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Summary

Bound by Duty, book one in the Bound series:

Amelia grew up in a world of half truths. She knows she's an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl or to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle or her heart?

Continue Amelia's story in Bound by Spells and Bound by Prophecy. Then, enjoy the bonus novella, Bound Together.

©2016 Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC (P)2016 Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC

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Just ruined by the accents

While I appreciate that voice acting is hard, especially with so many characters.
I just found the voices in this hard to like.
The worst was the prince who sounded like a Cockney pick-pocket and not a young man who (as described) had been to various European private schools. No private school would produce that accent.
It was distracting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Well... What can I say...

This truly was a roller-coaster of emotions. A brilliant book, with twists and turns throughout. If you are a fan of this genre then this box set is a must. Brilliant performance, with different voices for each character. Excellent.

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Great series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Loved that this is an all in one. The animage and Mage relationship is told in full with romance, action and a good cast of characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bound Series Box Set, Books 1-3.5?

The love story and how it unfolds

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Bound box set

Excellent. The narration is great. The plot is excellent and it kept me listening. Highly recommended.

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Brilliant series!!

Easy listening! Listened to it whilst at work. I love this genre! The english accent in the story doesn't really match the character backstory, but other than that Kristin does a great job at bringing the characters to life throughout the series

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Excellent Series

This was an excellent series and on the whole well narrated. However I am English, and Kristen James’s English accent was utterly atrocious. We do not speak like Dick Van Dyke, a Prince would never speak like a cockney, our Public schools teach elocution and diction he would sound more like Our Princes William and Harry. Not a “pearly prince”.
Apart from that it was a fabulous series which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I’m quite sad there aren’t any more.
Thank you Stormy Smith.

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Medium

A bit novice, but not awful. Not normally the sort of thing I listen to. the story is predictable and, had it been any longer I wouldn't have finished it.

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slow to start

the story didn"t grab me until half way through the first book. I nearly gave up. but when the story did start to make sense. it was a very good book.

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Bound series 1-3.5

If your other series are as good as this one, then i cant wait to see them.

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loved it

I loved this series and would buy any more that the author writes.
The narrator really made the story come alive, in fact she is one of the best I have listened to. Some of her accents were rather questionable but they were consistent, clear and distinct making it easy to differentiate between characters. I wouldn't hesitate to buy any book that she had narrated.

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  • April
  • 16-06-16

Loved it!

I loved this series! It's gotten harder to find an interesting story line and great narrator but this was amazing!

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  • Cassandra
  • 08-03-17

Give Me a Break

What disappointed you about Bound Series Box Set, Books 1-3.5?

The voice used to separate the characters is not believable. The lead male character sounds like he's a dork and makes me want to laugh and I can't take him seriously. He goes from being a great guy to a guy that has the weight of the world on his shoulders, bossy, and egotistical. His voice sounds like he's a big jerk. She provides voices for the dogs in the story and they sound dopey and juvenile. The tones used would be best used for storytelling hour. I am so over this book and regret wasting my time. The storyline is ridiculous and the heroine is headstrong and doesn't consider the consequences of her actions. Actually, all the men sound like jerks. The english accident makes me think I should be listening to a reading of the artful dodger..over done. The accent is corny, a cross between a New York and British accent.

Has Bound Series Box Set, Books 1-3.5 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No,just from the immature writing of this authour.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kristin James’s performances?

NO WAY.. she can't change characters in a believable manner.

What character would you cut from Bound Series Box Set, Books 1-3.5?

The heroine and her mate.

Any additional comments?

Please don't waste your time.

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  • C.M.
  • 08-11-16

Very young adult

This book was recommended to me by audible and the reviews were quite favorable. However, the story is very young and the author just tries to hard to get the reader to connect with characters. This makes it unauthentic and cheesy. Good for under 18.

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  • Dianne Thiel
  • 29-10-16

Wonderful!

I love this! I could not stop listening. I recommend this to anyone that enjoys this genre

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-10-16

I loved this series. It's one you can reread over.

I loved this series. It's one you can reread over and over. At first I wasn't sure of the book there is some language in it but oh my the story was wonderful. I really liked the narrator.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-10-16

I loved this series!

I would 100% recommend this series. I was really impressed with the narrator. I couldn't stop listening to this set!!

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  • Mrs.Milliner
  • 24-10-18

OMG

I love this it had me in tears this is amazing trust me when I say it’s worth the buy

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  • Jayelle Borgella
  • 01-04-18

Not bad

The ending was lacking. Could have done without the Novella at the end... meh

Did not like Bethany and Cole’s characters (maybe it’s the narrator’s portrayal)

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  • Alyssa Williams
  • 24-03-18

Loved it!

Such a great group of books. At first I just wanted some action to start and felt it was taking too long then when it finally happened I couldn’t wait for more. Each climax had me in the edge of my seat. I’m excited to read more by stormy! The whole magical gang is awesome!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-02-18

no no no

come on the narrator makes the Prince sound like a street vendors for the cheap side of the town.
He is a prince for god sakes, he should sound like mr. Darcy and not like miss Dolittle before Mr. Higgins teacher her to speak properly.