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Publisher's Summary

Ziri Mokuru has lived her entire life in the rural village of Arden Hollow on the planet Tersi. While her parents are off having adventures and being Very Important People, she's struggled simply to find a place where she belongs. One night, she investigates a disturbance in her home and discovers an armor-clad man sorting through her belongings. Her first thought is for her parents' safety, not to question why this man is in her home late at night without even the courtesy of knocking. After all, no one among the trusting Tersii breaks into someone else's home without a good reason.

Ryn abid Alna has an excellent reason for sneaking into Ziri's home. After years spent scraping together enough vud for the bride price, he's finally ready to steal a wife. One look at Ziri's sweet smile and Ryn decides no other woman will do. She can fix anything she touches, so why not the loneliness he's lived with since he was enslaved as a young boy?

Though Ziri longs for love, she's not so sure she's ready to settle down with the man who kidnapped her, especially after he jumps her into a nest of Sweepers, a sinister alien race bent on mayhem and destruction. As the day draws near when she faces Ryn's family on the Choosing field, Ziri ponders the hardest decision of her life: Fight for Ryn and the place he's made for her in his heart or choose another man as a life mate and risk never knowing love.

©2015 C.D. Watson (P)2015 C.D. Watson

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surprisingly good!

Very well written book. Had my full attention throughout the journey. my only dislike had to be the lack of confidence and ensuing misunderstandings

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Choosing - slow not bad, but slow.

Would you try another book from Lucy Varna and/or Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal ?

Yeah I would, I loved her story line, however, it needed to pep it up some. I got half way through the book and stopped. I read 3 other books and then came back to this one. Again, I liked the story line, just that there were very slow spots.

If you’ve listened to books by Lucy Varna before, how does this one compare?

I have not, this was my first story.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Interesting, I think the narrator was fine, but could have also been a little more peppy. Again, very seldom do I start a book and stop in the middle. I almost wasn't going to finish, but I came back and did. It was a good story, just slow.

Did The Choosing inspire you to do anything?

No, only to give it a rest - read 3 more exciting books with a faster pace.

Any additional comments?

I hate to give negative reviews. I really liked this story when I finally finished it. I did like the characters but the pace was just too slow. An author has to keep the reader's mind engaged. Again I loved the story. I don't want to be negative. So please Lucy Varna don't feel bad. Just speed up some of the story-line in the future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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What a phenomenal book!!

This is definitely not your traditional love story. But it is so much better!! Ren was the perfect gentleman and I'm truly happy that he and Ziri were there for one another. He definitely saved her life just as much as she saved his.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Different

Would you listen to The Choosing again? Why?

Not really.

What other book might you compare The Choosing to and why?

I compare it to the hunger games except instead of fighting for food they are fighting for love.

Have you listened to any of Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Angel Clark before and I have to say she did an amazing job narrating.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes because I wanted to know what Ziri will do next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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choosing work

What did you love best about The Choosing?

choosing weather to listen to angels voice or go to sleep or work

Who was your favorite character and why?

any one angel voiced her voice is 1 of a kind and i just cant get enough of it ive listend so many times

Which character – as performed by Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal – was your favorite?

matt was okay but angel stole the book with her enthusiasm and passion for her characters

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

i just really liek the voice over it hooked me in

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Excellent and Entertaining

What did you love best about The Choosing?

The narration was engaging and allowed me to visualize the story. I am hard of hearing and the consice, clear voice allowed me to miss little of the story.

What did you like best about this story?

I definitely enjoyed the setting and the cultural nuances best.

What about Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal ’s performance did you like?

Their voices where clear and even, they evoked emotion when necessary, and kind of transported me there. Had the same effect as those old radio shows, before movies. I would definitely listen to them again!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know . . !

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good story

Good book but the end was anticlimactic. It would be great if the series is expanded

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Great story flow and unfolding

Loved the storyline, the narrator smoothly reveals the mystery of the main characters and draws you in to this loving story.

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Good Story

good story. I like the donations between male and female voices. Had a good story line also. I would have preferred a little more action and a little more twist in the plot but all in all still very enjoyable.

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I didn't like it.

Would you try another book from Lucy Varna and/or Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal ?

I don't know if I will try another Lucy Varna book. I like to think I would only because with authors I love some of there books I feel are not up to their standard and my be this is not one of her greats. The Narrators can only work with what they have and I was very unhappy with this book so I think it changes how I feel about the Narrators at the time of hearing it. So I for sure will get a book if I want it even if one of them is the narrator.

What could Lucy Varna have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She could make up her mind. If the main character is strong and smart go with it. If she is week and sweet go with it.

What didn’t you like about Angel Clark and Matthew Josdal ’s performance?

The switch at chapters is cool in some ways and distracting some times.

What character would you cut from The Choosing?

I couldn't stand the main character.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful