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Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite
Jackson Bludmoon is sent to Stoneyhurst. He was in a fight with MS-13 gang members at his school in Brooklyn. Arriving at Stoneyhurst, Jackson is more interested in the cadets being drilled than the history of the school. His roommate is a red-haired boy with a strong Irish accent named Gase Blackwell. Jackson notices that Gase is not always in bed at night and wonders where he goes. Marcus Collins heard Jackson playing music and went to his room. Marcus is Jackson’s idol, and they became friends. Jackson has nightmares in which he crushed men with a golden skull mace. Strange occurrences are starting at the school. Jackson intends to find out what is happening. Nothing is as it seems to be in Melody of Darkness by Eliza Tilton and Redd Mercury.
Melody of Darkness by Eliza Tilton and Redd Mercury is packed with action. It had my attention from the beginning. The plot is complicated and exciting. Various events were intertwined to make this story a success. There was so much happening that I was afraid I would miss out on something. The characters were captivating, unique, and described in detail. My favorite character was Gase and I was always wondering what he was up to. Is he Jackson’s friend or not? There was a lot of violence in the story. Each event is described in the finest detail, and nothing is left out, creating a world of which I was a part. It was exciting and scary at times. The events were so realistic I could see everything happening and I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
The narrator of this audiobook was CJ McAllister. He is gifted and uses his talent to draw and hold the listener's attention. He had my interest throughout the story. He was able to put a unique voice to every character. He made them real, and I could imagine what they looked like. His accents were excellent. There was a clear distinction between the various characters and I immediately knew who each one was. His narration was outstanding.