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    Lost in the Clouds PDF · Lost in MOBI :Ê in a cloud between the living and the dead, he must find his way to the afterlife With the help of a spiritual guide he navigates through seven challenges seven tasks to sever his final connections to the mortal world If he fails, he forfeits his eternity and the consequences may be worse than death."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 144 pages
  • Lost in the Clouds
  • R.K. Gold
  • English
  • 14 January 2017

10 thoughts on “Lost in the Clouds

  1. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review So thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your book, R.K Now that s a tricky one, because I have absolutely no clue how to start this review XDI guess I ll just try to write what I thought while I read Lost in the Clouds and will take it from there So first things first This is a rather short story and for me it was really confusing because I was thrown right into the action and was at least as disoriented as Nev I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review So thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your book, R.K Now that s a tricky one, because I have absolutely no clue how to start this review XDI guess I ll just try to write what I thought while I read Lost in the Clouds and will take it from there So first things first This is a rather short story and for me it was really confusing because I was thrown right into the action and was at least as disoriented as Neville the MC lol We don t get any explanation for the things that happen, they just happen and everything you can do is to go with the flow and to try to understand what s happening to Neville So yeah, the narration style was kinda weird and super confusing but it was also very intriguing and entertaining XDDespite my general confusion I just wanted to know what would happen next and that s always important when you read a book That it keeps you hooked and curious and R.K s short story definitely did Still, if that s the afterlife I really hope that I ll never reach that point lol To cut the connection to your human life soundedthan just painful and poor Neville had to endure quite a lot while he was on his journey So, thank you, but no, thank you P Other than that I truly enjoyed Lost in the Clouds and I can recommend it to everyone who likes to read stories about spiritual journeys This isn t only a book about what moves us while we re alive but also a book about what we have to leave behind when we end our last voyage and eventually move to that other sphere ________________________Since it took me ages to get to this review copy, I feel a need to say shout the following R.K I M FINALLY READING YOUR BOOK And I m already very curious about it The plot sounds pretty intriguing and I can t wait to find out how this idea is carried out I m sure it s going to be interesting Well, at least it sounds like there s a lot at stake lol


  2. R.K. Gold R.K. Gold says:

    If others believe me rating my own book to be unethical I will remove the stars, but I wanted to write a review of it to let those who visit the book page know what this novella means to me.In podcast and blog interviews when asked what inspires my writing I usually give the same answer, my dog And to be fair our works do offer a fair amount of inspiration to manuscripts I ve completed or am currently writing But the idea for this book pre dates Logan To be honest, I sort of see it as an expa If others believe me rating my own book to be unethical I will remove the stars, but I wanted to write a review of it to let those who visit the book page know what this novella means to me.In podcast and blog interviews when asked what inspires my writing I usually give the same answer, my dog And to be fair our works do offer a fair amount of inspiration to manuscripts I ve completed or am currently writing But the idea for this book pre dates Logan To be honest, I sort of see it as an expansion of one of the first short stories I ever wrote.It s one of my most vivid memories from elementary school My english teacher, Ms Vincent, who was also one of the first people to ever encourage my writing habits, assigned a short story project I don t really remember my classmates stories, but I do remember mine A nameless narrator was training for a tournament when he was zapped to a void within the universe It was similar to the cloud that Neville had to float through, but the man in my story wasn t dead In fact, he was there because he was having self doubt about his own abilities Though the world expected him to be victorious in this tournament he questioned if he was good enough.Once he entered this strange cloud he found there was one other inhabitant, a guru Unlike the Old Man in Lost in the Clouds this guru wasbased on King Kai from Dragon Ball Z they say write what you know and in 4th grade I was kind of obsessed with Dragon Ball Z In my story the guru reminded the main character what he was fighting for, and that all the strength he would need came from them The resolution was quick, there wasn t much build up I was by no stretch of the imagination a genius back then Once the guru spoke the main character agreed, was sent back, and won the tournament.Now, while this is a VERY different plot from Lost in the Clouds it did contain some of the same elements The protagonist was insecure about his own gifts, he felt unworthy at times, he was trapped in an isolated reality looking back at his life with no clear idea of what the future held, and he needed the objective views of a third party wise man to help him navigate his own internal turmoil I have always been drawn to these kinds of stories, the kinds where the internal dialogue struggle of the protagonist is put out in the open for the reader to see A place where the MC isn t battling his emotions, but rather bringing them out of his body, giving them tangible structure, and then defeating them One of the books that inspired me before completing this book was the Bhagavad Gita Krishna s counsel to Arjuna outside the physical on going war, helping the prince become the man he needs to be in order to take his kingdom back.Now, Lost in the Clouds was not trying to capture the same message, or deliver the same themes as the Gita, but the style and the beauty of the writing did help inspire the overall structure of the book It did give me direction, and without it I do not believe I would ve been able to complete this book I thank you for reading this and your interest in my work


