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War

The Four Horsemen, Book 2
Narrated by: Susannah Jones
Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
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They came to Earth - Pestilence, War, Famine, Death - four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to Earth, and they came to end us all. 

The day Jerusalem falls, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring every last resident. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself. But when the massive and terrifying horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp. 

Now, Miriam faces a terrifying future, one where she watches her world burn town by town, and the one man responsible for it all is her seemingly indestructible “husband”. But there’s another side to him, one that’s gentle and loving and dead set on winning her over, and she might not be strong enough to resist. 

However, if there’s one thing Miriam has learned, it’s that love and war cannot coexist. And so, she must make the ultimate choice: surrender to War and watch humankind fall or sacrifice everything and stop him.

©2019 Laura Thalassa (P)2019 Laura Thalassa

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  • 10-06-19

<3

Admittedly, I’m only part-way into the book. However, the narration sounds really murky, like it was recorded with a bad microphone. I’m confused, because it’s the same narrator that did the last book, and this wasn’t an issue. I don’t know if audible could run the file through some sort of software to clean it up, but it’s a shame to have something distract from the hard work of such a magnificent author and narrator. I probably listened to Pestilence 3-4 times, and am sure this story will be just as amazing. =) But, a better audio-file would really facilitate the immersive experience in regard to listening to the story.

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ehhhhhh

I love, love, loved the 1st book to start this series. 2nd book not so much. All of sudden did the narrator (whom I usually enjoy) develop a lisp, very distracting

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Soooooo Goooood!!!

War is probably one of the best books I have ever read. I read Pestilence and loved it. I love all the Laura Thalassa books, but this one is probably my favorite. You want to hate War just like Myriam does but then you see his softer side and you can't help but fall in love with him too and his love for Myriam. I couldn't stop listening. Finished in two days. The love story is phenomenal and the chemistry is amazing!! I can't wait to read the next one. I agree that Susannah Jones voice has changed a bit, but she's still my all time favorite narrator. She just brings it to life like no other.

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Good but not great

The romance felt lazily crafted. I didn’t like how War immediately sensed a connection with Miriam and their love was built from there. He knew nothing about her and yet almost from the start she was exempt from his rules or anger. Felt sloppy.

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done did t again!

I love reading this book the first time and couldn't wait for the audiobook. I was not disappointed! Laura is one of the best writers when it comes to enemies-to-lovers and War is most definitely one of them.

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Wow

What a wonderful book! I love this series and can’t wait for the next book!

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the narrator is supposed to be from Jerusalem...

I really enjoyed the first book and I did enjoy the second book but I will say there is a huge flaw with this particular book. Not once did I ever feel that Miriam was a woman from New Palestine or Jerusalem. The entire time, the narrator sounded like an American. It felt so inauthentic to me the entire time I was reading this book. The Story itself was good but it was so hard to get past the fact that everything felt so inauthentic. I hope the author takes that into account and fixes this issue for the rest of the series. Otherwise, I don't know if I could actually read them.

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Blah narration

I listened to Pestilence and then started War immediately after. I ended up stopping halfway through and just bringing it up on Kindle to read. Pestilence takes place in North America, so basic, bland accents are fine. War takes place in the Middle East, beginning in Jerusalem. The narrator reads this in the exact same tone and voice for the two main characters - War and Miriam - as she did for Pestilence and Sara. No variation, to the point of where I forgot which story I was listening to. She gave the faux Angelic speech (author said it was Ancient Egyptian?) a good, ol' college try but there was no rise and fall or enunciation. Unless you're going to the extra effort to create your own language - like Dothraki - just don't. Overall good story, though.

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Breathtaking!<br />

Very well done.
A true artist at her best....laying her words upon a canvas for all to see.




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Such a Fascinating Take

This was so good! It met every hope and expectation I had. And now I have a problem... the next book isn’t ready yet. ((Yes that’s me in the corner crying))

Okay, first of all, conservative Christians won’t like this. If that’s you, I guarantee you’ll take issue with the whole story. Which if you’re on the second book, I probably don’t need to say, because this really can stand on its own. You don’t have to read the first book to understand the second, so it still bears saying.

However, that said, (and being a Christian myself, familiar with scripture and the whole end times story), I find these books so fascinating. It’s is such an interesting take on the apocalypse, and it causes some challenge to my faith and ideas about the subject, which I really enjoy.

I really liked War, I knew I would like him. I knew he’d be pretty awesome. Pestilence was all broody, but War has a certain sense of humor that reveals itself every once in a while, and he’s very intense. I appreciate his patience with Miryam, that he does everything within him to wait for her. And I really love his transformation, and self discovery.

As for Miryam, she was badass. Her main mantra to “be brave” is something we can all relate to, even though we aren’t likely to be facing down bloodshed and death all that often. She rises to the occasion over, and over agin, sacrificing everything to try to stop what is going on, to save people. She goes through her own transformation, which is more subtle, but nonetheless significant for her.

**I CAN’T WAIT FOR FAMINE!!!** and even more so for Death. Famine I rather expect to be cruel and particularly heartless, and I’m super excited to see how our author envisions his story.

I got to listen to this at the courtesy of the author, who is a lovely lady in addition to quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. The narration for this was excellent, and it will 100% be worth your audible credit! I hope you love it as much as I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-19

Brilliant & Sexy

I loved it, the forbidden lust/love story and the way it ends, leaves you wanting more Can't wait for the next two books famine & Death

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  • Charl
  • 12-08-19

Audible book fantastic, narrator fantastic as well

excellent book on the four horsemen, love Laura thallassa style 😀, Miriam is an awesome character!

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  • L. A. Greenbank
  • 12-06-19

More!

I don't even know where to start, I don't read many dystopian novels but having read Pestilence, I automatically craved the next installment! 2 individuals, both openly uncompromising in their values and opinions - war took place in the world around them but the real war was just between the 2 of them.

It was like a really great meal - I needed to consume the whole thing but I was imediately sorry I had because that meant it was over - I look forward to famine.

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  • Book addict
  • 10-19-19

Enjoyable

Enjoyable listen but a few niggles, including the transformation of outlook that seems to come about out of nowhere. Would have enjoyed it a lot more if that transition was more convincing.