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- Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:06-30-14
- Publisher: Michael O'Neal
Yesterday they were five ordinary friends. Today they are all that stand between us and extinction...Havenbrook, Iowa. Typical small town America, nestled in the rolling plains of the Midwest. Life is simple here. But for high school senior Jay Anderson, it's about to get a whole lot more complicated. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, he is shocked to become an outcast throughout this small community, and becomes suspicious of the townspeople's suddenly strange behavior. Only his friends believe in his innocence, and set out to prove it......only to find out there is something far more sinister going on here. Who are the mysterious men who have suddenly appeared around town? What is the government hiding at the town's reservoir? Pursued by shadowy forces that would kill to keep the secrets they discover - and the secret Jay holds unknowingly within himself - he and his friends embark on an epic adventure. From the steps of Capitol Hill to the walls of the Kremlin; from the unfriendly skies over Eastern Europe to the treacherous waters of the Caribbean; danger lurks around every corner as these five teenagers seek to uncover what was created on...
- My Thoughts:
This is a fast paced and quite enjoyable listen. While there may have been some plot flaws, overall it was really good. This reminded me of one of those movies, where there is a ton of things missing from it, yet you can't help but watch it till the end, because you need to know what happened!!
I don't want to say much about the plot because it's hard to without spoiling something, so all I will say is that there is a lot going on, from a boy being framed to alien life forms detected!
Character wise, we have a fair few of them in the book, though they were all likable and well written. Poor Jays life turns upside down, though he remained steadfast the whole way through, I think in part that's thanks to Kathy, his best friend.
The book starts in a small town but travels as far away as Russia. You could just picture the Russian prison and imagine the horrors of a place like that!!
So in all, it's an action packed and entertaining listen. We have teens, aliens, mind control, government conspiracy, deception, deceit and friendship, all rolled into one easy listen.
Robert Martinez did a good job differentiating each character! I didn't get confused once while listening to him. He had a clear and concise manner and I enjoyed listening to him.
*I received a copy of this in exchange from an honest review, via Audio Book Blast. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*