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Starblind Audiobook

Starblind: Starblind, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Owner of the Chimay grade starship dubbed The Pittsburgh, Captain Jane Sevis is one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. Except for the occasional problematic hunt, her life is pretty uncomplicated. When a particularly slippery target reveals the real reason for being in her database, her world is turned upside down in more ways than one. Will she follow her gut and look the other way for the man she may be falling for? Or will their love fall prey to her mercenary heart before it gets a real chance to ignite?

©2015 Dara Teresa Dyllin (P)2017 Dara Dyllin

What the Critics Say

"Dyllin hits all the right notes in this light SF romance, building a universe full of politics and battle while fanning the flames of passion. Fans of both paranormal romance and space opera will find this a refreshing mix of the two." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Vaiva 06-16-17
    Vaiva 06-16-17
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    "Starblind: Starblind, Book 1"
    What did you love best about Starblind?

    The half-human characters, more precisely, that there were more than one, were in other books it's usually just one side character.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was not my cup of tea...

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    Claire America 06-12-17
    Claire America 06-12-17 Member Since 2014

    I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos.

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    "Loved the story, hated the narration"

    The story line is interesting and different to anything I've come across before. There are elements I'm familiar with, it's based in a space aged era, there are cyborgs (but not human cyborgs, humans have had their genes spliced with other beings to create humans with special abilities. This all combines in an interesting way to create a story that had me always wondering what would happen next.

    Jane is very quick to jump in and act which lands her in some interesting situations.
    Ash if more of a planner, but he doesn't seem to like telling Jane what the plan in, queue tension and interesting situations.

    There's plenty of plot twists and revelations that keep things interesting.

    I wasn't a fan of the narration, the phrasing was disjointed with pauses in places that interrupted the flow of the story... repeatedly. I had a really tough time telling what arts were thoughts and what was speech from Jane. At times I couldn't tell which character was speaking, the voices were hard to tell a part. Overall I found it really distracting.

    I really liked the story though so I'll definitely be looking for book two but I'll switch to eBooks if the narrator remains the same.

    This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

    If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below, thanks.

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    Amazon Customer 06-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "can't wait to listen to book 2!"

    the narrator brought this amazing story to life! I can't wait to listen to book 2!

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    Nadine JIM THORPE, PA, United States 05-31-17
    Nadine JIM THORPE, PA, United States 05-31-17 Member Since 2011

    I crave encounters with humans or beings of all types, a big adventure in far away places but also I am a incurable hopeless romantic

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    "Love and a rebellion from the embers of fire!"

    This was so much more than a story about Jane and Ash and their journey beyond the stars to find love. You are transported into space with Jane has a crew on her ship. I instantly loved Jane's character. She is funny, snarky and a bad-ass. Even though she is half-human (she had her DNA spliced with some other being), she is a real woman of today. I love how funny she is with her obsession of all things from Earth (which no longer exists so she has no idea if what she wears or talks about....another quality of her character that is great!).

    But as I said this was about so much more then a steamy sci-fi romance between Jane and Ash, it is suspenseful, and full of intrigue, deception, trust, friendships and races uniting.

    I was given this free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
    This is really worth the credit! I will be looking for the next book in the series!

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    Calinurseguy 05-28-17
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    "Generally a great read"
    If you could sum up Starblind in three words, what would they be?

    Generally a great reading of a fun book. Felt a bit lost a few times but otherwise enjoyed very much. I received this audio book free in exchange for an unbiased review


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    Zachary P. 05-25-17
    Zachary P. 05-25-17 Member Since 2017

    Fan of scifi, but I'll listen to anything

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    "Good space romance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yeah, I would if I found somebody with a similar interests. I don't know many people who enjoy scifi unfortunately.


    What about Ashley Holt’s performance did you like?

    She had a very soothing voice, that made the characters interesting and easy to listen to. Some narators are over the top, my favorites are ones that make me get engulfed in the story, and that's exactly what happened here.


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

    Not that I can remember, but I've never cried listening to a book.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book, I love scifi books and it was something different to have romance in one. It wasn't a super in depth novel, but it was a fun romp.

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    Harry 05-25-17
    Harry 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not bad - Not great"

    The narration suffers from an awkward reading. It has some sentences that could use pauses between them and some that had a break in the middle. So I took off a star for it. The story is interesting, but it's not five-star quality.

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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    Michael Pellerin 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not my cup of tea"

    The book has some promising world building but I was expecting more of a sci-fi epic and less or a romance novel set in space.

    The narrator was great. Sometimes had trouble differentiating between male and female characters, but her pacing and tone were perfect throughout.

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  • Peter
    Guildford, United Kingdom
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    "Fiery romance and adventure mixed"

    D. T. Dyllin has crafted a well-written book with great pacing, it will keep you listening and wanting to hear the next chapter even if you should be doing something else. Some romance stories are lacking in character personality, story or the setting but not here both the story and the setting were interesting and the characters have depth, personality, backgrounds and their own motivations,

    I would like to see more of this setting and to find out what happens next in this story. If you like space adventures and/or romance you should find something in this story for you.

    The narration by Ashley Holt is solid and fits Captain Jane Sevis the main character personality perfectly. Each of the other characters also has a unique voice and there is no difficulty working out who is talking, how they are feeling or if they are being sarcastic or the like.

    My one gripe with this book is how many things are a laser something, laser bars, laser cuffs and the like but I think most people will not mind it

    There is romance, fire, passion, conflict, and adventure to be found in this book if that sound of interest to you then this is the book for you.

    All and all a fun story that has more depth than you might expect. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.




    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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