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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Tananarive Due's novels about a colony of immortals have won widespread acclaim, including an American Book Award for The Living Blood. The story continues in Blood Colony.

Said to cure almost any illness, the new street drug Glow has attained almost mythical status in America. The key ingredient in Glow is the Living Blood, which courses through the veins of 17-year-old Washington state resident Fana Wolde.

Distrustful of her parents and eager to share her healing powers via an elaborate underground network, Fana sets out on her own. But what she doesn't know is she's being hunted by a mysterious and homicidal group with ties to the Vatican.

©2008 Tananarive Due; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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wonderful narration

It was like listening to a play. This narrator is a real story teller. The book is just up my street; mystery, magic, paranormal mixed in to the present day.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Craig
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • 02-07-10

Great Book, Narrator leaves MUCH to be desired.

Started reading the hardcover before I saw this audio version. I love this series by Due and this book is a great continuation of The Living Blood. The narrator's reading, however, is extremely distracting. Poor pacing and timing with way too many long pauses in the narration. Although the main character is an adolescent I don't think the book should be read like a young adult novel. Going to have to go back to the hardcover and "re-read."

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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I agree

This was a waste of time and money. The book itself may have been good, but there was no way to know. The narrator's style made it nearly impossible to follow the storyline.

She pauses after every three or four words and her sentnences run together. She does fairly well with accents, though, but it was not enough to overcome her tempo/style.

Her voice is pitched neither too high nor too low, so she would be pleasant to listen to if she can overcome the manner in which she reads.

I am not overly picky. If I write something negative, it is unusual.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Wasted credit.

I started listening to this book on a plane and promptly fell asleep. I tried to listen again, forcing myself through part 1 and finally gave up. The narrator might have a lot to do with my dislike of this book, maybe if I actually read it myself...who knows. I love this type of book, I just don't like this one. The character names, the voice, the prose is just irritating to me.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great storyline

Loved it. Found myself rooting for Fana. The narrators really helped me live the moment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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exciting collection

Dawit has a challenge in loving a child who can bring death or retribution to the whole if she can survive the love of her life. Fana is growing into her powers but like a sheltered child she is naive and her emotions like her mother's lead to death and destruction for many. can Fana continue to save the world will her lover and mate destroy her..I'm not telling. Lol listen to this well written story. you'll either love it or leave. I loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not as good as the first two books in the series

I loved the first two books in the series, but this one was very different.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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AMAZING!!

Where does Blood Colony rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Narrator was fabulous. She got the accents of the characters, spot on!! The story was riveting and unique. I would HIGHLY recommend this book!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Colony?

Finding out who Charlie Domingo really was.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Tecca wiped Justin O'Neal's memory

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

Blood calls for blood. (I think that's the Italian line from the book)

Any additional comments?

I loved the characters in the book. The narrator helped me to imagine all of them very vividly in my mind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wow

I'm still reading the series, but so far I'm blown away. Mrs Due is an artistic genius. I can't wait to get to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fair

This book was fair. It wasn't as good as the first two in the series, but not terrible.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful