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Softly at Sunrise: A KGI Novella | [Maya Banks]

Softly at Sunrise: A KGI Novella

A novella companion to New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks' Shades of Gray. Softly at Sunrise takes place in a gap of time that occurs in Shades of Gray. Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.
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Publisher's Summary

A novella companion to New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks' Shades of Gray.

Softly at Sunrise takes place in a gap of time that occurs in Shades of Gray. Reading this novella will in no way spoil Shades of Gray, though there are some brief mentions of events that occur in that book.

Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.

"With love to every single reader who read and loved 'The Darkest Hour' and wanted to know more about Ethan and Rachel and how they were doing down the road. This is for you."

©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Tina Greensburg, PA, United States 07-23-13
    Tina Greensburg, PA, United States 07-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "HATED the new narrator!"

    Whatever reason they had for changing the narrator, it was a bad decision....at least get someone that didn't make them sound like backwoods hicks and wimps to boot!
    I am seriously considering just buying the books from now on because I can't stand this narrator!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Shulman Montclair, VAUnited States 09-06-13
    Laurie Shulman Montclair, VAUnited States 09-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed!!!"
    What did you like best about Softly at Sunrise? What did you like least?

    The update on Ethan and Rachel. The only thing I didn't like was the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The update on Ethan and Rachel and the fact that they finally are getting back to a happy life.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Paul?

    I don't understand why in the middle of the series the narrator would be changed! Adam Paul is horrible and made the audio book a major disappointment. If he continues to narrate this series I will not purchase another audiobook. I will check out the book from the library!!!


    Was Softly at Sunrise worth the listening time?

    Not with Adam Paul as a narrator...


    Any additional comments?

    Please switch back to Harry Berkeley

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 06-12-14
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 06-12-14 Member Since 2011

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "Same problem with the narrator"
    What would have made Softly at Sunrise better?

    a different narrator


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Banks again?

    not the last book until she get's a new narrator


    What didn’t you like about Adam Paul’s performance?

    Nothing


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Softly at Sunrise?

    wasn't interested in any of the book


    Any additional comments?

    Get the old narrator back

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. King Corydon, Indiana 06-11-14
    L. King Corydon, Indiana 06-11-14 Member Since 2012

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    If you could sum up Softly at Sunrise in three words, what would they be?

    dissapointed in narrator


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Softly at Sunrise?

    there was not one - the narrator ruined it


    What didn’t you like about Adam Paul’s performance?

    He made the men sound like they were mousy and the women like they were from the back country - this is one of the best series I have ever found - why would you change the narrator like this disappointing


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

    n/a


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Castle Rock, CO, United States 09-05-13
    Amanda Castle Rock, CO, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2012

    I Just discovered how much I love throwing myself into great fantasies! Audio books seem to be a sort of therapy for me!

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    "So disappointed!"
    What made the experience of listening to Softly at Sunrise the most enjoyable?

    I LOVE these books but I don't understand why they changed the narrator! The voices Adam Paul uses are awful!!! For the next books PLEASE do NOT use Adam Paul!!!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Everything about his narration was awful!


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    Carlise Lansdale, PA 07-01-13
    Carlise Lansdale, PA 07-01-13 Member Since 2011

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

    Definitely..it took a while to get used to the new narrator, but I got so absorbed in the story that he faded into the background.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    PJ, definitely. She was an aboslute female in this book..strong, fragile, girly, manly..all wrapped into one. She brought what happened to her to the forefront, avoided it, dealt with it her way and on her terms. She was all over the map and it was wonderful.

    Now, Cole would be next. He was so sensitive and manly all at the same time. He never stepped into her world without acknowldeging her for who and what she was..their courtship (what little there was) and handling of the event were the best parts of the book.


    Which character – as performed by Adam Paul – was your favorite?

    PJ, definitely. He didn't try too hard to be female and since this was PJ we're talking about, it seemed to fit.


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

    The entire rape scene from beginning to when she was in the hospital was so emotional for me. There were times when I had to stop because my emotions were too wired. It was upsetting, disturbing, and troubling all at the same time. I didn't think I'd be able to finish it, but I had to step away for a minute and then come back. It was such an integral part of the story and PJ and cole's relationship that I could not stop continuing to read the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am torn between this one and the Rio story as my favorite. I listened to it twice because I could not pull away from PJ and Cole. While the change in narrator was startling, he fell into the background and the story took over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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