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Humankind have spread to the stars, but so far, the only other intelligent being discovered is a primitive fox-like race called the Kawokee. Sixty years after their discovery, humanity is being inundated by a virus that originated from the Kawokee world. 

Jasmine Char believes the cure lies within the native culture. While other scientists look for a chemical solution amidst the growing fear and political landmines, Jasmine has her own reasons for finding a cure. But with the planet’s inhabitants decimated by human interference and misunderstandings, will she find the answers, or will the Kawokee disappear along with the entire human race?

©2019 Stacy Bender (P)2020 Stacy Bender

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Interesting sci-fi Fantasy novel

Humans….
And a race called Kawokee,
Humans are dying out because they are no longer able to carry a child to full term. An infection has hit the race and hit it hard.

One woman wants to study the Kawokee to see why they can still give birth so goes and lives in their villages.

I found this book really interesting. I havnt read anything like it before. A couple twists and terms I didn’t see coming.

Narration was fabulous, the narrator does a great job. I’m really interested to listen to book 2

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fun book

Great narrator. Fast paced novel that's a ton of fun. If you're looking for a sci-fi novel, I recommend this.

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Could be a case study in colonial relations.

Looking at stories like this help us to internalize and understand what it may have been like for some in the early years for those colonized or colonizer era.
The store takes place in the future, where all of human kind have taken ill and are unable to reproduce. I can see this as a parallel to small pox or other illness that were prevalent in early colonial settlement of North America. The story has a lot of twist and turns, red herrings and you never know who you can trust. I am only giving this a 3 out of 5 because I felt that there were a lot of story threads that went nowhere, and as someone who is currently studying colonial relations this is too superficial of a look into the subject, and the story turns for me is too out of nowhere. The narrator does an amazing job, and there is a goof foundation to start with, show the bloody nature of the colonizer vary well.

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I love it.

I love it all the girl who was reading it was great to hear from.

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Slow pace and aggravation with main character

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I had high hopes for this book, but it ended up being fairly mediocre for me.

The premise hooked me right from the start, and the beginning of the story felt really promising. But then the pace slowed down and nothing really happened. What really aggravated me, however, was the fact that Jasmine Char was supposed to be an anthropologist, but she only acted with a scientific mind half the time. An incident occurs in the last third of the book where Char participates in a Kawokee tradition, but she gets so bored that she no longer pays any attention. You're an anthropologist! All of this is important to your mission! Without giving too much away, that scene goes on to pay an important part in the end, but because she essentially failed at doing her job properly, Char never realizes it until the last minute.

All that was honestly too much for me to handle. If Char lived up to her potential as an anthropologist -one who actually does her job- and there was a lot more science built into this book, it could have been really good. But my aggravation with Char and the slow pace left me very underwhelmed.

I listened to the audiobook and Caren Naess did a suitable job. Nothing to write home about, but nothing that held the book back, either.

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a seriously fun and smart sci-fi tail

Carne Naess may be one of the best narrators in my Audible library. Her use of inflection and pitch help make every single character, even the minor characters appearing in a single scene, stand out from each other. In Kawokee, this is important, as different chapters follow different characters at the same time period, and solving the mysteries of Kawokee before Minnich and Bender's characters solve it is made easier with the narration.

There are several mysteries inside of Kawokee, and most of them are answered by the end. However, it was a great joy whenever i solved one mystery due to clues given, amd get proven correct by the end.

I highly recommend Kawokee to any person who enjoys sci-fi or mysteries or space adventures.

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Really unique!

This was a deeply complicated unique tale. I really enjoyed the anthropological point of view and the final twist is literally mind-blowing. I haven’t read such a well written sci-fi novel in a while and this was incredibly refreshing.

Warnings: no Fbombs but there is a fair use of all other language. References to nudity and intimate relationships either directly with mild detail or less direct.

I highly suggest you give this book a try.

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Foxy Alien'a with attitude!

Very interesting story with a lot of imagination. I listened through to the end of this Audio book and I was not disappointed. Kind of a shocker at the end but it really brought the whole story together. I received this Audio book for free in exchange for an unbiased review. Great listen!

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Wonderful Sci-fi story

Interesting sci-fi story about humans encountering an alien race.and how we react to them much like when the Europeans came to the new World. Then things take a few twists and sadly while we advanced technically some of us haven’t advanced morally

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Much better than I expected

This book delivered on expectations and then some! I enjoyed the plot, which gave plenty of clues but still had some surprises! I don’t want to give too much away, but there is angst, action, mystery and adventure. There’s also some moral stories, and a little political commentary— but it fits the plot and isn’t in-your-face.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.

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A wonderfully original story

A wonderfully original story, well written and narrated, I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Missgotty
  • 03-24-21

Recommended

This book maybe triggering for some people as it reflects how native people historically were brutally treated all over the world by other countries.

Kawokee is a very creative tale of a powerful race trying to forcibly overpower another to solve an infertility issue. The story is quite unique and complex. It draws on different political, science, military etc, perspectives to try and 'justify' the actions of the humans in trying to reach their goals at high costs to the Kawokee's. Intermingled in tragedy are also warm character friendships and mysteries to be solved.

I won't say too much here but this is definitely a recommended read, it was such a good book. The narrator did a good job, her narration (and the story) always kept my interest and I wasn't jarred when the narrator switched between the different male and female voices, as she voiced both sexes convincingly.

I was given a copy of this book for free of my own choosing and have voluntarily left this review.