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Publisher's Summary

The entire Karma series.

Karma

People say karma's a...well, you know. Personally, I don't think I'm that bad.

It's not like I wanted this job. I wasn't even in my right mind when I accepted the position.

Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp,

and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. It's unavoidable. We're hunting the same man, my murderer.

Jinxed

Karma, it's what they call me and the very essence of who I am. When I died young, I was recruited by the agency that keeps the Universe running smoothly. As someone with a human past, most of my coworkers consider me inferior.

But not everyone. Something evil has been stalking me for centuries. It's been biding its time, waiting for the moment when it will strike and it needs me to do it.

Its methods of recruitment are tearing apart every aspect of my life. I'm slowly losing myself, both mentally and physically. I don't know who I can count on but I'm finding out how much I'm willing to sacrifice to save the ones I care about.

Fated

Settling the cosmic score is what Karma was drafted by the Universe to do. But what happens when all the humans start going to the dark side? She's got to find the source and the most likely suspect is her long time rival, who outclasses her in both power and resources.

Luckily, she's got a new partner, Fate, but he comes with his own set of complications. The confirmed bachelor has a target of his own.

The Agency

This is a short Karma prequel. This was written after the series was complete to give more insight into the events prior to Karma. It can be read at the beginning or end of the series.

©2017 Donna Augustine (P)2017 Donna Augustine

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Good story. Bad choice of narrators.

The story (for the most part) was very good, but the narrator (Angel Clark) had an odd tendency to somehow both over and under state many lines. She also somehow managed to ruin every male character by making them ALL sound like emotionless robots. There was no nuance to her performance of the males in the story.

For some reason, she had a lot of the female characters yelling. Most of the time for no reason I could ascertain! I might be picking this set up on Kindle in the future, because I feel like I missed out on a lot, do to how distracted I got from the performance.

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Horrible performance and bratty characters.

It was a real struggle to finish. The characters were brats and childish and just annoying to listen to. The performance was mechanical and because the characters were such jerks to each other there was a lot of monotone yelling dialogue. Don't waste your money or credit on this.

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Great concept...

This story really has so much potential. I love the concept and even the plot, I only wish it was written better. The author’s writing style is just not my cup of tea. For example, she re uses descriptive pronouns, sometimes in the same or adjacent sentences. The way she writes the conversations between her characters is incredibly frustrating. It seems that they can’t and don’t communicate at all but just assume and throw insults. Sometimes the verbal dialogue doesn’t even make sense and if it wasn’t for the predictable way they interact the reader would not be able to even follow what is supposed to be happening. Their relationship is nothing but tension and turmoil, exhausting for me and yet supposedly they have this great love. I can think of only one or two moments of tenderness in the whole series! Now I like your badass chick as much as the next girl, but there should be a balance. Imagine this story in the hands of JK Rowling or Stephanie Meyer, it would be fantastic!

As to the narrator, she was so difficult for me to handle. She sounds like a mix between a bratty teenager and a valley girl. She reads the voices so aggressively and her character voices are awful. Even if you only listen to the way she reads the chapter titles she sounds either bored or pissed off. My guess is she added a lot to the angry feeling of the story. In addition to this, the recording was not edited well. It repeats sentences, and at one point she stops and clears her throat! That should have been edited out!

To summarize, it was a great concept and story. If you are just looking for a brainless fix of badassery and stunted conversations, and if you don’t mind the voice of a whinny, nasally, angry narrator, this book is perfect for you.

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beware .

story was a great one , but I have never heard a more horrible way of narrative in my life. She would be a perfect William Shatner wanna be .

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Fantasy and Reality come together!

The characters in this series are so real that I almost forget that they represent intangible human constructs like Fate, Luck and Karma. With Augustine's articulate and descriptive writing, as well as Clark's perfectly tuned voice telling this story, you'll never want to stop listening.

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Makes my ears bleed

This narrator is awful. Totally ruins the story. The story itself is unique and engaging. This narrator beats it to an unreasonable heap of laughable male voices and adds mannerisms and inflections that war with the characters. After reading other reviews I figured I had heard poor narration before and could muscle through it or ignore certain things. This is some of the worst I've heard. Angel Clark manages to turn Fate whiney pompous ass hat with no redeeming qualities. She portrays the character in such a way that completely disrupts the story . Think about reading a serious and touching scene, now have those same characters say the same things non chalantly or in bored tones. That's what you are getting here. Don't t waist a credit.

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Good but not great

This book series (and I am reviewing the series) is entertaining, has some really cool ideas in it but is lacking in common sense character development.

SPOILER ALERT
Read on only if you do not mind a spoiler.

