Asymmetry: A Fate of the Fallen Standalone

Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.6 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One fledgling vampire. One nearly powerless witch. Two underdogs in society. Will a chance encounter between two should-be enemies lead to anything but violence? 

Until three weeks ago, Dorian was a human - one of those subjugated by the supernatural beings who now rule the world. He spent 10 years struggling to survive, but now that he's been turned, he needs to learn how to live. Problem is, there's a lot to learn but not much time to learn it in. Loneliness is far from the only problem, but it seems to be the most pressing.

Supernatural or not, Emery doesn't have a fancy family name to back up his standing in society. The most memorable thing about him is his red hair, not his magic, and he's had to throw in with those whose price for protection isn't low. Even though he'd never admit he's lonely, he's fascinated enough by his run-in with a brand-new vampire to not dismiss him despite the tensions between their races.

Can they cure their loneliness with one another, or will society prevent them from doing anything but wonder what might have been?

Asymmetry, Spoiled* and Anticipation*, the Need Trilogy, the Tamed & Trained Trilogy**, the Fate of the Fallen series, and Gifts can all be read separately from each other. Though they are all set in the same universe and there is occasional crossover, the timeline is ambiguous, and there are minimal spoilers across the books.

©2018 R. Phoenix (P)2018 R. Phoenix

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Sweet story

I love this book I could read and now listen to it all the time. I love how Dorian and Emery come together even though they shouldn't. It's a great, easy introduction to the Fate of the Fallen series. Kenneth Obi always does amazing narration. He brings the characters to life.

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Another wonderful story

This one was sweeter than the others but the tension was still there. The beautiful writing and the way the narrator captured it perfectly. I was captivated.

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Very sweet boy meets boy story

This was such a well written novella, a unique take on boy meets boy from the wrong side of town story. Both Dorian and Emery are young and full of longing for something other than mere survival. I have read all the stories set in the Fate of the Fallen world and Asymmetry shows a different, a kinder and sweeter side of this dark and cruel world. The narration was very good and fit the story perfectly. I recommend this audiobook to readers who enjoy paranormal romance and like a great story.

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Sweetly different for this author

Dorian and Emery's first encounter had me chuckling a lot. This was such an engaging and entertaining read of possible foes to lovers and I found it enthralling. I loved watching this sweet odd relationship develop. I look forward to more in this series. I loved rhe narrator's expressive voice.

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Wished it was longer

This is my first book from this author. I enjoyed listening to this book. I found it adorable and sweet. Dorian and Emery are so cute. I would love to see more of them in the future. I also liked the relationship of Anson and Dorian. I enjoyed listening to this narrator. The voice he did fit the characters perfectly. I definitely recommend this book.

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Probably best for established series fans

Story: 2.5 Narration: 4.5 It was ok for what it is--a short story in an already established world that relies heavily on a reader's familiarity with the series for extra emotional investment to carry the story. Dorian, a baby vamp of only 3-weeks-old, is floundering in a sea of loneliness and uncertainty in his new "higher" status when he attacks/meets Emory on an ill-advised solo feeding outing. After their rough meeting and Dorian's apology, Emory, a witch with little magic, but an "unfortunate" fascination with vampires, decides to follow Dorian home, where they talk and bond a bit over Dorian's former status as a human and a mutual sense of not belonging and attraction. The characters are both sweet in their own ways, and well drawn for such a short work, I just felt like a few more pages with the characters together could have done the story some good. Because they spent more time in the story talking about the war and what happened since Dorian is unaware of the political ins-and-outs in the one real conversation that they had, I didn't get any real time to invest in them. Additionally, as this book isn't marked as a prequel or anything and I have no idea if/when there is more to their story, with how abrupt the ending is, it is a bit unsatisfying for me. However, I did really enjoy Kenneth Obi's voices for the two young men, particularly Emory. I felt his cadence and pitch worked well for the young man who has a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease. If you are already a fan of the series and/or would like a cute, quick, easy listen with awkward YA characters then you may enjoy this.

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A witch and a vampire

This is a stand alone story in the authors Fate of the Fallen universe. Dorian is a new vampire, fumbling his way towards trying to survive. Emery is a witch without a lot of power. This is an unlikely friendship in this world, but they are drawn together. Its a short sweet hot story. And narration is terrific. Recommend

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so good!!

I loved it very much! It was a great introduction to the Fate of the fallen world and the main characters were adorable together!

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cute and quirky

It's difficult to do much with a novella that runs just over an hour, but this is entertaining and doesn't feel rushed. It was a fun and quirky story between a baby vampire and his dinner and I can see myself picking it up again when i'm looking for something short. Kenneth Obi is a great narrator and has done an excellent job with these guys.

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wow to this audio book i have no words for it i loved it i couldnt put it down at all five star audio book

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  • MrsOls
  • 06-20-20

Short and sweet

Short and sweet story in the dark world. Kenneth did a great job as always newance the different characters.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 12-20-19

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Kenneth Obi is one of the top 5 narrators (so far) for me, I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review. PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: 5* - very very good it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often re-listening it's like an A 3* - it's more then a one-time-listening. it's like a B

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  • Elin
  • 09-24-19

Short and sweet

If I hadn't already read the rest of the series, this would have had me curious to start it. It gives a peek in to the changes to the world and the troubles brewing in the background. Kenneth Obi is good as always and did the book justice. I did wish it was longer, but I'm greedy.

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  • DML 🤓
  • 11-25-18

Short intro to the series

I enjoyed this super short story set in a dark world of witches, vampires and other paranormal entities. Emery and Dorian meet where one of them is not supposed to be. One Witch, one Vampire are drawn to each other in this tale of love in the darkest of places. Kenneth Obi did a great job with the narration.

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  • Becky L
  • 10-05-18

A surprisingly sweet intro

This was, within a gritty world where witches, werewolves and vampires have taken over, a surprisingly sweet and rather charming novella. The story revolves around Dorian, a new vampire, and Emery, a sort-of witch, both who are trying to navigate a new humanity with their own struggles, but who end up in a rather gentle togetherness. A nice short intro to the Fate of the Fallen world - with great narration.

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  • Debbie
  • 09-23-18

Short and sweet!!!!

It is was nice to listen to a book from the fate of the fallen era that was sweet, yes I headed the warning and not expecting the others to be like this. This is a sweet romance between Dorian a new vampire and Emery a witch, who doesn’t have powers. Dorian finds himself in the witch part of town trying to find a human to feed from, what he finds is Emery. They are both drawn to each other and find themselves seeking each other out, I am beginning to have a love hate relationship with R.Phoenix’s books as they tend to leave me with nightmares. But this book was a good insight into her world without the need for Valium. Kenneth Obi is fabulous in his narration of the characters and bringing out Dorians need not sure of himself side and Emery’s trying to be bolder then he is, I want to know more and wish the book was longer!!! Hoping we see more of these characters and whether they are accepted by each other’s people.