Wheel of Fire : The Jasmine Wars

  • by Daniel Jeffries
  • Narrated by Leanne Yau
  • Series: The Jasmine Wars
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Experience the beginning of the epic saga of family, love and war.
Across a century of chaos and upheaval, follow three generations of heroes who will change the face of China forever.
A young boy on the run from the Communists that murdered his family must survive in the harsh Tibetan wilderness.
A grandmother and leader of the underground railroad must face her dark past as a young revolutionary.
A brilliant but brash colonel races to uncover a shadowy conspiracy that threatens to tear the new republic apart.
When a Jasmine Revolution sweeps away the brutal Communist regime, China transforms into the world's first AI-driven Direct Democracy, ushering in a golden age of peace and prosperity. From the earliest days of revolutionary fervor to the turbulence of war and rebellion, the powerful Zhang family is at the center of the storm. Now when protests and terrorism bring ultra-nationalism storming back, the nation's favorite son, Colonel Ju-Long, must uncover the traitors in his midst before his beloved country explodes into another civil war.
But will long-buried family secrets mean it's already too late?

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Interesting

Writing
To start with the book had me vexed as to what it wanted to be to start with and then expanded out into a good story about Interesting characters are caught up in war, rebellion, conflict and politics. Why people rebel, how they forget the problems of the past, greed, violence and corruption are all themes in this book.

The story moves back and forward along the timeline revealing the truth of past events bit by bit keeping you guess what is going to happen next almost like a mystery book, letting you try to figure out how and why things are happening or what facts you are missing if you want

The world is interesting, all sorts of advanced sci-fi tech and being based in a future China it is a fascinating view into a very different world than most books I listen to

Narration
Leanne Yau’s narration is solid and the characters have unique voices. They are equally as skilled with narrating the story, actions and events as with breathing life and personality into the characters. One thing that people may or may not like is the echo effect from inner thoughts or mental communications

Overall
I enjoyed this book and I am interested to see what happens next as this series decently has the potential to be something special.

I am happy with the time I spent listening to this book.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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- Peter

.Fire and Jasmine.You are in for a treat!

Outstanding,Complex,fantastical and even educational.I didn't get bored for an instant. Never a sense of padding, or randomness in the plot. Indeed, it takes a turn I didn't see coming. With hindsight, there was some foreshadowing, but it was either too subtle, or I was too engrossed to notice it. Love all the characters- even the not so nice ones become increasingly interesting as the series moves on. Just when you think you have it all figured out, a curved ball gets thrown.
Very well narrated too. Earlier reviews suggest a not-so-great narrator....the books must surely have been redone because I'm super-fussy when it comes to narration, and I couldn't fault this. Leanne Lea's work was beautiful.
Really looking forward to the next book in the series......it promises to be a good one!Daniel Jeffries intelligence shines through in this creative work , very impressing and awe-inspiering.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion .
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2017
  • Publisher: Daniel Jeffries