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Sintesi dell'editore

Can he restore his lost love's memories?

Jethro finds a woman he thought lost, but her memories have been taken.

She has become a clean.

Aeons govern and regulate the cities that remain on Earth. From their alien veins springs a substance that allows humans to communicate through telepathy. In their minds lurks the power to remove human memories.

Jethro's actions push both him and the clean called Rain into the heart of action and intrigue the likes of which he has never known before.

Where do lost memories go?

©2017, 2018 Tim Niederriter (P)2018 Tim Niederriter

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  • cosmitron
  • 21 04 2018

Blade Runner in a Alternative Universe.

What made the experience of listening to The Mangrove Suite the most enjoyable?

It is a creative and well crafted story that is original with an interesting group of characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The Spiritual and philosophical implications of what constitutes a human being.

What about Dan McAdam’s performance did you like?

He helped bring the story a long.He makes the story better.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes... it is a entertaining experience if you are not offended too easily.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

11 su 11 utenti hanno ritenuto utile questa recensione

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Layla
  • 19 06 2018

Different

The narrator unfortunetly does not suit this audiobook. However, the book is interesting. I found it slow to begin with and confusing but as it progressed it picked up and got more intriguing.
Would recommend.

  • Totali
    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Shaithis
  • 04 06 2018

Short but exciting unique sci fi jaunt

The world that Niederriter has created is definitely unique. Right from the start he dumps you into this strange world where humans coexist with their alien overlords. Technology as we know it is gone. Instead communications networks are fueled, literally, by alien blood. Our protagonist stumbles upon a significant figure from his past only to find this person is not who he remembers. They've been changed. Cleaned out and hollowed. He embarks up on a journey that will take him into the heart of danger and deeper into the mystery that the overlords have tried to keep quiet since their arrival.

The narrator I feel did an OK job. His speech was clear and understandable but I felt it lacked emotion and didn't really elevate or add to the story.

I was given a free copy of this book at my request in return for an unbiased and fair review.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Dee
  • 03 06 2018

Very interesting listen

I'm a big fan of science fiction so I thoroughly enjoyed the world Niederriter created. The concept of alien control and "cleaning" as a punishment to humans is genius.

In this listen, Rebecca was cleaned and Jethro was on a mission. And what a mission.

The narrator was okay. He had a good voice and I liked him enough to finish the listen. I don't think he elevated the book though.


  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • TU
  • 14 05 2018

Short but quite good

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an original and interesting sci fi story. I thought the author does a great job of world and character building. The concept of Cleans was really interesting and, well, thought provocing. The narrator does a good job of bringing this futuristic world to life. I just wish it was longer.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 04 06 2018

Everyone knows the Cleans cannot be restored.

A future world overseen by an alien race, the Aeons: they seem mostly benign, almost invisible, but what is left of the world is completely changed. To succeed, people are dependent on a liquor provided by the Aeons which gives the consumers access to a form of telepathy, the ability to enter and explore the minds of others. It gives an extraordinary tool for success to those who use is widely but for those who over indulge the price is total memory loss. Wiped clean, such people become slaves, bought and sold, to do whatever is required of their owners. No Clean has been known to recover, though there were rumours...
When Jethro sees a Clean at a market, he is reminded of a girl he had known and loved in his youth. And, against all of his principles, he buys her.

This is a vividly painted world, both exterior and, incredibly, interior to the minds whilst using the drug. The story itself is simple; the writing, ideas and exploration is not. A very difficult concept to achieve fully, the author mostly succeeds. Fascinating, intriguing - and a splendid start to a series that this reader will definitely follow up with book two.
The narration by Dan McAdam was downbeat, which fitted the book's tone, but with some odd phrasings. Character voicings were differentiated and the performance was good overall, but too slow - easily resolved by increasing the playback speed to 1.25.
At my request, I was freely gifted a complimentary copy of The Mangrove Suite by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. A very enjoyable and unusual book which I am sure would be enjoyed by S.F. fans and, in particular, gamers who like to delve into psychodylic mind sets. Recommended especially for readers who want something different.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interpretazione
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • C. Rowlands
  • 09 05 2018

Benevolent alien overlords?

This author builds an interesting world in this book, it is a futuristic world, but one that exists predominantly due to aliens known as the Aeons who help to enable telepathic powers in the human race.

All is not perfect in this world though, there still exist crimes and the ultimate punishment for a human is to be turned into what is known as a clean, all memories and personality being wiped away from the person leaving little more than shells that are bought and sold. Jethro recognises one of these cleans as somebody he used to know and he is driven to try and bring her back to her real self.

This book is quite a short one and as such it is more difficult to connect with the characters, but the narrator helps greatly in this respect with his performance adding nicely to the overall story with pleasant and distinctive tone.

Overall, this was a good starting point to a series with regards to world-building, but with the need to lay the ground rules for this world, it might have needed a bit more time for the story.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]