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Whispers, rumors, and horror stories abound about The Barrens and the strange creatures that lurk within them. Determined to find the remaining vampires that stood against his father in the war, Braith knows that it’s dangerous to enter the inhospitable land, but that they must if they are to have a chance at gaining allies to help overthrow the king.

Though he once knew the powerful vampires that are rumored to reside within The Barrens, he is unsure what to expect if they succeed in finding them. He will do whatever is necessary, though, to ensure a future for himself and Aria. Aria is fearful of entering into the land she’s heard nothing but cautionary tales about, but she’s determined to help Braith locate the vampires that may help them with their cause. She is fascinated and amazed by the world they uncover within, one that is unlike anything she has ever seen before.

However, the more immersed they become in a world that she doesn’t entirely understand, the more she realizes that it won’t be the war, or even the king that will eventually tear her and Braith apart. It will be her.

©2013 Eric Stevens (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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suspenseful

I hate the fact that aria never listen when it comes to her safety. now she's caught be the king and the wrong prince.

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Loved it

It’s like wow in the world they live in and the world the author has created. The struggles they go to unite the rebellions and and outcasts of vampires that were not in the kings domain. I recommend the series and I really enjoy reading along as well.

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Ahhhh, I want book 4 on Audible!!!!! :(

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

I haven't read the print version but apparently I will have to with book 4.

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

She does a great job with the different accents and helps to mark the female characters from the male. Her voice increases the characters personality and the readers experience.

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Great summer read.

Great summer vampire read that keeps you on your toes. Just wish the series was part of audible included reads.

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Let's teach kids that anger and possession = love

I find the story generally interested. A future world run by vampires at least heads in a slightly new direction. I find no justification for why any vampire would want to treat humans as equals. I've listened to the first three books and I still don't see it. My biggest problem with the story is the relationship between Braith and Aria. He's over 100 years old while she is 17, yet somehow that doesn't matter because one he's a fatansy character and two it's "true love". Throughout the series he is continually possessive over her and gets angry whenever she does not consent to being controlled by him. He tries to isolate her from her family (something narcissists do) and doesn't want anyone to come near her. Yet this is never addressed as being unhealthy. Instead it's all justified because he loves her. This book is meant for a teenage audience. what are we teaching them by presenting Aria and Braith as a good couple? Following up on there are several male characters who make all the decisions for Aria including her father, brothers, long time friend, Braith, and other male vampires. Does she have a say in her life or even in fictional societies do we justify men making decisions for women? Overall I think the series sends some very problematic messages to teenagers that require a secondary conversation about healthy relationships.

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Great story!

The continuing story is a great one but it would be so much better with a male and female narrator!

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Better

So much better than book 1-2. I’m glad I’m a stickler for an ending and roughed it out. Now I understand audibles reasoning for bundling book 1-3 for sale. It makes more sense as far as character development. Book one should never have been it’s own book.

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writing is full of character flaws

The narrator is really good with the material she is given in this series. BUT....This whole book series you have supposedly a girl who's so headstrong she stands defiant to the system and species inequality, and then suddenly she folds like a cheap suit? and lets everyone walk all over her relationship? I guess there wouldn't be a story otherwise. I just once I wish a writer would stay on realistic personality with what their main character is supposed to be instead of these painful to hear, contracting deviations of weakness.

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Aria & Braith's story is full of love and caring but also heartache and pain. Unending adventure and struggle to be free people and a united people. Good character, storyline, and plot development. The narrator did a nice job.

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Refugee

Would you listen to Refugee again? Why?

I would absolutely listen to Refugee again as well as the other audiobooks in the series. I loved them. The story, the characters, the voice, everything was perfect for me.

What other book might you compare Refugee to and why?

There is no other book I can compare Refugee to because this series is absolutely no other series out there like this one. I have never read or listened to another audiobook like this series and that's what makes it so enjoyable.

Which scene was your favorite?

I have a lot of favorite scenes within this series. I enjoyed the scene when Braith was fighting and Ari was in the house and he burst in the door ready to tear into Ashby. I enjoyed the scenes between Ari & her brother William, and the walk Ari and Braith took in the woods.

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

The great thing about audiobooks are that they can be listened to while you do housework and while you're on the go. I wasn't sitting but I listened to it all the way through and I'm ready for the next book in the series.

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  • sarahjane Clarke-hogg
  • 08-24-15

fantastic series i can now listen instead of read

i absolutely love this series.. ive read 3 erica stevens series and all are fantastic..i love her style of writing and now with the audio book i get so caught up that i feel like im there even tho im just cleaning 😊! !! i dont want to really say anything about the story but it if u like fantasy vampires and a good old fashioned romance give this series a shot!!