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Runed

Asgard Awakening, Book 1
Narrated by: Natalie Duke
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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All’s fair in reincarnation and war.

You’ve heard the stories of Norse gods: Thor, Odin, Ragnarok...I’m here to tell you they’re all true. I know because I was there.

My name is Loki. A thousand years ago, give or take a century or two, I walked the Nine Realms with my brothers, spreading mischief and leaving behind a trail of broken hearts wherever I roamed. I built an unforgettable brand as the trickster god, the father of the Midgard Serpent, Fenrir the wolf, and even Hel herself. In my exploits, I may have accidentally on purpose triggered a bit of unpleasantness that led to the end of the world, but apparently, it wasn’t the end of me. Recently, the shield of ice that froze me in an arctic cage melted (thanks, global warming), and I clawed my way to the surface of a new world.

With a fresh lease on life and a rocking-hot body, I just need one thing: the rune that grants me immortality.

Oh, and a bra would be nice. These boobs really know how to get in the way of a good hustle.

Book 1 in the Asgard Awakening comedy series.

©2019 Kendall Grey (P)2019 Kendall Grey

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Get Ready for Some Fun

Lots of laughs following Loki as he/she transforms and has lots of adventures with her new and old friends. If you keep an open mind you'll enjoy this audio.
Narrator was perfect for this audio.
This audio was given to me free and I voluntarily gave this review.

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Mythical, hilarious, delightful! I know this author writes with a twisted sense of humor, but this story took me totally off guard.
This story is different than anything I have listened to this year, and I can’t wait to listen to more in the Asgard Awakening series.
If your looking for pn and a laugh than this audible book is for you!!
Natalie Duke is the narrator and she nailed it.

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Gunner Magnesson Love him

The Narrator does an Excellent Job on this Audio book, This cover is the perfect rendition of Loki & that chicken Hugin, the story is a good one , took a while to get going , the first half for me felt it was infrmation , the why's, how's then the introduction to Gunner Magnesson , love that guy , Freddy , some funny moments, took till the eighth chapter for me to laugh out loud a few chuckles till then & using his/her feminine whiles , getting what she needs , its not till she gets to the USA that she realises she needs to find her runes ,as the book continues Loki's feelings turn more feminine , lessons are being learned ,Lagoose is found , but there are more to be found , Its a to be continued book . A great first book so Kendall get writing <3 :-)

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Great

What a great irreverent ride. The run through the norse pantheon is awsome. The narrator brings this awesome story to bright life. The situations are breathtaking.

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Laughed out loud multiple times

This was a very enjoyable book from start to finish! Looking forward to the next one. The characters were well developed, the dialog was snappy and funny, and the book passed all too quickly. I thought the narration was very much on point also. I definitely highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received this as a free, no-obligation review copy from the author or narrator, and I am posting this review voluntarily .

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Laugh out loud

I'm not even sure why I picked this book initially, but I'm glad I did. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it at first because of all of the ball jokes, but several minutes in the book quickly redeemed itself. We stumble upon Loki - the only problem is he is now she - without her runes, magic, immortality, and no idea how to function in 2019. She emerges from the ice naked and cold and the first thing she needs is to be rescued.

Loki goes in search of the runes that give her power, causing mischief and mayhem wherever she goes including international chicken smuggling.

I'm not too terribly familiar with Norse mythology so I can't say anything about the accuracy but it matches with other things I have seen.

Overall I really enjoyed the book and I'm happy I got to read it. I was provided a code in exchange for my honest review.

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Fun look at a genderbent Loki

This book was a lot of fun! Loki wakes up without immortality and, um, other male aspects. But he playfully (or spitefully?) makes good humor of the body shift and lies and cons his way toward figuring out what happened.

Loki, in this version, is not overly likable--he has zero moral compass, and if we weren't in his head we'd probably want to clobber him--but...there's something totally endearing about the way he just dives into things, too. I was cheering him on, and giggling through his adventures and misadventures. I loved Gunner's semi-innocent not-sure-what-to-do-with-this-person-but-okay-we'll-roll-with-it attitude. He was so sweet! And poor Gunner, caught in Loki's crosshairs.

I bounced off some of the humor here--though other parts I was giggling madly. Overall, I think that was just a personal taste thing.

The narration was FANTASTIC. The narrator adds so much to Loki's character. Loved the accents and playful/pouty/devil-may-care delivery on Loki.

This book is fantastic, and a fun, light read. Though definitely NSFW at parts if you're listening on anything but headphones (which I learned the hard way, ha!). I'd pick it up if you're looking for something fun!

I received a free review copy at my request and have given my honest review.

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Funniest Book of the Summer!

I love the use of reincarnation to bring a fresh spin to Loki and the traditional myths, with a very humorous spin. It is generally hard to get a laugh out of me, but this audiobook managed it a couple of times with it's naturally flowing jokes and present day setting. Toss in a persistent chicken and you've got it made.

I highly recommend this book, especially if you are looking for a fun read with some twists.

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My Fave Listen Of 2019 Summer!!

Runed has got to be my fave listen of the summer! Loki's journey is exciting and comical - it is rare for me to laugh out loud while reading or listening but I found myself doing just that multiple times through out this book. The narrator is fantastic with distinguishable character voices that really bring the story to life. I loved everything about this book. It was my first from this author but definitely not my last. I can't wait to see where Loki's journey takes us in the next book! SQUARKK!!!

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Loki's back, and he's a she! Grab your chicken!

Fans of Kendall Grey will love this fresh, funny, fabulous take on Norse Mythology. Kendall Grey newbies will find this a fabulous introduction to her snappy dialogue and engrossing story telling. If you're looking for something with plenty of humor, lots to say, and an unusual take on life, love, and Odin, it's time to dive in unreservedly and get this story.

Forget everything Marvel told you about Loki and listen to this outrageously different and new story about an old character. And it's not just the new boobs that make life a problem for Loki, either. It's the fact that he's got no identity, no idea where he is, and no clue what's going on around him. Throw in a hot scholar/Viking/rescuer, a television show based ever so loosely on the life he once knew, an airplane ride (the likes of which you'll never forget), and a busted a$$ chicken, and you've got the recipe for a hysterical story featuring your favorite trickster god.

Natalie Duke is excellent at evoking Loki's attitude and bringing the snark, which is so important to this story. Excellent choice in narrator.

Get this audio book, listen, laugh, and love it! I promise you won't ever find another story like this.



I was given this free audiobook review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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