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The Man of Legends Audiobook

The Man of Legends

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history.

New York City, New Year's weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.

In another part of town, Will - an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence - looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt spearheaded by an ambitious Vatican emissary and an elderly former UN envoy named Hanna.

During the next forty-eight hours, a catastrophic event unites Will, Jillian, and Hanna - and puts them in the crosshairs of a centuries-old international conspiracy. Together, the three must unravel an ancient curse that stretches back two millennia and beyond, and face a primal evil that threatens their lives and thousands more.

The full list of narrators includes: Eric Pierpoint, Emily Adams, Stephen Mendel, Alexis Evans, Kerrie Keane, Jackson White, Terri Treas, Francesca Ling, Jackie Mah, Jeff Marcus, Kenneth Johnson, Nelson Estevez, and Susan Appling.

©2017 Kenneth Johnson (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Peter
    Bellflower, CA, United States
    11/07/17
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    "A great concept. Just terrific story telling"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man of Legends?

    The entire story is memorable, and I still find myself mulling it over and over in my head. But if I have to pick one thing, it's when Will says, "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." Nicely done Mr. Johnson. Knowing your background, this line was an out-loud hoot. Thanks for the giggle.


    What about full cast’s performance did you like?

    I generally do not like multiple narrators, but because the way this story is unveiled, the multiple "character" voices work just fine. Thoroughly enjoyed their performances, and great direction from the author himself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I was listening to it while working, which is something I generally do not do.


    Any additional comments?

    I trust Kenneth Johnson has already written the teleplay for his novel. A 4-night 8-hour miniseries should allow time to tell the entire, unabridged story. I hope you direct it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • G. Nightingale
    12/07/17
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    "Enjoyed every minute."

    I started this book after 3 awful books I couldn't finish. What took me so long? I've lost faith in book reviews. Maybe my tastes are different, but I was despairing.

    History so well delivered you believe it was a first hand account. I never guessed where the plot was headed, even if there was one. There is and it's a doozy.

    One thing, if you are touchy about religion being played with, you might have a small issue here. Remember, this is supposed to be coming from a man who was there at the crucifixion. Having lived until the present day he has his own take on things.

    Recommend this book to those who can never know enough. Even if it's fiction.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra S Conson
    19/07/17
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    "This story had a good flow to it!"

    This is the first story I've read from Kenneth Johnson. I liked the flow of it. Sometimes, when a story has multiple first person narratives, the story can get bogged down, rehashing what other characters had already discussed. It can also get every confusing. This author was able to avoid those downfalls, allowing the story unfold very organically. I'm an avid reader and listener of audio books. I enjoyed this story a lot. (Spoiler alert) I was a little worried that that main character was going to take credit for all the major advances in society but the author was able to integrate the main character's influences on world events without claiming all big advances came from him whispering in the right ears.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    12/07/17
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    "The story of time, adventure and everything else"

    This book encompasses the myseries of life, history, adventure and reading/listening to it is just about a spiritual experience. Thank you to all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • HomerKSA
    Riyadh, Dubai, Fredericksburg!
    10/07/17
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    "One moving brilliant all genres in one"

    I am a big SciFi audiobook nerd - most of my repeated listens are all around SW - ST superhero stuff - few mysteries here and there - this book honestly takes the gold for not only the narrative and the "actual" story, the performers of the characters were just fantastic!!! So for all those comic buffs like me - this amazing title has it all : superhero but, history of the current living, history of biblical proportions, history of science, history in military, humanities achievements rendered , modern day, spirituality, religion, value systems, social studies ...I can keep going!! Ooooh yeah SPACE TIME CONTINUUM - astral plain--- simply brilliant book on audio! A must hear!!! Thank KJ for sharing this fantastic revelation in our "mass media hysteria" of a world! This really anchors it altogether superbly!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Terri Steinbecker
    25/07/17
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    "Brilliant!"

    I was skeptical initially, but this novel grabbed my interest quickly and I was unable to stop listening to it. An intriguing concept. It gives one pause for thought. A definite 5 stars!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Richard S. Swol
    Lindstrom, MN USA
    14/07/17
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    "A Slow Start But A Good Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. With the note that the story takes a fair amount of time to get to it's point. Once there however, the story all comes together for a satisfying conclusion.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept is the strongest part of the story, as well as the moral.


    Have you listened to any of full cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not. It was different and took some getting used to. It was a bit jarring to start with, until I got used to it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story of the little girl. Sometimes despite heroic efforts, bad things still happen. Dealing with those situations, defines a person for their entire life.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was written, not surprisingly considering the authors history, much like a teleplay. While this would work better on film than as a novel, it does still work well enough to make the story enjoyable. Recommended - but be patient for it to get moving. It's worth it in the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • AaronSaint81
    Lorain, Ohio
    17/07/17
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    "Great Story!"
    Where does The Man of Legends rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Characterizations were good........


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Plot really took after about 1/2 thru the book......


    Which character – as performed by full cast – was your favorite?

    Several very good characters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Fates of John


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cafelamocha
    3/07/17
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    "Great story horrible to listen to."

    The actor reading the part of the protagonist reads painfully with unnecessary pauses throughout. It is as if he is trying to emulate caricature of William Shattner. The other actors are much better.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • David
    1/07/17
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    "Worst Book I have read"

    This book is disjointed and nearly impossible to follow. The Narrator's just drone on

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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  • chris parker.
    19/08/17
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    "The past brought too life"

    I really enjoyed this book and the audio version of it. It kept me wanting to both hear and read more.
    The cast were excellent and the story moved at a great pace but was also thought provoking and exciting.
    Overall an excellent book and audio book which I highly recommend to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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