  3. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobook..narrated by Kyle Tait With hilarity and heart, author R.K Gold explores the ways in which we re attached to our world through our experiences our past memories our love connections our tragedies our point of views and our bodies Neville Canton has died of cancer at the beginning of this story It s an inevitable struggle for Neville to deal with transition into the afterlife He gets stuck in the middle of two very different worlds Along comes a spiritual guide THE O Audiobook..narrated by Kyle Tait With hilarity and heart, author R.K Gold explores the ways in which we re attached to our world through our experiences our past memories our love connections our tragedies our point of views and our bodies Neville Canton has died of cancer at the beginning of this story It s an inevitable struggle for Neville to deal with transition into the afterlife He gets stuck in the middle of two very different worlds Along comes a spiritual guide THE OLD MAN , who has irritating habitsbut he presents Neville with two choices He can either move forward and seek eternal peace or remain lost in the clouds where he will be a restless ghost A process of letting go begins Neville revisits experiences in the mortal world He confronts several different curves life threw his way with his wife, his sister, other friends, and even a memory of his dog By observing himself as if playing back a video of himself he hasclarity and begins to realize what s holding him back He begins to look at his own emotions such as fear, grief, and anger, with courage Neville continues to struggle for sometime of completely detaching from earth Facing his wrongdoings incomplete conflicts were his hardest to accept and be at peace with himself There is nothing preachy or religious about this book It s often very funny and heartwarming because the dialogue and relationship between Neville and THE OLD MAN spirit guide is delightfully absurd yet in a context of truth This is a SEMI SHORT AUDIOBOOK..with PERSONALITY The writing itself kept me on my toes with it s poetic beautiful prose The narrator, Kyle, was AWESOME This book came alive through his voice If I HAD to compare R K Gold with another author creative writing style , David Sedaris comes to mind Great spirit.original.increasingly engaging our curiosity.the reader takes a journey with Neville and THE OLD MAN While we do, we quietly ask ourselves profound questions about life and death Awesome R K Loved it


