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The Soul Summoner

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Series: The Soul Summoner Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (661 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people...and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For 27 years she's kept her ability a secret, but 11 young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer. She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case when a stranger - who is as alluring as he is terrifying - shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: She can't see his soul at all. Now Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.

©2016 Elicia Hyder (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful!

Loved the Book. The narrator Brittany was fantastic. I actually looked for more books narrated by her as she kept my interest and wasn't monotone or boring. The book was great...great mystery and loved the characters. I recommend.

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I don't know

I'm not sold on this book yet. 1. I don't like love triangles. They are an unnecessary way to add drama to the story and make women look stupid. 2. The story drags too much because of the romantic angle and Sloan trying to figure out who and what she is. 3. The plot and character development is superficial. 4. The ending wraps up to easy. The mystery has been going on for years and all of a sudden it takes a few weeks to solve. I don't think I'll be getting the next one.

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The Soul Summoner –– Elicia Hyder

Where does The Soul Summoner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I definitely love Brittany Pressley's voice, and I think she perfectly voiced Sloan and Co. I definitely rank her in my top five favorite narrators!

What did you like best about this story?

I love the quips and quirks (the comedic relief) that the characters brought. I've never been a love triangle type, but she makes it funny, tension-y, and emotional all in the course of one book! I literally cried at some point (both lol and sad moments)! XD

Which character – as performed by Brittany Pressley – was your favorite?

Sloan. Definitely. But second comes Warren. She makes him have this husky rasp or whatever and definitely makes it work well for his character. I always imagined Warren as a laxish, suave sounding dude! XD

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

Both laugh and cried! (Having read the three books out so far March 2017, "The Siren," Elicia's next book in the series is my favorite! You should totes check that out if you are intrigued by this one.

Any additional comments?

This has a complete ending and beginning and can be read like a stand-alone. Therefore, there is NO cliffhanger!

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Great start to a new series

This book has everything, suspense, romance, humor and great characters. The book is so well written and the story flows so well that you will not want to stop listening. Part of this is due to the excellent narration done by Brittany Pressley. Looking forward to starting book 2.

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Never experienced Elicia Hyders work before

I reviewed this after completing the series. The book was amazing. Fast paced supernatural thriller. The narrator did an amazing job and the narratives was never flat!

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A great paranormal suspense

What did you love best about The Soul Summoner?

I love the characters especially Sloan and Nathan.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sloan is my favorite character because even though she has this gift she has a great sense of humor and love for her friends and family.

What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

Loved Brittany's voice!!! She did a great job of distinguishing between characters.

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

This book though quite serious has a ton of humor in it. It makes me want to read book 2.

Any additional comments?

I read this book first and loved it. So I thought I would try the audio. Loved it.

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Really good book. Excellent narration.

What a surprise this book was. I really only got it because Brittany Pressley was narrating it and the description sounded okay. Well, it was actually a very good book and very entertaining. I enjoyed every bit of it. What a treat!

The story line and plot were very interesting. The characters are great. I really like Nathan and Warren a lot as well as Sloan. Even though this book is written in the first person it's not full of filler random internal thoughts. That is treat too. There is lots of great dialogue between all the characters and its not just Sloan's random thoughts. I do like that they all talk to each other and don't keep a bunch of secrets. The story is very well written, flows nicely and is easy to follow along.

There is sex but it not at all descriptive and I am okay with that. Sex not taking over a story is a bonus, as long as the chemistry, attraction and knowledge that the sex is happening is good with me.

I do recommend this book and the series so far.

As for the narration, it is amazing, I am a huge fan of Brittany Pressley she does such a great job on all the voices especially the male voices and everyone gets their own distinct voice. She has great reading voice and reads with emotion. Love her narrations!

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Enjoyable despite 16 year old girl dialogue.

The dialogue was written at a hormonal 16 year old girl level. Boys, beers, party life, high school, hot bodies, relationships, drinking, and jealous girlfriends. And that was just chapter 1! The preteen angst continued throughout the story although Sloan is in her 20's. Even Sloan's superpower were introduced awkwardly in a bar, due to best girlfriend peer pressure with minimal urging. Despite life changing consequences Sloan spills her lifelong secret that she has even kept from her parents. I almost stopped reading after chapter 1. Later, the plot became interesting enough to hold a surprise or two. Not sure I can recommend the series until I listen to book 2. Maybe the series and dialogue will grow up.

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Enjoyed it.

I listened to the audio version of this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was intrigued by the main character and I found myself enjoying her friend Abigail and the story. Of course a hottie jumps in the picture and I was really enjoying the story. It’s a bit of a mystery with super natural in the book so I really enjoyed. I would recommend both the book and audio.

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Fantastic story

Loved this book. Great characters, great story development. It is action packed and full of surprises. Rushing to find book 2.

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  • Louise Bishop1
  • 05-26-18

Really enjoyed this book

This book was well written with an interesting story line and great characters. The narration was excellent.

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  • sheila
  • 02-06-18

Btilliant

I have ordered next one. Highly recommended to enjoy a well written book and well read

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  • IMEE B
  • 04-16-18

***The Soul Summoner***

My first Elicia Hyder book, an unexped treasure i didnt think it would be this good but im wrong, its an incredible i love Sloan and her gifts is amazing. The only thing that makes me sad is why on earth this isnt a reverse harem so Nathan can be with Sloan as well? its not fair. Warren is awesome with his gifts as well but Nate met Sloan first. anyway i do hope that Nate wont get hurt too much in the end, i dislike love triangles. Brittany Pressley's narrative is excellent, she portrays the characters really well and she is believable.