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Secrets Audiobook

Secrets: The Guardian Trilogy, Book 1

While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you.
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While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you.

©2011 LIz Schulte (P)2013 Liz Schulte

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    kimberlee Harrisburg, PA, United States 07-23-14
    kimberlee Harrisburg, PA, United States 07-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Unusual"
    Any additional comments?

    At first I was not sure how I felt about the story at times it was repetitive and predictable. I stuck with it and now I am looking forward to hearing the next book. It ended at a place where I was so into the storyline that it left me wanting to know what happens next and to me that makes for a good book. At first I thought the book was good against evel but that is not the whole of it. It's also about trust and love and what you would sacrific for it. I did like the fact that the story was not filled with a lot of descriptive sex scenes. I liked both narrators and how they brought a good first person perspective to the storyline, please keep them.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-10-14 Member Since 2015
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    "love this book! Narrative exceptionally good!

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    suspenseful, intriguing, romantic and tastefully sexy. This is my third time listening to the Vaughn /Goodeve performance which is very on point , including their inflections, attitude and timing. so looking forward to the next two entries scheduled for release!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    bluestategirl Vermont 07-19-14
    bluestategirl Vermont 07-19-14 Member Since 2011

    Audiobooks make everything I do, fun!

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    "This is an odd duck."

    I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It's written in first person in alternating chapters from the perspective of the main two characters. The heroine is a young woman who seems to have plenty of time on her hands, though she's an up and coming photographer. She lives in an apartment next door to her best friend from college, and the two go out to clubs together. It's at a club late one night that she literally runs into a guy that she's strangely attracted to, but the attraction is unsettling. It's a big mystery who the guy is, and then there's another mysterious guy. Bad stuff happens. People close to her die. She's told she has a destiny that she denies, of course, while running around putting herself in danger.

    It's pretty tame and somewhat predictable stuff. Kind of soporific, actually, though it weaves a spell. I listened right to the end to find out what was going on. Not sure I'd continue this one, probably not. Maybe if it's cheap I'll buy the next one on Audible for when I can't sleep.

    Ho hum.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    E. Anderson Utah 11-08-14
    E. Anderson Utah 11-08-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Very enjoyable new series"

    This was a really good book. It had a unique story line and the characters were good. The best part is it was a romance but didn't have all the gratuitous sex in it that so many do. The female narrator was not good at all. Flat and robotic much of the time. The male narrator was great. It did have several F bombs which weren't needed, but for $2.00 you it was well worth it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 08-08-15
    Ann 08-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book of the summer (for me)!"
    Which character – as performed by Gabriel Vaughan and Piper Goodeve – was your favorite?

    Holden-Gabriel Vaughan has such a sexy voice....I will be looking for more books narrated by him. <3


    Any additional comments?

    Wow! I bought this book on sale and it sat in my library for months. The cover did nothing for me and the description didn't either. So, I'm out of credits and I thought, "ok, let's give that a try". I didn't expect much, sale books often disappoint, but OMG this was so awesome. It's one of my favorites this summer and it certainly makes my top 20 ever (and since I listen/read to about 10 books a month that's saying something!)SPOILER: Holden and Olivia are the ultimate star-crossed lovers--a demon (basically--they call them Jinni's) and an angel (basically--they call them guardians). How the author makes the characters so believable I don't' know. Swoon-worthy love scenes and great story telling. I love how the author writes--direct and to the point. She keeps the story moving along with just the right amount of details. My biggest complaint is that I actually had to read the kindle version of the 2nd and 3rd books (which I read in ONE day), since the audio version of those are nowhere to be found. That hurt---since I really needed to here Gabriel Vaughan do Holdens voice--yum.If you like romance/paranormal/Scifi you will love this! But clear your calendar because there are a lot of books in the series and you won't be able to stop one you start. Thankfully, I'm a teacher and it's summer---or else I'd be getting a sub for the next few days. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cristina Padron Parowan, Utah United States 04-08-15
    Cristina Padron Parowan, Utah United States 04-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "awesome listen"

    now if they would release the other books....I don't want to be forced to actually SIT AND READ a book. I can't do that. ..not enough time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-20-15
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-20-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Unusual, paranormal romance"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Probably. Not sure. It was unusual. The book was a mystery with little information but, you keep listening. The characters and dialog work somehow. This was my most confused review.


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

    I didn't like it. But I plan on buying the next book, so go figure.


    What about Gabriel Vaughan and Piper Goodeve ’s performance did you like?

    I liked hers better but he was good too. They are convincing.


    Do you think Secrets needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well the book ends on a cliffhanger. If I knew that I might not have bought it. I like a satisfying or real end, even if it is a series.


    Any additional comments?

    This one was hard to rate. I liked it but didn't love it. I will buy the next book to get to the ending......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sylvia 03-16-15
    Sylvia 03-16-15 Member Since 2008
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    "bleh"
    What disappointed you about Secrets?

    For the majority of the novel, the story is told twice - from two different perspectives. Rather than being enlightening, it is totally annoying! Usually, a story written in this style allows the reader to see the thoughts, dreams, worries, of each character. Instead, we are left completely in the dark as to the motivations of the characters. So instead of sounding heroic, the leading lady just sounds stupid.3/4 of the way in, we are finally allowed to know the secret that drives these two, but that becomes a sort of deus ex machina (spoiler alert, assuming you like the book enough for it to be spoiled). In the end the woman who was so certain she should love the guy she loves in unable to make a decision - really??? The character development is irritatingly inconsistent with human nature! The narrators were fine, but they agreed to work on this project, so I only gave them 2 stars. Sooo, if you are capable of making even semi rational decisions on a regular basis, don't bother with this one.


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    donna Amarillo, TX, United States 03-09-15
    donna Amarillo, TX, United States 03-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Connection between good and evil"

    I really liked this book- enough to call audible and request the next two books--Choices and Consequences. There is a second trilogy about these characters called the Jinn trilogy. I thought the evil/good relationship of two people interesting and I am interested enough to listen to the rest of Holden and Olivia's story. A Guardian/Jinn couple should prove to be entertaining. I love the narrators, and I hope they continue the series. If you like this, request the next books!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meg 02-19-15
    Meg 02-19-15
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    "Slow evolving story"

    The story line evolved too slowly. Certainly don't want to give away the story because half way through the story you know exactly where it is headed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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