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Fractured Audiobook

Fractured: Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island, local news has been dominated by chilling sightings of human-like creatures running on all fours. Lela knows there’s only one explanation: The Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living.

Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life, Lela returns to Warwick High along with Malachi. At night they hunt for the Mazikin nest along with two new Guards. Jim, one rogue recruit, repeatedly challenges Lela’s authority. Lela struggles to keep all her Guards on the right side of the law, but their mistakes come at a terrible cost.

As one painful revelation follows another, and the Mazikin start targeting those closest to her, Lela finds herself more vulnerable than ever. With an enemy determined to separate soul from body, Lela must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect those she loves.

©2013 Sarah Fine (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Gypsycat Madison, WI, United States 07-15-14
    Gypsycat Madison, WI, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2017

    audiobook addict

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    "better than the 1st book! Unusual YA"

    This is the rare second book in a series that improved upon the first book. My favorite part of the first book was the setting in realms of afterlife (aka Circles of Hell) that was unique with a interesting demonic "bad guy" to fight, and the romance story seemed really cliched and trite. The second book thrusts our characters to a modern day high school setting and that worked for me much better. There is still the higher stakes and the demonic bad guys to fight. It becomes a riff on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. There is better banter and more humor. The secondary characters are more fleshed out than in the first book and helped me have a greater emotional response to this book. The action is fast and believable. Our heroine gets to be quite the badass fighter. The romance seemed more believable and progresses through interesting maturation through the book, and seems to be at an appropriate level of importance in this more usual setting.

    Fine wrote a smooth, action-packed story with a lot of suspense and danger. This is a better meld of the high school genre with its inherent YA romance aspect than the previous book's dire fantastical setting did. The book is supplemented nicely with a unique paranormal plotline to add interest, tension, and lots of action.

    Audiobook note: Malachi's accent is awful. But the rest of the narration was solid. Nice emphasis during action sequences.

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    Tracy 09-16-15
    Tracy 09-16-15
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    "Just as good as the first"

    Just as good ad the first. A wicked twist at the end that made me want to kill the Mazikan (sp?) myself. Auuuuggghhhhh!

    Onto the 3rd!

    Side note. At 45, I never thought I'd enjoy teenagers books. So glad I am wrong on this one!

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-30-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-30-14 Member Since 2016

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "High school can be hell."

    It was okay for a second book, but I didn't quite like it as well as the first book. There was a little bit too much teenage angst for me. I didn't like the way the relationship went with Lela and Malaki, it eventually resolved itself, sorta. I don't mind teenage stories, but sometimes they are just a little to juvenile for me. I feel that if the author had not focused so much effort on the high school part of the book the story would have been much better. First book was way better and I suspect the third book will be too. I like the creativity with the different versions of hell and I probably will listen to the next book. Narrator is good.

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    Richard 01-15-14
    Richard 01-15-14 Member Since 2012

    As a visually impaired person, it has always been difficult for me to read books in print, but Audible makes books enjoyable again!

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    "Slow start, but great read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fractured the most enjoyable?

    The story was slow going at first but it really picks up. It definitely had it's share of twists and turns.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sarah Fine? Why or why not?

    YES! I WANT GUARDS OF THE SHADOWLANDS BOOK 3!!!


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

    She's very good at portraying the teenage attitudes of the characters, both when she narrates the thoughts of the main character and when she reads the words of others.


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

    No. Not until it picked up, that is.


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    Sandra Elder Taunton, MA United States 11-20-13
    Sandra Elder Taunton, MA United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this book! I didn't want it to end!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fractured the most enjoyable?

    The story line kept me on the edge of my seat and I fell in love with the characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Malachi. He is the epitome of perfect love.


    What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

    She enunciated everything perfectly and read with appropriate emotion.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just loved it. It was incredibly imaginative and entertaining.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for book 3. The trilogy would make an awesome movie!

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    Cynthia R. Connolly 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome book"

    very emotional story wondering what is going to happen next. Awesome narrator. fabulous Author.

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    alexis randles 10-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story"

    This series so far had been very captivating. can't wait to start the next chapter.

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    Elizabeth 07-04-15
    Elizabeth 07-04-15
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    "so good but so sad!"

    still can't stand malachis accent but love the plot, twists, and characters ! great writer and performance

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    Kindle Customer 05-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "narrator was great. really gets you into the story"

    great story. can't wait to start the next book. narrator does a great job of keeping the characters separate.












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    Tiffany 03-05-15
    Tiffany 03-05-15 Member Since 2013

    Tay and Zi's Mom

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    "better than the first."

    this one was much better than the first book. honestly I couldn't stop listening. I still hate Malachi's accent, But I can look past it.

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