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Sideswiped Audiobook

Sideswiped: The Peri Reed Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Bonus material! Includes the prologue and first chapter of The Drafter, the first novel in Kim Harrison's new series!

Don't miss this thrilling first look into the elite world of Peri Reed, government agency operative extraordinaire, and catch more of her character in The Drafter, the first book in the all-new suspense trilogy from number-one New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison, out September 1.

Every hero, even the accidental ones, has a beginning. Silas' radical theory that drafters are not replaying time as much as they are temporarily sliding into an alternate universe has never been well-received, but frankly, the darling of Opti's research has enough clout not to care until a professor with a grudge tries to put a permanent end to it. Love can't alter time, and sometimes even being able to rub out a single mistake isn't enough....

©2015 Kim Harrison. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Theresa 09-13-15
    Theresa 09-13-15
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    "Hammy Narrator Spoils Recording"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I've always enjoyed Kim Harrison's work and had no reason to anticipate otherwise with this new series, but the narrator makes it almost unbearable.


    What didn’t you like about January LaVoy’s performance?

    A good narrator pulls you into the story and allows you to ride the current without drawing attention to herself. Not this one. She is so busy ee-nun-cee-ate-ing and emoting, she imbues every trivial observation (i.e. "He picked up the pencil.") with a gravitas more appropriate to the report of a plane crash. Everything she says sounds affected and phony; we're not supposed to hear the (bad) acting, but it permeates every word.


    What character would you cut from Sideswiped?

    The narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I can make it through the series with this narrator and I'm annoyed that I've wasted my money. I'll have to check the books out at the library.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Midwest Lady Indiana 10-16-15
    Midwest Lady Indiana 10-16-15 Member Since 2016

    Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.

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    "Adored The Hollows. Not so much this one."

    I was so excited to get this. Unfortunately I had a devil of a time following it. All the skipping around. Heroine was not too engaging. I actually rewound multiple times and after awhile I just sort of stopped caring. I adore the idea, the concept. It lacked characters to care about and a sense of continuity or sequence. I am a huge Kim Harrison fan. This just didn't "catch" for me. Sorry.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 09-03-15
    Linda 09-03-15
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    "I really tried to like this book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    All of Kim's other work grabbed me within the first chapter -- and I've read them all. Out of loyalty to an author who has thoroughly entertained me, I bought this book and really, really tried to like it. The characters in her other books were people I could relate to, could understand, and liked, respected and/or disliked. I cared about what happened to them. The situations into which they were placed made sense. But after 4 hours of this book, I realized that I just didn't care about any of the characters, let alone what happened to them. They were flat and boring. The plot was convoluted. The narration was ... forgettable. I just couldn't listen any longer. Very sad.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kim Harrison again?

    Absolutely! Everyone is entitled to at least one dude. This was Kim's.


    What three words best describe January LaVoy’s voice?

    Boring.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    You might want to resurrect The Hollows, Kim. Or create something at least as dynamic.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    maria 10-21-15
    maria 10-21-15
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    "Not as good as the hallows"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no, it was the same thing repeted, over and over!


    Has Sideswiped turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


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

    she is a great speaker.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Ok,so my issue with this book is the way the main charictor is so darn self depricating! also, I got sick of the way he kept talking about how "perfect" his girl friend is, ok we get it she is to good for you #Grow a pair" but the worst part is this is one of my fav. Writers and it makes me sad:( to think this was written by her!!

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    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 08-11-15
    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 08-11-15 Member Since 2016

    I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)

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    "Must read for all Harrison fans!!!"

    Typically, I shun novellas. I usually read books of a minimum hours length, because I want to invest time in characters and their story. The minute I saw Kim Harrison had a new entry into a brand new world, I popped the treasure into my cart. This is comprised of a novella, "Sideswiped", plus the first 30 minutes of a full-size book in the series, "The Drafter", hitting the stores (and Audible) 1Sep15. Although not the same complexity as her Hollows series, I really like the premise behind this new series, and Perri Reed promises to be heroine I will enjoy following. I hope Harrison will bring back others who have appeared in this novella, especially Silas. Now, I just have to wait impatiently until 1Sep15.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer (The Book Nympho) United States 09-06-15
    Jennifer (The Book Nympho) United States 09-06-15 Member Since 2016

    Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy

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    "Do NOT skip this! Must listen before The Drafter!"

    Sideswiped was a nice introduction to Kim Harrison's new The Peri Reed Chronicles series. It helps set the stage to the world building and terminology. All though Sideswiped is told through Silas' POV we do meet Peri, the main character of the series.

    I really enjoyed LaVoy's narration. Her voice and performance reminded me of Elisabeth Rodgers, the narrator for Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series. I only wish I had The Drafter on audio for review but at last, I'll be reading it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-20-15
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-20-15 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT SERIES!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Sideswiped the most enjoyable?

    This was narrated really well...and I love Kim's writing....always have!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept is really cool!


    What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

    January nailed it...she is excellent!!!


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

    I did, its a short one...and it kept my attention all the way through!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I was excited to see this was available on audible, and downloaded it immediately! I am a big Kim Harrison fan, and I think this is going to be a great new series... These are University students, learning how to manipulate time, and complete missions...They call it drafting....This is more Silas's story and he has been working on this concept and how to advance the time they can manipulate...Super interesting concept....and I am going to pre-order book 1 now..You also get a preview at the end of this book...I think this new series is going to be super great!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sweet Sisters, Oregon, United States 07-16-16
    Sweet Sisters, Oregon, United States 07-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    Did not like this story. Hard to follow the point and it's references. Very different short story and too quickly finished.

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    Angi New Orleans, Louisiana United States 05-08-16
    Angi New Orleans, Louisiana United States 05-08-16 Member Since 2014

    Angi

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sideswiped to be better than the print version?

    I'd never say that a print version is better than an audio version (as long as there is a good narrator). I believe they compliment one another.


    What other book might you compare Sideswiped to and why?

    I really don't know another book or series that is even close to this series. It's new and fresh and very enjoyable!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Well... I can't say, that would be giving too much away.


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

    Well that would be nice. I didn't want to put it down but it just wasn't possible to listen start to finish! Very, Very entertaining and engaging!


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    David Jones 04-22-16
    David Jones 04-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "riveting, found myself going for another 30 minute"

    which was bad news as I was trying to go to sleep, just kept coming back for another bite. Hope there will be more soon

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