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Publisher's Summary

Essence and New York Times best-selling author Tananarive Due has established herself as a premier figure in paranormal suspense - with champions including horror master Stephen King. My Soul to Take continues the saga of a line of immortals destined to save the world from the apocalypse.

Telepath Fana and the Life Brothers are attempting to prevent the spread of a devastating plague, but their efforts are challenged by an unlikely opponent - Fana’s fiancé, Michel.

©2011 Tananarive Due (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Amazing Story Telling

This series has been one of my favorites! Tanarive Due is a master. I hope this isn't the end.

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Good, but strange ending

If you could sum up My Soul to Take in three words, what would they be?

Almost, but not

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I thought the ending, whatever the authors intentions showed a certain lake of faith in humanity, in God and hope for the future. Despite the blood supposedly coming down from Christ certainly no one in the book seem to favor any of his teaching or traits and don't seem to put any stock in traditional values of good and evil.

You have to read it to understand. Basically in the end we all have to be directed by Big Brother Blood because we are too stupid and immature to handle our own destinies or draw together as a human community.

Also one character gets punished for trying to kill what appears to honestly be a very evil dude and I think anyone of us would agree that the attempt was the right thing to do since the honest goal of said evil dude was mass genocide of the human population of the entire planet.

All in all okay characters, interesting story but the ending left feeling a little alienated towards the messiah figures.

Which scene was your favorite?

John Wrights scenes talking to the recruits for his army and why they were fighting. They felt like the most human figures in the entire book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The reunion of Pheonix's family.

Any additional comments?

If their is a fifth book I hope Jesus arrives to give our immortals a smack down and reprimand.

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  • Adrienne
  • NASHVILLE, TN, United States
  • 12-02-12

Beautifully written!! Narration is spot on!!!

I love this series!!! It's one of my absolute favorites. I hope to see these characters again.

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Read at your own risk!

I was extremely disappointed by the narration and production of this book in particular. The change in voice and pronunciation of character names from the previous stories took my focus from the story. Also the storyline with Fawna and Michel was too overly dramatic. Neither of them were particularly likable so it was hard to care about what happened to them in the end. Jessica’s character also digressed and became slightly overbearing. This final volume did not live up to the previous editions. This was my second time reading this series. The first time was about 7 years ago and I actually read the books. I remember loving My Soul To Keep and The Living Blood but couldn’t remember the last two. I thought listening might be easier this time. It was, but again, the change in narrator disturbed me. Regardless of that the story just wasn’t powerful enough. Read at your own risk!

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I loved it!

At first i had to catch on to the narrators voice, but i loved it all the way... i love this series! I wish it was more!!

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She Always Delivers

I thoroughly enjoyed the books in this series. I loved the ending and the message.

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  • Starr
  • Kansas City, MO, United States
  • 06-17-16

loved it

I enjoyed every minute of it. I couldn't stop listening to it. So much excitement.

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  • SonjCos
  • Wesley Chapel, Fl, United States
  • 03-20-15

Satisfying

What made the experience of listening to My Soul to Take the most enjoyable?

Scintillating romance!!

What did you like best about this story?

The entire series is a testament to eternal love. Dawit showed us the depths of his passion in My Soul to Keep. Jessica rose as a heroine while living in the aftermath of Dawit's passion in The Living Blood. In Blood Colony, we experienced the flirtation of a new, young and potentially fatal love. My Soul to Take demonstrated the maturity of the individuals involved in the flirtation of book 3 and how that maturity allowed two beings that could have destroyed each other to happily coexist in a world of their choosing. It is a satisfying end to a beautiful circle of love, passion and consequences.

What aspect of Lizan Mitchell’s performance would you have changed?

She is not my favorite narrator. Luckily the story made it easy to get past the performance.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love, passion and consequences

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Hard to Follow

What disappointed you about My Soul to Take?

It's a long winding story that gets good then cuts to some other portion that presents as if you knew the history of the series in the current book.

What could Tananarive Due have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Shortened some of the histrionics

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from My Soul to Take?

Several

0 of 3 people found this review helpful