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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon. 

I lie for her. 

I hunt for her. 

I kill for her. 

And above all, I betray my mission for her. 

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why. 

I do. 

Treason comes in many forms. 

Love is one of them. 

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings. 

Our teachers forgot one important detail: 

Pawns shouldn’t have hearts. 

Yet we do. 

It turns out our emotions are our greatest weapon. 

And I know exactly where mine are aimed. 

The first in an all-new series by USA Today best-selling author Meli Raine.

©2019 Meli Raine (P)2019 Meli Raine

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What a great beginning

Melissa Raines has created the beginning of another wonderful suspense series. Building off previous books (yet not needed to enjoy this one) we get an interesting world full of lies and deceit. Get ready, this is one wield read.

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Great story and narration

I love these kinds of romance novels. This one has an interesting story with thoughtful characters.

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if it wasnt for Andi I would of stopped listening.

I was hoping this book was going somewhere interesting. Then find out I need to get the next one to find out. Not sure its worth it even with Andi narrating. Ho-hum

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Cold Calculated Cunning

Growing up Stateless means you are cold, calculated and sometimes driven by the cause.

Stateless follows the graduating glass from a group recruits. This is not your average high school. Your every move is monitored. You are conditioned day in and day out to serve the mission. Punishments are swift and severe. Whatever you do you don’t want to be seen as week.

The story really centers on 3 main students Callum the smart, handsome obvious star pupil and twins Kina and Glenn. One viewed as weak one so cut off from emotion she will do anything to get ahead. With the final test and ultimately their field assignments around the corner it’s literal fight for survival.

The ending makes you excited for book 2.

Andi Ardnt and Joe Arden are genius. I would listen to them read the phone book with a smile on my face. Absolute top notch performances!

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Interesting Premise

This story has an interesting premise and an intertwined plot of good vs. evil. Its so well written that you feel the character's own sense of confusion at knowing who to trust.

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I must have more!!!

This is one of those books you don’t want to end. Now I’m forced to wait for the next audiobook. Joe and Andi are a great narration team!!!

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Just meh...

I started listening to this because of Andi Arndt and Joe Arden. A bit slow and a ton repetitive. Very predictable. Maybe for the youth, it would be more engaging. What’s up with writers always making females weak and allowing them to accept their fate? Perhaps it is just me, but I am tired of the mean women tearing down each other. And the entire theme is just so far fetched.

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Get read to be on the edge of your seat!

I loved this book. It had me enthralled from the first chapter. But boy did it make me mad. But my anger was at the villians so it was just. This is a story about a society that was founded on lies and manipulation. And it's the story about a girl turned woman who is the ultimate rebel they fear. Kina is a badass. She is stuck in a world where those she thinks she can trust, like her twin Glenn, seem to do her more harm. And they all label her as stupid. But she is far from it. Callum can read that right away. He feels this need to protect her. But he quickly learns how capable she is. This book is just the beginning. This book will have you on the edge of your seat. It's all about survival. Good vs evil. As always, Joe Arden and Andi Arndt were dynamite as these characters. I couldn't imagine another voice for Kina and Callum. A perfect fit. This is a must read/listen to story for fans of suspense. And you'll be on the edge of your seat demanding justice prevail.

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Aweome

A great beginning to the start of the next series. This book is so gripping you hate to stop.

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Thrilling and psychologically all consuming.

My mind is blown, I don't know what to believe and I don't know who to trust, all I know is this book and the psychological warfare is intense. I am so invested at this point. I need more! More Kina, more Callum, more Glen, more more more!

I need to know if what I believe is correct or if I am being deceived as well.

I love Kina and her kindness and I hate that is being exploited as a weakness, I hope she can overcome and be allowed to be herself.

I love Callum, and I hope he is as good as what he seems. I hope he is truly a good guy. I hope he is what he seems and I really want things to work out the way I think they should! Ha don't we all, but seriously time to head to book 2 to see what's gonna happen.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 01-19-21

This was an awesome listen!

Stateless... a program that is training children from a young age to overthrow the government. Keena and Callum and Keenan twin sister are a part of this. They’ve been told that they were rescued from abusive homes and taken in and raised in the compound.

Callum and the twin were sent to college and Keena was left behind to care for the babies and become the “training body” (you’ll have to listen to know what this is). After 9 years, Callum returns to the compound.. he didn’t know Keena had been there all along.

This was excellent. The story is hard to handle at times (for me) but it was a great listen!!

Andy Arndt and Joe Arden are two voices I love to listen to.. and this is no exception! Loved the narration.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 12-19-20

Oh my

This one has kept me enthralled and obsessed from the first chapter, it’s intense and unique and definitely worth listening to. I’m so glad I did not start this at night because I’m pretty sure I would not have been able to stop listening.

