more books narrated by her and listen. Her voice is pleasant and full of variety.

The premise of this book is good, the writing is good, I just could not get into the story like I love doing. Other than the negative feelings I had for Roya, the book is good. I just wanted to love it more than I was able to. I seem to be the minority, so I accept that it was probably more me than Sarah Noffke.

The book, AudioBook, and free Kindle Unlimited eBook can all be found by clicking the links below.

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