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Publisher's Summary

Rowan Greenwood has everything she's supposed to want from life - a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there's more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic that she's been forced to suppress since childhood. When Rowan unknowingly saves the life of one of her people's most feared enemies, that simple act of compassion rips her from her sheltered life and throws her into a world of magic that's more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Rowan might get everything she ever dreamed of - that is, if the one thing she's always wanted doesn't kill her first.

©2014 Kate Sparkes (P)2014 Tantor

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Love the Story, Females Voice Not For me

Would you listen to Bound: Bound, Book 1 again? Why?

Great story, but the female's voice, is like listening to Violet from the incredibles, which while does a lot to establish character for me was distracting. But overall I loved it, and it's all personal preference!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Awesome

This was the best book I have listened to in a long time!!!! Paul and Justine were awesome narrators!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved the story, hated the narrators

Any additional comments?

Both narrators sounded too old for the parts and the female had a bad vocal fry that was distracting. Great story, though. Looking forward to the next two books.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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the narrator ruined everything!

that was the most painful narration I've had to listen to. Justine Eyre's voice was grating. my mom thought she sounded constipated while my daughter thought she was on the brink of death. I almost wished the heroine would meet an untimely end just so she'd stop speaking. I'm going to try reading the book without audio to see if I like it better.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I really liked this narration

I had a hard time turning this one off but it feels unfinished.... What a sweet story of devotion

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A Clean Paranormal Romance with Adventure

This is a series that I would love to hear more of but it seems that only 1 book has been written so far. Hopefully, this will be rectified soon because the writer left me hanging.

A good vs evil story with depth. It involves evil Sorcerer brothers who want a woman with unknown magic. Her kindness to one of the brothers changed him but they are both hunted by the older evil brother. Of course, there are plenty of trials and much danger while they hide with many other magical creatures.

Hoping to hear the rest of the story.

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Narration almost killed this book

Would you try another book from Kate Sparkes and/or Paul Boehmer and Justine Eyre ?

I may read the next book in this series, but if it is narrated the same I will not listen to it. Narration almost made me return the book. The male voice sounds like a dramatic reading by a english stage actor (old one), the female is so monotone I almost feel asleep. Female is like listening to a girl on xanax who can't even get excited when something is exciting.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The story is interesting and a good concept. The magic hunters and a world of magic living right next to each other.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Boehmer and Justine Eyre ?

Alexandra harris or Noelle Bridges, though Justine Eyre males voice is good. Paul Boehmer maybe just lay off the old school Shakespeare accent, the character is 23 not 65. I found Rowen to be very whinny and too much of a goody goody, but selfish at the same time the combination with the voice just makes her very unlikeable.

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Great fantasy book for all.

Easy read,,,, cool characters.... and the audiobook Narrator's are great.. Ready for the next book..

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it was ok at best.

really felt like it was lacking something essential, I kept waiting for whatever it was but it never came.

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Horrible narrator

This could very well be the greatest story ever told, I was certainly impressed with what I heard. However I couldn't stand more than 5 minutes of the most boring voice in the world. I was driving at the time and was afraid that his voice would put me to sleep. Not that death wouldn't have been a relief from the monotone drawl, I just didn't want his voice to be the last thing I heard.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful