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Unchained Memory Audiobook

Unchained Memory: The Interstellar Rescue Series, Volume 1

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Three hours ripped away her past. His love promised her the future. From the night she wakes up in her pickup on the side of the road, three hours gone and everything of value lost to her, Asia Burdette is caught in a clash of invisible forces. She has only one ally in her struggle to understand why - Ethan Roberts, a man she shouldn't love, a psychiatrist who risks everything to help her. With black ops kidnappers dogging their trail, the lovers race to navigate a maze of mind control, alien abduction and interstellar slavery. If they keep following the signs, they'll find a battle that's been raging since the first silver saucer was spotted in the skies above Earth.

©2015 Donna S. Frelick (P)2016 Donna S. Frelick

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-28-16
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-28-16 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "UNPREDICTABLE, UNBELIEVABLE & V. ENJOYABLE"

    This would definitely be a classic X Files case for Mulder and Scully..... Asia had lost three hours of her life that ended up having a devastating and heartbreaking effect on her life and her sanity but, years later, she would find answers, friends, a family..... and love. But it would all come at a high price.

    Three years later Asia was sent to a Psychiatrist specializing in treating people that were delusional and thought they'd been abducted by Aliens but Asia had never claimed that nor did she know of his 'speciality'..... she just wanted peace of mind and to be rid of her haunting weird dreams. As soon as she walked into Ethan Robert's cosy room she felt safer, calmer and, when she looked into the handsome Dr.'s face, she was also captivated too. The road they find themselves travelling down will bring emotional and wild revelations, suspense, betrayal, death, terror, twists, heartache, love..... and some unbelievable answers... (think the X Files theme here).

    Ethan's also got his share of heartbreaking skeletons in his closet too and he's still living with the painful injuries from it but when the beautiful haunted Asia walked into his Office it stirred up feelings and desires long dead. However, Doctor-Patient relationships were taboo so Ethan concentrated on her mind and not her body - but the more he delved and unravelled Asia's memories - the more of her unbelievable story surfaced. And the deeper they journeyed together to find answers - the harder they both fell.

    I won't go further about the storyline - it's your's to discover. However, I will say that although there was instant attraction, it wasn't instant lust and sex, there was a slow and nicely paced growth of feelings and trust that did eventually lead to some stolen blissful sexy times. Their romance was gradual like the storyline which slowly unfurled revealing clues, possibilities and nuggets of information that would eventually all fall into place. Dual POV's and, even though the narrator was good, on my download every time the narrator spoke there was a background hiss/static which went off and on continually but, because I too wanted answers, I pressed on..... and even got used to it.

    Worth a credit? There was a good balance between story and romance, it was (despite the hiss) an enjoyable listen and yes, if you like Sci-Fi stories, then I'm sure you too will find this creditworthy.

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    Kelly watley 09-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "heart pounding and suspenseful"

    I received this audible edition for free for my honest review .. great suspence.. interstellar kidnapping and life or death action.. great story.. I highly recommended for true action fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-05-16
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    "Excited and Unexpectd"

    A crazy mix of romance and sci-fi. I got really into this book. The narration was on point and I couldn't stop listening.

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    Anita M. Sacrey 03-16-16
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    "Great Listen!"
    What did you love best about Unchained Memory?

    Captivating plot and delivery by narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Asia, because I could relate to her on many levels.


    What about Lisa Beacom’s performance did you like?

    Her intonation was good and the voices for the characters were distinguishable and authentic. She used tone to emphasize important sections of the book.


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

    When Asia was going to leave with Claussen in order to save Ethan's career.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 11-28-16
    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 11-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "The Beginning Of A Promising Series."

    Asia Burdette, has lost three hours of time. Haunted by the missing memories, she eventually sees a psychiatrist with whom she develops an instant connection. The course of her sessions, reveal unbelievable things like mind control, alien abduction and interstellar slavery. Not long after, she and her psychiatrist find themselves fleeing from black ops kidnappers.

    While book one establishes the character and sets up the storyline, it really doesn’t go much further than that. Although I didn’t feel like the author was padding her story and wasting my time, I did wish for a little more. Then, just as we the reader/listener are given a little more and the story starts to shift to a faster gear it’s over. Book one ends but the story isn't completely wrapped up. Obviously, this is a perfect scheme from a marketing standpoint and alas, the way of the book business in general.

    Going in, I wasn’t familiar with Lisa Beacom, who narrates this novel, but she has a very pleasant voice and does a wonderful job with the material. I hope she will be used for the rest of the series. “Unchained Memory” is overall, an excellent beginning to a new series and well worth your time. Finally, this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    livetodream 10-12-16
    livetodream 10-12-16
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    "Mysterious, Well written, Great Narration,"
    What made the experience of listening to Unchained Memory the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the whole listen. I enjoyed how he never doubted her. That at the end they are taken into the fold to help others deal with the same problem. I don't usually like romance of any sort, this was a good romance with paranormal that you could wrap your head around. Good listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unchained Memory?

    The most memorable was when she met her friend that in her dreams she believed had died.


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

    No, I haven't but I would listen to another one.


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

    The best moment was when she realized it was her friend from her alternate reality was alive. Also it was the end when they took in the little boy.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an awesome love story with many twists and turns. I don't want to spoil for anyone but this is a great listen.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 10-11-16
    Lori 10-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth The Credit!!"
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    Wow. I really enjoyed this book. Very creative, interesting and entertaining. Great storyline. The story pulled me in from the beginning and never let go. Romance, mystery, suspense, conspiracy, intrigue, aliens and more all woven into a really good story. Well worth your time and credit.

    There are some steamy scenes. So if you don't like sex in your books you need to skip this one.

    So glad that the second book in the series is available on Audible.

    Lisa Beacom did a fantastic job with narration. Character voices were great. Pleasant voice. Clearly spoken. Smooth even pace. She does a great job of bringing the characters and the story to life. There is a slight static throughout the recording at different times. It's not that bad but when you have your earbuds in you can really hear it and it does get a bit annoying.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 10-04-16
    Michelle 10-04-16
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    "NOT A FAN OF SCI-FI BUT THIS IS GREAT!"

    I'm not a big fan of Sci-Fi but this book as the perfect mixture of action, suspense, romance and Sci-fi (not too much sci-fi at first so it gets you if your not a sci-fi fan). Narrator was perfect! I believe this is one of those books that without the right narrator would have been hard to get into.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”

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    Meagan 09-28-16
    Meagan 09-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Dark Action Book."
    Any additional comments?

    It was very slow and gave a dark feeling throughout. The narrator was very mono tone and there was a weird noise every time she would speak but otherwise did a great job. I just couldn’t get into it… It did have very engaging parts and the author did a great job. This just might not have been my cup of tea what happened to Asia in the beginning of the book just really hit me hard and I could not get over what happened to her babies so for the rest of the book I was sad and the book played into that despair.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”

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    Rachel 09-18-16
    Rachel 09-18-16 Member Since 2015

    I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.

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    "Slow story, read slow"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I hoped for action, fantasy, sci-fi. I got a slow paced drama, read slow, with 1% action, 2% sci-fi, 75% melancholy drama and 22% R18 .


    What could Donna S. Frelick have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This is a slow drama sold as an action, By the time the action starts I was so board, I did not care what happen to them.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I listened to this on 2x speed and still it was to slow.


    What character would you cut from Unchained Memory?

    None of them show any interesting or deep personality, except maybe for Rita, who shows some individuality.


    Any additional comments?

    Not my cup of tea. If you are looking for a slow drawn out, erotic drama with a small bit of sci-fi action, this is for you. "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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