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How We Survive

Reclaiming Hope, Book 1
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Nate~
With the world in chaos around us, the only thing I could do was try to keep Felix safe as we searched for our older brother. We’d been traveling for over two years, searching Ministry camp after Ministry camp and trying to steer clear of the Rebels. I didn’t know what to do when we ran into a whole group of shifters with guns. But then the huge, gorgeous guy that found us did the unthinkable....

Tre~
At first I thought the two young shifters were trying to sneak up on me, but I soon realized they were only passing through. I was going to send them on their way until I heard the others coming. What was I supposed to do? How else was I supposed to save them? The delicious man and his brother would’ve been killed had I not claimed him. 

Will Nate and Tre be able to work together to keep themselves and their packmates alive? Or will they let the cruelty of the outside world tear them apart? 

*How We Survive is the first book in the Reclaiming Hope series, but is a stand-alone novel. Each book in the series will feature a different couple, but the couples will show up throughout the series. It’s a paranormal shifter romance between two men with explicit language and graphic sex intended for adults only.*

©2017 Michele Notaro (P)2019 Michele Notaro

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  • Cyndi
  • Beautiful Michigan
  • 04-09-19

✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

This book was very different from most shifter stories, I loved the world that was created here with Shifters that are at war and this isn't all about Alpha's like most are. The book was a little slow and the romance was a really slow burn but that is because of the story and what was happening in the world. I enjoyed the characters and how each of them had their own personality. I'll probably listen to the 2nd book if it's released on Audio.

The narration was good and each characters had their own voice. I didn't love the voice of Trey because it didn't sound natural but it wasn't bad just forced.

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  • Cat
  • Missouri
  • 03-26-19

interesting, shifter story

This is a first for this author for me but not the last (eagerly awaiting the next in this series) I love the cove through the WE gets lost in it. The story was so good and it makes you not want to put it down. I loved though this is a fated mates story it wasn't instant and so easily accepted. Nate doesn't bow down to any alpha and is tough to be so young. His main concern is his younger brother Felix. They are on a trek to find thier oldest brother Ronin after thier family was slaughtered in the war.

Tre should have killed te two stray shifters but felt a connection right away though he didnt know what it was, and a familiar scent.
A lot is going on in the story and I can't say much without spoilers so I will say its awesome, not your cut of the mill shifter story and a great romance as well and the end was both good and frustrating. I want the next book like right now!
Kenneth Obi gave great life to the story. He has a soothing voice, good with character voice and pacing and acts the story not just reads it. I highly recomend the audio version.

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  • Donald
  • Louisville, Georgia, United States
  • 04-13-19

Brilliant...

I thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully, energetic, character driven story. Though this is a shifter story, which is one of the main reasons I selected the story, it is so much more than that. It's a story of life, love, triumph, loss, and a whole bunch of WTF's! I immediately embraced the characters beginning with Nate and Felix, Trey and Patty, the cast of characters that become intertwined into the story, the war, and the humans. The true mating story of Nate and Trey was exceptional. I have read various reviews that stated it was too slow in the making, but I loved the confusion, the denial, the tenacity, and the humility of this story and I would not have wanted it to go any other way then the way in which the author intended. Michele Notaro's story telling is fantastic and Kenneth Obi's narration skills are beyond reproach. There is so much to say about this book but to easy to spoil, so I will just state that I cannot wait for the next in this series. LOVED IT!

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  • Thomas
  • Auberry, CA, United States
  • 04-06-19

Nothing gay about this story.

I always lower my expectations when buying romance novels. Specially gay ones. There were expected and obvious plot holes and plot drivers that made no sense. However, when I noticed the author was female I was intrigued. Could a woman write a gay romance? The answer is definitely No.

This is a straight romance and I was actually bored by the very limited sex portions. Though there were two guys in the relationship there was nothing gay about their interactions. The female character (I forget his name) was an emotional, needy person who trended into bitchyness. Their arguments were exactly as if they were a male/female relationship and the sex was the same.

Skip this if you’re wanting a story with a gay romance.

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aaaaaamazing

loved it.. loved loved loved.. so hot. so sexy and the voice.. yum ;) haha very good

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This took me by surprise!

Michele, Brava! This is a pleasant change of pace from the normal werewolf/vampire stories, and I am intrigued as to where you will go from here with it. I had to get past the first few chapters, but I did as I had a good feeling that it was getting better and better. And it did.

Kenneth, Bravo! You made the book come alive.

Listener, if you enjoy werewolves/vampires this is a different take and one that I found pleasing, and looking for more stories to be had from this author. I'd say get it!

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Great all around

The story is post a apocalyptic setting after shifters are exposed to society, there's actual plot and drama. The description of intimacy and not just sex is refreshing and hits me deep. Its comforting and more fulfilling. I feel for the characters. Not all the voices are my favorite but the narrator does a great job. And honestly, I can't wait until the next one. I want to get it right now.

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Just OK

The overall story had great potential but never really came together. It seemed as if there was an attempt to introduce storylines for future series but ended up making this book random and confusing at times. I found my self hitting the skip forward button quite a bit with the hope of finding closure- but never did.

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Beautiful

Loved this one from Michele Notaro! It is best described as a post apocalyptic werewolf story and it is a wild ride! Great character development and excellent plot. Kenneth Obi does a really nice job at bringing this story to life.

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  • Book addict
  • 03-15-19

Sweet listen

This book had a lot of potential, but it was just too sweet, sappy and slow at times and it didn’t keep my attention. I’m sure some people will love it, especially with it being such an affectionate book, but I can’t help but think it could do with a good editor to go over it and bring it together a bit more. Still an ok listen though.

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  • OCorkyO
  • 03-11-19

realy good

Can not wait for more ... the narator is perfect keep them coming please thank you!