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Unchained

Feathers and Fire, Book 1
Narrated by: Nicole Poole
Series: Feathers and Fire Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

My name is Callie Penrose - and I'm a rookie spell-slinger from Kansas City. I work part-time for the Vatican Shepherds, hunting monsters for them, but you won't find me in the pews on Sundays. Not really my thing.

But when my boss is injured by a werewolf, it's time for me to put my big girl pants on. Because the Spear of Longinus - the one that allegedly stabbed Jesus on the Cross - has surfaced, and it's going up for auction. And every flavor of monster in my city wants it. Even a demon and a Nephilim, just for fun.

The only way to survive the war and get the spear first is to team up with Nate Temple, a handsome, reckless wizard from St. Louis. But he has a dark side, too, and I don't fully trust him, despite what my body tells me.

Framed for murders I didn't commit, I find I've become Kansas City's most hated wizard overnight. Because keeping the spear will get me killed, but giving it away will get everyone else killed. And letting Nate handle it will only paint me as weak. What's a girl to do?

Especially when Hell knows more about my past than I do...

©2017 Argento Publishing, LLC (P)2017 Argento Publishing, LLC

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Perfect

Loved it absolutely loved it. I love everything that Shayne silvers writes . Always draws me in to his magical world

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Not for me

This was a wrong choice for me too much religion at the start of the book

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Most enjoyable and unique

Although I do not believe this sort of book is ever written for my age range (ancient) - I found this most entertaining. The lead females determination to be strong and "feisty" (I hate that word) - she was very well characterised, and the other charters were especially well brought out. The male chatacters seemed more believable to me - but everything was well written. The plot was delightful with both humour and dark parts, and the one and only very dark part was excellent, with twists which fascinate. To anyone who enjoys the occasional vampire, I woulkd recommend this book

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  • HR
  • 10-12-2018

Story might be good but narrator not

I have to admit, I couldn't finish listening to this. An accidental purchase - I was going to read the book, not listen to it - I decided to give the audio a try.

Boy, was that a mistake. I thought at first it was an amateur performance - a reader who liked the book and decided to record it. Flow was terrible - she paused in all the wrong places, put emphasis on the wrong words, and generally just irritated the heck out of me. While she had a good enough voice for the main character, I just found her narration style uncomfortable to listen to.

I may at some point try reading the book for myself, but will have to wait until the memory of the narration has faded.

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  • Leah Vitale
  • 07-01-2019

I loved everything about this book HOWEVER

Honestly I love the Temple universe amazing, the narrator was perfect in my humble opinion.... BUT THAT DAMMED BACKGROUND NOISE PISSED ME OFF!!!! But nonetheless thank you for this piece of gold.

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  • Dark
  • 25-02-2018

great book dull reader

Narrator spoke as if the book was a race to finsh. could hear many noises in the backgroud making her even harder to follow and enjoy. the book itself is amazing and just needs to be rerecorded with a sound studio and a better narrator.

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  • Eddy
  • 07-03-2019

Magnificent!!

This book blew me away with his good it was!! From start to finish it was just a phenomenal journey. Ms. Silver's performance was simple Brilliant and enhanced the over all experience. Can not recommended this title enough.

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  • Michelle
  • 24-01-2018

Background noise too distracting

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book because Shayne Silvers is a great author.

What three words best describe Linnea Sage’s performance?

Her performances was good. She portrayed each character very well. The background noise was awful. It sounds like a TV playing, and you can hear car horns and sirens throughout the book.

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  • Raichelle Cartwright
  • 22-07-2018

Silvers Rock!

This book was awesome. Very hard to step away from. Tried listening to it at work but got distracted from my work by the story. Fantastic storyline!

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  • Patricia
  • 16-12-2018

Fun and engaging. While still entertaining the questions of good and evil

This irreverent, funny (except when it is most appropriate to be serious) novel has it all. A spitfire heroine, her sidekick, her mentor, and a smartass bad boy. Joseph Campbell is grinning, seeing the Hero’s Journey reinvented.

The novel does all this while entertaining the questions of religion, relationships, and good vs evil.

A+ recommended. Not high literature, but not mere brain candy either, _Unchained_ definitely leaves the listener/reader wanting more.

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  • aptwalker
  • 31-03-2018

Second listen

Love the story but had a hard time with the original narrator whose name I do not recall. I was a bit confused but delighted with the new narration. This new version has earned five stars.

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  • Stephanie
  • 30-08-2019

Same story line different author.

This isn't a bad book. I was able to listen to the whole thing without any real complaints. however... I am really getting tire tired of main characters that lack commonsense. Things are going wrong in your let blame it on everyone you know and trust except the new guy or girl in your life even though it is obvious who did it.

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  • Shane Proctor
  • 27-02-2019

Pretty Awesome

The story was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed listening and I was a little bit thrown at the end :) way to go :) I look forward to reading more of this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-06-2018

Captivating

started this book after reading the Nate temple series, so far just as great as that series

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  • Bruce Reily
  • 06-11-2019

Narrator ruined this for me

The story is great. The issue is the narrator. It sounds like Google translate, when it's not characters talking it's very robotic and hard to listen to

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-2019

Get this to complete Nate Temple gaps

I really enjoyed the Temple Chronicles, so it's great to find out more about Callie Penrose.
I'm an huge Audible listener, generally preferring Urban Fantasy series to keep me company, while reading completely different types of books. Linnea Sage is decent narrator, though there are occasional mispronounciations. She has a pleasant voice though, and I'm sure she'll warm to this series.
There was some background noise, I could hear conversation as and I think even some traffic in the background, but actually that didn't bother me at all.
Shayne Silvers has created a wonderful world in which honour and friendship are key to the whole character of his stories, and I'm happy to immerse myself into it. I know I'll listen to the whole series again once I've caught up, and same with the Temple Chronicles.
keep at it Shayne, I want to be able to escape into Temple's (and Callie's) world for the next 25 years. Thank you.

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  • Laurie
  • 25-05-2018

Great

Its a well written, has great characters and a lot of fun to read and listen to.