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Why You Were Taken Audiobook

Why You Were Taken: When Tomorrow Calls, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In tomorrow's world prowls a creative and ruthlessly efficient assassin who won't stop until Kirsten is killed.

A troubled woman approaches Kirsten with a warning and a key and is later found dead. Was the woman just another victim of the Suicide Contagion, or is there something more sinister at play? The key leads Kirsten to the Doomsday Vault and a hit list of seven people - and her barcode is on it.

Edgy and original, Why You Were Taken is a dark cinematic thriller that will keep you guessing till the last.

Grab the first audiobook in the futuristic suspense series, When Tomorrow Calls, now.

©2011 JT Lawrence (P)2017 JT Lawrence

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    Melanie Preston Lewis London 08-10-17
    Melanie Preston Lewis London 08-10-17
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    "Unparalleled in its brilliance"

    I've read the ebook of Why You Were Taken and loved it. Now I've listened to the audio book and fallen in love all over again. Roshina Ratnam does a top notch job as the narrator and totally nailed every character. The imagination that drives this story is wild. Ms Lawrence takes you on the ride of your life with this book. It's fast, furious and scary all at the same time. But driving the whole package is the unparalleled genius of the writing. The story is this side of believable, and that's what makes it all the more frightening. I've read the book, I've listened to the book and now I want to see this made into a movie. A first class story, which you simply have to read AND listen to. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT

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    MaureenTumenas 10-15-17
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    "Good narration, storyline- not so much"

    I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

    I had no idea where this book was going for the first 2/3 of the novel. The story lines did not converge, and frankly made little sense. The last third of the book was better, in that the storylines came together and began to make sense. Of course everything had to be wrapped up in one way or another- stretching it more than a bit.

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    eris 09-06-17
    eris 09-06-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Dystopian Sci-Fi"
    What made the experience of listening to Why You Were Taken the most enjoyable?

    I think what was the most enjoyable aspect of this is JT Lawrence's pacing and imagination. This is the second book of hers I have read, and I can say I really dig the way she fleshes out the characters and setting, and then lets the roller coaster go.


    Which character – as performed by Roshina Ratnam – was your favorite?

    First Roshina Ratnam did an absolutely awesome job, and thought all of the voices were great and enjoyable. My favorite character is easily Keke, both in the way she is written and preformed she was my favorite. I loved the interactions between Keke and Kirsten, and feel like I could listen to each other and find that plenty interesting in itself.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great Sci-Fi adventure that is set in a world you can easily imagine being a lot closer to reality then we might like. The characters and pacing are great, and the story is fast and exciting.

    This book juggles a lot of genres, perspectives, and a few time lines all excellently. I find with a lot of books that change perspective between chapters, there are points in them where you dread these swaps. I didn't feel that in this book, everything flowed together really well, and I never had those points where I was going through one perspective just trying to get back to the character or time I wanted to keep following.

    The world building and character development in the book was great, and can't wait to see what the future hold for this series. I am really interested in what comes next, as this book can totally work as a standalone. I hope it keeps going with these current characters, as you really come to know them and like them throughout their journey, plus I need some more Keke and Kirsten scenes.


    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bashful Reader 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderfully thrilling"

    Great start to the series. Gripping you from the start with characters that tug at your heart.
    The narrator was a great pick as well

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    Joan South Africa 08-16-17
    Joan South Africa 08-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very original"
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    It took a little while to get into this book and at first it was a bit confusing with the different view points from different people, but then I got used to it and I got completely immersed in this parallel Johannesburg where this story takes place. I cannot say that I particularly liked Kirsten or Seth, the 2 main characters, but the story is good enough to make that ok. I love JT's originality and cannot wait to read the second book in this series.

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    "The opposite of nothing"
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    "The opposite of nothing."
    A great disappointment since the initial premise seems to hold out good possibilities, which blur into an apparent overreaction and slightly hysterical silliness towards the ending.
    Told in two timelines (1987 and a futuristic 2021), from three individual perspectives, and set in South Africa, the writing is simplistic and easy to read. An attempt to add veracity to the story is made by the earlier time line being presented in the form of a young woman's journal which not only notes her personal experiences but also lists the books she is reading and films, TV programmes and music which are playing at that moment in her life. Interspersed with these chapters are the events occuring seperately in the 'present' year of 2021 to a young man and woman. These latter lives finally draw together as the story gains momentum.

    The narrator, Roshina Ratnam, has a pleasant if somewhat little girlie voice which fits well with the writing. Her reading is clear and well modulated with a reasonable vocal patterning for the main protagonists. But it is not enough to make this story anything more than a lightweight mystery thriller

    I was fortunate in being gifted a complementary copy of Why You Were Taken by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom, at my request. My thanks for that. Although quite enjoyable, and with the potential to be a very exciting and original story, for this reader it failed by trying too hard. Such a pity.

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