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The Tempering Audiobook

The Tempering: The Mackenzie Duncan Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The mythology department at prestigious Harvard University is tiny, and Mackenzie Duncan has just been selected as one of the lucky few. Her love for myths and legends is strong, but she never thought any of it could be real.

After being attacked by a large wolf while walking home alone, Mackenzie realizes something is not right. She heals quickly, is suddenly super strong, and is experiencing mood swings that can't possibly be normal. The myths she's studying aren't myths at all. Werewolves are real, and she's one of them. Fear of what she is and who she might hurt sends Mackenzie running from the life she's worked hard to build, straight into the arms of a handsome were named Geoff and into the home of his pack. Living with her new pack takes the edge off her confusion and self-loathing, but the arrival of new pack members changes the dynamic and tests Geoff and Mackenzie's growing relationship.

The hardest part of being a werewolf is having no control and no memory of her time as a bloodthirsty beast. When a moon cycle passes, and she actually remembers bits and pieces of the night, she starts to ask questions, and the more questions she asks the more she realizes she doesn't like the answers. Can she set aside her own sense of morals to belong to a pack that is like a family, or will she leave everything behind yet again in search of a life of which she can be proud?

©2014 Adrianne James (P)2015 Adrianne James

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    Danny Grantsville, UT, United States 04-03-15
    Danny Grantsville, UT, United States 04-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not just another werewolf book."
    Where does The Tempering rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks in the top 10% for the paranormal books I have.


    What other book might you compare The Tempering to and why?

    Not sure I have one to compare this to. It is unique.


    What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Holly is amazing, she is one of the top 3 narrators working today, in my opinion. They would be Holly Jackson, Luke Daniels and Kate Rudd.


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

    Don't walk alone in the park at night.


    Any additional comments?

    A fun, compelling and emotional listen.

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    Gina Fernandez 04-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "painful to get through, I almost returned it"

    I'm honestly at a loss. It took forever to get into the story and it didn't really get interesting until the end. I'm sorry but the narration was truly painful to listen to. I'm not sure if I would have disliked the story as much had I just read it. that being said, while the story did improve towards the end (and I do mean the last 5 or 6 chapters), I'm not crazy about the author's writing style. I love audible and the urban fantasy genre, and having just listened to the newest Jane Yellowrock installment perhaps my expectations are unfair. I'm fairly certain Kristine Hvam or Tavia Gilbert should narrate pretty much everything. However, having spent many hours discovering new authors and lesser known gems with perfectly good narrators, all I can say is in my less than humble opinion, this story and this narrator do NOT go well together. I will say this though- the end did leave me curious enough that I'm wondering about the next book. I'm just not sure whether to read it instead or try to listen, as I'm genuinely not sure what bugged me most, the writing style or the narrator. YMMV, seems plenty of people enjoyed it enough to wax poetic - I just wasn't one of them.

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    schrunda 03-15-15
    schrunda 03-15-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm a book lover. I call myself a booky.

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    I really wanted to like this book I really did, but this book was just boring to me. I made it to chapter 13, and couldn't go any further so SAD. I will ask for my credit back. Idk maybe I didn't listen long enough for the book to get better.

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