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Danger's Halo Audiobook

Danger's Halo: Holly Danger, Book 1

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One hundred and fifty-three years in the future, Earth doesn't look much like it used to.

Holly Danger's current assignment, gleaned from a set of foggy instructions and a handful of coin stuffed into a slot, is to pick up a street kid who's about to terminate himself off a cliff. And, as a rule, she doesn't turn down currency. Her job as a salvager keeps her fed and clothed above the norm, which isn't saying much.

The norm in this city is a scrape-by existence in a post-apocalyptic world, where the rain never stops, food is always scarce, and the elite have deserted the ranks in search of something better. Picking up this urchin won't take much time, even if he's located outside city limits. Her craft is fast, her weapons deadly, and her tech has been optimized as well as it can be for a climate clogged with iron dust.

But things take a big turn when she decides to become the boy's guardian instead of hand him over. Outskirts have descended on the city, and their plans don't include playing nice. When her crew is backed against a graphene wall, it's a good thing her Gem is primed and ready to go. It's almost as deadly as she is....

©2017 Amanda Carlson, Inc. (P)2017 Amanda Carlson, Inc.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
    Ireland
    04/11/17
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    "Takes a while to get into."

    Years after the world was nearly destroyed, humanity is still trying to rebuild. A lot of technology was forgot or can't be fixed or replaced, though there are those who try!! Holly is a salvager of sorts, but her current job is to find street kid who’s about to jump off a cliff. She usually doesn't do jobs like this, but money is money. When she finds the boy, for some reason, she finds herself agreeing to look after him for a year. Seems easy, but things aren't as they seem and life for Holly is about to get a lot harder.

    I'm a fan of this authors other work, and eagerly dived into this. It's definitely different than her other series and took a little while to actually get into. I know the first books in a series you always have quite a bit of world building to do, but with this one, I just found it a little bogged down with unnecessary descriptions. Plus we never really got a full understanding of what happened to the world. I think I needed to understand what exactly happened, in order for me to truly enjoy the world now.

    I really liked Holly. She was kick ass and well able to handle herself. She is smart, sassy and kind. I loved seeing what she was capable of but she was also willing to ask for help when she needed. The other characters were well written and I liked them all.

    This was a good start to the series and I'm interested and intrigued enough to continue with the rest of the books. Once I got into it, it was decently paced and held my attention till the end.

    Emma Wilder was only ok. I actually don't think she's a good fit for Holly. She didn't have the inflections to really make this work. I felt like she read the story but didn't perform. For a character like Holly, you need someone who will capture her perfectly and Emma Wilder just didn't do it. I wanted a little more.... ooomph from her, a little more excitement etc.

    I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • mani
    09/10/17
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    "Book 1"

    The story is a little bit slow in the beginning. Once I read past the detailed, descriptive aircraft technology I settled into listening of the audiobook and enjoyed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ray Johnson
    Ohio
    18/02/18
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    "A dangerous time and place"

    I kind of fell into this book backwards. I actually got book 4 first, and now I am backtracking. I enjoyed 4 immensely, but I didn't really have much of an idea of who the characters were supposed to be , after all they were already established and had some character growth by the time I got into the story.

    So, now I've finished the first novel, and I am sorry I missed out on the other 2 books. I have always enjoyed apocolyptic movies, games, books, and tv shows; done right and the setting can sell a story. Done poorly, and it doesn't matter how great your characters are the tale will suffer.

    Carlson finds her niche in the Danger books. The world is dark and dangerous, the characters are fun to hangout with, and the action is exciting as holding back a rampaging bull with a red towel. As first books in a series goes this clearly set the table for a larger story, and it does so magnificently.

    Wilder makes a dark world all the brighter with her vocalizations. She conveys every emotion, and drives home the danger when it looms. I respect her story telling style a great deal, and I always say that a good narrator will elevate a tale. She certainly does so here, their pair is a symbiotic relationship, each help0s the other. One with amazing writing, and the other bringing that writing to life.

