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Karin Anderson

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  • Collected: A Coveted Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Shawntelle Madison
    • Narrated By Audio Élan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    Natalya Stravinsky, the charmingly neurotic werewolf from Coveted, is featured in this prequel novella. Before Thorn Grantham returned to South Toms River, New Jersey, Natalya lived alone with her stash of holiday trinkets. Her life takes an interesting turn when she faces a difficult challenge: to find a stolen figurine she'd recently won from a magical creatures auction website. It should be simple, just demand for it back from the pesky thief. But a set of events occurs that puts not only her life at risk, but her family's as well.

    RabidReads says: "A great way to spend an hour and a half!"
    "Prequel to Coveted."
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    Prequel to the Coveted series.

    This is a fun novella about Nat and her brother. She comes home to find that someone has stolen her package. After tracking the theif down, she must complete a task for him to receive even more trinkets. With the help of her brother and Miles, she goes after her prize.

    If you're looking for a cute intro to the Coveted series, a fun short-story and/or a quick treasure hunt, this is the book for you!

    Audio Review:
    Audio Elan narrates this short-story. She uses several voices for different characters and really brings them to life. There were a few places where it was a bit hard to understand her immediately, but those were not overly troubling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Betrayed: Envy Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joss Ware
    • Narrated By Sebastian Fields
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    (5)
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    The world they knew is ashes. The world that remains is in peril. And five extraordinary survivors are humankind's last, best hope. The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human - eternally young, eternally beautiful - but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness - until a miracle lady brings him back.

    Kim D. says: "Best book in the series so far - Great Narrator"
    "Envy Chronicles Book Four"
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    Envy Chronicles Book Four

    Theo lands in the home of the Death Lady after being shot by Seattle. Selena manages to resurrect him with her secret crystal and brings him back to health. Along with her son Simon, friend Frank and mother-figure Vonnie, Selena and Theo get back to life as usual...until he learns about Selena's secret. Meanwhile, Lou makes his way to find Theo, and Remy and Ian mix in with other bounty hunters to hide her identity. This book takes the reader away from Envy and into the lives of residents of other areas, giving another perspective on the change.

    Narration: Sebastian Fields narrates the series with fluidity and calm. He keeps the voices simple, yet distinctive.

    If you're looking for a book about redemption, heartache and the love that gets you through it, this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abandon the Night: Envy Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joss Ware, Colleen Gleason
    • Narrated By Sebastian Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope…but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone… Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: Revenge. Harnessing a strange new “gift”; he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: His father.

    Kim D. says: "Awesome Series - Great Narrator"
    "Envy Chronicles Book Three"
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    Envy Chronicles Book Three.

    Quent is bent on taking down his father, one of the leaders of the Strangers. Zoe seeks revenge against Raul Marck for the death of her family. Together the two set out to conquer their enemies and, in some respects, their pasts. When they reach their destination, Quent learns more about the mysterious Cult of Atlantis and what that really means for the new world.

    Narration: Sebastian Fields narrates the series with an amazing consistency. His voices are distinguishable throughout the series and completely recognizable. Each character has a personality and history.

    If you're looking for a story with adventure, zombie-like creatures, and lost civilization mythology this is the book for you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Embrace the Night: Envy Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joss Ware, Colleen Gleason
    • Narrated By Sebastian Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
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    (14)
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    Simon Japp will never forget his violent past. But when civilization is all but destroyed, he sees his chance for redemption. Blessed with a strange "gift," he's determined to help the resistance against the Strangers, the mysterious force that stalks them at every turn.

    Karin Anderson says: "Envy Chronicles Book Two"
    "Envy Chronicles Book Two"
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    Envy Chronicles Book Two

    Simon and Sage must go to Sage's homeplace to find information left behind by Remington Truth. The catch, Falling Creek is a settlement bent on repopulating the devastated world by strict breeding policies. Sage must be married to return and avoid being thrust upon some man with who-knows-how-many other wives. During their stay, Simon reveals that he gained a power in the Sedona caves as well. Sage also discovers his past when a Stranger recognizes him from the past.

    Narration: Sebastian Fields does wonders with accents and dialects. He employs a reading narration utilizing accents instead of an acting narration with different voices.

    If you're looking for a story with action, fun awkwardness, a bit of angst and love, this is the book for you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Night, Envy Chronicles Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Colleen Gleason, Joss Ware
    • Narrated By Sebastian Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
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    (38)
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    When Dr. Elliott Drake wakes from a mysterious fifty-year sleep, the world as he knew it is gone. Cities are now desolate, and civilization is controlled by deadly immortals. Stranger still is Elliott's extraordinary new "gift" - he has the power to heal, but it comes with fatal consequences. Jade barely escaped the immortals and is now hell-bent on revenge. She trusts no one...until she meets Elliott.

    Rosemary says: "A Chilling Story"
    "Envy Chronicles Book One"
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    Envy Chronicles Book One.

