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Rushed (Rushed, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Harmon
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Book Description

Eric can't remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there is nowhere to go, he can return to his normal life. Instead, he finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare adventure across a fractured Wisconsin as the dream reveals itself one heart-pounding detail at a time.

Horror, science fiction, dark fantasy. From the author of The Temple of the Blind. 84,000 words.

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    About the Author

    Brian Harmon is a writer of horror fiction, suspense, and dark adventure, including the Temple of the Blind series. He grew up in rural Missouri and currently lives in southern Wisconsin with his wife, Guinevere, and their two children. Visit him at harmonuniverse.com.

    Eric Michael Summerer is a voice actor and producer who has narrated numerous audiobooks as well as countless instructional recordings and video games. He earned an Audie Award nomination for Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke and won an AudioFile Earphones Award for Burning Chrome by William Gibson.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2351 KB
    • Print Length: 384 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Brian Harmon (January 14, 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00AXTOIJM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    160 of 179 people found the following review helpful
    By Aprily
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    So I really loved the start of this book and the plot. It was very exciting. This guy Eric keeps having a dream and feels he needs to be somewhere. But as the story went on I began to get annoyed at how the Author kept saying Eric hates cell phones, didn't want to use them, etc. And also every time Eric would remember something the author would remind us the he remembered it from his dream. Over and over. But we already know that. Him following his dream and remembering stuff from it is what the story is about. It's not like we forgot. And it wold be mentioned right after already saying it a few sentences ago. After the 5th time it was getting too annoying. It just went on and on .... he hates cell phones ... remembered this from his dream .... he wanted to just get rid of his cell phone ..... this was familiar because it was in his dream .... He used the cell phone through his entire journey so it was useful, but at the end of the book he is STILL talking about how he hates cell phones. Seriously, this lasted all the way to the final chapter. And after having been shown how useful they are.

    The author overly explained everything. For example something will happen ... like he'll see a monster and not know what to do ... then right after that the Author will say "He saw the monster back in the field and didn't know what to do ..." I feel like the whole book was just one bit repeat of its self. It dragged on and on because of that and never really went anywhere. Eric would meet random people, or random strange things and that was interesting at first, but after a while I didn't care. I was just annoyed and wanted something to happen. I can not say I enjoyed this book. It had promise, but did not deliver.
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    69 of 77 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A horror story for non-horror fans! October 23, 2013
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    Yes, I mean that headline. I normally don't like horror stories, lots of blood and suspense drives me nuts, especially when they seem to be egregious just to satisfy what an author thinks the reading public wants. Well, this story DOES NOT fit that profile. Instead, the horror is softened by funny interactions with his wife, brother, and even a "ghost" on his hated cell phone. A cell phone that by the way can pick up whether he is in our world or another and also send pictures of the monsters the "hero" faces. Now that's a gadget I want to carry too. And most importantly, this "hero" is clearly a normal human-being, carrying around a cell phone to keep in contact with his wife, and not evincing any more than normality in dealing with the challenges he faces. Makes you really wonder how you would react in a situation like he faces, as his wild trip into the edges of another world seem so vividly like something you might face in the far flung corn fields of michigan or wisconsin. I definitely won't look at a corn field the same again, but will be looking for more novels from this author. He can certainly write and pull you into a world you never would have expected. And I'd like to find out more about the worlds his brain can send our way.
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    229 of 268 people found the following review helpful
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    Okay, now THIS was interesting! I like the way the story's written - not that it's just written clearly, well, and with good grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but that the plot is so unique! I'm reminded of Odd Thomas from Dean Koontz - the uniqueness about the characters is so intresting! Eric seems to be a well-adjusted, healthy, average fellow with no mental or psychological complications - then, the dream. The dream that won't go away. The dream that keeps... compelling.... him...

    From the development of the initial character, to seeing his family surrounding him, to his sense of humor, I loved everything about this book. And the imaginativeness and warped plot just kept me up way too long into the night reading. I am very, very happy with this book, I love the grisly details of the environment, of what poor Eric deals with, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ending! It's just too fitting. Seriously, if you like something that'll keep you turning pages but make you smile or shiver with disturbance, RUSHED is just the ticket.

    Take the drive into something fun!
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    64 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great, suspenseful read August 24, 2013
    By V G
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    I am really glad I found this download. I try to save my reading for when I have to kill time, like when I'm taking public transportation or waiting somewhere, but I couldn't help but read this at home, too. At first I expected it to be like an Odd Thomas rip-off because of the protagonist's urge to go somewhere even though he didn't know where he was going. This was nothing like the Odd Thomas books at all. The journey itself was the focus of the story, more so than the destination, and what a strange, trippy journey it was. The destination was pretty crazy, too, now that I'm thinking about it. If you have an open mind and can lose yourself in a tale of the weird and supernatural, then you will probably enjoy this book as much as I did. I can't wait to order more from this author. I already have all the free stories and now I'm delighted to see that he's written a series (The Temple of the Blind books 1-6).
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS STORY!!!!
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    38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother April 30, 2014
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    This book starts slow and gets slower - and slower and slower. How many ways can you describe walking into a dream you've had? Way too many!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop reading!
    This book keeps your interest from the beginning and you never know what lurks around the next corner. Suspenseful and intriguing!
    Published 9 hours ago by jr
    5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
    This book was an interesting, very detailed, page turner. If you like, complex sci-fi stories, this is the one for you.
    Published 21 hours ago by LadyBug
    5.0 out of 5 stars Rushed
    Good read. Kept my interest without making me go back and reread paragraphs that were hard to understand. I will try another Brian Harmon book.
    Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    If I was able to give half stars, this would be 4 and 1/2, but it deserved more than 4 only because my problems with it were completely arbitrary. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Melody Hewson
    1.0 out of 5 stars nor talent to rank among great horror authors
    There is a reason this book sells for $0.00. It is worth every penny of the price! The writer is obviously a Stephen King wannabe, but has neither the vocabulary, style, nor... Read more
    Published 2 days ago by Kathlene M.
    2.0 out of 5 stars Eh
    Couldn't finish the book.
    Published 2 days ago by Maria
    3.0 out of 5 stars Cathleen j Hornberger
    I did read it was a very good book took me a long time to read it.I liked the ending. Very much.hope to read more.
    Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customercathleen j hornberger
    4.0 out of 5 stars "Rushed, Book 1" blends mystery, sci-fi, & horror perfectly.
    "Rushed, Book 1" blends mystery, sci-fi, & horror perfectly. Intriguing from page 1, "Rushed" takes the reader along with its' very likeable hero very easily, making the story... Read more
    Published 2 days ago by Makamai
    1.0 out of 5 stars Puts me to sleep along with the author
    I will probably not finish this book, I can't force myself to pick it up and continue reading. I have been reading for over 65 years and owned several bookstores along this time. Read more
    Published 2 days ago by jnuman
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great ending!
    This was good steady modern horror. I enjoyed the opening the most. The middle bogged down just a bit but then was off again at the end. Read more
    Published 2 days ago by I Wilson
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    Brian Harmon is a writer of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure. He grew up in rural Missouri and currently lives in Southern Wisconsin with his wife, Guinevere, and their two children.

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