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Twisted Memories

Twisted, Book Two
Narrated by: Heather Firth
Series: Twisted Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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Twenty years ago, Angus James woke to find himself in a sterile room. On the other side of the locked door, doctors worked to manipulate a virus, using him as their ultimate pin cushion. 

He was supposed to be dead - and there were moments over the next two decades when he wished he was - but despite his torturous existence, he remained a fighter. Through pain, love, loss, and heartbreak, Angus traveled a road that took him on a journey much bigger than the room to which he was confined. As the world moved forward without him, he fought to hold on to as much of himself as he could, determined to make it out of his prison a whole man. 

Outside the walls of the CDC, Angus’ family worked to move on. But between the dark rumors surrounding the man in charge and a twisted new religion that threatened to turn their lives upside down, starting over has begun to seem impossible. With more and more of the freedoms being stripped away, and more devastating losses piling up around them, the group found themselves wishing they’d never set foot in New Atlanta in the first place and wondering if leaving was even an option....

Travel back with Twisted Memories and experience the emotional journey Angus James was forced to take during his 20 years as a prisoner. Discover how he came to be a father, what he did to stay sane during his long confinement, and how he managed to earn his freedom.

©2017 Kate L. Mary (P)2018 Kate L. Mary

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 07-15-19

Imprisonment of Angus!

This volume, “Twisted Memories” could be called a prequel. It gives an account of Star’s father who headed the CDC, the development of the virus, the initial breakout of the virus, Angus’ imprisonment, and the introduction of several key players that appear in volumes one and one-point-five; such as Angus, Axel, Helen, Jackson, and Glitter. It provides a detailed background of elder Star’s work at the CDC before the viral breakout, prior to Jackson Star, Megan, and your first glimpse of Donaghy. In closing, the story brings you up to present in line for the next and final volume. Four.point.five. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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GREAT BACK STORY! REALLY EYE OPENING!!!

This was fantastic!! It takes us from the beginning...up to the horrific truth!! People can be so evil!! We think of the CDC as a good thing...but now, I am kind of skeptical! lol f there is ever a Zompoc..I am steering clear of the CDC for sure now!! This one starts out pretty sexy too...I really enjoyed this one..and the narration..though good in the first one...really develops in this one...I am on to book 3 now!!! GREAT BOOK!!! :)

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Starting to make sense

Everything is starting to slot into place now. It’s taken a bit longer than I would of liked but it’s getting so good.
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So that's what happened...

I enjoyed this book in the Twisted series. This book fills in all the gaps between the Broken World series and the events in the first book in this series. This is a series that would best be read in order and I do believe that this series works best when read after the Broken World series. I have been kind of obsessed with this group of characters this year so I was delighted to have all of my questions about what their lives have been like and what really happened answered in this book.

Angus James came to Atlanta to save the world. His immunity has made him a precious commodity. Even though he came willingly and wanted to help, the CDC told his family that he had died and used him for one experiment after another. 20 years of experiments. We also get a chance to check in with Axl, Vivian, Jim, Al, Lila, Josh, and Parv. A lot has happened in 20 years and not all of it was good.

This book covers a lot of time. A lot of the story happens before the events of Twisted World and I did have a moment or two when I wondered why the author chose to wait until the second book to share this information but I don't think it would have worked well any other way. I hated hearing some of the things that happened to these characters. They have been through so much and it just seems wrong that they had to deal with the kind of evil shown in this story.

I thought that Heather Firth did a great job with the narration. This book is told from a lot of different perspectives and there a lot of characters that play important roles. I thought that she did a great job keeping all of the voices consistent and I never had any difficulty recognizing the speaker. I also think that she does a great job of adding emotion to her reading. I had no problems listening to her narration for hours at a time.

I would recommend this series to others. I feel like I have been on quite the journey with these characters and was very happy to find out what happened to them over the years even though a lot of it was heartbreaking. I look forward to reading more of Kate L. Mary's work.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author.

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A Blast from an Unknown Past

I couldn't stay away and came back for the rest of the series. with this prequel my thories and questions where answered starting 20 years in the past we are gifted to the begining of the families and their journey, I cried after some scenes so beware there will be strong moments of cruelty and while it isn't fully explicit I still needed my tissues near me.

narration as always has been excellent.

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Twisted Memories review

Another great part to this series. Interesting and worthwhile, with good narration. Five stars and continuing on with the rest.

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A nice look back

Having listened to the first book and novella in the story it took a little bit for me to realize the first part of this book was a flashback. That was ok because it gave far more context to the rest of the story (both what had come before/later and what came in the rest of the book.)

As always Heather Firth does a wonderful performance that helps engross the listener in the world that Kate Mary is creating and this is a wonderful world with the rare immunity to zombies playing a key roll. Lots of fun and I really enjoy the world building.

I received a copy of this book at my request in exchange for a fair review.

