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4.3 out of 5 stars
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The Kabrini Message
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on September 6, 2017
good science fiction..though a bit slow getting going. got this because I love science fiction and I saw the book on a marker I assume was a friend or relative of the author , in the mausoleum I visit for my dad. had to check it out....nice!
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on April 19, 2016
This was a fast read. Had a little comic relief, plot
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on March 20, 2013
The Kabrini Message is first and foremost an adventure story. The plot moves quickly, taking the reader around the world and into deep space. The characters are likable and main theme and the sub plots keep one briskly turning the pages. I enjoyed it.
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on May 13, 2013
Went off topic a bit...not my usual genre. Took a chance on this book and was pleasantly surprised!!! I read it over a weekend because I couldn't put it down. 5 stars!! I could see a movie coming from this one!!
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on February 18, 2013
Loved this book. It was way ahead of its time & reflects the world today. Loved the characters & story line. Very believable plot. & perspective on mankind.
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on January 29, 2013
Although I am not usually a fan of sci-fi books, I started to read The Kabrini Message and could not put it down. I loved the characters and their adventures, as well as the positive message the book conveys. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to enjoy a great piece of writing.
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on June 14, 2013
The book was very entertaining, I found the story to be original and thought provoking. The characters were developed very well.
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on May 31, 2013
"Everything in the universe is connected." This is the message from an alien people known as the Kabrini. It is a message that Jeffrey Driscoll longs for. Humans have yearned for contact with alien races from ancient times. The story begins with an eclectic group of friends seeking to make their fortunes. Their adventures start in Moombato Bay, Africa, and their first exploit is full of hilarious mistakes, including mistaking real grenades for smoke bombs. But they do succeed in getting their money. The group's adventures continue off and on over a period of fifteen years, taking them from Africa to Greece, then to Egypt and London, and finally into space.

J. R. Egles has written an exciting adventure with a lot of humor and wit. Driscoll's Marauders are almost slapstick in their bungling but miraculously successful escapades. Everything Driscoll does is designed to enable him to discover if there are beings out in space watching him as he has imagined since childhood. When contact is finally made, the alien civilization sends a series of messages and their main question is "How could you possibly have developed the technology for space travel and the ability to communicate with an advanced alien civilization and still be so socially primitive? How can you not care for your own people? Do you not realize that you are all connected?"

Egles has written a fascinating story with a real message for us all. I did find that the time jumps over the fifteen years, going from one adventure to another, were a bit disconnected and many of the characters were not as fully developed as I would have liked. Nevertheless, it was an exciting read, with a good well-paced plot that came together over time. Certainly Driscoll, the main protagonist, moved through the story from the time he was a boy with a single-minded determination, his eyes clearly focused on the stars where he knew someone was watching him.

I enjoyed this novel and I would certainly hope that it finds many readers who take to heart the message that everything is connected.

Originally posted at Long and Short Reviews
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on June 21, 2013
Sci-Fi is not my usual genre but I was intrigued by the synopsis given for this book, and lets face it, an Arab, a Jew and an African working in company together sounds like a bad joke. In keeping with this expectation, the characters were hilarious and realistic, which I think is hard to achieve in stories with so many writers struggling to provide the charisma without over doing it. The exploits of the characters were imaginative, and hilarious and leave you wanting more . It was nice to read a book with some humour to it. The story was fast-paced and full of action, while remaining well structured still.

The writing style is excellent and fluent, especially given that (to my knowledge) the author wasn't an avid writer. It comes across as something that was written with passion and possibly a yearning for. The description given was perfect, giving just enough to provide a framework for people with little imagination, but not too much as to drown out the story in adjectives. All together a brilliant book, the ending was amazing, and I would have loved to have read a sequel.
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on March 20, 2013
(slight spoiler alert!) The Kabrini Message is an articulate and intriguing journey through Greece, Africa, and the US, detailing what happens after the true origins of the Oracle at Delphi are discovered: an alien race has visited Earth and wants us to contact them.

Driscoll, the main character, is believable and passionate in his search for the Kabrini's message to humans. The dialogue is witty and fast-paced, and the story-line is reminiscent of a big-budget alien movie (but with a kinder ending!).

All in all, great story, great message. Look forward to more of Mr. Egles' books!
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