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Rushed [Kindle Edition]

Brian Harmon
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,713 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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1954 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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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43 of 45 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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172 of 194 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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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, suspenseful read August 24, 2013
By V G
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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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93 of 106 people found the following review helpful
By Aprily
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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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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it no stars, but I can't do that! September 26, 2013
By Nuid
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The book started out ok IMO. But by the time I was half way through, I was bored stiff and couldn't wait to finish it. I was very glad I hadn't paid for it - not even $2, on my Kindle.

Character enters new landscape, describes in detail, describes how it could become scary, but it doesn't, he carries on, then he remembers it from his dream, carries on, has a phonecall on his mobile, then a weird scary monster-animal appears in the distance and begins to follow him, some more pages, then the animal-monster gets nearer, eventually leaps at him, but he miraculously gets away unscathed. Now repeat that seven or eight times. Throw in a few pseudo-ghosts, and the fact that he seems to be on a mission but he has no idea what the mission is, or why he is there, (but is still bravely pursuing his "mission"), throw in a few references to alternative realities, or other dimensions or whatever, throw in a reference to "golems", a reference to Indiana Jones, and then the ending - crashingly boring like the rest of the book.

If this had been a film, I'd have regretted the loss of two hours of my life. But I don't like giving up on books, so in this case it was a loss of a day and a half. After all the dross, I thought the ending might be half-way decent. It wasn't.

I've just realised that I only review books that I thought were awful. I must go and review some of the ones I loved!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars What a bizarre, intriguing, and exciting tale. ...
What a bizarre, intriguing, and exciting tale. I'll be honest. There were moments when I thought....what the heck am I reading? Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Test Dummy
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Kind of boring. It was very repetitive, the same thing over and over.
Published 2 hours ago by Sherrie Ott
4.0 out of 5 stars I normally read suspense/murder mysteries & this was definitely a ...
I normally read suspense/murder mysteries & this was definitely a departure. Even with the supernatural element (which I don't normally like), this book held my attention & made me... Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Billsgrrl
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Funny, fast paced, imaginative. Joe Normal does Indiana Jones.
Published 5 hours ago by curtis H campbell Jr
1.0 out of 5 stars Because you like Dean Koontz & Stephen King.....Really Amazon? -Lame!
Do you have bad dreams that wake you up & you can't get back to sleep? If not and your an animal lover well, you might want to skip this one. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by HoneyBunny:Sweet&Charming/MidNiteVelvetBunny
5.0 out of 5 stars different
This book is a good read & is different from the books i normal read. With that being said it has good twists & the plot only thickens. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by marlene
1.0 out of 5 stars What a waste of time
What a waste of time!
This is one of the most boring, repetitive books I have tried to read. "Tried" because it begins with an interesting concept that a man has a... Read more
Published 1 day ago by A.A. Bove
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
REALLY GOOD, felt like I was reading a Dean Koontz
Published 1 day ago by Corinne Pederson
4.0 out of 5 stars Why did I choose this rating?
I usually don't read this type of book but it kept me very interested and I didn't want to put it down. It was very entertaining and well written.
Published 1 day ago by Pam Walbert
4.0 out of 5 stars I found this book to be surprisingly good, taking the reader through a...
I found this book to be surprisingly good, taking the reader through a fast-paced adventure through one man's dream-turned-reality. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Luke Wessler
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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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