• The Sacrifice (A Thriller)

  • Hunted, Book 1
  • By: Donna Collins
  • Narrated by: Andy Stevenson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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The Sacrifice (A Thriller)

By: Donna Collins
Narrated by: Andy Stevenson
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Publisher's Summary

When Cornish Nurse Eliza Hamilton is mugged on her way home from work late one evening, it is the mysterious Roman Holbrook who appears from the darkness and fights off her strange attacker. Then he disappears into the night before the police arrive, leaving a semi-conscious Eliza questioning if he was, in fact, a figment of her imagination. That is until he shows up on her doorstep one rainy night - and all hell breaks loose again. But is this man her hero, or does he have a more sinister motive for wanting her kept alive?

©2017 Donna Collins (P)2020 Donna Collins

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wow much more than a thriller

had every thing in it. good job. great narrator. twist on heaven, supernatural and even zombies. great mix.

i got a free copy of this book

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I really liked this series

I was given this book for free from audiobook boom and asked to leave an unbiased review for the author and narrator.
I enjoyed this series, it’s a great premise for a story. Some people will probably say it has a lot of Christian overtones, but I would not agree with those statements. Its based on a theory that Christianity desperately hides, that Jesus was an actual man and had children. I thought there was enough explanation to bolster the supernatural aspects of the story and I found it very entertaining. I would have definitely used a credit on each book and would recommend this series. Of course book 3 leaves an ending for the possibility of another book, but unlike a lot of series you actually get closure at the end of the book which I liked. Books 2 and 3 don’t stand on their own, so you need to listen to them in order. There not written so that you can just listen to 2 or 3 and not 1 and you need to go in order.
I thought the narrator was great for this story. Andy Stevenson continues to get better with every book of his that I listen to. He uses inflections and changes his voice for the different characters unlike a lot of narrators I’ve listened to so its entertaining rather than just some reading a book to you. I believe he also produced these books himself and I thought he did a great job. There are parts where you hear 2 characters speaking together or the voices echo because they are in a well and he made it actually sound like the characters were speaking inside of a well. Good job Andy.

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good read!

this is a hard book to review. For one the narration is awesome. For two the storyline is good. But it kind of lacks focus. It could be a zombie book for a tween or it could be the beginning of an adult series. the explicit sex scenes aren't needed.


I think the author is a great storyteller.

I think as she develops the characters and goes on with the rest of the series it will grow. But for the first one it just needs some finesse.

Well worth your time and well worth a read.

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A twist-turny paranormal mystery

I enjoyed listening to The Sacrifice by Donna Collins. It kept me riveted from the start. The characters are unique and interesting. The narrator Andy Stevenson did a great job narrating the book.

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Thriller

This is not my usual genre, but really enjoyed the story. Well written and narrated.
will look out for more books by Donna Collins

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Excellent storyline with twists and turns

This is my first book by Donna Collins. I unequivocally loved it! She is absolutely in my top 3 authors.
This is a thriller, mystery suspense series with well developed characters, twists and turns that grabs the listener’s attention. Every detail is carefully constructed that brings the book alive. Ms. Collins took me on a journey that was visceral, painful, emotional and I will never forget it. Truly, an amazing introduction to her writing. Andy Stevenson did a great job narrating. He nailed each character and their personalities. I cannot wait for the second book in this series. I highly recommend this book. Bravo Ms. Collins and Mr. Stevenson!

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Very interesting story

The narrator is fantastic on this book and really brought the story to life and the characters and storyline are amazing

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Great listen!

It was a little hard to get into the story at the beginning, but after I did I really enjoyed it. It had many paranormal characters and many times I wasn't sure who the good guys were. Which is also in part what confused me at times. Overall I really enjoyed this story and the narrator did a wonderful job. It is part of a series and I can't wait to see what happens to the characters.

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Good book!

Really enjoyed this book. Wasn’t at all what I expected. My first time ever to read a book with zombies and I actually liked it! Narrator did a very good job!

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great audiobook

I really enjoyed this story. It kept my attention all the way to the end with some fun twists along the way.

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  • VoraciousBookDragoness
  • 08-16-21

Captivating


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really loved it, it’s captivating & the narration is great.

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  • Ian Rider
  • 04-30-21

wow its better than good.

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book and I'm leaving an honest and voluntary review.

Wow! its good, better than good, incredibly well written, love the dark side of humanity the author has thrown into this story, the characters themselves are fantastic, perfectly suited to this book, having not your typical zombies in this is a welcome change, the author has captured a truly remarkable sense of believability. there's not many books I rave about but is is 1 book I fell in love right away. DO Yourself a favour and get this, its brilliant.
The narration is so apt and flawless, it really brings the story with life, as to with the characters. what a winning combo.
I'm left wanting more..
Easy 5 star. brilliant.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 08-15-21

Thriller

I really enjoyed listening to Andy Stevenson.

This is a thriller, that will keep you awake... Zombies, human sacrifice , deep reaper . Heaven in a different light. .This book has it all. If you enjoy the paranormal genre then you will love this book!

Eliza is attacked on her way home late at night, it is passed off as a mugging . When Roman checks in on Eliza’s recovery, is there more to his interest than is to be believed?

A great paranormal thriller.

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  • Mansoor786
  • 08-04-21

a good start so far

a nice start to the story so far where we focus to our two main characters, one that gets introduced to a new whole world and is confused with everything going on around. the other main character who is experienced in this new world tries figure out what hes feeling towards our other main character is and if hes feeling are just that or something more.

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  • kim c s
  • 07-27-21

not bad

not a bad story but it lost me a few times .
Good narrator

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  • kathrine leach
  • 07-10-21

The Sacrifice

I was given this audiobook in return for my honest opinion.
I loved the story line and the book is very well written, I would definitely listen to more of Donna's work.
I wasn't keen on the narrator for this story somehow he just didn't fit this book. There was nothing wrong with how he read the book and his voice is very soothing but for me it just didn't fit the story.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 06-23-21

So so good

On her way home from work Eliza is attacked and she’s rescued by a stranger Roman Holbrook . Things start getting weird and at every turn Roman is there . Absolutely loved this there are so many twists and turns it kept me listening I didn’t want to stop so I listened all in one go. Andy Stevenson did a great job narrating and I’m looking forward to book 2.

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  • Woozle_Wuzzle
  • 05-14-21

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Its a great idea done reasonably well. i enjoyed the tension. quite freaky too.

i received this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review from freeaudiobooksreview group on facebook.

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  • Christy D
  • 11-17-20

The Sacrifice

Having listened to book 2 by accident first, book 1 was enlightening and refreshing. This poor young girl was born as her fathers play thing. And the fact that they all treated her so well and she felt loved until the final moments. And so many people so close to her were involved. The betrayal ran deep. The story is definitely a whirlwind. The narration fit Roman well. I’m not sure it fit her though.

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  • Annonemouse
  • 08-11-20

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE

The Sacrifice was my first introduction to the work of Donna Collins – and it won’t be my last. I was gripped by the story, eloquently narrated by Andy Stevenson, so much so that I listened at every opportunity as I compelled to know what happened next. That’s the beauty of audiobooks – I can be ‘read to’ when gardening or making the dinner! And what better way, when performing otherwise mundane tasks, than listening to a scary story. Andy brought the characters to life – even the dead ones! It may be fiction, but Donna writes in a way that makes it all seem very plausible. I hope I don’t have to wait too long before the second instalment is released as an audiobook.