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An Ell Donsaii Story, Volume 1
Narrated by: Shiromi Nassreen
Series: Ell Donsaii, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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Quicker is a near-future SciFi/Thriller whose young heroine, Ell Donsaii, is an intrepid athletic phenom who reminds one of David Weber's Honor Harrington. Like Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Ell is also a mathematical genius who, instead of counting sheep, works on her own theory of quantum mechanics to help her drift off to sleep. At once shy and concerned about her social skills, yet well loved by those around her, she finds herself at the center of a terrorist plot at the Olympics. The terrorists never contemplated trying to hold a hostage with the unbelievable quickness and athleticism of Ell Donsaii! A tradition of young, strong, brilliant, female heroines like Honor, Lisbeth, and Katniss Everdeen is continued.

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some start

a great start to a book series, where's the rest of the ell donsaii story?

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  • Keith LaDue
  • 05-01-19

Top-Shelf fodder here!

I love this Audiobook! Great main character and supporting others. Fast paced, wickedly funny at times. I have a new, favorite author/narrator. I just finished this one, after completion of this review, I'm buying book 2. I highly recommend this book, and I bet the rest of the books are just as good. Actually, I was given the ebook version in exchange for an honest review, which I am tendering now. I had read 3-4 chapters into the ebook and put that away and paid for the audio version. Yes, it's that good. Although, from here on out to #15, I'm going with the audio version. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Rijah
  • 17-05-16

Another addiction!

Dammit! I only listened this to pass time. Now I'm hooked like all these other bums! First it was Vaz, and now it's this one.

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  • GJH
  • 14-04-18

Outstanding

great story can't wait for the next one to come out on audio. love the books, I'm ready for the next one. I read the book first then the audio is a great way to reread them.

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  • MarkH
  • 03-04-16

Upbeat and fun contemporary science fiction story

I have read all of the Ell Donsaii stories with great enjoyment. This is the first of the series in audio format and hope that the rest are forthcoming. This story is very upbeat, like all of Laurence E. Dahners stories are. It makes for an light hearted escape, and admiration of such a good hearted character. Ell is such a good person and she's off the charts intelligent, brave, forgiving, kind and just the sort of person I hope is out there.

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  • A.B. Normal
  • 22-08-20

Upbeat positive SciFi story

This is a kind of sweet coming of age story about a young woman with some special skills. The message, that humility, great skill and beauty can coexist in the same person. The characters, though not deeply developed are likeable when they’re supposed to be and not likeable when not. There are depictions of Arab terrorists that seem mostly free of stereotype and bias, but I’m an old white guy so a cannot speak to that authoritatively. Ditto for issues of gender and sexuality (although there are no characters that fall within these concerns). Anyway, a benign, easy way to spend a couple of hours. .

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  • Ocean State Prime
  • 22-07-20

review of volumes 1 - 7 (what's on Audible atm)

The Ell Donsaii stories are all about what happens if a person with super mental and physical abilities, who is also beautiful, graceful, thoughtful, kind, considerate and naive, were to exist. Not sure if these are marketed as young adult, but anything beyond kissing is followed by an ambiguous fade-to-black, so I'm thinking that they are. In each episode, Ell (and, later, her friends), come up with Earth-shaking ideas and implement them in ways that surprise just about everyone. There are bad guys that threaten Ell and her friends, but in the end, all is always well. (This is not much of a spoiler, since it becomes obvious pretty quickly that there will be happy endings.) The extrapolations the author makes lead to entertaining stories. Basically this is feel-good science fiction. Not heavy. Just something to cheer you up. Recommended on that basis.

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  • Kristin
  • 08-10-18

Strong female lead but....

The prose is workmanlike but plodding. It’s hard to suspend disbelief without some smoother writing. And I happen to know that the min age for the service academies is a law and no exceptions can be made. I tried that once :-/

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  • Noah
  • 26-07-18

Enjoying a little kick ass

If you enjoy the occasional light-hearted entertainment with a chick that kicks ass and don't always need your books to be at the highest maturity levels, this book is for you (and me). Highly entertaining, highly recommend.

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  • vaporus
  • 30-09-16

Wish there were more

The Ell series is one of my favorites. I have now listened to this audio book three times and wish he would put the rest of the series on audio. My only complaint about this product is that towards the end the narrator starts adding r's to words that end in a's. Sometimes Anna is Anner sometimes not or Beretter instead of Beretta.

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  • John Nelson
  • 15-09-16

an unexpected find

my daughter recommended this and I loved it. the plot moved along well and action was perfect.