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A Black and Endless Sky

By: Matthew Lyons
Narrated by: Hillary Huber,Neil Hellegers,Amara Jasper,Pat Grimes,Qarie Marshall
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Summary

Siblings Jonah and Nell Talbot used to be inseparable, but ever since Jonah suddenly blew town 12 years ago, they couldn’t be more distant. Now, in the wake of Jonah’s divorce, they embark on a cross-country road trip back to their hometown of Albuquerque, hoping to mend their broken relationship along the way. 

But when a strange accident befalls Nell at an abandoned industrial site somewhere in the Nevada desert, she begins experiencing ghastly visions and exhibiting terrifying, otherworldly symptoms. As their journey through the desolate American Southwest reveals the grotesque change happening within his sister, one thing becomes clear to Jonah: It’s not only Nell in there anymore. 

Pursued by a mysterious stranger who knows far more about Nell’s worsening condition than they let on, the siblings race to find a way to help Nell and escape the desert before they’re met with a violent, bloody end. But there are far worse things lurking in the desert ahead…some of them just beneath the skin.

©2022 Matthew Lyons (P)2022 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Genuinely terrible

I really wanted to like this, but it reads like awful fan fiction. The narration doesn’t help either: so flat and emotionless or too affected and strained between narrators.
The story is shallow and has the tone of someone describing a film they saw rather than really placing you in the story.
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  • 28-09-22

An okay story with great narration

While it was a very slow start it did eventually hook me enough to continue. To me this was more of a background, drift in and out of paying strong attention, listen. The narrator's were all excellent, especially the narrator for Jonah, but as previous reviews had stated, it is a bit repetitive, so it was hard to focus. If I was reading this book rather than listening, I may not have finished it.

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  • Allan
  • 19-04-22

Gave Up - Avid Horror Fan

I had high hopes for this book. I listened for a few hours after not liking the premise of one of the characters true calling in life being a bar fighter (!). You've got to be kidding me. The book did not get better from there.

Loaded with too many cliches. Too predictable. Insulted the reader's intelligence. Character development was one-dinensional.

Finally gave up and returned the book - hopefully for a much better experience in the near future.

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  • Cheryl Messerly
  • 19-05-22

I couldn't finish after chapter 6

At first I loved the plot line but then it started to drag. The author put so much detail into every little thing, that I started skipping forward 30 seconds again and again to finish the repetitive cycle. I couldn't finish it after chapter 6 because I was bored to be blatantly honest.

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  • Eduardo Ceja
  • 26-10-22

Rough start but I’m glad I kept going with it - fun read/listen

At the beginning I was on the same boat as those with the negative reviews about the concept of their life calling was to be bar fighters. I still think that was a silly characterization, especially because there was no background to that. Bad childhood? Early life trauma? I don’t know.
Ultimately what gripped me was the brother and sister relationship and the growth they had throughout the story. I was intrigued by the supernatural concepts and would like to read more about the lore the author used for such an intriguing world.
Once I stopped overthinking some silly decisions it was an overall fun read.