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Publisher's Summary

Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food, and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him - and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.

Suddenly, Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between....

A Soul Screamers series novella.

©2010 Rachel Vincent (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Fans of those vampires will enjoy this new crop of otherworldly beings." ( Booklist on Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series)

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  • Deborah
  • Oak Park, IL, United States
  • 02-07-11

Nice Backstory

But be aware that the narrator is different from the main books. Nash sounds like an idiot stoner and it put me off a bit.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Quick prequel

This is a quick little prequel to the Soul Screamers series. It focuses mainly around Tod, but there are flashes of background information about Nash as well. There's nothing here that's needed to continue on with the full-length novels -- you won't be missing any key information and left scratching your head later if you skip this -- but fans of the series will still be interested.

This was published between the third and fourth Soul Screamers novels and contains a tiny hint of set-up for the fourth book, but it could probably be read any time after the second. This story contains a slight spoiler that gives away a little bit of info from the second book, so I would recommend reading the first two books before this unless that wouldn't bother you.

This has a male narrator to reflect the temporary shift of the main character to Tod, and I thought he was good. But in the main novels, Tod's voice is all scratchy. In this, Tod's voice is normal and Nash's voice is the scratchy one!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 12-22-12

Great backstory on Tod/Nash/Sabine!

I really enjoyed this story, we get to learn so so much about Tod, he is one of my favorite characters in this series. I was concerned that A. Ronconi was not narrating this book but pleasantly surprised by the reader. He did a fabulous job and I am very very picky and hard to please when it comes to audiobooks!

This is a MUST if you are reading the series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great story about Tod

After reading reviews, I added this story to my library and I am so glad I did. While I agree that the narrator's "Nash" voice is off-putting, the story line provides some great background information about Tod. I do think that one could listen to this story before any of the other books, but I think I would have enjoyed it even more before book 3 to understand Tod and Nash's relationship.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Soul Screaming Good

Awesome Story! Short & Sweet but somehow just right. Try it, you will be glad you did ;o)

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  • Eugenia
  • Chatsworth, CA, US
  • 05-23-14

Really Good Backstory

At first, I wasn't going to listen to this installment because I thought it might not matter what the story was about Nash's brother. But I am glad I did listen. I found myself wishing there was more story and I thoroughly enjoyed this very short story, hardly a novella. Good narrator, too.
I love this series.

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Narrator Ruined it for Me

Would you try another book from Rachel Vincent and/or Anthony Haden Salerno?

I love the series and like this book, but trying to listen to it was impossible because of the narrator. I was very happy to see that it went back to Amanda Ronconi for book 4.

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  • Bonnie
  • Bellmore, NY, United States
  • 08-16-12

Great prequel about Todd and Nash

What made the experience of listening to Reaper the most enjoyable?

It gave a background as to why Todd and Nash interact the way they do

What did you like best about this story?

I think Todd is very noble, many may not think so but in this book you will see his true colors.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Todd had to deal with the Reaper in the car crash.

Any additional comments?

It's really good to have information about the characters in this series.

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  • Kyle Duncan
  • Winston Salem, NC, United States
  • 05-23-12

Great teaser!

What made the experience of listening to Reaper the most enjoyable?

Great story line

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reaper?

The very end that ties back to the main character being in the mental hospital

Which scene was your favorite?

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Wish it was longer!

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Great Series

Would you consider the audio edition of Reaper to be better than the print version?

This book may be on the short side but it's very important to the overall story. I loved this series and I would actually, listen to it again. Considering I listen to books and buy every month-every other month its a very good thing when one book or one series stands out above the crowd. I'm not a particular fan of, "tween-teen" stories but this on was great. Its worth a listen! Now if only Rachel Vincent would write more books it would put the cherry on top of the sundae.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved listening to his life before he became a reaper and the reason why he was the one who ended up dying that day.