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Matefinder: Volume 1

Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
Series: Matefinder, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Publisher's Summary

Werewolves, facing the threat of extinction, desperately seek their mates to bear young. Aurora, a human far removed from the supernatural world, is nearing her own end after being fatally injured in a car accident. Kai, an alpha werewolf, lurks in the nearby trees watching her bleed out. He chooses to save her the only way he knows how, by changing her. Aurora struggles with her past as a domestic abuse survivor and the new dominating and violent lifestyle of a werewolf. No one is prepared for what happens next. The tides turn in favor of the werewolves. The Matefinder has been found, and she is more powerful than anybody ever imagined. But is she prepared to be the most hunted werewolf in history?

Note: The Matefinder series has been optioned for film.

©2014 Leia Stone (P)2015 Leia Stone

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GREAT START TO A SERIES!!!

GREAT START TO A SERIES I can't wait for the next book!! The Narrator did a good job after the 4th chapter! it kept going from super loud to super quiet at first but after the 4th chapter it stopped!

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Very good

I was a little worried at first because it seemed like instalove, which I hate, and I almost stopped reading but I am so glad that I didn't. The instalove makes sense and, believe me, they still have issues to work out so it's not 100% perfect lovey dovey all the time.

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Everything plus the kitchen sink

Holy moly what is going on with this story? It’s like sprinting a quadrathlon on a jet pack while listening to a guide to morality.
I couldn’t finish it. I spent most of my time eye rolling as the main female character continued to be revealed to be one amazing thing after the other, I lost track of all the ways the author made her special. The character didn’t earn any of these talents but seemed to be chosen as the epicentre of the supernatural universe! It was so exasperating.
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The girl is the most rare thing on earth...cue the eye roll...
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First she’s special because she survived the change, then she’s second in command, then she’s the alpha’s mate, then she’s immune to silver, then she’s a matefinder, then she finds out she’s adopted and is actually the rare product of a werewolf/witch hybrid, then she’s a future seer, she’s a lethal wolf who beheads super fast, then she can save the werewolf species and then she apparently can make female vampires fertile....I mean are you serious?!!! And the entire time she’s cool with it all. Like, yup..ok, I’m a werewolf, yup ok I’m a badass, ok cool I’m part witch, ohhhh did you say I am a seer too, cool. Wtf?!
The book moves so fast and with such forced empty action that it has zero substance.
The writing is poor. A half decent editor would have helped a lot with word repetition, sentence structure and dialogue. It was so stiff.
I also don’t need to be reminded every few minutes that she’s a vegetarian and that it makes her special. I don’t eat meat but I don’t think just because my friends do that somehow killing a person is easier for them, which is what the character implies.
Ugh I’m so done with this book and it’s nonsense. There is no heat, no drama, no significant character development, it’s all superficial and forgettable.

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Hooked!

Hooked from the very beginning! L. Stone does it again! I cannot wait for vol. 2!!!

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So much better than the title...

Great story. I am sure I will relisten in a couple months when I don't have any more credits.

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Great premise; terrible execution

I’ve never written a review before but after reading all the positive reviews I found myself suffering through this entire book. Thanks a lot reviews!
The Matefinder Concept was a nice new possibility in a world of werewolves that is starting to feel like we have read it all lately. To my disappointment the the execution by the author was terrible; in one chapter she is magically ok with nearly dying and becoming a werewolf and taking her place as a dominant in a pack. ONE CHAPTER. The narrator isn’t the worst but if your looking for inflections or a differentiation between characters she has some significant work to do. I now find myself going to purchase some of the terribly reviewed books I had interest in because the audible community gave this such high ratings that there must be confusion on what it means to get 1 vs 5 stars.

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great

The narrator, which I believe is as important as the story, is excellent. The story has a great plot line and strong characters.

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Simply Amazing !!!!

