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Awakening Audiobook

Awakening: Drakon, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Doctor Myra O'Connell is researching myths and folklore. In a strange twist, she discovers that she is one of the legends she is researching.

Then all hell breaks loose. Myra and the woman assigned to be her protector, Special Agent Quinn Trask, must fight for their lives, and those of the people of Denver and the world, against a madman bent on obtaining immortality.

Only the dragons can stand in his way.

©2014 Erik Schubach (P)2014 Erik Schubach

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    Karen 09-17-14
    Karen 09-17-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""Watch That Claw""
    Would you try another book from Erik Schubach and/or Hollie Jackson?

    I do not buy too many paranormal books. This was good, but #2 if there is one, is not for me. Lots of good dialogue and humor.
    H.J. is good and I have many of her books to be listened to that I have purchased.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    this was a short good listen with an inventive story line. It had fun good humorous dialogue so it was a good buy. The author eluded to a lesbian relationship, which did not make much sense to me. No erotic descriptions, more of 2 pals going to last into the ages. The ending does lead you to book #2 if author wrote one.


    Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    AKA: Sophie Eastlake, Erin Mallon, Julie Walean and a few other names does a fab job on Irish, Aussie accents. Not to be missed. The sample clued me to the AKA. on this book which was why I purchased.
    H.J. name seems to denote more erotic or paranormal stories. She can read too slow in some books, so listen to the sample.


    Could you see Awakening being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Audible, I would love an AKA list. Since I buy so many, I can pretty much guess the reader via the sample, even if they have a few AKA names, but it sure would make it much easier to buy books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KV 09-01-14
    KV 09-01-14
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    "Another Mythological adventure for me!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Awakening to be better than the print version?

    hmmm... well i can't really say. i love both reading and listening with stories and the fact that the voice was amazing. the accent had a little change over the course of the book but still overall great!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Awakening?

    oh it has to be when Myra's mother was on tv... that just made me laugh like crazy! my aunt thought i was going nuts


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Myra kicked Reginald's ass!! wait can i say that? i mean butt! :D


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Myra was deathly afraid of height! or flying! and yet... she swooped down with hesitation to save her soul bond Quinn


    Any additional comments?

    loved the overall sass' (did i spell that right?) from both characters the story was engaging and always kept you at the edge of your seat. i little unscheduled pauses from the voice actress here and there. but not really that bad. still giving this 5 stars all the way!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    realdog North Carolina 03-19-15
    realdog North Carolina 03-19-15 Member Since 2015

    realdog

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    "Another winner"

    I just can't stop listening to Erik Schubach stories. Love the narrator, love the author's style, love the stories. This is saying a lot, considering I rarely latch onto an author who "fades to black" when it comes to sex scenes...in fact, none that make my fav list do... until Erik. His tales are rich and made to be audible. I'm not sure I'd enjoy them as much if I read them. The narrator really does a great job with his characters, especially the accents in this story. Looking forward to listening to the next in this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Jones 08-14-14
    Anna Jones 08-14-14
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    "Great story! Beautifully told!"
    Where does Awakening rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite Audiobooks!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were realistic and lovable! The story was very compelling and progressed at a good speed.


    What does Hollie Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She really brings the characters to life and adds that extra little spice to the books.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Myra and Quinn made me laugh many times! Their banter was great, as was Myra's internal thoughts!


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mark H. Deaton Al Dhafra 06-04-15
    Mark H. Deaton Al Dhafra 06-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Light, fun adventure"

    Drakon was amusing and light-hearted fun with some cool action sequences and a nice romance. The premise was pretty awesome and used to its full advantage, while setting up nicely for a series. I will absolutely consider picking another book from the author, as I enjoy lesbian fantasy adventures.

