When Barry Ottoman's idyllic, solitary, lifestyle is shattered by the appearance of unwanted interlopers with a mysterious agenda and intent on harm, he must call upon his vast knowledge of Australia's northern rain-forest's flora and fauna, to effect an escape from a deadly pursuit.
Writer Josef Peeters seamlessly captures the beauty of Australia and shares the many dangers that slither,creep, and swim in the rain-forest and surrounding oceans. The questions surrounding Bazza's unwanted guests and whether or not Bazza will ever be able to reclaim his peace make this a novel that is tough to put down. Daintree Denizens is sure to thrill readers looking to embark on an epic adventure that takes them from the muggy Australian rain-forest to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. - "The Book Review Directory"
An easy novel to read with a relaxed writing style with quite a lot of action. I would recommend this novel however you need to be prepared for the Aussie slang which is very realistic but is very broad, but not unusual for outback Far North Queensland.
Nothing takes the fun out of a vacation faster than a plane crash. Except for a confession of infidelity just before the oxygen masks drop. Read DUMPED to see who survives.
What an amazing ride from start to finish, many twists and turns and a good insight into human behaviour under stress. Look forward to the next book
This book was well written with an overall storyline that was very interesting and led to quite of few twists. It is difficult to review this novel without giving away the entire plot. I enjoyed reading about the descriptions of the main setting and the survival techniques which were implemented. I did struggle however, with the characters in this story. I found them to be rather unlikeable, though they did continue to hold my curiosity and attention.
Finding the courage to go against the grain of popular convention, one man discovers his true passion for a lifelong kinship. Join Josef as he deigns to venture into the art of woodcarving.
Something extraordinary happens when a writer turns passion into a book. Wood Whisperer, by Josef Peeters, becomes a wood carving journey that can excite someone who has never whittled a stick. The writing is crisp, descriptive, and, above all, passionate. As he becomes a true believer in his abilities, he also earns a five-star review for his Volume 1 booklet. –Temple Emmet Williams, a former editor at The Reader's Digest. 5.0 out of 5 stars
Continuing my self-taught journey into woodcarving. Exploring the methodology and thought processes involved in producing commissions and exhibit pieces.
“Wood Whisper,” the second volume of Josef Peeters “My Woodcarving Journey” is, uh, a chip off the block of an accomplished author. The writing is crisp, clear, filled with the passion of someone who likes what they do even more than what they write. Sit at the foot of a Wood Whisperer who will grab your imagination even if you only use lumber to build fires. The book is five-star writing at its best. — Temple Emmet Williams, a former editor at The Readers Digest.
Dare to dream. Dare to be yourself. Allow imagination to soar above opposition along your path to creativity. Be inspired by Josef on his wood carving journey to find the spirit within the wood and himself.
Ephemeral images from a troubling dream inspire Samuel Border to meet a girl who proceeds to capture his heart. The transience of their encounter in no way reflects the indelible imprint haunting his mind, but events intervene to postpone their union. A compulsion to locate the woman of his dreams results in a tragic accident to his younger brother, causing Samuel to abandon the search. Only happenstance many years later alters that decision. Were life simply about the present and not unduly influenced by an evil family legacy, Samuel would not be drawn inexorably toward his destiny. It will require all his instincts and courage to bring the woman he loves beyond measure home safely.