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Dying by the Hour Audiobook

Dying by the Hour: A Jesse Sullivan Novel, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

After 83 deaths Jesse Sullivan knows how to die. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2 percent who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. But using her NRD to save lives is why she's being hunted.

For Ally Gallagher death is permanent. If she fails to protect Jesse again, there will be no third attempt. After a quiet year, the signs of serious danger have returned. People connected to Jesse are disappearing. Her home is vandalized, and threatening messages are turning up in the safest of places.

Then Jesse is taken, and Ally has only hours to get her back. But no salvation comes without its price.

©2014 Kory M. Shrum (P)2015 Kory M. Shrum

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    Kindle Customer 03-19-16 Member Since 2015

    I am a reader-reviewer, and love to help out all authors, especially up and coming authors.

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    "such a great sequel!"

    this was really a great sequel. there's so much going on and a ton of surprises it's intense. I loved it and can't wait til book three.

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 05-05-15
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 05-05-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Be PC not Zombies Necronite"
    What made the experience of listening to Dying by the Hour the most enjoyable?

    More intense background into characters and much more action. This is a totally new way of looking at the genre.


    What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Holly Jackson is perfect, one of my favorite narrators. She's great with voices and emotions. When I see she's narrating a book I always check it out.


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

    When Ally was being choked, while so many people are dying around her Jesse chooses to try to save her.


    Any additional comments?

    I know the next book is out in print, I hope audible releases it soon also.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    amanda rohm 09-08-16
    amanda rohm 09-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "two tales"

    struggled to listen to whole story. it went back and forth back and forth with no one knowing what the hell was happening while the story line is already laid out. first book was not bad but this book isn't even worth it for free let alone wasting a credit.

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    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 08-20-16
    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 08-20-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Not as good as the first"
    What did you like best about Dying by the Hour? What did you like least?

    I like the characters. I like the 'death recovery' aspect. I didn't care for the 'long game' aspect. Jesse against her dad feels like it could go on and on for multiple books and I don't think that can sustain my interest. I would be more interested if the story was about her job and life as a death replacement agent.


    Would you recommend Dying by the Hour to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'm on the fence about this one.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, because there would be too many plot points left hanging.


    Any additional comments?

    I found it interesting that Jesse can manipulate electricity, but never considers the fact that there are electrical impulses throughout the human body. Therefore it would seem that if someone's life, or that of his or her loved one was threatened it should be possible to stop the perpetrator's heart, or at the very least to consider it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sassenach USA 05-19-15
    Sassenach USA 05-19-15 Member Since 2016

    Love books about creatures of all sorts. Bored with explicit sexual verbiage - less is more.

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    What did you love best about Dying by the Hour?

    Explanation about different APMs.


    What other book might you compare Dying by the Hour to and why?

    Dying For A Living - like the term necronite instead of zombie.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Be able to tell when a character was thinking in their head or actually speaking out loud.


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

    Jesse's father's mind rape.


    Any additional comments?

    The book's ending was very hard to follow due to not knowing who was speaking.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl 02-04-16
    Sheryl 02-04-16
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    "Not so sure about this one"

    OK, maybe 3-1/2 stars. I have really mixed feelings about this book, which I split between the audio version and the kindle version. Solid narration by Hollie Jackson. I had two main problems with this book. First, it started off too slow. It wasn't until the 50% mark or so that it started to get exciting and interesting to me. The first half was way too much relationship-type angst and stuff, especially the chapters from Ally's POV. Way too much wallowing over Jesse and feeling guilty about being attracted to Nikki. Boring to me. Second, I didn't like the back and forth chapters switching between Jesse's POV and Ally's POV, mostly because I'm not an Ally fan. Personally, I think she's kind of boring. I'm just not connecting with her. And I'm NOT "team Lane" either, so that's not the problem. I don't know, she's just "bleh" to me.

    The scenes with Caldwell are really intense. If you read the book, you will know what I refer to. Almost too intense for me. This series is definitely going down a dark path. Still deciding if I want to keep going down it with them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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