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Ever since being stuck with the job of pythia, the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up to the lifetime's worth of training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the fabled pythian court. Catch up to the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It's been a trial by fire that has left her more than a little burned.

But now she realizes that all that was just the warm up for the real race. Ancient forces that once terrorized the world are trying to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them....

©2017 Karen Chance (P)2017 Tantor

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Can’t get bad narration

I can’t stand this narrator. I’m sure he book is good. All the rest were, but this narrator has a strange accent and pronounces words in a way that’s makes me cringe. I gave up. I wish publishers would realize how much a bad narrator can destroy a great novel. I’m done. Can’t listen anymore

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Never-Ending Slog!!

I don't know what happened with this book. I took me over a month to get through. Narrator didn't help but the story line was weak and repetitive. It consisted off, ''Traveling back in time to save Pritkin, getting chased, getting in trouble, getting beat up or thrown around, panicking, getting shoved back to her own time, rinse, repeat'' for 90% of the book. I seriously took naps while listening to this book and missed nothing. By this time I would expect Cassie to be getting a handle on her power and be half-way competent. But she's still reacting to everything and everyone. I understand she's under a lot of stress but by the second or third time the Past Pythias keep showing up to stop her, she should start planning for it!! Instead she keeps bumbling along.

I hope the next book is more streamlined, some actual plot happens (we got a nice cliffhanger at the end of this book) and Cassie actually puts what she's learned to use!!

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would have been 5 stars with a better narrator

The narrator of this book nearly ruined it for me. She pauses at odd places, sometimes even changing the meaning of sentences by seeming to add a comma where there shouldnt be one. The emotions she puts in the characters voices are also often totally out of character, coming off too angry or too sweet by turns. The book was bearable to listen to because I love the Cassie series, and the characters already have strong voices in my head that were able to override the poor narration choices.

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i love this author and the books she writes.

i love how this series has kept me on the edge of my seat and laughing and crying all at the same time. can never wait to get my hands on the next one

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Amazeballs!

Loved this book! The characters are so well written and the plot progresses nicely. It's pretty nonstop action yet it doesn't feel overwhelming. I definitely recommend it!

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Like the story, dislike the narration :/

1. The narrator is SOOOOO SLOOOOOOW. I had to speed it up to 1.25 speed.
2. She doesn't use the character's long- established accents! Seriously... they all sound American :(
3. She mispronounces several words and sometimes mispronounces the characters names.
4. The recoding is not well-edited. I'm only half way through the audiobook, and their are several obvious dubbed places and a few repeated sentences.

That said- I liked the story. As usual, there is a lot of action. There is also some major character development. I'm glad I read the book first, or I might have felt differently about the story, because the narration was distracting.

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Excellent

Great narration for a most excellent story. Karen Chance weaves a complex, beautiful narrative full of feeling and awe inspiring action.