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Conjuring Darkness Audiobook

Conjuring Darkness: Darkness, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-five-year-old Lexi Salenko is an independent and focused young woman who has realized her dream of moving to the open country of Montana and starting up a quaint bookstore. Romance and adventure have always remained within the covers of her cherished novels until one day she receives a mysterious letter from her archaeologist sister. The letter was sent from Israel and was badly damaged, but Lexi understands enough of it that her sister may be in trouble. Lexi follows the cryptic instructions sent to her and finds herself propelled on an odyssey across three continents with a very sexy former Navy SEAL turned mercenary and a mysterious ancient relic with ties to an ancient cult. She learns about a supernatural force that stretches from the ancient ruins at Gobekli Tepe Turkey through the death camps of the Holocaust and into her present life. Along the way she learns that sometimes you have to let yourself fall in love and believe in the power of hope.

©2014 Melanie James (P)2014 Melanie James

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    Sandy D Temecula, CA 11-10-14
    Sandy D Temecula, CA 11-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "great story, needs better narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Conjuring Darkness to be better than the print version?

    No, because the narrator didn't have character changes in her voice. Her male main character sounded exactly like the female main character. Then every once in a while you get the female British accent. Got confusing who was talking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The two main characters made for a great love at first site story


    What didn’t you like about Kat Marlowe’s performance?

    No character voice changes..ruined the audio experience. Male voices especially


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

    I really enjoyed the story a lot. Just not the narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Story is great. I would read book. Audio book should be recorded again with better narrator

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Brandy Moss 10-09-14
    Brandy Moss 10-09-14
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    "Already read, but listening was Amazing!"
    What did you love best about Conjuring Darkness?

    I love how the mystery and suspense kept you on the edge of your seat! Never a boring moment! Love all of the Characters!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Conjuring Darkness?

    That's a hard one without giving any spoiler alerts!! So I will say - when she meets Ryan..


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

    I have read the book, but listening to Kat Marlowe - really brings out the story. You feel more as those you are a part of it. I only wish Ryan's voice would have been a little more manly so it really stood out, other then that - it was awesome!


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

    Actually listening made it more intense for me. Even though I had already read it and knew what was going to happen. But overall extreme reaction to Conjuring Darkness: Fear - Some scary stuff going on... :)


    Any additional comments?

    Author Melanie James really did an excellent job writing Conjuring Darkness. I loved reading it and I absolutely Loved listening to it!! I would definitely listen to it again and again. There were some things I didn't catch while reading, but stood out while listening. So I like having both options and combining them to make for an amazing experience.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts Virginia 10-08-14

    I am Tammy Payne. I am an avid book reader and I also have a book blog :)

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    "Really good book !!!"
    Where does Conjuring Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well if you want a 1 - 10 I give it a 10 .. The voice of the narrator was very clear.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lexi because she is a very funny yet very strong female


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

    I have never listened to the narrator before but she rocked it !!


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

    Yes it was as I had already read the book and enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    This Audible book ROCKED !!!

    My Review of the Book - Author Melanie James has ROCKED IT with her Paranormal Writing !!!

    Lexi gets sent on a mission to find her older sister Kate
    Ryan is a very good friend of Kates husband Kurt and he is pulled into this mission along with Lexi.

    Sparks fly between Lexi and Ryan but not too fast and I really enjoyed that about the book.
    Oh yea and the Owl on the cover OH YEA it plays a huge roll in this book.

    This book had it all.
    Mystery , Suspense , Action, and Oh yea the Passion ROCK!!!

    And Friends well lets just say with friends like these I would rather have none

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ilovemybooks 10-26-14
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    "Incredible journey, Romance, Action, Supernatural!"
    Would you listen to Conjuring Darkness again? Why?

    Yes! I love the characters for one. An independent strong female character and a super hot male character are destined to be together and I love how they fall in love. The romance, history, travel, and action are all well balanced.


    What other book might you compare Conjuring Darkness to and why?

    I haven;t read another book quite like it. I would have to say that it is along the lines of Romancing the Stone.


