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Publisher's Summary

Jeremiah Camp, a.k.a. the Forecaster, can look into the heart of humanity and see the patterns that create opportunities and profits for the rich and powerful. Problem is, Camp has looked one too many times, has seen what he hadn’t expected to see and has come away from the abyss with no hope for himself or for the future. 

So Jeremiah does what any intelligent, sensitive person would do. He runs away. Goes into hiding in a small town, at an old residential school on an even smaller Indian reserve, with no phone, no Internet, no television. With the windows shut, the door locked, the mailbox removed to discourage any connection with the world, he feels safe at last. Except nobody told the locals that they were to leave Jeremiah alone. 

And then his past comes calling. Ash Locken, head of the Locken Group, the multinational consortium that Jeremiah has fled, arrives on his doorstep with a simple proposition. She wants our hero to formulate one more forecast, and she’s not about to take no for an answer. Before he left the Locken empire, Jeremiah had created a list of twelve names, every one a billionaire. The problem is, the people on the list are dying at an alarming and unnatural rate. And Ash Locken wants to know why. 

©2021 Thomas King (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

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My favourite audiobook of all time

Meegwun Fairbrother's performance for this book was perfect for a Thomas King novel, that is to say full of heart and humour. The voice he did for Lala (a sweet girl of age six I think?) sounded so close to my own daughter in earnestness, enthusiasm, and tugged at my heart strings. I hope this actor, who has clearly put a lot of work into developing his skills, narrates more books in the future.
The book itself was wonderful too. It had everything I have always wanted in a book: some laughs, some tough feelings to process about the residential school parts, and dead billionaires. The timing of reading this ended up being when the announcement about the 215 murdered children found buried under and old residential school in Kamloops. It made the book feel more real than it would have otherwise, and pronounced the urgency to take action.

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Honest Review for other King Fans

I was hesitant to write this review, but as the only others that I see are five stars, I felt the need to include my honest opinion for those on the cusp of buying this.

As a huge fan of Thomas King, I was somewhat disappointed by this story. It was extremely repetitive at times, and the actual point of the story was somewhat unclear in my opinion. I came away feeling very underwhelmed and unsure of what the book (I bought the audiobook) was actually about.

A rare miss for King, again, only in my opinion. Still love the author more than words can describe!

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LOVED this book

I'm a huge Thomas King fan, and think this is one of his best books. The symbolism and emotional moments are subtle and realistic. He often has themes of a protagonist disconnected from his community and torn between two worlds, and that was even more evident in this book than usual. Loved it so much.

The narrator did a great job. The only thing I get a bit uncomfortable with is when narrators do accents - I know it's a standard thing in the audiobook world, and the narrator was respectful in his portrayal, but it still made me a bit uncomfortable. Still giving him 5 stars for the warmth in his voice and the way he hit those emotional beats - A+ work.

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powerfull story

loved it
it was difficult at times and I had to stop to digest the content
but a great book