This is a great book by a terrific author. He tells a compelling story that is also pretty technical, but in a way that doesn't "talk down" to the reader. The scary part is that it could be happening right now, in real life.
Fantastic story!!! I can only hope you will use this as as building block for a full length novel! The characters are easy to care about quickly, but the story is over way too fast. I wanted to know more, how it ended, what happened to the earth. I would recommend this to any one who enjoys a great story that is also well written.
Absolutely the best story I've read in a long time. Offbeat, uplifting, funny and unique! Recommend highly. Can't wait to start the vampire trilogy (or quad from what I've read). Thank you for this thoughtful
Recommend this story to mature teens and adults. I've never read a story that shocked me so quickly, yet kept me wanting to read more. I hope this is expanded to a full length novel, because it's that good. I also hope to read more from this author soon.
Love this book, and can't hardly wait for part two. Despite some grammer and punctuation problems this is one of the best books I' ve ever read. Very unique story line, and the dialogue (even when she's talking to herself!) is wonderful.
I really liked this, especially the way words were put together in unusual
ways. One phrase that stuck in my head (silly, I know)
was about "the nostril-like slits in the toaster", that was guarding his
sandwich. I highly recommend this story.
Love this book! A little horror, a little gory, a little strange, but a whole lot of a great read. Very unique, one line really caught my attention. "The late afternoon sky sparkled like a jeweler's window, as the first flakes of snow fell listless from the heavy grey cloud." I would recommend this book to mature teens,(probably 18+) as there is some pretty graphic sex in one part. Can't wait to read more from this awesome author.
Liked this one alot. Unique story line, and enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. This is the 2nd book I've read by this author, and his stories are good enough for me to over look misspellings, word usage errors and the like. I think you will like them too.
I'm sorry, I hate writing this kind of review, but anyway...
This book was slow, repetitive, inane, and the story took forever to end. I felt it could have been completed about 50 pages before it was. This so-called revenge story fell pretty flat. It's listed as fiction, but after the story ends the author tells us otherwise.
Hopefully her next book will be a lot better.
Thank you for the free book
I enjoyed this book very much. Great characters who are interesting, and a story that has many twists right up til the very end. Not being a Brit I did have questions with terminology, my Nook dictionary, google and wiki got a workout just to keep up. Looking forward to the next book "Death of a messenger", and hopefully to find out more about Michael St.Cloud other than how much good whiskey he can drink before being falling down drunk. Thanks for the free book!
Wow! What a story! Nothing pretty or funny here, just liars and murderers and cheats, and a picture of London and her people that is not very nice. It's a great story, especially when it's dialog, but when it goes into long drawn out descriptions of St. Cloud going between point a b or c it gets a little tiresome, and the main character does alot of driving/walking between point a,b and c. Otherwise it's a great read, and I'm looking forward to the next installation of St. Clouds adventures. Thanks for the free book!
What a twister. I've read alot of this authors short stories, and liked them enough to keep on reading more. I was physically ill at the ending of this novel. And scared. I'd recommend this book for 18+ only. Joshua you did your job well on this one.
Love this book, and I am neither a teenager (50+) or a gamer. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I can't understand why such a well written and edited book is free. As I was looking for the next in this series I figured it would be well worth it to pay for the remaing books, they are really that good. Thank you for the free books, looking forward to reading more from this very talented writer.
Funny, scary, shocking and heartwarming, this book is great! While some of it seems a little choppy in places the story outweighs any technical complaints. I was raised in Arlington, it was really wonderful to read a story written by a local writer writing about this area. Can't wait to read more books from Mr. Evich. Thanks for the free book!
Unique story with quite an unexpected twist near the end. While written rather simply the characters seemed well developed and interesting. After reading "Albert and the crows part one" I couldn't wait to find out what happened to this poor horribly abused family.
This is the first book I have ever quit reading before the end. I'm on page 178 of 280, and I just don't care any more. The beginning was pretty good, and I figured from the prologue this would be a pretty good read. He sets up how much Jack means to him and Jack disappearing. But then its a 150 pages of very little to do with Jack's disappearance. I keep waiting for something to happen, anything, at all, but it just doesn't happen. I'm sorry, but it's just not worth my time.
While this story looks promising, it is a little hard to follow at times. Lots of long rambling explainations, by the time we get to the point (sometimes we get there) I've forgotten where we were headed. I am hooked however, and am eagerly getting ready to read part two. Thanks for the free read!
Wow! This part is so much better than the first part. So much more concise and to the point. They are starting to realize things are bad, and are going to get much worse. Can't wait for part three!!! Thanks for the free read!
I found this to be very simply written, as if for 5th or 6th grade reading level. I also felt like a few elements were "lifted" from the story this one tries to compare itself to. For instance, the giant idol of the anti christ and the manner in which true believers of Christ were put to death. Not really something I can recommend.
Great story. It seemed to get a little bogged down in the beginning with alot of in depth details, but as the story progressed it picked up the pace. The last third of the book was worth the wait, hoping to read more about Adrian Tarn and his adventures soon! Thanks for the free read!
Great story, quite the imaginative tale! The story only took place over a week or so (or thats how I read it) and the two main characters didn't seem to warm up to each other til the very end. I still really liked this book, and would recommend it highly. I also can't wait to read more from this author. Thanks for the free read!
