A black hooded figure suddenly appeared behind her. She gasped and her brown eyes grew wide. Nathan watched helplessly as a small trickle of blood fell from her mouth. Other hooded figures appeared; their silver swords clutched upright against their chests. Nathan held tight to her lifeless body while trying to fight back the tears that swelled in his eyes. "No," he cried. "No!"
Nineteen-year-old Nathan Urye is supposed to be having a relaxing summer as a camp counselor but ever since he started having nightmares about a beautiful girl being hunted by flesh-clawing monsters, his life has been anything but normal.
Soon, Nathan discovers that the sleepy college town of Cahokia Falls is far from ordinary when two unexplained deaths rock the town and campus. Who or what is behind the murders? Does it have anything to do with the newly-discovered cave symbol? And what about the spine-chilling campfire stories about ancient tribal beliefs and mystical legends?
For Nathan Urye, things just keep getting creepier and creepier, and now it appears that everyone at camp is in danger...
©2013, 2014 Steve Bevil (P)2014 Steve Bevil
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I have listened to a lot of audiobooks and this one is really well done. Not only does the story draw you in but the narrator does an amazing job of capturing you as well. He has a different voice of every character. I found it very entertaining when he read the girls lines. Overall it was a great book to listen too. I will definitely be listening to it again.
"BEST AUDIO BOOK 2015"
The Legend of the Fire Walker is one of the best audio books that I have ever heard.
My favorite is all the different characters in this story, Roy, Ladonda, Amanda
Malik, Nathan Lafonda and super powers.
I like the dance scene and the description of Lafonda Dress
Best audio book 2015 This Book is gonna be turned into a movie one day.
I like this book because it was easy to follow and the characters were interesting. I can't wait to the next book. I listen to this book in one day.
I enjoyed the print version a lot, because I like to read the story and envision the characters...plus, I like to highlight my favorite scenes in the book. Typically, I stray away from audio-books; however, I very much enjoyed the book that I wanted to listen to it further after hearing amazon's free version. I must admit, I LOVE IT! The narrator did a very good job in bringing out the personalities of each and every character to live. He took envisioning the story, interactions and plot to a whole another level. I was captivated by the story, but to hear it very vividly made my reading experience that much better. With that said, I did find the audio-book edition very enticing.
My favorite character will have to be Nathan, of course! The thing that I appreciate about Nathan is that he is a character that one comes to relate to and love. He reminds me of myself a lot, which is why I am enveloped by his growth and development in the book. Nathan is very sarcastic, which I have come to adore about him; though he portrays this image and carelessness initially, we later come to see how big of a heart he truly has and his progression in the book, in essence, is heartfelt. I can't wait to continue reading about Nathan's journey, and how he grow more and more confident with his newly discovered powers.
I particularly love the fact that Tristan was very diverse with his voice-over. He manage to exude the personalities of every character in the book. His tone changed in accordance to the book and tone. He managed to alter his voice to fit Nathan, Malick, Lafonda, Leah and everyone in between. He did a phenomenal job!
What moved me the most in the book was having to figure out Leah's trajectory within the story line, and how Nathan does anything in his power to discover the true story behind her disappearance. In addition, I was moved by the good back story and suspense, which kept me reading. The book starts off with Leah and her troubles while a freshman at college then the story switches to Nathan, who appears to have some connection to Leah and her supernatural troubles.
I would consider it however, listening brings another sense to life and Tristan Wright does an excellent job in doing just that. Thanks Tristan !
What I like best is so many things I don't know where to begin, let just say the story is very entertaining.
Tristan Wright bring the story to a full life cinematic feel, each character comes to life you actually hear their voices and experience their unique personality that is beautifully illustrated
it was so entertaining.
Yes I felt many times the bizarre and uncanny things happening in the story that capture my attention while I Thirst for more. I found myself laughing out loud while I read along side the book with Tristan.
Audio is a must have, I enjoyed the first book even better!
This book was incredibly boring. Virtually nothing happens, none of the characters are interesting and while by the end I could see the possibilities of the plot unfolding in future books of the series I am so bored that I would not risk the credit.
