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Fury: The Awakening

The Scorned Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
Series: The Scorned Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins

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Stephanie Duran hoped for the American dream - a husband, a family, a house with a white-picket fence - but every man she ever trusted betrayed her. Forsaken by her last lover, Stephanie finally understands that the American dream will never be her reality. Devastated and emotionally destroyed, she pours all her anger-fueled energy into remodeling her new house - the one part of her dream she could control - when an unexplained phenomenon bestows upon her the mysterious power to right wrongs before they happen. Suddenly empowered and in control of fate, Stephanie finds herself immersed in a world of strange events and discovers too late that she has unwittingly unleashed pure evil.

©2018 R.E. Sargent (P)2019 R.E. Sargent

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  • jay
  • 15-12-2019

Not what I expected!

This book is not what I expected at all, honestly I did not think this would be something I would like! I enjoyed this audiobook very very much! The story was (for me) different, not what I would usually listen to but it gripped me and had me till the end! I recommend everyone listen to this one!!!

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  • jennine.
  • 09-12-2019

VERY IMPRESSED!

This was an awesome story. l was on the edge of my seat when all the action was happening and constantly imagining possible scenarios.
The narration was great too!

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  • lawrence southern
  • 16-08-2019

This narrator though 🙄

One of the worst narrators I’ve heard yet. She worried too much about perfect pronunciation and speaking slowly, that it was almost like she was reading to a kindergartner. Zero feeling. Awful! I kept listening because the story line was good, but man.....don’t they sample how these narrators would sound ahead of time??!

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  • Reggie
  • 21-07-2019

a riveting tale of loss and fury...& an old house

Stephanie has always dreamed of the perfect life, with a great husband, kids and the house with the picket fence. That dream is shattered when she walks in on her fiance' in flagrante with another woman. In an effort to clear her head, Stephanie takes a drive and stumbles upon an old, abandoned house that really calls to her. Further investigation reveals that the owner had died many years ago and, without any surviving family, left the house to his lawyer. Stephanie contacts the lawyer and expresses her interest in the property. At first the lawyer resists since the prior owner had made him promise to never sell the house, but once Stephanie assures him that she will indeed demolish the house, he agrees to sell. Life is good for Stephanie...until she sees a news piece about vandalism at the local library and the fury burns within her...then she's suddenly at the library just as the culprits have been their mischief. Once she puts a halt to the misdeed, she is returned to her house. Stephanie quickly realizes that she can go back in time and change the outcome of events, and she is thrilled that her life can finally have a purpose. But can she keep this up before her vendetta against crime becomes deadly...and will she survive?
This book will keep you engrossed until the very end...and leave you wanting more. What will become of Stephanie's new love interest? Guess we'll have to read the next book to find out.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • cora
  • 31-07-2020

Awesome

Awesome, that is how I would describe this book it has everything time jumping murder love everything you could want in a book. Buy this book, I recommend it, you won’t be sorry

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  • Anna Hazelrigg
  • 24-06-2020

Wonderful story!

I really enjoyed this book. The idea of jumping brought a twist to the book. The narrator done a great job telling the story. I’m looking forward to listening to the next book.

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  • Gi
  • 22-06-2020

A Must!!!!!

This book really had me hooked from start to finish. I absolutely enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I was not expecting what Stephanie did through the book. That ending with the bad and the good left me wanting book 2 now!!!

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  • Emma
  • 18-04-2020

Absolutely awful

Tedious writing, horribly strained story, awful narrator... that about sums it up. I don't understand how this book received any good reviews. The storyline ridiculous and forced, the book is padded with hours of unnecessary, pointless details (such as the main character stopping at a gas station and gas pumping rules in Oregon), and the narrator's style is best described as "posh grandmother reading to kindergartners". I kept listening for about an hour, checking every 5 minutes because it felt like hours have gone by without any developments to the story... and when the "developments" finally started to happen, they were so over-explained and so one-dimensional that it was just unbearable to listen anymore (especially because the narrator sounded so flat). Save your credit.

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  • alexleno
  • 12-03-2020

Skip This One!

Not sure why I bothered finishing this book. If someone goes back in time and changed something that occurred, it would alter other things as well. Somehow nothing else was ever affected. The ending was ridiculous. In spite of being a strong courageous women, in the end she had to be saved by a man. The narrator sounds like she is reading to an audience of two year old children, overemphasizing each syllable of each word.

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  • Trav
  • 07-03-2020

If you can go back in time and right wrongs with you?

This book is about a woman who has some unfortunate events. Decides to move on in life and buy a house that she stumbles upon. When she builds the house she discovered she has some unusual powers to be able to change wrongs to rights.

