Audiobook Review: A Human Element by

Author: Donna Galanti
Narrator: Chase Bradley
Length: 10h 8m
Publisher: Auspicious Apparatus Press⎮2017
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Release date: Jan. 10, 2017

Synopsis: Evil comes in many forms…
One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next.
Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together.
But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his, and she has two choices—redeem him or kill him.



Review

A thriller of a Thriller, this book gripped me from the start and kept me engrossed throughout. A ‘page turner’, this book makes you want more the further into it you get – who is the savage killer, what happens to Laura and what is Ben’s involvement… These are but 3 of the many characters all of whom have deep back stories to add to their intrigue. The lives of each become more and more interlinked as the story develops making you ask ‘what happens now?’ at the end of each chapter.

The gripping story is enhanced by glorious narration, initially I questioned whether I could get in to the story as I struggled with the Narrator’s style; however, as the story-line developed I came to realise that he was perfect for the story. Chase Bradley’s intonation and cadence added to the suspense of the story and fit the characters perfectly

The story spans Laura’s life from her mysterious birth and adoption, through her childhood and adolescent years and into her early adulthood. Throughout her life she is plagued by inexplicable occurrences which appear to have no connection; however, little does she know that every event is linked through a single person and he haunts her dreams, promising to hunt her down.

A truly fantastic book, I await the other audio books in this trilogy with bated breath.

Author Bio

Donna Galanti

Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy (Imajin Books) and the children’s fantasy adventure Joshua and The Lightning Road series (Month9Books). Donna is a contributing editor for International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs with other middle grade authors at Project Middle Grade Mayhem. She’s lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer. Donna enjoys teaching at conferences on the writing craft and marketing and also presenting as a guest author at elementary and middle schools. Visit her at www.elementtrilogy.com and www.donnagalanti.com.
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Narrator Bio

Chase Bradley

Chase was born and raised in a quiet town in upstate New York. He concentrated on musical pursuits through most of his younger years, excelling in anything that had to do with using his voice. He attended college in Potsdam, NY, where he studied Wilderness Leadership, Sociology and Vocal training at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Chase’s dream since he was a kid was to be a voice over artist and professional musician, but after college he decided to spread his wings and explore the world a bit first. He worked as a mountain guide in Alaska, leading Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, and Backpacking trips. He traveled all over North and South America for work and and pleasure, climbing and skiing everything that stood in his way. After meeting a beautiful woman (in Alaska of all places!) and falling in love, he settled down in Lake Tahoe California, where he currently resides with his wife and two children. Chase has finally returned to his roots and works as a full time voice over artist, and plays weekly shows with his band. Things have come full circle, and the dream has been fulfilled. Chase does commercial voice over work, but has found that his true passion is narrating audiobooks. He has narrated 14 audiobooks to date, with more to come! Chase is constantly looking for ways to improve his narration, and deliver the best possible performance for the authors and listeners.

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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Donna Galanti and Auspicious Apparatus Press. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.


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  1. Thanks so much for showcasing A Human Element today! I am thrilled you reviewed it and enjoyed it! Chase is narrating book 2 right now, A Hidden Element, and I am revising the final book in the trilogy right now – hopefully out this year.

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