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  • Born a Queen

  • Lilith's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

For some, hopes, dreams, and ambitions come easily. Not so much for Lilith. Created by one of the most feared supervillains, Shadowmind, she has no past of her own and only a passing familiarity with the world as it is. With a death sentence hanging over her head due to who created her and how, she escaped into the world to see and explore, and perhaps find a meaning to her life. There, she encounters heroes and villains alike, including those who brought her maker to justice.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Restraint & Disturbing Content

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-04-18

Restraint & Disturbing Content

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Would you try another book written by Benjamin Medrano or narrated by Sarah Beth Goer?

I would not try another book by this author but I may try another book by the narrator.

What was most disappointing about Benjamin Medrano’s story?

The dialogue was middling and sometimes awkward, particularly when characters spoke to themselves.

What character would you cut from Born a Queen?

Blue Impulse.

Any additional comments?

The scene devoted to Blue Impulse enacting his revenge was entirely too long and too detailed. It would have gotten the point across just as well by "fading to black" as it were, rather than continuing until the whole thing felt revoltingly lurid. It made me so uncomfortable that I stopped and deleted the book from my device.

It was utterly unnecessary to carry on like that with a subject matter that was so deeply unsettling.

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