  4. K. Elizabeth K. Elizabeth says:

    Second Read Paperback EditionRating 2 5 StarsThat makes no sense Neville Canton That was the main character s mindset for nearly the entire novel and pretty much mine, too Honestly, I m still confused whether or not this was really weird in a good way or bad way I had an update earlier saying the same thing and I ve yet to decide which it is.First off, I d like to thank R.K Gold for personally sending me a copy of this book It breaks my heart that I have to rate it so low, but I m a Second Read Paperback EditionRating 2 5 StarsThat makes no sense Neville Canton That was the main character s mindset for nearly the entire novel and pretty much mine, too Honestly, I m still confused whether or not this was really weird in a good way or bad way I had an update earlier saying the same thing and I ve yet to decide which it is.First off, I d like to thank R.K Gold for personally sending me a copy of this book It breaks my heart that I have to rate it so low, but I m a real stickler when it comes to honesty and reviews Either way, I m sorry But thank you a million times for giving me a second chance to review this It means a lot.All right Now it s onto the nitty gritty.Straight off, the novel started off strangely Yet, it was the type of strange that gauged my interest and had me continue reading with the need to know what would happen next And then, I don t know how else to say it, that interest just stopped somewhere along the way The first chapter was the strongest, and then everything afterwards went downhill Which was quite jarring One minute I m interested, then the next I m confused and wondering what the heck is going on Which was as stated above pretty much was how I felt for the remainder of the novel But it was a journey I wasn t bored or anything like that Just confused.A positive about this novel was its originality It felt like I d never read anything like this before, so that uniqueness certainly kept me going I only wish I better understood what was going on or that I would feel a connection with one of the characters But I couldn t find one I felt like I was reading a story rather than living one which is how I feel with most great books Another thing I enjoyed, was how the novel ended well It s always pleasant to finish a novel with no loose ends and no need for further questions asked So nice job on a clean finish, R.K Gold.Overall, this was definitely better than the audio book I couldn t even finish that However, it still lacked in many areas, and made me feel too detached from the story and characters It was an interesting premise, I will admit, I just I wish it had been executed better Perhaps, if it d been written longer, maybe that would have allowed me to grow closer to some of the characters.Anyways, thank you again to the author for everything and for just being an outright awesome person Never stop writing ______________________________ First Read Audio book EditionDNFI think I can firmly say that audiobooks are not for me I literally could not picture anything going on and I would ve preferred reading this myself Now, I know there are good audiobooks out there, I ve listened to a few minutes of a Harry Potter one and loved it, but I d still prefer actually reading it rather than listening to it.Now, there are two things Personally, I didn t like whoever was reading the the story his voice was too airy and made it difficult to follow along Secondly, the story wasn t really up my ally So these two negatives made it difficult for me to continue with the novel, which is why I had to stop after the 2 hour mark.Overall, I probably would ve finished this if I had the physical copy but between the difficult to follow narrator and the rather confusing story line, I couldn t get far into this one It s honestly shameful on my part because I hate DNFing books no matter what the case But I didn t think it would be fair of me to rate the novel when I was probably going to end up rating it lowly because of the narrator That didn t seem right Anyways, thank you very much to the author for giving me a free audiobook in exchange for an honest review I m sorry I couldn t give you a concrete rating.


  5. Casimir Mruczek Casimir Mruczek says:

    My friend and indie author, R K Gold, wrote this inventive journey through the afterlife, filled with life lessons and engrossing imagery It s a great Sunday morning read Support the indie authors


  6. Emily Ross Emily Ross says:

    I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.This was a brilliant novel, following a man Neville after his death and his attempts to cut his ties with his life and move on to the afterlife I loved the premise of this novel, the writing, the characterisation, everything It was extremely well written and I especially loved the scenes between Neville and his wife In the blurb they re described as average and pleasant, but you could really feel th I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.This was a brilliant novel, following a man Neville after his death and his attempts to cut his ties with his life and move on to the afterlife I loved the premise of this novel, the writing, the characterisation, everything It was extremely well written and I especially loved the scenes between Neville and his wife In the blurb they re described as average and pleasant, but you could really feel the love between them and the heartbreak when Neville had to chose to let her go in order to move on I loved the journey that Neville travelled in this book and I thought that the ending really befitted the plot


  7. Phenex Alarius Phenex Alarius says:

    One of the most unique books I ve read in a while This tackles a very interesting perspective of death and what happens next Very short, but thoroughly enjoyable.


