Book Review: Obsolescence by Gary Starta

Posted July 2, 2021 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Paranormal, Review, Science-Fiction / 0 Comments

Book Review: Obsolescence by Gary StartaObsolescence: Camden Investigations Book Three by Gary Starta
Narrator: Stacey Holzer
Series: Camden Investigations #3
on 12-01-20
Genres: Paranormal, Science-Fiction
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: two-stars

Humankind has always thirsted for godhood. Some say we once had it and lost it. Now a twisted quest involving transgenic and transhuman experiments is taking people from their homes. One girl sees what others can’t and it will be up to paranormal investigators Iris and DJ Camden to once again stop a global threat.
But this time the enemy may be closer than they think and if the game plan has changed, how will the team be able to stop what they really can’t see? As a high-tech game of smoke and mirrors begins to fool the population, Iris and DJ Camden must prove aliens are not behind the abductions while another faction promises to do anything and everything to ascend to godhood.
A teen girl may be the answer to stopping the threat and before the investigation is through, Iris will risk all to keep humans ‘human’. But how far will it take her? And what will the paranormal investigator learn ultimately about her ‘human’ existence?

I’m sadly reporting this book as DNF at 25%. Not because the story was bad, it was interesting and I think I would have enjoyed it but the narration was one of the worst I’ve listened to. There are frequent traffic noises in the narration, and at some points, the cars are louder than Holzer’s voice. I’m surprised it passed ACX standards. It was also very bad read, with multiple pauses in the middle of sentences and very little character differentiation. I wasn’t able to force myself to finish the audiobook.

This is the third book in the series, and even though I was told it could be read as a standalone, I felt somehow lost regarding the complex story of the main characters. Reading the previous books is, therefore, recommended.

I might try this again in print or Kindle version, but beginning with the first book in the series.

I have to say that I find the cover sexist and tacky. I understand that the main public for this book could be young male readers, but many women also like science-fiction.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: two-stars