    Dr. Elliot Drake, Wyatt, Quent Fielding, Simon Japp and Bruno "Fence" Washington were in a cave in Sedona when the world as they knew it changed. One moment, Elliot, Wyatt and Quent were caving with their guides Lenny and Fence, the next 50 years had passed and they woke up with special abilities. Now they must traverse a land teeming with Gangas (a version of the Chinese Jiangshi). While searching for answers the group comes upon some teens being attacked by the Gangas and rescues them. The teens lead them to Envy, where Elliot and his friends heard they could find said answers.

    Sebastian Fields narrates the story in a steady cadence. He distinguishes voices a bit, but not too much. He does not try to imitate a woman's voice by raising the pitch of his, which makes this more of a reading than acting narration.

    If you're looking for a story with zombie-like creatures without the brain-eating and gore, this is the book for you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Color of Destiny: The Color of Heaven Series, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka, Jennifer O'Donnell, Paul L. Coffey
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    Overall
    (33)
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    Eighteen years ago a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington's life forever. Faced with many difficult decisions, she chose to follow her heart and embrace an uncertain future with Glenn Ferguson, her devoted first love...and the father of her baby. At the same time, in another part of the world, sixteen-year-old Ryan Hamilton makes his own share of mistakes, but learns important lessons along the way.

    Robin says: "These colours are about family relationships."
    "Book Two in the Color of Heaven series."
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    Book Two in the Color of Heaven series.

    This is the story of Kate Worthington and Ryan Hamilton. Kate deals with a teen pregnancy, while Ryan in involved in a teen drunk driving accident. Both later become successful in their field of choice and learn from their mistakes.

    If you're looking for a hard-hitting story of love, loss and new hope, this is the story for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Color of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
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    (337)
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    A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

    Cindy says: "Probably one of the best books I've read"
    "Hope Lives Forever"
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    Book One in the Color of Heaven Series.

    This is Sophie Duncan's story. She goes through several heart-wrenching situations that most of us have seen, if not experienced ourselves. The writing style is extremely true-to-life and doesn't pull punches.

    If you're looking for an emotional story that shows life can be both terrible and wonderful at the same time, this is the book for you!

    Audio Review:
    Jennifer O'Donnell narrates the story with occasional voice imitations, but most of the story is told from Sophie's POV. Her soft, breathy voice lends a realness to her character that would be lost from a more straightforward narrator.

    "Hope Lives Forever."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What's in a Name?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Terry Odell
    • Narrated By Pamela Almand, The Captain's Voice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
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    (18)
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    (18)

    Kelli Carpenter has changed her name, her appearance-her life-to avoid being connected to a crime she committed in self defense years ago. But just when she thinks she has nothing to fear, handsome stranger Blake Windsor shows up.

    Kindle Customer says: "Awesome Audiblebook!"
    "Standalone Novel"
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    This book is a standalone novel about a woman running from her past. She thinks she has finally gotten away when Blake Windsor comes along. After an attempted attack they're on the run and learn things about each others' past.

    Audio Review:
    The narrator managed to capture the feel of the story without being over-dramatic. Her laid back presentation worked with the characters' personalities, without being dull.

    The story is suspenseful and romantic. If you're looking for a great story about overcoming past mistakes, this is the one for you!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8966)
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    (8193)
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    (8283)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Judy says: "What a let down!"
    "Book 3 of the Divergent Trilogy"
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    Book 3 of the Divergent Trilogy.

    Tris, Four and their friends leave the city where they have lived their entire lives to hopefully find peace. When they are pulled into another conflict, they must choose how they will live with their new reality.

    If you are looking for a happy-go-lucky, peaceful ending to this trilogy - look somewhere else. This book is for the Dauntless in our world who look for an action-filled conclusion where nothing will ever be the same again.

    Audio Review:
    Switching to both Tris and Tobias's perspectives was a fantastic choice for this story. Both narrators filled their roles spectacularly. They showed emotion in the right places and nothing when that was called for.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • MacKinnon's Rangers, Book 1: Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Pamela Clare
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (180)

    A hand-picked cadre of warriors, they had the fierce courage of their Scots forefathers, combined with the stealth and cunning of the Indians who lived beside them in the wilderness. Battling the French in a no-holds-barred combat, they forged a new brand of honor, became a new breed of men - MacKinnon's Rangers. Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He'd defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie's sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Surrender to a Beautiful Story of Courage and Love"
    "Book One of MacKinnon's Rangers"
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    This is Iain and Annie's story. Iain is the eldest MacKinnon brother. He is forced into service in the British army by William Wentworth - one of his family's greatest enemies. When he comes across Annie in the forest, he saves her from certain death against his orders. Thus begins a romance to write home about.

    Audio notes - Kaleo Griffith is a god. His use of accents is wonderful and while he differentiates between men and women, he does not try to sound like a woman.

    If you're looking for a well-written, fantastically narrated story about love amongst war, this is the book for you.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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