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Publisher's Summary

New pulp author Barry Reese, creator of the well-known Rook series, brings yet another creation to life! The Adventures of Lazarus Gray is Reese's entry into Pro Se's The Sovereign City Project, showcasing a hero whose own life is a mystery to himself. On the road to discovering his own secrets Gray and his Assistance Unlimited team encounter weirdness, madness, and over-the-top badness with every step! Come along for the ride for this new Barry Reese adventure, for the first entry in The Sovereign City Project and the first Pro Se Book under its new imprint, Reese Unlimited! Thrill to The Adventures of Lazarus Gray!

©2011 Barry Reese (P)2016

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  • Munte
  • 06-10-2018


Oki so first of all I like to mention that I think people over rate most books here on Audible.

3 Stars = Pretty Good.
Now Pretty Good is Pretty Good so that's the rating I am giving for this story. Of course there are some deviations into It's okay and probably a few into It's great sadly at times it also dips into what I would like to call "Rather bad" ;) aka Not for me.

The World building part of the story is what merits 3 stars and the poor writing the 2 stars.

Now to the performance.. it is at best barely "It's okay" ;) to clarify:
1. It's hard to differentiate between characters.
2. JR Nelson doesn't refer to himself as a Narrator but a reader. <-- this makes sense to me.
(I could read books out loud to myself if I wanted to)
3. The pace of the reading seems wrong to me along with it being monotone at times and sometimes obviously emotionally false. I do not know if it is because of the writing or the self confessed reader all I know is that it feels off.
Technical Issue:
1. Listening to this book on my SanDisk Mp3 player with my Sennheiser HD 599 headphones, sound would only come from the left earphone.. - This is probably some issue having to do with Audible's software since if I listen to it straight from my stationary PC sound is piped to both earphones.

I will add to this review when finished listening, if I manage to do so that is.

Yeah so 1h 15m into this book and I find it hard to keep listening to this book for all the above mentioned reasons. Adding to those is another reason that I hadn't mentioned before thinking it would be a one of thing. Sadly it seems as if that's not the case. The author seems to blithely skip over the most amazing things barely giving them a passing mention, doing so just turns the story from somewhat implausible into the realm of the absurd.-- Maybe this is what is meant by pulp?

Pulp not or What? meh I am refunding this.

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