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Redemption Audiobook

Redemption: The Penton Legacy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

For vampire Aidan Murphy, life has never been so desperate. The vaccine used to treat a global pandemic has rendered human blood deadly to his kind, leaving them on the brink of starvation and civil war. In tiny Penton, Alabama, Aidan establishes a peaceful community of vampires and unvaccinated human donors. He dares to hope they can survive - until his estranged brother descends upon Penton and begins killing the humans. Determined to save his town, Aidan kidnaps an unsuspecting human doctor…and finds himself falling in love for the first time in nearly four centuries.

Dr. Krystal Harris thought she was coming to Penton for a job interview, but Aidan Murphy has other plans. Infuriated by his high-handed scheme to imprison her in the small town, Krys can’t ignore the attraction between them. But is it love? Or does her dangerous, charismatic captor want only to bend her to his will?

©2012 Susannah Sandlin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer RUTLAND, VT, United States 10-27-12
    Amazon Customer RUTLAND, VT, United States 10-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "VT. FAN"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Redemption to be better than the print version?

    No. I only purchase the audio if I love the book. Nothing can compare to your imagination at work when reading a book. I was very pleasantly surprised with the audio. I purchased because of Dawe and the fact the is was a good paranormal romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Redemption?

    The first meeting.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    Angela Dawe is one of the best narrators out there. She can do male, female brilliantly. No one is better at distinguishing the different characters voices than Angela Dawe.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-06-12
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Wanted a faithful selfless familiar. Must be..."

    Willing to serve selflessly.. This has the chance to be a good dark vampire series. Provided the author can keep the edge on. At times the story goes a little soft but their are characters with demons that are riding them which have the potential to propel this series up to the level of the breeds and the BDB. It is worth the credit. Angela Dawe who does most if not all of the narrations for Nalini Singh is okay. She wouldn't have been my first choice. Adain and Chirs have enough chemistry to keep you involved as the story progresses.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA, United States 07-14-12
    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA, United States 07-14-12 Member Since 2009

    kado

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    "good story....but needs a different narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Angela Dawe’s performance?

    the narrator had a sing-songy voice that gets on your nerves after a while. I think the book would have been better served by a male narrator who could pull off a deep sexy male voice. (and not sound like a woman with a head cold trying to do a male voice)


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-29-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-29-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Excellent Paranormal Romance"

    The reader is invited to a small town in Penton, Alabama, to witness an unfamiliar world behind the scenes, a world unknown to most. A Vampire world created by Aidan, where vampires and pure-blooded humans coexist, safely, and peacefully. However, trouble begins to brew when Aidan's brother plans to destroy the empire built by Aidan. In a desperate search for answers to protest against total destruction of the fall of his clever empire, Aidan kidnaps a Doctor and bites her in the neck against her will to replenish food supply, then realizes he fell in love with her. A world of vampires are starving and donors of unvaccinated blood are scarce, who will survive? Did Aidan put the love of his life in danger? I highly recommend "REDEMPTION:The Penton Legacy-Book One" to all paranormal romance lovers. The story is mesmerizing, the setting is picture-perfect, and the characters come to life! Susannah Sandlin delivers an addicting debut novel that will send chills up your spine, while entertaining the reader from beginning to end with sparkling romance, and a craving for more.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 12-31-14
    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 12-31-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Average"

    This story hit all the points of a fine story but nothing more. Overwhelmingly, it was just uninspiring and without any degree of intensity. The author tried to create angst and included aspects that would normally deliver on some intensity, but for some reason, they didn't add any bang to this story.

    This was a good paranormal, vampire story essentially about Aidan (a vampire) and Krys/Krystal (a human medical doctor) getting together as mates. But it was a bit mild, too straitlaced for my taste. There was no rough language (Aidan said s*it & hell once), very little gore or explicitness in the action, the fights, the blood feeding, and the narrator was as ho-hum as the story. I’m not sure which contributed to the blandness more—the story or the narrator. I think it was, primarily, a bad combination of the two. Some stories would work with this degree of sterility, but a story of battling vampires isn’t one of them. A vampire who enjoys draining humans and is more than willing to kill his brother would not likely be one who used pristine language. Over the 8+ hours of the story, there were two sex scenes that included some detail but only enough for you to know that sex was occurring and for you to get the gist of what was going on. I think the goal was more romance than eroticism or sensuality, and to some listeners that goal might have been attained. But it was too little to me. The passion revealed was a 4 on a 1-10 scale.

