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Unborn Audiobook

Unborn: Unborn, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Born into mystery. Shackled to darkness....

Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except her place in it. But when she's ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city. Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to an arrogant fallen angel.

Can their shaky alliance withstand that which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces that hunt her―those that seek the Unborn?

From the author of the bestselling Caged series comes a pulse-pounding new series of supernatural romance.

©2014 Amber Lynn Natusch (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 06-07-15
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 06-07-15 Member Since 2015

    I live to ride my bike.

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    "Could have been better"

    The story is told in 1st person. She, Khara, is very one dimensional. Her mantra is if she has to die she is ready. It would be something if she could go down fighting but she can't. She does not even have a sense of humor.

    She is the daughter of Aries, who does not know she is alive and would kill her if he knew. Hermes is her guardian and she calls him father. She is the only female child of Aries and has no fighting skills. For some reason she is thrown from the Underworld and arrives in Detroit.

    Being a Detroiter, I was offended with it being depicted as a cesspool for supernatural. But I got over that one. It is a supernatural/fantasy novel. The places mentioned are real places in the city which are abandon and perfect for the supernatural to hang out.

    The story would be more interesting if it was about the brothers. Her brothers are the "police" of the supernatural beings in Detroit. She becomes an albatross for them to protect. I guess crime is down because for the 8 hours and 17 min they do nothing but keep her alive.

    Of course there is the moody male character whom Khara despises right off the bat. Of course that is a recipe for the hate/love romance. Fortunately we are spared that scenario, but we do have those close moments.

    The pertinent questions of her situation are never answered. Outside of her sprouting wings and killing 2 people, she adds nothing to the story. After 8 hours and 17 min. you still have no answers to the questions.

    I only gave it 3 stars because I liked her brothers and their unique fighting skills. Aries "beds" various types of women to produce kids with unique skill sets. If you are looking for a strong kick ass female, this is not the one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria 09-14-14
    Gloria 09-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "This is gonna be good."
    Would you listen to Unborn again? Why?

    Yep. The story and characters are great. The narrator takes a little getting used to but she truly brings life to the characters.


    What other book might you compare Unborn to and why?

    None yet. It's in a league of its own for now.


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

    I think I may have but I don't remember. But, I loved it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I felt very enthralled and excited. It's going to be good.


    Any additional comments?

    This is another series I am looking forward to. I follow Amber Natusch on Facebook and she seems very passionate about her stories and what other people think about them. This book is very well written with good word usage and syntax. I loved the characters. Especially Oz and Ivy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Levine 04-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Bad"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The narrator was excellent with good voice characterization. The story had some good ideas that would have been much better developed if there was a co-writer.


    What was most disappointing about Amber Lynn Natusch’s story?

    The main character was as interesting as a log rotting in a bog. The poor logic and plot development made absolutely no sense. Preposterous character behavior made me frequently wince.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    One of the best female narrators with a pleasant presentation.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Unborn?

    Almost everything that made no sense. From the main character being brought into danger by her brothers, to every time " I'm not afraid to die" is spoken.


    Any additional comments?

    UGH!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LOYL-00 NY 11-07-14
    LOYL-00 NY 11-07-14 Member Since 2016
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    "excellently written--strong story-a thumbs up book"

    I took this book on a whim--I was not disappointed. The story was compelling, and well structured. Every step in the story pulls you to the next. Characters are interesting, and hold your interest to want to learn more. It is not my normal choice of books, but I'm so happy I did read it. Now I need Book 2.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pauline 03-14-16
    Pauline 03-14-16
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    "Book was ok. Would have been better if..."

    The book was ok. Would have been if a different narrator was reading it or read it myself. Her voice was to dull, not good at changing her voice to a males voice, especially if guy is supposed to be a very hot guy meaning nice voice to go along with it but her voice makes every male voice sound stupid and troll ugly. The guys really did sound like Trolls & the female, sounded stupid and like a man or a baby troll. Sry, Sooo Sorry to the narrator. I dont know how else to explain it. Ur voice would sound better on different books. Like Autobiography's or something. Sooo Sry again Mrs. Dawe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-15-16
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    "Tha narrator is horrible!"

    I love this author. I can't listen to her books. this narrator is the worst I have ever been subjected to. she cannot read a sentence without making it an exclamation filled with dread.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KHoward Atlanta, GA United States 07-29-15
    KHoward Atlanta, GA United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not good"

    Juvenile. Boring. Can't continue beyond first 20-30 minutes. I've listened to several YA books and this falls far short. Would not recommend.

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    charlotte mosley 02-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy to listen to."

    All and all the story was easy to listen to and kept my attention. I am going to download the second book in the series and listen to it straight away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Snow Bunny 02-11-15
    Snow Bunny 02-11-15 Member Since 2012

    Easy going listener, I only write reviews is the book is really good or really bad.

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    "Just...Wow Great book"
    Would you listen to Unborn again? Why?

    Great story, great narrator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    OZ, can't wait how he turns out in the second book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    **spoiler alert**

    When Khara gets her wings


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

    Yes! Totally


    Any additional comments?

    good purchase, you won't be disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "good story"

    I enjoyed the story. It kept my interest. As there a lot of characters at the beginning of the story probably made difficilt to know who eas who, but I was able to catch on pretty quickly.

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  • Saluki Selfie
    Hampshire U.K.
    6/15/15
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    "Unborn"

    A first time read for this writer have enjoyed immensely looking forward to book 2 on Audible

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fan74
    5/6/15
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    "Pleasant surprise"

    Although the story parameters make it sound familiar, it's different. It's intelligently written and I couldn't stop listening to it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    leeds, United Kingdom
    4/8/15
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    "Underwhelming"

    I just can't get into it...it just didn't interest me at all, whether that is the narration or the story I can't say

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R. wallace
    Cardiff, UK
    2/14/15
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    "Give it a Go, And Hang in there!"

    I listened to the beginning of this story three times only to realised I have tuned out ... But the fourth time I listened I managed to get into it and loved the story as it picked up.

    The main reason for buying this was that it is narrated by Tavia Gilbert, who is excellent when narrating any audiobook and really gives the characters life!

    If you want some light listening ... This probably isn't a good choice however if you like Greek god/goddess influences and are in the the mood for something needing some concentration, I would hardily recommend this ... Only downside is that I would have loved to see the main character and her romantic counterpart having a bit more sexual tension and feeling, it was weak on the romantic parts for me ... But at least I didn't feel like I was listening to the karma sutra as I have felt like with other audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Teodora
    1/15/15
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    "Surprise"

    This book was an amazingly unexpected surprise. Picked it up on a whim, ended up very, very pleased. Can't wait for part two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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