MtSnow reviews ‘Persistence of Memory’ (Mnevermind series, book 1) by Jordan Castillo Price. Audiobook released November 9th, 2016, 5 hrs and 41 minutes. Narrated by Seth Clayton. Original book publication by JCP Books, LLC., May 4, 2012, 158 pages.
Note: a copy of this audiobook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Every day, Daniel Schroeder breaks his father’s heart.
The two of them have always been close, which makes it all the more difficult to break the daily news: the last five years were nothing like Big Dan remembers.
They’re both professionals in the memory field–they even run their own memory palace. So shouldn’t they be able to figure out a way to overwrite the persistent false memory that’s wreaking havoc on both of their lives? Daniel thought he was holding it together, but the situation is sliding out of control. Now even his own equipment has turned against him, reminding him he hasn’t had a date in ages by taunting him with flashes of an elusive man in black that only he can see.
The Elijah character makes no sense. Not only does he claim to be straight–which has never piqued Daniel’s interest–but he’s appearing in manufactured memories in which he’s never been programmed. Is it some quirk of the circuitry, or is Daniel’s desire to connect with someone clouding his own memory?
Noun, plural mnems.
1. a temporary, artificially induced memory
2. the subjective internal experience in which a mnem is implanted
(see mnem machine, mnem packet, mnemographer, mnemography)”
Excerpt From: Jordan Castillo Price. “The Persistence of Memory (Mnevermind 1).”
Why MtSnow Listened To This Book: Okay, so you’d probably figure since I’d already read this trilogy, why would I be so eager to listen to it also. Well, for one thing, the narrator. Seth Clayton. He’s newer, but everything I’ve listened to that he’s narrated has been awesome! And he does a great job emoting and using just the right pacing and various tones for each individual character he narrates, so it’s almost like a full cast audio!
Anyway, with that in mind, I was curious if I would get a different feel for the story, and if it would change my previous thoughts when I finished. The first go round, after reading each book one at a time, I recall feeling almost like the end of each story (except the last, of course) was just barely starting, almost like a cliffhanger.
But, having already read the complete series, this time around, since I knew what was coming, I felt like I could just lean back and enjoy. And chuckle. And outright laugh! Its amazing how listening with my ears instead of just absorbing words with my eyes gave me a whole new sensory experience. Gave me a whole new level of enjoyment.
There were just so many little things I’d missed the first go round. Like Larry. And his ideas about people paying to do interesting things to pigs in Mnems. Okaaaay…Or the specific details within each Mnem. Like the quality of the packet determines if things are window dressing, or if they have little or no smell or taste. And many more little things caught my attention that somehow I seemed to miss the first time I read this book.
And the narrator? He was spot on! I’m SO looking forward to the rest of the audios!! JCP picked another winner like she’d done with Gomez Pugh.
I feel spoiled, and tend to always have high expectations from this author. JCP books are the bomb. Full package deal. Icing on the cake..and I could go on *smiles*
Cover Art? Awesome. Check.
Narrator choice? Awesome. Check.
World Building? Awesome. Check.
Quality All Around Product? Awesome. Check.
You just CAN’T go wrong with a JCP story. Grabbed me with PsyCop. Kept me with Mnevermind. And keeping my interest peaked with all the standalones and shorts for the various series already published.
If you haven’t checked them out yet, please consider grabbing up these stories. The audios do nothing but complement the books. And with the quality covers, do yourself a favor, and get a print copy too! You’ll be glad you did. Highly, highly recommended.
10/10 pots of gold = 100% recommended and converts to 5 of 5 stars
If you want to see my original reviews for each of the books in this series, and get a bonus while you’re there, don’t miss the original 3-part interview from JCP right here on RGR!
Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price is the owner of JCP Books LLC. Her paranormal thrillers are colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison.
Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who’s plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out another of her series, Mnevermind, where memories are made…one client at a time.
With her education in fine arts and practical experience as a graphic designer, Jordan set out to create high quality ebooks with lavish cover art, quality editing and gripping content. The result is JCP Books, offering stories you’ll want to read again and again.
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