This book is by far one of the best I have ever read. It has Action/Romance/Werewolf's/Witches/ Vampires and a amazing plot. The characters are so well described that you feel their pain, joy and all their emotions. The narrator did a good job but she didn't get the male voices right. A dual narrative would have made it perfect . I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next.

LM

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loved It

Great storyline. The narration was great. Made the whole experience appropriately exciting ,tense and fun.

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It had potential

I want to begin this with an analogy. If writing books was like being a sculpture, using fine tool to chisel details, as a sculpture this author used a club to try and beat the marble into something she wanted.

The main problem with this book is the lack of detail, it feels like a 12 year old wrote it. Very general details are given without any of the minor details that you need to bring the book to life.

Another problem is the lack of character development. I found my self laughing, rolling my eyes, or just down right horrified at how hollow and uninteresting everything was. Not only does the author fail to flesh out the main charcter, she just makes her an automatic badass leaving me feeling disconnected. The detail in the fighting, traveling, and overall interaction between characters is so short that if you don't pay attention for a few seconds your completely lost.

The way some of the characters feel and express themselves sounds absolutely reddiculous, not to mention that Kia, or whatever his name was, was scared for the first time several times. This book almost feels like the author went in without a plan and contradicts herself so many times.

The story progression is horrifying things that, in any other well written book, were nearly shrugged off because it was delivered so poorly. I stopped and started this book at least 10 times before finally giving up.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 11-11-19

Matefinder

This is a great first book in the series and has a loads of good roller coaster emotion as the story unfolds. Read with great feeling by Dora Rosenberg.

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  • Suzy GM
  • 01-05-19

Not bad but

This story could have been better with a little more thought but on the whole it’s good.

What really put me of was the terrible narration of Dara Rosenberg. If she was reading to children it would be ok but certainly not for adult books very insipid. Shame I would have liked to get the other books in the series.

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  • amanda
  • 03-09-18

Underwhelming

The storyline was ok. Wasn’t too keen on the narration. I found it annoying more than anything.

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  • julie
  • 03-11-17

Good book

Good book but audible did not it kept missing pages so couldn't listen I had to read it.

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  • Jaylee L.
  • 03-10-16

the narrated voice anoied me.

this book was verry slow and no i will not be getting the next book

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 01-09-17

bello!

mi è piaciuto molto anche se uno si deve abituare un pochino a il correre di eventi che è attribuibile principalmente alla presenza di lupi che hanno una vita diversa dalla nostra, ma mancano forse un po di tempi dj assestamento...però almeno l'eroina ha le palle !

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  • Book_Addict
  • 08-26-19

***Mate Finder***

It's not a bad book but It didn't rock my world or made me laugh, it's a simple storyline no dramas and no hassles just a bit of danger mix in. There is not much of a back story on how Aurora felt and adjust her life as a changed wolf, everything is all wrap up in a pretty packaged no suspense or angst while it's a sweet story it didn't heat my blood or made me wanna kill someone (bad guys) Dara Rosenberg on the other hand is perfect as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-29-19

Rushed

This book had so much potential to be a good Book but unfortunately it felt way to rushed and fast paced, towards the end the writing got sloppy and you could just tell the writer just wanted to over and done with, which is exactly the way I felt.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-30-18

Great I loved it.

Some truly epic twists I would have love to just devour this in one go

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  • karen grave
  • 02-24-18

teal

too much teal color. not enough depth. too quick an introduction to her new life. author has an answer for everything. I feel as though this book has been written for young readers...teenagers

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  • Mikaela Sherlock
  • 09-17-16

great start to the series

I really enjoyed the storyline. can't wait to read the next one in the series!

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  • Leila
  • 07-18-16

Predictable

What disappointed you about Matefinder: Volume 1?

Boring. Compared to the books that it is being actually compared to, I expected more.
Story line is completely predictable. Disappointing writing, too.

Has Matefinder: Volume 1 put you off other books in this genre?

No

What three words best describe Dara Rosenberg’s performance?

Performance was fine

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No