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Summary

When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon. 

I lie for her. 

I hunt for her. 

I kill for her. 

And above all, I betray my mission for her. 

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why. 

I do. 

Treason comes in many forms. 

Love is one of them. 

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings. 

Our teachers forgot one important detail: 

Pawns shouldn’t have hearts. 

Yet we do. 

It turns out our emotions are our greatest weapon. 

And I know exactly where mine are aimed. 

The first in an all-new series by USA Today best-selling author Meli Raine.

©2019 Meli Raine (P)2019 Meli Raine

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Romantic Suspense

Stateless by Meli Raine is a romantic suspense that I listened to on audio narrated by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt. This is the first book in the Stateless Series. This is the first book of Meli’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. She pulled me in from the very first chapter and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I love the relationship between Kina and Callum. The book does end on a cliffhanger but that wasn’t a surprise since it’s the first book in the series. I can’t wait to dive into the next book Traceless to get more of Kina and Callum’s story. Joe and Andi did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future. I would recommend this book if you like romantic suspense, military romance, or psychological thrillers. Audiobook Obsession Reviewer

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I was left wanting more

Kira and Callum are being raised and trained to take on the government. Kira is left behind to care for the new trainees even though she is a true warrior. The one thing that was not measured was the relationship between Kira and Callum. This bond between them is strong and it will only get stronger. But this story left me wanting to know more. I could not stop listening and I was happy to have the next book lined up. Joe Arden and Andi Arndt are perfect for the narration. They always deliver an amazing performance. I always know the narration will be superb with this team. Knowing that they continue in the series has me wanting to listen even more. Joe and Andi bring this story to life. A better narrating team could not have been picked.

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Amazing!!!

I really liked the plot of this book it was a little different then what I normally read. This book was suspenseful had action and it was filled with lies. Book 2 here I come. Joe Arden and Andi Arndt were amazing narrators. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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Lies and Deceit

Stateless by Melismas Raine is full of lies and deceit. The plot is complex, some characters are twisted, there is conspiracy, and romance. Joe Arden and Andi Ardnt were spectacular. They bring the characters to life. I highly recommend listening to the trilogy in order to fully appreciate the overall story. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for this recommendation.

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What a thrill!

I was happy to get the whole trilogy. Two of my fave narrators, in a very interesting plot mixing hidden facility, child training and worldwide conspiracy, what not to like. Especially with a bit of romance–and mild steamy scenes. I was also prepared for the darker undertones. It goes with the genre. And nothing is too graphic, though you’ll get some blood and death, and more disturbing things–like the whole mindset behind Stateless, oh my god. But the atmosphere is fascinating, and the writing quite good. It’s a good story, period. The characters are interesting. They’re twisted and conflicted, they hide things and reveal others. They’re very complex and their stories and interactions are at the heart of the book. And it’s because of that that the big plot, the political conspiracy, may come to an untimely end. What a thrill! Narrators are excellent, as always, especially the female narrator. I can’t wait to listen to the second book of the series!

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Interesting start to the trilogy

This is a trilogy and must be read in order. This was an intriguing start to the trilogy and done so well by the narrators, Joe Arden and Andi Arndt. I have both the ebook and the audiobook and I have to say that the narrators really bring this book to life! The trilogy follows a cast of characters, including Kina and Callum, two recruits at Stateless, an organization that aims to infiltrate governments to carry out missions that are crucial to peace (hmm or are they?) The book itself spans a few years, from their younger years and shows us where they end up. There are a few trigger issues (harassment, abuse, etc) so beware but the book is really well written and the story is so intriguing. I do think that people will get more out of the series if they listened to prior stories and there were some areas that were a bit long. But overall, I'm interested to see what will happen in the next 2 books. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer, AudiobookObsession

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Grab the ENTIRE series now! You'll need to ASAP!!!

Man oh man!! Meli Raine sure left me feeling teased and a bit tortured! I'm literally uncomfortable listening to this book! It could be because I don't trust any of them. If you read/listen to this and you're feeling a bit... disjointed... or possibly confused? Join the club! However, listening to the other books in the connected series does make me feel as though I know a bit more than a reader picking up Stateless as their first Meli Raine book. Yes, yes... this is a standalone trilogy but it is connected, slightly by some references and some shared secondary characters, you'll also hear loose storyline from the other books, starting with the Harmless Little Series, then the Shameless Little series and finally, this series. OK sorry... I didn't mean to ramble to much!! These two narrators can do no wrong in my eyes! I love them together and consistently enjoy their portrayals of the various characters they play. This story is layered and drenched in doubt and misdirection. Joe Arden is Cullum now and may be for a while depending on how I feel for him after this next book in the series. Andi Arndt is one of the best female narrators out there currently. Her voice always works for the woman she's presenting. She seems to channel them flawlessly. She became Kina... insecure and kind of meek but with this steely spine that comes out when it needs too. #AudiobookObsession

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I started to give up on this story a couple characters in, i was a little confused, the story a little slow, but all at once the picture came into my mind a pieces started falling in place. Young adults, living in communal, there roles being taught to them, dog it dog attitudes. Lies they have been fed, till they reach a crossroad and a new vision appears, and we come to a cliffhanger. I must know where this leads. Answers have be around the corner. Right? Bravo to Andi & Joe, excellent narration. 🎧Review for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

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When you are taught something from birth or childhood most never question it, no matter how violent it is. Especially when your also taught everyone else is against you. Kina and Callum are entering the end of their training in book 1 and getting ready to find out their futures in statless. In the final challenge 1 from their group must die in order for the mission to be considered a success. Kina is considered weak, but she and Callum have a connection. This is not allowed in statless, so they must hide any feeling for anyone including how Kina feels for her twin sister. This series is so intense its hard to put it down, and pushed me through the whole series just to find out how it all turned out. Great job on the narration, it made the story so easy to listen to. Thanks Audiobook Obsession for the recommendation.

