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The Voice of Waterfalls Audiobook

The Voice of Waterfalls

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Inga manages to escape from a house of terror where she was held as a sex slave along with other girls who were kidnapped. She is chased into the woods and runs onto the road, almost falling under the wheels of an approaching car. She thought, it would be better to die that way than to return to her captors. The driver of the car, to her surprise, saves her. He brings her to his house and introduces her to his family: his mother, his father, and his younger sister. He gives Inga a key to a separate room and brings her food. She appreciates his help and calls him her knight from the road. All she needs now is a phone to make a call to her mother. Her savior, Alman, says they don't have one in the house. He's also not in a hurry to take her from his house in the woods to the town of Quiet River where she can talk to police. And Inga began to doubt the noble intentions of her savior. After some time she starts to think this house is worse than the one she was imprisoned in before, if that was possible.

©2016 Natalia Salnikova (P)2017 Natalia Salnikova

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    Melanie Preston Lewis London 12/04/2017
    Melanie Preston Lewis London 12/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable audio book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Voice of Waterfalls to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio version really brought the characters to life in a way I wouldn't have done if I'd read it. I don't own the printed version so this is only my opinion


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt the best bit was the main two characters, Inga and Anthony were very believable. In addition they were both likeable and that makes a big difference. If you don't like or can't relate to the characters then the outcome of the book becomes of little or no importance. They really made the story for me.


    Have you listened to any of Michelle Marie’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard her narrate before, but I would listen to her narrate again


    Any additional comments?

    I find that American narrators don't always come over well with English audiences. Their accents are too difficult or their pronunciation of certain words can really spoil an audio book for me. Luckily, although I was unfamiliar with the narrator's accent, it wasn't an issue because her reading was spot on. Also, the subtle changes in her voice for the different characters was very good and consistent throughout the entire 10 hours. That is very impressive

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  • Tad B.
    New York
    18/04/17
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    "Horrifying and Totally Awesome"
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    "The Voice of Waterfalls" was an incredibly pleasant surprise! As many other reviewers have noted, the book has a premise that has been done before (girl escapes evil, finds herself entrapped in a greater evil!). However, I completely disagree that this story was cliched. I think Salnikova hit on all the points we would expect, but did it in such a way that I found it satisfying, surprising and compelling. The villains in this tale are unimaginably twisted; I couldn't stop listening for I absolutely had to know how Inga was going to get out of that mess. The characters were believable despite their sinister behavior; the paranormal element was a unique and interesting plot point.

    Michelle Marie, however, was the rockstar of this book for me. She pulled me in right from the beginning and made me feel pity for the characters even when I thought they were being stupid. Her voice performance was absolutely stellar - I intend to seek out more books narrated by her!

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Piggy P.
    24/04/17
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    "Creepy and unsettling"

    I felt bad for Inga, the main character, throughout this story. It was an unsettling story about her going from one horror to another. The family was creepy and the writer did a good job of slowly dripping out the horror and unease. It wasn't a full blast all at once. Well done there.

    At first, I thought the story wasn't as interesting whenever it switched to Anthony's POV. You have the excitement with Inga, then suddenly we are in Anthony's shoes. But! Once their paths cross, Anthony became more interesting. It just takes a few chapters of knowing him before there's crossover. I still preferred Inga to Anthony, though.

    Other reviews mention that the story relies on well-trodden tropes. It helps that the writer applied those tropes well and kept up the interest. The supernatural elements...it was a twist and a surprise for me. Even though the cover and title says it's a supernatural piece, it takes a while for that element to show up.

    Narrator did a decent job of differentiating the characters. Anthony sounded stiff, which suited his character. Almond sounded like a dimwit, which also fit his character. Inga's emotions were done well. My favorite voice for the narrator was Mira's, the teenage girl in the family. Delightfully antagonistic, that voice was.

    I received a free copy of this for review. I chose to review this voluntarily.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/04/17
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    "oh my god!!!!"
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    what a captivating story. Kept me entertained through the whole thing. Loved it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nickie
    Louisville,Kentucky
    07/04/17
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    "This Book Was Written Very Vividly!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I Would Definitely Recommend This Book... It Was Full Of Twists And Turns...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Lawyer...He Knew Something Wasn't Right And He Refuse To Give Up On Finding Out The Truth..


    What does Michelle Marie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She Brought The Main Character To Life...I Could Feel Every Emotion She Was Going Through...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely Wanted To Listen In One Sitting.. This Book Was Very Spellbinding...It Was Unpredictable And It Felt Like I Was Standing Right Beside The Characters.
    .Excellent Book!