Great story! This is the third adventure of Scott and Cassiopia, joined again with FBI agent Ann Rogers. Cass takes the lead in this story from a plane wreck on top of a snowy mountian to the depths of a fanatical terrorists mind. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author, who writes some of the best stories I've ever read. Thanks for the free read!
Terrific short syfy story, with just enough details thrown in so you can jump right into the action and still have some idea about what in the 'Hel' is going on! Looking forward to reading more from this writer. Thanks for the free read!
The imagery created by the first sentence of this short story absolutely grossed me out to the point that I hesitated to read on. I am so glad I did. This is a heartbreaking story, one I will never forget. I can't wait to read "Songs of Bliss" a full length novel by this author. Thanks for the free read! Awesome short story!
Unique, interesting and scary, especially if you value your immortal soul. I've found that most of the descriptions for Clive Gilsons stories don't tell you what the story you're about to read is really about. Sometimes thats good, othertimes maybe not. Like this story, I would not have downloaded it based on the title and description, but I am enthralled with the way he writes. This is another great short story, one I'm so glad I read. Thanks for the free read!
OMG!!! I can't ever remember reading a short story and wanting it to go on and on more than this one! While it's a bit wordy, I enjoyed it very much. This is a great short story, packed with more imagery than most stories twice or three times this length. Thanks for the free read!
Terrific cautionary tale for those who judge a little too harshly, while waiting, always waiting for the "one" who will surely be well off, have taut glowing skin and will be crazy about you, no matter how far you've let yourself slide. I loved this short story! Thank you so much for the free read!
If you could only read one of Clive Gilson's short stories this would be the one. His stories, even when loosely based on Anderson or brothers Grimm, are truly imaginative and always leave me wishing for more. Thank you for the free read!
This is a fantastic short story, I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a great story that is also very well written. I just bought your book "Thirty Years", and I can't wait to read it. Your writing is so descriptive I can almost smell the terrorists' hands as he places the watch necklace around Sarahs' neck, and the feel the pushing and shoving of the people trying to get the best seat on the train. Thank you for sharing your talent. This is one story I will never forget.
Amazingly imaginative story! Richly detailed throughout, you can see and almost smell what he is describing. I got a little lost switching back and forth in the beginning, but its still a 5 star story. I'm really looking forward to reading more of your work. Thanks for the free read!
This is a great story, full of thrills, chills, horror, heartbreak and love. I could not put it down! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great story told by an even greater storyteller. Thanks for the great read!
I like this story alot. It ranges far and wide to present a story that somehow connects us all in the end. Lots of really great characters too.
I'm looking forward to reading more from this author soon! Thanks for a great read.
What an awesome story! And apparently this is only book one, with book 2 "The Soul Book 2 The Draconian Council" due out some time, hopefully really soon! The characters in this story are very well drawn, and I was sad to have to leave them. The only reason this book is not getting 5 stars is the torrent of misspelled words, words used in the wrong tense or meaning, and the punctuation is awful. I can over look alot when the overall story is worth it, and its dang well worth it in this case. Thanks for a great story. Can't wait for "The Draconian Council"!!
Awesome story! The last thing I expected when I got to the end of this book was tears (my own!). This writer has created characters that quickly found their way into my heart. I couldn't put this amazingly unique story down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story. Looking forward to the next book in the series. Thanks for a great read!
Wonderful story! I just hated seeing it come to an end. This trilogy is so well written, and the characters feel like long time friends. I highly recommend this book and this author. She tells a fantastic story with so much life and a great sense of humor. Thanks for a great read!
This is a fantastic book! The characters feel so real, it almost like reading an account of something that happened to your friends. I found myself hoping and praying that Dana and Jackson and the kids would all make it out of this thing alive (Barney too!). Thank you for a great story and thanks for the free read!
I really like this book, and can't wait to read the next one "The Government: Underground (Book 2) The author has taken our world and given it a good swift kick in the pants, and then twisted it hard for good measure. Whats so scary about this story is the way people act in real life is not so far from the way they are portrayed here. Always looking for the easy way, thinking they "deserve" to have everything just handed to them for nothing. The only problem I had with this whole story is the way the 2 main characters are described kissing for the first time- "sucking each other's lips, letting their tongues dance like earthworms in moist soil." Sorry man, but that is totally gross!! Aside from that this book is still still worth 5+ stars! Great story! Thanks for the free read! Now on to book 2 "The Government: Underground"!!!
Fantastic hugely imaginative story! A whole new world (or 5 or 7!) With characters that draw you in and keep you caring. I couldn't put it down. I'm about to start book 2 in the series, can't wait to see what happens next! Thank you for sharing such an epic story, and thanks for the free read!
This is some of the funniest laugh out loud til you pee your pants kind of stories I've ever read! Anybody whos got brothers and/or sisters or in-laws will appreciate several of these for sure! My favorite is the one about the Yeti brother-in-law in shorty robe! Thank you for sharing, and thanks for the free read!
This is a great story, a real page turner I could not put down! It's got believeable characters and some really spooky villians. It is well written with the exception of some misspelled words and grammer problems, otherwise this would be a 5 star book in my opinion. I highly recommend this book especially if you like a great story that speeds along and will carry you with it to an exciting and unexpected conclusion. Thanks for the free read!