    The author did a god job of showing the relationship’s progression, even though there was immediate attraction between Aidan and Krys. And they didn’t jump to talking about love, though it was muttered w/in a month. And the characters were ok, but Krys did two dumb things near the end of the story, about 2 hours until the end, that detracted from the story and her character as a smart and strong woman. They were manufactured dramatic moments that weakened the story. And Krys accepted knowledge of vampires a bit too easily or quickly. She had questions and was curious, and there was a bit of a struggle but very little. And there was little struggle in coming to terms with her feelings for a vampire too. The author also didn't have everything in the story turn out well for everyone in the town, which added some realism to the story. That was good. But the drawn out fight between Aidan and Owen, which was a 2nd major theme in the story, didn't quite make sense. It could've been over with at their first encounter. The author tried to explain this, but the justification was a weak one and continued to weaken as their battle lengthened.

    The narrator did not do the voices as described. For instance, Owen, Aidan’s brother & enemy, was described as being about 2 months out of Dublin, Ireland. Yet, there was no obvious Irish brogue in the narrator’s depiction of Owen. And all of the males essentially sounded the same. It was impossible to distinguish among them. This was also true for the females.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 03-24-13
    Leesa 03-24-13 Member Since 2016

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Love those Alabama Vampires"

    Being from a small town in Alabama I enjoyed this book about a band of vampires trying to survive in rural Alabama. I enjoy vampire genre and this is a good start to a series. The plot is interesting and it has it's "sexy" moments. Of course your introduced to other sexy vampires who you want to know about. It was well worth my credit.

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    Jacqueline Riley 09-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "the storyline between aidan and krystal boring"

    didn't. really enjoy this book for me the scenes in the book is to long the storyline between aidan murphy and krystal harris. they love is not well develop and the love scenes in the book is boring and hardly any sex in this book sorry i don't i can read the other three book left in the series

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    Tracy Dumfries, United States Minor Outlying Islands 03-21-16
    Tracy Dumfries, United States Minor Outlying Islands 03-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It's over....dang it."

    This was a nice touch for this Genre. There is nothing better than a dark brooding vampire looking for redemption.

    I would recommend this to friends that enjoy a vampire read.

    I really liked the characters and was sad to see them go as the book ended. I want to know more about Chris and Adian so I hope there is more of them in the next book in the series.

    I had to get uses to the narrator. I felt like it was very clipped at first but after a while it was fine.

    All in all I really enjoyed it

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    "the narrator is awful"

    I have stopped listening to dozens of books because of this narrator. How she continues to get jobs astounds me. Every sentence is read is the most dramatic, death-defying, Oh-My-God format that the story is lost. that is the only way she reads each sentence. it is horrible. how unfortunate for the fantastic authors to have to be subjected to this narrator.

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    Karen 07-13-15
    Karen 07-13-15

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

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    ""Is This the Mothership?""
    Would you consider the audio edition of Redemption to be better than the print version?

    YES, as Ms Dawe reads it. She does the authors' wit and sarcasm so well. The humor sprinkled throughout the story made this a good listen. You bark out a laugh when the humor hits.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Susannah Sandlin? Why or why not?

    the next books in this series are read by a bad reader! I have plenty to listen and my curiousity to learn how this series plays out is not strong enough to put up with a bad reader. Heck the sample in #2 is just awful. Ms Dawe should re record this series.


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

    She out does herself in this one due to author great humor. I wanted to hear Miran's story, but next reader is awful. If you like A.D. check out her Tiffany Snow's series...yummy men!P.S. I am a big fan of this reader.


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

    yes I did. shame I will have to skip book# 2. I just can't listen to any more bad readers!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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