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Sci-fi romance at it’s best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-2021

The perfect blend of sci-fi, action and romance, some humour and with minimal sex scenes. The narrator does a great job to sound like a normal person, instead of a news reporter.

Too much lust

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-2021

I like a bit more story, or some humour and action, to enjoy a novel. I gave it away 1/2 way through, when I got sick of fast forwarding through all the steamy scenes. I want something to entertain me whilst I work, not 5 hours of alone-time.

This was a “meh” book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-2020

There was nothing wrong with it, but nothing really great either. Excellent performances from both narrators.

Great book, but needs a major edit

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-2020

I have read and enjoyed this book several times. However it looses a star for one glaring error - the word ‘said’ is over-utilised by about 99%. Seriously, “he said”, “she said”, every damn time. Use ANY other verb occasionally - he growled / smirked / choked / observed. She smirked / cried / hissed / crowed. Get it? Using SAID constantly is boring, lazy and misses so much opportunity to add to the mood. It is a great, funny, sweet novel, but it needs an edit and republish.

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-2020

I was thankful I listened to it at home, as chapter 10 had me laughing so hard my son came to investigate the ruckus. Money well spent

Might be better with a different narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2020

The story did not hold my interest and I gave up half way through. That may be due to the lacklustre performance of the narrator. An example would be that the lead male was supposed to have a strong foreign accent - she could literally have chosen ANY other accent, but instead made him American, emotional-less and monotone. Nor did any of the other males has a different enough voice to be able to distinguish them. Even the heroine sounded more bored than anguished during a life and death situation.

Good book, stiff narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-2020

The story was interesting, but I am sure I would have enjoyed it more in the written form, rather than Audible. The narrator was mostly good, but had a tendency to over-enunciate and it occasionally sounded very stiff and fake.

Too brash and crass

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-2020

I just was not enamoured with this book. The characters were all too much. Too bold, foul mouthed, opinionated, egotistical, etc. I did not really like any of them. The spider thing though, was very funny.

Excellent narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-2020

Nothing can ruin an audible book more than bad narrators. Not a problem with this one. A superb job by both Brooke and Brandon. The story is good, but nothing unusual. There is enough of everything (action, comedy, romance) to keep it interesting. Thankfully, no angst (teenager love it, but it bores me to tears). I assume more intrigue and probably family conflicts will occur in the next book. This was basically just getting everything set up.

Entertaining, but no surprises

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2020

If you like your heroine with the odds stacked against her, with her battling through them, then this girl is for you. She has an evil mother, a lousy fiancé and a dead-end (heh heh) job. She is often too stubborn to accept help when offered (grrr, stupid girl). However, she is only a young 237years old (mid 20’s?). You will guess all the big reveals well before the end of the book and I am certain who the baddies are (I would love to be wrong as it would add spice to an otherwise predicable book). All that said, I enjoyed it and will probably get the sequel. Cris Dukehart gave a superb performance, as usual.