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Karma Box Set

Series: Karma (Augustine), Book 0.5-3
Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The entire Karma series.

Karma

People say karma's a...well, you know. Personally, I don't think I'm that bad.

It's not like I wanted this job. I wasn't even in my right mind when I accepted the position.

Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp,

and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. It's unavoidable. We're hunting the same man, my murderer.

Jinxed

Karma, it's what they call me and the very essence of who I am. When I died young, I was recruited by the agency that keeps the Universe running smoothly. As someone with a human past, most of my coworkers consider me inferior.

But not everyone. Something evil has been stalking me for centuries. It's been biding its time, waiting for the moment when it will strike and it needs me to do it.

Its methods of recruitment are tearing apart every aspect of my life. I'm slowly losing myself, both mentally and physically. I don't know who I can count on but I'm finding out how much I'm willing to sacrifice to save the ones I care about.

Fated

Settling the cosmic score is what Karma was drafted by the Universe to do. But what happens when all the humans start going to the dark side? She's got to find the source and the most likely suspect is her long time rival, who outclasses her in both power and resources.

Luckily, she's got a new partner, Fate, but he comes with his own set of complications. The confirmed bachelor has a target of his own.

The Agency

This is a short Karma prequel. This was written after the series was complete to give more insight into the events prior to Karma. It can be read at the beginning or end of the series.

©2017 Donna Augustine (P)2017 Donna Augustine

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Definately worth a listen

The narrator played the voices very well and she was very easy to listen to.

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The story was fantastic but the reader was almost robotic at times which the story

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  • TDMalpha
  • 23-11-2018

Good story. Bad choice of narrators.

The story (for the most part) was very good, but the narrator (Angel Clark) had an odd tendency to somehow both over and under state many lines. She also somehow managed to ruin every male character by making them ALL sound like emotionless robots. There was no nuance to her performance of the males in the story.

For some reason, she had a lot of the female characters yelling. Most of the time for no reason I could ascertain! I might be picking this set up on Kindle in the future, because I feel like I missed out on a lot, do to how distracted I got from the performance.

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  • Sarah
  • 13-09-2018

Horrible performance and bratty characters.

It was a real struggle to finish. The characters were brats and childish and just annoying to listen to. The performance was mechanical and because the characters were such jerks to each other there was a lot of monotone yelling dialogue. Don't waste your money or credit on this.

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  • Troy5
  • 26-06-2017

Fantasy and Reality come together!

The characters in this series are so real that I almost forget that they represent intangible human constructs like Fate, Luck and Karma. With Augustine's articulate and descriptive writing, as well as Clark's perfectly tuned voice telling this story, you'll never want to stop listening.

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  • Lori L. Flemming
  • 08-08-2018

beware .

story was a great one , but I have never heard a more horrible way of narrative in my life. She would be a perfect William Shatner wanna be .

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  • Carrie Kettle
  • 03-08-2018

Great concept...

This story really has so much potential. I love the concept and even the plot, I only wish it was written better. The author’s writing style is just not my cup of tea. For example, she re uses descriptive pronouns, sometimes in the same or adjacent sentences. The way she writes the conversations between her characters is incredibly frustrating. It seems that they can’t and don’t communicate at all but just assume and throw insults. Sometimes the verbal dialogue doesn’t even make sense and if it wasn’t for the predictable way they interact the reader would not be able to even follow what is supposed to be happening. Their relationship is nothing but tension and turmoil, exhausting for me and yet supposedly they have this great love. I can think of only one or two moments of tenderness in the whole series! Now I like your badass chick as much as the next girl, but there should be a balance. Imagine this story in the hands of JK Rowling or Stephanie Meyer, it would be fantastic!

As to the narrator, she was so difficult for me to handle. She sounds like a mix between a bratty teenager and a valley girl. She reads the voices so aggressively and her character voices are awful. Even if you only listen to the way she reads the chapter titles she sounds either bored or pissed off. My guess is she added a lot to the angry feeling of the story. In addition to this, the recording was not edited well. It repeats sentences, and at one point she stops and clears her throat! That should have been edited out!

To summarize, it was a great concept and story. If you are just looking for a brainless fix of badassery and stunted conversations, and if you don’t mind the voice of a whinny, nasally, angry narrator, this book is perfect for you.

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  • Nae.Nae
  • 11-07-2017

Makes my ears bleed

This narrator is awful. Totally ruins the story. The story itself is unique and engaging. This narrator beats it to an unreasonable heap of laughable male voices and adds mannerisms and inflections that war with the characters. After reading other reviews I figured I had heard poor narration before and could muscle through it or ignore certain things. This is some of the worst I've heard. Angel Clark manages to turn Fate whiney pompous ass hat with no redeeming qualities. She portrays the character in such a way that completely disrupts the story . Think about reading a serious and touching scene, now have those same characters say the same things non chalantly or in bored tones. That's what you are getting here. Don't t waist a credit.

