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  • Saphera Nyx, Book 1
  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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She robbed her brother of his destiny. Now she’s stuck with a dangerous power she can’t ignore, can’t control, and frighteningly - can’t resist. 

I was born on the wrong side of the law - literally delivered on the floor of the state women’s prison. 

My mother sees spirits. My father could become one at will. Together, they were among the most dangerous crime couples in history. 

I’ve spent the last three decades trying not to live up to my DNA’s potential. Now my father is dead, and his “gift” has wrongly passed to me. 

All I want is freedom from my dark family legacy, but my father’s death opened a gateway, unleashing a bloodthirsty enemy. And as much as I hate this new power within me, it might be the only way to save the city I’ve sworn to protect.

©2020 Elicia Hyder (P)2021 Elicia Hyder

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Detached — Narrated by Eva Kaminsky

This is my first introduction to Eva Kaminsky, and I’m incredibly grateful that I have a ton of credits saved up! I loved her narration, and I’m so excited to buy the next book and audio in the series.

Eva had great voice distinction between characters, including those of the same gender. I could always tell when she was speaking the dialogue and monologue of the main character as well.

I love her voice as Nyx, the heroine, even though I initially had pictured someone with more of a rasp. She played the role great and inserted a bit of “warmth”(? ... well, a je ne sais quoi.) Regardless, I think she suits Nyx just fine.

The only think I noticed that was slightly off is that Eva tends to end her sentences with a bit of a rasp or something? It didn’t really bother me and I’ve heard other narrators for this too. It’s just interesting because you think there might be more to the sentence.

I like her male characters too—which is something I often worry about with narrators. But, she really transitioned smoothly between the roles.

I love how bubbly she made Bess, one of the secondary characters. I think I even detected a slight Southern lilt too, which was great for continuity. The other minor players sounded good too.

Overall, Eva did an amazing job!

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Not for me

Detached might be an ok book but it's not for me. The characters didn't appeal to me and I lost interest in the book.

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Detached by Elicia Hyder

Detached by Elicia Hyder
Saphera Nyx series book 1. Urban fantasy. Female lead. Quasi cliffhanger.
Nyx is a cop in Sapphire Lake. When her father dies, she inherits his ability to detach from the body while sleeping. Nyx uses the ability to investigate a murder, a fire and drug running all while being in spirit form. But there are life-threatening dangers involved with being detached so she must be careful to avoid the Nightwalkers.

Fantastic series start. Gripping and thrilling. I loved it from start to finish.
It reminded me a bit of the Soul Summoner series in particular with the strength of the heroine and a sacrifice made.

I particularly love humor in stories I read and this book had some great moments. Flash is a young boy caught in the spirit realm but in years he is 47. Because of the length of time he’s been away there are a lot of cultural changes that Nyx had to explain when talking to Flash. USB drives vs VHS and teaching him to fist bump were a couple that had me laughing out loud.
I also loved Nyx’s protest of the Tomb raider shirt that the men didn’t understand.

I avidly await the next book in this series.
Second reading was via audiobook. Loved the narration. It was stressful and exactly the right tone.

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great story line!

awesome story and had a strong grip on my interest! made me want to stay driving on the road just to hear the next chapter!

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Elicia Hyder did it again!

I love this book! I've read all of Ms.Hyder's books and am happy to report this one is just as good, if not better then the Soul Summoner series! The narrator did an amazing job! I can not WAIT to see what happens with Essex and Nyx!! Listen to this book! You won't regret it!

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A wonderful read as always.

Ok,I listened to this book for the second time, and this time I loved it. But the reader is ruining this story. She tries to make it too dramatic!
The story is riveting enough on own.

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Excellent book and writer

Loved this book! Elicia Hyder is an awesome writer! It keeps your attention and never gets boring!

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Love this book!

I love this book and the fascinating new world it drew me into! One of the things I loved most was that the ideas were fresh and new, even the ones that drew inspiration from familiar concepts. I also loved the characters and the chemistry between them, and how even that moved the story along.

The plot twists were amazing and a total emotional roller-coaster! I will definitely pre-order the next book at the first moment it's possible!

The narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand at all times, with great voices!

*Runs to look for the next book*

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I could listen OVER AND OVER!

The narration of this book is nothing short of exactly what I would expect! I've previously read this book but decided I would show my support and get it on Audible as well. I was blown away! It's almost like the narration takes it to a whole different level! the narrator could not have been a more perfect fit for who I would have expected Nyx to sound like/be like. I was already an Elicia Hyder fan after Soul Summoner, but I will continue to be a fan and look forward to being able to eventually finish this story with her. ❤ Highly recommend!!!!!!!

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WHY ELICIA WHY????

This book is amazing and I am already stalking her FB page for the release of the next book!!

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  • MadHatter
  • 10-21-22

Excellent in every respect

Great plot, writing, narration, etc. A stand alone novel, that is a perfect introduction into a series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-21

Elicia Hyder continues to enthrall audiences

A compelling read from an author who continues to engross audiences with her talent for creating supernatural worlds, relatable characters and her wonderful sense of humour.