A timeless and timely story where life’s worst and best elements intersect

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Listening to Dust: book review.

Upon finishing Brandon Shire’s Listening To Dust, one is left with a feeling of loss—not only because the reader already misses the characters and their extraordinary journeys, but also because of Dust’s story itself. While a work of fiction, Listening to Dust offers a remarkable view of our surrounding reality. That’s because Listening to Dust is also a reflection of our times, a timeless and timely story where life’s worst and best elements intersect and interact, allowing room to listen… and learn.

Brandon Shire is a master of storytelling who, in his new novel, takes his readers on an extraordinary journey that grabs them from its very first words—the dark, reflective intonations of its title. Truth is, when something evokes so powerful emotions as Listening to Dust does, it leaves readers speechless, breathless, and wanting—to read more or to reread the story, if possible, to interact with its characters and their journeys.

Yet the story of Dust ends where it should, leaving its readers yearning, longing for more. As much as maybe they’d like to, under the powerful feelings the story awakes within them, readers cannot change the story. They shouldn’t. Dust is perfect just the way it is, a fictional tale reflecting an intrinsic part of reality, one that not many are brave enough to acknowledge, yet many more are forced to live through, day in and day out.

It is impossible to put down Brandon Shire’s Listening to Dust. That is because, through Shire’s words, one becomes part of the story they paint—a story of love and hate, loss, passion and compassion. Readers get to feel each level of pain, loss and love Dust’s characters feel, and maybe catch a glimpse of hope.

For those who want to learn through reading, for those who love masterfully crafted literary works, for those brave enough to face reality, raw as it is, for many others yearning for a good read, Listening to Dust is for you. And one more thing: Listening to Dust is not just a “good” read, but a brilliant one, offering readers a unique opportunity to make the world a better one.

Listening to Dust: book review.

Upon finishing Brandon Shire’s Listening To Dust, one is left with a feeling of loss—not only because the reader already misses the characters and their extraordinary journeys, but also because of Dust’s story itself. While a work of fiction, Listening to Dust offers a remarkable view of our surrounding reality. That’s because Listening to Dust is also a reflection of our times, a timeless and timely story where life’s worst and best elements intersect and interact, allowing room to listen… and learn.