Narrator: Amy Wisenfield
Series: The Specific Heat of Water #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 12 July 2018
Length: 18 minutes
Source: Author, Submitted
A story about young teenagers forced into war and the concept of luck.
Kalyah and the young soldier have met before in a more innocent time. They could have been sweethearts, but now they are facing life, death, and tough decisions.
This short story is the first in a three-part series.
©2018 Jan Ferrigan (P)2018 Jan Ferrigan
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Lightning in the Desert: The Specific Heat of Water, Book 1 by Jan Ferrigan with narration by Amy Wisenfeld. This is a short story at only 18 minutes in length. The story is part of a forthcoming three-part series’. The listener is given the opening act of a dark realistic and often brutal story that is all too real.
The main character is Kalyah who has suffers great loss and must deal with facing child soldiers during hostilities in this story in an unnamed country. One of the soldiers is a boy she grew up with and if life had gone a different way they could have been friends or more. Now they are enemies with life and death hanging in the balance.
For such a short story this does hold the listener attention the entire time. The story has many things happening that the listener needs to pay close attention to the details. It is worth it for the emotional ride that is provided. This is a sensitive subject for some people. There is no specific place given for the story but the places where child soldiers are used are not that great in number. So beware it is the first in a three-part series and not a complete story.
The narration by Amy Wisenfeld is good. This is the first time I have heard a vocal performance from Ms. Wisenfeld. She has a very proper British accent and delivers the story in an engaging, clear, and even paced style. There is minimal dialogue in this short story so there is not much chance to inject emotion into the story. I enjoyed the narrators’ performance. Waterwings Design produced the audiobook. The audiobook has an 18 minute running time and during that time it was a crisp and clear audio production. This was a short story with a great production value from Waterwings Design.
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