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Favor of the Gods

Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Summary

"Like Icarus, you flew too close to the sun. Someone had to bring you back down to reality. You don’t belong with princesses, heroes, or demigods."

Ever since Medusa unwittingly crossed her school’s resident mean girl, her life has been hell. 

If only she could keep her distance from Perseus who has a knack for always being in the wrong place at the right time. 

But rivalry goes too far when a curse that can destroy the village is cast. 

Only the favor of the gods can reverse it, but the gods are vengeful and not always forgiving.

©2018 Ali Winters (P)2018 Ali Winters

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Lovely Story

I love Greek Mythology and this is an amazing story; wonderfully narrated, of a new spin on Medusa and those who revere the Gods

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brilliant

Oh my god I wanted to cry poor medusa even tho she did nothink wrong but had one hero that believed in her I loved perseus such a beautiful story ali winters you brought tears to my eyes with this story

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Intriguing Mythology Tale

I've never thought much of Medusa's story and how she became the mythical creature she's so famous for. However, this story paints a picture many people, especially young people, can relate to. Jealous, lies,misunderstandings,unrequited love,and love not yet given a chance to bloom turns a beautiful outcasted girl who just wants to survive school and serve her goddess into a monster feared by almost everyone. But there may have a bit of hope from the one she'd thought would be the first to abandon her. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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A classic with a twist

Although Ali Winters has been on my radar (and my Kindle) for a while now, this is the first time I've actually read (or, in this case, listened to) any of her work.

I really enjoyed it. This was a short YA paranormal romance set in the realm of the gods—an original premise for sure, and a feel-good twist on a classic myth, narrated beautifully by Sarah Puckett who really did bring these characters to life. It's short, and usually I prefer my reads a little longer for development purposes, but Winters has the pacing well and I certainly didn't feel like it was rushed.

I'm greatly looking forward to reading more.

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  • Joe Mahoney
  • 04-12-18

The Gods Can be Petty and Cruel...

Favor of the Gods is written by Ali Winters. The narration is provided by Sarah Puckett. The audiobook is published by Ali Winters. This is a short retelling and modernization of the Medusa story. The runtime is only 1 hour and 9 minutes but the short story is well worth listening too.

In the authors take on this Greek Tragedy, Medusa has crossed the resident clique of mean girls. She has drawn the ire of Andromeda because Perseus is always showing up in the wrong place at the worst time for Medusa. The author does an excellent job of adding the modern themes to this ancient Greek tale. Specifically, the themes of anti-bullying and non-discrimination due to differences in appearances.

The narration by Sarah Puckett was excellent. This is the first performance that I have heard from Ms. Puckett but I greatly enjoyed how she gave each character a unique voice and conveyed the emotions of the characters. The production value of this audiobook from Ali Winters was of this highest quality. The entire performance was crisp and clear. This was a flawless production. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Joseph Beninato
  • 28-11-18

Loved it!

Short and sweet! I enjoyed listening. The author did an excellent job at keeping me enthralled with the story. And it really spoke volumes with the message of the story. Anti bullying is a message we need in more young adult books and Ali Winters did such a good job of including it in the story. And the new take on the Medusa story was fun to read. I can’t wait for another audio from this author!! Oh yeah, the narrator was good also.

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  • Arvada Walker
  • 27-11-18

vengeful gods

This is a great short story about Medusa. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I even listened to it twice. This one little short story has gods, demigods, nymphs, a curse and angry villagers. What's not to love.

Medusa has started a new school and she said hello to the wrong person.
Perseus said hello to the new girl, Little did he know that this changed the new girls life forever.

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  • Meagan Brooks
  • 08-02-19

I enjoyed FAVOR OF THE GODS and recommend it.

The story is an interesting blend of the classic myth modernized style of Avalon High and the misunderstood villain origin story of Wicked, but with Greek mythology’s Medusa. It’s a brand new take on this classic take that I wasn’t expecting, but thoroughly enjoyed.

The narrator’s vocal quality and cadence was easily to listen to. I had no problems understanding what she was saying. While the variation between the different characters was not quite as drastic as I would have liked to help flesh them out, they were different enough that I could tell them apart and consistent throughout.

Overall, I enjoyed this audiobook and would recommend it.

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  • PrincessVespa3
  • 03-02-19

Listened to it twice in one day!

A week in the life a young Medusa. Angst, jealousy, love and heartbreak in one short wonderful story.

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  • Platypire Bob
  • 20-01-19

Great twist on a favorite tale!

I listened to the Audible of this, and uuuuuugh I want more! I mean, the story was complete in itself, but I could have kept on reading this for much longer and not gotten tired of it! I loved the new view on Medusa's curse, thought the whole story was just wonderful.

The narrator did a wonderful job, as well!

5 Platypires to it all around!

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 14-01-19

Great Read

Favor of the Gods was a good quick read by Ali Winters. Medusa is new at her school and unintentionally has made the schools mean girl angry. Everything gets worse when the mean girl goes to a god to curse Medusa. The only way to reverse the curse is to ask a favor of another god. This was a good quick read.

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  • M. Fritz
  • 28-12-18

Loved This!!

Both sad and heartbreaking, this will keep you listening to see how this ends. Ali Winters is simply brilliant 💖💖💖

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  • TU
  • 27-12-18

short but good

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I liked this one. It was short, but well executed. There is just enough content to get you engaged and tell you a story. The author balances level of detail with story progression appropriate to the short length. The narration is very well done and really brought this short story to life.

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  • bluepits73
  • 18-12-18

A Twist on Medusa

This was a really great short listen. This was an interesting twist to the Greek mythological story of Medusa and how she became cursed. I enjoyed this fast listen and wished it was longer. I hope the author chooses to expand on this book because I would have really liked to hear more.

I absolutley love Sarah Puckett as a narrator. She does a really good job with this performance. The sound of her voice matches the age the characters seem to be.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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