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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer by E.R. Barr is a well-written story with supernatural undertones. Conor Archer is playing in a Celtic band in an Irish pub in downtown Chicago when a biker pulls him out, bites him, and says “Welcome to the family,” before disappearing. Conor returns home to hold his mother who passes away after instructing him to visit an old Celtic town called Tinker’s Grove. Gravely ill, he arrives there to find out that strange happenings are taking place and that the people act strangely, too. While all he wants is to get well, the people see him as a hero who will lead them in a struggle to oust evil from their land. Is he the leader they are looking for or could this be a grave mistake?
I am reviewing the audio version of this story, which is wonderfully delivered. The reading is clear and is delivered in a tone that respects the voice of the narrator. The pace is just right for any listener and the alternating tones will help the listener to understand and note the changes in points of view, the punctuation, dialogues, and stay engaged with the characters as the story spirals into a climax. E.R. Barr’s writing is smooth and the prose sounds excellent. I loved the diction, which many readers will find familiar. The story is fast-paced and gripping. I had a lot of fun listening while driving through the rush hour traffic. Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer is a compelling story that will delight readers and have them wanting more. It was a pleasurable listening experience for me.