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Jenny is a professional ghostwriter in Los Angeles. She inherits a house, a cat, and a key from an aunt she has only met twice in her life. But the house, the cat, or the key are not what they appear to be.

Science and myth are turned upside down when Jenny is thrust into a conflict that goes far beyond any boundaries or limits she could ever imagine.

©2019 Bonnie K.T. Dillabough (P)2020 Bonnie K.T. Dillabough

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  • BT
  • 03-04-2020

An OK book with a great premise

I received a free review copy of this audio book, at my request, and am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

This book is a solid 2.5 stars, but I have it 3 because it has a very interesting concept, a house that has portals to other places, a system alliance, aliens, futuristic tech and shape shifters. Unfortunately, it doesn't really develop these concepts fully and has flat characters with awkward dialog.

The story starts as the main character takes possession of a house willed to her by an unknown relative. I was hoping for there to be build up and mystery about the new house, the aunt she didn't know, and secrets in the house. However, the story pushes ahead like it's got someone shoving it forward from behind. There is almost a rush to get the story started, leaving no time for character development or world building. This turns out to be a theme through out the book.

At every turn, we are introduced to new characters, new planets and new races. However, none of these are developed. All the characters are 1 dimensional and wear their personalities on their sleeve. The races are almost all human looking and have almost no description, with the exception of a few which are just labeled as "dragon" or "unicorn" or something. The bad guys apparently can pass as human and never get much description, for example, nor are some of the allied races. The bad guys are bad the good guys are good and that's as complex as anyone in this book are.

The characters also speak in a completely unrealistic and awkward way. It's like they are in some 80's after school special, talking about how they support each other, and how everyone means so much to each of them, and how much enjoyment the bad guy will have doing bad things, etc. I admit I am not a world traveler. I've been around a bit of North America, meet people from the UK and Europe and Australia, but never been immersed in other earth cultures. However, I've still never meet anyone, ever, who talks like these characters. It is just so completely unnatural

This also feeds back into the 1 dimensional part of the characters, they are good and they only say and do good things. +++minor spoilers+++ early in the book the main character goes from being a rookie in training, to the boss of everyone. Not 1 of her fellow agents, her trainers or the council who she answers too, is upset, jealous, thinks she should be removed or not listened to. Instead they all give her pats on the back and tell her how much they love her, and how great she is and how wondrous they think she will be. And not once, but every character, all the way through the book. It becomes distracting, frankly, how sickenly sweet, and unnatural it is.

The plot is also very simple. A very a long story at almost 15 hours, but there are no twists and turns, it a mostly straight road with just a few gentle curves. It doesn't over complicate itself, it pads its length with mundane details of everyday life and conversations that either repeat themselves or drip with sentiment.

The plot, while simple, also has several holes, which I will cover in the spoilers section.

The voice narration by Krista Nicely is, like the book, OK. It doesn't stand out as great, but is not bad either. Her voice range is decent, but not super huge. Her male voices are not quite male but don't obviously sound like a woman doing male voices. I will say her voice of Lizzy sounds a lot like Angela Lansbury.

Overall, it's an OK book with a simple plot, simple characters, little world building, OK voice acting but a GREAT concept. I wish it was executed in a different way, not quality wise, but in structure.

I may continue with this series, but only time will tell.



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I think this book would have been better if it was written in a different form. I would have liked to see Jenny move into the house and spend time establishing her character, exploring her life and really showing she was a real person. Then over time, have the cat act more and more strange, have odd things happen in the house that she can't explain and generally develop a mystery about her aunt and the house. Of course, instead it was a chapter of her moving in and getting all the back story on the house and her aunt.

The plot itself has sever issues though, like the main enemy being her best friend. The best friend who apparently had 6 years to hang about on earth doing nothing, who had the guardian key in her hand, and put it on Jenny instead of pocketing it. A best friend who desperately wanted into a shed, but not only didn't try and convince Jenny to go in but also didn't try and dig under it, or bust a wall or anything.

Then there are the dimwitted enemy soldiers, who are specifically bred to be soldiers and nothing else. However, they freak out when bugs are around, and at the thought of alligators they panic and run like a herd of zebras at a watering hole. Even the slightly brighter officers send out commands to flee from the beasts.

