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Awakened Audiobook

Awakened: Vampire Awakenings, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity.

Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera, that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present and Liam's true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?

©2012 Brenda K. Davies (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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    Natalie United Kingdom 09/10/2015
    Natalie United Kingdom 09/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Love vampires but not a fan of this..... Like twilight but more sex I guess"

    Well I must say I got this thinking I would like it as I've listened to other vampire books with this notator, but I was let down. I'm not sure what I disliked the most I guess it was the story and the characters they all seem "whiney".

    I the characters are all American college age and well act it not sure what I expected but I tried to give this book the full chance of listening to it all but was still left unhappy so thank goodness I was able to get my credit back with the audible guarantee.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beccy 01/11/2015
    Beccy 01/11/2015 Member Since 2013

    Nothing like a good book to get you up and moving on a cold winter morning!

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    "Whiny teenagers"
    Would you try another book written by Brenda K. Davies or narrated by Tavia Gilbert?

    No, not my cup of tea. Boring and didn't grip me.


    Has Awakened put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Can't even remember.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Awakened?

    All of it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Romance junkie
    14/01/16
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    "I listen to this over and over"
    What made the experience of listening to Awakened the most enjoyable?

    I loved the story and characters and Tavia Gilbert is one of my very favorite narrators


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Liam Sara Mike Kathleen.....I could go on with almost every character. They are funny, loving, faithful and entertaining


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I've listened to all her audios by Jeanine Frost. This is incredible, just like those audios


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Sara decides her love over rides everything else and she knows she will love Liam despite everything else


    Any additional comments?

    I am waiting for the audio for the 4th book. Gilbert does such a great job I really want the audio, although I'm considering getting the book first and then then audio. Please get the audio out!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kisscake
    Caribbean
    21/11/15
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    "My first audio book did not disappoint!!"

    I downloaded this book to listen to it in my car during rush hour traffic on mornings and evenings. I very soon found myself addicted to it. The narrator is amazing and does an excellent job at telling the story. I will look for her again in other books. I loved the story line as I am particularly partial to vampires. I did find however that the heroine Sarah was a bit too weak at times and one or two parts of the plot dragged. However I still thoroughly enjoyed the story overall and I have already downloaded Book 2 of this series. I am very pleased with the Audible app and I think this has now become a must-have item for terrible traffic woes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scotty
    Great Smokey Mountains
    08/04/15
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    "Surprise! This was a good story."

    Now, this book really surprised me. I thought it was going to be just as the rest of the Vampire books. But, it was good. This could be due to Tavia Gilbert. She is really good. But, I think it was a combination of Ms. Gilbert and Brenda K Davies. Great job. Oh, just get the book and you will see.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • laura
    Florence, AL, United States
    18/10/15
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    "Another series to abandon"

    Could have been good, but it wasn't. The hero and heroine just didn't belong together, it was like an older, world-wise man, not a college kid, falling for an immature 12 year old who had no personality at all. The author should learn correct grammar usage, and perhaps a few new words, before writing any more. The plot was too predictable. The narrator was perfect, however.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Christina
    kirke hyllinge, Denmark
    18/05/15
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    "Trite and predictable"
    Would you try another book from Brenda K. Davies and/or Tavia Gilbert?

    No, I don't think so.


    What could Brenda K. Davies have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Try not to make a sexier version of The Twilight Saga - this lacks every bit of magic and suspense that Twilight has....


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was probably true to the characters - but the girls are SO annoying and, well GIRLY in a way that makes my skin crawl....


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Awakened?

    Didn't finish the book - i couldn't stand to listen to it all the way through. So I can't say - but it is trite and boring from page one, sorry to say.....don't think any editing could have made it remotely readable....


    Any additional comments?

    Don't Waste a credit on this.

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    Exton, PA, United States
    06/05/15
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    "Different than other vampire books..."

    But not very interesting. I listened to the whole book which was a challenge. I found that I did not care much for the main character, her decisions to stay were frustrating. I love the reader, and I only downloaded this book since Tavia Gilbert was the audible reader. The book is not detailed with rich descriptions, the main antagonist arrives with little description of why she was there, what she wanted. The only interesting fact about the main character was her name. The whole book seemed choppy, and unpolished.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ckelly2620
    02/05/15
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    "I liked!"

    If you can over look the twilight similarities it is a great book. Kind of easy to tell what's going to happen next, but still, i liked it,

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mel
    Indianapolis, In
    07/05/15
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    "WASN'T A BOOK I WOULD READ AGAIN"

    I desperately tried to like this book. Even my favorite narrator couldn't make this book enjoyable. The author tried to make the characters enjoyable but instead all of them were either annoying or extremely superficial. I don’t remember being that naive and gullible in college. The main heroine is extremely passive. She lets everyone, including her so called best friend, push her around and make decisions for her. She doesn't have an independent bone in her frail body. And if I was to hear the statement, “she look at them with her haughty expression” one more time during this story, I think I would have screamed. The hero was sad. I felt no depth from him at all. Even the side characters couldn't make me like this book.

    This book has a lot of similarities with the Twilight Series. A lonely girl falls in love with gorgeous hot guy. Gorgeous hot is irresistible drawn to lonely girl. A gorgeous guy turns out to be a vampire and lonely girl doesn't care even if it means her life might be in danger. The only difference is that this book contains more detailed (and I do mean detailed) smex scenes. I wasn’t engaged while reading this book at all. Usually I can finish an audible book within a day; this book took me about two weeks.

    I love Tavia Gilbert, as I have stated she is my favorite narrator but not even her brilliance at making a story come to life could save this book from being the bore that it was.

    IMO, this book is a no for me.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    06/12/16
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    "Porn meets Twilight"
    What would have made Awakened better?

    Maybe a little less sex and more storyline. I couldn't even finish this book - totally boring, no meat to the story, just erect penis plunging into her over and over again. Not a prude but geez. They've had sex 20 xs and I know nothing of these characters except she's tight and he has a rock hard penis.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carlena McEwen
    22/11/16
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    "Oh. No. Don't"

    This woman is GOD awful. I wanted to rip
    my ears off and set them off an set them on fire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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