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Clutch

I Am Just Junco Dot Com, Book One
By: JA Huss
Narrated by: Sienna Beckman
Series: I Am Just Junco Dot Com, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How long can you lie to yourself before it all comes apart?

In 2152, the avian race is on Earth looking for something stolen from them decades ago - their genetics. At the center of the search lies the Rural Republic; a small backwards farming country with high hopes of military domination and a penchant for illegal bioengineering.

19-year-old Junco Coot is the daughter of the Rural Republic's ranking commander. She's the most foul-mouthed, wildly unpredictable and ruthless sniper the Rural Republic has ever trained. But when her father's death sparks a trip into forbidden places, she triggers events that will change everything she knows to be true.

As an elite avian military officer, Tier's mission is to destroy the bioengineering projects, kill Commander Coot's daughter, and return home immediately. There's just one problem. Junco isn't who she claims to be.

With no one to trust, not even herself, Junco must confront the secrets of her past and accept her place in the future, or risk losing herself completely.

©2012 J. A. Huss (P)2013 J. A. Huss

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WOW

Outstanding, J.A Huss does not disappoint.
Her first series and I think it could very well be my favourite, excellent narration

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  • Tracey
  • 22-04-2013

Definitely NOT a YA book, but a kicka** ride

The protagonist is foul-mouthed, cigar-chomping, kick** military sniper whose father just died. She is on the run from her own emotion (after the funeral) and then an avian, a winged alien. Throughout her journey, we come to learn much about her violent world, her disturbed past and begin to realize her bad attitude overshadows a few insecurities. There is a lot of action, although interspersed with some tedious data-loaded conversations. I think the next volume in the series will be greatly improved as hopefully the author will not feel compelled to repeat the voluminous information.

Despite, the occasional dull bit, the book is faced-paced romp through an intriguing universe. The big plus is Junco is not your typical teenage heroine. Highly recommend for any sci-fi fan tired of the usual teenage angst-ridden worlds of vampires, werewolves and fae.

The narrator does a good job with the various characters.

Due to the language, not recommended for a young adult audience.

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  • Eloisa
  • 01-07-2016

Kickass woman rocks!

Junco is complex. Her relationship with Tier the Avian is intense. The world that the drama is alternative, but very believable. I had read the book before I listened. I has a heads up that it is violent and bloody__but never gratuitous. It fits the world. I don't want to say more and spoil it.

I enjoy a narrative that when a voice is flat as stated in the book that it how it is played. the male voices are distinct which is a good trick for a women performer. I just bought the next two in the series just before I wrote this review.

Enjoy. You are in for a trip.

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  • Brittany T
  • 17-09-2016

Loved this book!!

What an amazing story! Loved Junco and Tier. The narrator was fantastic. I hope she narrates the rest of the series. Cannot wait to start the next book in the series to find out what happens to Junco next. I highly reccomend this story if you like sci fi, action and suspense!

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  • Sandra A
  • 25-05-2016

Kick A** my type of girl

What made the experience of listening to Clutch the most enjoyable?

besides the story itself or the writer of who I'm a huge fan... I loved hearing all the names I may not pronounce correctly

What was one of the most memorable moments of Clutch?

Learning Junco's back story once I heard that I Was Hooked

What does Sienna Beckman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing the audio makes you feel like your there.. I think you get the true emotions in audio

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved this book it's filled so much action, a bit of romance, and one kick a** girl discovering who she is

Any additional comments?

I’m a H U G E fan of JA Huss writing I have read everything she has written but this series. I’ve never really read anything sci-fi before not really into sci-fi tv series you get my point. I kept telling myself I need to read this series so I bought the eBook & audio. It didn’t take me to long to get into the story, the characters, typical JA Huss style suck you and leave you questioning everything and wanting More.

Junco “I’m the scariest b*tch on the block” she may confused about a few things, but she can fight, she’s the one you want on your side, you don’t want her against you. She’s fearless.

“I’m your hero, I’m your hero, I’m your hero, I’m your hero, I’m your hero.”

Tier is just... You really need to experience him yourself.
I wish I would have started this series sooner. I found something different that I really enjoyed.

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  • Jessica
  • 20-05-2019

Series review (disjointed and unfinished)

A solid performance by Sienna Beckman throughout the series. I think I'll be looking for more of her works.

This series of books is not like JA Huss's usual works. If I had to guess, I'd say this is her first ever effort in writing, initiated when she was barely a teenager herself.

The first book, Clutch, was sketchy and a little disjointed. I found it difficult to follow, but there was enough intrigue/sexual tension between main characters Junco and Tier to entice me into the second book.

The second book (Fledge) flowed better, though the underlying premise (don't trust anyone) turned out to be a false lead as all lead characters (and a few minor characters) fell in love with Junco and she let herself trust them thoroughly.

By the third book, Flight, the plot pattern became apparent and somewhat predictable: everyone would fall in love with Junco, Junco would trust them and then get hurt when she realised they were holding a truth/revelation from her. When they eventually made up, the lover would offer to come clean about everything only to have Junco stick her fingers in her ears and tell them that she doesn't care, doesn't want to know, is happier not knowing. And then of course she will have an increasingly severe breakdown the next time she realises she's been kept in the dark over whatever.

Book four, Range, is a mess. It is disjointed and sketchy. You just have to hang on for the ride and try hard to not question how we've suddenly come to this scene or that one. There's a build up to a huge confrontation between supreme beings/deities and then suddenly we are in the epilogue and she's already been defeated.

There are two more books in the series but they have not been put to audio, or at least they are not available through Audible.com. Having read their blurbs online, I cannot imagine they would help explain book four.

This series of books has been in my recommended queue for years and is the most regrettable choice I've ever wasted time listening to.

If there is something positive to be said about the books, it's that there is no wasted time recounting what happened in the past. It's assumed that the reader has read the series to date and has a perfect recollection of every character and scene to date. This is well enough but there were one or two characters I couldn't remember the background to and wished there was something said to remind us.


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  • Niamh
  • 19-01-2019

enjoyable

a little outside my usual genre but very enjoyable, and the narrator could read the back of a cereal box and I would find it soothing.

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  • christine
  • 24-04-2017

just so great x

love this book and this series when i read i so much better on audible love the voice too x

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  • chappers
  • 28-12-2016

This audio brings the book to life

This series is amazing in book form, the best SCI-FI series I've read in a long time.
But like a lot of SCI-FI books they take a little while to get into, but not this audio.

From the beginning the reader sets the scene with her voice and expressions and you feel the passion she has for this character. You feel like you are in the war between humans and avians and you wanna kick some ass too!!!

It's safe to say I will be purchasing the next one

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  • Tim Morris
  • 01-03-2016

Questionable at best

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The main character is lauded as a badass by many reviewers. However she has her agency taken from her so many times in the first couple of hours. Repeatedly having her head messed with against her will by the male lead.

In addition to being frequently being injured and maimed said injuries are just brushed away as trivial by the male lead as well, The treatment of, what started out to be a thoroughly independent and interesting character just led me to check out before even finishing the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by J. A. Huss again?

Maybe

What does Sienna Beckman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Accents I guess, her performance was good, but mired by awful plot

Do you think Clutch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Probably not.

Any additional comments?

Nope