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The Voice of Waterfalls Audiobook

The Voice of Waterfalls

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Inga manages to escape from a house of terror where she was held as a sex slave along with other girls who were kidnapped. She is chased into the woods and runs onto the road, almost falling under the wheels of an approaching car. She thought, it would be better to die that way than to return to her captors. The driver of the car, to her surprise, saves her. He brings her to his house and introduces her to his family: his mother, his father, and his younger sister. He gives Inga a key to a separate room and brings her food. She appreciates his help and calls him her knight from the road. All she needs now is a phone to make a call to her mother. Her savior, Alman, says they don't have one in the house. He's also not in a hurry to take her from his house in the woods to the town of Quiet River where she can talk to police. And Inga began to doubt the noble intentions of her savior. After some time she starts to think this house is worse than the one she was imprisoned in before, if that was possible.

©2016 Natalia Salnikova (P)2017 Natalia Salnikova

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    Tad B. New York 04-18-17
    Tad B. New York 04-18-17 Member Since 2015

    I love audio books.

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    "Horrifying and Totally Awesome"
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    "The Voice of Waterfalls" was an incredibly pleasant surprise! As many other reviewers have noted, the book has a premise that has been done before (girl escapes evil, finds herself entrapped in a greater evil!). However, I completely disagree that this story was cliched. I think Salnikova hit on all the points we would expect, but did it in such a way that I found it satisfying, surprising and compelling. The villains in this tale are unimaginably twisted; I couldn't stop listening for I absolutely had to know how Inga was going to get out of that mess. The characters were believable despite their sinister behavior; the paranormal element was a unique and interesting plot point.

    Michelle Marie, however, was the rockstar of this book for me. She pulled me in right from the beginning and made me feel pity for the characters even when I thought they were being stupid. Her voice performance was absolutely stellar - I intend to seek out more books narrated by her!

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

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 04-27-17
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 04-27-17

    I love dark gritty thrillers, mystery, psychological, police procedural, and horror with the romance set at a minimum to none.

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    "A+ Performance & Another Great Book by Salnikova!"

    This is the second novel that I have had the pleasure of listening to by Natasha A. Salnikova and she has never disppointed me. When I first chose to listen to the story, I was put off by some of the reviews that criticized the narrator. The first booked I listened to of hers was "Rotten Apple" which was SO good. Based on that, I decided to judge the narrator for myself and I'm glad that I gave it a chance.

    I actually loved the narrator, Michelle Marie. The main character Inga, sounds meek and that is exactly who she is, not to mention young with minimal experiences. Her captor sounded dumb and insane which he was. I loved the voice of Anthony's grandma.... it was just so good and I really enjoyed her. The captors sister's voice was also on point, she was such a nasty psychopath and the way she taunted Inga made me hate her and hope for vengeance.

    There are many great twists and throughout I found myself looking for someone to show her compassion and get some justice. I also loved listening to Inga evolve and confront her naturally shy tendencies.

    Overall, this book is packed with suspense, mystery, and twists you won't see coming. The book is more of a thriller than a paranormal story and I thought the balance of the two were perfect. I love this author and look forward to listening to more of her work.

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







    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Piggy P. 04-24-17
    Piggy P. 04-24-17

    Oink, oink.

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    "Creepy and unsettling"

    I felt bad for Inga, the main character, throughout this story. It was an unsettling story about her going from one horror to another. The family was creepy and the writer did a good job of slowly dripping out the horror and unease. It wasn't a full blast all at once. Well done there.

    At first, I thought the story wasn't as interesting whenever it switched to Anthony's POV. You have the excitement with Inga, then suddenly we are in Anthony's shoes. But! Once their paths cross, Anthony became more interesting. It just takes a few chapters of knowing him before there's crossover. I still preferred Inga to Anthony, though.

    Other reviews mention that the story relies on well-trodden tropes. It helps that the writer applied those tropes well and kept up the interest. The supernatural elements...it was a twist and a surprise for me. Even though the cover and title says it's a supernatural piece, it takes a while for that element to show up.

    Narrator did a decent job of differentiating the characters. Anthony sounded stiff, which suited his character. Almond sounded like a dimwit, which also fit his character. Inga's emotions were done well. My favorite voice for the narrator was Mira's, the teenage girl in the family. Delightfully antagonistic, that voice was.

