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Natural Enemies Audiobook

Natural Enemies

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Publisher's Summary

A young New York couple, unable to have children and whose marriage seems to be sputtering, is advised to leave their tense urban lives and take a vacation in a more bucolic environment. Out west, they are suddenly confronted by violent rednecks and chased deep into the surrounding wilderness. Braving floods, avalanches, wild animals, and human predators, they come face-to-face with death. This test of endurance and their passion to survive gives them new insights into themselves and their future together. This gripping, fast-moving, and suspenseful story will hold the listener's interest until the last second.

©1980 Warren Adler (P)2017 Warren Adler

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    Tad B. New York 04-25-17
    Tad B. New York 04-25-17 Member Since 2015

    I love audio books.

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    "Scared the Absolute Crap Out of Me!"
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    I have never listened to/read the first 20 minutes of a book and been so easily able to see myself and my loved one in the situation set up for the protagonists. So often it's easy to think "well, that was stupid! You should have done X" or "what will happen in the rest of this book is easily avoided if you just stop doing Y." But not Natural Enemies. From the very top I was completely riveted almost to the point of obsession because I couldn't think of a better way to react that would avoid the danger that Birdie and George encounter. The premise of this book is scarier for me than any horror story I've read in a good, long time. What happens to Birdie and George could easily happen to me or you. It is *terrifying* and totally awesome!! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good scare, a thrill, or an adventure story. Will Tulin does a lovely job of narration. 10/10

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 03-30-17
    Michelle 03-30-17
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    "LOVE THIS BOOK FROM THE FIRST SENTENCE!"

    Hooked from start to finish. I enjoyed this book so much I think I made my husband sick from going on and on about it. I let him know that we need to brush up on our knowledge of plants for eating and medicine because you never know what can happen. He thinks I'm crazy! While I was listening to the audio I felt like I was on the edge of my seat (like watching a good movie). Through the whole book I kept saying they need to make it, they need to get saved, I just know she's pregnant. I'm usually good at guessing the ending but never seen this one coming. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good page turner. The narrator was perfect for this story. I listened to his voice and watched it in my mind play out. I love, love, love this book!

    "I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Willis Evanston, IL 05-03-17
    Jessica Willis Evanston, IL 05-03-17

    I am an avid reader, and love to share my opinion on what I read... be prepared for an honest review, though.

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    "Love the Suspense"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Natural Enemies to be better than the print version?

    I wouldn't know, as I haven't read the print version. However, I did love listening to the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't think that I had a favorite character, though I do love the couple themselves. They just ... I dunno, kept me interested in the story. After all, if there are issues between two ppl, and then they are thrown into a fight for survival... would they be wiling and able to work together to live... and possibly patch things up?

    Would be able to do such a thing?


    What does Will Tulin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The experience of being able to get more of a feel for who and what the characters are like... especially in the eyes of someone else.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I still wanted to read the book as quickly as I could.


    Any additional comments?

    No, outside of I loved being able to listen to the book for free. Thank you audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daman 04-22-17
    Daman 04-22-17 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Kept me glued and drawn in...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved the story and the characters. A well written masterpiece again by Warren Adler.


    What about Will Tulin’s performance did you like?

    Strong, Powerful narration


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie 04-18-17
    Vickie 04-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Action packed from beginning to end"

    Let me start by saying that I absolutely love Warren Adler. The writing and narration for this book were top-notch. Although I loved the story I felt ambivalent towards the characters. If you like anything that has to do with the survivalist genre you will probably enjoy this book. I was voluntarily provided a review copy by the author publisher or narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Piggy P. 04-18-17
    Piggy P. 04-18-17

    Oink, oink.

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    "Riveting Tale"

    An intense tale of survival starring a couple whose relationship is on the rocks... The perils are many. I had expected the story to go a different direction (more horror/thriller) after Chapter 1. It's more of wilderness survival thriller, like an adventure type of story.

    Their attitudes towards the wonders of technology felt dated, but were appropriate for 1979 when this story was originally published. Once I knew that then their awe made more sense.

    Narrator had distinct tones for them. The writing itself head hops quite a bit. One paragraph from George's POV and then the next from Birdie's, for instance, but still in third person. Even with the head hopping, the prose & narrator were clear as to whose POV we were in. Emotions were well-conveyed.

    I liked Birdie more than George. I think that has to do with her gung ho attitude. George becomes less milquetoast as things progress. There's definite character development as the story goes on.

    Some twists and turns. This couple gets wrecked! It's not an easy survival story by any means. If you like Naked & Afraid, then you'll like this.

    I was voluntarily provided a copy for review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 04-17-17
    Rachel 04-17-17 Member Since 2015

    I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.

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    "Has potential to be a good thriller"

    This is a survival story with 30% adventure, 10% thriller and 70% human drama. I enjoyed the adventure and survival. Most of the conflict is human drama.

    The character’s internal battle with their own and each other’s weaknesses, interrupted all tension and watered down the thrilling situation the characters find themselves in. For me the self evaluating, got tedious and drawn out.

    Is was well written and the narration was good. But not as thrilling as it could have been.

    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 04-08-17
    Nomi 04-08-17 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "Great story, not so great characters"

    I usually enjoy Warren Adler. I did love the story but the characters seemed a tad unrealistic. Not to mention somewhat unlikable. But the story was nice and suspenseful so it was worth a listen.

    I enjoyed the narrator. Great performance.


    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bikram Agarwal 04-02-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Alright book, typical survival horror."

    I'm reading this author's work for the first time because book cover caught my attention. The two main characters were a little irritating because their reactions to situations were unbelievable and were only making the things worse. But I guess that's to be expected. There were quite a few edge-of-the-seat instances too. But overall, it was your typical "survival in a jungle" fare.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary H 04-01-17
    Gary H 04-01-17 Member Since 2016

    I'm a technology teacher and love all kinds of books.

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    "Hard to classify"

    This book is hard to classify as it has the makings of a horror, adventure, survivalist, and so on. The book has an interesting plot and a very solid ending. In short, this book is about a couple who get involuntarily stranded in the Colorado Rockies by some crazy guys chasing them on the nighttime roads. So far so good. What makes me give this book 4 stars is that it tends to do a lot of talking and reminiscing instead of relying on what works for the book - the horror and survival. What I mean is that parts of the book could be shortened without affecting the overall story.

    It is a book that was enjoyable and I would recommend it for those who like mild horror and/or survival with a really nice story line. The ending is worth it.

    I did receive this book from the author/narrator for an unbiased review and I hope I have done that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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