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Seeking Sorrow Audiobook

Seeking Sorrow: Guardians of Terath, Book 1

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An Earth-like world of high-tech humans faces the reality that their world is not as safe as they thought it was. Five people are thrown together to quietly get to the bottom of an unfathomable event that must stay quiet. If the population of Terath becomes aware of the truth, it will spark a civil war. That war would pit the majority of the population against the powerful minority with the ability to harness and manipulate mana. The resulting cataclysm would decimate the population and tear apart the foundation of society.

The five people chosen for this must reconsider everything they thought they knew about mana, even as they learn to trust one another's abilities. They must embrace everything they never wanted in order to prevent the devastation of their world. One of them will be forever changed. Love will be denied, badassery will be unleashed, and Terath will never be the same.

Even success comes at a price.

©2015 Soul Mate Publishing (P)2016 Zen DiPietro

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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 05-11-16
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 05-11-16 Member Since 2012

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

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    "Seeking Sorrow!"

    Seeking Sorrow by Zen takes us to a unique alternate world of Terath which is similar to ours but where some people have the ability to manipulate mana, a type of magic. The story and characters were well developed and very realistic.

    After the entire city of Sorrow literally vanishes, five people are selected to secretly travel to investigate what has happened. While this story has a great plot, it's really the characters development on the quest that makes this story great. I liked how we get to know each of them while they joke, argue and build relationships between them during their journey. Some of my favorite characters were Arc, Kassimeigh and Izzy.

    This is the first story I've listened to narrated by Nikolai Porter and he did a good job. He has a deep voice which is great for fantasy stories, however, sometimes I had a hard time distinguishing the different characters.

    This a character rich fantasy story is perfect for any hardcore fantasy fan and I give it a 3.5 stars. I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Inga 05-19-16
    Inga 05-19-16
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    "Seeking Sorrow: Guardians of Terath"
    What did you like best about Seeking Sorrow? What did you like least?

    I liked the story, the world building and mostly the characters!

    I love stories where a group of people need to learn to trust one another to achieve a common goal.

    In Seeking Sorrow we had various characters with powers who went on a journey to solve a mystery.

    After a slow start, the pace picks up and you are sucked into a different world.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?


    I'll start by saying Nikolai Porter has a great voice.

    He narrated the story in a good way.

    The only thing missing was a more personal connection with the characters.


    The tone of the narration was the same for a narration of the journey, a characters emotion etc.

    I didnt feel the excitement of the journey from the narration, I got it from the words.


    Was Seeking Sorrow worth the listening time?

    Yes. An enjoyable read to lovers of the genre.


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    Leslie F. 05-13-16
    Leslie F. 05-13-16
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    "Interesting sci-fi"

    I liked this book more than I initially thought I would. I first tried listening to the Audible Audio version with my husband, but the narrator spoke a little too slowly for my taste, and it was hard to get into. However, I restarted it and 1.5x speed and really got into it. I thought the story was good, and there was even a twist at the end that I really didn't expect. This is not my go-to genre (sci-fi), but it engaged me enough to want to read the next book in the series. If you are a sci-fi buff, I would recommend this book to you.

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    ltgmsg 04-28-16
    ltgmsg 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Definite winner!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Seeking Sorrow to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is top-notch and I enjoyed the reader. I haven't read the printed version, so can't compare.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kassameigh -- she was way cool and aloof, to start with, but "warmed" to the others and seamlessly became a part of the whole.


    Which character – as performed by Nikolai Porter – was your favorite?

    Arc -- he was the smooth, often irreverent, member of the group, who ended up being much deeper than everyone thought.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book and the characters. Although this is part of a larger series based on Terath, it is written as stand-alone; meaning it is actually written as a novel with a beginning, development of the story, and an end which wraps up the important stuff. Zen also leaves a few things unanswered, so that you are dying to read the next book. She also concentrates (and develops) all five main characters equally, so that you feel a part of each one's life instead of one main character with comic sidekicks. If you like the SF/Fantasy genre, this one is for you. Can't wait to get part 2.

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