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Reflection Audiobook

Reflection: A Whitney Steel Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Florida investigative reporter Whitney Steel has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the "big" story. She found it. Now it may kill her.

After receiving a lead pointing to the world's first cloned human, now a small child, Whitney vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When she's nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective - at least not right away.

Whitney and Blake are caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man's thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother's death over a decade ago.

Can they save an innocent child before it's too late?

Faced with tough choices and deadly consequences for many, Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

©2014 Kim Cresswell (P)2016 Todd Barselow / Auspicious Apparatus Press

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    Rachel A. Olson Northwest Nebraska 08-04-16
    Rachel A. Olson Northwest Nebraska 08-04-16

    ParaSuperNormalism

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    "This NEEDS to be a movie..."
    Where does Reflection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I haven't had the opportunity to listen to a lot of audiobooks, but this one is definitely in the top 5.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The storyline that Kim Cresswell has created is FANTASTIC. I'm not usually into mystery suspense crime stories, but there's enough romance inserted throughout the story that I was HOOKED. And Blake is HOTTTT. I need a clone of HIM!


    What about Rebecca Hansen’s performance did you like?

    Rebecca has a very distinct voice and reading style. At first it drove me crazy, and didn't feel right for the story. But the further in I got, the less I focused on how *I* thought she should read it and more on the story itself. In the end, I'm glad that Rebecca read this story. Her ability to separate the characters with tone of voice was spot on.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! Although it wasn't an option, I would have had I been given the opportunity.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for Retribution!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Daniels (ladyvader01) 08-25-16
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    "Awesome!!"

    I think I really like audio books!! This is a favorite book, and the narrator was great! It really brought the book to life. I really makes the time go by faster as I'm doing things around the house! Can't wait for my Whitney Steel on Audible!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    med c 08-24-16
    med c 08-24-16
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    "Reflection"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reflection?

    Reflection grabbed me from the first paragraph. It is a fast-paced action thriller with strong characters and a very real plot. It left me thinking well after I finished the last page. Through out the action I had to tell myself to breath. This is an excellent debut novel by the author


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Koolaid53 08-17-16
    Koolaid53 08-17-16

    I'm retired USAF and fully retired with a lot of time to read now. Read my whole life so thought I'd give some of that knowledge back.

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    "Great Debut!"

    I really liked this debut novel by Kim Cresswell. Action, twists and suspense all rolled into one book. Oh yeah, and sex. (Romance). Didn't know this was in the book as to the teaser. I personally could have done without it and the story would have been the same.

    Any way, I am still going to give this a 5 as it contains everything I look for in a thriller and mystery.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Liddy 08-11-16
    Bruce Liddy 08-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Story"

    A first class investigative adventure. Full of action, suspense and passion. Reflection is a most enjoyable listen/read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mindjacked Us 08-04-16
    Mindjacked Us 08-04-16

    Librarian with chronic migraines which cuts into reading a LOT so I listen and it is awesome for me keeps me in the blogging/reviewing game.

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    "Action packed"

    Reporter Whitney Steel is looking for the big story and when she catches a lead on the first cloned human, a small girl named Angel, it is almost the death of her. In steps undercover FBI Agent Blake (cutey guy)to save the day, well I think it turn into a week, thereabouts. But he also has his own job and agenda to take care of, besides keeping a nosey reporter in one piece, especially one he has fallen in love with.

    This is a great book with non-stop action and some well placed twists and turns to keep you guessing. The characters are well rounded and likeable, well most of them. The story flows at a great pace. I had the audio version and found that narrator Rebecca Hansen did a great job on the different characters voices, especially as she settled into them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pixledust 07-31-16
    pixledust 07-31-16 Member Since 2015

    Because tales should be told.

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    "Unique Action Romance Book"
    Would you listen to Reflection again? Why?

    Definitely. The narrator has a distinctive slightly nasal voice. She performs this book with a vaguely bored cadence reminiscent of Madeline Kahn. At first this detracts from the story, but then adds some unintentional amusement. The action scenes narrated in this ho-hum voice are funny, but the sex scenes are nothing short of hilarious. If you are as perverse as I am and delight in this type of incongruity, then this book is for you.


    What other book might you compare Reflection to and why?

    The story itself is a pretty decent action/steamy romance. It has an original plot that moves pretty quickly. The violence scenes are well-written. It is written in a Tom Clancy style.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Not at all which is what makes this book interesting.


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

    It cracked me up repeatedly. "He had a tight body made for action," spoken in that disinterested voice is too funny.


    Any additional comments?

    Adult content--numerous sex scenes and violence. I received this book for free in exchange for a fair review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 07-28-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 07-28-16 Member Since 2016

    Mid 60's Male. 9,800 Kindle books, close to 500 Audible books with 200 reviews. Over 1000 Helpful votes for reviews on Amazon.

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    "Investigative Reporter delves deeper into Murder"
    Where does Reflection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Audible book is suspenseful. Plot is intricately drawn. Performance by Rebecca Hansen is good. Rebecca's voice took awhile to adjust to, but the performance actually contributed to the writing in this story. This was entertaining. Above average for what I own of Audible books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is the well developed plot, as mentioned. The characters work and interact well throughout. Aspects of the story are interesting.


