Mackenzie 'Mac' Wharton had agreed to guide a group that had wanted an adventure on her mountain. They got more than they bargained for when they were all abducted by a group of aliens....
Ha'ven Ha'darra is the Crown Prince of the Curizans, an advanced species known for their technology. They may not have the power to shift like the Valdier or the Sarafin, but they have hidden....
Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive....
When the Earth is attacked, Cassandra Chamberlain and her niece, Victoria, are the only survivors. Suddenly the smartest woman on the planet has to relearn everything....
Ella is the last of a dying breed of humans who live hidden deep in the forests of Washington State. All of her life, she has heard horror stories about the Others....
Abby Tanner is content to live on her mountain while she creates beautiful works of art and enjoys the peace and quiet....
Drago, King of the Isle of Dragons, is the last of the magnificent dragons of the Seven Kingdoms. Bitter and alone, he abandons the emptiness of his realm....
Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law-abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a hurry....
Dragon shifters are a dying breed. There are so few females left that if drastic measures are not taken, and soon, it'll be over for the species. The threat of extinction looms....
Some scary-looking aliens have just boarded our little asteroid mining station. What the hell do they want with this floating rust bucket? When I encounter their general, I find him insufferable....
Lt. Commander Joshua Manson's focus on his career has taken him to many places, just not the one he has always dreamed of going: space....
Two novellas: A Dragonling's Haunted Halloween and Night of the Demented Symbiots....
At 457 Preor years old, Jarek sen Claron is a dragon ready for his final flight into the skies. This voyage to Earth as the War Master of the third fleet will be his final assignment....
Jillian Milzner has lived a life on the run. Things go from bad to worse when her grandfather's goons snatch her to deliver her to a man both terrifying and straight out of her sexiest daydreams....
Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia....
As a paramedic, Alaina Stafford knew that every shift would have its surprises. But being abducted by alien slave traders? There's no preparation for that....
Ally Marshall isn't just a wolf shifter - she's a Seer. But a girl doesn't exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind....
Indiana Wild is as wild as the Montana ranch she was raised on. The youngest of four children, she was a delightful surprise for her older parents. She spends her time training horses....
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of science fiction and paranormal romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world. Gracie Jones was little more than a child when Earth was invaded by an alien species. Escaping into the subway tunnels of New York City, she hid in fear of being captured. Discovered by four men who became her protectors, she fought alongside them, and they became known as the Freedom Five. At 17, she made a decision that turned the tide in the war between Earth and the Alluthans, but in exchange, she gave up all that she knew. Kordon Jefe is a Zion Warrior and the commanding officer in charge of the Confederation of Planets' military. When an unknown species begins attacking some of their outer settlements, he is assigned to discover who they are and stop them - at any cost. Gracie finds herself stranded millions of light years and hundreds of years in the future in a distant galaxy on an undeveloped moon. When an old enemy threatens once more, she does not hesitate to use her knowledge to try to stop them once again. Only this time, it is not just Earth she will be saving, but the Confederation itself. When their two worlds are thrown together, Kordon is unsure what to do with the strange, delicate creature who fights and behaves unlike anyone he has ever encountered before. One thing he does know - he plans to keep her.
I thought this book was great. It is so much more than a wham bam thank you alien man novel. There is drama, action, romance; honestly a really good listen. I had a few minor problems with the story which kept it from five stars. Specifically, and admittedly this is a pet peeve of mine, I found that Gracie was willing to jump into bed just a little too fast for someone who is grieving. I just find it hard to believe that you can switch emotions so easily. I also struggle when writers write sex scenes where someone is talking dirty and says something like...you're going to be so sexy once you're pregnant with my baby. Pregnancy is a lot of things: magical, incredible, awe-inspiring...but sexy??? And this scene, in particular, just really harped on it. I like the "I want you to have my baby" talk better during sweet times, not sexy times. These were really small things, though. Otherwise, this book was so much fun to listen to.
In regards to narration, I cannot say enough good about David Brenin. I've listened to several books he has narrated and he is always amazing. You will truly immerse yourself in the story forgetting someone is reading it to you. He absolutely earns his 5 stars.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
YES, BECAUSE IF HAS EVERYTHING. LOVE, HOPE, SADNESS, MORE LOVE, MORE HOPE - A LITTLE MORE SADNESS. HAPPY ENDING. LOVED IT!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Gracie’s Touch?
