Review: The Shadow of Kailash

  • Title:
    • The Shadow of Kailash
  • Author:
    • Steven Moore
  • Release:
    • June 25, 2019
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Kenneth Bryant
  • Series:
    • The Hiram Kane Adventure Series, Book 4

The Shadow of Kailash suffers from a few of the same issues as The Condor Prophecy. It’s incredibly slow to get started, which is annoying. I mean painfully slow, even at 2.55x speed. The next big issue returns with the narration. The narrator continues to do a different voice for the protagonist internally and externally, which can be jarring. The final annoyance for me is when the author blatantly states what’s going to happen before the scenes take place.

Despite those complaints, this is the second book in this series I can say I enjoyed. It took time to get established, unlike The Samurai Code and it didn’t drag on long after what felt like the conclusion, which The Condor Prophecy did. I would call this story exciting if it wasn’t so slow. It’s compelling, interesting, brings up relevant issues with the global economy and Tibet. It’s an all-around, enjoyable story to read (or listen to, in my case).

Aside from the aforementioned complaints with the narrator, I enjoyed his performance quite a lot. He does an excellent job with voices, accents, narration overall, and from what I can tell, languages. He’s easily one of the better audiobook narrators that I’ve heard.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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