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Rushed [Kindle Edition]

Brian Harmon
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,155 customer reviews)

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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 an author 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1972 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481882902
  • 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: #109 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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133 of 149 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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41 of 44 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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21 of 21 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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68 of 78 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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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different...but not in a bad way July 11, 2013
By CindyD
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I wasn't sure how I felt about this at first. I kind of thought it was ridiculous in some aspects. For example his wife just accepting everything and taking it all in stride. The writer didn't waste much time jumping right into the action. It got better as he went along. Overall good story telling. I was kinda curious to know what happens to Isabelle but I thought it ended decent. One minor thing bugged me. When Isabelle was communicating through text. I'm pretty sure "LOL" wasn't widely used in the 70's (where she is from). But, I wasn't alive then so maybe I'm wrong. It's worth the read
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I just couldn't get in to this book. I'm glad it was free because I would have been quite upset. it started out great but ended up with what seemed like a lot of "filler" which... Read more
Published 6 hours ago by sdelwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Rushed
This was a very strange book. I had a hard time understanding it at first. But, it kept me reading just to see what
his goal was. Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Char Liptrap
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best!
I have read several things by this author and this is my favorite. The story pulls you in and makes you want to keep going. It wasn't predictable.
Published 21 hours ago by B. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you so much, Mr. Harmon....
For a thoroughly enjoyable book. This has a bit of monsters, mysticism, humor, and a huge "quest", which brings the plot all together. Read more
Published 1 day ago by mlafitte
5.0 out of 5 stars Just enough creep factor
Rushed is a great and easy read. It was almost too creepy to read at night. Eric's journey is filled with the unknown. That is what makes this such a good read. Read more
Published 1 day ago by D Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutley Riviting
Halfway through the first chapter I knew this book would be hard to put down. If you lean in the direction of fantasy this book is one of the best I have read. Read more
Published 2 days ago by James G Shakell
5.0 out of 5 stars Rushed
This book is a suspenseful novel which will leave you wanting to read more even after you put it down. Read more
Published 2 days ago by chemar pierson
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot
This book wasn't one that I couldn't put down, but not one that I gave up on either. Did purchase the next one in the series and is in my eventually to read list.
Published 2 days ago by cgram
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Quick Read
This was a unique story that kept me interested for the entire book. The writing was very simple to follow and not complex so it was a very quick read. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good suspense
I would like say this is a horror book like it is classified. But the suspense was good and I enjoyed the read.
Published 3 days ago by j.curry
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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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