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

    It was overall Good. A listenable, easily understood performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, eventually. After the story and its plot are less in my memory.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for the opportunity to listen to and review this Audible work.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 09-21-16
    Carrie 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Intriguing Premise"

    The description of this was intriguing. A reporter trying to get the story on the first human clone & all the consequences of her chasing the story.

    I felt that this was more focused on the main character, Whitney, specifically rather than her in relation to the story she was covering. Obviously, the things that happened to her happened because of the cloning story, but there was very little time spent on the actual cloning story and what happened.

    I would have enjoyed this more if the relationship between Whitney and Blake didn't seem like the primary focus. I didn't find their relationship believable or realistic and it distracted me from the rest of the story.

    The narrator did a nice job. It was different than the voice and tone I would have expected from the character based on the language.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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    Lori 08-29-16
    Lori 08-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable Action Romance....but"
    Any additional comments?

    Audible needs to change the category they have the book listed in to include the fact that there are sex scenes. While I don't have a problem with them at all there are many listeners who don't like sex in their books.

    Creative, engaging, interesting and entertaining story. Although the narration is lacking.

    Mystery, action, deceit, humor, suspense and a steamy romance woven into a really good story.

    After receiving a tip Whitney Steel is after a story. A big one involving illegal human cloning. She crosses paths with FBI agent Blake Neely who has been working undercover to expose the same corrupt man. As Whitney continues digging for the truth, Blake is trying to finish his investigation as well as keep Whitney alive after being ordered to kill her all while falling for her.

    I would definitely listen to more books by Kim Cresswell but it would need to have a different narrator.

    Narration good and bad….
    I stuck with the book because of the story. The narration detracted from the overall enjoyment of the book. The narration was flat/dry most of the time. I found it very hard to listen to especially in the beginning. I did get used to it. All the character voices were good. Since her character voices were good I don't get why the non dialogue parts were so flat. There was humor sprinkled throughout the story but it just didn't translate well with this narrator. You can tell she has the talent, it comes through at times she just may have not been the right narrator for this story.

    This audiobook was provided by author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for the unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom



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    10/11/16
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    "This is one fast paced exciting story that is full"

    Most of you that know me and follow my blog know that I am a sucker for a book cover. Well I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one purely on the fact that the cover drew my in. Having listened to the audio of this I certainly wasn't disappointed. And I listened to this story in a matter of days while I was at work, Making my job more enjoyable that's for sure.

    This is the first book in the series and with one exciting start to the story we meet Whitney Steele. Who is a Florida investigative reporter. She is out to find the BIG STORY! Whitney receives a lead pointing to the worlds first cloned human who is actually a small child. Saved by Hottie Blake who is an undercover FBI special agent after Whitney finds herself almost killed we follow them on a roller coaster Journey in this griping story.

    I absolute loved their relationship and I loved the fact that there is romance along side this story. the characters are believable and the narrator is brilliant telling the story with emotion and excitement just how the story is written. Totally keeping me on my toes.

    This is one fast paced exciting story that is full of mystery and excitement which I highly recommend giving it 4 stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Liane
    8/25/16
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    "Great idea for a story"

    I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

    I really enjoyed Reflection, it had a great basis for a story and I felt that I got to know the characters really well. The book was sometimes a little 'cheesy' in parts, but all in all it was a good read and I wanted to find out what would happen to the characters.

    I wasn't particularly keen on the narration, but that may have just been because she was American and sometimes I felt like the emphasis was put on the wrong words.

    I am giving this audiobook a good 4 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homeburd
    8/18/16
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    "More romance than I expected"

    Having read the blurb I wasn't expecting the romance to feature so much. I now see that the Amazon genre is romantic suspense and I can't argue with that. Initially I found it quite difficult to listen to the narrator and even when I had settled into listening to her accent I still found that I didn't like the voices used when the various characters spoke. I am new to audio books and the learning point for me here was that I am more comfortable reading about intimacy than I am hearing it described. I'm sure folk who are looking for a romantic suspense novel will enjoy more than I did being more of a crime reader.

    I received a free copy of Reflection in return for an honest review and my thanks to Crime Book Junkie and Kim Cresswell for that.

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  • Tony Bough
    8/17/16
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    "Tense, fast-paced, brilliant"
    What made the experience of listening to Reflection the most enjoyable?

    Without the story you have nothing, interesting characters only get you so far. This has a great story. It builds tension and mixes it all up with some great characters, especially Whitney.


    What other book might you compare Reflection to, and why?

    I don't like giving comparisons in case you don't like the author/book that I mention. Rather lets say that this is a thriller, and that it is a good example of its genre. There is romantic tension that builds between our main characters so if your not much for that in a book then that might affect your opinion. I thought it all worked really well.


    What about Rebecca Hansen’s performance did you like?

    Good character narration that builds the pace of the book and also makes me want to listen for even longer.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. It jumps out and takes hold of you.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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