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enjoyed the narration so much

This is not my first book by this author. I enjoy her writing and the worlds she is able to create. I enjoyed seeing familiar characters that just made me like the story so much more. While this did not necessarily end in a "cliffhanger" it left feeling somewhat unfinished and looking for more books. Andi Arndt and Joe Arden were wonderful and the narration was done very well. I can't wait to delve into the next book in this trilogy. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • LauraMarie
  • 18-10-19

What a great beginning

Melissa Raines has created the beginning of another wonderful suspense series. Building off previous books (yet not needed to enjoy this one) we get an interesting world full of lies and deceit. Get ready, this is one wield read.

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  • Crystal Lynn
  • 19-10-19

Great story and narration

I love these kinds of romance novels. This one has an interesting story with thoughtful characters.

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  • Debbie
  • 17-10-19

if it wasnt for Andi I would of stopped listening.

I was hoping this book was going somewhere interesting. Then find out I need to get the next one to find out. Not sure its worth it even with Andi narrating. Ho-hum

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  • Kylie
  • 28-02-20

Cold Calculated Cunning

Growing up Stateless means you are cold, calculated and sometimes driven by the cause. Stateless follows the graduating glass from a group recruits. This is not your average high school. Your every move is monitored. You are conditioned day in and day out to serve the mission. Punishments are swift and severe. Whatever you do you don’t want to be seen as week. The story really centers on 3 main students Callum the smart, handsome obvious star pupil and twins Kina and Glenn. One viewed as weak one so cut off from emotion she will do anything to get ahead. With the final test and ultimately their field assignments around the corner it’s literal fight for survival. The ending makes you excited for book 2. Andi Ardnt and Joe Arden are genius. I would listen to them read the phone book with a smile on my face. Absolute top notch performances! 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

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  • dbbooknerd
  • 26-11-19

Interesting Premise

This story has an interesting premise and an intertwined plot of good vs. evil. Its so well written that you feel the character's own sense of confusion at knowing who to trust.

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  • Darlene
  • 05-11-19

I must have more!!!

This is one of those books you don’t want to end. Now I’m forced to wait for the next audiobook. Joe and Andi are a great narration team!!!

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  • Laura
  • 25-10-19

Just meh...

I started listening to this because of Andi Arndt and Joe Arden. A bit slow and a ton repetitive. Very predictable. Maybe for the youth, it would be more engaging. What’s up with writers always making females weak and allowing them to accept their fate? Perhaps it is just me, but I am tired of the mean women tearing down each other. And the entire theme is just so far fetched.

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 30-11-20

Romantic Suspense

Stateless by Meli Raine is a romantic suspense that I listened to on audio narrated by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt. This is the first book in the Stateless Series. This is the first book of Meli’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. She pulled me in from the very first chapter and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I love the relationship between Kina and Callum. The book does end on a cliffhanger but that wasn’t a surprise since it’s the first book in the series. I can’t wait to dive into the next book Traceless to get more of Kina and Callum’s story. Joe and Andi did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future. I would recommend this book if you like romantic suspense, military romance, or psychological thrillers. Audiobook Obsession Reviewer

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  • Cyn
  • 19-09-20

Outstanding

This was a wild ride from start to finish, but it down was hard, I couldn’t wait to get into the next book in this series. The author writes and exciting psychologically thriller with lots of twists that keep you hanging on the edge waiting to see what she has for you next. Nothing is as it seems as the characters take you on a thrilling ride that gets your heart bumping faster and faster. I loved the plot and characters, the author writes in a way that makes this a believable store. It is full of surprises, thrills and adventurer. I thought the narrators did a wonderful job delivering the story, there are no background noises, no volume changes, it is a very clean and clear listen that had me hook from start to finish. I really enjoyed the different character voices, they deliver a compelling listen that really stays with you. I always knew who was talking and what they were feeling. The narrators delivered a truly emotional listen. I can’t wait to listen to more of their work. I truly enjoyed this book I thought the author did a wonderful job delivering a truly thrilling read and the narrators were the icing on the cake really bring it all together.

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  • Terri D
  • 03-09-20

Who is good and who is evil

This is the beginning of a deep thinking series that keeps you guessing. This is book one and has us see the inter dynamics of the group and how they are trained to loose all feelings. Enough so Keena and Glenn who are identical twins cannot not even trust each other. Callum knows more than he should and he is on a mission to learn the truth. Joe Arden and Andi Arndt are great as Callum and Keena. This is a story that will keep you guessing and make you think and I loved it. On to book two to find out more. 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧 I received a code from Audiobook Obsession to listen and review with my honest opinion. I really enjoyed it and recommend it. It is a cliffhanger series so book one ended and you will need to continue with books two and three.