• Facets of April

  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Leslie Gray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After the polar ice caps melt in the Thaw, the corporations take control of the flooded zones and create virtual utopias over the great cities of the past that rest below the waves. 

April Yale is accepted into college in the stilted mega-city of Greater York to study programming and robotics for the Frame, the massive worldwide information net which hosts countless virtual reality and augmented reality locations. 

On her first day of class, her father vanishes, and corporate agents and military come asking questions about him and his location, claiming he has stolen top secret experimental military technology. 

April's life changes forever as she and her college professor, Doctor Adya Konda, go in search of April's dad, both on the Frame and across the mega-metropolis. Truths are uncovered that may be too much for April to handle.

©2020 Erik Schubach (P)2021 Erik Schubach

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the battle rages on

Heal thy self AI... This was an intriguing futuristic story that I enjoyed following. Action start to finish is non stop. The teacher student sparks were cute and funny at times. I rooted for April's success. Her abilities were phenomenal. Twists I didn't see coming. More awaits. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job bringing it to life.


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AI moves on

I received a free code for this book.
Enjoyed the story, and it ended with a good cliff hanger at a point where you can go to the next in the series, or leave it there. Interesting twists along the way. Well narrated

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A very interesting book with lots of action

The story takes place in a post apocalyptic sci-fi world, where people spend much of their time in Vertual environments, and corporations rule the world.
It’s a fast paced book, with lots of action and drama, but also technical details, and a little sprinkle of romance. I think it’s these intricate details, that really brings the book to life. Our main protagonist is April who has just started college. When her father goes missing, she teams up with one of her college professors and tries to find him. Quickly they are fighting for their lives, and running from corporations and governments alike.
It’s a very interesting book, taking place in a very detailed and well build world. You can see that the author has put a lot of work into making it come to live. The book does end on a cliffhanger, but not a large one. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
I loved the book and ones I got started I couldn’t stop. I bought the ebook version of the book and was given the audio version for free. Since I loved the book, I am leaving a voluntary review.

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Interesting at

The book starts on April’s first day of college, which turns out to be a lot more eventful than she expected! Lots of action and adventure.

I didn’t know if I would like the tech jargon in the book, but I really enjoyed April’s tendency to be a smart ass and her witty banter with the other characters.
The narrator Leslie Gray did a great job bringing the characters to life.

I received this book from the narrator and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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"April, that was awesome."

On her first day of college, April's father disappears and two military-type men try to retain her. What did they want and where is her father?
Good writing and visual effects, intriguing story and humour, but, for this reader, too contaminated with kissie kissie girlie crushes.
Narration by Leslie Gray was brisk, a little robotic - deliberate? - and some of her character voices certainly added colour but hardly good, though the editing could have been better with several slightly disjointed points where repeated phrases were removed.

My thanks to the rights holder of Facets of April, who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of the book via Audiobook Boom. This is the first of an ongoing series but, enjoyable as I found much of the book, I doubt that I will continue with the next.

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Just not for me…

Well, I honestly have trouble relating to the world of robotics & AI, alternate/questionable gender roles, and yes, inappropriate student-teacher relationships. Gosh, I must be such an old prudish grouch. No not really. This just wasn’t the book for me. The narrator did a good job with the subject matter. Others with love it.