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Another Great Read

Twisted Memories: A Broken World Novel: Twisted Book Two was another great read by Kate L. Mary. Angus woke up in a sterile room twenty years ago with no idea where he was. Doctor's decide to use him as a pincushion to manipulate the virus seeing as he is immune. Angus fought hard to stay alive although his life was pained as a prisoner to the CDC. This book brings you back twenty years to the memories of Angus' years as a prisoner. You find out how Angus becomes a father and eventually obtains his freedom. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

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Twisted Memories

This second book in the series was so amazing. So many questions answered. The plot was smooth and flowed well. Characters that are complex and make you care about them and their continuing journey. I actually cried at two different sections. I started the third book immediately! I received this for free for an honest review.

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Amazing

Great bookand really makes you think. If something did happen would the CDC kidnap those that are immune to find a cure for everyone? Only this book has an evil twist and several ah ha moments. The author keeps you guessing as to what is coming next. The narrator does a great job bringing the characters to life and letting the listener become invested in them. Great on both ends. Great book!

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  • Simone Haeseler
  • 08-14-19

Best to read or hear first

I really liked the first zombie audible book. This one wasn't bad either, bad I would have preferred this one first and than the other one, because this is pretty much when it all started, so I have to read the third one to know how it all ends I guess. All in all it was a good book, sometimes a bit brutal but hej it is a zombie book so pretty much exactly what you expect. For all people who love zombie books it is a good read, oh I mean a good hear. 👂
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  • Books in the Skye
  • 06-27-19

just so amazing

I'm seriously so obsessed with this series! After Twisted World I could only help but speculate what happened in those 20 years and Mary does a fantastic job filling in the timeline. I love reading about everyone again but of course - she has to break my heart. The style is everything and one of the reasons I love her books so much. Mary is just an amazing story teller and really makes you invested.

I'm so glad she decided to give us background of the new characters we met in book 1. After Broken World, the connection with the other characters are so strong that I needed that additional information to feel as strongly for the new ones. Ugh I just want them all to be okay so I'll have to start book 3 ASAP.

Again, Heather Firth kills the narration. I'm really enjoying her narration of this story. It truly makes me feel so much more involved. She was a great choice and I look forward to her narration in book 3!

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  • bluepits73
  • 02-26-19

History Revealed!

Majority of this book in the series is giving us background to the CDC and the James'. It gives us an idea of how all the characters are related and how long the Stars have been scheming and what they've done in their efforts to get there. There are many points of view and everyone is giving us a piece of the past that I think will unravel in book 3. The author also does a fantastic job of helping us get attached to vital characters that we have only really heard of in book 1. We also experience the devastating loss for Angus and many saddening events that he experienced in captivity. It does end on a cliffhanger! I'm excited to see where this author takes this book.

The narrator does a great job on this performance just as she did in previous performances for this series. I am still impressed with her ability to maintain a deeper voice for this series compared to other books I've heard her narrate. I think she has done an excellent job bringing these words to life and drawing us in to want to keep listening.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 02-11-19

I'm Hooked

Angus is locked in CDC against his will. He is immune to the virus that has taken over the world and the doctors at CDC want to know why. They want to see if they can use the immunity to their advantage They are developing something that nobody will ever see coming. I have to be honest. When I first started this book, I was annoyed. I didn't understand why we were starting from the beginning. I felt like it was a waste of time. Then I got invested in it. I realized that this book subtly feels holes in the first story that only flash backs would fill. It answered questions that could not have been answered any other way. There was nothing I didn't like about this book. Unless you count on my emotions being thrown from one end of the spectrum to the other. There were things I'd wish had been explained a little better, but they were minor. Maybe some time gaps could have been pronounced a little better too, but nothing major. I fully recommend this book. I recommend reading the first book first. Probably even the novella as well. I can't believe how invested I've become in a trend I always thought a little too repulsive. Maybe it's because it's spun under a different light. Either way, I'm enjoying it and can't wait to read the rest of the books.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 11-19-18

Getting better and better....

Everything is starting to slot into place now. It’s taken a bit longer than I would of liked but it’s getting so good.

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  • Sharon
  • 07-13-18

What a Journey 5☆'s

WoW!!! I’m so excited for the last instalment of the series, fast paced all way. I love how this book does exactly what it says in the title... It takes us back over the 20 years that Angus has been in the CdC... and what a journey. Kate L Mary has managed through the skill of her writings to turn my mind and heart around.... Angus is so loved by me now. I don't want to give any spoilers but this book is beautiful, Pain, power, love, hate, greed, realisation, rebirth, growth, birth, death, life, fear, frustration, sorrow, joy... all within the words of this book is beauty. I just love it! The storyline will have you gripped... greed and insanity... power and prestige... Mary has done it again. The Broken World Series has become an epic journey from an amazingly epic mind.
I really believe this book wouldn't have hit the spot as well as it did if Heather Firth was not the narrator... Heather Firth has performed this beautifully. The characters and projection is just right. I believe and like the characters. I could listen all day... actually I did.. 5☆'s + for the narration. I don't believe I would have enjoyed the book as much without the rich warm relaxing voice plying in my ear buds. fantastic!!!