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Summary

Can Amanda find light in the shadows of a dystopian world?

The United States is finally a meritocracy, where the best and most capable rise to the top. Existing laws and regulations continue to be repealed, and freedom is the mantra of the people.

Amanda Burrow, a talented painter, moves to New York City to attend an elite art academy. Once there, she falls for self-assured Ethan Ramsey, a staunch member of the National Citizens Party: the nation’s ruling faction. The NCP seeks to banish anything - or anyone - that might jeopardize an individual’s autonomy.

Amanda’s habitually dull and depressed world is turned upside down by her newfound relationship with Ethan. Yet as the NCP heightens its persecution of those who oppose its agenda, will Amanda find true freedom and discover her own identity in a new and increasingly merciless society?

Fans of Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 will love this first installment of The Shadows of Freedom series.

©2021 C & C Spellman (P)2021 C & C Spellman

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“C & C Spellman have given us a convincing portrayal of a world enslaved to personal caprice, where every freedom is extended you, except the freedom to be human.” (Matthew Gaul, author of Tales of Glory: The Stories Icons Tell)

In the Shadows of Freedom explores the danger of a false understanding of freedom for a country and for individuals. C & C Spellman's portrayal of a young woman's gradual discovery of truth makes this novel one you will want to keep reading.” (Louise Merrie, author of Fulton Sheen: Evangelist of the Modern Age

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  • 19-11-21

Edge of my seat!

I just heard about this book last week. I listened to it in the car during my commute. This book book had me hooked from the first chapter! This was the first book of this genre that I have listened to. I generally listen to books about real estate, investing, business, and sometimes the occasional murder mystery. But I loved every second of this gripping dystopian future. It was suspenseful with great character development throughout the story. The narrator did a fantastic job as well. C & C Spellman, I look forward to more of your work in the future. I do not want to give any of the plot away, so I will stop blabbing. I hope you find this review helpful and I sincerely hope you read/listen to this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-22

Much More than a Captivating Story

I had read the book back in the summer, and it made an impression then.
But when I recently listened to the audio version, In the Shadows of Freedom took on life. The narrator's vocal variety and acting abilities gave the story an entirely new dimension of reality. I felt caught up in a dystopic world that was unfolding as I listened. Is it a harbinger of a world to come - if we let things go too far? Does it have a spiritual message we must all heed? Much more than a captivating story, "In the Shadows of Freedom" is a wake-up call to a world very much in need of one,

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  • Patricia Miller
  • 19-12-21

Intolerable narrator

Barely into the second chapter, I had to stop and get the Kindle version; I was too distracted by the terrible reader.