Book Review & Giveaway: Dawn of Destiny by Lee Stephen

2 Apr

Dawn of Destiny  AudioBook Description

Some men go to war for the glory. Some men go to war to escape. For Scott Remington, war is entirely different. It is a belief. It is a calling. It is a destiny. Leaving everything behind—his fiancée, his future, his life—he embarks on a mission of faith into a battle he can barely understand. This is his story. This is his war. This is only the beginning.

Audiobook Description

The Dawn of Destiny audiobook project is a full adaptation of the first book in the Epic series. It’s not your typical “audiobook,” even though technically that’s what it is. When people hear “audiobook,” there’s a certain type of thing that usually comes to mind. Most likely it’s the thought of someone reading a book to them, occasionally with music playing in the background. This isn’t that.

What you’re going to hear in this project, is more of an audio “experience,” the audio equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie. Over thirty voice actors played a role in this. This is ear-splitting sound effects, bombastic music, and characters shouting back and forth in the middle of a war zone. This is unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

My Review

I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

A-mazing! I have listened to a few audiobooks but this is the first one I’ve listened to that was a major production. It had sound effects and each character’s voice was represented by a different person. Listening to a book in this manner, but still “seeing” it with my imagination was a new experience and I hope to listen to more books like this in the future. The one thing I found distracting was the music playing when the narrator talked.

I’m not the biggest science fiction fan but I do like science fiction stories that occur on Earth, as this book does. Dawn of Destiny had a good mix of fighting with aliens, with the battles well described, and the personal side of the soldiers’ stories.

The characters were well developed and I felt like I got to really know Scott Remington and his friends as the story progressed.

I definitely recommend Dawn of Destiny, especially if you can get the audio version. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series soon. It’s too bad the rest of the books aren’t on audiobook but I understand that this had to have a been a big undertaking. I do hope, in time, the rest of the books in the series will become available in audiobook form but, for now, I’ll be happy to read the rest of the series the old fashioned way.

 

 

About the Author

Lee StephenBorn and raised in Cajun country, Lee Stephen spent his childhood paddling pirogues through the marshes of South Louisiana. When he wasn’t catching bullfrogs or playing with alligators in the bathtub (both true), he was escaping to the world of the imagination, creating worlds in his mind filled with strange creatures and epic journeys. This hasn’t stopped.

Now a resident of Luling, Louisiana, Lee spends time every day delving into the world of Epic, the science-fiction series that has come to define him as a writer and producer. Alongside his wife, Lindsey, their son, Levi, and their dog, Jake, Lee has made it a mission to create a series that is unique in its genre—one unafraid to address the human condition while staying grounded in elements of faith.

In addition to writing, Lee works full-time for the Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness. He has also spent time as a church deacon, guitar hobbyist, and New Orleans Saints season ticket holder. He is a graduate of Louisiana College in Pineville.

Connect with Lee:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Where to buy the book

Amazon

Barnes & Nobles

Audiobook on CD Baby

Giveaway

Prize: ​10 prizes for 10 winners: 3 X posters, 3 X $25 Amazon Gift Card, 2 X Dawn of Destiny series, 2 X Kindle Fire HD

All prizes open to US & Canada only, except $25 gift cards open internationally.

Ends March April 17.

 

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