    I received a free copy of this for review. I chose to review this voluntarily.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "oh my god!!!!"
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    what a captivating story. Kept me entertained through the whole thing. Loved it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bikram Agarwal 04-11-17

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

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    "Less thriller, more horror, meh story"

    How many times have you heard / read a story like this - girl escapes from one misery and the rescuer turns out to be bigger evil? Same story here, only difference being supernatural is woven into it. The twists in the story were kinda predictable. The narrator does a good job though. Extra points for that.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nickie 04-07-17
    Nickie 04-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This Book Was Written Very Vividly!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I Would Definitely Recommend This Book... It Was Full Of Twists And Turns...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Lawyer...He Knew Something Wasn't Right And He Refuse To Give Up On Finding Out The Truth..


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

    She Brought The Main Character To Life...I Could Feel Every Emotion She Was Going Through...


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

    Definitely Wanted To Listen In One Sitting.. This Book Was Very Spellbinding...It Was Unpredictable And It Felt Like I Was Standing Right Beside The Characters.
    .Excellent Book!


    Any additional comments?

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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 03-31-17
    Tammy 03-31-17

    I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.

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    "great paranormal mystery"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review
    To start the book is really drawn out, but in saying that it's enjoyable. I found it doesn't really flow properly.
    Now imagine being abducted by men who use you for sex trade escape only to be saved by a crazy man taken to his family home.
    this book gives you mystry
    I will give this book a 4 across the board only because it was drawn out.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    TinkerMel 03-23-17
    TinkerMel 03-23-17 Member Since 2017

    I am just a girl who loves dogs, her Husband, listening to audio books, and suffering the web.

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    "wow, from one bad life to anther"

    This poor girl, really, what else could go wrong for her?
    She is finally on her own out in the big girl, naïve and ready to be in model and just live life a little bit. well it all goes down hill from there. The story starts off with her at what she call the house of torture where she is a captive sex slave. She finally escapes, and finds herself in a worse hell, if that is even possible.
    I read a few reviews about how it needs to be edited. It seems the audiobook was edited. This book was translated I believe from the Russian to English, there maybe a few parts that have maybe a funny saying our two but nothing really to noticeable.

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

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KimR 03-29-17
    KimR 03-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Narration by Michelle Marie!!!"

    I'm torn, the action starts quickly and actual premise is awesome, but the character development and storyline fell short for me. I really want to give this book a good rating but in all fairness it was only okay. Please note the narration is excellent!

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    Eddie Mittelstedt Baltimore, Md 07-21-17
    Eddie Mittelstedt Baltimore, Md 07-21-17

    Audible narrator, software engineer

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    "Bad choices, ignorance, and should-have-dones"

    Have you ever watched a movie and been totally frustrated with the characters at the choices they make? How they seem to be completely clueless even though the things they SHOULD know are so obvious?

    That's the first-half of this book: bad choices, ignorance, and should-have-dones. It's a frustrating listen, especially since the protagonist Inga is such an appealing character. You want the bad things to stop happening to her, but she's so damn naive to do anything about it. She's like this lightning rod for mayhem.

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    The fact that Inga wasn't taken to the police IMMEDIATELY should have raised red flags. Alarms should have been screaming in Inga's mind. Instead, she was too complacent, too agreeable, too trusting with her rescuer. I found this too unrealistic a reaction, even when accounting for her shock, and this took away from the story for me.
    [/SPOILER]

    Michelle Marie did a commendable job with her storytelling. It's always hard performing cross-gender voices. Michelle's male voices are rough to accept initially but they grow on you. I feel a couple of times she could have put a little more acting chops into some of the male character's lines - they were delivered flat when there should have had more emotion. But her performance of exposition and female character dialog was amazing, and her performance carried me to the end of the book. Any lesser narrator and I would have abandoned the story half-way through.

    This audio book was gifted to me by the narrator in exchange for a unbiased review.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
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    4/12/17
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable audio book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Voice of Waterfalls to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio version really brought the characters to life in a way I wouldn't have done if I'd read it. I don't own the printed version so this is only my opinion


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt the best bit was the main two characters, Inga and Anthony were very believable. In addition they were both likeable and that makes a big difference. If you don't like or can't relate to the characters then the outcome of the book becomes of little or no importance. They really made the story for me.


    Have you listened to any of Michelle Marie’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard her narrate before, but I would listen to her narrate again


    Any additional comments?

    I find that American narrators don't always come over well with English audiences. Their accents are too difficult or their pronunciation of certain words can really spoil an audio book for me. Luckily, although I was unfamiliar with the narrator's accent, it wasn't an issue because her reading was spot on. Also, the subtle changes in her voice for the different characters was very good and consistent throughout the entire 10 hours. That is very impressive

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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