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Empty Threat Audiobook

Empty Threat: The Black Pages, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Elana Black has the power to make herself fictional. But when she decides to start saving all the people in books and TV shows who die just for the sake of advancing the plot, she quickly learns that she's not the only one with her powers. All Elana wants to do is save people. But these others don't want the stories to change, and they'll do everything they can to stop her. If you had the power to change fate...to create a happy ending where there wasn't one before...would you do it if it meant risking your own?

©2017 Danny Bell (P)2017 Danny Bell

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    J. Moses Vermont 07-17-17
    J. Moses Vermont 07-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Every Reader's Dream"

    This adventurous tale of a woman who has the enviable gift of being able to enter the worlds we readers long to visit will keep you listening long after you should be asleep. The gift proves more problematic and fraught with peril, however than one would imagine, however. And once the action picks up shortly into the story it continues at breakneck speed right to the end.

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    Adam Goraj 07-15-17
    Adam Goraj 07-15-17
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    "Awesomesauce"

    I loved this!!! The true merit of a story is if I can relate and get lost in it. Not only is it filled with entertainment, but with humor and heart. *All the thumbs up* Can't wait for book two <3

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    07-09-17
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    "A solid first step in a new series"

    I enjoyed the book quite a bit- her powers are really interesting. Looking forward to more in the series.

    Bell has crafted an interesting world and I can see this becoming a very popular series, especially with the tumblr crowd. Everyone has always wanted to be able to jump into their favorite TV shows or books and change the way things might have worked out. Having that change reality as a whole, is an interesting aspect and makes for sympathetic antagonists.

    The reader of the book (who is also the model on the cover, as I understand it) does well in here as well. I can always tell which character is talking because the changes in tone for each character are consistent throughout.

    If I had any criticisms, I guess they would be just that I fear the internal dialogue of the main character will date itself in a few year's time. Sometimes it's just 2010's internet humor that I think will not age well over time. Other than that though, I've enjoyed this first book in this series and look forward to more.

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    Maggie May 07-07-17
    Maggie May 07-07-17 Member Since 2016

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    "A Heroine both Fractious and Retiring"

    Who hasn't been to a party where hiding in the bathroom seems like a good idea?
    Elana Black hasn't been to any other kind - and she does. A lot. Hide, I mean.
    But the bathroom is only the springboard to Elana's hiding places. She literally loses herself in literature. She can find an opening and just insinuate herself (usually she crashes like a bull in a china shop) into a book's timeline. Ditto with TV shows. (Imagine walking into The Martian! Bring seeds, Elana!)

    You might think that hijinks would ensue, but it gets very serious for Elana and her friends very quickly. Deadly serious. It seems that fiction is not set in stone and her tinkering (and eventual outrageous meddling) have made some people very very angry and she has to walk that fine line between living a safe and quiet life with her small group of friends and her calling.

    Empty threat does have some dialogue and action scenes, but it's mostly stream of consciousness. We are in Elana's head for the entire ride. There were some very strong characters, friends, 'fictional' characters, villains, and some mysterious folk that we just don't know enough about yet.

    Elana is young and has a lot to learn about power and responsibility and humility. Will she? Not in this book. But this is only book one of a series so we can live in hope.

    Ms. Frank does fine job with the narration. She approached the book with a lot of energy, maybe a little more in some places than I personally needed from her. She did well with necessary accents, but otherwise didn't do a lot to differentiate between voices. I'm looking forward to hearing her in subsequent Elana books.

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    06-30-17
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    "A new Dresden Files?"

    This is the first audio book I have heard Whitton perform on, and she did a phenomenal job. She voiced multiple characters and everyone of them sounded unique and I knew who was speaking each time without confusion. She had a range and energy that put this in par, at least for me, with a lot of audio dramas. I hope she stays on and narrates future books.

    The character of Elana herself is someone who is deeply flawed and completely relatable. There is a fun little bit of character there, where it seems like her job would be so much easier if she didn't have friends, but at the same time they only reason she does any of this is because she cares about people. She is anxious at times, but where she really gets into trouble is where she seems to make it her personal mission to make enemies with everyone, something that very much reminds me of Dresden.

    Depending on how long this series goes, there are any number of different ways this story could go. The ending of the first already didn't seem to go the way I think most people would have expected, so it will be fun to see what comes next.

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