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Reign of Blood Audiobook

Reign of Blood

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Publisher's Summary

"Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I'm just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise..."

In a post-apocalyptic world, a viral epidemic has wiped out most of the earth's population, leaving behind few humans but untold numbers of mutated vampires. April is a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after the outbreak. She has become a ferocious vampire killer and after her family is abducted, she goes searching for them. What she finds is a new breed of vampire, unlike any she has seen before. Unsure of whom she can trust, she discovers that her view of the world is not as black and white as she once thought - and she's willing to bend the rules to rescue her family. But in trying to save them, she may only succeed in bringing her fragile world crashing down around her.

©2012 Alexia Purdy (P)2013 Alexia Purdy

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    Cyndi Michigan 01-09-16
    Cyndi Michigan 01-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great New Take on Vampires!"

    3.5-4 stars

    This is a good beginning to what I hope will be a great series. For most of the book the main character April seems a little torn between being a tough, independent bad ass and a young confused girl who doesn't know what she is doing most of the time. Then towards the end she starts to finds her purpose but I still feel the insecurities in her actions. I would love to watch this character grow into herself!

    The love story: I personally hate insta-love but can handle it in a fantasy setting. What I didn't love was that there was no build up or anything that made you understand this instant love. Neither of the characters seemed to feel a mental attraction to each other, it felt like they loved each other because the author said so more than showing us why. I would have loved to see a little more build up and another short scene or two where these characters get to know each other and we get to know their thoughts so we could feel the attraction a little more (if that makes sense).

    I loved the story line, I like that it was different and almost like a zombie/vampire mix. This story doesn't leave you with a cliffhanger, more of an opening for what comes next which is a huge plus for me!

    Narration.... I hate to say this but I am so confused by the way I feel about the narration! In the very beginning I thought I was going to hate it, she seemed a little high-strung and the recording seemed to have a little echo but as the story progressed it felt like she started to understand the characters more and did a much better job at hitting the right tones for the scenes. Her narrative voice was great through 90% of this book. The narration as a whole just felt a little uneven I guess.

    I will be continuing on to book 2, so don't let my criticisms fool you, I generally liked this book

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ladybugjessi 08-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "reader mispronounced words regularly..."

    Writer used wrong verb tenses and adjectives were used strangely... Reader mispronounced...feigned, and hybrid throughout.

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    ricey513 02-15-17
    ricey513 02-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "bit of a twist on vampires"

    pretty decent story, narrator isn't my favorite, but you get used to her. well worth a listen, if you like vampire/dystopian story lines.

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    cdtgra11 06-10-16
    cdtgra11 06-10-16
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    "great story"

    loved it ... great take on virus/vampire plot. can't wait to read /hear the next book

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    Karen Reese 05-09-16
    Karen Reese 05-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unique Vampire Tale"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book.I really like that the author starts each book with a peek at what happened at the beginning of the vampire virus epidemic.The story of April and her families struggle to survive is unique and engrossing.The author is extremely talented at world building and creating well developed characters.The narrator did an amazing job and has a pleasant voice.I won this audiobook in an online contest and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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    Christy D 04-15-16
    Christy D 04-15-16
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    "Reign of Blood"

    This I a fun Vampire action story! There are different types of vampires. Some "zombie like" vampires. And other that are more human like. If you like the Walking Dead and vamps you will love this! Fun edge of your seat listen.

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    AmazonCustomer45612e 02-24-16 Member Since 2008
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    "simply a new story on an old twist"

    I enjoyed the subtle hints and figuring out how the story would twist was fun.

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    Dawn 02-10-16
    Dawn 02-10-16
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    "Loved the Story Line"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reign of Blood to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version so I cannot answer this question.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am a huge Walking Dead fan, and this story felt like a vampire version of that. I usually hate the blood and guts type of stories, but this story felt more like a book about the human condition. April's resilience in the face of losing her family and having to survive on her own was amazing. She was a very strong heroine.


    What about Anne Marie Susan Silvey’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was easy to understand and very consistent.


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

    I listened all in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cschwindt87 01-19-16
    Cschwindt87 01-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lonely world"

    Loved this story and I can't wait for the next book! A young woman and her family is the only humans left in the Vegas area after the a vampire like virus swept through the world. The vampires are feral creatures that have no humanity left or so they thought. This is a great young adult book. Lots of twists and turns and fast paced action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Payne Virginia 01-14-16
    Tammy Payne Virginia 01-14-16
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    "The Walking Dead Vampire Style"
    Where does Reign of Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    On a scale of 1-5 it's a 4. The narrator helped make the story easy to listen to.


    What other book might you compare Reign of Blood to and why?

    I can't say that I have ever read or listened to a book with this type of story.


    Have you listened to any of Anne Marie Susan Silvey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to this narrator but her voice is crisp and clear and that is important when listening to a book. She was able to enact the main character perfectly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Near the beginning of the book when April learns her mother and brother have been kidnapped. My heart broke for this young girl thrust into a life of fighting and life saving. But I was cheering her on for her incredible strength.


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