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Touch of Power Audiobook
Touch of Power
Written by: 
Maria V. Snyder
Narrated by: 
Gabra Zackman
Touch of Power Audiobook

Touch of Power

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Publisher's Summary

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life….

©2012 Maria V. Snyder (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Ninjachinchin 09-22-12 Member Since 2013

    Books make the world a better place

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    "STORY HAS NO DEBTH...NARRATOR LACKS EMOTION!"
    What disappointed you about Touch of Power?

    The narrator was the primary disappointment but the story wasn't that spectacular either.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maria V. Snyder again?

    I think I'm going to avoid Maria V. Snyder, unless her writing skills improve drastically.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Gabra Zackman, the narrator, is awful. She does not sound like a 20 year old and her voice is more masculine than feminine. Most of the narration was either unemotional or monotonous. It annoyed me that the narrator ended sentences by slightly raising her voice and making the story sound like a string of questions. For me, the narrator diminished what little power the story had...she made the story sound like baby-talk.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I was listening to a children's book. First the narrator and then the story. The people, places, descriptions (actually lack of) are superficial, dull and barely interesting. The underdeveloped characters are simple, flat and not very memorable. On one hand Avry is introduced to us as one who is condemned to death because in her world such healers have been accused of spreading the plague. Avry heals people and actually welcomes other people's pain and injuries; but on the other hand, a deadly illness is just as deadly for her too. So here's the question. What's the real benefit of being a healer if Avry can only heal minor/healable illnesses...because these people could heal on their own and probably would anyways!?!Then there's Avry's love interest, Kerrick, who is a total jerk. He backhands, starves and exposes our heroine to the elements in the hope that some cold weather and shivering will break her will...really!?! (rolling my eyes). I do admit it...I am so sorry I purchased this audiobook.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alottabit 06-05-16
    Alottabit 06-05-16 Member Since 2016

    I love comedy, drama, murder, and mystery....a problem I have is staying awake while reading....so now I listen to my favorite stories.

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    "Fantastic Audiobook & Great Story!"

    "Touch of Power" is a wildly Enthralling Fantasy with a wickedly dark sense of humor & heart stoppingly suspenseful plot twists! B-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    XB LA, CA 05-15-16
    XB LA, CA 05-15-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Solid first story"

    The characters are likeable and the heroine strong. Zackman is a great narrator. This story both goes nowhere and somewhere all at the same time. That being said, I'm looking forward to what happens next.

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    Denise 01-04-16
    Denise 01-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable!"

    Very good story and narration...I found it interesting and entertaining. I love Maria's other series and was not disappointed with this one.

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    disappointed 11-21-15
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    "great narration and an awesome story"

    I loved the story and the characters. it had everything I look for in books, a strong female lead, magic, action and romance that doesn't dominate the whole story. it was great. also a special thanks to the narrator, her voice was very nice to listen to and the way she did each character made them feel even more unique then they already were.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SD 03-19-15
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    "Good Clean Book"

    It is a good story line with adventure. I thought it was pretty good. I will be listening to the whole series.

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    HS mom 02-25-15
    HS mom 02-25-15
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    "A fan of Maria V Snyders work."

    Enjoyed this series. If you have as well, then don't miss Yelena in Poison Study!
    I also enjoyed INSIDE OUT, and OUTSIDE IN.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what I usually listen to"
    What made the experience of listening to Touch of Power the most enjoyable?

    I bought this on one of the sales. Thought I would check out something different from my normal crime, mystery novel taste. This was a good listen and kept my attention. It had a plot, a little romance, and some mystery.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not sure, there were a couple.


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

    No, I haven't, and yes, I would listen to her again. She had a pleasant voice that was easy to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No not really. There were points where I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened, but it wasn't a book that I HAD to get to the end. Not that it wasn't good, but I took my time listening to it. There are some books that I Can't wait to find out what happens, this was more of a leisure reading, for me anyway.


    Any additional comments?

    I've accumulated a library of almost 300 books and this is one that I will listen to again someday. There are some that are just DUMPed into will not listen again file.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miki San Jose, CA, United States 07-01-13
    Miki San Jose, CA, United States 07-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Another great story"

    I loved the story.
    It was exciting from the begining and never got bored.
    Happy that there is already the second book to this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri Roberts 04-18-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Great new Series!!!! Can't wait for the next book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES and YES, great listen. Great Story! I want more.


    What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

    She does a great job as always. She has a great voice.


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

    The next magically Love story.


    Any additional comments?

    I want the next book in the series!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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