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Publisher's Summary

A call of souls. Union of power. Transcendent of time.

Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. But things don't go as planned when he starts to encounter his mysterious classmate Tetra.

Tetra not only has answers to the recent disappearances, but Sterling will soon find that making his mark isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Sterling discovers he shares a spiritual bond with Tetra, and that only their power has the ability to stop the malevolent evil they face. They must work together or risk the destruction of their world.

©2015 Guinevere & Libertad Thomas (P)2017 Guinevere & Libertad Thomas

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Interesting

A good start for a new series. I have the audio version. I listened to it in 2 days.
This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Easy-to-read, Good world building, Original, Tragic, Unpredictable, Wonderful characters.

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A Fair Start To A YA Series.

Sterling Wayfairer, a Noban, is a high school senior on Geo, an Earth-like world. Sterling, who is about to come into strange powers. Tetra is a girl from Noban, who travels through time and space to make contact with Sterling, the boy she is somehow bonded to. Enter the Naga, a strange and powerful creature who is hell bent on killing Sterling and you have the beginning of the Wayfairer series. I found this YA novel a bit slow in pace, but it did keep my attention. With that said, I don’t know that I would pick up the next book in the series.

Finally, this audio book was provided at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

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Interesting Fantasy Story

I liked this story, but I'm still not really sure I know what was going on most of the time. I got the gist of it. Girl from another world "binds" with a boy to save the world from a creature who takes the form of other people as well as a huge snake. But beyond that, I didn't understand the binding or how Sterling got picked to join with Tetra, how she found him initially, etc. There was very little information about their past encounters or anything about Tetra's background. There was so much missing from the story for me that was never developed by the time the book ended.

That said, I enjoyed the interaction of the students at the school. Some of what happened was downright hilarious. However, there wasn't enough personal information about Tetra to really make me care about her, and I never understood how she seemed invisible to everyone but Sterling for the first part of the book. Did she somehow erase ALL those people's memories continuously? Things like that didn't make sense, but if you suspend your need to understand and know what is going on, it's a pleasant enough diversion from reality.

The narration was good, and the variety of vocal inflection and tone made it easy to distinguish the different characters. The only drawback was that it sounded like a cassette tape running, with hissing and popping/static-type sounds, in the background. It wasn't severe, but it was noticeable.

I would recommend this as a good audiobook for the YA crowd.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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well written and Narrator was great

I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review
G L Tomas as I like to say scribbled a fantastic YA science fiction novel. Robert Kazmierczak made the characters in the book come to life. I love his voice for narrating. I will search for his books to listen to.
Now: I loved the book, it captures the fears, insecurities and problems that come with high school kids on a daily basis.
What I really liked about this book was the writing: it's so natural the words flow across the Universe.
This is a YA title but can be enjoyed by all ages. It has something to please everyone: a coming of age story, romance, and fantasy.
I highly recommend this book to everyone

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A Decent Story...

Would you consider the audio edition of The Mark of Noba to be better than the print version?

The Narrator Did Bring The Characters To Life..Especially The Female Main Character

Would you recommend The Mark of Noba to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes..The Book Seems To Be Preparing For A Great Book Series..

Which character – as performed by Robert Kazmierczak – was your favorite?

Tetra..Her Accent Made The Book Lively...

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

I Was Very Sad At The End When Some Characters Didn't Make The Next Book..

Any additional comments?

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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A complex universe full of the possible

Where does The Mark of Noba rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was good, and I'd like to listen to the next book in the series, but it wasn't OMG I need to listen to this again right now.

What did you like best about this story?

G.L. Tomas has created a new universe for this story to take place in and there's a lot of information in this book because it's quite complicated. It forms a great set-up for a series, but I found it a bit unclear at times.

Which character – as performed by Robert Kazmierczak – was your favorite?

The narration was great, the character voices were a highlight, even the female voices were well done, I really enjoyed it.

Any additional comments?

Tetra makes for a very interesting character, having come from another planet she's clueless about the culture she's living in and it creates a lot of misunderstandings.

Stirling is a little annoying, mostly because he acts like a typical teen-aged boy but he does change throughout the book, slowly coming to terms with everything that's happening around him.

The plot is really well done, so many twists, I'm looking forward to what this means for the next book.

There are a couple of noticeable shifts in the volume of the book, so you'll need to adjust for that.

Note: This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Amy
  • 04-21-17

Two souls in a multiverse of many planets .

What did you like most about The Mark of Noba?

Completely different than my usual read. I really liked the relationship growing betweenTetra and Sterling and how he had to teach her the basics of human culture it was sweet,funny and a non stop source for the story and characters to delve in to.

What did you like best about this story?

It made me laugh and cry(a lot) and it has the potential to go far as a series.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I think I enjoyed the part where Tetra first came to live with Sterling and he had to write rules so she didnt take her bra off infront of him ect .Things a human would know but the culture on Noba clearly is very different.Very amusing.

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

It was, but there are only so many hours in a day so from the time I got home til the time I went to sleep I was a captive audience.

Any additional comments?

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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