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Five strangers dropped alone on a mysterious island littered with strange debris and horrific creatures. A cabal of five powerful shadowy men controlling the life and death "Trials" of these poor souls. This is the world of "The Preserve". In season 1.0 (Episodes 1-6) we are introduced to the individual players in our drama.

©2013 Josh Hilden (P)2014 Josh Hilden

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Interesting

This was not what I expected though I really wasn't sure what it was about to begin with. Written as if it were a made for television reality series, it takes a bit to realize the evil taking place against the unwilling captives has been created by beyond-rich men with a hunger for something unique to satisfy the neverending lust in their hearts and minds.
The story is very short but seems to cover a lot of ground without bogging down in detail. I'm not really sure how to rate it as I've nothing to compare its style with other than TV or a movie. The narrator was excellent and I would enjoy hearing more of her work.
I must admit that while I might not normally read something with this kind of plot, I'm hooked so I must wait for the next book in the series. There is graphic adult language but so far very little adult content.
I received this book as a free gift from the narrator and Audible. Thank you.

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A Hunger Games genre novel

What did you love best about The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1?

Interesting characters. It has me wanting more. I like this type of novel with some the characters having to meet challenges, with unforeseen twists along the way.

What other book might you compare The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1 to and why?

The Hunger Games. In The Preserve, you have characters put in a situation where it is be smart, adapt, and fight to survive. The ultimate game.

What about Karen Krause’s performance did you like?

Karen Krause's performance is what I would call "chipper" and "engaged". Each voice artist is unique in their own ways. The main question, was the voice artist able to "put me in the moment"? Absolutely! I am wanting to hear more of the story. Karen was able to let me see the characters through her eyes. I felt I was there.

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

Absolutely. I want more!!!!

Any additional comments?

Nice range of characters. Compelling read.

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  • Yaquelin
  • Miami, Florida, United States
  • 06-20-14

Interesting

I received this audio book in exchange for an honest review, and I honestly really enjoyed it. The story was great as was the narration, very enjoyable and went by really fast. can't wait for the next part

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This was wild

Wasn't expecting what I got but it's very intriguing. Can't wait to start season 2. Will definitely look for more!

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Season1

If you could sum up The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

This audiobooks reminds me TV series where the contestants try to survive in the jungle. Not a new setting but interesting nonetheless. Very interesting audiobook.

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Lost...but not as good

What disappointed you about The Preserve: Season 1.0, Volume 1?

Where it ended. why break this into two books? should have been just one.

Would you ever listen to anything by Josh Hilden again?

I dont know. The book was good, just didnt like the lame cliffhanger that didnt need to be.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Karen Krause?

I would and I have. Karen is great

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

disappointment at the cliffhanger

Any additional comments?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review,

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just getting started

I thought it is a great premise for a story, however it seemed as tho it was just starting to get good. you are just getting into it then, wham it's over. I will have to get the next books to find out the end? the writing was good. the narration was good. No complaints except the length. on to the next one.

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Couldn't get past the first few paragraphs

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If I wouldnt have been assaulted by "F" words. I had two in probably the first few paragraphs.

What could Josh Hilden have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

No "F" words.

What three words best describe Karen Krause’s voice?

I wish I could say, but barely got to hear. I look forward giving her a try in another book.

Any additional comments?

Warning labels four obscene amounts of bad language.

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