The main character is positioned as a powerful person able to ignore the will of the universe and do what she wants anyway. She uses this ability when pushed to do so by the bad guys but not much, particularly latter in the series. It makes her kinda lame rather than getting stronger.

The character is also a whining, overly emotional woman. The kind of woman no man (well me and anyone I know) would ever date more than once. Maybe women like her more.

The story itself is quite good. Built around a fun concept of the universe calling up people to serve on roles like fate, Carns, Murphy’s law, Lady Luck and the jinks. These people maintain balance and everything goes wrong. Good premise and the story develops nicely. Just wish the lead character was not like chewing glass at times.

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Good edge of your seat till the end.

loved it. never a disappointment from Donna Augustine! Great dramatic mystery and love story combo.

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Well, Angela Clark isn’t as bad as Lauren Schroeder but dang she’s terrible!

I like this book. I like the premise of it and how the story played out. HOWEVER I’m not sure if it was the narrators fault or just the publishing, but it often left me confused like I missed something. It’s like Karma didn’t finish her first issue before moving to the next in the middle of the first. If that makes sense. I kept having to go back wondering what I missed and it was just how the story was narrated. Angel Clark, although not the worst narrator, really needs to find another job. Her mono tone was terrible and distracting. Not as bad as Lauren Schroeder tho so I was able to look over it but it was hard. Every good scene or major thing that happened felt rushed while the in between was smooth. It leaves you dealing confused and having to rewind it! That’s my biggest complaint. But I like the story. It’s uncommon and it kept my interest rather than what I usually do with a terrible narrator, return for a refund. I’ll continue to listen to the series but if your reading this, just read the book. I think it’ll be a lot better!

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Karma

This is a very long listen but the story is well worth it. Within a short while, I was thoroughly invested in the story to the end. Angel Clark and Andrew Wehrlan did a good job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • John c
  • 02-26-18

Hormonal on steroids

Karma comes across as a insecure needy control freak, blind to fates true feelings for her, no mater how Many times he spells it out for her not in words but in actions, too much of the story was waisted on karmas irrational & inane self absorbed thoughts and feelings, you don’t have to be blond to be dumb 😏

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  • Margaret G
  • 03-09-18

a nice escape from reality

slow start but loved it. great to loose yourself in Romance and fantasy. good narrator.

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  • kaztoo
  • 11-08-18

Fun to listen to

I really enjoyed this audio box set. The only things that bothered me were some parts were very repetitive. e.g. telling us over and over how much Karma liked Fate's body and some of the character voices were so similar I sometimes had to wonder who was 'talking'. I was disappointed when the set finished. I would recommend it to a friend.

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  • Sara B
  • 05-26-20

Great box-set

Karma Box Set is a fantastic reverse harem fantasy series. I read the series a few years back, and it was wonderful to hear the audio version. Angel Clark, and Andrew B. Wehrlan, both did an exceptional job with the characters. I found the storyline and the cast to be quite intriguing; I was kept engaged from start to end. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-21

In love with this book

So far I have only listened to the first book, but I'm really enjoying the story! I would recommend this to anyone who like fantasy and romance books

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  • DML 🤓
  • 02-25-21

What a great listen

I really enjoyed listening to this book.
Excellent story, totally kept me gripped and entertained whilst working.
Can’t wait to listen to the next one.

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  • Badfoot43
  • 10-22-20

First Book was the best.

The author has an interesting idea with this book. I loved the first book. It was quite witty and the characters were good. As it got to the end of the other books however, I started to get a bit fed up with the amount of time Karma spent on her feelings and angst about her relationship with Fate. I kept thinking “get on with the story.”
I’m now glad it’s finished and I won’t be bothering any more books in this series.

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  • Bev
  • 08-16-20

not bad for a free box set.

narrators were brilliant made you feel you where there in fight. I had read some of the other reviews I I get it now didn't need a box set just get on with the love and sexy stuff

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  • Namullus
  • 07-28-20

Well read. Good ending. Ok story

good audio book. well read. and a superb ending. g y h h y b u

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  • eilidh mcgill
  • 07-11-20

week character

This was an absolute slog the premise is great but the execution was terrible. The main character was done such a disservice she had little to no agency despite being "powerful" the love interest is just an arsehole I refuse to believe anyone is so good looking that you would put up with fate's behaviour, not to mention he humiliates Karma constantly. I would swerve unless you plan on nabbing the storyline and rewriting it.

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  • Mark
  • 07-22-18

Definately worth a listen

The narrator played the voices very well and she was very easy to listen to.

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  • Debs Langman
  • 09-20-17

Great

The story was fantastic but the reader was almost robotic at times which the story