    This is a fine series for action fans, apocolypse fans, or books with powerful female leads. Just a warning, reading this book will cause you to crave more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wojie
    19/01/18
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    "Must read "

    If Tris Prior (Divergent) was even a bigger bad ass she would be called Holly Danger. I absolutely enjoyed this book. The plot kept me engaged, and wanting more. The characters were well developed and I’m excited to find out more about their backgrounds in future books. At first was wasn’t thrilled with the narration but once I understood Holly Danger’s character the narration fit perfectly. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading sci-fi and dystopian novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janell
    31/12/17
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    "Worth the read"

    I really enjoyed this story. A great dystopian novel with a strong female lead. the narrator did an excellent job and kept me engaged with the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin Lewis
    Tualatin, OR
    28/12/17
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    "Can't wait for the next book!!"

    I love this book. It's Hunger Games, Divergent, and Gender Games all wrapped in a new package. The way this future setting is described, I felt like I was there. The story is fast paced and exciting! I love the strong, badass female lead. Can't wait for the next Holly Danger novel!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    Ga
    26/12/17
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    "I am all about strong female lead characters"

    Danger's Halo: Holly Danger, Book 1 4 Stars
    By: Amanda Carlson Narrated by: Emma Wilder
    I love Holly! I am all about strong female lead characters and Holly is the epitome of just that. She’s a futuristic intelligent, technological, independent, confident, bad ass woman, with a heart. The futuristic world is dangerous, and most spend their days just trying to survive, but Holly spends her days scavenging for anything useful to her team, and finds herself accidentally helping others in the process. I love how this trilogy begins. It can also serve as a read alone with no issue, but I really want to read book 2 now. Overall, Danger’s Halo is a huge 4 star book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Lacey
    Annalong
    12/11/17
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    "Brilliant!!!"

    Really enjoyed this book, the first in a new series! It was interesting and kept me engaged, a dystopian future where a meteor hit earth making all the animals extinct and leaving the world quite literally a dark place because of the iron rain and the fact the sun cannot break through the cloud cover, making it hard to sustain life.

    I loved the main characters and how they managed to survive, there is a very interesting plot which has begun in this book that I cannot wait for the next books to see how it progresses

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lomeraniel
    Spain
    09/11/17
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    "Interesting world building"

    In the near future a meteorite has stricken and caused grave destruction. The few people left try to survive scavenging what they can. Holly Danger is one of these scavengers, one of the best. She also runs errands for some people, and the last assignment is picking up a boy. Instead of giving him up she decides to take care of him, but the outskirts have worse intentions than what she thought at first.

    This is a good post-apocalyptic book. We are presented with an almost destroyed city and people trying to survive in it. The world building was interesting, showing us things little by little. My guess is that there will be a lot more to be discovered in future books. The story starts quite slowly, and it only starts to pick up towards the end. There is a lot of explaining about how things are and how the world works. The book is written in first person, from the Holly’s point of view, so we just know what she knows and sees. Something I really enjoy from post-apocalyptic stories is discovering this “new” world and trying to guess what happened to end up like this.

    I enjoyed the characters and their respective personalities. Holly is a kick ass scavenger with a great knowledge about technology and resourceful skills. The descriptions were vivid, and I loved how they used the “old” technology, which was futuristic according to nowadays standards.

    Emma Wilder’s narration was just perfect. She gave distinctive voices to all the characters in the story, and her compelling tone kept things interesting. Wilder is one of those narrators that provide a seamless experience to the audiobook listening, enhancing at the same time the end product. The audio production was also top notch.

    It is clear that this is the first book in the series, there is a lot of explaining and character introduction. I am looking forward to the next books in the series.

    I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joy
    Dayton, Oh
    09/11/17
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    "LOVED!"

    I highly enjoyed this story. The writing was wonderful and the voice actor was amazing. Even though it's only one voice actor for both genders she does an amazing job, after a short bit I forgot that it was only one voice actor.

    I received this audiobook free for an honest review. 

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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