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From New York Times best-selling author Calinda B, comes a dystopian tale of ruthless struggle and triumph.

For two long terrifying years, Sakhi Borren, and her beloved brother Reve, are headed to live at The Complex. An enclosed metal and concrete manufactured world on the barren planet Lorn, the Complex is some government's version of a good idea. Its sole purpose is to "heal the rifts between warring races" - a joke if ever Sakhi heard one. If she and her brother can survive to the end, they'll leave, far richer. In the meantime, all they can look forward to is co-existing with criminals and the scumbags known as Metas. She's scared of Metas. Her brother loathes them.

Strict rules and "guidelines" govern their every waking hour. Harsh punishment awaits all who violate the rules. It's a bleak, bleary, mind-numbing existence.

A telepathic dreamer, Sakhi does her best to get along and not make waves, working alongside her charming yet terrifying boss, Thrasyllus Blüthe, a decorated war hero. She dreads each night, where she'll wade through the hopes and fears of others, caught in their dream-state. It seems she can only escape one world to be entrenched in another. But soon its evident someone is stalking her in her dreams. It could be any number of Metas she works with. It could be her boss. But she suspects it's someone far more deadly - her worst nightmare and her greatest enemy - the Meta assigned as her parole officer. He wants her eradicated - only after he seduces her.

Surviving until it's over is no longer her only option. She needs to deal with what's right in front of her face - her present. With no one to turn to, she leans on her brother for strength and comfort. But he might have a few secret plans of his own that leave her with no recourse but to rely on her own faltering strength.

©2016 Calinda B (P)2017 Calinda B

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What a delighful story with lovely twist

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What an interesting twist to the future and all it brings in this paranormal/Sci-Fi book. I really like the different mixture of people and how they learn to live together. There are some good times but more bad as a brother and sister try their best to make the most of the life they find their selves placed in. The author really goes into detail that really makes this story come to life with the vivid details she gives. It was very entertaining grabbing your attention from the first page until the last. The dreams are a wild trip you do not want to miss. There are some very surprising twists along with a few heartbreaking ones.<br/><br/>Ms. Norris does an outstanding job her character voices are given lots of emotions that you have no trouble relating to. Her male voices are just as good as her female’s ones. You know what each one is feeling as they go down the path they must. There are no repeating of words, no background noises, if any breaks where taken I could not tell. The audio is very clear and crisp that really gives you a very enjoyable listen. I thought the narrator really bought out each characters feeling, you could hear the hurt, lost, love, caring and anger in her voice as she plays out the story. Her voice is very pleasant in and out of character. It is a voice you can get lost in and you will forget you are listening to an audio. This is the first work I have listened to of hers, I am very much looking forward to listening to more of her audio’s. Bottom line the audio is well worth your time, I do plan on listening to it again. Ms. Norris performance was outstanding bring to life the audio for me.<br/><br/>Night Whispers is a very original, creative story with a wonderful plot you will be hook on from the first page. It is well written and well thought out covering every point. I have mixed feeling about Sakhi’s brother. He comes across as a me me me person but he is likable. I understood why he felt the way he did but I didn’t like how he treated his sister later on in the story. Sakhi I really liked a lot her heart is in all the right places. Thrasyllus can be a little confusing until you get the all over picture and then he just takes your heart away. <br/><br/>I loved how the paranormal was written, so many different people with so many different needs, personalities. It was interesting to see how things change and how they stay the same but are different. There were times my heart stopped a few minutes with danger all around, people fighting and killing. You are left wondering who will live and who will die. There is adventure, thrills, chills, excitement and few heartbreaking moments. I totally enjoyed this audio and can’t wait to see more of the author and narrators work.<br/><br/>

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A wonderful story with hidden meanings

I'm not big on futuristic scifi books and movies but I can say this book was really, really entertaining. I love the hidden meanings that have a lot to do with things that are going on in our world today. Acceptance and getting along with everyone regardless of who they are or where they come from. The Narrator is perfect for this book giving the characters their voice and bringing it to life.

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

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Another perfect addition to the Complex Series

The Complex series is a most have for any UF or Sci-Fi reader
A suspenseful and detailed journey that will have you questioning your own reality
Norris does an excellent job of brining the characters to life , she captures the nuances and tones extremely well - you can almost taste the fear and apprehension
I really enjoyed listening to this as you tend to get a different perspective of the characters and events when you hear the story versus reading it
I can't say enough about the series itself - worth the one click
Would definitely recommend for audio listeners

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Fantastic

Living in the Complex is not the most wonderful idea, but the government thinks everyone should to learn to get along. Having to live fenced in, is also dangerous. The narrator is superb and easy to listen to.

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Such an Intriguing Story to Listen to!

This is one of those that you must listen to! I absolutely loved loved loved Norris' voice acting! Each character had different variations from her voice letting me know who was speaking at what time. I appreciated her even tone and when things got rough she was also great with her intonations. A narrator I will definitely have to seek future work out on!

Then there's the plot. I found it both fun and alluring. There is enough secretiveness to the story to keep me guessing throughout. I found the overall concept to be a fun one. Character development and the way the plot progressed is on point! Give it a listen or a read to for sure!

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great book a must listen

I was gifted this Audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author/narrator.
This was very good book.
 It's an interesting, creative and original world to visit through Calinda B's eyes, that has paranormal creatures of all kinds including vampires, fae and werewolves just to name a few. This social experiment is awesome, I think we need something like that here on earth, just with different races and cultures instead of vampires and fae
Can not wait to listen to other books in this series.
Lynn Norris did a fantastic job of bringing me into the book.

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Great story and great narrator!

Where does Night Whispers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I enjoyed this story. The main character is very likable. The world building was great and the story line was easy to follow even though I am not familiar with the world the story was set in. Supernatural and human lives side by side. Instead of serving time for a petty crime, Sakhi and her brother, Rave, are given the option to live in The Complex. Hoping to make it through and out with a stipend to start new lives, they move in. Drama, violence, shaky romance, and discoveries are made. I enjoyed the story and action. It didn't drag and was a great blend of sci-fi and fantasy. The narrator did well and represented each character uniquely.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the premise of the story. It's a nice blend of sci-fi and fantasy that worked well.

What about Lynn Norris’s performance did you like?

The narrator did a great job of

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

Supernatural fun and danger with mystery, violence, and family ties thrown in.

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Great intro book into a fun series!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to my friends that enjoy a bit of paranormal in their reading. I would have said that this is more of a YA book, but there are a few sex type scenes (nothing super graphic) that wouldn't be appropriate for it to be in the YA genre.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I suppose my favorite character was Sakhi. She was the main character and the entire story revolved around her. She was a well developed character and likable. I also enjoyed Thras.

Which character – as performed by Lynn Norris – was your favorite?

I didn't have a favorite character's performance, but rather I thought Ms. Norris did a great job narrating. Cadence was a smidge slow and I sped it up to 1.25 for most of the novel, but she performed the various characters really well and I had no problem telling anyone apart.

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

I have no idea what the tag line would be, but I could definitely see this being made into a film one day.

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The story is left open for more books, obviously. I'm definitely interested in the rest of the series, as I want to know the rest of everyones story. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Very Good

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This audiobook was given to me for an exchange of a honest review. This was very good. Can not wait to read other books in this series. This social experiment is awesome, think we need that here on earth, just with different races and cultures instead of vampires and fae.

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I enjoyed listening to this book, Calinda B and Lynn Norris did a great job keeping my focus throughout the entire story.