I Could Not Stop Listening
5 out of 5 stars
What a great audiobook. I could not stop listening to this story.
The first few lines of Waypoint will grab you and suck you right into this world. The characters, the plotline and everything in between worked so great. Best of all there are tons of late 80’s and 90’s video game culture sprinkled throughout in this one.
There really is something for everyone with secret organizations, drones, old school and new school video games and a worldwide hunt for… well, something. The characters are really well developed and at times you just love to hate them. At points, I was even shaking my head, as most audiobook lovers do because they were just being so stubborn.
I loved that the two main characters were just so different and probably would have never spoken to each other had they not been brought together for one reason. They each have their own backstory that really helps them along the way.
The author does a fantastic job of painting a picture in the real world and virtual world as well. This story is just so interesting and fast paced that it plays out like a summer blockbuster at the movies. The only thing I disliked, as a Canadian there was one point that one of the characters wished to outlaw hockey if they were to rule Canada. Since I liked the story so much I will chalk this up to a rogue editor adding that in.
The performance of this title is outstanding. Throughout the whole story, the tension was evident through Bennett’s voices and tone. The speed of the narration definitely matched the speed of the action but also held my attention through all the explanations and building parts of the audiobook. Right from the first sentence, Bennett delivered a great performance.
I really liked the twists and turns along with the old school video game shoutouts. The ending is pretty awesome too! Please let there be a sequel.
Waypoint by C.F. Waller
Narrator: J. Scott Bennett
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Published by Self Published on April 26th 2018
Genres: Science Fiction, Technothriller
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Winner of the 2017 Mcgrath House Indie Book Awards
Stacy’s life is in free fall, her daughter killed by a drunk driver and her husband taking his own life only months later. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. At this auspicious moment her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching.
The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the deep-sea salvage camera reveals them to be virtually undamaged under 6,000 feet of water in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be?
Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget. Along the way, she’ll have to solve this puzzle and many more to prevent an even larger disaster from happening.
This audiobook contains the following: tiny robots, falsified government identification, autonomous drones, ATM malfunctions, mid-air collisions, fear of sharks, Australian bar pranks, pointing guns out the window of a moving plane, video games, Area-51, milk shake do’s and don'ts, and everyone’s possible need of at least one good friend.
Listen at your own risk.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Tourists of the Apocalypse
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