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Shift: Shifters, Book 5 | [Rachel Vincent]

Shift: Shifters, Book 5

"Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways. As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe."
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Publisher's Summary

"Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways.... As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother’s death and my father’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe. With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option."

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    Reviewer Dude 03-13-15 Member Since 2009
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    "A little too wordy."

    Was irritated how she brought Jake into the equation. Seem like the book dragged on with no real substance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Oak Park, IL, United States 11-13-14
    Deborah Oak Park, IL, United States 11-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Too brutally violent for my tastes"

    I was looking forward to this book but almost didn't finish it. There were parts near the end that just made me sick. Each installment gets a big more brutal but now I think I've reached my limit.

    The love triangle is difficult as well. Faythe should be preparing to take on leadership of the pride but she can't figure out her own love life. This is an unnecessary diversion to the book and series. There were also some loose ends left loose. Maybe next book?

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    Heather Lambert KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN, US 10-11-12
    Heather Lambert KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN, US 10-11-12
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    "Great Story, bad narrator choice"
    What did you love best about Shift?

    I love the series and Rachel Vincent.


    What three words best describe Jennifer Van Dyck’s performance?

    She seemed an odd choice. Too formal and too old to play Faith. She does great voices, and is a good narrator, just not for this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer KERMIT, WV, United States 08-06-12
    Amazon Customer KERMIT, WV, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Awesome"
    Would you listen to Shift again? Why?

    Yes....the story still twists and turns you again and again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Faythe


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck – was your favorite?

    Joy


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Are you ready to be an Alpha


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sade Newark, NJ, United States 07-23-12
    Sade Newark, NJ, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2011

    The power of imagination makes us infinite.

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    "Magnificent series"

    The book was written with such dedication I truely loved every bit of the book.

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    Shelley Reif San Diego, CA 06-03-12
    Shelley Reif San Diego, CA 06-03-12 Member Since 2010

    Shelley Reif

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    "Great Werecat series"
    Would you listen to Shift again? Why?

    Yes, if I ever listened to ANY series again I would. I don't re-read or listen to any books. I have a VERY good memory and have never been able to listen to or read a book again because I know everything that will happen.

    That being said, this is a very entertaining series and I love Faythe, the main character. She is very witty and strong.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was always a lot of action and just the right amount of romance...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Faythe realizes she really wants to be where she is, not being forced to be there like she had thought.


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

    When Faythe realizes she really wants to be where she is, not being forced to be there like she had thought.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're considering it, give it a try...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Longwood, FL, United States 04-28-12
    Heather Longwood, FL, United States 04-28-12
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    "Fun story"

    The story was okay a little far fetched at times with the thunderbirds. Jennifer Van Dyck lacks in her character differences. Some times I could not tell who was talking as there was no variation in her speech. It was a nice story while I await the 12th Sookie Stackhouse novel. I think I will get book 5 just to see how the story ends. By the way, I too am rooting for Jayce!

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    muttskittin loudonville, NY, United States 04-19-12
    muttskittin loudonville, NY, United States 04-19-12

    Candy

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    "LOVE IT"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the narrator and the story kept my interest and needed to get the next book every time.


    What other book might you compare Shift to and why?

    the whole series Shifter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    to many to pick just one


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

    o yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 03-16-12 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    Read for Fun!
    BBA Group Series Read (November 2011)

    Audiobook Rating 4.50
    Overall Rating 4.25
    Story Rating 4.50
    Character Rating 4.00

    NOTE: This review will contain spoilers if you haven't read up to book 4 in the series. Also Shift for me (and Alpha to) can be broken down into what I Loved and what I Didn't Like---there really was no in-between for me.

    What I Loved: Things are getting hot in here! Seriously the action, pacing, and kick *ssness have been turned up a notch. We have spent the last 4 books getting to know all these beloved characters and this book just pulled the rug out from under us. I was a sobbing mess in a couple of different areas. I seriously was holding on for dear life during all the interactions with the Thunderbirds. Every emotion that a person can feel was brilliantly displayed in Shift and I couldn't quit listening!

    What I Did Not Like: I can't stand triangles. They usually just don't do anything for me. In this case, I think it was an unnecessary level of drama. Plus, when Faythe was dealing with either Marc or Jace she reminded me too much of the character she was in book 1 (which I did not like at all). Overall, it was only a little bit of a distraction in Shift but a whole different story for Alpha.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Harry S. Kindle III Marblehead, MA United States 03-18-10
    Harry S. Kindle III Marblehead, MA United States 03-18-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Worst audio book I have ever listed to."

    Good Scifi is taking an unrealistic premise (shape-shifting people in this case) and having the characters act logically and consistently with that otherwise unrealistic world. In this book the characters do and say the stupidest things I couldn't imagine anyone of any species doing or saying in any circumstances. One example is being under murderous attack by a flock of bird people and trying to figure out a way to counter them, and not seriously considering guns (in Texas of all places) as a serious or humane way to fight a group killing your people one by one (the outer pride members could have brought guns to the ranch). Although I am not a good judge of romance writing, I can't imagine this is good example of that genre either. Her earlier books had tolerable stupidity, but the series has been deteriorating and this book falls below any definition of good writing. I want my credit back.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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