Friday, October 21, 2016

Audio Book Review: Ark


By:  David Wood

Publish Date:  August 11, 2015, Audiobook Release August 26, 2016

Format:  Audiobook - 6 hrs 48 mins
Narrated By:  Jeffrey Kafer

Genre:  Suspense, Thriller, Adventure

Series:  7th in A Dane Maddock Adventure series

First Impression:  Adventure, mystical, and dangerous. Loved the story created of Noah's Ark.

A Native American artifact points the way to one of the greatest legends in history!

Archaeologist Dima Zafrani receives a mysterious package containing fragments of an unknown text that proves the existence of the lost Book of Noah. Pursued by a shadow organization known only as The Trident, Dima crosses paths with former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake. Can the three find the legendary Noah Stones before the Trident can harness their power?

Join Dane and Bones on another action-packed adventure as they set off on a quest for the Ark!

First Sentence:
The sea was angry.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com, at my request.

Bones and Maddock return home to find Grandfather Samuel Bonebreak being questioned by two men in the middle of the living room, and it doesn't look to be kind. Samuel's never seen these men, but knows what they were looking for. The family treasure. The family treasure leads to the stone used to talk to animals, and a tie to Noah's ark where the animals were lead on the ship.

Jeffrey Kafer excels again at his narration of these characters. Jeffrey never lets me down when I listen to his works. The characters are not as much voiced differently in tone and timber but in personality in their voices. There are a few distinctive differences voiced, yes, but most comes through in who the characters are and how they would speak with emotion. This has become so easy to differentiate which character is which in listening. I do enjoy Jeffrey's voice as narrator though. I could listen to him all day.

David Wood uses descriptions that make it easy for me to visualize the scenes. The descriptions of the swelling, crashing waves of sea in the prologue makes it easy to see them. And there are many details like this throughout the book.

I'm thrilled this story centers around Bones and his family. We get to meet his family and see a legend from his family. Cherokee. Bones is an individual man, and I love him this way. So, I really enjoy Bones as a character. And I think I might be jealous of Dima. lol.

I so enjoy Bones and Maddock's interactions. They work well together, almost like they know what the other one will do. They trust each other in the most dangerous moments. And they have a humor between them that makes me smile, and even breaks up the dire moments a bit to keep the reader light hearted and going.

I find the connections of different histories and written history and mythology to be the gripping part of the story. The way Bones' family treasure leads to Noah and the ark then even another step even further is mesmerizing. I even pause when we get to these realizations to think on what we've crossed and that it all leads to this point. It does! I can totally see the line to this point with what we've learned. David has written the direction of events and the book to back the conclusions with great work. I'm amazed at this and enjoy it.

This book can very well be read/listened on it's own. I have listened to a few with these characters and of who them mention, but that doesn't impact the story in the least. I do, however, want to listen to ALL the stories in this world after getting the impression of past missions as I really enjoy the characters interactions and friendships. There are many different divisions of groups that are allies or enemies (in a sense) and would love to see all interact.

I will be looking for all sorts of books in this world!

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  1. I love that opening line - the mark of a strong writer...

    1. Sjhigbee, I really enjoy this writers work. He works with other co-writers in this world and all are rather cool! :D

  2. You listen to the most interesting books :D Glad you enjoyed!

    1. LilyElement, I've really taken a jump with books in audio and I'm loving what I've been finding! :D Thank you!

  3. Oh this sounds like it has some good worldbuilding. You are whipping through these audios!

    1. Hi Melissa (B&T) :D It really is great. I love how they connect so many things, and it makes sense! :D And yes, I'm really finding it easier to get through audiobooks these days. :)

  4. It's great that this can be read as standalone.
    I'm hoping to start listening to fiction audiobooks, I did a lot of non-fiction, enjoyed it immensely!

    Happy weekend!

    1. Hi Talk Supe. That's the thing with these sorts of books. They are all connected but each story is it's own adventure and not completely dependent on previous books. I like that!


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