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When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country's deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible for their deaths: Ian Crane. Luckily, Talia was born with a gift - the ability to read and influence the minds of others.

At 16, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves...Talia, herself.

Her greatest asset may also be her undoing; while a formidable weapon in the field, Talia's talents prevent her from both shutting off the mental connection she shares with her questionable boyfriend and blocking out the thoughts of a beguiling fellow recruit. But Talia can't afford to have the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl, when her life is far from normal. She must regain the single-minded determination that has brought her this far, or it may cost Talia her life when she finally faces Crane. And even after being molded in to a weapon of war, she'll still have to find the strength it takes to pull the trigger.

If James Bond and Sookie Stackhouse had a love child with a yearning for vengeance, her story would be Talented, an adventure about powerful teenagers who aren't afraid to embrace their fears and fight for what they believe in.

©2011 Sophie Davis (P)2016 Sophie Davis

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AUSOME BOOK!

What did you love best about Talented?

Everything, i can't wait for the next one :) Narrator was really good too, and loved the slightly dark tone of the book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Talia, I felt like I really understood a lot of her issues

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

She really brings the characters to life, I felt like I knew them.

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

yes, but I also needed a brake to think about what was happening and anticipate the next part. It's what makes it fun.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait till the next one!!! HURRY UP :)

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Can't Wait To Read More!!

Sophie Davis spins a fast paced tale in Talented. I quickly became invested in Talia and her world. Angel Clark does a fantastic job of bringing this story to life. I am eager to read more in this series

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Good story but the narrator was off

The narrator's voice when the main character is upset approaches high pitched screaming squeals. When there are two female voices to speak, it is even worse.

The story has good plot turns with a cliffhanger that makes you want to listen to the second book. By the end you are not sure who is the villain.

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Voices

Why must the main character whine and have such a high pitch voice? It almost makes it difficult to listen to. The mental voice is so much more stronger – I wish that the voices were more similar...

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Excellent!

I really loved the storyline and look forward to the next book! The narrator Angel Clark does a fabulous job bringing the characters to life and leaves you on the edge of your seat. Check out this story, you won't be disappointed!

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Absolutely loved it, can't wait for the next one

Thrilling tale, the audio narrative fit perfectly with it too. Absolutely loved it, can't wait for the next one...

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  • Judy
  • FRIENDSWOOD, TX, United States
  • 06-24-18

I tried hard to like this series

I tried hard to like this series but a couple of things helped me decide not to pursue the rest of the series. This book could have been a LOT better if it had more adventure and activity other than a lukewarm love story. The reader didn't help. She had a beautiful narrative voice but when she did the character voice of Talia, it was inane and shrill. Worse, when she did the best friend Penny's voice, it was like scratching a blackboard. Didn't this series have a Director or Producer in the production of the audio version? Why wasn't the character voice better? The reader got it right with the male voices in the story, why couldn't she get it right in the female voices?


I could tell you about the story but I don't believe in spoilers. Suffice to say that only an eleven year old could appreciate this story but I suspect most of them are a tiny bit more discriminating. Sorry Sophie. I really wanted to like it.

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Imaginative and engaging

This story drew me in with its descriptive quality and its enthralling storyline. The narrator did a good job and I couldn’t stop listening. Have to cut this short because I must go start the second one. I just can’t wait.

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Hooked from the start!

Would you listen to Talented again? Why?

Absolutely. I was hooked after listening to the first chapter and couldn't wait to devour the rest of the book. Angel Clark is an amazing narrator and she makes the characters come to life. Book bub had posted an ad about the Talented series and I'm so glad that I gave the book a chance. Sophie Davis is an amazing author whose stories will grab you from the very beginning. When I started listening, I was immediately hooked to the book after one chapter. By the end of the book, I was hooked to the series. I can't wait to see where this story goes next!

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EXCELENT

I have read these books 3/time this time I began them on audible!! Well written extremely interesting LOVE LOVE these books. One down fall on Audibles side Talented the first book is only one available on Audible boo.