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Written in Red Audiobook

Written in Red: A Novel of the Others

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Publisher's Summary

No one creates realms like New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities - vampires and shape-shifters among them - who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

©2013 Anne Bishop (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Gary 03-31-16
    Gary 03-31-16 Member Since 2008

    Senior Manager, Test Engineering Special love for SciFi and pondering the possible "Don't just think outside the box... use a different box"

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    "A Good Read"

    I was taken by the authors depth in her character development. She did a great job in differentiating between innocence and naïve. I thought it started slow, but when she started tying the characters together through Meg, I could see the bonds she was forming throughout the community. By the end of this book, I was enthralled and could not put it down. I was not disappointed, the ending was excellent

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    Georgina S Hammock 03-31-16 Member Since 2011

    A very eclectic reader that listens to books compulsively

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    "Very cool fantasy"
    Would you listen to Written in Red again? Why?

    I would listen again to set me up for book two, but I have already bought! I really enjoyed the story and the view of an alternate world and reality. It sounded great. It didn't present the "alternate" life forms as cute versions of hunks but rather multidimensional characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Written in Red?

    I


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    Paris 03-29-16
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    "Not bad, but wrong narrator."

    It was pretty good but would've been made much better by a different deferent narrator. She made Meg sound like a whiny child and Simon like a b list WWE wrestler the ENTIRE time. It was constantly taking me out of the story and made irritated by the characters when I shouldn't have been. Easily would've given the overall and story an additional star had they not been ruined by a bad performance.

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    Janice 03-24-16
    Janice 03-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!"

    Downloaded this as I liked the description. Turned out to be so good I couldn't stop listening! A detailed, world of complex characters. Looking forward to the next installment.

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    Misty EUREKA, CA, US 03-20-16
    Misty EUREKA, CA, US 03-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Book!"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a fresh take on the supernatural. The only thing that would have made it better is if they had a man read the voice of Simon. The female narrator had a really hard time making a deep voice, and that in my opinion took away a little from the story.

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    Jodie Laurel, IN, United States 03-19-16
    Jodie Laurel, IN, United States 03-19-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great surprise"
    Where does Written in Red rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best stories I've listened to in awhile. Anne Bishop has created a new world for us and Harris has brought that to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Written in Red?

    I think what is most memorable about Written in Red is the twist Bishop has taken with the relationship between humans and the others. The others (vampires, weres, elementals, etc.) are not hiding in secret or unknown to humans. Yes, there are some other books out there with this take as well but I guess Bishop's story just feels different...fresh.


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    "wonderful book"

    I just couldn't stop listening I think I only took one break to eat I thought it would be more dark and creepy so I was surprised by how light and funny it was. Really is a great read if you like all things supper natural like me

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    Goldenberg 03-17-16
    Goldenberg 03-17-16
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    "Not bad, just not for me"

    This was a bit slow with not much going on besides development of the world and characters
    That said the world is different and the characters are very well developed and it was easy to care about them
    There is absolutely no romance in the book (for those like me who were hoping for such developments)

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 03-17-16
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 03-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Interesting"

    Anne Bishop has created a very interesting world with well developed characters and plot. I enjoyed how the characters interacted with each other and how they worked together in their community. I got completely lost in this story and could not put it down.

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    What did you love best about Written in Red?

    It was a new genra for me to listen to. I absolutely loved it. In the beginning of the book it was really spooky. The others were seeing the humans as food only. Creepy chilling. Love especially the sam story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    well now that is the heroine herselff. But I do like sam ans simon too. Tess is also on a top list as well as winter.


    What about Alexandra Harris’s performance did you like?

    It was a bit different for me to get into but once i had no problem. I was just used to other stronger voices. She dont have a weak one at all but a bit softer. She performed wonderfully.


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

    Dididnt give me a good laugh but many smiles and a bit oh nooo dont let that happen and holding my breath.


    Any additional comments?

    storyline. is definately a new twist on good and bad or if there is any at all. I find this series after book 1 a must have so i am racing of to get book number 2 asap.

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