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Bound by Duty (Bound Series) (Volume 1) Audiobook

Bound by Duty (Bound Series) (Volume 1)

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Publisher's Summary

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart?

©2014 Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC (P)2014 Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC

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    rightinlight11 01-11-16
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    "Surprisingly good"

    When I first listened I thought "uh oh, another dud" but thankfully I have a personal deal to give every book 1 chapter or 10 pages, whichever is longer. This book then hooked me and had some fun twists. Ending is harsh!! Gotta get second in series :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly N. 07-13-15
    Kelly N. 07-13-15
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    "Wonderful narration for an awesome story!"

    Absolutely loved Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith! It had intrigue, romance, self-discovery and lots of action! I devoured this book and my only issue is that it ended!! Thankfully I have Bound by Spells ready but I know waiting for the 3rd book is going to kill me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Miles 03-14-15
    Mark Miles 03-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A book with no common sense."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    no


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

    It made me confused. I just find it hard to believe that a young adult would make every bad choice they could that often. Its like sticking your hand in the fire and then wonder why you got burnt.


    Any additional comments?

    The book started out fine the turned into a book with no common sense. Or maybe I am wrong, but the main protagonist just spends the hole book making all of the wrong decisions.
    I just don't think a 18 year old would be acting like a 8 year old. Not to mention the book is highly predictable. I new what was going to happen way before it happened. The book played like a bad horror movie.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James R. Wharton Birmingham, AL 04-17-16
    James R. Wharton Birmingham, AL 04-17-16
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    "Rinse and repeat"
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    First book in the Bound series.

    The book starts well but gets bogged down with the protagonist doing the same thing over and over again. I might have liked it more if she had either been aware of this or had learned a little more about herself each time. Also, the plot twist near the end was poorly executed as was the ending which is a cliff hanger.

    I liked Bethany better than the protagonist. It must be her southern charm.

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    Mama Reniazen Springfield, MO 04-01-16
    Mama Reniazen Springfield, MO 04-01-16 Member Since 2016

    Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps owner/blogger, lover of the written and narrated word, if you write it they will review.

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    "This book is on fire"

    Literally...
    I can't help but love a good, sarcastic, fun heroine and story full of Magic and secrets, and you'll love it too. The narrator does a great job distinguishing between all the characters and you'll be seeing yourself with laughter, that is when you aren't holding your breath or crying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Dartmouth, NS, Canada 10-29-15
    Jennifer Dartmouth, NS, Canada 10-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Strength of character. Perfection"
    Where does Bound by Duty (Bound Series) (Volume 1) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amount my top favs


    What did you like best about this story?

    I live the romantic story but also the plot


    Which character – as performed by Kristin James – was your favorite?

    My favourite character performed was B


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

    Absolutely couldn't get enough.


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    Kia 10-08-15
    Kia 10-08-15
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    "Loved this story"

    I loved this story. Off I go to find the next volume. Great story. Looking forward to what comes next.

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    Rbinden 07-29-15
    Rbinden 07-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    While some main elements of the story were predictable, it was so well written that I couldn't put it down. I had to know when and how it would happen.

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    Donna Newcome 07-24-15
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    "Loved the story."

    I liked the story but hate the cliff hanger aspect. Not buying the next book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 07-14-15
    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 07-14-15
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    "The mage world open up&crashes soon around Ameria"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely!

    Between Kristin's acting and the story, I was drawn into the story and wanted the words to go by faster. I would have wanted the same as reading, and I know listening is much faster than my reading. I couldn't wait to get more and more. I will be looking for the next book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Amelia tries her hardest to do what she must. She works to stay the path that is set for her. But she's got a human heart. She struggles with things that many young adults struggle with, though in a different way, when they are eighteen and out in the world.

    I like that we get the prophecy up front at the beginning of the story. There is no guessing as to what it is or why.

    The story builds as the pages turn, giving us details of the world and what it is Amelia must know and do, or choose from.


    Which character – as performed by Kristin James – was your favorite?

    I'm going to say Amelia as she's the main character. She fits right in to Amelia's part and all the emotions the poor girl feels. Amelia's attitude when she's angered, even if unintentional, comes out in Kristin's voice. Kristin even has a different sound for Amelia when she's thinking in her head, a slight echo-y sound of an empty room.

    Yet, all the characters become beyond four-dimensional with Kristin as the voice (three dimensional for the character development, fourth for the voice we hear). I like it as I know when Amelia is talking or thinking with easy differentiating. Kristin also gives each character a different tone or accent, making listening so easy.


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

    I chuckled at Bethany and her responses and personality. She was a breath of fresh air. But I loved the interactions with Amelia and Aidan. Aidan is patient with Amelia, not pushing her beyond her pace in the relationship. They are so sweet together.


    Any additional comments?

    Amelia is divided between what to do. Do what she wants, love who she wants? Or do as she's told to do, follow as she's to do as betrothed to the Prince and let them lead her on? Or...is she strong enough to stand up to the cruel Queen Julia? And help her people come out of the isolation age they've been living in.

    The world of the mages has been torn apart, and the young don't know exactly what was done to their kind. The older are keeping the secrets quiet. What Amelia learns of a Mage that was all but destroyed is heartbreaking to learn what happened to the Elders and Mages by Queen Julia. It's interesting the Mages present in the world and their powers, but how they are all isolated as well.

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  • melissa marriott
    3/24/16
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    "loved this book"

    can't wait to listen to next book. excellent storyline leaving you wanting more its dark sexy and majestic with a hint of danger and passion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heavenly Good Books
    4/7/15
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    "Amazing Book! Couldn't stop listening!"
    Would you listen to Bound by Duty (Bound Series) (Volume 1) again? Why?

    I would listen to it many times. The story is captivating and pulls you in straight away. I plan to listen to it soon!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Aidan and his cockiness. He is snarky and knows what he wants.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    There was many of them. But I think the best one was when Aidan said to Amelia, that she can't run forever from their relationship.


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for second part!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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