Book Review #166: The Adventures of John Baker and Wolfgang Joseph Mozart

Author: Joseph Burns

Genre: General Fiction, Action & Adventure

Language: English 

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Date of publication: 8 July 2016

No. Of pages: 154


A mysterious glowing box. 

Some bad guys vying for the box. 

Two men trying to protect the box. 

What could possibly go wrong?

The book follows John Baker, an ex-marine, and Wolfgang Joseph Mozart, a super-scientist, and their adventure as they discover and unravel the power within an ancient artifact with extraordinary capabilities.


First of all I must thank the author and the publisher to grant me this ARC. 

I usually love movies and book that are based on a plot comprising of mystical artifacts. So naturally when I read the descruption of the book, I was optimistically intrigued and excited. But unfortunately this was a letdown. The plot is quite good. But the style of narration and the characters are relatively weak and do nothing for it. All the chapters are inconsistent in length, which kind of makes for an abrupt reading in the flow. The lead characters had so much potential, but throughout the entire book it just felt like the characters were just making a statement; there was no true involvement. The storyline could have been more developed; I am again putting the lack of development on to the style if narration. 

The title definitely needs work; it sounds more like a name for the series rather than the book itself. The cover image needs more definition than whatvit is currently now. 

My opinion: It’s a book that has potential to become a successful series. But right now, it needs lot of work. 

My rating: 1.5 out of 5


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