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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
When the author released this book, I was ready to read it. I liked his first book in the series, Messages, very much. Let me be honest; I like David Chance the main character. The plots in Hileman's books are always great, but I am a character-driven reader. David is the kind of character who drives me back to a book.

In Voices, John Michael Hileman has written an action-packed suspense novel full of all the key elements readers want - twists and turns, mystery, characters you're not sure of, and a couple you do not like - even a little. Hileman weaves the faith part of the story in naturally; it's there; it's real, and it fits. Believers and unbelievers alike will connect with David Chance - the man who is a doubter and hesitant seeker. The man hearing Voices.

Then there's Jon Blake - the teen with more trouble and hurt than a kid should have to bear. And now, he's hearing them too - voices. Lots of them.

Voices picks up seamlessly where Messages left off.

In my opinion, John Michael Hileman has done it again - he's written an excellent book! And,while the end of the book is satisfying, I closed my copy looking forward to the day I could return to David's world.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
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Once again, Hileman delivers. In his latest book in the David Chance series, "Voices", he grabs the reader from the first word and sends them on a blazingly fast ride to the end. If you love suspense...if you are intrigued by characters that come to life and entice you to invest emotional energy, "Voices" will not disappoint you. Hileman's latest book has more than enough twists and turns and unexpected action to delight any discriminating reader. If you haven't read Hileman's first book in this series, "Messages", you will find yourself compelled to go back and read it as quickly as you can. In "Voices", Hileman continues to build on his primary character, David Chance, and introduces a new character, Jon Blake. The intertwining action between David and Jon's storylines carry the action along at breakneck speed. What could be more adrenalin-producing for a reader than the prospect of having a book's main characters meet dangerous ends? With almost every page, you worry that Jon, David, or one of the other characters will step into a life-threatening situation. You hope against hope that they remain safe...and that they are able to connect somehow to work together and solve the underlying mystery. And you watch, and wait, and pray that the next danger will be avoided or overcome. Hileman has the innate ability to create vibrant and rich characters you just know you could meet around the corner if you time it right...and you find yourself wanting to do just that. It's clear Hileman knows his craft, and, as a result, he's provided his readers with believeable suspense and books that just beg to be read again. I, for one, cannot wait for the release of Hileman's next book in the David Chance series.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2013
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Really great story--intricate, thought-provoking, and full of surprises. I would recommend it to anyone. Second in a series but stands alone just fine. Starts with a bang and then unbelievably ramps up even more at about the halfway mark. If you're looking for a book you can get lost in, you don't need to look further.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2014
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4 stars great book. Page turning mystery. No bad language, looking for more like this. Publishers pay attention, majority of readers appreciate not reading language that offends. Readers you will NOT be offended in this book! John Michael Hileman keep up the great work. Thank you!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2013
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I loved reading Messages. It kept my interest nonstop. Voices, the second in the series had the totally opposite effect on me. It went from scene to scene, from person to person, without giving me one reason to care about any of the characters. The action was as quick as a flickering strobe light with no substance. I thought I'd enjoy this book as much as the first, but I didn't! And I sure wont be ordering the third book when it comes out, which is a surety since the ending leaves one with more unaswered questions than answered.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2013
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I guess I'm the minority here, but I did not enjoy this novel. I had to chew through this book to finish it and when I was done, I was relieved. It started off well and I liked the premise of the voices communicating to Jon and David, but I never quite got what this was all about. Was it extraterrestrials or not, virus or not and why? Why was all of this going on and what was the resolution?

There were too many characters which didn't add depth to the story and left things hanging for me. There was no follow-up on what was going on with Jon's father; why did the author add more characters for the plane crash episode (when an earthquake could have driven the same conclusion), the leap in time of 10 days from the crash until the discovery in the bank left me confused. But finally it was over and I thought really? Sharon hears voices too! A lot left undone, probably as a lead-in to book #3.

Maybe I had to have read book #1 to understand this book, but I won't be reading a sequel if there is one. I'm pleased others liked Voices, but I was bored with it and do not consider it very good.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
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Do you ever wonder if something that happened was more than just a coincidence? The two main characters in this book are trying to sort that out in a seemingly unconnected mysterious chain of events. It is a fantastic follow-up to Messages with a great mix of mystery, suspense and drama. The story follows an amazing maze of events and I did not want to put this book down. If you have not read the first book, you will get to know David Chance better and see how the story evolves in Voices. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Voices is a satisfying page-turner that captivated my attention with the end of each chapter keeping me in suspense and wanting to read more. It all comes together at the end even though it left some unanswered questions. I am eager to read what comes next for David Chance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2013
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First, let me say I DID enjoy this book, just not as much as the first one. Voices left me feeling confused about so many things and it was unnecessary. The author could have wrapped up a few of the loose ends and still have an opening for the next in the series. The plot was a little too "loosely woven" and never really seemed to come together for me.
That said, David Chance is a wonderful character, and I love how he is obedient to the messages he believes are from God. I was hooked from the beginning and read the book quickly, so it definitely held my interest. In the end, it was a little unsatisfying (for the reasons stated above), but I am not sorry I read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2015
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I was disappointed with this author.I bought 3 of his books, Messages, Voices and Lies, but only read Messages and a small part of Voices and then deleted all three from my Kindle.The plots are shallow and ridiculous and the characters are weak. The author spends a great deal of time discussing religious beliefs and questions to the extent that I would change the classification on his work to a fictional religious category.If you enjoy religious novels and stories of fanciful miracles, his books are something you might want to consider but otherwise I would recommend saving your money.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2013
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Let me be clear at the outset. I ordinarily stay far away from fiction designated as, "Paranormal." Having acquired this book at no cost (a Kindle free book), my expectations were not high. I was not disappointed. I found this to be one of the silliest, most poorly written books that I have encountered in a long time.

While it is conceivable that a skilled writer can achieve the necessary "suspension of disbelief," essential in the writing of a science fiction, fantasy, or para normally oriented novel, this author did not even come close. The two protagonists, the first, David Chance, who in a previous incarnation apparently saved his city from the attack of a terrorist nuclear bomb, is the receiver of strange messages. These messages apparently come while reading mysteriously random words whose meaning he has the gift of being able to decipher. Jon Blake, the second victim/hero is on the run from the police after believing that he has witnessed his drunken father killing his girlfriend, whose attraction to him is unexplained.

Blake also has a gift. As a typical none-too-bright teenager, he must rely on directions for survival given to him by a bunch of competing voices inside his head. Even while the police are looking for him, the voices provide him with directions making it possible for him to elude them, along with conveniently being able to access a safe deposit box packed with several million dollars in hundred dollar bills. As forces begin to close in upon him, along conveniently comes David Chance to the rescue. The only good thing that came out of this experience was the certainty that I will never read the work of this author, again.
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