- File Size: 639 KB
- Print Length: 208 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Apocalypse Ink Productions (November 7, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 7, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009OXODTS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,768 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Caller Unknown (Karen Wilson Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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At its core, Caller Unknown is about a mundane everywoman. She's dating, but not steady. She works a night shift job, but loves it enough to accept the weird hours and stress it puts on her. Then a fateful call and she's pushed into the middle of an arcane society she'd never dreamed of. Each side wants to use her for their own purposes, or eliminate her "threat" to them.
I like Brozek's writing. It is quick, and avoids some writing conventions that I think are over used. Characters DO die. Some of them die absolutely pointlessly. Just like in real life. Some irredeemable characters survive. Just like in real life. The police do noble and selfless things. . . and stupid and ignorant things.
This first novel gives a good representation of the remainder of the series.
You can read more than enough about the plot or the setting. I just wanted to confirm it is carried off well without gratuitous sex or other miscellaneous material.
Two thumbs up.
I found this story to be a bit simple, not much description and mainly dialogue. I wasn’t able to concentrate on what was going on, getting lost in who was talking and where exactly they were. I felt like it could have been fleshed out more so that the story felt more complete.
Although I wasn’t able to connect too much with the story, I found the character to be interesting as she was a 911 operator and got dragged into this mess. I liked her reason as to why she became one, but other than that I wasn’t too interested.
If you enjoy urban fantasy and it tying to jobs like 911 operators ands the real world, this story could be for you. I give it a 3/5, as I was having trouble connecting with the story but it was still a very interesting concept. It’s a short read and would recommend it for people wanting to read something a little different.
Now, though, we're back to normal. And there's something slightly exciting about an unknown caller. It's a departure from the normal, the expected, from the everyday mundane existence of our overinformed lives. And unlike answering an unexpected knock at your door, answering a call without knowing who's on the other end isn't really risky.
Unless you listen.
In Caller Unknown, the new collection of stories from author and editor Jennifer Brozek, a 911 operator named Karen does listen. That unknown call is not merely an interruption in her mundane day, but a gateway to a whole side of her city that she never realized existed.
This urban fantasy (with a little bit of a dark edge) collection is a series of connected and related short stories, but each one is complete in itself. There are gaps of time between them. Characters allude to events that have taken place in those gaps, without actively spelling any of them out. This is actually a strength of the work - we get to skip to the "good bits" without having to sacrifice the sense that there's a larger world out there where things actually take time to happen. While there's a lot of worldbuilding and some really interesting twists on classic genre themes, it feels like there's even more going on. It feels like there's a world beyond the page.
The way the stories were originally written does expose the book's single (sort of) weakness. Ms. Brozek wrote the stories over a period of time, and the stories get better as you get further into the book. I say this is a "sort of" weakness", though. The even the weakest story in the book is still pretty darn good, and they only get better from there.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this collection of stories and seeing the way the storyline (and author) developed through the book. This is a solid first collection of these stories, and judging by the strength by which it finishes, I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.
[Full Disclosure: I got a review ARC of this book. I've worked with the author on other projects both as an author and a publisher. That said, I review all books as impartially as I can and I've even panned my friend's books before.]
Kendrick is an alive city, more than what just meets the normal human eyes. There is a hidden world within it. Karen, a 911 operator, gets thrust into this magical, unreal world. Well, unreal to anyone who doesn’t know about it. She gets a strange phone call, asking her to save a stranger’s life. It opens her eyes into a new world and the world she knew is now shifting before her. People are dying, and she may be the only one who can help save them.
Rating: 4/5 stars
I picked this book up while I was at Gen Con 2014. This book was pretty good. Karen was a cool character. I never saw what happened at the end coming. I was like, wait what? There is a love triangle in the book, but I would say it was pretty well executed. Jennifer Brozek wrote an original story, which is harder to do in the paranormal genre considering everyone is like werewolves and vampires, but I am pleased to say it had a lot more to it than that.
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