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Publisher's Summary

International best-selling author Jeremy Robinson has been compared to both Matthew Reilly and Stephen King. In Forbidden Island, he brings the characters and plotting of the fastest paced thrillers together with mind-bending imaginative horrors.

Seeking to contact humanity's lost tribe....

On the precipice of a cliff, contemplating suicide, dishonorably discharged US Army Ranger Rowan Baer is invited to provide security to a research team visiting the most dangerous island in the world - North Sentinel Island in the Sea of Bengal. Seeking redemption, he accepts.

Living among Amazon rainforest tribes, eccentric Israeli anthropologist Talia Mayer is recruited to study the island's elusive inhabitants - the Sentinelese - who have resided on the tropical island since the dawn of mankind. Seeing the chance of a lifetime, she joins the team.

On the run from his past, Palestinian linguist Mahdi Barakat is given little choice: join the expedition and make contact with the Sentinelese, or be left to face the men tracking him down. Afraid for his life, he finds safe harbor halfway around the world.

As part of an expedition funded by the Indian government and supported by a local resort millionaire, the team struggles to make contact with the Sentinelese, a tribal people renowned for their violence, strange behavior, and mysterious ways. But when the expedition's yacht strikes a reef, and sinks, the team finds themselves stranded on an island few people have ever set foot on and survived, an island that they quickly discover is home to far more than primitive tribal people.

...They uncover the very source of evil.

©2017 Jeremy Robinson (P)2018 Jeremy Robinson

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  • Jason Begly
  • 01-03-2018

Dolphin calls drizzled in terror fuel!

This book was great. The characters were all fleshed out well and though the reasons for them being together were kind of basic, the elementary quality of the plot stopped there. The island and its inhabitants were quality and they were terrifying. The twists and attempts at explanation, the preview of the end, the end, and the idea that there could be more intrigue outside of the boundaries of the book made me want more. The idea that there could be an island or a tribe of people like this is the stuff of nightmares. I can not remember reading or listening to a book quite like this before. And the writing and narration were top notch. Great job guys.
Dolphin calls drizzled in terror fuel indeed!

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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  • Teresa
  • 20-02-2018

Fast-Paced and Thrilling

Forbidden Island was an exciting fast-paced listen. I enjoyed the mystique of the story with the Sentinelese in the rainforest. I loved the characters of Ranger Rowan and Sasha as well as the others.

This is I think the second audiobook I've listened to by Jeremy Robinson and I find his writing fresh and somewhat edge of your seat. Action-packed. I think the narration by Jeffrey Kafer was top-notch. He has a sort of mysterious voice with excellent inflections. It was his performance that made this book such a good listen.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

Note: This is the second review I've written on this title. There's a glitch that needs to be fixed with Audible. Not the first time this has happened to me.

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  • clearly off the beaten path for delivery
  • 19-02-2018

good book

I received this book free of charge for an honest review.. still robinson but not what im used to from him. solid story and narration but just didnt get the vibe as from others. probably due to the lack of sciencey stuff. characters were decent and acceptable for who they were supposed to be. stoner island idea was good though.

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  • Matthew
  • 09-02-2018

Not the best from Mr.Robinson

Having listened to several of Mr. Robinson's offerings, this one looked interesting. Upon conclusion and review, it is not nearly as good as some of these others IMHO.

Conceptually it works, but the devil is always in the details, and there is the challenge. Gratuitous references, random violence that does not move the story forward, and at times overly dramatic reading all combine to make this a difficult listen. The story does pose some interesting concepts, to be fair, but they are not clearly made and take far too long to reveal.

Can't recommend this one, unfortunately. I wanted to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-2018

When the action gets going, it really gets going!

seemed a little slow to start, but then really took off! I ended up really liking this book!

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  • PaulWVa
  • 19-05-2018

Strange brew

A convoluted horror / adventure yarn that can be hard to follow at times. But worth the effort.. It just takes some time to get around to it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-05-2018

Interesting plot and lots of action.

The reader was very good. Well developed characters. I will try more of his books!

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  • Susannah French
  • 04-05-2018

It was OK

It was an easy story to get into, but got a bit tedious with the long drawn out action scenes. It could have had a little more depth, but iver all worth finishing.

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  • Janet
  • 04-05-2018

great listen

loved it. hope there is a book 2. great fun and kept me entertained all the way

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  • Steve Manke
  • 29-04-2018

Try turning this one into a film...

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When a resort developer sets his sights on North Sentinel Island, the natives of the island are in danger. They must be eradicated before the land can be developed. But modern technology and weapons might not be a match for the ancient forces unimpacted by the modern world.

The experiences in this adventure range from funny to terrifying. Parts are weird while others are outright trippy, but the entire reading experience is unique and entirely enjoyable. This is another Robinson novel that will keep you reading long into the night.

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  • Rob
  • 13-02-2018

A hidden gem

A whirlwind of a book with intense descriptions and exciting encounters - i took one star off as i found it a little repetitive in parts but make no mistake this is a great read!

The narrator was great and i'm familiar with his work on the Jon Reznick series - Kafer has the ability to bring characters to life.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.