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Forgotten Canyon (A Treasure Hunters Short Story Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lois D. Brown
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Book Description

The thought of finding Montezuma’s hidden treasure urges Johnathon Scribner deep into the Forgotten Canyon. Why he stays there, however, is a different reason altogether.


Product Details

  • File Size: 324 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lois D. Brown (January 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KAA76S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,689 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read June 14, 2011
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This was a great read. For being such a short story there was alot involved: Many times, what you're looking for is right in front of you, greed will get you nowhere and you have to know when to call it quits. This story was well-written and quite enjoyable. Well worth the 10 minutes it takes to read and I'm definately planning on reading more by this author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic adventure story! June 15, 2011
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You don't often find short ebook downloads that give you the same experience a full length novel does, but this is one of those rarities. "Forgotten Canyon" tells a wonderful adventure story that will provide much entertainment in the short amount of time it takes to be read.

Story - Jonathon Scribner is a cartographer who lives in a world of luxury, but when he finds a mysterious map with the supposed location of a hidden treasure, he forsakes that luxury for a hike through a canyon that is difficult to maneuver through. Accompanied only by an unfriendly guide and a vast amount of horrible, stinging insects, Jonathon sets out on the adventure of a lifetime in order to become one of the richest and most famous men alive.

Writing Style - The author expertly shows the relationship between Jonathon and Riley, his guide. The author also conveys the atmosphere of the canyon extremely well to the reader; everything from the bugs to the sleeping bag to the cacti are explained perfectly. There is a bit of a history lesson in the story, as well, about Montezuma. Because I'm usually turned off or bored by historical stories, I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that I really enjoyed this history. It was very mysterious, adding to the adventure of this quest.

WARNINGS - Mild Peril

Overall - I loved this story! I thought it was extraordinarily well written, and at the same time, it was fascinating to read. It's adventurous, mysterious, and fun, which are some of the reasons that I've actually already re-read this story. It's such a good short download that I highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten January 22, 2014
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I found the characters in this story to be rather repelling. I suppose that was the point. I don't suppose one has to like any of the people in a story, but it helps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars more horror than action~adventure October 13, 2013
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A horror short story without many horrific elements, and I had no trouble falling asleep after. On Amazon, it's listed under Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure, but there's not a lot of that, either, and from the ending it seems closer to Horror. Good writing, decent attention to detail, but just not enough here to hold me. Three stars is the best I can give this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a good short story August 14, 2013
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If you want a nice quick story, this is the book. Keep in mind,this is a short story...so no chapters,no delving into a characters psyche, just a quick enjoyable read. I enjoyed the book so check it out!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad January 18, 2013
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The writing itself was solid. Even though it was a short story, there could have been a better effort at impressing realism of emotion into the account. The claimed maladies of the main character were stated, but never conveyed as if they really mattered or had any meaningful effect. The ultimate ending was very predictable, while the twist of how it came about was unique but somewhat vague in how it originated- What do the bees have to do with it apart from leave us alone and we'll leave you alone?

It is a story worth reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Short Story Perfect for Your Lunch Break at Work February 13, 2012
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If you're looking for a good and quick read during your lunch or smoke break at work, you might want to consider giving this one a try: it's about a fifteen minute read. If you think about a short story format, the author has to be good, fast, in order to get your attention and develop a plot and conclusion vs. the 100,000 words or so a novelist has. The author does so in rapid fashion, and this kind of reminds me of an old Twilight Zone type of story.

As I type this review, the Kindle version is free - grab it now at this price while you can.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Blah April 16, 2014
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A healthy tension between the author and the main character can add zest to fiction, but this story seems mostly driven by the disdain the author has for her latte drinking main character and how poorly he stacks up against Riley, the rugged enigma of an outdoor guide. Less an adventure story than an exercise in predictability, when I finished this story I had to ask myself why it was even written.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent short story about treasure hunting in AZ
I am not usually a fan of short stories. This is an exception. I don't know if there really is a Forgotten Canyon in AZ, but it felt real enough. Read more
Published 11 months ago by zzz
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting
A well written story. Short, easy read, but very interesting. Packs some fun twists and turns into a short, quick read. Will read more from this author.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Brief but interesting
It was good story, but brief, much like this review. A slight conflict between the two characters, the story builds to a climax as the goal becomes close at hand.
Published 12 months ago by J. R. Baker
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
This was my first book to read on the Kindel, and found it to be OK. I did like the price.
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Published 12 months ago by Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice
This a rather nice read, that is good if you have an appointment that runs late or cancels, its a good book to have for that twenty or thirty minutes that you may find needs... Read more
Published 14 months ago by inkblottindwrld
5.0 out of 5 stars A really short story
This is an interesting short story, but I really wanted more. Can you say greed, I liked the interaction between Riley, the guide, and Jonathon the seeker. Read more
Published 20 months ago by teamvegas
5.0 out of 5 stars ya!!!!!!!!!
Forgotten canyon (A treasure hunters short story) is a good book that I would suggest for anyone and everyone to read
Published 21 months ago by king runner
2.0 out of 5 stars Typical
There are lots of stories very similar to this one. It could have been a good start to something but I guess I am not a short story enthusiast.
Published on May 7, 2012 by phydeaux
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More About the Author

Lois Brown received her bachelor's degree in journalism and worked as a news correspondent in Washington, D.C. She later completed a Master's degree in communications and started her own freelance business.

She has written nearly fifty articles and books, many of which are about nutrition and the use of natural food supplements. She worked as the chief editor to former New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neil Solomon, and she co-wrote a book on time management with former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.

Please visit her at her website, www.loisdbrown.com.

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