Absolutely, terrifyingly real

5 out of 5 stars

Warning, Revolver contains pretty much everything that people will find offensive:  Language, Mentions of Rape, and belittling of womenWith that being said, all of it (minus the language) was written for a reason.

The world has been turned on its head and Cara is given the chance of a lifetime to give her family a much-needed financial break.  She just has to star on the crowd-funded hit TV series Revolver…

Patricia Santomasso provides the narration for Revolver and does a perfect job.  She took an already great book and made it amazing.  Her performance will stick with me.  The story was good, but Santomasso made it great.

Revolver is a perfect short story/novella to read right now.  The political extremists are gaining more and more power and they aren’t easily ignored anymore.  Revolver tells the story of what would happen if we let this extremism go too far.  And wow was it good.

There are books that you finish and they leave you with a sense of awe and an emptiness.  And then there are books that you will never forget.  I have a few of those, including 1984 and Brave New World.  This takes some of the same things that 1984 talked about and put them to the extreme.

I had to write my warning because this book will offend people, I actually think that it was meant to.  But it did it in a way that really makes you think.  Revolver is a big “what if” book that will leave you feeling raw and full of emotion.

I actually can’t think of the last time I read a book this short that left that much of an impression on me.  It’s just proof that you don’t need 400 pages to make someone feel something.  Just a great premise and a better narrative voice.


Audiobook: Revolver by Michael Patrick Hicks (Narrated by Patricia Santomasso)five-stars
Revolver by Michael Patrick Hicks
Narrator: Patricia Santomasso
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
on September 15, 2016
Genres: Dystopian
Format: Audiobook
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Cara Stone is a broken woman: penniless, homeless, and hopeless. When given the chance to appear on television, she jumps at the opportunity to win a minimum of $5,000 for her family.

The state-run, crowdfunded series, Revolver, has been established by the nation's moneyed elite to combat the increasing plight of class warfare.

There's never been a Revolver contestant quite like Cara before. The corporate states of America are hungry for blood, and she promises to deliver.

©2015 Michael Patrick Hicks (P)2016 Michael Patrick Hicks

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: From The Ashes, Mass Hysteria, Consumption, Broken Shells


Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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