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No one creates realms like New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities - vampires and shape-shifters among them - who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

©2013 Anne Bishop (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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A Unique Fantasy Universe

I did not physically read this book, only listen, however it was one of the most intriguing books I have purchased. I was happy that I found a long book about paranormal fantasy world things, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I absolutely love it! it took me approximately 3 days to finish, however, it would have been a lot sooner had I not been at work. If you like stories about supernatural beings, told in a way that seems that the author assumes your knowledge of the universe, then you will love this book!

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An Intensely exciting story

So many books today rarely built into a good story with relations and growth in the characters. Many stories today are all about sex or forgets to pull in the reader. The book was a wonderfully told story the captures both the imagination and provides intrigue. This was a nail biter that has me hooked.

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Truly amazing story with great unique world

Where does Written in Red rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Bear in mind the 1st part of the book is setting up the whole world that encompasses once you get past first part of book the Narrator will whisk you away into world so unique and so wondrous that you wont believe how quick book goes and where time went before you know the world fade as does wondrous voice that swirls to end as world of so much adventure paranormal world unlike any other book i have ever had joy of listening too Bravo to Writer and Double thumbs up to Alexandra who read the book and steal your imagination for while but like all good things the book had to come to end.. Sniffles i feel sad it over all can say buy it listen to it 1st oh 20mins or so set up world you will dive into and never want to leave.

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Made love the book all over again

I'm not a big fan of audio books but with this narrator, I not only thoroughly enjoyed this book, I bought the rest if the books in the series because she narrators the others. I love this series and have it in all formats: hardback, digital, and now audio. Ms. Harris is an outstanding voice artist who truly brought Ms. Bishop's characters to life.

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Great book and narrator!

My husband and I both love this series, we have all three audio books, and really like the narrator that reads this series. I wish that she could narrate for all the books series that I love! :-)

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Sub Par Narration

I loved the book itself - could barely stop the audio from playing because I was so riveted. The only problem I had was that the narrator didn't have good changes of tone for the characters. Her impressions of the main male and female were a little too contradictory to their development within the book, as well as their circumstances at different points within the story. Other than that, however, it was extremely enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in werewolves, vampires and other such creatures.

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  • Amanda R
  • Ann Arbor, MI United States
  • 07-02-15

Fantastic read!

Very pleased with this book! Excellent world building and characters. It was easy to slip into the story and get lost in another, dare I say alternate, world. My family can attest because I was grumpy when they interrupted me! 😄

I'm so invested in the story that book two is downloading to my phone now. Can't wait to start it!

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  • Christie
  • Simi Valley, CA, United States
  • 06-26-15

Really unusual. Really intriguing! Really good!

I love this series. I've listened to the first three books at least four times. The Others series has a different take on the shape shifter / werewolf / vampire genre. I've listened to hundreds of audio books. I especially like supernatural/urban fantasy books. This series kept me interested all the way through and it didn't take long at all before I knew I wanted to keep listening. It was a little dark and scary but also full of love in an unusual way. It really takes place in a different world.

The idea of a cassandre sange was compelling. You can't help but worry about what will happen to Meg. Her influence on everyone also had me sucked in right away. She was so innocent but so strong. I didn't have to listen to most of the first book to enjoy it as I've had to with some series. The relationship between Meg and Simon is interesting and I liked how Simon really was much more of a wolf than a human. All of the shape shifting characters were entertaining and true to their animal counterparts.

I really enjoyed the reading by Alexandra Harris. I wish I could find more books that she has performed. She did such a good job making the characters believable. I love her voice. She is Meg to me.

It's a long time until Marked in Flesh will be available but I'm glad there will be more in the series.

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Loved it.

Written in Red is #1 in The Others series. I have seen this book reviewed a number of times, and in the end I tentatively decided to get involved and listen to the audiobook. It is quite lengthy and I finished it in three days. Unheard of for me, I just became swept away by the story, left my usual reading aside and every opportunity I had - I listened.

Meg got the job working as the human liaison person at the The Others compound. In essence it was a postal job, accepting deliveries from the humans and then sorting and delivering them around to the various Others. When she takes up the job, it is in disarray but with a little help she soon has it working smoothly. She is a kind, thoughtful person and has soon gathered a number of friends about her, normally individuals who would be very scary to humans, but Meg has a knack with her thoughtful, innocent ways.

When she arrives she is somewhat nervous and unsure, as she has escaped from a place where they have used her for her gift of prophecy, and treated her like a chattel. She is valuable to her 'owners' and they will go to great lengths to find and bring her back.

However Simon, the other wolves, crows, vampires and many others soon see Meg as one of them. They protect her and go into battle for her. Meg also forms a wonderful relationship with a young wolf cub - Sam. Damaged by seeing his mother killed, Sam has not developed and hides away in a cage in his Uncle Simon's apartment.

Alexandra Harris narrated the story very well and it was easy to listen to her as with the words she weaved her own magic. I am now really peeved because the next two in this series are not released in audio to my part of the world. I am devastated. Sure I can read them on kindle or paperback, but I loved this audio version and I don't want to turn to them. I hate when publishers don't bother with world rights.

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  • B.
  • Virginia, United States
  • 04-23-15

The Meg

What did you love best about Written in Red?

I liked how the author took her time with character development. As the story progressed you really got to know each character and it was funny how the different situations effected each one sooo differently, and how they interacted with each other because of it...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tess, the mystery surrounding her is played perfectly. she's different, she's unafraid, she's confrontational, she's well, you'll see...

What does Alexandra Harris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Perfect voice for this story...

Any additional comments?

This story doesn't seem as long as it is...

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