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Publisher's Summary

I never expected to be abducted. But here I am, standing on board their ship, facing them down for the first time in my life, seeing the true face of the Earth’s invaders from another world.

My task is simple: to act as Earth’s emissary and negotiate peace. But it is far more complicated than it seems. I know nothing of politics, and even little of persuasion, but I have no choice. I must do this to keep my friends, and my world, safe. I cannot afford to fail humanity.

©2017 Kody Boye (P)2020 Kody Boye

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We meet in Austin

The UFOs send out the coyotes to harvest the people of the earth. Lots of excitement as we go on our journey to win back earth I recommend the second book in the series it’s excellent great riding in great narration.

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When they saw

I enjoyed this as much as book 1! AnnaMia was abducted in front of everyone and taken into the ship.When she is returned she is expected to do their bidding. People don't trust her.Dubois is making life hell.Only Osha is a refuge. Krys Janae was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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When the Saw

Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel Summary: Anna Mia’s story continues as she is taken aboard the alien ship. After being bitten by an alien being humans call a coyote, she starts to hear things that may be alien in nature and as physical changes occur she knows that the aliens are looking for her. Rather than endanger everyone else she allows herself to be taken or harvested as they call it. Now the alien’s attempt to sway Ana Mia to help them, but it wasn’t until Commander Dubois threatens to hurt her friend Asha that she agreed. Being forced to become spokesman for the Greys isn’t easy creating a conflict within Ana Mia about who she should trust. I imagine it would be similar to Stockholm Syndrome where you begin to sympathize with your captors. The road to the truth isn’t an easy one, but Ana Mia will do what she can to protect the ones she loves. Now it isn’t only the Greys that misrepresent their actions making it difficult to comprehend right and wrong. When the humans do the unspeakable taking many Grey lives the aliens lash out killing innocents saying they were casualties of war just like the millions that they a used to understand humanity. There is supposedly good in everyone as seen in the Grey that befriended Ana Mia, but this reader questions what his true motives are. The Greys wouldn’t even discuss where the Reapers had come from. Ana Mia was told that the humans that were harvested were lost, but it is interesting how they never directly stated how they had died. Form that this reader inferred that their “death” was not normal making me wonder if the Reapers were what was left behind after being harvested. That and many other questions are left unanswered. I will be waiting to see what happens next.

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Great story

what a way to end in a cliffhanger. Cant wait to find out all of what will happen in the next book. Great narrator and story. love it

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My curiosity is peaked

Again, I enjoyed this book and plan to continue to see what happens in book 3-my curiosity is peaked.

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loved book 1 and this one also

never stopped adding twists. if u listened to 1 you are going to get this one for sure. i did get a free copy of this book.

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Great follow up!

This is an interesting series. Although there’s plenty of action, it’s not in an action-movie kind of way. The narrator keeps things crisp a almost chilling at times. The combination of her voice and the author’s words creates a surreal world. You can sense the emptiness. I can’t wait to see how it ends!

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GreatFollow Up

This second book in the When they Came series, gives the reader a real look into the aliens and their goals for the world. Ana Mia has nothing left so when she is transported to the ship, she became the link between the aliens and the humans. The audio book is a great production. The narrator makes it almost a radio play and I truly enjoyed listening to the story. The only issue I had with the story was the focus on Halloween. It just seemed odd to me in a world like this; Halloween would still be a thing. But it was a good example of how humans hold on no matter what. The book ends with a major act of violence and I can’t wait to read who this story will end. I received a free copy for review; all opinions are my own.

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Oh man it's good!

I really enjoyed listening to this story. The narrator does an amazing job. I can't wait for more!

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Ok book

This book picks up right where the last left off. Not as much action and moves at a slower pace than the last book. I didn’t enjoy this one as much last book

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  • 06-19-20

WHen They Saw

I enjoyed this as much as book 1! AnnaMia was abducted in front of everyone and taken into the ship.When she is returned she is expected to do their bidding. People don't trust her.Dubois is making life hell.Only Osha is a refuge. Krys Janae was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • NAT.orious reads
  • 04-25-20

2.75 STARS ★★✬✩✩

Once again, this book is for you if… you are not deterred by a weak sequel. ⤐ Overall. This was, by all means, a meh listening experience. And I was so excited to get back into this, I couldn't wait to continue the story after finishing the prequel. By no fault of the narrator I just simply had the hardest time getting into the plot of When They Saw. Apart from the lack of suspense I also have to criticise the unlikeliness of the scenario. Don't laugh at me, I know that's kind of a given in dystopian narratives but still. I was just not buying it. The agreement between the aliens and the US government was easy peasy lemon squeezy when it should have been difficult difficult lemon difficult considering we're talking about the US American government. I'm also disappointed by how little intimacy the reader gets to experience between Asha and Ana. They're in a relationship but Ana still calls Asha 'her friend' from time to time and they just seem like two girls sharing a room and a bad in a very platonic manner. I was excited about the progression of their relationship, hence my disappointment. I think we can witness one gesture that goes beyond the boundaries of friendship intimacy? The most amusing thing in this whole scenario is the outrage with which the aliens' proposal is met. It had a How Can You Come Here and Think What's Best kind of vibe. They want to restore your planet and you whine about how that happened? Let's think back to colonial times. You reap what you saw, folks. ⤐ What’s happening. After being zoomed up into the spaceship of the invading alien species, Ana has to face the fact that ending this war is much more complicated than she thought. These are not mindlessly violent intruders. In exchange for offering the invaders refugee, they will restore the planet and call back the coyotes who've decimated the earthlings significantly. _____________________ writing quality + easy of reading = 3* pace = 3* plot/story in general = 3* plot development = 3* characters = 3* enjoyability = 2* insightfulness = 2*

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  • Norma Miles
  • 04-20-20

Just like out of a sci fi movie

Another edge of the seat ending for this, the second book in the When She Came serial featuring a young 17 years old girl, Anna, her female friend and their trying to survive the alien invasion which started some seven years before. The story line is good but the whole needs refinement, especially the characters of the leading protagonists: even as a YA novel, character development could be greatly improved Narration, as in the first book, is by Krys Janae, who continues to read overly slowly and in a jerky fashion which irritates even after the playback speed is increased to 1.25. She does, however, convey the nervousness of the main character who is detailing the happenings in the first person for the duration of this tale. I was again fortunate in being freely gifted with a complimentary copy of When She Saw by the rights holder at my request. Thank you. This is a three book commitment as each so far has ended with a cliff hanger, better, in many ways, than the story which precedes it. Quite enjoyable, though.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 03-30-20

Exciting middle story

This book takes us deeper into what the aliens want! This one has action, develops more friendships and has woah moments! Now I want to know what happens next!