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  • Haunting the Deep

  • By: Adriana Mather
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Samantha Mather knew her family's connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she'd find herself at the center of a new one. This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic...where she's been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam's waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2 was still fun!

  • By Megan on 03-28-18

it was lovely, but different♥️

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I enjoyed the vibrant telling if this tale, but must admit it took some adjustments. the voice talent was amazing, but having just listened to "how to hang a witch" read by the author herself..the tone and tenor change in the voice reading was ... jarring for several chapters. we as an audience grow attached to voices and nueance of delivery of characters as well as the writing.

  • Hatred Day, Book 1

  • By: T.S. Pettibone
  • Narrated by: Joe Calarco
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In the year 2052, it's not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities, whose arrival on Earth caused an environmental and biological crisis. Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: She will do anything to ensure her freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book read by a slow narrator

  • By Elle Kay on 07-29-16

Post Apocalyptic Man Hunt

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Hatred Day, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed both versions, however the voice work was undeniably lively.

What did you like best about this story?

It was action pact, and due to events happening to our heroine we learn as she does. So you dont have to know everything as you enter the new world.

What about Joe Calarco’s performance did you like?

The variations in voice, octave, pitch, cadence, I would have sworn it was multiple people.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I wouldnt want to give anything away..

Any additional comments?

Hatred Day you are thrust, directly in to action. A brotherhood searching for a lost member. There is a heart wrenching need to complete the family unit and return everyone to safety. Yet once you have reclaimed your people, the real journey begins.
We meet our main character lost in her own life having to rediscover who she is, not just in the world, but within her family and most startling with in her own mind. She knows the rules of society, but she doesn’t know how her life experiences have colored that world. As she recovers from her trauma we discover the shades of grey they lived by. Who she was before, but can she go back to being that person? Will she be forced to change and harden against the world and her own ideals of right and wrong? Can she survive the obstacles put in front of her? Can she reclaim her life and freedom in a way that truly brings her peace?
Hatred Day introduces you to a world of political, social and racial agendas, while wrapping your heart strings around the souls trying to survive in the harshest of realities. A journey well worth the rabbit hole it drops you into.