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The Gender Secret Audiobook

The Gender Secret: The Gender Game, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The pulse-pounding second book in the Gender Game series.

Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft that she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question.

Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did?

What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat?

What happened to Viggo, and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive?

When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed - to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people who matter.

©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest

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    K12mom 05-26-17
    K12mom 05-26-17 Member Since 2015

    I have taught my two boys at home for the last 8 years. A love of literature of all kinds led me to Audible.

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    "Book 2"

    Sticking with this series is worth it. While I found the first book in the series a tad slow and lacking in description of the universe, the pacing in the second book is excellent and the storyline grows more detailed. I was craving information about the technology of the world, about the motivation of some of the secondary characters, and about the direction of Vigo and Violet's relationship. I enjoyed this second installment more than the first.

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    Panhli Thao 07-31-17
    Panhli Thao 07-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not really meant for the intelligent reader..."

    Although containing okay action scenes, you can probably zone out for 80% of this book. This sequel was a huge let down. I felt it was completely different from the first book. Reasons being:

    1.) The writing was absolutely atrocious. Just listening to it had me cringing so bad I might as well have started cramping.

    "I jumped, landing on the landing." Or "My eyes looked at him hungrily." Good God.

    2.) I didn't even recognize Viggo. I fell in love with his quiet and resevered character in the first book, but in the second, his thought process started to annoy me halfway through. At some points, I admired his determination, and then at others, he sounded completely naive.

    To be honest, he sounded a lot like a male character that a female writer envisioned a perfect man should be. Ughhhh I wanted to love his and Violet's relationship, but my eyes hurt from rolling so much.

    3.) Violet seemed so much more emotional in this sequel.

    4.) Every decision that either Violet or Viggo made was second-guessed and waaaay over-analyzed. It got to the point where I wondered when they would be scared to drink water because it had a hundred ways of killing them.

    The ending to the FIRST book redeemed itself for me and had me desperately needing to start this sequel. I was left disappointed. *Sigh*

    The plot was more predictable than I had expected, and the horrendous writing sadly washed out the romance for me. I'm curious on how the character relationships turn out (maybe if I read spoilers instead), but it's just not enough to encourage me to spend any more money on this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jess B 07-15-17
    Jess B 07-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wordy. Not a full story."

    I was shocked when this book ended. Not because the ending was shocking, but because the book shouldn't have been over. It was not an appropriate story arch. It just cuts off and you have to go buy the third. But will the next be a full story? Or am I trapped buying book after book just to get one full story? I understand having a series, but I feel each one should be a complete story in and of itself. As I mentioned, this book has no story arch.

    The other thing that annoyed me was the wordiness. Listening to all the adverbs grew tiring, and the dialogue was ridiculous. No one would take that much effort to say what these characters do.

    Also, the word repetition. Palpable and flitted are used so often that my eyes flitted so hard upward into the back of my skull that it was palpable.

    The concept isn't bad. I may invest in the next one. But these things are beginning to get on my nerves. I feel like the book needs a better editor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 06-06-17
    Jessica 06-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Muddled Storyline"
    Would you try another book from Bella Forrest and/or the narrators?

    Possibly - I want to see where the story goes but don't know if I care enough to sit through hours of nonsense again


    What could Bella Forrest have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The main character, Violet, becomes extremely unlikeable. She makes some very stupid decisions and sounds like a thirteen-year-old at times.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes...except when the narrator was "screaming" in Violet's voice. AWFUL.


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    StrbryRED 04-20-17
    StrbryRED 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!!"

    This book moved so fast, I couldn't believe it was over! I'm starting Book 3 immediately!! I won't give anything away with the story, I'll just say that the actors who voice this series are perfect and gut-wrenchingly wonderful at bringing the story to life. So good, if you're looking for a new series set in a dystopian future, this is the one!!

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    Heather United States 04-19-17
    Heather United States 04-19-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow!!"

    Have to say the second book was actually better than the first. The action was great, I enjoyed the character development and learning more about what was hinted at in the first book.
    So far this series has surpassed expectations, I'm off to listen to the third installment, fingers crossed that's it's just as good!!!

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    roman bay 09-17-17
    roman bay 09-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "ehh, this book went down the hill"

    characters I liked from the first book I have learned to hate in this book, there was alot of parts I cringed at, there were parts felt shallow or unrealistic, also the writing wasn't that good, which I would overlook if I didn't come to dislike the characters who seemed different in this book.

    the good: it did pick up a little towards the end. and was more action packed, the story was interesting but felt cliche.

    not sure if I can go on to book 3. since I quite dislike the characters now

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    Alanda 09-12-17
    Alanda 09-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great series"

    Loved it. Entertaining series. Can't wait to start next book. Narration is also really cool first time I've listened to book that has two different people doing the voices for characters.

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    Amazon Customer 08-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Heading "

    This is the second book so youd obviously know if you like it or not

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    Elizabeth Norcross, GA, United States 08-15-17
    Elizabeth Norcross, GA, United States 08-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Read"
    If you could sum up The Gender Secret in three words, what would they be?

    This book moves


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vigo, he's noble and forgiving


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Vigo


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

    I couldn't put it down, the first book was slow, but this book kept my interest the whole time


    Any additional comments?

    Would have like more in-depth back ground on the different characters and environment

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  • Lea
    5/26/17
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    "Great"

    loving these books. couldn't stop listening and the narrators really brought the characters to life

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • chirojane
    9/8/17
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    "now I'm hooked"

    The first book only got me later in the book. I am now hooked. Can't wait to down load the next one

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  • Adrian
    8/3/17
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    "Loved it!! Great book!!"

    This is not anything like how I was expecting it, there were so many plot twists and new adventures waiting around every corner!!! I loved this book so much!!!

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  • Clarence
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    7/4/17
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    "I'm hooked - loving this series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would!!!! I'm loving this series and the associated narrators. Very easy to listen to and get in to. Love the characters especially Violet & Viggo,and the will they won't they vibe.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gender Secret?

    When she finds the lost boys and realised how they are being kept. And meeting the twins!


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Always Violet as she's sassy and unpredictable, but a good egg really and ready to take on a fight


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was lovely that she's finally found all the lost boy's but I feel that will open more story threads


    Any additional comments?

    Keep um coming!!!!!

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