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Gundar

Mate the Stars, Book 1
Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Newly re-edited.

The Mylos came for genetic trade, offering a chance for the women of Earth to meet and marry their perfect other halves as well as advances in technology and education for all. 

Darla Levin isn't looking for a husband. She is, however, looking for money for college. Falling short of her needs using financial aid, she decides to take a gamble and apply for the Bride Registry Scholarship.

It seems simple: You don't get matched unless you're a perfect genetic and psychological fit, and for the scholarship, the pool is limited to Mylos currently in orbit. Matches are so rare, she's never known anyone who has known anyone else who has been matched. 

After her best friend Angie registers and received her scholarship funds immediately, Darla takes the plunge. Only the unthinkable happens, and she finds she is now the mate to Gundar, the commander of the Bride Fleet itself. 

Romance with a happily ever after and no cliff-hanger. For mature listeners only!

©2017 Loretta Johns (P)2018 Loretta Johns

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narrator made me cringe.

Story was odd and and the narrator was horrible...struggled to finish the book. pass on this one.

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Not a fan of narrator

Story is good but Lusk is awful. She does not have a voice for romance books.

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The Narrator Ruined the whole story!

The narrator was so cringe worthy, it was like listening to someone scratch a chalk board with nails for over four hours. She made the lead characters sound like they were out of breath and had nasal issues at the same time. Ruined the whole book for me. Can't tell if the story would have been good or not. Couldn't get past the horrible imitation of character voice.

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Interesting Story!

This is the first book in the Sci-Fi Mate the Stars Series. This is a quick and fun story. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily written this review.

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  • CCW
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  • 01-08-19

Fun and fast paced, but thin. Bad narrator.

Fun story that actually fits a fair amount into a shorter length book. Not spectacular but fun for a quick listen (at 2x speed). Descriptions of surroundings and other sensory details are limited, which makes it a bit thin and is why the book is so fast paced.

I really don’t care for this narrator though (any book she does). Although her voices are distinctly different for each character, they’re all twinged with a lower class southern accent, including her neutral narration portions, which I find distracting, personally. And her foreign accents need a lot of work (there is a part where she uses Australian accents, but they just sound awful and not really Australian at all).

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Bad really bad.

I could not finish this book. And I tried. The story was plodding and the narration was terrible. Kept hoping it would improve, it didnt. Don't waste your money.

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Hate the voice

The voice and accent were disturbing and irritating. I wanted to stop half way. I want to hear the next book but not the voice.

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Nice Romance

The story is interesting, i liked how the characters were written, they were realistic and I thought the culture difference was well done and quite funny at time. There was however a lot of detail I thought was unnecessary around clothes, furniture etc. Some of it was interesting but it was too much and I felt it distracted from the story.

That said I would read more books in the series, I enjoyed my afternoon listening to this book. I will however be switching to the ebook version, I found the narration a bit annoying. The delivery was just a bit off and the character voices often come across and whiny. Overall the narration detracted rather than enhanced the book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Gundar

I love listen to this book. It’s funny, loving, family oriented and will draw you in every step of the way. As for Darla and Gundar, they are very passionate to those they love and very proud of their culture. She is more fun loving, where Gundar is more by the book crating a perfect balance.

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wow

sexy.. hott.. wow.. lol the narrator kept their emotions.. their personalities and everything very well done.. the author is awesome an this story was so much fun.. this was also one of those that made me blush to listen to haha.. very erotic and well done.

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  • ZOE R
  • 08-04-18

Gundar

It was a a good story. but too much details of foods, clothing, and decor.Some parts are good and enjoyed listening to this audio book.

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  • JuttaS
  • 01-29-19

Enjoyable story.

I really enjoyed this story, the characters are great and I feel that what happens would happen if it were to happen....if you see what I mean. I felt I could relate to Darla, what she was going through and feeling and I loved getting Gundar's point of view aswell. It made me laugh several times with the things that happened. There were enough twists throughout to keep me interested. It did take me a little while to get used to the narrator, once I did I settled in well to the story.