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City in Embers Audiobook

City in Embers: Collector Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her "last chance" home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her coworker. The man she loves. But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.

When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey's whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.

©2015 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2016 Tantor

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    joanne 07-21-16
    joanne 07-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story... Some scenes not for kids"

    Sometimes I wish that there was a content rating system for books, like we have for movies. This book is full of action and great characters but includes detailed intimacy. Just thought I would pass that on...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brains, Beauty and BOOKS! Arizona 03-31-16 Member Since 2016

    Audio Reviewer under Audio Flow. I enjoy delving into the imagination of writers and hearing it read aloud by seasoned and new audio actors.

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    "I LOVE this audiobook"

    I read the book and listened to the audio and fell in love all over again.

    Amy Landon's Sprig is wonderful. Can't wait until the while series can be heard! Stacey's books belong here!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa S. 09-15-16
    Teresa S. 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Fae Entertainment"

    I definitely was eager to listen to this book daily. There was a lot of character development, but at times a bit monotonous. There was some nice sexual tension between the characters which I hope gets resolved in the second book, along with more magic use. Overall, a good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    melaney Houston, TX, United States 08-24-16
    melaney Houston, TX, United States 08-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Ok, stick with this series.... It gets incredible."
    What made the experience of listening to City in Embers the most enjoyable?

    The story was good, and the narration was interesting. I got annoyed with Zoe at times, and SPRIG!!! always interrupting hot and steamy moments. That's why I gave this book four stars overall instead of five. I am usually not patient with authors that dangle romance the way Stacy does in this book, but I stuck with it and was rewarded in the second book in this series. This series is a realistic portrayal of a budding romance that takes time and doesn't happen overnight. You will love this book if you like an action and paranormal romance story to stretch out with the same characters over a series of books, and you don't mind waiting for the finger licking romance scenes to come.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of City in Embers?

    When Zoey jumps.


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

    Yes! this one definitely doesn't disappoint!


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

    When Rhyker comes for her when she's in the ring.


    Any additional comments?

    Stick with the series, it gets better

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Miller Massachusetts, USA 08-05-16
    Heather Miller Massachusetts, USA 08-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good premise, juvenile execution"

    Very much teenage angst, lots of repetitious xenophobia between humans and fae. Very teen conversation, immature romantic twaddle, etc. Won't be reading this series with my kids.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Hayes Pennsylvania 06-01-16
    S. Hayes Pennsylvania 06-01-16 Member Since 2013

    I am an avid reader and believe in good literature. All of my reviews aim to separate the good from the trash.

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    "A great surprise!"
    Would you try another book from Stacey Marie Brown and/or Amy Landon?

    I picked up this book because I think Amy Landon is a good narrator. This was my first book by Stacey Marie Brown and I positively devoured it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would probably lengthen the novel to spend more time on the two main characters. I like books with strong female leads and I believe her character was covered adequately. There was just a level of prediction that comes with these novels that needs a little something extra to throw off readers like me. There is also some ethnic diversity which is great. I wish more authors would do this.


    What does Amy Landon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices are well done. She could use some work on her male voices but you can differentiate between them just fine. I generally like how Amy carries the protagonist in all of her work so I'm not complaining.


    Could you see City in Embers being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I'm not really sure since it follows similar patterns of what is already out there which are duplicates themselves. I think the only thing that is different about the characters in this book is that there appears to be some ethnic diversity.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 08-29-16
    Steven ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book just not for me."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I did not like how the book keeps repeating thing about the main character, it just very old fast. It also seemed to me the author hates men, all but two of the men in this book where not gross pigs. I did like the main story line though.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Saw it coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The monkey was the best part about this book.


    Did City in Embers inspire you to do anything?

    Only to not finish the rest of the books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 08-24-16
    Jessica 08-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    I really enjoyed this book; Fae lore does not disappoint. The characters are complex and relationships well established in this first book.

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    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 08-12-16
    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 08-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Weak characters"
    What would have made City in Embers better?

    If your main character is a former street fighter, and trained in combat... how is she CONSTANTLY getting her butt handed to her? I mean, pretty much, every foe she deals with gets the better of her. It is a little silly.
    And enough with the mooning over someone she never even had an actual romantic relationship with!!
    The characters of Daniel and Lexie were shallow and one note. A 12 year old was reduced into a self absorbed potty mouth and Daniel was a reserved over achiever- who, due to circumstances, should have "loved" her even more than he did.


    What could Stacey Marie Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Just have Zoe not be so.. whiny and unlikable.


    What about Amy Landon’s performance did you like?

    She does a great job voicing the characters.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Ryker


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    Feather Williams 07-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "COULD NOT STOP!"
    Would you listen to City in Embers again? Why?

    Absolutely, I would listen to it again


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cant pick just one favorite scene, I loved the whole series


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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