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Summary

Being part of the Midwest Pack isn't easy - especially now. My life has never been simple - and it only keeps getting more complicated. The Alphas, Ethan, and several key players in the otherworld go missing, thrusting me into the position of Elite Alpha and tasking me with finding them. The list of suspects grows as I realize that mating with Ethan has caused allies to become enemies. Will I locate the missing in time or will I be the last Alpha standing? 

I don't know who I can trust. Too many people want me dead, including a new group of witches who want to rid the world of were-animals, especially those who can wield magic like me and Ethan. Adding to the problems is a new group of vampires, who would do anything necessary to gain control of the Northern Seethe and the power it holds over the Midwest, including hurting the people I love. There's no way I'm going to let that happen. But will my life be the cost for their protection?

©2013 McKenzie Hunter (P)2017 Tantor

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"Character-driven... I enjoyed it... perfect for fans looking for a new urban fantasy series." (Novel Knight)

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Performance slow

The performance is slow at the start but improves as the story progresses.

Overall it's an ok story I'm reading this through my kindle unlimited account and bought the audiobook book to listen to while reading. The writing improves as the story progresses (if this is their first book that would explain it) There's a few times it feels as if the writer has used a thesaurus as the word they've used is out of the blue.

If you like stories with were, vampires and magic then give this a try. I'm going to read the second book to see how the story progresses as I usually find the writing improves in second books or I quickly move onto another book.

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Setting the scene !!

After reading this series on Kindle I wanted to give the audiobook a try. I found the narrator nasally, and she speaks quite slowly so I upped the speed to 1.20 and this was much better.

Book 1 in the series is a lot slower than the other books, I feel like this one sets the scene - do not let it put you off. The series just gets better and better.

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Brilliant

Absolutely loved it. Just as captivating as the book and the voice of the actress is just perfect for Skylar.

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Very negative

The performance is great but the book itself is negative and hostile. Not light listening.
I struggled to finish it because in most books there is a positive to cancel out the negative such as love or something that makes you laugh or at least smile. This book doesn't have either unfortunately. Well written but not bed time listening.

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Phenomenal

A great book, series and and an excellent narration. Would make a great tv show.

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This would make a good darker movie than twilight hope someone picks it up soon

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Good Story but Dull Narration

This is a good story but very much held back by the narrator who was bland and slow. If the narrator had put a little pace into the book it would have been much better.
The story follows Skyler Brooks whose mother has just been killed by Vampires and the Midwest pack have taken her under their wing, much against their better judgement. Skyler has kept her wolf caged during the full moons since she was 14. She does want to be a werewolf! As the story progresses we find she has other abilities.
I took more than two weeks to read this book because of the bland narrator. Would I recommend it? Yes but not a first choice .

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  • Reader587
  • 13-05-17

Horrible Narrator! Good story

What did you love best about Moon Tortured?

the story was good and worth reading-dont listen! The narrator is so nasally it is difficult to listen to and it sounds like just reading (no different voices).

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New narrator. Maybe she could have blown her nose and work on voices

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  • Beatrice
  • 22-02-17

Impressive Debut

There are several reasons I was impressed with this book. I will list a few.
1. Jorjeana Marie's portrayal of Skylar brought to life her vulnerable state in very difficult circumstances. This allowed me to not get angry at the character when she behaved impulsively.
2. The world created by McKenzie Hunter is realistic and very well developed.
3. The supporting characters are just well developed and interesting as the main characters. I would like to know more about Winter, Joan and Steven. The entire cast is great.
4. The story has lots of action with several plot twists that make it difficult to stop listening.

I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to the next one.

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  • Killian
  • 08-05-17

Good story, bad narration

The story isn't anything "groundbreaking" but it's interesting and engaging throughout. My biggest problem was J.Marie's slow and drab performance. There's no inclination and the parts she tries to sound wistful or sensual terms into a dry slow tone that puts one to sleep. You won't be able to tell fight scenes from sensual ones from just descriptions of scenery.

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  • Carey Wallace
  • 26-02-17

Could have been made better with different narrator

I think I probably would've enjoyed the book more if it was narrated by somebody else. I have a pretty big library of books in this category. Everything from the hollows, Mercy Thompson, alpha/omega, Spider assasin series, sookie Stackhouse mysteries, midnight Texas, Kat & Bones, and more so this is really my category and the type of series I hoped for. But I was annoyed by the main character that was a very annoying teen that was not put in her place enough and her defiance did not fit her lack of life experience. Which in turn made her just a bratty know it all. I could feel the author trying, but the narrator ruined it. She switched voices poorly and didn't have many pitch changes at all. She also would occasionally decide a person needed an accent then lose that accent. My biggest complaint is to even be able to read it, I had to speed it up. (X1.25) at least. Every word was read like she was scared to make a mistake and very slowly, and heavily articulated. This made the book 9 hours instead of 14. I really tried to give it a chance. But it took way to long to get going, many insignificant details of room layouts that never saw action, characters that didn't resurface, bland brutish A-typical wolf-Pack mentality, lots of pity, and protecting someone that needed a lesson in life. I tried but the gal reading it made it too difficult to like. I listen to a lot of books, A LOT. Sometimes the worst books can be made better with the reader, I worry that this was the reverse for this one.

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  • S Rhoades
  • 26-09-18

Weak and foolish main character

The primise of the book sounded good but execution not so much. Main character was weak and constantly made foolish decisions so much so it was hard to finish.

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  • MichieLynn
  • 14-04-17

Loved it!

I enjoyed this book a great deal... I was in a bit off a "bookworm block" lol I was have a difficult time finishing books losing interest too quickly... but this book held it... action tears lust oh my !!! About to start the next book in the series wish there was more than just the two.

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  • Tami
  • 07-04-18

Underwhelming

I had high hopes for this book from the description and the fact that it was a werewolf book, but alas it feel short. I would have liked the action scenes to have been fleshed out more and the whiney brat who runs away all the time parts to have been put in the background rather than the forefront of the story. The underlying ideas had merit and I'm sure they are delved into deeper in the following books of the series but I have no desire to continue reading on.

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  • Avid Reader
  • 30-08-17

Just Okay

The story isn't bad but it didn't keep me engrossed. It definately did not leave me with a desperate need to read the next book. The narrative also felt flat. I had to speed up the narrative a bit to keep from falling asleep.

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  • Jutta Heinsohn
  • 28-07-17

Story impacted by malapropism

Example... Decor is not decorum... correct verbiage is more impactful, much as smaller words suffice and sometimes even enhance the listeners enjoyment of the story. The mental faculties required to untangle Brobdingnagian words is immense, particularly when you simply want to listen or read a good story. I like my dictionary, but don't want to read with it.

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  • g. bright
  • 13-06-17

eh

I like the story and I think if I read the book myself I would have been addicted but the readers, nasal voice, over pronunciation and her monotone voice through what should have been exciting parts killed it for me

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