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Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 27 Apr 2020, 11:35
by JKO
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Sound of Sirens" by Mitchell G Kuhn.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Sounds of Sirens by Mitchell G. Kuhn is a fiction book that tells a tale of a couple, as they try to find a suitable home to spend their remaining days after retirement. Helen Chandler wants to move to an active adult retirement community, where she would have an improved social life. Mike, her husband, doesn’t want that, as he sees it as a step closer to the grave. He finds solace in watching television. Helen gets Mike to grudgingly agree to take a tour at some adult communities alongside her.

Mike is completely set against this move and finds objections to every community they visit. With perfect timing, he makes humorous but strategic statements to each sales agent, to manipulate Helen into being uninterested in any property. This is reflected in his thoughts at one of the communities they visited, “As they walked through each of the homes, each of the rooms, and each of the massive walk-in closets, I followed behind…Not like a puppy dog trailing its master, but rather as a tiger waiting for the proper time to snare its prey.” Can Helen get Mike to change his mind? Can they find common ground?

I was skeptical about reading this book at first, as I thought to myself, “what could be interesting about the life of retirees?” Boy, I sure found out! I was extremely happy that I picked up this book in the end. The author put together a masterpiece. I was happy to see that the elements of each community which the couple visited were described exhaustively. It almost felt like I was on the tour with them, as I could picture exactly what each community looked like. I was also pleased that the editor did a great job. This book was completely devoid of grammatical or typographical errors. As a result, my reading flow was maintained throughout the book.

I was also happy to see the relationship between Mike and Helen. The feuds they had made the story very realistic. Even if I wasn’t told they were a couple, I would have inferred it. This showed how well the author developed their characters. I was especially drawn to the character of Mike. The story was told from his eyes. I found him to be very humorous in his statements, especially in his frequent use of sarcasm. It was refreshing, as I had a lot of good laughs while I read. I also like that the reader can draw valuable lessons on what to look out for when selecting a home.

There was absolutely nothing to hate about this book. I enjoyed reading it. I could not take my eye off the pages, until the last page. In addition to how professionally written it was, the story was very original. As a result, I have the pleasure of rating The Sounds of Sirens 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book for people interested in fiction stories, as well as recent retirees.

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Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 02:15
by Gathoni1991
It does sound like an interesting book. Great review!

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 02:48
by Ukxvi umar
Helen cant change Mike's mind and they will never find a common ground.

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 03:00
by Zee_Zee
I'm interested in the character of Mike already. I'd really love to follow up with the feud of the couple and the constant rejection from Mike. Also, I would like to know if they eventually found a common ground. Thanks for the honest review.

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 03:38
by snowbear
A book about retirees and their search for a suitable home in different communities. Seems like a simple and realistic story, and through the author's remarkable characterization and writing, the book is made into an interesting read. Thank you for your well-written review.

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 05:03
by Stephanie Elizabeth
The book sounds like an interesting read about ending one chapter and beginning another as the couple chooses to move to a retirement community. Great review!

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 12:13
by Itsmanda
I find the title interesting as it captivates the reader to want to know what befalls the desire to want to know where Helen and her husband will move to

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 13:28
by Splendour0606
I don't really blame Mike for his attempts to spoil their relocation plan, I actually applaud him for accepting his wife's idea, it shows he cares about her happiness.It Is a good book to read.Great review.

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 17:32
by Adanna Inya
Awww, this is beautiful. Mike and his wife will be fun to be with. Can't wait to check this book out. Thank you.

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 17:33
by unamilagra
I always enjoy books where the characters have a good handle on sarcasm. I hope they managed to find a home they both enjoyed in the end. Thanks for a great review!

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 17:51
by Kachi_Ejiogu+_
Great review. When a man loves a woman dearly, retired or not, he'll oblige her of whatever she wants, regardless his he feels. I'd like to find out more about Mike. I like his persona. Detailed review, thank you.

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 01 May 2020, 22:02
by Kanda_theGreat
Just like you, I wouldn't really be attracted towards a book that revolves around retirees. However, I'm glad that the author is up to the task in creating an interesting story.
Nice review!

Re: Official Review: The Sound of Sirens by Mitchell G Kuhn

Posted: 03 May 2020, 17:04
by tjportugal
It amazes me to see that the authors' creativities are boundless. A book about retirees??
Your review certainly makes me want to read it.
Congrats!