Before this I heard the Relentless series by Karen Lynch. This was much more engaging and the series keeps getting better as you listen.
Not much, but that could be the insipid dialogue he was given to read.
I would have cut perhaps the first 8 hours of the book. Only the last hour contains anything that moves the plot forward or engages any interest.
I have no idea why this book had so many positive reviews. Try something else!
"slow slow slow"
struggle to finish, very slow, took forever to see where it was going. narrators comical.
"just couldn't endure"
I couldn't get through it. I believe I am not the target audience. seemed very immature and difficult for me to relate.
I think the story was alright but slow-moving. However, the dialogue was so choppy and shabby it was hard to stick with it. The performance was very disappointing. I do NOT like it when male actors try to do female characters and just end up putting their voices so far into a falsetto range that it's sickening. I spent a long time trying to determine if the performance was shoddy because of the poor dialogue or if the dialogue just sounded bad due to the awful performance. In the end, I decided it was the performance that was higher on the suck scale than the writing. I wish I hadn't purchased the audio because I think if I had read the book I would have enjoyed it much more. Definitely won't buy the remaining books in this series if they're performed by the same guy.
"Well-written, thrilling and mysterious"
I will be honest, I was afraid that I wouldn’t like this book. I don’t really like the paranormal genre, I hate movies like ‘Paranormal Activity”. However, I read the synopsis of this book, and I really liked it, so I entered the giveaway. I didn’t win, but luckily after a few times, I won the giveaway of this book and I got the chance of reading this amazing book.
The first chapter was brilliant. It immediately took me into the story and I was almost afraid to read on, because it was so thrilling. I immediately wanted to read more, but unfortunately, I had exams, so I didn’t have a lot of time to read.
After the first chapter, I knew Steve Bevil could write a good story. It was really good writing, not too difficult, but not too easy either. When I read the following chapters, I was a little disappointed, it was an entertaining read, but it stood in the shadow of the first chapter. Now, in my opinion, every book is a little slow-paced in the beginning, and I really liked the characters and the story, so I read on, and I am so happy I did.
The second half of the book is so good. Well-written, thrilling and mysterious. There were a lot of questions. As the main character, Nathan, wondered about what would happen and what everything meant, so did I. I suspected everything that had happened had a connection. Normally, I can figure out what’s happening before it is literally told, but this time, I was taken by surprise.
I won’t tell much, I don’t want to spoil anything, but it’s an amazing story. It all fits together perfectly in the end. There are still some questions that are unanswered, but I hope I will find those answers in the second book, once it is released.
I really liked the characters. Not because they are perfect, because they aren’t, but because they seem real. Some people do bad things and we immediately see them as bad people, but that’s not always true. A perfect example of such a person in this book is Malick. The other way around is also true, people who do good thing, aren’t always good.
The characters also don’t always say the things we want them to say. But that’s life, you only think of the right thing to say after you already said something. Like when you get home you think: ‘I should have said that’. It always comes too late, and that’s what I like about this book, the conversations are real. Of course, we can’t predict how we would react to supernatural events, but we can try, and I think Steve Bevil did a good job, writing realistic conversations.
I also want to compliment the cover. It’s really nice and looks better in real life than on a picture. I’m a fan of the ‘less is more’ principle. I don’t think a cover should be overloaded with pictures and information, and in my opinion, the cover of this book is really good. After reading the book, you know what it refers to and you also know what the title means. I really think it’s a good choice of cover and the title is also well-chosen.
I’m really happy I read this book. There’s something for everyone, there’s mystery, fantasy, magic, adventure and a little bit of history and romance. I would really recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre. Steve Bevil did a great job writing this book, and I’m already looking forward to read the second book in this series.
I also got this book as an audio-book on audible. I listened to it and the second time I read/heard it, it was still a good book and it wasn't annoying to go through it a second time. It was also very well voiced, so props for that as well. This was the first audio-book I ever listened to, and it was a nice experience. I would recommend this to everyone.
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