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Amberlin: Divine Destiny

Amberlin Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Becky Boyd
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Nestled in the Carolina Mountains lies a closeted community where evil masquerades as good.

Amberlin Gentry is direct, outspoken, and adventuresome. Traits that Golden Acres of Christ - the radically conservative community in which she lives - would rather suppress. There are rules to follow, and if you step out of line, Reverend Stover or his wife will be sure you suffer the consequences.

So Amberlin is careful to keep hidden her other gifts; gifts that enable her to detect the emotions of others with a single touch, or bend the elements to her will. Her grandfather believes Amberlin is destined to save their world from the darkness that lurks behind innocent facades and is determined to help her fulfill her divine purpose. Yet even with his support, doing so seems impossible. But then a strange woman begins to haunt her dreams, and Amberlin can no longer ignore her calling.

The first book in W. Bradford Swift's trilogy, Amberlin: Divine Destiny is a rich and character-driven paranormal mystery.

©2016 Wayne Bradford Swift (P)2017 W. Bradford Swift

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Religious fiction with a fanatic twist

I have to say this book was probably not one of my favorites. It was actually a little hard for me to get through. It revolves around a little girl with special gifts and family members who are on the fanatical Christian beliefs. She has one family member who is trying to help her by hiding her gifts from the other family member who would see her as a child possessed. It just quite honestly was not my cup of tea but it was well written and well plotted out. The narrator did a great job and helped make the story more enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Princeton, NC United States
  • 09-18-18

Suppressing your gifts

I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. Amberlin has always been told by her Grandmother that her gifts are from the devil not by God. But her Grandfather believes she has a different destiny, which is confirmed by an unusual woman in her dreams. The story was a good launching point and engaged me as a listener.

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Interesting Concept

Wow, what an interesting concept, well written and very imaginative!
It's so hard when you're torn in such opposite directions, not knowing which ....
Great story, great narration, I really enjoyed it :)

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Not my type of fiction

The story is strongly bible based and comes across as preaching. The performance is lacking and the 7 year old sounds more like a 2-3 year old, I was annoyed and after 2 attempts to listen to it I gave up

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