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Slave to Sensation Audiobook

Slave to Sensation: Psy-Changeling Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind - and none of the heart. Born a Psy, Sascha Duncan must hide the emotions that mark her as flawed. But a passionate Changeling will tempt her to reveal everything - and risk her very soul.

Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.

©2006 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor

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"This book is a must even for those uninitiated in the paranormal genre." (Romantic Times)

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    Kelsie Fort Wayne, IN, United States 06-23-11
    Kelsie Fort Wayne, IN, United States 06-23-11 Member Since 2017

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    "Wonderful Memories"

    I have read Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series and have waited for Audible to acquire these books. I enjoyed them immensely through reading and hoped to enjoy listening. Wonderfully out of the ordinary storyline and characters. I'd recommend this series to anyone looking for something new and in a futuristic type world.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 05-08-11
    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 05-08-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic New Series"

    I love this book. Can not wait for the rest of the series. Thanks Audible.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 10-12-14
    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 10-12-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.

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    "Do yourself a favor and start this series"
    Where does Slave to Sensation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have a LOT of books in my library but it's Nalini Singh's psy-changling series that I keep returning to. Not only are they great stories, they're easy to listen to and great to replay while cleaning or focusing on other things. I faintly decided to write a review after listening to it for the umpteenth time, so I guess that answers the question. If you haven't heard it already, start now.


    What other book might you compare Slave to Sensation to and why?

    Changelings are like weres and shifters, and in this book they are of the leopard variety. You can compare it to other shifter books, but this world seems to be better realized than others. There's also the psy element, which are a race of people with mental abilities.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    It's hard to pick between Lucas and Sasha. Lucas is that strong dominant male you're probably looking for in a leading man if you are reading these reviews and Sasha is such a fish-out-of-water with him because of her non-emotional way of living. Nikita also becomes a favorite in the series.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Imagine living in a world without love or emotion. Your mother is cold, and you are a broken version of your race. Something tugs at your heart but you have no idea what it is and meanwhile this leopard changeling is toying with you, ready to pounce. It's no secret how the book will end, but the journey of watching these two together is great.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't recommend this series enough. Buy it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Steph 10-09-12
    Steph 10-09-12

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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, definitely!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the characters and the world Singh created. I can't wait to see how it all ends. I can't stop reading.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gladys 10-01-12
    Gladys 10-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Just the right pace"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Slave to Sensation to be better than the print version?

    I would say yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    the pace and the mix of mystery and romance


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this audio so much that I will be buying the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laurie 05-25-12
    laurie 05-25-12
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    "This is not the garden variety Paranormal Romance"

    Normally, I find the overall plot of a romance to be very dry and boring, and the characters two dimensional... and that just barely. Nalini Singh has created in this series not only a plot and a set of idiosyncratic characters that I cannot entirely predict, but several sets of individual subcultures in the framework of a parallel reality with the question of humaniod ethics and the concept of basic freedom hanging in the balance; all this together with plot twists that keep me listening and hanging on every word. I especially appreciate that her eventual lovers are able to explore their own misgivings about themselves and one another, continually having to make compromises, setting limits and challenging one another as a 'real' couple would. Bravo, Ms. Singh, and my congratulations on Angela Dawe's exceptional delivery!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elantra Illinois, United States 12-17-12
    Elantra Illinois, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.

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    "ADDICTED!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Slave to Sensation the most enjoyable?

    I was looking for a new series to listen to and I was putting off this series because of the sample that I listened to. but after purchasing it I was instantly hooked. I think that what made it so enjoyable was it was a book that was totally different from anything I normally listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    In this book I liked Sascha. She didn't know what was going on with her abilities but, she was still willing to push forward and try to do everything in her power to help those in need.Even if they want to rip out her throat for being psy.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 12-08-11
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 12-08-11 Member Since 2010

    audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.

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    "3.5 Stars - worth a listen."

    This starts out with a strong story. I was intrigued most of the way through. The story was very creative and the world of Changelings and Psys seemed promising. I got bored toward the end. The ending seemed rushed and left me ready for the book to end with about 30 mins left. The HEA was silly.
    As for romance, it was promising. But somehow missed the mark.
    I am not just a reader of romance novels, but I'm looking for the gems in the genre.

    Some of my favorite Fantasy Books and Authors: Jeanine Frost's Night Huntress Series is my all time favorite, Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series and Highlander series, JD Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood. I also liked Outlander, although I'm not making much progress with Book 2.

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-18-14
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "This was tedious. Not entertaining."

    But there was a good sex scene.

    I liked the world creation and character definitions. But the method of storytelling didn’t work for me. Too much drama was in the head instead of normal dialogue and action. There were too many mental ponderings and inaccurate assumptions. Some of this would be ok, but there was too much of it. It dominated the story. I needed to see more physical activity. Examples follow.

    1. A Is thinking: We need to do B, but if C happens, then I’ll have to do D, and then I’ll worry about E, but F has special powers and I don’t know if my shields will hold. (mental ifs and thens.)

    2. Lucas tells Sasha he likes her smell. Later Sasha tells herself she must leave him because: he is using her, he’s exploiting her, he thinks she stinks. (He just told her he liked her smell.)

    3. A is planning to die because she believes that is the only way to do something. So the reader is worried. A doesn’t tell anyone, or consider other possibilities, or ask questions. Then B does something. Now A is surprised to learn she won’t die after all. She didn’t know B could do that.

    4. Someone tells the changelings who the killer is. The next scene has the changelings report back that they killed the killer and did such and such with his body. That should have been shown. I wanted to see how the changelings arrived, what they said, watch the fight, see the killer suffer, save the victim, talk to the victim. None of that was shown. It was just a couple sentences afterwards. A let down.

    THE SERIES:
    This is book #1. There are many books in the series. I read book #3 five years ago and gave it 2 stars. I wanted to give the series another chance with this book, but I guess it’s not for me.

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
    The narrator Angela Dawe was very good.

    Genre: paranormal romance

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    M 06-10-13
    M 06-10-13 Member Since 2008

    Daydreamer

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    "Crap - I'm going to go broke on this series"
    Would you listen to Slave to Sensation again? Why?

    Entirely possible. This is a really solid and engrossing start to a series. I thought the romance aspect was totally engaging and believable (and hot) while the overall world/ story is a fantastic set up. I'm glad that Ms. Singh is not just writing a romance under the guise of paranormal, but does a great job of developing an interesting paranormal society and concept at the same time that she develops the romance. I can already tell that I'm going to end up inhaling this entire series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sasha - the psy concept is cool so I'm glad the first book spent a lot of time on her character so we can really understand what these people are like. I've read tons of stories with man/animal types, so this whole new kind of creature is fun to get into.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Ms. Dawe does a serviceable job. She's not my favorite and sometimes the characters sound similar, but she didn't make me cringe or ruin my enjoyment of the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes - my extreme reaction was to download Book 2 before I'd finished listening to this one!


    Any additional comments?

    This is right up my freaking alley. I can't believe I hadn't found them before. My bank account isn't thrilled about the discovery (I have too voracious an appetite to wait for credits) but I'm stoked I have 11 other books to read after this one. I love a good series!!!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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