New Review of Dry Land on Amazon.com

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 5 stars all the way for me, July 19, 2015
This review is from: Dry Land (Audible Audio Edition)
Exceptional. As I listened to the audiobook version of Dry Land, that was the word that kept coming to mind. I was sucked in from the first paragraph, and my love for the main character grew and grew. Ted, or “Shakespeare,” as he’s affectionately called in this story is humble, hilarious, and a true hero. I’m also listening to Hugh Howey’s Wool right now, and while the stories are vastly different, I found myself thinking Dry Land is most definitely in the same caliber of craft and story as Wool. I recommend this book to fans of scifi, no matter the sub-genre you usually read in.

The level of detail, the characterization, the plot reversals in the story that made me shout out loud “Oh, no you didn’t!”–all of it was exceptionally well done. The way the author wove the themes and symbolism throughout the story and brought them around full circle in the ending scene was a master stroke of genius. I plan to read anything Jenn Seidler has written or will write in the future. I know I’ll be in good writerly hands and be in for one hell of a ride!

The narrator, Ian Sorensen, totally had me guessing whether he is American or British. He switched between multiple voices effortlessly, and he was all around fantastic to listen to. I’ll also look up his other titles. He’s that’s good.

Bottom line: if you like scifi–or even if you don’t usually!–I strongly recommend that you give Dry Land a whirl. Bloody brilliant stuff.

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