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Barbara N.

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  • Shaman, Healer, Heretic

  • Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman, Book 1
  • By: M. Terry Green
  • Narrated by: Celia Aurora de Blas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Even for a techno-shaman, a kachina in the bedroom isn't exactly part of the drill. When Olivia Lawson wakes to find one towering over her, she panics. A Hopi god visiting the real world isn't just wrong - it's impossible. Or is it? Soon Olivia learns that the kachina is the least of her worries. As she struggles to save her clients, clashes with other shamans, and fends off the attacks of real-world vigilantes, Olivia finds herself in the destructive path of a malevolent ancient force intent on leaving the spiritual realm to conquer this one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect reading of a terrifc book!

  • By Jack V. Johnson on 09-07-14

Techno Shaman - a New World for Me to Explore

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

What did you love best about Shaman, Healer, Heretic?

After listening to book 1, I got the 1-3 bundle. That's how much I enjoyed book 1!

I enjoyed watching this world unfold and it's interesting and varied characters come to life. I also enjoyed finding plot twists that I didn't see coming.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shaman, Healer, Heretic?

I enjoyed the full journey of learning about Olivia and her friends, rather than one specific moment or two.

What about Celia Aurora de Blas’s performance did you like?

Celia Aurora de Blas is a talented narrator I am happy to now know about. She has a pleasant, straightforward narration style with well-differentiated character voices.

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

I believe it would make an excellent TV series, rather than a movie. The tag line would either be "Techno Shaman Olivia Lawson: Setting the World Right" or "Olivia Lawson: Techno Shaman, Healer, Heroine."

  • Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman Series

  • An Urban Fantasy Thriller Series, Books 1 - 3
  • By: M. Terry Green
  • Narrated by: Celia Aurora de Blas
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

The groundbreaking series that Publishers Weekly said "could easily open a fresh new world of urban fantasy". Even for a techno-shaman, a kachina in the bedroom isn't exactly part of the drill. When Olivia Lawson wakes to find one towering over her, she panics. A Hopi god visiting the real world isn't just wrong - it's impossible. Or is it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Techno Shaman - a Whole New World

  • By Barbara N. on 03-20-16

Techno Shaman - a Whole New World

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

What made the experience of listening to Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman Series the most enjoyable?

I am fascinated by this new world of tehno shamans. It’s like going on an educational roller coaster ride. The characters are all intriguing and I want to hear more from each of them. There were a few twists that I couldn’t see coming. I always appreciate authors who can surprise me!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Livvy! She's a kind-hearted woman maneuvering her way through uncharted territory. She’s down-to earth, willing to explore new options, always wanting the best for her clients and friends, and still seeking her own happiness.

What about Celia Aurora de Blas’s performance did you like?

I am delighted to have a found a new narrator that I enjoy. Celia Aurora de Blas is talented – pleasant, straightforward narration with well-differentiated character voices. I especially appreciate the female characters' voices.

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

More character than moment: I liked hearing each of the characters come to life in Book 1. All of the ladies (and yes, SK, also!) were well-drawn by the author and well-interpreted by the narrator.

Any additional comments?

I'm drinking these books like they're water. On to Book 4!

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