🎧 Forbidden Island by Jeremy Robinson @JRobinsonAuthor @JeffreyKafer #BreakneckMedia #LoveAudiobooks @AudiobookMel

Posted January 26, 2024 by Melanie in Book Review / 10 Comments

🎧 Forbidden Island by Jeremy Robinson @JRobinsonAuthor @JeffreyKafer #BreakneckMedia  #LoveAudiobooks @AudiobookMelForbidden Island by Jeremy Robinson
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Published by Indie on January 23, 2018
Genres: Fantasy
Length: 9 hours and 4 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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International bestselling author Jeremy Robinson has been compared to both Matthew Reilly and Stephen King. In Forbidden Island, he brings the characters and plotting of the fastest paced thrillers together with mind-bending imaginative horrors.


On the precipice of a cliff, contemplating suicide, dishonorably discharged U.S. Army Ranger, Rowan Baer, is invited to provide security to a research team visiting the most dangerous island in the world--North Sentinel Island in the Sea of Bengal. Seeking redemption, he accepts.

Living among Amazon rainforest tribes, eccentric Israeli anthropologist, Talia Mayer, is recruited to study the island's elusive inhabitants--the Sentinelese--who have resided on the tropical island since the dawn of mankind. Seeing the chance of a lifetime, she joins the team.

On the run from his past, Palestinian linguist, Mahdi Barakat, is given little choice: join the expedition and make contact with the Sentinelese, or be left to face the men tracking him down. Afraid for his life, he finds safe harbor halfway around the world.

As part of an expedition funded by the Indian government and supported by a local resort millionaire, the team struggles to make contact with the Sentinelese, a tribal people renowned for their violence, strange behavior, and mysterious ways. But when the expedition's yacht strikes a reef, and sinks, the team finds themselves stranded on an island few people have ever set foot on and survived, an island that they quickly discover is home to far more than primitive tribal people.


Jeremy Robinson is a new-to-me author. I found this audiobook during one of Audible’s two-for-one sales. I thought the story sounded interesting and I’m a huge fan of Jeffrey Kafer as the narrator. I decided to give this story a try. I’m really glad I did.

This story is a fantasy, but it takes a long time for you to get to anything paranormal. The story starts with a ship that is stranded off the shore of an island and they notice natives on the island that appear hostile. They are rescued before anyone gets hurt.

The characters are really great. Shashi is an Indian woman working for the Indian government. She’s trying to bring together a group of people to attempt to initiate contact with the Sentinelese, the natives on North Sentinel Island. So far, the Sentinelese have killed anyone who has stepped foot on the island. The team that she gathers include: former Army Ranger from New Hampshire, a tribal expert from Israel, a linguist from Palestine. Then when they get to the resort closest to the island, they meet the boat captain and his niece and a guy to film the expedition.

It is quite an eclectic group of characters on an interesting mission. I found the story to be very interesting. I had a great time learning more about the Sentinelese people and the process the others used to try to talk to a group of natives that have never interacted with the modern world.

While I greatly enjoyed this story, I did see in the blurb that Robinson was compared to Stephen King. I did not see that comparison with this story. It was a good story, just different, in my opinion. I haven’t read the other author mentioned, so I can’t comment on it. I don’t regret grabbing the story. I’ll probably look for other stories by this author.


Jeffrey Kafer is part of the reason I picked up this story, so I knew I would enjoy the narration. Kafer always does a great job with his performance of any story. Forbidden Island is no exception. There’s a varied cast of characters and I thought he handled the accents very well. I really got lost in his telling of the story.

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About Jeffrey Kafer

An award-winning, Los Angeles audiobook narrator, Jeffrey Kafer has performed over 375 titles in all genres from indie authors to bestsellers.

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Posted January 26, 2024 by Melanie in Book Review / 10 Comments

10 responses to “🎧 Forbidden Island by Jeremy Robinson

  1. If this one reads like a Matthew Reilly book then it’s one I’d enjoy. I like these kinds of adventure novels that have a touch of supernatural in them.

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