TOO MANY TO PICK JUST ONE. I LOVED HOW SHE KNEW WHAT SHE HAD TO DO AND SHE DID IT. ALWAYS HELPING TO SAVE OTHERS.
Have you listened to any of David Brenin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
YES AND DAVID IS THE BEST! LOVE HIM TO PIECES!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES AND I BASICALLY DID.
Any additional comments?
JUST FOR SUSAN TO CONTINUE WRITING THEM AND DAVID CONTINUE TELLING THEM.
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This audiobook was just a delight to listen to. This is one of the best stories that SE Smith has ever written in my opinion. The premise of the story is that Earth has fallen to hostile aliens and much of the population devastated. Gracie, the heroine, was a preteen when the aliens came and has survived living in the old subway and drainage systems along with other survivors. She's a computer wiz and for years has done a daily radio broadcast to encourage the resistance against the aliens and to give the survivors hope. When an opportunity to use a captured alien spacecraft to bring down the mothership arises, Gracie is the only one capable of doing the programming. She volunteers to go up and do the mission alone. During this space flight an accident happens and she's thrown through a rift in space and crashes on an unknown moon. Listening daily to the frequencies, she tries to communicate with anyone to no avail. After years alone, one day someone answers and soon another group of aliens led by a startlingly handsome commander arrive to bring her to their ship. There she finds out that it's been over 800 years since the war on Earth. That's all I'm going to say or it will spoil the story! Narration was very good, but I wish there had been two voices.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
I love the way the author wrote this book. The author wrote it like you was there with the character and I like how there was action,romance,and comedy in it to.
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Take a journey with Gracey Jones as she starts out on earth fighting aliens, spends 3 years on a moon alone to finally be found by a Zion warrior. Gracey once again battles the alien race that almost destroyed earth, but this time love is at her side. Can she make it through all the trials and tribulations that face her or will she crumble. You have to read it or listen to it, to find out. Susan does an amazing job with this story as usual and the narrator is excellent.
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loved the story. loved the writer. loved the series. aliens, fighting, strong female characters. enjoyable both reading and listening
I struggle to finish this one. It had the vocabulary of a ten year old. I have no idea why anyone would give this five stars. Simple book for a simple mind.
Any additional comments?
I loved this book I've read/listened to all of the Alliance books by S.E. Smith and you can't go wrong with her writing or the narrator David Brenin who makes the characters come to life I usually listen when I exercise in the mornings however I couldn't put this book down and listened at work or whenever I had some free time now I'm off to book 2.
Love this book I couldn't put it down until I finished every word written about Grace
S E Smith is a master writer. Full of action, romance and aliens! How can you go wrong? Gracie loses everything but finds more than before. Her spirit is an inspiration. The narration is perfect!
And this is no different. Sci-fi Romance at its best - unique worlds to immerse yourself in, characters you can get behind, plots that keep you surgically attached to the book. Happy Sigh!
Bk 2 pls *cheesy happy grin*
I enjoyed the book, now the audio version brings everything to life. It is great having someone reading to you.
If you could sum up Gracie's Touch in three words, what would they be?
Compelling, Addictive, Enjoyable
What was one of the most memorable moments of Gracie's Touch?
When she sets out to upload the virus into the alien craft and she's saying goodbye to eveyone.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
When she's crash landed on the planet and is trying to reach out to someone to hear her. The hope that she feels that she can actually connect to someone is inspiring.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Compelling adventure on how to believe and hold out hope.
Any additional comments?
I loved Gracie's Touch and the storyline that this series followed. S.E. Smith certainly knows how to get you addicted. I've read this story a couple of times and listened to the audio version a few time and can honestly say I love listening to it just as much as I enjoyed reading it.
S E Smith has done it again. Another well thought out storyline that grabs you, and makes you want to know what happens next. I like David Brenin as the narrator, especially as he doesn't try to put on accents, but tells the story, with, what I think, is a voice that makes you want to listen for hours. This book didn't appear on the U.K. website right away, but when I got in touch with S E Smith about it, she and her team worked hard to find out what the problem was and rectified it. I really enjoyed listening to this book and am waiting patiently for the next.
What i love about this audiobook is the beautiful storyline, it's heartfelt, thrilling and great development of characters and a fantastic ending, but most of all David Brenin's narrative, he has the sexiest voice ever and able to play any character and still distinguish each one. Thanks Susan and David for a job well done xox