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Written in Red Audiobook

Written in Red: A Novel of the Others

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Mark Regan 01-15-17
    Mark Regan 01-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "interesting story mediocre performance"

    my title says it all. its not a horrible listen but there so many better options out there.

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    P. Larsen Culpeper, VA USA 01-05-17
    P. Larsen Culpeper, VA USA 01-05-17

    Bitman

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    "I should have known - bad choice"

    Nope - not my style, not my kind of story. With one exception - I think this book will be a great lullaby book - ie. with such a silent/quiet voice with no inflictions, and a story line that doesn't require you to actually pay attention, I'm sure I'll be asleep in no time.

    I like the genre - but this is too much a soft-novel produced in the millions all similar with basic no brainer plotlines. The characters are way too feminine - with nothing that I could characterize as remotely real.

    Note to Audible - it would be GREAT if you had a simple feature where we could list authors we like and we DON'T like and books would be marked accordingly. Ie. a simple warning saying "you've marked Ann Bishop as a non-preferred author" would be helpful. And authors I like should be smacked right in the middle of the front page when they release new books. A simple change to Audible that would make it much easier and beneficial to us (audio) book worms.

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    LN 01-04-17
    LN 01-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "HARD PASS: This novel is really about municipal administration and people being patronizing to each other"

    Seriously- all the character treat one another patronizingly. 90% of the plot is about the administration and operation of a residential complex of supernatural beings and their human secretary. Oh, and there are a few bits of truly disturbing violence sprinkled throughout. The characters are childish and intellectually impoverished, actually ditto for the world-building.

    I would not recommend this book to anyone- the gruesome, twisted bits are too cruel for tweens, and the rest is too dull and infantile for anyone any older.

    I am 27 and read fiction all the time- I should have HARD PASSED on this one.

    If you like romance, read Julia Quinn or Tessa Dare. If you like supernatural adventures, read Sarah J. Maas. If you like mysteries or heists, read Scott Lynch. And if you like hilarious sci-fi, read all of John Scalzi's novels from the last 7 years. All are much, much more worth your time this this dull, bizarre exercise in fiction.

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    peacock pal 12-31-16
    peacock pal 12-31-16
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    "great story but it took awhile for me to like"

    I can't explain why but it took me some time to like the narrator. At first I didn't like the reading at all but then either the story or familiarity with the voices took over and it was fine.

    This is a different take on the shifter romance troupe and these are not just people in fur. They see humans as meat. The whole concept is fresh and interesting. I became deeply involved in the story.

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    Jessica Alvis USA 12-25-16
    Jessica Alvis USA 12-25-16 Member Since 2015

    Artist, book connoisseur, learner of things from a place that people have gone to for learning, sometimes Ewok , other-times hobbit, and all

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    "Wow!"

    I didn't read this for a long time thinking it was just 'another' fantasy novel. I am so glad I decided to give it a try because boy was I wrong!!! Excellent read with a wonderful cast. Enjoyed the horror bits too. Cannot wait to read/listen to the next one!!!!

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    Amazon Customer 12-16-16
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    Nothing too special. There are lots of other great titles out there which are a better time investment.

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    Amazon Customer 12-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderfully funny"

    I laughed all the way through the book! wonderful narration, I love the different character voices.

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    Lynn M 12-10-16
    Lynn M 12-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read"

    Great read! Nice to have an adult story that doesn't automatically end with the bedroom scene. Well thought out, intriguing plot and characters. I love the fact that the "others" really are other and not just enhanced humans. Their thoughts are different. Their feelings are different. And it is very believable .

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    Book Junkie 12-07-16
    Book Junkie 12-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Bk 1"

    Good start to the series. Interesting & captivating story. Good character, plot, & storyline development. Great for teen through adults. The story held my interest the entire time.

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    Rachelle 12-03-16
    Rachelle 12-03-16
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    Lesson learned:<br/>Don't just read and rely on the first few (positive) reviews! <br/>I was so excited to listen to this book, mainly because of the premise of the story, and the reviews, and I listened to the sample and was excited! <br/>But..<br/>I've listened for four chapters (maybe not fair) and I'm not sure I can keep listening as my mind keeps wandering off during every single overly described mundane event (how to sort mail!) and even the non-mundane events are rendered so by the use of procedural and informative language, and you've never heard such boring world building - I feel like I'm being educated (by the world's most boring and factual historian) rather than entertained (why can't it be both?) <br/>And it''s not like there isn't enough action (there isn't) but it's more than that! <br/>There isn't enough tension (or something).. <br/>I mean if you just immerse us in the world and the characters we're in it, but if you inform us of it (and them) constantly, we are not! (I feel) <br/>I think I'll try and keep listening for a bit (to be fair) and to see if it gets better (and not waste my credit) <br/>Maybe it's just a case of a boring build up for a wild and stunning middle bit (I'm sure there is a better word for it) and conclusion! Hehe<br/>I'll be back to amend my review if anything changes..<br/>Fingers crossed,

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