Book Review: T.O.R.N.: There’s Only Right Now by Ampora Yazdani

Posted February 16, 2020 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Fantasy, Review, Science-Fiction / 0 Comments

Book Review: T.O.R.N.: There’s Only Right Now by Ampora YazdaniT.O.R.N.: There’s Only Right Now by Ampora Yazdani
Narrator: Marni Penning
Published by Self-published on 11-12-18
Genres: Fantasy, Science-Fiction
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-stars

Dr. Asante Argueta’s life has just been shattered into a thousand unrecognizable pieces. One minute she is a self-assured, highly driven, accomplished surgeon and the next moment, she is being tranquilized and kidnapped, only to wake up in a mental health facility.

As the mysteries of her tragic childhood unfold, a hidden world of miraculous abilities, secret factions, and the power of the now are revealed.

When the truth behind the veiled reality known as normal life is exposed, the fight for the fate of the human mind begins. Asante is the last hope against the tyranny that has enslaved the collective conscience if she can realize There’s Only Right Now.

I was deeply intrigued by the premises of this book and how the story started. A mother with two daughters with some kind of premonition powers are hiding and running from a danger unknown to the reader. The story trapped me from the start thanks to a wonderful narration and good writing.

The first third of the book really kept my attention, following this little family, and then the elder daughter as an adult. I think the buildup of the story was great and it kept me on the edge of my seat, but how it developed was a bit of a disappointment for me. I think I failed to connect to the characters, as there was nothing in any of them distinctive enough. Also, the evil they wanted to prevent was something that I did not fully comprehend. The bad guys were evil, off course, because they killed in order to obtain what they wanted. it’s just that it was not clear to me what they really wanted. The good guys felt too much like a cult to me, and the story was just too mystical to categorize this book as science fiction. I see the benefits of meditation, but how they sell it as a way of empowering everyone, felt a bit too much mumbo jumbo. I know this book as rave reviews, so I think it wasn’t just for me.

What I really enjoyed was Marni Penning’s narration. Her soothing voice trapped me from the start and it was the main reason that made me listening to this audiobook until the end. She did not only delivered heartfelt character interpretations but also knew how to create the right atmosphere that was needed for this story. I am looking forward to enjoying her voice again in another book.

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: four-stars