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MindSighted Audiobook

MindSighted: BlackWing Pirates, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In or out of the Alliances, sorcerers and necromancers are considered a myth - until a single, shadowy figure brings those myths to life.

In or out of the Alliances, nobody is prepared for that...

The BlackWing Pirates, a fleet of space cruisers that form a secret branch of the Alliance Security Detail, discover what a myth-come-to-life is capable of doing when this sinister aberration begins a slow and deliberate attack against the upcoming Joint Alliances Conclave.

In the ensuing chaos, where deaths are unexplained and the impossible becomes possible, the BlackWing Pirates' most effective weapon turns out to be a blind clairvoyant, who sees better than anyone when his eyes are closed...

©2016 Connie Suttle (P)2016 Connie Suttle

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 03-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Well It Was Different"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't think so. this book is confusing since it is told from every character's point of view.


    What other book might you compare MindSighted to and why?

    This is the first book I have listened to from the first person from every character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the prophet tried to destroy the blind guy Randyl.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book via audiobook boom. There is a cliffhanger.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Epping, NH, United States 03-09-17
    Christopher Epping, NH, United States 03-09-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Sci-fi and Fantasy combined in a interesting way."

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
    I was surprised I liked this as much as I did. I didn't think I would like the genre fusion but it worked. Suspend disbelief and jump in.
    The narrator did an excellent job. Great tempo and voicing. Way to go Traci Odom.

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    Mandy Gresham, Oregon 07-27-17
    Mandy Gresham, Oregon 07-27-17

    Lover of Cosplay, Writing, Movies, Music, Chronic health daily survivor and advocate, and much more.

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    "Very different pirate story"


    Sometimes there were too many said and other tags that could distract from the story. The overall story was very different and interesting with all the various characters including shifters. The narrator did an overall good job with the different voices some seemed hard to tell if the character was male or female but the main ones were spot on. Was definitely a different kind of pirate story.

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    Lori 04-10-17
    Lori 04-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining but confusing"
    Any additional comments?

    Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-Fi. This book has a bit of everything. It's a combination of several different genres. Which makes for a creative, interesting and entertaining combination.

    Evidently this story pulls you back into a world the author previously created in her previous series, so this is a continuation or next generation for that series.

    Even though this is the first book in this new series it was very confusing in the beginning. It almost feels like you need to read the previous series to fully understand this story, their world, what is going on and who everyone is. It's a big universe inside this story and it's full of an eclectic, unique and unusual mix of characters and the world they live in with enough going on to fill every inch of it.

    Vampires, pirates, space alliances, mindspeak, abilities, magic, a blind clairvoyant and a necromancer to just name a few of the elements in this story.

    The POV is constantly shifting from character to character. On the one hand this keeps the story moving at a really fast pace. On the other hand it's really confusing trying to keep track of all the characters. Slowly but surely as the story unfolds it pulls you in and the storyline becomes clear. It does end in a bit of a cliffhanger.

    Traci Odom does a fantastic job with the narration. Pleasant voice. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Even her male character voices are good. She brings the characters to life through her narration. Always a pleasure to listen to her narrate a book. Very enjoyable.

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

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    korinka 04-05-17
    korinka 04-05-17

    I listened to audiobooks before they were cool! I read for LibriVox and I adore Stephen Briggs, T.G. Reynolds and Richard Armitage.

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    "Loved the crew"

    I wanted to check out Traci Odom's new narration, and MindSighted didn't leave me disappointed. It's a very nice ensemble piece. It feels like a cross between the TV series NCIS and Firefly.

    If you find MindSighted a bit confusing, don't worry - that's because all the characters are written in first person. It's perhaps an experiment of sorts. Traci gives the characters credit, but this book would totally shine if each of the PoV characters had their own narrator. It would also work well as a movie, what with the characters being werewolves, winged creatures, shape-shifters and demons...

    Despite being totally different in nature, status and skills, the Blackwing pirates are a very inclusive and supportive bunch, which our two main heroes (Randall and Sabrina) find out when they join them on an investigation of what seems like the work of a necromancer.

    There's everything in this book. Magic, lasers, demons, princes, meditation and weightlifting. Try it out. It's a delightful mashup. I'm kinda looking forward to the next one :)



    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenniferk sc 04-03-17
    Jenniferk sc 04-03-17 Member Since 2010

    Voracious reader

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    "A bit confusing"
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    There was potential for a good listen. But the sheer number of characters and the story using each one's point of view was needlessly complicated. I hung in there hoping for clarity that never came. Too much switching between characters points of view just took me out of it. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.