These narrators are always an absolute pleasure to listen to and they certainly haven’t disappointed here

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 11-30-20

Romantic Suspense

Stateless by Meli Raine is a romantic suspense that I listened to on audio narrated by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt. This is the first book in the Stateless Series.

This is the first book of Meli’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. She pulled me in from the very first chapter and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I love the relationship between Kina and Callum. The book does end on a cliffhanger but that wasn’t a surprise since it’s the first book in the series. I can’t wait to dive into the next book Traceless to get more of Kina and Callum’s story.

Joe and Andi did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like romantic suspense, military romance, or psychological thrillers.

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 07-30-20

I was left wanting more

Kira and Callum are being raised and trained to take on the government. Kira is left behind to care for the new trainees even though she is a true warrior. The one thing that was not measured was the relationship between Kira and Callum. This bond between them is strong and it will only get stronger. But this story left me wanting to know more. I could not stop listening and I was happy to have the next book lined up.

Joe Arden and Andi Arndt are perfect for the narration. They always deliver an amazing performance. I always know the narration will be superb with this team. Knowing that they continue in the series has me wanting to listen even more. Joe and Andi bring this story to life. A better narrating team could not have been picked.

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 07-29-20

Amazing!!!

I really liked the plot of this book it was a little different then what I normally read. This book was suspenseful had action and it was filled with lies. Book 2 here I come. Joe Arden and Andi Arndt were amazing narrators. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • Jan M
  • 06-24-20

Lies and Deceit

Stateless by Melismas Raine is full of lies and deceit. The plot is complex, some characters are twisted, there is conspiracy, and romance. Joe Arden and Andi Ardnt were spectacular. They bring the characters to life. I highly recommend listening to the trilogy in order to fully appreciate the overall story. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for this recommendation.

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 05-30-20

What a thrill!

I was happy to get the whole trilogy. Two of my fave narrators, in a very interesting plot mixing hidden facility, child training and worldwide conspiracy, what not to like. Especially with a bit of romance–and mild steamy scenes.

I was also prepared for the darker undertones. It goes with the genre. And nothing is too graphic, though you’ll get some blood and death, and more disturbing things–like the whole mindset behind Stateless, oh my god. But the atmosphere is fascinating, and the writing quite good. It’s a good story, period.

The characters are interesting. They’re twisted and conflicted, they hide things and reveal others. They’re very complex and their stories and interactions are at the heart of the book. And it’s because of that that the big plot, the political conspiracy, may come to an untimely end. What a thrill!

Narrators are excellent, as always, especially the female narrator.

I can’t wait to listen to the second book of the series!

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 05-25-20

Interesting start to the trilogy

This is a trilogy and must be read in order. This was an intriguing start to the trilogy and done so well by the narrators, Joe Arden and Andi Arndt. I have both the ebook and the audiobook and I have to say that the narrators really bring this book to life!

The trilogy follows a cast of characters, including Kina and Callum, two recruits at Stateless, an organization that aims to infiltrate governments to carry out missions that are crucial to peace (hmm or are they?) The book itself spans a few years, from their younger years and shows us where they end up. There are a few trigger issues (harassment, abuse, etc) so beware but the book is really well written and the story is so intriguing. I do think that people will get more out of the series if they listened to prior stories and there were some areas that were a bit long. But overall, I'm interested to see what will happen in the next 2 books.

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  • Sara
  • 04-25-20

Grab the ENTIRE series now! You'll need to ASAP!!!

Man oh man!! Meli Raine sure left me feeling teased and a bit tortured! I'm literally uncomfortable listening to this book! It could be because I don't trust any of them. If you read/listen to this and you're feeling a bit... disjointed... or possibly confused? Join the club! However, listening to the other books in the connected series does make me feel as though I know a bit more than a reader picking up Stateless as their first Meli Raine book. Yes, yes... this is a standalone trilogy but it is connected, slightly by some references and some shared secondary characters, you'll also hear loose storyline from the other books, starting with the Harmless Little Series, then the Shameless Little series and finally, this series. OK sorry... I didn't mean to ramble to much!!

These two narrators can do no wrong in my eyes! I love them together and consistently enjoy their portrayals of the various characters they play. This story is layered and drenched in doubt and misdirection. Joe Arden is Cullum now and may be for a while depending on how I feel for him after this next book in the series. Andi Arndt is one of the best female narrators out there currently. Her voice always works for the woman she's presenting. She seems to channel them flawlessly. She became Kina... insecure and kind of meek but with this steely spine that comes out when it needs too.

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  • Ginger
  • 04-15-20

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I started to give up on this story a couple characters in, i was a little confused, the story a little slow, but all at once the picture came into my mind a pieces started falling in place. Young adults, living in communal, there roles being taught to them, dog it dog attitudes. Lies they have been fed, till they reach a crossroad and a new vision appears, and we come to a cliffhanger. I must know where this leads. Answers have be around the corner. Right?
Bravo to Andi & Joe, excellent narration.
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