Fate of Perfection

Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Series: Finding Paradise, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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In a corporate-controlled future where the ruling conglomerates genetically engineer their employees, Millicent Foster is the best of the best.

Physically perfect and exceptionally intelligent, Millicent is granted the uncommon privilege of breeding. But her daughter inherits more than superior genetics...little Marie has a rare ability that the world has never seen, and her conglomerate, Moxidone, will stop at nothing to have sole possession of the child.

Teamed with Ryker, the formidable master of security, Millicent must risk everything in a life-and-death struggle to tear her daughter away from the ruling force who wants to own them all. The odds are stacked against them, but Moxidone will learn that the pursuit of perfection comes at a perilous cost - and that love can't be bought at any price.

©2016 Hazy Dawn Press, Inc. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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Bad boy Alpha male romance--NOT sci-fi

This was an unpleasant surprise. It was a free Kindle First book, $1.99 for audio. The synopsis looked interesting and solidly sci-fi. Still, I wouldn't have even paid the $1.99 except that Angela Dawe was the narrator. She's about the only good part of this book. Her performance is always pitch-perfect, her range of voices is amazing, and her men's voices are completely convincing.

But if you're looking for sci-fi, what you'll find is a book written at the self-published level of Alpha- male romance cloaked in a sci-fi wrapper. And that wrapper is full of holes.

I would love to see the return rate of this book. I suspect it will be very high because of the miscategorization.

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A fan of K. F. Breene, but now dissipointed

I had to rewind the first 30 min of the book three times because I just couldn't get into it. Halfway through, it became DNF. Super disappointing, since I was looking forward to this audiobook and planned on pre-ordering the next.

The world building was great and easy to imagine. The storyline was also good, but just not for me. It was cold due to lack of emotion. Thus far I enjoyed getting to know K. F. Breene's female characters and cheer them on as they overcome challenges. But this time around, I found the heroine, Millicent Foster's character cold, at times to be both caustic and abrasive and just too jaded. And it had nothing to do with the pills she took to suppress emotions. I had a difficult time empathising with her.

As for the hero, Ryker Gunner, he was a typical Alpha male, best suited for paranormal / fantasy romance. The connection between the two, were, for lack of a better word, lacking.

Overall, I think K. F. Breene does an exceptional job with paranormal and fantasy, and still love her. But, sadly, unlike her other work, I will not recommend Fate of Perfection.

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Could have been so much more

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The premise behind this story is good and the world building is excellent, where the story loses it, is the two main characters.  Millicent and Ryker are just not likable.  Millicent is a homicidal, stuck up, snob with almost zero personality.  The only good trait she has was the love for her daughter.  The story could have been redeemed if we would have seen more interaction there.  But no, we got Trent who was the comic relief/babysitter and the baby barely made a peep as they ran for their lives.  As for Ryker, he was a crude overbearing jerk and his only redeeming qualities were he was attractive and protective.   But with Millicent being quick to kill was he really needed?  

This story just could have been so much more.  It could have been heart pounding exciting but without an emotional connection to any of the characters, it just wasn’t there.  But it was entertaining I just never was at the edge of my seat.  I am not sure if I will continue with the series.  The world building is fascinating and intricate I just hope the next set of characters have more redeeming qualities.   

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Very Enjoyable.. Worth the Credit

I really enjoyed the book; but I must warn the first few chapter are not very engaging. I think I really started enjoying the book after the Millicent became pregnant.

Millicent lives in a futuristic world where powerful Corporations have taken human rights.
People are not permitted to reproduce in this world. In this world people controlled and could be reprogrammed if they are not compliant. People are given medicine to remove emotions and sexual desires.

It was fun to see Millicent learn to love through her daughter and how she was willing to sacrifice everything to keep her daughter. I enjoyed how the different characters learn to love and depend on each other.

I enjoyed Trent, seeing how he world changed and his eyes opened to see that there is so much more to life than what he new. I also enjoyed Ryker, he was a little over the top but at the end of the day he was willing to do anything for Millicent and her daughter.

The look in full of adventure and romance. I am looking forward to the next book.

In my opinion it is worth the credit

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Horrible

20 minutes into this book and I knew I was going to hate it, the only reason why I continued to listen to it was because I used a credit and decided it'll make good background noise.

The narrator of this book was fantastic, it's such a shame she wasted her talent on such a horrible book.

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Futuristic

The story line is futuristic and interesting concept. There was too much loud, excited vocalizing for my preference and this is just a personal observation - I have very sensitive hearing, had to frequently adjust volume.
Not a bad story, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

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Absolutely Absorbing!!!!

cant believe I've not read this series before. it sucks you right in and doesnt let you come up for air until the last chapter. headed on to book 2. any action/sci-fi/romance enthusiasts will love this book.

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I listened to this a while back. Just realized I forgot to do a review. Was surpogood. I'm usually not into sci fi. Occasionally I find a good one I actually like. This is one of them. So far everything this author has written is beyond good. She picks really good voice narrators as well.

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engaging performance

I couldn't put it down. The story has influences from many classics that I love.

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A wonderfully unique story!!!

Be prepared to jump off a cliff of adrenaline and imagination unlike any you have experienced before! Fate of Perfection by K.F. Breene is a wonderfully unique story that takes us into a world that is technologically advanced and where assets are produced to create the best possible outcome, intelligence, strength and mental stability designed specifically for their assigned jobs and importance. The higher the skills the better their programed life is and the longer they are allowed to live it. Creation is a power play and nothing more. There is no family, no support, no living… just programs, jobs and surviving.

“Let’s push evolution along” – Trent McAllister and pretty much the moto the world now lives by

K.F. Breene introduces you to this new world with small tidbits of information and slowly brings you in so as not to overwhelm the reader. Just follow along and the holes will be filled! You will be glad you stuck around for the journey!

There are two types of creation, lab or natural but these are not births. They are simply creations, items. The world is run by conglomerates that fight each other for power and an assets job is to insure that their conglomerate stays in power. It is no sort of real life, just a program that each creation is a part of.

Until one such natural creation turns those involved into a new sort of unit; reminiscent of days long gone and unremembered. The adventure, changes and story that unfold will keep you on edge and in a constant state of mixed emotions ranging from anger, fear, and frustration to adrenaline rushes that end with death. As with all her books K.F. includes a lot of witty banter, laughs and sexual tension.

This story is a thrill ride that you will not only want to be a part of but need to be a part of! Trust me, just read the book already!!!

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  • peachy
  • 10-28-19

great

loved it, great story, great narrator. I have listened to it twice now. go for it x

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 01-17-17

Hackers rule, ok

A very enjoyable listen. Exciting and fast moving (except for a slight drag in the middle ,which soon picked back up ) with a good climax and nice twist in the epilogue .