When Harden Campbell wakes cold and beaten in a dirt-floor cell, he finds only three other things in the room with him: the mutilated body of his good friend, an ancient typewriter, and a stack of blank paper, the top sheet of which has a single typed sentence: "Tell me a story." He knows the message is from Coyote, his brilliant, megalomaniacal roommate whose lust for power and reverence has recently revealed him for the true sociopath he is. Now, as the founder of a new religion with disturbing roots - Revelation - Coyote's most evil side has emerged.
From the moment Harden sees that stack of paper, he knows his one chance of escape is through his own words, and only his ability to successfully recount the dark story of what happened over the past year at Wyland University will determine whether he lives to see the woman he loves once again - or is silenced forever. This will be the most difficult story Harden has ever written, and each word must be chosen with the utmost care. Because Coyote will be reading each and every one of them.
Print Length: 368 Pages
Listening Length: 8 Hours, 54 Minutes
Thriller & Suspense
*I requested and was granted an Audible code for this audio book*
This was a fantastic, cinematic, gripping thriller of a ride! I was on the edge of my seat throughout, and only stopped for sleep because I just had to. Amazing characters and plotting, I thought I knew what was coming next only to be delightfully blindsided!
The descriptions of the cell made me feel like I was really there, able to see and feel the dirt beneath me, hearing the ticking of the typewriter. So wonderfully written, it was just amazing! When the narrator talked about certain things in his past, how it affected him then and now, it really hit home and was very spot on. I know it wasn’t a focal point of the story, but I was very taken in by this, the embarrassment and fear of telling someone, and the way it affects a person later in life. The author managed to do this without seeming like it was simply for shock value; it truly helped make up Harden’s character and personality.
I was thoroughly engrossed throughout, this is such a well-done book. 5 massive Platypires.
Now, the narrator. I mean, what can I say, really? He was great! He made the slightest of voice changes for characters, yet I always knew who was speaking by those minutes differences. His tone and pace were spot on, and he really brought this book to life, in my opinion.
Very well done, a good match! 5 Platypires for this part, too.
So, all in all, I rate this 5 Platypires and it is going on my favorites list!