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Kit Colbana - half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades - has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.

So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters - especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.

Or maybe it's all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she's gotten in over her head. Or maybe it's because if she fails - she's dead.

If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she'll even live long to collect her fee....

©2012 Shiloh Walker (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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this is the worst book I've listened to. Boring...

this is the worst book I have listened to, so boring in charteres, story and narration Ì removed it from my library

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  • V from Kansas
  • 07-03-19

3 1/2 ⭐️, YA in nature!

The overall storyline was pretty good. I really liked the Hero’s personality. Honestly, the Heroine irritated the heck out of me. She was so determined that no one see her as weak, she often showed her ass. The shit talking gets old to me and what she thought as being tough, sounded more like just being rude.

I know that Maxine Mitchell is a very talented narrator. I’ve likely listened to fifty books that she narrated. She does a convincing male voice along with the female voices. However, there is something about her speech cadence that grates on my nerves; especially when performing internal dialogue. If the internal dialogue has any length, I just want to scream, Hurry up, will you?”.

As far as the romantic elements, there is very little. There isn’t any deep relationship developed between the Hero and Heroine. There is only one very brief sex scene that was barely a PG rating. There is some violence but, it’s not over the top. This really seems more like a young adult book, to me. Therefore, if you’re looking for a, Suzanne Wright type, shifter story, this will miss the mark.
-V from Kansas

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  • Tex In NYC
  • 30-08-20

Wrong reader for this book

Sometimes people think audiobook readers are bad and don't realize that the recording is somehow slightly sped up or down.
You can adjust that and it can make a world of difference!

In this case, I couldn't even get through the book to tell you how it was because of the reader.

Imagine Jane Pauley reading a Marvel X-Men comic aloud when she'd been told she would be reading "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret?" and kept trying to make the words fit her expectations.

Even setting aside the accent which didn't seem to fit the character at all, it made me think the recording was slightly sped up based on is a pitch, the constantly rising tone at the end of a sentence for no reason, and just the way it sounded like this person believed they were reading a jolly YA rom-com joke in every sentence.

I think this may have been totally appropriate for a different series, but it was super annoying and distracting here, so much so that I kept rewinding thinking "Wait, she sounds like that was a joke. was that a joke?"

I gave up several times before finally calling it quits. I feel like this person was just handed a book and thrown in front of mic with no information about genre, the character, or the tone of events and story, and was forced to wing it. Badly.

The description sounds like there might be a good story here, so maybe I'll read it in book form instead of audiobook. I also think this story might have benefited from an experience voice actor, rather than a reader with a nice voice.

Some of the word pronunciations seemed wrong too, which I also find distracting but I hear that that's only a problem for some people.

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  • Heklathemorriganandme
  • 01-03-21

Better than expected based on previous reviews

After reading other negative reviews I hesitated to listen, but decided to go ahead as it was included free in my membership.
First. The narrator is great. She was adept at both male and female voice and quickly faded out of consciousness (as good narrators should!) when the plot picked up.
Second. The negative reviews that said the main character Kit was ‘whiny’ and crazy to hook up with ‘abusive men’; Kit is a trauma survivor. Life is what life is, and she was thrown in with a man (Damon) who has been ordered to do a job with her. There is no ‘wiggle room’ for Kit to walk out on the contract. So sticking with him and doing her best to stand up for herself for where she is at in her own healing process was totally acceptable for the direction of the books plot. What’s she going to do? Walk out? This woman is no quitter.
Complaints about redundancy from the Main character Kit: well, she does say a little mantra over and over during the book; it’s fine. It can be a bit over used, but again, it is part of the characters make up and it works.

Observation (FWIW) what did bug me is how parallel the book’s basic plot line is to the Illonq Andrews “Kate Daniels” series. Which I have listened to numerous times. It’s a world of humans, half breeds, shape shifters and witches, and there’s a good deal of this type of urban sci-if out there.
Fortunately the story itself is engaging and different enough from the “Kate Daniels” world to pull a reader in and keep you listening.

For those who care: it has some curse words, a few F bombs and one pretty short and light generic sex scene.

Its a fun story with an unexpected twist at the end. I’ve already downloaded book two.

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  • David Witherspoon
  • 21-11-20

Solid supernatural tale.

Book has one major flaw. The heroine who comes from an abused childhood falls for someone who abuses her because he is hot. I know that this does happen but it happens when the abuser starts be being nice and then becomes controlling. Here the abuse starts from the beginning. It just doesn’t work.

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  • Casey
  • 20-10-20

Not for me

I found the female lead's sexual attraction to a male character who violently attacked her abhorrent. If you're okay with that, fine. You may enjoy this. The writer is not without skill.

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  • Jeanne Constantine
  • 10-09-20

Better Voice Direction

Overall enjoyed the book, it took some time to get into it. The main character has a lot of deeply ingrained emotional issues that make her an interesting character. My main quibble is with the voice direction. The narrator reads many of the main character’s lines as sad, depressed, or hopeless...which contrasts with the characters emotions as written which are not angry or bitter. A better reading of the first half or so of the book would have done a better job of portraying the MC as the fierce and angry soul she is instead of whiny and emo she was being portrayed as.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-20

annoying narrator but a good story

The narrator was so whiny sounding it drove me nuts. made it hard to get into the story. once I got used to her enough to mostly ignore how she annoyed, I enjoyed the book. i just pray she's not the narrator for book 2 and on.

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  • NightRunner
  • 10-12-20

Why does a tough h = obstinate +TSTL?

I really wanted to like this story but the characters were extremely frustrating. The H was very wishy washy but also on the border of abusive throughout the majority of the story. The h was a complete brat throughout the story. She talked tough but would either pass out or use her mouth to take a decent, good or bad situation and make it worse. Her childhood trauma, plus stupid decision with a different character, had her making decisions that would make her both unresponsive and violent with those around her.

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  • Kate
  • 06-10-20

The narrator ruined this book

She has an odd way of ending sentences that is super annoying so instead of listening to the story you are focused on the weird cadence. This story was fairly predictable and the heroine was the typical type of heroine (believes she is bad ass but lets an alpha run roughshod over her). so overall Meh.

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  • Morgan S
  • 27-04-18

Annoyingly stagnant characters

Main characters continue to harp at each other in the same manner everytime regardless of what had occurred between them. Repetitive dialogue. "I just feel something pulling me..." kind of plot advancement. Side characters more interesting than the main. Couldn't finish the book.

Narrator does a solid job. Would listen to her again

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