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Night Whispers Audiobook

Night Whispers: The Complex, Book 0

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Cyn 07-12-17
    Cyn 07-12-17

    I enjoy reading, listening and reviewing. I enjoy blogging. Doing what I enjoy giving feed back in hopes someone will try a new author.

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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 07-25-17
    Tammy 07-25-17

    I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.

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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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    Gatosqueak 07-20-17
    Gatosqueak 07-20-17

    Social worker, mom, wife, reader, and Christian. :)

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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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    jstep 07-04-17
    jstep 07-04-17

    I'm a photographer from Metro Detroit and an avid reader and listener of a huge array of genres...everything from nonfiction to sci-fi, etc.

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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.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    07-01-17
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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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    Pam Richmond 06-23-17 Member Since 2017

    I absolutely love reading and listening to book

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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.

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    Lori 06-20-17
    Lori 06-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow...Really enjoyed this book"
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    4.5 stars

    Wow! Really enjoyed this book. This is the first book I have read of this series. Where can I find more of this series/ stories? If you like paranormal/Sci-Fi stories this is a really good one and worth your time and credit.

    Very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable. The story pulled me in immediately and never let go. This is one of those books I couldn't wait to get back to. It's an interesting, creative and original world that has paranormal creatures of all kinds including vampires, fae and werewolves just to name a few. The characters both good and bad are interesting, unique and unusual. There are some definite twists to many of these characters. There's enough action, suspense, romance and mystery to keep the story constantly moving, exciting and intense at times.

    After doing a bit of research I found that The Complex is a collection of stories that are written by different authors and can be listened to in any order. Hopefully Audible will have more of these books available soon.

    This is the first book by Calinda B. that I have listened to but it definitely won't be my last.

    Lynn Norris did a great job with the narration. Nice voice, easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Really good character voices. Great tone and delivery. She was able to bring the characters and story to life. I'm looking forward to listening to more stories she narrates in the future.

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

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    Emily Pennington Wilmington, DE 06-10-17
    Emily Pennington Wilmington, DE 06-10-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent Addition to the Complex World!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Night Whispers to be better than the print version?

    For me, I enjoy reading equally as much as listening. I wouldn't say one was "better" than another. In fact, I read the eBook as the narrator told the story. It makes it that much better (and definitely helps me spell the odd names in a book like this!).


    Any additional comments?

    Sakhi and her brother will be living on Lorn, a name that means lonely and abandoned, for two long years. Her home and parents were destroyed by vicious warriors, and there was nothing left. They tried to steal to survive and got caught. So now, instead of prison, they were part of a social experiment to live among paranormal creatures at The Complex. But as they disembark on the hot planet, Sakhi can hear thoughts and feelings of everyone around her.

    Near them as they walk, a skirmish breaks out. An AS law enforcer approaches Sakhi’s brother, Reve, and asks if he was involved. Sakhi feels his dark and menacing energy and backs away. She is dismayed to learn that this man is to be their parole officer . . . maybe prison would have been a better choice?

    Starting her work shift, Sakhi meets a Meta female – an elf named Naazira Lighthawk. She is told how Metas and humans used to co-exist on Earth until the humans blew it up in a nuclear disaster. Sakhi had never heard that before. Then their mesmerizing boss, Thrasyllus Blüthe, “Thras”, walks in. Sakhi cannot figure why he has no energy signature, no emotions of any kind. And as he stares at her, the others show hostility toward her. Then she feels dark energy again and Paki, her parole officer, enters. She feels Paki’s rage as he chastises Thras, for not having started work. He demands Sakhi come with him so he can install a tracking device! But Thras won’t allow it.

    With her abilities, Sakhi’s dreams open her up to the secret desires of all those around her. Unfortunately, it’s usually the worst of their desires she has to witness. And there is someone invading those dreams. Is she safe? Who is this stalker? Is she in danger – and why?

    The narrator did a great job with the story. She portrayed the voices well and made it easy for the listening to follow the dialog. The author’s writing was wonderful, keeping things moving quickly along. The character development was handled well, allowing the reader to know each one better. Witnessing Sakhi’s maturing and gaining confidence was especially striking. With the reader aware of the danger facing her from her dream stalker, there was an underlying suspense surrounding a really good storyline. I definitely recommend this book.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 06-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Sc-Fi Novel"

    The narrator really made this story come to life. Sakhi and Reve her brother are sentenced to two years on the planet Lorn. The story starts off slow but picks up steam as it goes along. Paki is the parole officer for the two but does not really seem to be what that entails. The descriptions given were very well and I could really see the things that were happening. Especially when she hears all of the thoughts of the people around her. I got this ARC book via audiobook boom.

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    dawn 06-07-17
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    This audiobook was given to me for a honest unbiased review. This was good. i liked the depiction of racism. very well depicted.

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