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Catching Butterflies

Search for Home (The Escape Series, Book 2)
Narrated by: Carrie Coello
Series: The Escape Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins

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April and Beth have escaped, and their captor is dead. Freedom is in their grasp - if only they knew where they were.

With some memories returning, April and Beth struggle to find answers to their questions. What they know is that they’ve been vaccinated against a strange virus. But what happened to their family, and to the rest of the world?

As they head out, they stumble onto the compound where their nightmare began, but the empty building only brings more mystery into their lives. Soon, they encounter others wandering on the numerous trails throughout the woods. For April, finding her family is priority one; for Beth, it's sticking to the trails.

How can April ever convince her to leave the forest...and why are they being hunted?

©2019 Sandra J. Jackson (P)2019 Sandra J. Jackson

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  • cora
  • 28-08-2019

We made it

I like the mystery, the love, the sadness and they made it finally they made it home. Yes I would recommend this book definitely The Escape series success.

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  • CDH
  • 21-12-2019

Good listen

I did not listen to the first books, but feel it probably would have made this book better for me. I did enjoy it, but I felt I missed too much not having listened to book one previously. I give this book a 3.5 star rating rounded to 4. I just couldn't connect with the characters, again probably because I had not listened to book one.

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  • Sara Sue
  • 12-12-2019

Catching Butterflies

I received this audible story for free in exchange for a honest review. I recommend you read the first book in the series.😎

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  • April H.
  • 30-10-2019

Entertaining Listen

Catching Butterflies Search for Home (The Escape Series, Book 2) By: Sandra J. Jackson This book continues where the first left off. April and Beth have escaped C.E.C.I.L. and are searching for the rest of their family. They meet others on their action packed journey. Who are good and who are evil? There are hints of romance along the way. The listener will be entertained along the journey. Now to wait for book 3. The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Carrie Coello gives great voice to this book. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sabrina
  • 29-10-2019

Very detailed & immersive 4.5 stars

it was a slow to start novel. took a while for things to get moving but once it did, it was easy to get into the eyes of the MC. I wished the narrator had changed her tone a little more in those higher stakes action moments but otherwise it was very well done. You can picture yourself in the settings and situations because of the level of detail and commitment. Story was very intriguing and creative.

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  • Nic_reeves_writes
  • 16-10-2019

wonderfully narrated post- apocalyptic adventure!

I was gifted a copy of this Audiobook by @elderberrytales and Carrie Coello for my honest review. . Let me start by saying I did not read the first book in this series and jumped right in to the second book. April and Beth are two sisters who have just escaped their captors and are trying to find their way back to civilization. They have very little memories and struggle to fight through the haze. With only the contents of their backpacks to aid them, they brave the unfamiliar woods. . They know they've been vaccinated against a strange virus, but they have no idea what has happened to their family or the rest of the world in the meantime. . Held captive at a facility in the woods called C.E.C.I.L, they were subjected to mind control drugs and brainwashing. Now they must try to find their parents and see if anything has survived the deadly outbreak. April has the strange sensation that they're still being watched and hunted. April knows they need to leave the trails and look for help, but Beth is still caught in the mind control and refuses to leave the dangerous looping trails. . There wasn't a whole lot of action in the first half of this book, but it did fill you in on the events of the first book, so I didn't feel like I'd missed anything by starting with book two. . Both girls have special abilities, which you will learn in the story, no spoilers here. All the children from the facility with special abilities have a hidden butterfly tattoo on the back of their necks. Hence the title, catching Butterflies. 🦋 The second half was redeeming and filled in a lot of questions and just enough information to keep you guessing for another book. . I enjoyed this one, as did my 11 year old, and I'd read the third book to fill in more of the puzzle of the strange outbreak and how the world has changed in the aftermath. I liked most of the characters and the narrator made it easy to tell who was speaking with alternating voices which I appreciated! . I would recommend this book to my fellow, sci-fi, post apocalyptic, adventure lovers. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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  • Crystals_Library
  • 19-09-2019

Slow build

Catching Butterflies follows April and Beth after they escape C.E.C.I.L. The girls are determined to find their family and what happened outside of C.E.C.I.L. The first 3/4 of this book was slow. The decisions that the girls were making were starting to wear on me and felt like they were made in order to draw the story out. The end of the book actually made up for the rest of the book. I finally got some answers. If I hadn't gotten any answers, I think I would be giving up on this series. The ending changed this book from a three star rating to a four star rating. After reading book one and two, I think they could have been edited down into one book.