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    Claire America 03-25-17
    Claire America 03-25-17 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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    "And nowI'm hooked on another Connie Suttle series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    OMG yes!!!

    This book is just fantastic! Not that I'm surprised, I've loved all of Connie's books so far.
    The storylines contain a huge amount of detail, I have no idea how Connie keeps track of it all as she writes but it makes for a spellbinding book to read.


    What other book might you compare MindSighted to and why?

    Mindsighted builds on other series that Connie has written so it contains similarities to them. I can't think of anyone else who produces books like Connie's.


    Have you listened to any of Traci Odom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to quite a few and this one is brilliant as always. Traci is my favorite female narrator. the level of skill she brings to her recordings makes them second to none in my opinion.
    The range of voices she is able to bring to life is so vast I have to remind myself sometimes that they're all produced by one person.


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

    Yes, I wasn't able to stop listening, I was hooked and had to know what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    Elements of Connie's other series show up in this book, but you don't need to have listened to them to be able to enjoy this book.

    Note: This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Deborah 03-05-17
    Deborah 03-05-17
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    The story and narration was excellent. I have listened to books written in the first person before but this was the first one that had nearly every character in first person. It took some getting used to, but it was well worth it. There is a surprise ending that will make you want to get the next book in the series.

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

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    Barbara Rooney 12-27-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Too many main characters!"
    Would you try another book from Connie Suttle and/or Traci Odom?

    Having read 2 of her series, this one was a big disappointment.


    Has MindSighted turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't think any narrator could define so many different characters in one book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed in the story line.


    Any additional comments?

    I got the book, because the audio just didn't cut it. It was
    Only slightly better. Save your audio credit for a different book.

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    "An interesting fusion of Sci-Fi and Fantasy."

    MindSighted: BlackWing Pirates, Book 1
    An interesting fusion of Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

    First, let me say this in an interesting world, magic, spaceships, dragons, demons and laser guns do not normally go together well yet here they do. The author does a great job in making the world seem normal to the people in it which that allows all these Sci-Fi and Fantasy bits to become a natural seeming whole. Connie Suttle has put together a world that I would love to see more of, it would even make a good setting for a game. With all the different races and politics it is a similar setting to Mass Effect but with the powers replace with magic and different races.

    The characters are both extremely well written and narrated with both the choice of language and the voice for them making each seem distinct and believable. As the point of view switches between the characters, it gives you a great chance to get to know them and their thoughts allowing you to understand and care about the characters more. The Traci Odom's narration really helps keep track of which character is talking and what is going on keeping you immersed in the world and story never having to pause to work out what is going on or who is talking.

    Both author and narrator are going on my short list next time I am looking for an audiobook.
    This book was more than worth my time to listen to, I enjoyed the whole experience.




    I was provided this review copy through Audiobookboom.com at no charge by the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Layla
    3/14/17
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    "Could have been better"
    Any additional comments?

    The book was from multiple perspective and I found this quite confusing in the beginning. As the story progress it wasn't to bad but there were times that I wasn't sure who was saying what.
    There are too many characters and I couldn't remember some of the secondary characters when they were mentioned.
    I found out that there is a whole series (based on the adults in this book) before this spin off based on the children when they are older. So a lot of things might seem clearer (character wise) if you know what happened before hand. Since I have not read any of the authors book before this I can say that you could start with this series even if you haven't read the previous series. however you do feel you have missed things when the characters mention something that's happened to them in the past.
    There is bad language used in this book which I found it didn't need at all. It sounded strange when some of the characters swore I felt they were forced instead of it coming out naturally. In the beginning there weren't any and then as soon as one person started they all did it.
    There is no sexual content in this book except kissing. However, there is mention of multiple partners, which is not my cup of tea.
    Randl liked the lead female and she liked Trent and Travis (twins). Yes that's right she doesn't just like one she likes both. It's as if you can't choose one you have to take both. So there is a love triangle. I believe she is a bit shallow since she liked their body and how good they were in a fight and Randl liked her, which I didn't understand why. There is nothing special about her except that she makes guns and is meant to be really intelligent. Except for this I found her to be moody and swear a lot. I felt it was cliched. Travis and Trent's mother is Queen and she has multiple partners. So it's a lottery for the mates when she gets pregnant because they don't know if its going to be theirs.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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