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  • Shining Smith, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Junkyard Cats

By: Faith Hunter
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the best-selling Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series comes a tough new heroine who is far more than she seems.

After the Final War, after the appearance of the Bug aliens and their enforced peace, Shining Smith is still alive, still doing business from the old scrapyard bequeathed to her by her father. But Shining is now something more than human. And the scrapyard is no longer just a scrapyard, but a place full of secrets that she has guarded for years.

This life she has built, while empty, is predictable and safe. Until the only friend left from her previous life shows up, dead, in the back of a scrapped Tesla warplane. Clutched in her cold fingers is a note to Shining - warning her of a coming attack.

With dread, Shining realizes: Someone knows who she is. Someone knows what she is guarding. Will she be able to protect the scrapyard? Will she even survive? Or will Shining have to destroy everything she loves to keep her secrets out of the wrong hands? 

©2020 Faith Hunter (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Great

Really enjoyed this book. The characters are solid and the story well constructed. It’s quite different to Hunters previous books in one way but what is the same is quality realistic dialogue both personal and conversational. Fully recommend.

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Another hit for Faith Hunter

Loved this book. Storyline was so different. Main character interesting, another kick arse heroine. can’t wait till the next one comes out. Faith Hunter is now at the top of my favourite authors.

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Cats, Sci Fi, bugs and aliens

I quite enjoyed listeningt to this, a well narrated and a nicely thought out story.

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Ok, I'm listening...

I was quickly hooked and reeled in and I'm looking forward to more.

The beginning was slightly jargon heavy but moving past that is a slowly unfolding mystery with twists and turns which keeps you wanting to know more. You finish the story with the feeling you're only at the tip of the iceberg.
As someone who reads a bit of sci-fi, this story breaks the mold and there's ideas in here which feel fresh to me.
The narrator only gets to do a handful of voices but each one felt unique and she has great emotional range as well.
Best listen in a while.

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Brilliant

Everything about this book was awesome. The storyline was incredible and performance was so amazing. I loved each voice for each character as it made it so easy to know who was talking.

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Good story line

Not bad story line, hoping to look up author and find a sequel so it must have been a good book!

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felt like half a book

the book introduces the characters, a conflict a pause in the conflict then the books over. It felt like 1/2 a book

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It’s a romp and a good one!

Loved it. From start to “finish” this installment was a joy. As a cat lover, it also built empathy nicely. Thanks for a great “read!”

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I should have had more faith

I didn't think they would be able to do it again but faith and hvam have pulled it off beautifully I love this story and the characters I'm going straight on to read the second book

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Excellent

Fantastic story, looking forward to the next book by Faith Hunter.
Well narrated by Khristine Hvam too.

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