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Their Shifter Academy, Book 1
Narrated by: Effie Bradley
Series: Their Shifter Academy, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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By the time I walk through the doors of the academy, where the born shifters of every pack are trained to fight and lead, I’m famous. Infamous? One of those.
 

I’ve already fought a battle or two. And my family’s complicated relationships with magic, which has been long forbidden to wolves, isn’t popular with all the packs.
 

I guess I should’ve said this is the place for born male shifters. There aren’t a lot of shifters like me, with flat irons and skinny jeans packed in their bags.
 

There’s quite the welcome committee waiting for me.
 

My cadre, who want to break me down and build me back up again.
 

My bullies, who just want to break me.
 

My patrol, who rises or falls with me.
 

They don’t expect me to make it to graduation in four years.
 

But I know I will.
 

Who’ll be standing with me at the end?

Their Shifter Academy is a new reverse harem romance series, set in a military academy for shifters.

©2019 May Dawson (P)2019 May Dawson

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-01-2020

fantastic

I loved it the story was well thought over and the voice acting could not have been better

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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 05-01-2020

Great Shifter Series Starter

A fantastic start of series with likeable characters and descriptive world building. The narrator was wonderful at bringing the story and characters to life. This series has shifters, witches & magic - A must read for all paranormal/fantasy fans

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  • Common-Sense-Is-Key
  • 28-07-2020

Story Drags & Reads Like HS Gossip - DNF at Ch. 20

The overview intrigued me into buying. Then the first couple Chapters were interesting. It seemed a lot of opportunities to reveal the world's backstory was missed. Because of that, I felt disconnected from the characters & what was going on. I kept going, hoping more would be revealed, some info was given throughout the various POV chapters of other characters; but it was too sparse to recapture my already wavering attention. This story seemed more focused on relationship woes & childish bullying. Those concepts may have worked if the groups bullying weren't supposed to be the future protectors of other shifters. To me, it seemed like a ridiculous thing to occur; especially when no one seemed bothered by the hypocrisy of it all. Maybe if the leaders reacted differently, or something, to make it more believable. The constant circling around her past relationship w/ Lex just got to be obnoxious. I had hoped for more moments of developing a camaraderie within her patrol; but the focus would only hinge on a couple guys & the same old issues w/ Lex. I get there is a gap for her not understanding why Lex left her; but her character was built to be impulsive, yet she never directly questions him on what happened jor does she give any explanation to others for anything. It's just absolutely not the behavior I expected; which pulled me farther away from the story. What made me just completely stop was curiosity on how progressed the story would have become by book 2 (so I read the next blurb).....Yeah, not much really moves forward. It seems some relationships emerge more positively, while the bullying just escalates into....wait for it.... pranks. I just can't continue, knowing what would be waiting. The narrator actually wasn't bad. She had some issues keeping a consistent tone & speech pattern with some of the male POVs; but as long as you remember who that chapter's main POV is following, you'll be good. At least that was pleasant; as too often a poor narration is what makes me avoid a book. I do think this entire series could fit with a younger audience or for those who have more patience for repetitive moments that don't use obvious solutions to resolve issues.

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  • MKQKV1437
  • 27-01-2020

Interesting

Not a huge fan of the Male voice fluctuations in this recording but overall the narrator did good. Good story line but felt a lack of chemistry between some of the ones who are to like her. Hopefully in the next book that builds more in their everyday contact and not just bedroom scene

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  • Brianna Chavarria
  • 07-01-2020

Love it 😍

I loved this book already when I read it but it’s awesome to be able to listen to it while I work this is one of my favorite series awesome characters hands down a must read or nuT listen ❤️

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  • Mimosa
  • 07-01-2020

Enjoyed my read

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author. This is me leaving an honest and volontarily review. In spite of some bad reviews, i wanted to give this book a try nonetheless and i'm so glad i did. The story kept me interested till the end. I liked the military set for this academy. Yeah there is some bullying and some "i love you but can't show it so i have to be mean to you" vibe but overall, i did enjoyed my read. This was my first May Dawson read, so i didn't read Piper's story but i will in a near future. I liked Effie Bradley, i think she did a great job bringing life to these characters. Will gladly listen to more books narrated by her.

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  • Michelle R
  • 30-12-2019

Definitely binge worthy

I binge listened to this last night (until 4 am) and then finished it today. I really enjoyed the imperfections of the characters, especially Maddie, she's very realistic given her age. I enjoyed the action, the bullying, Jensen's attitudes, and so much more.

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  • Nami
  • 24-09-2020

Not bad but not MD's best

I've read May Dawson before and loved it so I had high hopes for this series. I didnt realize it was a spinoff but it doesnt make you feel like you have to go back to the other series to understand this one. I like the plot. The actual plot. Not this constant pining for a guy who treats her badly. Its borderline pathetic to still be desperate for a guy you only met a few months ago, and broke up a month ago. Its actually irritating how she talks and feels about Lex, especially since she doesnt try to communicate with him when it's very clear that's all they'd have to do to fix things (as much as possible). My main gripe is the narrator though. Incredibly monotonous for me. In the first half of the book, she makes one of the male characters sound like he's whispering every time he talks because the voice she does for him is so weird. And every time she says "this" it sounds like "thus." Every. Single. Time. The only emotion she communicates is ...I cant even think of one actually. Bland at best. But the world May Dawson has built has caught my interest enough that I'll be continuing the series. Just probably not an audio version

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  • Theresa Diane
  • 11-07-2020

Great Story

I always thought there were more people on this planet and for this author to begin a book on the Supernatural gave me hope no just kidding I think I will enjoy this series so far I can see the future for this Princess turned boy and I can't wait for the next book to listen to while getting ready to work. You must listen or read this book. The author doesn't disappoint you at all.

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  • Carey Cunningham
  • 13-05-2020

I wanted to love it

The story could've been amazing, but the narration ruined it for me. I simply could not get passed the first half of the book. Instead I purchased a hard copy to physically read. I quite enjoyed it that way.