Character development in this book is great keep me on my toes while listening.

This book does not disappoint with action thriller and heroin

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  • MeDi
  • 09-07-2019

FURY

This is an absolutely entertaining audio book! This is my first book by R.E. Sargent's and really enjoyed it. Narration is also great and clear.

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  • Bev carmody
  • 09-01-2020

Loved it, sorry it see the book end.

Really enjoyed the way the story flowed, didn’t take me long to be hooked. I became very invested in the characters, very well written.
The narration was spot on, it has a beautiful flow that I don’t often hear.

This is well worth the credit, and looking forward to listening to the second book. Highly recommend.

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  • Sara B
  • 30-12-2019

Excellent!

I liked the premises of the storyline, it's well written and well-plotted. R.E. Sargen has done an outstanding job with character development, they're likeable, interesting and engaging. The narration by Daniela Acitelli is excellent, she does a wonderful job bringing the story to life.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Cyn
  • 27-10-2019

Just doesn't do it for me

The tells a story of a woman buying a house, once she moves in her life is changed forever. Things start happening that just can’t be explain Stephanie wondering just what is happening and why, what has started these weird encounters? Just why is she taken to place and what is her job, the author gives some interesting twist and turn, danger and more. The plot is very good, the author uses way to many fillers with that in mind he lost me so many times. I do not need every move or every detail given to me, I don’t need to know how the trip to the grocery store went, she went which is great but then I don’t need to know that she didn’t shop but went to the pick and how wonderful that was in detail. The whole book is filled with this which leaves time for the mind to wonder which it does. Besides that I don’t have an issues with the author and thought he gave a very interesting plot.

The narrator does a great job, there are a lot of places where she pauses and doesn’t need to which leave the story hanging and feels like the sentence is not complete, than picks up which does take away from the flow of the story. Beside that I thought she did a wonderful job, giving true emotion, thought her character voices were really nice, you know who is talking and what they are feeling. She does give the story passion, there are no volume changes, no repeating of words,

I give the author a three star and narration 4 start.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-08-2019

Right place at the right time

After feeling betrayed and miserable following her another failed relationship, Stephanie finds a derelict old house standing alone outside of her usual area of knowledge. And with it, she feels a wonderful sense of peace. The old Higgins house, built in the early 1900s, had been empty for some 17 years. She decides to buy it. At first, there was a reluctance on the part of the owner, a solicitor who had been left the house by the son of the couple who built it on the condition it should not be lived in again. But then the five acres of property are sold to Stephanie on her agreement to pull the house down. Of course, she doesn't: she renovated and moves in.
Always prone to rages, she finds that strange things start happening to her when news items occur that make her angry - she transports to the past - and the book charts her increasing control of her new power and the change it brings to her life. Time travel, a touch of romance, a faithful licky dog, a female friend and a serial killer thriller keep the interest in this book flowing.

Despite lots of attention to detail, characterisation is very scanty other than for Stephanie herself and, for this reader, even she stays insubstantial as a real person. Perhaps those trips into the past rather thi n our her present personality? She becomes increasingly unlikable as the book progresses as her Messianic nature unfurls and she blunders about, good natured but interfering, doing who knows what harm to the timeline? But it was a clever idea and served to string together what were, in effect, several very short stories into one cohesive whole.
Narration by the deliciously sounding Daniela Actelli is both well modulated and intoned, as well as nicely paced. Her characters are individually voiced and her performance helps to breath life into the story, especially the (fairly brief) conversations which had a slightly stilted feel rather than spontaneous conversation.

The book was enjoyable overall but did leave some questions unanswered, perhaps to be addressed in later books in the series. My thanks to the rights holder of Fury: the Awakening, who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. Good concept, an easy read, but probably not one that I would recommend despite the tension filled last trip to the past and all of the subsequent ramifications. Will I read book two? Probably not.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2019

I loved it. It was a lovely and exciting book

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest and open review. I loved it and found it a really exciting book to listen too. I find it hard concentrate on audible books. I mainly use audible for learning and rarely for fictional books. It had me on the edge of my car seat in the last chapter!

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 16-07-2019

Different!

I love the idea of this books! Sadly, I do think a lot of it just seemed too coincidental, but that is fiction! Narration was good! That quality of the recording could have been a bit better, I think. Overall, I liked this story and the whole idea. Definitely recommend!

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  • Helen
  • 05-07-2019

amazing

amazing Suspense by R.E. Sargent the narrater : Daniela Acitelli nailed it she made the book to life
can't wait for book 2 as long you keep the same narrater 10/10