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Moonchild

Narrated by: Heidi Drennan
Series: Moonchild Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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In a world fueled by greed and corruption, where airships rule the skies and coal mines have been turned into prisons, Scarlett Moon has one goal: survive. Being tough and looking out for herself is the only way to stay alive, but when her best friend, Rory, is arrested and returned to the mines, all of Scarlett's carefully built walls threaten to crumble.

After being rescued by an airship full of pirates, led by the sexy and irresistible Asher Kimura, Scarlett finds herself surrounded by cons and fugitives, and thrust into the middle of a coal-smuggling business. When they take her to Columbus, the one place she never wanted to set foot in again, she wants nothing more than to get away. And her discomfort only grows as she becomes increasingly drawn to Asher.

But everything changes when she discovers there may be a way to rescue Rory. Enlisting the pirates' help, Scarlett sets out on a mission to save her friend, praying that her overwhelming attraction to Asher doesn't mean the end to her freedom - in more ways than one.

©2016 Kate L. Mary (P)2017 Kate L. Mary

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STEAM PUNKY PIRATES!! WOOOHOOOO!!! LOVED IT!!!

Miss Moonchild!! I loved this one!! Post apoc with a twist!! Scarlet and her friends are homeless and on the run after escaping the mines in this crazy controlled no tech world.., They get rescued by a group of Pirates and at first are very wary of this group...but as they get to know each other and Scarlet meets Asher, its clear that this is where she and her friends belong!! SUCH A GREAT STORY!!! Well written, and narrated...Great characters and a very intriguing world!! I recommend!!! I am on to book 2 now!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! KATE L MARY IS AMAZING!!!

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Great Book!

I really enjoyed listening to this! I liked it so much it only took a day to get through it - that's almost 10 hours in a day! Very good!! Narration is excellent, and the story itself is so full of action and danger that it really keeps you on the edge of your seat! The main character is has such an inner strength that you start rooting for her in the first few minutes. She is definitely kick ass and take names later! I loved the slow burn romance that may or may not ignite and take off... we'll have to wait and see! UGH! Can't wait for the next book! Great listen, well worth the money! I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving this honest review. Go, buy it now! You won't be sorry!

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Moonchild review

Like the previous book listened to by the author, this was really enjoyable and not a let down. Five stars and well worth it.

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Entertaining!

Who wouldn’t love dystopian pirates!?! I found the Moonchild world and characters fascinating, interesting, and exciting. I was pulled into this world and enjoyed the ride as it lasted. The lead couple Asher and Scarlett battle it out with sex trade sellers while being tempted by their attraction for one another. This was my first steampunk dystopian story and I look forward to more from this genre. The narrator did a good job with providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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an amazing listen

I enjoyed this book so freaking much every single second of it was amazing and very very interesting I loved this book enormously I didn't expect the book will be so good and it was and I'm so glad I listened to it I think I will listen to this book again sometime
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Not what I was expecting...but I enjoyed it

This book had more of a romantic feel than I had expected but, it's still a great dystopian tale. I love that Scarlett is a sassy, sexy, bad ass that can take out an enemy with the flick of her star. I can't wait to hear more of her story. Overall, its an exciting book, excellent narration. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Must read!

This book has you engaged from the start! She has other books that are awesome as well. I highly recommend this and her other books!

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Worth your time and credit!!

Wow. Fantastic start to a series! I really enjoyed this book but I shouldn't be surprised. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started this book. I have read several of Kate L. Mary books and have never been disappointed. I have enjoyed them all greatly. This book was no exception. She just has a way of telling a story that grabs your attention, pulls you right in and never lets go. Just as with all of her other books I have read this story was well written as well as very entertaining with a creative storyline and a great cast of characters.

The synopsis tells you everything you need to know about the story going in except that it is definitley worth your time and credit. It has the perfect mixture of a steampunk/dystopian society with little nuances that make it a unique world the author has created.

Great cast of interesting characters. Along with Scarlett and Asher all the secondary characters are well rounded and distinct. Scarlett is a great character but she can get a little annoying at times. She's a strong independent tough little cookie that is used to taking care of herself. At the same time she's very closed off and naïve in some ways and some of her decisions while understandable due to her past are questionable. Asher was likable from the start and was even more likable as the story went continued.

The only thing I was disappointed about is that the rest of the series is not available yet. I went searching for the rest of the series as soon as I was done with this book. I wanted more. It is definitley a series I will be continuing with and recommending often.

Heidi Drennan did a fantastic job with the narration. She was the perfect narrator for this book. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Both male and female. Each character has a distinct voice. With just a slight change in tone her male voices were really good and believable. She was able to bring the characters, their emotions and the characters to life. Very enjoyable. Hopefully she will be narrating the rest of the series.

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

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Thank god this is not a standalone book!

This is my second book by Kate L. Mary. I wasn't sure what to expect since I liked the first Book I read ''When we were human" but it left me wanting more. This book gave me the same feeling but at least I know there is a sequel!(Which I really hope gets the audiobook treatment)

This book is the story of Scarlett Moon AKA Moonchild. An orphan who is stuck in a world where she can either be exploited by the system or live outside it. Together with her friends, they live as homeless scavengers after escaping the work mines. One day her friend Rory get taken by the authority and brought back to the mines. Scarlett and her remaining friends get taken in by a group of Pirate including the dashing Asher. Scarlett learns that Rory is in danger of being sold and that there might be a way to save her.

I really enjoyed this book. Scarlett and Asher's dance was really interesting to see develop. I feel for Asher yet still see Scarlett's point of view and admire her unselfishness to not break his heart. It breaks mine to see them not getting together, unfortunately.

In Young Adult romance book, the focus is often only on the romance and not a lot on the world building, this book balance both very well while negating neither.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for an unbiased review.

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Excellent listen

Excellent listen! Loved the world building, steampunk and dystopian elements combine to make an exciting adventure. Great characters and fast moving story. Fantastic narrator as well, each character has a unique voice. Not sure if there are other books coming after this one or if there already are, but I hope so! I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Helen
  • 06-04-19

Great audiobook

Hopefully there will be more books great storyline could not stop listening 10/10 for this book

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  • Sharon
  • 04-20-18

What a Pleasant Surprise!

This was not what I was expecting, I've read and listened to quite a few of Kate L Mary's books in the past and loved them but this, this is different! Good different well great different really, it's fresh, matured somewhat filled with twists and turns I wasn't expecting. This story really does take you on a journey. I found myself connecting with Scarlett on so many levels and I just know many women will... Always trying to be the strongest versions of ourselves for everyone around us, everyone we love and the people who intimidate us and especially when we feel vulnerable! I just loved the narrator, she just got it so right! Seriously put the kettle on, get the comfy blanket out turn up the volume and give your ears a treat this is a must listen. I’m off to get book 2! Fantastic!!!!