The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux

February 4th, 2021 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

4th Feb
The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux
The Way Out
by Armond Boudreaux
Series: Forbidden Minds #1
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 8 hours and 58 minutes
Genres: Science Fiction
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A medical miracle is reshaping the world. The artificial womb ensures the perfect health and flawless development of every unborn child. Natural pregnancy is now unnecessary risk—and quickly criminalized as a danger to both mother and fetus.

As a reporter, Jessica Brantley makes new enemies on a daily basis covering both sides of the controversial new law. Now her search for the truth behind this world-changing technology will lead to an unimaginable discovery—the existence of children with terrifying telepathic powers.

This truth is no secret to former U.S. Marine Valerie Hara. Her illegally born eleven-year-old son can’t help but hear the thoughts of everyone around him. When government agents storm her home to take her child away, she’ll stop at nothing to protect her family.

Soon, these two fearless women will be branded as terrorists, hunted by the military, demonized by the media—and drawn into a desperate fight for the freedom of the human race.

scifi dystopian thriller SUSPENSE

Delivered from multiple perspectives, The Way Out is the first in the Forbidden Minds science fiction thriller by Armond Boudreaux. Narrated by Nicole Poole, it thrust listeners into an eerily realistic dystopian .

It has been seventy years since the Susan Wade Act enacted. The Act requires females twelve years and older to have an implant to prevent pregnancy and natural birth. This came about after the deadly Samford virus caused abnormalities in infants. The world now grows infants in artificial wombs. Wealthy citizens can clone their DNA. Of course some rebel and give birth naturally, keeping their offspring hidden. These children have gifts such as the ability to read minds and control them.

We follow Jessica, a tenacious reporter who speaks out about the government control over females and their health. When she visits a reproduction site, a rogue employee provides her information that places her in great peril.

Dr. Kim Hara and his wife, retired Marine, Val Hara, have hidden their biological child for eleven years.

The tale that unfolds was suspenseful with cool technology that was both scary and fascinating. It felt horribly plausible. Government secrets, battles and alliances await you in this science fiction thriller. I found the world-building to be solid without bogging the story down with information dumps. We learn as we go and through the multiple perspectives we gain knowledge from all sides.

Boudreaux did an excellent job with this first in series, leaving me in a place that gave closure to the events, but also gave me a sense of the challenges ahead. I look forward to seeing these characters develop as they merge and share notes.

Nicole Poole did an excellent job of giving voice to Jessica and Val, and the others. Her tone and pacing enhanced the tale. Boudreaux’s writing style lends itself perfectly to the audio format, and I look forward to continuing the Forbidden Minds series.

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11 Responses to “The Way Out by Armond Boudreaux”

  1. czai

    oohh, it sounds like those late 2000s/early 2010 YA dystopian series. I’m quite intrigued by this series now.

  2. Mary Kirkland

    Oh this sounds like something that I could almost see happening. I think if naturally born children had special powers, more people would want to have them that way. Sounds like the government is trying to stop mutants (Think X-Men) from being born.

    Mary Kirkland recently posted: Review: Blue Moon by Lisa Kessler
  3. karakarinanbr

    Really interesting premise, K. The cover made me think it was a space opera type of thing, but obviously it’s not the case. ?

  4. Sophia Rose

    Sometimes the more realistic a thriller is the more chilling it becomes. This sounds great. I love the sci-fi elements along with the thriller aspects you describe.