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Touch of Frost Audiobook

Touch of Frost: Mythos Academy, Book 1

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things.
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My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.

But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why - especially since I should have been the one who died.…

©2011 Jennifer Estep (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Touch of Frost is an intriguing start to an exciting new series!" (Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready)

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    Trish 04-29-16
    Trish 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Surprise"

    I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book. Because Jennifer tends to like to repeat herself on things she already talked about. Yet I found myself surprise that she the main character has is not weak like she sounded . I also had to get past that the narrator sound like she is giving a news report . From 20/20 lol .. Any way I excited to see where this goes and I have to get my other credit come in this is the first one I am buying

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    Sara 03-28-16
    Sara 03-28-16
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    love this series, i think it would make a great tv show. the next "Buffy"

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    "magic,gods, and monsters"

    Yhis a great story if fighting monsters, and mysterys as this book takes uou to a school for the extraordinary

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    chris 02-11-16
    chris 02-11-16
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    "High school drama with magic"

    It's about a teen, in a high school for magical people.Their's some magic & that part is ok at best. She talks about: her day, problems, likes, dislikes, ect. If you like a boring drama, with magic, u'll like this.

    Performance is ok, she isn't good or bad.

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    smfcreek 01-12-16
    smfcreek 01-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A less cool demigod series"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Simple plot, characters, and dialogue. Save your money. There are better books out there.


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    dbotello 12-30-15
    dbotello 12-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Female Harry Potter? Good book"

    Seemed a lot like a female version of Harry Potter. It would probably be entertaining and appropriate for a pre-eteen. I'm almost 40 yrs. old and enjoyed it just as much. It's a nice imaginary retreat away from the busy chaotic real world. The reader had an unusual way of fluctuating her voice while reading. I've imagined my personal reading would greatly differ from hers.

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    Courtney kingston, ON, Canada 09-03-15
    Courtney kingston, ON, Canada 09-03-15

    I am addicted to audio books, mostly fantasy. I have alwayz loved to read but could never find the time. This way I keep my mind occupied with wonderful stories and don't get caught up in life's stresses. I'm so glad I found this site.

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    "Great new series!"

    I have alwayz loved the stories that came from mythology. So this series is right up my alley. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to continuing the series.

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    Amazon Customer 04-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator is the worst..."
    What disappointed you about Touch of Frost?

    The book wouldhave been a great book within a series...but jeese the narrator just sound god awful...I started listening yesterday and I am afraid to continue.


    What other book might you compare Touch of Frost to and why?

    none...it's in a class by itself!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tara Sands’s performances?

    not if they have the same narrator!!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Book has some interesting plots..but the narrator just did me in..I am sorry her voice is like running your fingernails across a chalk board!!


    Any additional comments?

    yes get someone else to re-narrate then the reviews will be better!!

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    Patricia Lyn, ON, Canada 11-13-14
    Patricia Lyn, ON, Canada 11-13-14 Member Since 2008
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    "I made a mistake"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not a clue yet


    Which character – as performed by Tara Sands – was your favorite?

    none


    What character would you cut from Touch of Frost?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    I made the mistake of purchasing this book. It's not really for adults, more for 12 year old girls. I got through the first hour praying for it to get better, it didn't. So if your not in early puberty, don't get it. It's definitely not the Elemental Assassin.

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    Paranormaly Yours 10-04-14

    Blogger, audiobook lover, and all around cool chic!

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    "Fabulous story!"
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    My take on this book is that it is incredible! I would like to give the narrator Tara Sands a HUGE shout out for an awesome performance! She was absolutely Fangtastic, and that is why I give her a 5 fang rating.The story was pretty awesome as well. I mean, for a book that had no sex in it! You know I'm a smut puppy and love my steamy paranormal romances, but this book is ACES with me : )The story was all about Gwen Frost, a Gypsy with the ability to see and feel things from objects that she touches. How cool would that be, right? Her grandmother has the ability to see the future, and works as the local psychic in Asheville, NC, (my neck of the woods baby, yay!). Gwen's mother was a police detective who was killed by a drunk driver very recently. Touching a classmate's hair brush and seeing the horrible acts that were forced upon her from her own step father, sent Gwen in a tail spin of nightmares and angst over ever being able to trust touching another person's personal objects again! She not only saw what had happened to her friend, but felt the terror her friend felt because of her disgusting pig of a step father. I would have chopped his shit off while he was sleeping!!Shortly after this incident was when her mother was killed and when Professor Medas came to visit Gwen and her grandmother from the Mythos Academy to let Gwen know that she was going to be transferring to her school. And, might I add, with no explanation to Gwen as to why, or what the hell was going on. She thought the school was your everyday run of the mill private school, poor schmuck. After attending the Mythos Academy for a few months, Gwen still has no friends, and is made fun of for being a Gypsy, and feels separated from the rest of the kids and even shunned. These little fracking brats need to grow a fracking conscience! Some heart, soul, something! Almost all the kids in this school are rich spoiled brats, that Gwen seems to have nothing in common with, especially the "popular girls", Daphne, Morgan, and Jasmine. They target Gwen when they have nothing better to do and make fun of how she dresses all the time. I just wanted to bitch slap each and every one of them!Gwen was working in the Library of Antiquities one day when a crash caught her attention and no one else was suppose to be left in the library. She discovers the horrific scene of her classmate Jasmine dead with her throat cut open! And one of the precious artifacts missing!! Dun dun dunnnn... What's a girl to do but touch the dead chick to see what happens, but nothing. No visions, no feelings, other than dead girl feelings, nada! As Gwen tries to process what has happened and how she feels about it, she notices everyone acting like it's no big deal and just goes about their business. Weird right? I mean, come on, the bitch is dead, and no one is crying, holding a memorial or even giving a moment of silence or some shit like that?? So in lieu of this, Gwen decides that someone should care enough to find out what really happened to her, because everyone else doesn't seem to give a shit. During her investigation, Gwen develops relationships with the very kids that used to make fun of her. She discovers just how evil to the core Jasmine really was, and so does her friend Daphne. In this light bulb moment Daphne has, she begins to not only help Gwen, but slowly becomes her friend. It's all very sweet and heartwarming. And then, there is Logan Quinn. I'm not saying Logan is anything but a teenager, but apparently he is hot to Gwen and all the other girls, earning him the man-whore reputation on campus. BUT, as Gwen spends more time around Logan, she starts crushing on him. He is, after all, a Spartan, a great and powerful warrior type, who wouldn't be?The farther Gwen delves into the mystery of Jasmine's death, the more she discovers about herself, the Academy and her peers. Gwen really had no idea what type of school she was attending, nor did she really know her classmates and their abilities. As the mystery unfolds Gwen is in for the shock of a lifetime when she discovers the whole truth and nothing but the truth! Damn it! The climactic ending had me on the edge of my seat, and craving more from the book. I'm so glad this is a series though, because now I can read on and follow Gwen as she develops and flourishes in her new found destiny.

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