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

    Kat's voice definitely adds to the suspenseful parts of the story. I also like how she really makes Lexi real.


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

    The story of Shandor and his attempt to elude the Nazi death squad. The entire story told by Jakub of how he dealt with the Holocaust. Also Lexi's account of when she found out her parents died.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is a journey with multiple plot twists and stories within stories. It keeps you going to a suspense filled ending with a real unexpected twist. The mythology of Mesopotamia is spot on and well explained. The fact that it opened with an actual quote from the Epic Of Gilgamesh was very cool. Not many authors quote such a historic ancient text. Best book I've gotten in the last couple of years for sure.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tcarle Winston Salem, NC United States 10-17-14
    Tcarle Winston Salem, NC United States 10-17-14

    matheknife

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    "Love the Added voice"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the book. What an awesome story! But this Audio is excellent incorporating audio. Awesome awesome!


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

    I laughed, I cried yes Melanie James has the effect on you.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tammyl 10-10-14
    tammyl 10-10-14
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    "Captivating"
    What made the experience of listening to Conjuring Darkness the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Conjuring Darkness made all the suspense come to life. I loved the interaction between Lexi and Ryan and between Lexi and Marcie even more through live audio. I laughed out loud.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love that the author was able to incorporate suspense, horror (sort of), and romance all in one story.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Lovetiggi USA 09-04-15
    Wendy Lovetiggi USA 09-04-15 Member Since 2015

    Avid Supporter of the Arts! Mom, G~ma of 5 Gorgeous G~Monkeys, Reader, Reviewer, Blogger, & Promoter

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    "Holy Cats!"

    Loved it! Humor, Action, and Steam! Lexi and Ryan are Awesome characters. Melanie James ROCKS!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SB Morales 02-04-15
    SB Morales 02-04-15
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    "Interesting Story"

    This is a great paranormal romance story. A young woman needs to find her sister. She finds help in Kidd. They fight magic, demons, and fight to keep everyone safe. The humor was nice and made the book that much more fun to read. The deep conversations between the main characters where moving and gave a deeper understanding to the characters. Can't wait for the next book seems this couple can get into a lot more trouble.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Garcia Brooklyn, New York, United States 01-02-15
    Nicole Garcia Brooklyn, New York, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2013

    N.Y. Times Bestselling Author

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    "Hot and Suspenseful Romance!!!!"
    Would you listen to Conjuring Darkness again? Why?

    Definitely. It happens to be one of my favorite books and getting to listen to it made it even better. The narrator did a fabulous job telling the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Conjuring Darkness?

    I enjoyed the love scene immensely. I also loved how the book kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat the entire time.


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

    No, I haven't. But, will do so in the future.


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

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    Can I just say how much I love Melanie James' books? She quickly has become one of my go to authors. Her writing style makes each book more interesting than the last. And Conjuring Darkness is no exception. This book is actually my favorite out of all Melanie's books. Even more so because I got to hear the characters come to life. The audio version is even better than the Kindle version. The narrator kept my interest the entire time, and even got the slight accent of Lexi's voice correct. This book not only had me intrigued from the very beginning, from the very beginning , but had me in the edge of my seat the whole time. I loved the fireworks between Ryan and Lexi. The love scene was nothing less than scorching. Pick up your copy today. I guarantee you will not be sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 12-17-14
    Paul 12-17-14
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    "great book, great narrator"
    If you could sum up Conjuring Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Great, funny, entertainment


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

    No.


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

    I gigglesnorted a few times at the intersections between the two ladies. ;-)


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this. When she's using regular voice it's narrative or thoughts, British accent is main heroine, and slight twang is hero. That will help keep things straight

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Liz1873
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    8/1/15
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    "Enjoyable."

    I felt the book was slow to start but it's building up to the story. I really enjoyed the characters Lexi and Ryan and the build up to their relationship. The story contained twist and turns. At one moment I shouted OMG out loud in the middle of the street as I was in shock! Good shock though at the end.

    I recommend this book and hopefully there will be a sequel which I will buy.

    I really enjoyed listening to Kat Marlowe who narrated the story. I will keep an hear out (and eyes, lol) for others by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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