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Scorch Audiobook

Scorch

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex.
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Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all - but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?

©2012 Gina Damico (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Marjorie 07-19-13
    Marjorie 07-19-13

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    "AHHHHHHHHHH! When does book 3 come out???"
    What made the experience of listening to Scorch the most enjoyable?

    Oh all of it. I just love the Juniors. And that Gina Damico. She is the best. Such a clever writer. I'm so glad I stumbled onto this series!


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

    Pip. SOOOO adorable!


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

    The ending of course. Talk about a cliffhanger!


    Any additional comments?

    You must read these books ASAP. They are smart, sassy, and splendid.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer leander, TX, United States 12-23-13
    jennifer leander, TX, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2013

    I am awesome.

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    "Look Alive"
    Would you listen to Scorch again? Why?

    I will definitely rerun this book because the story was quite captivating. Plus, I love going back to see if I can find clues I missed prior.


    What other book might you compare Scorch to and why?

    Any this book holds up to any other Grimm tales that I have read. It was kind of nice to see this from a female's perspective,rather than, the usual male.


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

    My favorite character is still Uncle Mort. Close second, Driggs


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

    Easy to get engulfed in the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Holland Park West, Australia 12-03-13
    Jo Holland Park West, Australia 12-03-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "A great sequel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Already have - An engaging story with a fun and witty MC.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The description of the city Necropolis. I had a good giggle over that.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    isaac kestenberg 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Over all a good listen"

    The story is just a continuation of the plot in the first book, I feel I could have been condense and added as a part of the first book. However it's still a good listen and has interesting yet some what predictable plot twist. All in all I would recommend it to someone and I am exited to listen to the third book. Also the narrator dose a great job making each character there own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia McNabb Salida, Co USA 04-11-16
    Georgia McNabb Salida, Co USA 04-11-16 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Good but getting slow"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scorch to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed this one to but only to some extent. Not enough to continue the series so I will not be getting the next book!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 03-27-16
    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 03-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not for 12 and up!!"

    On Amazon, this book is listed for "12 and up". I gave my 12-year-old granddaughter the first book in the series (after listening to it via Audible) and wanted to listen to this one to make sure it was okay for her. Let me say clearly that this book is *NOT* for 12 and up - unless you want your 12-year-old reading about a young woman looking forward to "riding the big salami", and all the ways she and her boyfriend try to hook-up behind her uncle's back.

    Other than that, I enjoyed the book. It had a little less teenage angst than Croak, and as an adult I did enjoy the many ways they tried to hook-up. I was interested enough in the story that I wanted to read the next book in the series.

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    Lulu 03-15-16
    Lulu 03-15-16

    Love to read a wide range of books

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    "great sequel, it just gets better"

    an action packed sequel, I couldn't get enough, highly recommend this sarcastic set of characters

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    Nicole Scarano 09-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love It!"

    I love this series. So much fun! I definitely recommend these books. Can't wait to start the 3rd one!

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    ReadingGrrl Pennsylvania 09-02-15
    ReadingGrrl Pennsylvania 09-02-15 Member Since 2016

    ReadingGrrl

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    "Just as good as Croak"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book continues the escapades of Lex and her friends in Croak. The second in this trilogy this book didn't lose its charm, mystery, suspense and dark humor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the play between Diggs and Lex, but new characters Pip and Bang are just as great too.


    What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

    I love the way she can change her voice to read the different characters. It really helps put you in the story.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to read book 3 Rogue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen O'Hara 08-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Great book, sad at times, funny and amazing at other points in the book. Lots of action and plot twists. A great read. Awesome performance by Jessica Almasy!

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  • sharon
    Falmouth, United Kingdom
    8/30/13
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    "Humorous shenanigans........."

    This is Book 2 in the series Lex is in trouble what with her burgeoning powers, an angry scared town of Croak, and a very dangerous Zara.
    Much in the same vain as the first book but the situation is running to desperate if Lex is to solve the puzzle, and face Zara.
    Lots of tongue in cheek humor, love and action, again a keeper. The characters are the strength of the book an easy entertaining listen. Only whinge is it stops again on a cliffhanger!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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