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    31/03/17
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    "great paranormal mystery"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review
    To start the book is really drawn out, but in saying that it's enjoyable. I found it doesn't really flow properly.
    Now imagine being abducted by men who use you for sex trade escape only to be saved by a crazy man taken to his family home.
    this book gives you mystry
    I will give this book a 4 across the board only because it was drawn out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TinkerMel
    So Cal
    23/03/17
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    "wow, from one bad life to anther"

    This poor girl, really, what else could go wrong for her?
    She is finally on her own out in the big girl, naïve and ready to be in model and just live life a little bit. well it all goes down hill from there. The story starts off with her at what she call the house of torture where she is a captive sex slave. She finally escapes, and finds herself in a worse hell, if that is even possible.
    I read a few reviews about how it needs to be edited. It seems the audiobook was edited. This book was translated I believe from the Russian to English, there maybe a few parts that have maybe a funny saying our two but nothing really to noticeable.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mel
    04/04/17
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    "Cool story, not so cool narration."
    Would you listen to The Voice of Waterfalls again? Why?

    Maybe, I really did enjoy the story. I just wasn't crazy about the narrator. I liked the supernatural element, I don't listen/read many of them, but it was good. I thought Anthony was a good character as well as Inga. The whole Zinger/Gonzalez crew were nuts and I thought it made for an interesting storyline.


    What other book might you compare The Voice of Waterfalls to and why?

    A Heather Graham book maybe? I don't and haven't read a lot of books that have a supernatural tone.


    What three words best describe Michelle Marie’s performance?

    Abrupt, monotonous, lackluster. I didn't think her performance was awful by any means. It just wasn't quite up to par with some of the outstanding ones that I have experienced prior. She did do separate voices for the characters that were okay. Her best one was Mom Cindy by far.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    From one hell to another.


    Any additional comments?

    I was gifted this book by the author and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did enjoy the book and would recommend it. I don't know if I would spend a credit on it but it is a good book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Daryl
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    26/04/17
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    "A good Narrator couldn't Save the Clunky Writing"

    I started this book unaware that it was a supernatural thriller, but I figured since I agreed to review it I would push on through and maybe get out of my comfort zone. I found the premise intriguing and the beginning chapters gripping, and then...
    The writing was so clunky that I couldn't go on any further. terms like "the guy" and "the captive" were peppered throughout, instead of using character names or other descriptors. I've since found out that this book was translated from another language, and I truly believe that an editor could've made this a better story.
    The narrator did the best she could with what she had. Many of her male characters sounded a little off-putting, but overall she did a terrific job with the dialogue and other emotive passages. But even a great narrator couldn't save this story. Perhaps I'll pick it up again near Halloween when I want something creepy to read.
    I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    23/04/17
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    "Something strange is happening in Quiet River"
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    3.5 stars

    One wrong decision can change your whole life.

    I really enjoyed this book. It's a very engaging and twisted mystery thriller edging towards horror with a slight touch of paranormal/supernatural.

    The story pulls you in immediately and keeps you listening until the last sentence. Even though the way things unfolded throughout the story were predictable for the most part, that didn't take away from any of the intense, heart pounding, edge of your seat suspense. It doesn't have to be a completely "original" plot-line to be an entertaining and enjoyable story.

    This was one of those books that I listened to every chance I could. You can't stop listening, even if you know or think you know what's coming next. You have to hear it and know how it is all going to play out.

    How many twisted/sick/warped people can one person have the misfortune to encounter. Something strange is going on in the town of Quiet River. Inga thought her life had turned into hell on earth. She was right. When the opportunity arises to escape she takes it. While she thinks she has been lucky to narrowly escape being recaptured by her kidnappers, she is wrong. Her "savior" is not what he seems. She has just exchanged one type of hell for another.

    Even a serial killer can do something "nice". In a twisted serial killer kind of way.

    Hopefully the next book in the series will be available on Audible soon.

    Michelle Marie did a really good job with the narration. What a change from the first time I listened to her narrate a book. I really enjoyed her narration of this book. Pleasant voice. Clearly spoken. Nice even pace. Really good character voices. Her male character voices were good also. She was able to make you feel the emotions of the characters and bring them to life. Her Mom Cindy voice was great. There were a couple of times she could have put just a little more excitement into the narration. Overall though her narration was very enjoyable .

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nomi
    12/04/17
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    "Cookie cutter plot"

    Skilled writing and an interesting if predictable story. A bit to cookie cutter for my tastes.

    The narration was mediocre. Not the best.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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