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  • Kim
  • 17-09-2019

Interesting premise, missed opportunities

This book takes place in a possibly post-apocalyptic world. There is a virus that we have heard wiped out a lot of people, but we don’t know the full extent of the destruction and the main characters don’t have first hand evidence, only what they have read and heard others say. Bad things have happened to them and they are trying to figure out answers. Overall it was interesting. There were some missed opportunities for highlighting the desperate nature of their condition. Big spoilers ahead.....Specifically, the main character had more awareness than the others who were brainwashed/hypnotized to stay on the path in the woods. The horror of being aware in a group like this wasn’t as intensely highlighted as I would have liked. That is a super scary concept and while the main character was upset by this I wanted more. Also the whole premise of their capture and stay at CECIL was based on eugenics and getting these people with “special” abilities to survive an epidemic. I wish the characters understood earlier that the premise was based on eugenics and tried to grapple with that horror. Perhaps a big argument/blow-up in the group and the main characters wondering if their parents were complicit in this. Instead they don’t discuss it and the parents just say that when CECIL told him their plan about saving people with special abilities that they said no and then were abducted. Some additional discussion about why they were horrified by this concept would have been good. Finally perhaps I missed a description of race elsewhere but it seems the main characters (and perhaps all the characters with special abilities??) were white but the one character specifically described as having brown skin wasn’t part of the special abilities group. So is this just a weird coincidence or is this part of the creepy eugenics premise? I hope the horrors of this are explored more in Book 3.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-2019

Much more enjoyable than the first book

I received this copy of the audible for an exchange of an honest review. The narrator did an amazing job with the character's voices. I enjoyed this book more than the first book. Glad everything was explained with the plot as there was many questions unanswered in the first book.

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  • Bryan Spencer
  • 04-09-2019

A Good YA Story

I found myself really enjoying the YA story, it reminded me a lot of stories like Maze Runner. The Narration was very enjoyable as well. I started with book 2 and the author does a good job not leaving readers behind. I found myself at the end of the book wanting more, which is a good thing in any series. Note at the time of this review audible did not have chapter titles. This title was provided free for review, however, these are my honest thoughts and opinions.

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  • Dawn L. Taylor
  • 31-07-2020

another please.

loved this book. Cecil's mind is on the blink. a total mental that one. how far will he go you must find out for yourself. A pandemic, spread by mosquitos and mammals. during Corona it makes sense. the narration was splendid and her voice soothing. take a journey.

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  • miss
  • 13-06-2020

good

a good well written audiobook from the pen of Sandra J Jackson and narrated by Carrie Coello xxxxx

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  • Victoria Schwimley
  • 30-10-2019

The story continues

Picking up where book one ends, the girls have escaped captivity and set off to find their family. They meet some interesting characters along the way and learn some things about themselves as more memories return. Much better, in my opinion, than book one. The narrator has a strong voice, although slightly flat in my opinion. The quality of the recording is good. I would recommend this story to people interested in the human aspect of struggling with life after a major epidemic.

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  • Finola H. J Clark
  • 02-10-2019

Excellent 2nd book set in a near future gone awry

Continuing the story of our two young girls this second in the series is equally gripping as the first book. I found myself on the edge of my seat, willing the girls to survive, to figure out how to escape, to overcome their evil captor. It would not be fair to reveal too much of the story because the unfolding, "inch-by-inch", of the tale adds so much to the story. Suffice it to say it's excellently written, keeps you guessing, keeps you listening. The narration is great and the characters as they grow into themselves are believable and have you rooting for them throughout and cringing, saying "No! No! Watch out!!!" just like in the best suspense thriller movies. Definitely an excellent sequel and I'm itching for the third book in the series! I was given an free promo code for an honest review of this book - I loved it!

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  • deafmick
  • 09-09-2019

This is my first audio book by Sandra j. Jackson 5 out of 5 and first by narrated by Carrie Capello 5 out of 5

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  • medy
  • 01-09-2019

Catvhing Butterflies

This audio book is the 2nd book in the series. It continues the journey of discovery of April . Lots of action and meeting many new characters. It build and hold tension throughout the book.

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  • Helen
  • 31-08-2019

amazing book

April and Beth have escaped, and their captor is dead. Freedom is in their grasp - if only they knew where they were. amazing book well written by Sandra J. Jackson Narrated by: Carrie Coello who brought this to life