  8. Beagle Lover (Avid Reader) Beagle Lover (Avid Reader) says:

    Lost in the Clouds3.75 stars This book was a most unusual read for me, making this review equally as difficult I so wanted to give a full 4 stars, but just couldn t let my fingers do the typing Basically, this book is about Neville Canton s inability to release his ties binding him to his earthly existence, even though he has died of cancer He becomes trapped in a sort of limbo between life and death, with the black always trying to claim him and take him to hell The grey, representing Lost in the Clouds3.75 stars This book was a most unusual read for me, making this review equally as difficult I so wanted to give a full 4 stars, but just couldn t let my fingers do the typing Basically, this book is about Neville Canton s inability to release his ties binding him to his earthly existence, even though he has died of cancer He becomes trapped in a sort of limbo between life and death, with the black always trying to claim him and take him to hell The grey, representing the afterlife, is quickly becoming overrun by the black the longer Neville clings to his ties to the mortal world He receives assistance from a spiritual guide that has an annoying habit of always sitting on his chest in the clouds and giving vague and inconclusive clues as to how Neville can accomplish seven challenges that will help him to release himself from his connections to mortal world But time is his enemythe longer he delays severing his ties to his past mortal life, thegrey the black consumes But with only ambiguous clues from his guide, Neville must race against the black to pass into the afterlife, or he can forever forget about his eternity in the afterlife and possibly face an eternity worse than his death Does Neville manage to complete all seven challenges before the black completely encloses the grey forever, damning his soul to a place no one wants their soul to go This reader knows the answerwill you


  9. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I will admit that I don t read many books about the afterlife, but the concept behind this one intrigued me The main character dies right at the beginning and the rest of the book follows him while he tries to make his way into the afterlife Surprisingly and thankfully , this isn t a book full of preaching about how to get to heaven Instead, it s a thought provoking look at letting go The narration was very good, though the reading lacked full emotion in some parts Overall, I would recomme I will admit that I don t read many books about the afterlife, but the concept behind this one intrigued me The main character dies right at the beginning and the rest of the book follows him while he tries to make his way into the afterlife Surprisingly and thankfully , this isn t a book full of preaching about how to get to heaven Instead, it s a thought provoking look at letting go The narration was very good, though the reading lacked full emotion in some parts Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who finds the premise interesting.I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review


  10. Shay Shay says:

    I received a free copy of this audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN A SPOILER And by that I mean something that I realized while listening that isn t actually addressed or even talked about It s not technically a spoiler but still Don t let the past be an anchor let that energy rise with the smoke and push you to the next destination Seriously one of the many new favorite quotes I have gathered from this book Where to even I received a free copy of this audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN A SPOILER And by that I mean something that I realized while listening that isn t actually addressed or even talked about It s not technically a spoiler but still Don t let the past be an anchor let that energy rise with the smoke and push you to the next destination Seriously one of the many new favorite quotes I have gathered from this book Where to even begin It s kind of What Dreams May Come meets new age It s a rather clever take on the concept of the afterlife Well thought out and intricately executed.First off this book starts with death A slow plunge into the void beyond But Neville finds that it s not at all what he thought it would be Instead of just immediately moving forward he s stuck in this sentient dark inky cloud with this spiritual guide helping him process his existence Through basic meditation and lots of snickering from the guide, Neville is sent on a spiritual journey for his own salvation Through his trials he is required to face certain aspects of his past and learn to accept them and let them go, to release himself from the ties of life SPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILER I wonder if anyone else caught on to the whole Chakra thing I was rather pleasantly surprised myself How inspired to incorporate such an interesting belief Now, as for the narrator I thought he did very well He has a nice voice and his pacing was decent My biggest issue was that the emotions were not included in the performance There is a lot of anger and frustration and passion in this book and I don t feel the narrator adequately portrayed any of those It was a missed opportunity to bringlife into the story I feel that the true essence of the book wasn t captured in the performance


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Lost in the Clouds❮Epub❯ ❤ Lost in the Clouds Author R.K. Gold – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Neville Canton was about as average as any man can be He had a mediocre job, a pleasant wife, an on going feud with his sister, and an average case of cancer that took his life But death wasn t the en Neville Canton was about as average as any man can be He had a mediocre job, a pleasant Lost in MOBI :Ê wife, an on going feud with his sister, and an average case of cancer that took his life But death wasn t the end of his problems and even average people have to learn to overcome Now trapped in a cloud between the living and the dead, he must find his way to the afterlife With the help of a spiritual guide he navigates through seven challenges seven tasks to sever his final connections to the mortal world If he fails, he forfeits his eternity and the consequences may be worse than death.


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