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Balance of Forces: Toujours Ici

By: Ali Vali
Narrated by: Charley Ongel
Series: Battle of Forces, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
3.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kendal Richoux's life began during the reign of Egypt's only female pharaoh. After accepting the opportunity to drink the elixir of the sun, Kendal becomes immortal and the Genesis Clan's slayer. History has taught her the dangers of getting too close to anyone who hasn't harnessed the power of time. 

After many years, she returns to New Orleans to finish a job she's trained for all her life. It's time for her to face her brother, Henri, and it will have dire consequences to mankind if she fails. 

Piper Marmande believes Kendal has come to take over the company her family has built over generations. As Kendal prepares for the most important battle of her long life, Piper does her best to uncover every one of Kendal's secrets, making herself a distraction Kendal can't afford as she hunts Henri and Ora, the vampire who seduced him to a life of darkness. 

A Genesis Clan Novel

©2011 Ali Vali (P)2018 Bold Strokes Books, Inc

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  • 10-08-2018

just ok

the story and history are interesting. the narrator sounds pretty bad. very airy, every sentence ends with voice inflection.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-10-2018

Kick pass

This is a very good book well written with a vary good narrator that can really bring her caricatures to life.

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  • Nancy T.
  • 18-10-2018

Awesome story, horrible performance

Luckily I read the book before I bought the audible so I knew it was a good one. The reader had the worst accents I've ever heard. The story is great. It is a nice version of good and evil and a fun twist on vampires. I just couldn't get past the horrible reader.

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  • Jane Fletcher
  • 27-08-2018

excellent story. excellemt reader.

interesting plot pacing and harassment terse reader does great voicing different characters hoghly recommend can take wait for next one

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  • Southern Sally
  • 08-04-2018

Love!

This is an exciting story that kept me on the edge of my seat, and PERFECT for audio! I love this author and this narrator. I will definitely be listening to future books by Ali and Charley :).

Sally

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  • RH007
  • 22-12-2018

Another great one

Once Again, Ali Vali doesn't disappoint. Great story and lots of adventures. Loved it. Charlie does a great job bringing the characters to life. Can't wait for the second book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-2018

Severely lacking, but somewhat fun.

The book is largely well written, save for the occasional swath where it isn't, but the story it's telling is one lacking tension. The protagonist has no weakness, and neither does the person she's fighting alongside, nor the more compelling love interest. Mostly, it just takes from other stories, largely Buffy, given that the lead is a 'slayer' who hunts vampires with forehead ridges who burst into dust when they're staked or beheaded. Then, there's Piper. She is, without a doubt, the least likable love interest I've ever encountered in a book. Every scene she's in is an absolute chore. She's just unpleasant and treats everyone around her terribly. Despite this, the book has several good characters and does a few interesting things. Though there were some interesting thematic bits that I wish they'd have touched on more, specifically with a woman from Africa owning slaves in the 1700s. The narrator also didn't do a great job. Her delivery was slow, with frequent pauses, to the point that I had to speed up the playback to avoid frustration, and she uses the same voices for two major characters with a lot of scenes together. All in all, the book isn't terrible, and at times it's even good, but that's about the most praise I can give it.

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 19-05-2018

Love, love, love this series!!

I've always been an Ali Vali fan and this book continued to seal the deal! I'd read this book before and enjoyed it, but the narration brought the book to life. Great job to the narrator for a good character voices and emotion. Overall, excellent book! Highly recommended!