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Clean: A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 1 | [Alex Hughes]

Clean: A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 1

I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it - real scary.
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Publisher's Summary

A ruthless killer - out of sight, out of mind

I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars.

My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it - real scary.

Now the cops don’t trust the telepaths, the Guild doesn’t trust me, a serial killer is stalking the city - and I’m aching for a fix. But I need to solve this case. Fast. I’ve just had a vision of the future: I’m the next to die.

©2012 Alexandra Hughes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    jane staten island, NY, United States 01-07-14
    jane staten island, NY, United States 01-07-14 Member Since 2008

    Avid reader 5 to 10 books a month. I like urban fantasy and Sci-Fi the most. I do enjoy a bio every now and then.

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    "Flawed telepath makes amends"

    This is a fun series. The main character Adam is a former drug addict now clean who works as a police consultant. He uses his telepathic abilities to solve crimes. Poor Adam is constantly stuck in the middle between 2 worlds, the normals and the Guild ( an organization for people with extraordinary abilities.) Constantly under pressure, fighting both sides and trying to make a difference makes Adams life crazy and challenging. His one bright spot is his relationship with his female detective partner. She is either relying on him or sucker punching him. One thing is for sure. Adam's life is never dull.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Nemirovsky Argentina 12-01-13
    C. Nemirovsky Argentina 12-01-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Magnificent Narration, Great Story"

    Bought this book most of all because of the narrator. Daniel May narrated the Foreigner series, an absolute favorite, so magnificently! ! I wanted more, and the story sounded interesting.
    I'm very happy I did. The narration is absolutely fantastic, more than you could hope for, and the story is great. Characters that you end up caring for and interesting detective work with very good Sci-Fi. Bought the second book before I had finished the first.
    Now the only drawback is waiting for the next book!! And for more series narrated by Daniel May!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 06-07-14
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 06-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Clean rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank Clean among the top 10. Set in the future with telepaths and high technology is truly fantastic. Adam Ward is a very likeable character, flaws and all. Struggling to overcome his addiction he tries very hard to make a better life for himself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Clean?

    When he linked to Cherabino, his part-time partner and was able to hear her thoughts.


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

    Yes Daniel May's performance is outstanding as always! I bought this book when I saw who was the narrator. Daniel May was the narrator for C J Cherryh's Foreigner Series and he performed brilliantly. The author, Alex Hughes is very good too. I love the book so much that I finished it through the night. I'm downloading Bk 2 Sharp and start listening immediately. I hope Alex Hughes will write Bk 4 soon.


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

    -


    Any additional comments?

    I will buy the whole series! It's worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer MESA, AZ, United States 06-01-14
    jennifer MESA, AZ, United States 06-01-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Compelling"
    What made the experience of listening to Clean the most enjoyable?

    This author handles the day to day experience of being a human being in a realistic way, while setting his character in a fictional world. I gained a new understanding of addiction and recovery, and appreciated the way the world kept turning around the characters as they managed their crisis.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep going... it just gets better as the books progress.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. Hélène FRANCE 06-01-14
    B. Hélène FRANCE 06-01-14 Member Since 2009
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    "A good book, a compelling narration"
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    Daniel May made it possible for me to be swept by the story. I'll make sure to listen to the next book, even though UF isn't my favourite kind of fantasy. May made me live inside Adam's head : really uncomfortable but interesting! I do hope the audio version of the third book will be published.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Evert Burtonsville, MD, United States 05-20-14
    Evert Burtonsville, MD, United States 05-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "An Unexpected Pleasure"

    When deciding on a new book and author I generally read both the positive and negative reviews.After reading a negative review on this book I put it on my electronic shelf (I'd gotten the book via an Audible promotion) and let it sit there for several months. Finally, I took it down with some reluctance after accepting one reviewer's negative take on the hero's addiction problems.

    I was pleasantly surprised to find I loved the book. Hughes has created a gritty but credible world with characters and a plot that grip you and find you wanting for more. I've since gotten the next two books in the series and am eagerly awaiting the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kary LITTLETON, CO, United States 04-12-14
    kary LITTLETON, CO, United States 04-12-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Reads like a bad soap opera"
    What would have made Clean better?

    Clean would have been a good book had it made sense. Lots of contradictions and you were always asking yourself "what? why would you do that?"


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Orange is the New Black


    Any additional comments?

    Unless you like to watch bad soap operas, don't buy this book. The first couple chapters are intriguing and it goes down hill from there. I predicted everything before it happened and had to force myself to finish listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yuvett Parkville, MO, United States 02-06-14
    Yuvett Parkville, MO, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2011

    I was very lonely as a teen and books were my escape. Thanks to my father who introduced me to the love of reading.

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    "TELEPATHICTASTIC!"
    Which character – as performed by Daniel May – was your favorite?

    The best performance was Polsin the main characters commanding officer which was done perfect for her character. I was amazed with the way Daniel May voice was so smooth with out hesitation and seamless between characters in the book


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

    The addiction and flaws of the main character touched me as we are all flawed in one way or another it made me relate to my own flaws in my past. The self-isolation and conflicted feelings about his drug habit and how those around him in his work place viewed him.


    Any additional comments?

    The story line is unique and Scifi with telepathic investigators with serial killings. I am going to continue on with the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donk murfreesboro tn 08-21-13
    Donk murfreesboro tn 08-21-13 Member Since 2005

    "I'll be a story in your head, but that's OK. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? The Doctor

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    "Predictable but entertaining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Clean to be better than the print version?

    I always consider audio better. I am not cool enough to drive and read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Clean?

    Maybe not memorable moment, but I liked the concept of the Tech Wars. This was new and different. I sure it will be expanded in later books.


    What about Daniel May’s performance did you like?

    He has a nice voice. Needs to work on making females not sound like heavy smokers.


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

    No...just a good read.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kyal Walkersville, MD, United States 04-19-13
    Kyal Walkersville, MD, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Slow Starting"
    Any additional comments?

    The book was a slow start but it picks up steam. The story is pretty good but I think it lacked some background information. Seems to me to elude to things and it makes me feel like I should've known some information so I often hit rewind thinking I missed something but I hadn't. Some of the narrator's voices get annoying. I think he had roughly 6 character voices and 2 of them annoyed me greatly.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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