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Moon Tortured Audiobook

Moon Tortured: Sky Brooks Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Sky Brooks' life started with a death - her own. Sky's spent the first 23 years of her life unaware of this, among other things. She always thought she was just a shapeshifter until she wakes up in a strange house in rural Illinois - battered, bruised, and with only vague memories of her mother's death at the hands of vampires.

At the request of a powerful witch, Sky is put under the protection of the Midwest Pack. But she isn't sure she can trust them, especially after she meets the dangerously sexy Ethan, a pack member who's known for being more ruthless than altruistic. After she's attacked by a necromancer, a mercenary, and the vampires who killed her mother, she has no choice but to accept the pack's help.

The Midwest Pack aren't quite what they seem - but then again, neither is Sky. As they form an uneasy alliance to search for the reason behind the vampires' vicious attacks, it becomes clear that Sky possesses magic no one has ever seen - and it all started with what happened at her birth.

©2013 McKenzie Hunter (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

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

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    Eeyore460 20/02/2017
    Eeyore460 20/02/2017 Member Since 2013
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Capone 30/09/2017
    Capone 30/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Movie"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Newton Abbot, United Kingdom 22/05/2017
    Amazon Customer Newton Abbot, United Kingdom 22/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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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 .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • carey archer
    26/02/17
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Beatrice
    Houston, TX, United States
    22/02/17
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    "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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • g. bright
    13/06/17
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reader587
    13/05/17
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    "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).


    How could the performance have been better?

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


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killian
    08/05/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MichieLynn
    14/04/17
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    "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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Avid Reader
    30/08/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jenn
    14/08/17
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    "Couldn't get past the Narrator"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was terrible. I could not even get past the first chapter, so I have not idea how good the book was. The narrator had no intonation in her voice. Sounded like a young teenager reading.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jutta Heinsohn
    Ocala, FL
    28/07/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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