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  • Xenok
  • 25-03-2019

Good but not great

This book series (and I am reviewing the series) is entertaining, has some really cool ideas in it but is lacking in common sense character development.

SPOILER ALERT
Read on only if you do not mind a spoiler.

The main character is positioned as a powerful person able to ignore the will of the universe and do what she wants anyway. She uses this ability when pushed to do so by the bad guys but not much, particularly latter in the series. It makes her kinda lame rather than getting stronger.

The character is also a whining, overly emotional woman. The kind of woman no man (well me and anyone I know) would ever date more than once. Maybe women like her more.

The story itself is quite good. Built around a fun concept of the universe calling up people to serve on roles like fate, Carns, Murphy’s law, Lady Luck and the jinks. These people maintain balance and everything goes wrong. Good premise and the story develops nicely. Just wish the lead character was not like chewing glass at times.

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  • Andrea Cabida
  • 17-11-2017

Good edge of your seat till the end.

loved it. never a disappointment from Donna Augustine! Great dramatic mystery and love story combo.

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  • AshleyH
  • 08-01-2019

Well, Angela Clark isn’t as bad as Lauren Schroeder but dang she’s terrible!

I like this book. I like the premise of it and how the story played out. HOWEVER I’m not sure if it was the narrators fault or just the publishing, but it often left me confused like I missed something. It’s like Karma didn’t finish her first issue before moving to the next in the middle of the first. If that makes sense. I kept having to go back wondering what I missed and it was just how the story was narrated. Angel Clark, although not the worst narrator, really needs to find another job. Her mono tone was terrible and distracting. Not as bad as Lauren Schroeder tho so I was able to look over it but it was hard. Every good scene or major thing that happened felt rushed while the in between was smooth. It leaves you dealing confused and having to rewind it! That’s my biggest complaint. But I like the story. It’s uncommon and it kept my interest rather than what I usually do with a terrible narrator, return for a refund. I’ll continue to listen to the series but if your reading this, just read the book. I think it’ll be a lot better!

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  • Keith
  • 25-03-2019

Meh

Fifty Shades meets the after life. Only got through the first book before losing interest. Maybe I'll come back for the rest of the books someday, when I have entertainment time to waste. Is this what women really think is good? Depressing.

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  • John c
  • 26-02-2018

Hormonal on steroids

Karma comes across as a insecure needy control freak, blind to fates true feelings for her, no mater how Many times he spells it out for her not in words but in actions, too much of the story was waisted on karmas irrational & inane self absorbed thoughts and feelings, you don’t have to be blond to be dumb 😏

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  • kaztoo
  • 08-11-2018

Fun to listen to

I really enjoyed this audio box set. The only things that bothered me were some parts were very repetitive. e.g. telling us over and over how much Karma liked Fate's body and some of the character voices were so similar I sometimes had to wonder who was 'talking'. I was disappointed when the set finished. I would recommend it to a friend.

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  • margaret
  • 09-03-2018

a nice escape from reality

slow start but loved it. great to loose yourself in Romance and fantasy. good narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-2019

LOVED IT!!!!

I couldn’t stop listening! Totally not what I was expecting but loved the story line and the narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-2019

So boring!!

I got to chapter 3 and I couldn’t listen to anymore. I found it extremely boring, I’m not sure it was the book itself or listening to the narrator.

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  • Revdave39
  • 27-05-2019

Wonderfully, not what I was expecting!

I loved this as a box set; great stories, gripping plots and unexpected ending.....need I say more?

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  • Mrs B
  • 06-01-2019

Great to listen to

Such an easy box set to listen to. I'm now ready for the next in the series.
What's next for Karma and Fate? Hurry with the next book please Donna ❤

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  • K Scott
  • 12-11-2018

Not bad story if you can get over the audio

Sadly the performance was horrific and had me cringing most of the way through. Such a shame that my need to see a story from beginning to end had me stuck listening to that awful sound!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-2018

A bit boring

Just couldn't get through it Main character seems shallow, and frankly thick but she's supposed to have been a lawyer with a wonderful career. She must have left her wits and intuition behind at her death.

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  • Sharon
  • 16-08-2018

great books but errors in narration

Sadly, the story is affected in parts by lack of editing to remove errors in narratiin. Narrator re reads sections she hasnt read correctly etc. otherwise wpuld have been 5 ☆