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Tellan: Brides of the Mylos

Narrated by: Ashley Taylor
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Laurel Chin led an ordinary, comfortable life.

While many might think waitressing wasn't a great job, Laurel Chin loved it. She enjoyed meeting the customers and working side by side with her family in their small Jamaican-Chinese fusion restaurant on the edge of Birmingham's Chinatown. Like everyone else, she'd been astounded at first when the aliens appeared, but as they offered friendship and trade, she soon lost most interest in the news about them. If there was anything to worry about, she trusted Prime Minister Simms and Parliament would let the public know. She settled back into her routine of work, Sunday lunch at her mother's, and hanging out with her sister.

Tellan was honoured to be named Ambassador. 

Tellan knew the Mylos were in need of fresh genetic trade. The humans of Earth were a bit less advanced socially and technologically than their past trade partners, so great care had to be taken when offering treaty terms. If all went smoothly, he'd soon see human institutions of higher learning teaching Mylos science and philosophy and Bride Registry Centres open across the globe. Then the Bride Fleet assigned to Earth would arrive and Tellan could return home for less fraught diplomatic duties.

All was not as it first seemed.

Neither Tellan nor Laurel knew that their governments had already made certain arrangements. Laurel definitely would have been wary of taking social media quizzes had she known what was about to happen. As for Tellan, he was matched and that was that, no matter how much he disapproved of the method used to do so. They had to try to make this work - the fate of both their worlds and a galactic civilisation sat upon their shoulders. It was duty, but if the match was accurate, it was also a fated love.

©2018 Loretta Johns (P)2019 Loretta Johns

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Brides of the Mylos

This is a short listen with no cliffhanger. It is about the first couple (alien and human) to get together. I liked the diversity in this book.
It is not what I had expected but I am looking forward to listening to the next book in the series.

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Enjoyable alien romp

Ashley Taylor does a good job bringing the characters to life in this story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I have listened to the two books after this and this brought a lot of clarity to questions I'd had in those books. I love the idea of the bride fleet and it makes me chuckle each time someone is matched. The getting used to being on a space ship also made me smile a lot. On the lighter side I really enjoyed this.

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Laurel takes a Facebook test and learns that she is the perfect mate for the alien Tellan. The world is now watching to see what happens because she is the first woman given to the aliens to become a bride. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • Paignton Devon
  • 09-08-19

great book

great out of this world book enjoyed it very much can't wait for more boos

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A bit of a trainwreck unfortunately....

This story has potential to be enjoyable but the narrator really ruined it for me unfortunately. Her accent for the female protagonist is atrocious and the rest of her performance sound very robotic. It really ruined my ability to enjoy what would have otherwise been an interesting story. I would consider listening to future books in the series only if they got a new narrator.

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Let this Mylos grab your ear

This is a great short novella listen . It’s tells a story about what will happen in the future when mankind needs to be open to new ideas .
Heroine is Laurel. Hero is Tellan
Laurel is a strong female who is not afraid to tell it as it is even to someone higher up then her in authority. Tellan has her back , he wants her to not be afraid, Tellan wants her to feel comfortable for who she is . Tellan is looking after Lauren feelings and comfort .
Will they make a match. Grab it and see

Ashley did a good work telling this story . Her voice is strong she did all the characters great

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Perfect Match

It's nice to have aliens with morals and manners. I was a little worried that the heroine was going to be super submissive because she never really signed up to be matched yet she was "okay, let me pack my things". But it turns out she is just very open minded and open hearted. I really liked the hero and his wanting to make her happy. Ashley Taylor gave the characters great distinctive voices. I look forward to more of this world!

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Good alien book

A really enjoyable read for someone that wants something a little bit different. Good characters that I would love to see more from. Excellent narration from Ashley, her male voice is brilliant.

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What an amazing beginning to a series!!!

This is my first book by this author ( Loretta Johns)
And I have to say what a fabulous story. My only complaint is that it is a short story. I can’t wait for books by this author. I’m hoping that this will be a long series of stories. The narrator Ashley Taylor does a phenomenal job with the characters . I hope to hear more from the author.

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Wow

Wow love this story written awesome this is my 1st book from Loretta Johns but not my last

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  • Lady Deadpool
  • 20-05-19

No cliffhanger!

The story is very well written, and executed. Both the author and narrator are very talented!

now, allow me to fangirl! HOLY EFFING CRAP! Is it wrong to want to sign up to be a bride candidate?! So very well done, a well thought out plot and storyline. I can't wait to read others and then read the entire series again!

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  • Tera
  • 13-05-19

Such a great story

I had a blast listening to this story. Even though there were plenty of political aspects in this book between the Mylos and the planet Earth there was plenty to keep things enjoyable. There were several times that I laughed so loud my husband heard me in another floor of the house. As for the narrator I really enjoyed how she handled all the different characters and accents.

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  • Vicki
  • 17-07-19

Enjoyable Listen

I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice set up for more books. Tellan seemed like a really gentle man/alien and Laurel was a great bride for him. I love how the story progressed. Although the story was relatively short and fast paced, Ms. Johns packed a lot into it. There were also some very funny moments where Tellan misunderstood some human words. Nice scene when Laurel meets Tellan's family on his home world. I love that it did not have a cliffhanger, but was a complete story of the main couple but it still opened the door for other books in the series. For me, this is a series I would definitely listen to and I hope there are other Brides of the Mylos books out on Audible soon.

Ashley Taylor did a good job with the narration and was able to flawlessly switch from male to female and accent to no accent. I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Believer50
  • 16-07-19

Good

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This story had it all. Love, angst, intrigue, cooperation, and hidden agendas. So many parts were lol moments that made the story move along well. The narrator was good and helped make the story. I enjoyed it.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 09-07-19

An Alien Species Comes to Earth For Brides and Save the Planet

As Aliens looking to human women for mares and to have children, this book has almost no angst. Tell an is a diplomat who is surprised he is the first to have a perfect match.
Laurel is a young British woman of Jamaican descent who fills outa questionnaire for fun regarding the bride match...surprise she is the first.
Logic, communication, ideas of how to treat people, attitudes, how we treat our planet are brought up. But treated in a good way.
A couple of steamy scenes...but we focus more on the building relationship...likable characters. I have a feeling in upcoming books there’s a bit more angst.
The narrator handles different accents and voice well and emotion and storytelling g well done

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Dawn Garner
  • 09-07-19

Loved it

I loved this story. It had a different storyline with the bride registry that was enjoyable.

I'm enjoying this book and cannot wait to hear more of this series.

I did receive this audiobook for free for my honest review.

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  • Audiophile
  • 12-06-19

Sweet and fast paced

I really liked this story. Laurel is an easy going carefree woman who answers a social media quiz and ends up matched to be the mate of an alien species. This story moved along very quickly. The only thing I wished for was more depth in both the characters and story. Overall it was very enjoyable and I also enjoyed the narration.

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 09-06-19

great listen

I recieved this audio free for a honest review. I loved the scifi speculation of this story. The narrator kept my interest and did a great job. highly reccomend.

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  • Kimah74
  • 08-06-19

Really good

I really liked the storyline and characters!! It has potential for more. I look forward to reading more of the series.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 19-10-19

Enjoyable

A really enjoyable read for someone that wants something a little bit different. Good characters that I would love to see more from. Excellent narration from Ashley, her male voice is brilliant.
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