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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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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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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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My Soul to Take

Very disappointing for the last book in the Black Immortals series!! The narration was horrible!! Now I've heard this narrator in other books, and enjoyed her, but this was not the book for her!! The voices of the Male characters all sounded like they were having issues breathing!! Fawna sounded far too much like a space cadet baby!! The story line definitely deviated to these 2 main character's trying to take a God like stance!! Not appreciated at all! Let's do a fifth to give the long term series readers a better ending!! Give Fawna a sister to set things right, and for pity sakes bring Caldoun out of hiding!!

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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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All over the place

I love Tananarive Due, My Soul to Keep was my first introduction to her work and I haven't regretted it. However, this book I feel like there were way too many characters to keep up with and the throwing in of characters from another book that I haven't read yet felt unnecessary. The time frames was confusing. What happened in the 10 years between the proposal and wedding? Why'd they do Johnny like that? Caitlin, the kid with Sickle cell?? I know every book will not wrap things up in a neat little bow, but this was kind of infuriating. If there is a book 5 just please focus it on Fana and Michel.

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I loved reading the first 2 books so much I decided to listen to them on audio books. I think the first 2 books were excellent and I enjoyed listening to them as much as reading them. The story was interesting and you could really get into the characters. The third book was ok not as good as the first 2 but not bad. this 4th book was a struggle to finish listening to. it seemed to be all over the place and difficult to follow. The same narrator should be used for all the books, its difficult getting use to a different voices with each book. The last narrator was really bad. I didn't enjoy her poor attempt to change her voice for the different characters and she often seemed to mispronounce some names especially Miguel. in book 3 he was called Michel not Miguel. In book 4 sometimes he was Miguel and sometimes Mikkel and sometimes other things. Her voice was not right for this book or these characters at all.

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Where is Patricia Floyd?

Please, please, get the narrator right & correct. Where is Patricia Floyd when we need her. This narrator CANNOT pronounce correctly the most simplest of words. Learn the way to at least say the places in California, they are Spanish . Frustrating. Please use Patricia Floyd.

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Great book, poor performance

The performance was subpar. Ms. Mitchell failed to capture the African accents. The author changed some of the facts in the storyline, which was disappointing.

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good story but

the story was good but the changes in readers was kind of weird. There was a change in pronunciations of names.