Very much like the excuse in Dune, for why swords and knifes had to be used, this book goes out of its way to say no weapons can go through the portals, so they have to use hand to hand and staffs to fight. However, the main conflict is on earth, which has a lot of weapons on it. It makes little sense that they would not be training with firearms and using them. Of course when it comes to it, the soldiers use some sort of laser style weapons, which can go through the gates apparently, after all.

This is not a full list of plot holes, but the ones that bothered me the most.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 02-04-2020

Sci-fi and fantasy fun

The storyline and characters are very creative and well developed. I loved the twist and turns that kept me guessing till the end. The intriguing thing about the book is that the different elements that the author used were brought together into a storyline that made the book believable. The book is definitely worth reading/listening to. I received this book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review here. Worth the money.

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  • Joliet Jill
  • 29-03-2020

New Sci-Fi Adventure

Very imaginative universe created by the author. The characters were very likeable. Lots of twists and turns; I loved all the different beings that were created and the abilities they possessed. This is a family friendly book showing people giving up things they loved for the greater good; it's also a plain good book for adults too.

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

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-05-2020

Out of this world adventure!

Jenny and her out of this world friends are on a mission to protect all the citizens of the Dimensional Alliance. She discovers her strengths and talents along the way. Dillabough weaves an intriguing tale with a lively cast of characters and good, clean action. You can while away the hours with this fantastic tale of discovery and adventure. First in the series. Sure to become a classic.

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  • Raelyn Houston
  • 08-05-2020

Fantastic World Building

I had no idea what this book was going to be about when I got it. I just thought it sounded interesting. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! This book is the start of a trilogy that is part of another, larger series and it’s the first book of the set. If this is book one, I can’t wait to find out what the rest of the books will be like. I loved all the characters. I love that I didn’t have to dislike half the people and wonder if this person or that person was the bad guy because they’re so dislikable. There was one person that rubbed me the wrong way and I couldn’t put my finger on why, but I just didn’t like them. This isn’t a book about power gone awry, it’s a book about peace, and hope, and love. But, there are plenty of power hungry people in it in a weird sort of way. It’s so different from most other books that it’s hard to describe. All I can say, is listen to it and you will see. I want to live in this world. It’s all so believable. It sounds so doable. I want to be a part of it. I looked for the next book in the series as soon as this one ended, but the next book isn’t out yet. I certainly hope it comes out soon.

As for the narrator, she was awesome! She was pretty much perfect in my opinion!

I received this book for free at my request from Audiobook Boom.

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  • Barbara Gilbert
  • 05-05-2020

Magically Awesome

Do you want to be taken into a new world where anything is possible? Then you need to listen to this audio-book about a girl named Jenny who finds herself inheriting a house and a cat. Except, its not at all what she expected and she finds herself immersed in a world of multiple dimensions. Where the cat isn't just a cat and other beings of Myth are real. She is thrust into responsibilities that no typical twenty year old would ever take on, but she does it with class. The author does an excellent job in bringing each character to life. She builds unbelievable worlds that make the reader want to step into and explore.
The narrator does an excellent job at bringing these characters to life with all of their nuisances and quirks. She weaves the the story and makes you feel like you are walking right next to Jenny, Tidbit and all the rest.
This is an excellent and clean story that you don't want to miss listening to.

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  • Jeff M.
  • 27-04-2020

Solid sci-fi, looking forward to the next

This was an interesting story with likeable, "real" feeling characters (not cardboard cutouts), and a compelling and clear good-versus-evil storyline. If you are looking for antiheroes or blurred lines between right and wrong, you should skip this one. But honestly, it's refreshing to me to have something where those distinctions are nice and clear-cut. The narration was very good and well-suited to the story and she did a great job with the various characters to make them feel distinct. I'm glad to see there's a sequel in print and I'm looking forward to when it's published in audio format.

I received this from the author as a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Charles A.P. Wetherington
  • 09-04-2020

Great Adventure!!!

Very smooth opening that progressively reveals the plot in a well-structured manner, showing no “quantum leaps” in the author’s writing.
The narration was clear in annunciations with professional vocal pressure.
I recommend this audiobook for ages 12 and older due to some mild violence. This really is a great story for those who wish to expand their understanding of an Adventure Story
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  • Margo
  • 28-03-2020

The house on infinity loop

Very well done. Enjoyed every minute of it. Looking forward to the next book.
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  • Helen
  • 16-04-2020

Amazing

Enjoyed this audio book very much
Hopefully they will be more books
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