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A Step into the Dark

Ollie Wit, Book 1
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Series: Ollie Wit, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

Ollie Wit is the strongest Shadow Walker born in decades, but it's a gift with a steep price. Walking in the Shadowlands can bring untold powers and spells, and even greater risks. Every step into that other world brings her closer to the monsters that have haunted her since a child, destroyed her family and wreaked havoc all around her. Kane knows Ollie is the key to getting the spell he needs and he's the answer to ending her torment. But it's a bargain that brings her closer to her own destruction. Even if she succeeds, will she be able to walk away from the newfound power that comes with walking in the Shadowlands?

©2017 Donna Augustine (P)2017 Donna Augustine

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  • Robin G.
  • 15-08-17

Narrator was awful

The narrator really distracted from the story. Her voices for all of the characters were very cartoonish. Her voice while narrating Ollie's first person POV was a cross between sultry and surfer dude, but when Ollie spoke it was a totally different voice, making her sound like a strident, petulant, bratty 16 year old. The two very different voices for the same character really took me out of the story. Plus, none of the other characters' voices sounded like real people. Very childish and buffoonish. Can only recommend the print version of this book, not the audio version.

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  • Juju
  • 16-06-19

Narration was awful, and Ollie Wit unlikable.

Very disappointing considering all the potential this story had. The character development was weak and the narration was the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. It made the book worse on so many levels. Ollie's internal monologue was somewhat dreamy and her spoken voice shrill valley girl. Jarring on so many levels.

The premise was very cool, yet poorly executed in my opinion. Things would occur "just because" I honestly didn't understand why Kane kept hunting down and killing all those shadow walkers when he had a coven of witches able to create and do magic downstairs? You'd think after he ran through hundreds of them he'd start trying to figure out a different way.

The world building was underdeveloped and that had an adverse effect on the story overall. Skip this one and you'll thank me.

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  • Susabella
  • 09-10-18

Narration

I love the story, but this narrator is awful. I already returned Donna's audible books "The Wilds" which were narrated by this same lady. Too bad I didn't realize it was the same narrator when I bought this series. Way to ruin a good story.

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  • Kenna
  • 08-06-18

Not your typical magic wielding story

They cast spells, they do magic, but not the way we usually expect. It's a good story full of sexual tension, cliff hangers, humor, and good old fashioned explosions.

I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.