• Misconstrued

  • Mistaken Series, Book 2
  • By: Pixie Unger
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

My name is Wilhemina Jensen. I am one of the few people who survived when aliens first made contact.

“You cannot live on the food we have for you. That leaves me three choices: Let you continue to starve, slowly dying. Or put you out of your misery, and save the resources of feeding you for someone who has a chance to live.” The orc gave me a long, calculating look before he continued, “Or I can find you someone who is willing to spend his personal resources to care for a defective human.”

It wasn’t the invasion that made society fall, we did that all on our own. People panicked. The food supply chains broke down. We started fighting each other for the last loaf of bread or bag of flour. That was before I ever saw one of the orc-shaped aliens. One day at a time, concentrate on getting through today, worry about tomorrow if you got there. Be safe, be smart, be invisible. Take care of each other. And don’t forget to feed the cat.

I managed to hide for more than a year before they found me. I ended up living in a tent city set up in a school yard that felt like a human zoo for months when one of the orcs pulled me out of the food line. He and his friends fed me the first real meal I’d had in ages before sending me back to my tent. I wasn’t trying to attract attention, but the next thing I know, I’m getting special treatment. When I asked why, I didn’t like the vague answer I got about Romeo, Tybalt, Mac, and Iago deciding to keep me. I don’t know what they’re up to, and it’s hard to trust monsters at the end of the world.

©2021 Pixie Unger (P)2021 Podium Audio

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good narration, bad fmc

Really thought I'd like this, but DNF'd in Chpt 11. FMC was illogical and rude, massively ungrateful.

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She's the only human with good food, showers, book access, her own room with a door, and 4 guards who have never touched her or asked her for anything. They see her looking at a home decor magazine, take the bedroom spread from it, and do their best to makeover the master bedroom to match her magazine, and give her a private, working bathroom. Her response is a halfhearted "gee, thanks", and wanting them to get out of her room. It wasn't her room until literally 10 seconds ago, when they tried to surprise her with this massive, thoughtful upgrade in circumstance.

They bend over backwards to understand her, to make her life better. In her head, she recognizes this explicitly. She has yet to try to understand anything about them, ask a single question about them. She just takes what they give, and asks for more. These are simple soldiers, not wealthy leaders. They are having to trade and pay for everything she gets from them. After telling them how important naming is, she thoughtlessly applies hurtful names to them. "Romeo"? To the guy you just met with shotgun scarring across his face? You're a jerk.

I want these 4 guys to pick a better human.

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Solid story but not as fulfilling as I would like

The story end on a happy note but it was more of a decision on the FMC part to be content rather that a overwhelming love for her protectors. If you are looking for a HEA with major feels keep going. If you just would like to see another story in this universe then by all means grab this book. Excess credit worthy, not carefully rationed or treasured credit worthy.

The narrator was great. Soothing voice and did a bang up job on the male voices. Would definitely grad another book she reads.

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excellent

loved this book. great story and not all sex for which I was grateful. loved the characters too.

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invade me

After so many books on vamps and wolves this fresh look on sexy orcs is eye opening. I was jealous I was not in the camp grabbing me a few orcs. The author was able to create great characters with unique personalities that kept me listening. this is definitely on the re-read list!

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  • TR
  • 04-13-22

Beta Male Simps

Do you want to read about men giving each other blowjobs because you know, you gotta do your friend a favor every now and then? Then this is the book for you.

Do you want to read about some really lame beta males who have no self-respect nor are they allowed to make their own decisions without being told to do by their mommy? I mean human mate. Then this is the book for you.

Sorry but give me an alpha male any day over these losers. Hard pass on anything from this author in the future.

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Yay!

I absolutely adore this book. I love the slow burn romance that she experiences multiple times. I love how much thought went into “ Cultural differences

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best second book I've ever listened to.

I love the narration and I enjoyed the story immensely. it had the greatest sense of humor between species. and how they all got along. you must listen to this story.

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Great stuff

If you wondered what it would be like if orcs came and destabilized society, here (and in the previous installment) is a slice of what life would be like. They are not real orcs, but an alien race which clashes with human culture in fascinating ways. Love this author!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️❤️🌹

Enjoyed the story can’t wait for the next book to come out. Hope it’s soon 😊😊

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Great story

When I started this series I wasn’t sure I would like it . Mistaken the first book caught my attention and I couldn’t put it down . I just wanted to mention in Mistaken someone commented that the female character cried a lot . But I saw was Normal reactions to abnormal situations ,a normal grieving process not overdone. (For example losing your home , friends and family. )Misconstrued I hesitated to buy because multiple partner books just don’t interest me. But since I liked the first book so much I decided to spend s credit . I am glad I did . The book was interesting, the characters developed And the relationships tastefully done. Waiting impatiently for the next book in the series maybe Joe’s story.

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  • Kate
  • 09-21-21

Loved it!

I absolutely loved this book. It was a fairly slow burn but seemed realistic in the way Mina reacted to the situation. Really enjoyed it!

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  • 08-03-21

Enjoyed first book so got second

Good narrator, nice story easy to listen to with happy ending. Subject could be dark and disturbing to some but I felt the story was as about transition

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  • L
  • 04-22-21

Okay

This book wasn't great. but it wasn't exactly bad either. The story had a good premise and the world the book is set in sounded interesting, but it was a little lacking in delivery. Mina was rather annoying as a character and I just felt sorry for the poor guys she ended up with. I get that she's a little wary given everything that's happened, but seriously she just needs to get over herself already. It all got rather tedious by about a third of the way in. I might try another book in the series as, like I said, the world the book is set in is interesting but I won't be holding my breath.

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  • MadHatter
  • 04-15-21

Not a romance

Once again, this book is not what I would classify as a romance. They do develop a reverse harem, but not the deep emotional connection that most romantics crave. They are all more like friends with benefits.

The woman tries to understand her four orcs and to overcome cultural differences, but I got sick of them all asking each other “is this Ok?” Everyone is terrified of miscommunications. The men are more like desperate, insecure children seeking constant reassurance, rather than confident adults. The reason why is explained, but it is still a very unattractive trait to me.

Having said all that, I really like that it does not concentrate solely on sex scenes. I did find it weird that there is no real hatred to the aliens who destroyed humans’ way of life - whether they intended to or not. Few people are that noble, to let the (recent) past just be. It seemed unrealistic for there to be so little resistance or resentment.

In short, the book is well written, the world building is good and the narrator is excellent. It is worth a read, just don’t expect an epic love story.

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