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I always knew I was different. 

I'd thought it had to be hidden - to stay a secret. 

I didn't know my secret would become the key to my survival. 

Turning 18 and getting accepted into college brings me everything I need to escape from the nightmares of my past but I never could have imagined my nightmares - and dreams - were just beginning. Finding myself thrown into a world of fantasy, politics, friendships, and rules that are nearly impossible to understand, I feel like I'm drowning in a world of shifters I never knew existed. As I struggle to find my place and prevent my nightmares from tearing me apart, I find myself surrounded by an unusual group of sexy men. With Hiro, Killian, Theo, Damien, and Ryder I'm trying to become the woman I've always wanted to be, if my past, and my future, will let me. 

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Quinn Arthurs and Harper Wylde (P)2020 Tantor

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***THE PHOENIX***

It's a heartbreaking story of a girl that can not die. She was abused so bad by the one person who should have have protected her. I loved this book I have read it but I want to listen it it as well. Heather Costa and Brandon Utah are both brilliant in their narratives. I can't wait to dive in to book 2.

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Easy listening, annoying narration

Tried really hard to like this one, but the New Zealander doing a terrible Australian accent is driving me bananas.

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Great story, disappointing narration.

I was immediately captivated by this story. It had a successful start that pulled me in. I loved the characters and found the world very interesting. I appreciated the character building and slow burn.
Unfortunately, the story did not make up for the narration issues. For starters, I will never understand the point of getting a male and female narrator, but not having the girl do the girl voices and the man do the man voices! I thought Brandon Utah did an okay job of the girl voices in his chapters, but I HATED Heather Costa's attempt at the male voices and her accents were even worse. Also, nit-picky maybe, but I hate a badly done Aussie accent. At least Brandon attempted, even though it sounded a mix between American and New Zealand accent. But I don't actually think Heather tried to do accents at all, never mind change the tone of her voice for different characters. I could not tell if she was narrating a man or woman's voice and especially couldn't tell which character she was voicing. The Scottish accent attempts were pretty bad too I thought.
Anyway, I don't mean to be harsh, but I am used to a higher standard with my audiobooks (just finished the Haret Chronicles which had amazing duet narration with multiple successful & absolutely seamless accents). I just can't help but feel like this is several steps down from that and also such a missed opportunity to have two narrators but not a propper duet narration!

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  • Mizorei
  • 18-11-2020

incomplete

it's a good start, but it cliffhangers before any plotline is concrete. books in a series should have complete independent plots that run into an over arching plot. hate feeling like I've read 3/4 of a book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-2021

Oh Dear (fill in the blank)!!!!!!

Help! I am a puddle and can't get up! Plot is pretty good and the few kiss scenes there are, were hot as embers. Pun intended. This is a reverse harem so if you're not into that, move on; if you are, definitely get this book! Readers do take time to get used to.

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  • Becca M.
  • 16-01-2021

Mixed bag

I enjoyed reading this book more than listening to it because the female narrator was not able to perform the various characters well. Any character other than nix signed like Minnie mouse. The male narrator was phenomenal as he expressed many accents and feelings of the characters.

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  • Tamara S.
  • 02-01-2021

Good story / meh narration

Narration:
Male narrator does a great job with the male voices. But his female voice makes the FMC sound like a bratty valley girl. Portrays the wrong personality for her.
Female narrator is fine for the FMC but HORRIBLE for all the male characters. Her accents are way off.

Story: loving the first book and anxious for the 2nd to be released. Great storyline and plot intrigue.

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  • Laurel
  • 09-12-2020

Wonderful story, inconsistent narration

I love the story, but the female narrator is annoying (she hisses her S's, it's very distracting) and both she and the male narrator are very inconsistent in their accents. The men are from all over the world and the voices used by the female narrator is nothing like the one that the male narrator uses, and they both tend to fall out of the accents in the middle of a chapter.

And the Japanese character mispronounced the name of his own species, which drove me nuts each time he said it.

I love the story itself though. I already have the books and enjoyed listening to it instead. I still probably won't spring for the others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-11-2020

great story! great narrators

It was a wonderful book! the narrators were amazing! truly original storyline! very unique shifter romance!

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  • M. Bosley
  • 20-03-2021

Surprisingly Good

Truly enjoyed it much more than I thought. I definitely think there should be more reviews.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-01-2021

Very good

I have read all these books and enjoy the story line. The world building, characters and mystery are captivating. Narration was great and really brought the characters to life.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 16-04-2021

Loved it!

I couldn't put it down, non stop actjon, an emotional rollercoaster with excellent narration. I can't wait for book 2.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2020

Amazing listen

I Dont listen to book that uses shifters as a vocal point but it really suprised it was really good, the narrators was good, loved the way the narrator used there voice to expresss the characters emotion and the authors did a good job on the plot and a excellent cliffhanger I know I will be read the next book for sure.

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