Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how.
Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household. Mindy Denton makes it her single mission in life to destroy Callis, even as her brother, Kevin, falls deeper into love with the mysterious and beautiful girl who is hiding something from them all.
©2013 Mark Tufo (P)2013 Tantor
Mr. Tufo knows how to weave a story. WOW! Grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go. And Sean Runnette does his usual stellar job performing. Don't pass on this one!
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As always Mark Tufo and Sean Runette nailed it. They are a super team and always make books come alive. I loved the characters. It was easy to love and feel sorry for Callis Rose and easy to hate Mindy. And once I started the book I didn't want to stop reading until I was done and it left me excited for the next one. My only complaint is that it makes the foster care system look terrible. I know there are some bad foster home and some lazy social workers, but in reality they are the minority. Most in social services do want to help. But without the string of bad foster homes Callis Rose's story wouldn't have been so convincing...either way I recommend this book!
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
GOING IN MY LIST OF ATF'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kind of Carrie-ish...definitely in that category!
Yes, and I love him....He wasn't Michael Talbot this time...but he was still friggin fabulous!!!!!!!!!!
I did!! lol I could not put it down!!!!
I LOVED this...this was a really cool tragic tale, and I liked Callis...yes, she was deadly, yes she was scary...and yes I adored her!! She was really a sweet girl, she just got pushed to far, and things went horribly wrong....people should not have free reign to treat others of lower economic means cruelly..and lets face it...Callis can not be held at fault for having this power...yes she messed up when she was little girl and her family ended up dead...but she learned...and she probably would have never hurt anyone, if they wouldn't of hurt her...she was provoked every time....and I loved the mention of BT....woohoo!! FABULOUS LISTEN!! Mark does it again....I am doing a Tufo marathon....On to Timothy!!! DO NOT HESITATE...DOWNLOAD THIS NOW AND LISTEN!!! 2 HUGE THUMBS UP AND A HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
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I really like Mark Tufo’s work but much of his allure (to me anyways) is that he has characters which make the story funny (Mike Talbot) in between all the action and gore, ‘Calis Rose’ however doesn’t have this. It’s a very dark with all the gore and excitement you expect from Mark Tufo but it’s lacking a hero to root for.
Normally I don't like male narrators when a female is the main character (and vise versa) but Mr. Runnette does a good job throughout!
It was slow, predictable, and just not engaging for me. It gives a very poor representation of the entire foster system, both for the social workers and foster families. It was simply boring and suggests this author is lacking in either talent, an understanding of the foster system, or the intelligence of readers.
It will not by one by this author.
The narrator was adequate, but not outstanding. This could be, however, because of the book she was reading.
I only got about halfway through it before I gave up. Perhaps it improved, but up to the point where I stopped, I would say no.
The story failed for me, but the narrator was adequate, which improves the overall rating slightly. I will not rule the narrator out in future selections, but I will avoid this author. I think it might be helpful for me to take a closer look at the authors' previous works, and avoid those without a good history. I'm finding more and more that selections I am making here are more and more disappointing. This is one of them.
I normally don't ever listen to (or reread) anything more than once (although there are a select few I've done this for.) I can't reread something when I already know what is going to be the outcome! I can't take up the time I need for the other 1,688 audiobooks I have in my library waiting!! (That's is JUST audible audiobooks!!)
I liked the emotions that it made ME feel. Even though much of them were angst and anger and sadness! A story that can bring out raw emotion is what I always hope for! This story certainly made me glad I am not in high school any longer!!
Honestly, Sean Runnette was on the bottom rung of my favorite audio narrators...and I almost passed Callis Rose by. But after the first half hour or so, I was hooked good and deep and it was Sean Runnette that brought Callis Rose's story to living color! He was excellent bringing the emotions needed to FEEL these characters! Both main and minor he was terrific!
High School is hard enough but add Callis Rose and you will beg to be home schooled instead!
I REALLY liked this book! But much of that had to do with that I listened to the audiobook form of it. The narrator, Sean Runnette did a VERY good job with the tone of the story and did so much to help make the characters play out the way I think the author may have wanted. I don't want to add any spoilers to my review I will just say had that I wanted it to turn out a little differently. I did have compassion for the main character. What was going on started out of her control. I would like there to be a sequel to this as there is somethings I would like to see be a continuation. But can't say anymore without spoiling things. I highly recommend the audiobook over the print/ebook version. The narrator Sean Runnette was fabulous he was able to keep me in the story I could SEE it being played out in my minds eye! THAT is always what a great audiobook does for me! A great story a great narrator, take me to another world! Audio, GREAT audio, really made all the difference for this book. So if you're interested in paranormal things, astral projection may be part of an explanation here... GET THE AUDIOBOOK!
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