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

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mel 04-04-17
    mel 04-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Cool story, not so cool narration."
    Would you listen to The Voice of Waterfalls again? Why?

    Maybe, I really did enjoy the story. I just wasn't crazy about the narrator. I liked the supernatural element, I don't listen/read many of them, but it was good. I thought Anthony was a good character as well as Inga. The whole Zinger/Gonzalez crew were nuts and I thought it made for an interesting storyline.


    What other book might you compare The Voice of Waterfalls to and why?

    A Heather Graham book maybe? I don't and haven't read a lot of books that have a supernatural tone.


    What three words best describe Michelle Marie’s performance?

    Abrupt, monotonous, lackluster. I didn't think her performance was awful by any means. It just wasn't quite up to par with some of the outstanding ones that I have experienced prior. She did do separate voices for the characters that were okay. Her best one was Mom Cindy by far.


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

    From one hell to another.


    Any additional comments?

    I was gifted this book by the author and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did enjoy the book and would recommend it. I don't know if I would spend a credit on it but it is a good book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Muraenidae 05-22-17
    Muraenidae 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Every Town Has Secrets"
    If you could sum up The Voice of Waterfalls in three words, what would they be?

    Avoid Quiet River


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it wasn't what I was expecting. Wasn't the typical kidnap/torture/escape story.


    Which character – as performed by Michelle Marie – was your favorite?

    Mira. She was my type of creepy. The voice was fitting and she definitely gives chills.


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

    I had to listen to the book in sessions because I would get too anxious about what was coming next and have to take a break. Once we learned more about the family Inga is rescued by and who they are and why they are I really started to enjoy it more. After that I became less anxious and then really wanted to hear more and didn't need breaks.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-26-17
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-26-17
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    "A good Narrator couldn't Save the Clunky Writing"

    I started this book unaware that it was a supernatural thriller, but I figured since I agreed to review it I would push on through and maybe get out of my comfort zone. I found the premise intriguing and the beginning chapters gripping, and then...
    The writing was so clunky that I couldn't go on any further. terms like "the guy" and "the captive" were peppered throughout, instead of using character names or other descriptors. I've since found out that this book was translated from another language, and I truly believe that an editor could've made this a better story.
    The narrator did the best she could with what she had. Many of her male characters sounded a little off-putting, but overall she did a terrific job with the dialogue and other emotive passages. But even a great narrator couldn't save this story. Perhaps I'll pick it up again near Halloween when I want something creepy to read.
    I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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

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