VANISHED FROM DUST – Book One
Author: Shea Norwood
Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged
Narrator: David Dietz
Length: 6 hours, 59 minutes
Production Date: November 25, 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Shea Norwood
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
Its the 1980s. Nintendo is the newest thing and small towns are still considered safe places for kids to roam free. Eric and Kyle are in the eighth grade and are best friends.
Kyle had only moved to Dust, Texas the previous year. Eric had received the nickname “Crazy Train” several years earlier and was bullied and friendless until Kyle moved to town. On Kyle’s first day of school he had stood up for Eric when the school bully was taunting him. The two boys have been inseparable ever since.
Eric hasn’t seen them in a while, but for years he has seen phantoms with red eyes. No one else can see them. He had made the mistake of telling people about them when he was in third grade and that is when he earned the horrible nickname.
After not seeing the phantoms for years, Eric is suddenly seeing them with alarming regularity.
What are they? Why doesn’t anyone else see them? What do they want? What can Eric do about them?
This audiobook is targeted at a Young Adult/Middle School audience and I think the author has done a terrific job. Not only is it a much better story than I had expected, but since I am a child of the 1980s (born in the 70s) I enjoyed the references to the fads and styles of my youth. Remember leg warmers and banana clips? I do.
This book ends on a cliffhanger and listeners will want to know what happens to Eric and Kyle next. I know I will be adding the second book to my “To Listen” list.
Narrator David Dietz is a whiz with separate voices. The listener is able to easily distinguish not only between characters, but also between the characters and the narrator’s portions of this audiobook. Lately I have listened to a few books by this narrator and I have been pleased with the performance every single time. I rate the narration as 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The book itself deserves a 4 star rating when taking into account the intended audience. I truly believe that Young Adult and Middle Grade listeners will LOVE this series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shea Norwood is an emerging talent in the world of writing books. He lives in West Texas and you can find out more about him at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7302191.Shea_Norwood
Readers can learn more at his Facebook page at:
http://www.facebook.com/sheanorwoodauthor, or by
following Shea on Twitter @Sheanorwood
ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
David W. Dietz is a writer, actor, director and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For more information about this narrator or his production company visit: http://dietzthethird.com