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Rushed [Kindle Edition]

Brian Harmon
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,680 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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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41 of 42 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).
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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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28 of 34 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
Good story - good ending
Published 6 hours ago by A. Klose
1.0 out of 5 stars poorly written and cheesy
This book was recommended on Amazon based on previous purchases and this recommendation was way off. The story line was elementary and dialog was cheesy !!
Published 6 hours ago by Courtney
5.0 out of 5 stars rushed
Rushed is the great story of a person who ends up with crazy dreams and follows through with it. I feel that my life is the same way, I have dreams and feel I have to follow... Read more
Published 6 hours ago by LEONARD LOPEZ
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
okay book
Published 9 hours ago by tigress
3.0 out of 5 stars Your bad dream should not have to be my bad dream...
Have you ever been at a party and some bore insists that you listen to the horrible dream he had the night before and he goes on and on and on? Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Vernon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed it immensely. Very creative way to engage the reader into such a wonderful suspenseful journey.
Published 18 hours ago by Morgan
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting story that could still use some work
The concept of this book is interesting and I did enjoy reading it; however, it needs a good editor to help it along.
Published 19 hours ago by C. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - so glad to have found a "new" author to read
Wow - so glad to have found a "new" author to read! If you enjoy Dean Koontz & Stephen King then you will definitely enjoy this book by Brian Harmon. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Amy S.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one fantastic book. If you like Stephen King or the ...
This is one fantastic book. If you like Stephen King or the Twilight Zone you will love this book. It is very well written. I will definitely be reading more of this author s work. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book because its story line is like nothing ...
I loved this book because its story line is like nothing I've ever read before. Finished reading this book a few months ago and still think about it. Read more
Published 1 day ago by rachel
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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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