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Ruby's Story Audiobook

Ruby's Story: A Numbers Game Short

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Publisher's Summary

Ruby James has finally made it. As an official Rater, she's reached upper class society and all that comes with it - a huge house in a guarded neighborhood, box seats, and an elite client list. She even has the perfect boyfriend to go with it, one she expects to marry as soon as her career settles.

Then she uncovers a terrible secret. One her boss will do anything to protect.

Now Ruby must decide how much her dreams truly mean to her. Can she remain silent and keep everything she's worked for, or does she dare risk it all to fight for justice?

This is the companion story to Numbers Ignite, book two of the best-selling and award-winning Numbers Game saga. However, as a prequel, it can be listened to at any point in the series.

Disclaimer: While PG-rated, this book may be a trigger for victims of sexual assault.

©2016 Diamond Patch Press (P)2016 Rebecca Rode

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    Norma Miles 10/12/2016
    Norma Miles 10/12/2016
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    ""Keeping the system pure and efficient.""
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    Ruby was born into an elite family and had known since she was eight that she wanted to be a rater. Her dream fulfilled unexpectedly early, she had all she ever wanted: a big house, prestige and a boyfriend she loves - until she discovers that not all is as it should be in the perfect society she believed her grandfather had created.<br/>Ms. Glembosci's reading of this story is excellent. Told from Ruby's point of view, the narration is expressive and well placed, increasing the already good picture of Ruby and her inner feelings as she agonises over what to do - hold her tongue and retain all that she has worked for, or risk throwing it all away?<br/>I am grateful to the right's holder who gifted me, via Audiobook Boom, this insightful individual story from the NORA world of the Numbers Game series. Easy to listen to,, it is a stand alone tale which further enhances the longer novels. A recommended YA short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Terri
    Colorado
    16/01/17
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    "Grandpa's Daughter"

    [[[Spoiler Alert if you have not read the first two books in the Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode]]]

    What do you do when you realize the system your grandfather created to bring peace to a warring, disorganized nation is flawed? That is the question a young Ruby James faces in this Numbers Game prequel short story.

    I definitely enjoyed this Ruby prequel. It is nice to know that she stays true to herself from the start through the time we meet up with her in the series. I adore the Ruby even more now.

    Stacey Glemboski’s narration is again wonderful. Her female and male voices are unique in sound and emotions.

    I most definitely appreciate the opportunity to read and review this ongoing series and I want to pre-order the next installment now, but sadly it is not listed, yet.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    14/01/17
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    "Nice addition to the series"
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    Entertaining and engaging. Another interesting insight into the world of the numbers game. I have enjoyed this series from the beginning and can't wait for the next installment.<br/><br/> Ruby James should be on top of the world. But not even her family legacy can help her now. Her grandfather actually created the system they now use. Those in positions of authority have been abusing their power. Ruby has to decide whether to follow the status quo like so many others do or stick to her morals and do the right thing. Something that can affect her whole family.<br/><br/>Stacey Glemboski does a great job with the narration. She is the voice of the series. Pleasant voice. Perfect for narrating audiobooks. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Great character voices. Very enjoyable.<br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher. <br/>

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    10/05/17
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    "GREAT BACK STORY!! I LIKE RUBY!!!"
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    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **<br/><br/>I really like this series, and the character of Ruby..this back story is a must listen..its really telling, and I enjoyed it very much..I cant wait to listen of more of this series...so I hope the next book comes out asap!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa
    United States
    28/01/17
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    "A Neat Sci Fi"

    I really liked Ruby's Story. The storyline was interesting. Being a Rater has its perks and its downfalls, especially since she was asked to check up on Allison. This story had strong characters with a good plot. I would like to listen to the rest of the series from the beginning. This one really piqued my interest.

    Stacey Glemboski's narration was excellent. She had flawless voice inflections and I always knew who was speaking. It wasn't overdone. She was the perfect reader for this story.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Niagara Falls, NY
    27/12/16
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    "Another great novella in this world"

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ruby's Story was really enjoyable. It made me realize that I'm going to have to read the two full-length books in the series soon because I enjoyed the two short stories as much as I did.

    The narration was done by Stacey Glemboski who does a really great job voicing Ruby and the world around her. She made this already short story feel even more compact and easy to digest. The perfect narrator for Ruby's Story.

    I don't know who Ruby is in relation to the rest of the story (if she's in it at all), but I can tell you this -- Rode does a great job making it so that people who have never read the other two books can still jump into this with no problem. I had a little knowledge of the Numbers world from the other short story I read, but this still made perfect sense to me.

    The story itself is based on a premise that I really liked. I liked the fact that she did exactly what she wanted instead of what the people in power above her thought that she would do.

    Honestly, I really liked the length of the short story/novella too. It made for a quick read and I feel like I gained something from it too. Sometimes you don't need 400 pages to tell a story (though this one could definitely be continued easily -- and it very well might be in one of the Numbers Game series's other books).

    Overall, Ruby's Story was a really enjoyable novella. The perfect length for a late night read without keeping me up all night!

    I received this audiobook as a gift, but that has not affected my review in any way.

    If you enjoyed this review, please vote for it! If you'd like to see more like it, you can check out BriansBookBlog DOT com.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Engler
    Atlanta, GA USA
    16/12/16
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    "Short dystopia"

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    I have not read the other books in the series. I came into the story without knowing what to expect and I didn't have any problems. The dystopia follows Ruby, who expects that her entire life is settled for her in a great way. Unfortunately, her life quickly falls apart and her self-righteousness gets the better of her. I'm a little surprised Ruby managed to cause so much trouble. The author dropped hints there might be more going on (kendrick never giving out cards; kendrick looking at the client after Ruby's comments), so I was expecting a twist to the story. However, the story was exactly its face value.

    I really like the narrator. Her natural voice is very pleasant to listen to, and she portrays ruby's excitement and anguish very well without going over the top. I'm definitely going to listen to more of her stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/05/17
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    "A great novella"
    Would you listen to Ruby's Story again? Why?

    Yes, Very much so


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

    Stacey Glemboski who does a really great job voicing Ruby and the world around her. She made this already short story feel even more compact and easy to digest. The perfect narrator for Ruby's Story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Overall, Ruby's Story was a really enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Striker
    Savannah, GA
    12/12/16
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    "Good - But Listen to Series First"

    This is a good short story no matter how you look at it, but I disagree the description that you can read it at any time while reading the series. I think you should listen to at least the first book if you are going to listen to this story.

    This takes place in the same setting as the other Number Game books. It was actually a really good story and I wish it could have been longer. If it had been a full-length book then I would say that you could just listen to this story first, but I think the first book gives a lot more of the backstory that will make you appreciate the story more.

    Narration was just as good as the other two books.

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

    10 of 34 people found this review helpful

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