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Audiobook Review of James Lake – The Big Foot File by The DreamCage

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Alwyn Ash listens to the audiobook of James Lake: The Big Foot File by Neil F Wilson, narrated by Greg Patmore…

I have always been interested in the extraordinary: extra terrestrials, the Loch Ness Monster, vampires, and Big Foot are good examples. There is something mysterious about studying the unknown. Do they exist? Gathering evidence and debunking anything that doesn’t stand up to close scrutiny. Fact over fiction.

James Lake is certainly the biggest debunker, he even uses his findings as a way of introducing himself to new classmates. So, what is The Big Foot File about? Well, 12-year-old James relocates from No. 12 Sycamore Drive, Sarasota, Florida, to a new home in Washington DC. It means leaving behind best friends Fiona and Jordie. Never mind, at least there are no bullies at his new school. Well, maybe there are, but they won’t notice him. Will they?

Bullies aside, James does make friends with Edward and Megan, and together they investigate Big Foot sightings. It’s an exciting obsession for everyone, but can the greatest debunker literally debunk Big Foot? It’s certainly fun finding out.

Though over 800 miles away, best friend Fiona is never far from his thoughts. James can’t wait to call and tell her about his new life. It does seem, however, that it is not only he who has moved on. In addition, there’s a jealous Blake to contend with, whose schoolboy crush on Megan becomes an obstacle.

Author Neil F Wilson manages to capture a nice blend of drama and humour during the course of the story. It’s an intriguing tale with plenty of interesting characters. Megan is one of my favourites besides James who, of course, you rally for from day one. We’ve all been there, letting go of the past to face new challenges.

So what of the audiobook? Greg Patmore delivers a steady performance as narrator while enriching each character’s personality for the listener. With numerous credits to his name including Big Finish’s Dark Shadows audio dramas, Greg is no stranger to the world of audio.

Overall a lovely telling and a book everyone should try at least once.

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The First Audio Book Review Comes in on Audible…from a winner right here on the Blog!

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Interested in finding out why J. Cole liked the audio book so much?  Message me here on the blog and request a CODE for a free copy of the audio book from Audible.  I have some for UK and US listeners but quantities are dwindling FAST!

Make it a PRIVATE message and not a comment…then be sure to have your email address in the message.

Changes to COME…Thanks Zeni Software

So I have recently enlisted the services of Zeni Software–an innovative and dynamic software and web design company–in order to restructure my window to the world (which in turn is your window into my soul…hey, that area in the back left, with the lights off is NOT for human viewing…STAY OUT).


Even though I was a computer programmer YEARS (decades) ago, I am not sure how it will all work out and what will stay or go…today’s technology is way different than what I am used to/programmed in.  So I am going to leave all the care and feeding of the beast to Max…the main man at Zeni Software.

TRUST me, this guy is a PROGRAMMING STUD…

This blog will still be around, after all, I love talk/type (even if no one is reading) and I can’t just give it up (it may move).  BUT, what will change is that the rest of the website will be more structured, easier to use and navigate as well as just look 100% better!

I am not sure how long all this will take…first they are waiting for me to provide then with tons of stuff (pictures, data, MONEY) and that may take forever right there.  Secondly, these guys are SUPER busy and in high demand!

So, with that said:

Time to “re-brand” and Zeni Software, I leave it in your hands!

Seriously, if you need quality work accomplished, contact MAX at the link above.

And the winners are…

So I think there was a bit of confusion because I advertised on Facebook and a few other sites and had likes to this blog…so I had people leave comments in multiple places, as well as message me directly…which I had to herd all together.  The cool thing is, I got more “followers” on the blog than comments, GREAT!  I will TRY my best to get the codes out to the winners tonight (11 June) but if not, they will be to you tomorrow (12 June).  OH, I couldn’t find the hat I wanted to use so I just used my work hat…so I can’t send that one.  Sorry.

So here are the winners for this contest:

  1. J. Cole (USA)
  2. C. Christensen (USA)
  3. B. Reade (UK)
  4. M. Hodge (USA)
  5. M. Lambert (UK)

CONGRATS!  I hope you enjoy the listen and would REALLY appreciate a review/rating on Amazon and/or Audible when you finish it (unless you hate it, then just forget I ever gave it to you, OKAY?)

Now I am off to do the hard part…send emails, hahahaha