    On the downside, Myra had a number of catchphrases ("Don't be startin' none of that now") and idiosyncrasies (her fiery Irish temper) that were played to DEATH over this short six hour runtime. The romance itself was rather immediate and saccharine, as well as chaste, (this is a PG book) leaving the reader with a shallow view of the love they had. There plot holes, inconsistencies and leaps of logic enough to require a complete logic shutdown at points, and finally there's the narration.
    Hollie Jackson has a fine voice, but her take on an Irish accent adds a lilt to the end of nearly every single sentence. And the book is in first person, which means you're hearing that lilt at the end of every sentence for over five straight hours. Furthermore, clearly more comfortable narrating romance, she delivers action in a deadpan, matter-of-fact style that leaves the listener consistently underwhelmed.

    I will pick up the next in the series, but it will be on the Kindle.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 10-04-14
    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 10-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Qheen Dragon Awaken"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Awakening to be better than the print version?

    Well yes because the reader was GREAT! and Funny as hell.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Awakening?

    The times when Myra says "There wont be any of that."


    Which character – as performed by Hollie Jackson – was your favorite?

    Myra


    If you could rename Awakening, what would you call it?

    Dragon Magic returns


    Any additional comments?

    It was a refreshing and funny first installment. Whatever happens you must use the same reader.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 05-15-15
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 05-15-15 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "Cute story but not for a series"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This shouldn't be a ser4ies, should have just maybe been a bit longer and a decent ending. to push these characters further is really a bit much.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No


    What does Hollie Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The only reason the story was any good was the narrator. She held the listeners interest. Holly Jackson is an excellent narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Some books shouldn't try so hard. Why do we need another series. The story was cute, but sometime it should just be that. A beginning a middle and and end. What is it with authors and wanting to suck people into SERIES. Not every book is worth it. I don't think this one is, and I won't be following it any further. .

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    1/7/15
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    "good but..."
    What did you like most about Awakening?

    Hollie Jacksons narration was amazing she made the characters believable and the accents were spot on


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the relationship between Quinn and Myra was great stood out to me
    but the main villain didn't seem to have a personality and became very bland


    What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

    the accents she did were amazing


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't like the English, this is for you...


    Any additional comments?

    The over all plot could be better but the characters were great and I almost fell in love with a few of them especially Quinn and Myra
    but the main villain to me (as an Englishman) seems to be a dig at the English, but that's just my opinion, but besides that It makes for a great listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Knighton, United Kingdom
    11/13/14
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    "A great take on an old subject"

    I loved 'Music of the Soul' by the same author, and it was on the strength of that which caused me to buy this story.

    I also like the subject matter, but it's hard to find a story to do with dragons and fantasy that looks at things in a different light.

    Given that I often find these types of stories too much of the same thing rehashed, the way this was brought into the modern age was fresh and really worked well.

    The only thing I did find slightly annoying was the constant use of a certain phrase by Myra. I understand why it was used, but for me it was added a couple of times just to fill a moment rather than because the dialogue warranted its inclusion.

    Considering the various accents to do with the language included in the text, the narrator did well to separate them out. Not easy to switch between Irish, British and American English, so well done to Holly Jackson.

    Another thing I enjoyed was the way the relationship between Myra and Quinn developed. I understand that a lot of people want the lesbian 'erotic' book, but those of us who also want a nice romatic story, but based around a good meaty storyline are often disappointed. So many times I've read or listened to a story in the hope that there will be more of a plot and character developement happening, only to have it ending up as nothing more than erotica - very disappointing. If you have a good storyline that is well written you don't need almost constant erotica to fill the pages. It seems a bit of a copout by authors when that happens. To find this story avoided that pitfall was refreshing, and not only does that gives us a book that we can enjoy purely for the plot, it also gives us a book that proves good writers don't need to pad their pages with something that is superfluous.

    If you want the erotica there are plenty of other books that give readers that particular storyline, but don't be disappointed because this story doesn't have that. Allow those of us who want a more plot driven book to enjoy these types of books, because for us they are few and far between.

    I sincerely hope that the next book in the series will be added to the Audible catalogue in the not too distant future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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