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The Heart of Betrayal Audiobook

The Heart of Betrayal: The Remnant Chronicles

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Publisher's Summary

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape...and even less of being together.

Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

Meanwhile the foundations of Lia's deeply held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: There's Rafe, who lied to her but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people...and her own destiny.

Read by Emily Rankin, with Ryan Gesell, Kirby Heyborne, Kim Mai Guest, and Ann Marie Lee.

©2015 Listening Library (P)2015 Mary E. Pearson

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    Sweet T 07-29-15
    Sweet T 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, can't wait for book 3!"

    Ive loved this series! It has a great storyline, with a love triangle but different from the usual love triangle scenarios that are easy to predict. It's very well written by the author. I thought the 2nd book kept my interest just as much as the first book, although it did tend to run a little long in some areas, but still held my attention that I didn't want to put it down.
    For the most part the performances by the narrators were good, although I was not crazy about the voice of Cayden. Thought he was a little bit robotic and creepy sounding.... Great series though and can't wait for book 3

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Jackson Beaufort, S.C., US 07-08-15
    Rebecca Jackson Beaufort, S.C., US 07-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "New favorite book and narration"

    Wonderful. The story itself and the narration. Even better than the first in the series.

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    LindsayRoseEliz 10-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Okay"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't stop anyone from reading/listening to it--but I also wouldn't heartily recommend it. I think it might have been better read than as an audiobook, as sometimes I got confused by the gaps in changing POVs and where we were in the timeline of events.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I liked the person who played Rafe--the voice matched the character.


    Any additional comments?

    I was slightly disappointed with this. I bought it as a road trip listen, and it took me months to finish it because I just couldn't get into it until midway through. I don't think the character development was totally there, or at least it wasn't consistent with the characters as I recall them from the first book, and that comes across more when you hear it aloud than when you read it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trista J. 07-15-15
    Trista J. 07-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I love all the characters even more in the second book."

    This book made me love all the characters in their own special way! I can't decide who I want Leah to end up with. Raff and Kaden are both so sweet to her, but very different. Book 3 can't come fast enough!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-24-15
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    "just ok"

    first off audible did not list this as a second book in series. I was having a hard time following it. I was thinking man this reads as a second book not a first. I can't figure who these characters are. so I googled the book and author. and yep it was a second in series. but other that that it was OK. I just wished the princess was tougher. it kind of drug a bit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    thuraya 03-18-17
    thuraya 03-18-17
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    "Fantastic version of old Classic fairy tale"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes it needed more supernatural effects n fight scene


    What other book might you compare The Heart of Betrayal to and why?

    The stolen song


    Which scene was your favorite?

    With Caden n jazaliya


    Was The Heart of Betrayal worth the listening time?

    Every penny n time


    Any additional comments?

    It is a time machine that takes your imagination to places n people that refreshes you

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    Karen MANTECA, CA, United States 12-29-16
    Karen MANTECA, CA, United States 12-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Continuance of a Facinating Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Heart of Betrayal to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the printed version. I love audible and the treatment of characters is wonderful. Multiple readers is so refreshing from most audible books.


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

    Passionate Deception, Betrayal and Yearning


    Any additional comments?

    The continuing story is exciting, interesting and so well written. I love the shifts and twists and love triangle. I can't wait to finish part three and find out all the secrets and agendas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. J. Neary Oreland, PA USA 12-28-16
    B. J. Neary Oreland, PA USA 12-28-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Stealth and Lies Continue for Lia!"
    Where does The Heart of Betrayal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved it so much because of the story and the narrators!!!


    What other book might you compare The Heart of Betrayal to and why?

    Winner's Crime by Marie Rotkoski


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They gave a different feel that you do not get from reading a book.


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

    It was a psychological thriller, it made my heart race especially when the Komisar was around, I hated him!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Because I am already listening to #3 all I will say about this amazing audiobook is that I loved this book and narrators Emily Rankin, Ann Marie Lee, Ryan Gesell, Kirby Heyborne, Kim Mai were so so good!!! The deception and betrayal and most especially that dreadful Vendan Komisar who was so power hungry and heinous, made my skin crawl every time he spoke and oh did he speak. As Lia and Rafe are captured and prisoners of Venda, readers will race to try to find out if they make it out and what will happen with Caden and Pauline. Oh the lies and subterfuge were so thorough - a must read series!!!

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    A. DeNeen 12-10-16
    A. DeNeen 12-10-16
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    "Good transition story"

    Clearly a transition between books 1 and 3. I liked that there was minimal retelling of book 1. There were periods where i felt that there was too much angst over emotion or perceptions of relationships, but i guess that is in order of a teen genre, and i was happy to be able to speed up the narration

    Im looking forward to the 3rd book. Especially since I've just now looked at the mixed reviews in regards to the ending

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    Jessica Patterson 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best narratives"

    The voices were flawless and entrancing. They brought the wonderful story to life. You easily found yourself lost in their world

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  • Rachel
    3/29/16
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    "Gripping and beautiful"

    Wonderfully narrated! An amazing second book to the series. It will have you falling in love with Kaden while understanding and appreciating Lia and Rafe even more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • caroline
    10/5/15
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    "Juicy !"

    Love the ending ! Roll on next year ! Can't wait for the next instalment ! Great narrating ! Well done all involved ?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lyndsey T.
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    "Richly detailed fantasy adventure"

    I loved this sequel to Kiss of Deception, the different cultures that we are introduced to are so beautifully described and well thought out. This series is quickly becoming one of my favourites, I can't wait to read Beauty of Darkness and see how it ends!

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