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Shadow Born Audiobook

Shadow Born: Shadows of Salem Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancé dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play. Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible. If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she's going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiancé? And is she even ready to know?

©2016 Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton (P)2017 Tantor

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    YiaYia 06-05-17
    YiaYia 06-05-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Wanted to love it"

    Started off good, loved the characters. The authors did a great job creating interesting, likable protagonists. Angela Dawn was an amazing narrator. She did a great job with male voices and Scottish accent. I'm amazed that she did so with dialogue that was extremely trite at times. Narrator brilliant, story just OK.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 02-24-17
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 02-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Can't Wait For The Next One"

    This is an outstanding debut for a new series. Jasmine Walt is quickly becoming a must read author for me. In the Shadow of Salem Series, we are introduced to Brooke Chandler. Brooke is a confident and intelligent policewoman who is looking to avenge her dead fiance. On her journey of revenge, she meets Maddock. A Fae who can help her find out the truth. This book has it all- action, sexual tension, humor and witty dialogue. I can't wait for the next one. Angela Dawe did a great job as narrator. Her voice made me think of a voice over in a film noir movie. She has the perfect voice to bring this book to life. I hope she reads the next three books as well.

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    Jean Gray Narrator USA 11-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun series intro - updated takes on characters"

    Really fun read. Get the audiobook! The narrator does an excellent job with different accents and character portrayals. We see some ‘familiar’ character types in this story, but they have some fresh takes and nuances that are engaging. I look forward to the next installment. (Note to authors: keep this narrator she’s great!)

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    Madison Keller Seattle, WA 09-22-17
    Madison Keller Seattle, WA 09-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This fucking book is a fucking train wreck"
    What would have made Shadow Born better?

    It would have been better with a more likeable heroine. As it was I didn't like the Main Character so it made it hard for me to care about what happened to her.

    She is judgmental, pushy, and a bully who uses her police badge and intimidation as a weapon to beat at side characters and then wonders why her boss is being so hard on her and why everyone hates her.

    Also, this book has excessive fucking swearing so if the amount of fucking swearing in this fucking review is getting to you than pick a different fucking book! I'm not joking. In one ten minute period I think they said fuck almost 20 times.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The audiobook performance was fine; however, the narrator had a tendency to whisper at points which made it almost impossible to listen to in the car over road noise. We had the volume turned up to full and still missed some of the spoken lines.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shadow Born?

    I would have cut the part about her torturing a helpless woman who she shot for information. especially when she didn't even need to, since in the end she ended up using her power to get the information anyway. I had to keep reminding myself that this was supposed to be the good guy of the story!


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    Farrell 09-18-17
    Farrell 09-18-17
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    "Too many hormones"

    Nice world building, liked the interactions between humans, witches, fey, vamps, etc... but all the yearnings between the characters got in the way of the story.

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    Amazon Customer 07-19-17
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    "awesome book"

    awesome book. had me at the edge of my seat that whole time I was listening to it. the characters are amazing and interesting. I loved the chemistry between the two.

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    Book Junkie 06-12-17
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    "Book 1"

    Decent start to a new series involving the supernatural world. Brooke, a Chicago homicide detective, temporarily joins the Salem , Massachusetts PD to try to discover what has happened to her fiancé. Several unexpected twists and turns occur leading Brooke to a truth that just maybe to hard to bear. Old family truths and a possible romantic past come to light as well. Though there was plenty of action the story missed the mark that would encourage me to continue on with the series. Brooke at times seemed a bit dense and too whinny for a female heroine. I probably wouldn't read the next book in the series if I hadn't already purchased the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    haunted one Cleveland, Ohio 05-08-17
    haunted one Cleveland, Ohio 05-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Start~"

    This kept my attention with some interesting characters and a fluent storyline. Looking forward to see what comes next.

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    Stephanie 05-02-17
    Stephanie 05-02-17
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    "great start and story!"

    The story starts out like a crime/cop mystery and then weaves in the paranormal aspect well.
    I was involved and invested with the characters and the story in equal parts. I'm excited to read the next book!

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    Jan United States 04-03-17
    Jan United States 04-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fascinating!"

    witches, urban-fantasy, fae, murder-investigation, law-enforcement, magic

    Lots of action and suspense, magical beings and their activities, plot twists and intriguing characters. I am not sure what I expected, but this was a pretty good thrill ride. I only became acquainted with the fae and the Seeley courts several years ago, so I am often surprised at how lore from one author is reflected by another. Regardless, I liked the story and Brook very much and will look for more.
    I love listening to Angela Dawe when she gives an audio performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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