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The Reapers

The Hunted Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
Series: The Hunted series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

The balance of life and death must be protected at all costs.

Nivian had never failed to reap a marked soul. That is, until she meets Kain Evers, a Hunter and the only being on earth with the power to destroy her. 

When Reapers start to go missing, the Balance is thrown into turmoil, forcing Nivian and Kain to trust each other as they search for answers. Which is no easy task as they fight the feelings growing between them. 

As mortal enemies, they were never meant to work together, now they're forced to protect each other if they want any hope of righting the Balance before all is lost. 

Unfortunately, to succeed, one of them must die. 

Intense, gripping, and romantic, fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Bella Forrest will love The Reapers. See why listeners are calling it “a gripping tale!”

©2015 Ali Winters (P)2019 Ali Winters

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The Reapers by Ali Winters

I always tell myself that I'm not into Fantasy genre but whenever I hear something this good I instantly forget that thoughts. This book is so wonderful and if you are not into Fantasy like me *snorts* you would still definitely like this.. it's action packed for me and definitely a five star read.

The narration by Sarah Colton in my opinion gave this book a more pleasant appeal by her wonderful voice.

Totally enjoyable and entertaining.. a must read or listen!


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Great YA Urban Fantasy Romance


The Reapers, the first book in The Hunted Series, is an exciting YA Urban Fantasy. The storyline is well organized, light versus dark with mystery, twists, turns, and subtle romance. I liked the grim reaper concept, death with some gruesome implication, and the collection of souls. There is more than one reaper responsible for the delivery of the souls, they are charged with maintaining the balance.

The cast is excellent with distinct characteristics. The main character, Nivian, is a reaper, quite good at and very committed to her job. However, she is carious when it comes to humans, preferring to be among them. The story is interesting, the mystery keeps you engaged. Since the book is a series, it ends on a cliffhanger. Sarah L. Colton's narration is excellent. She gives life to the characters and the entire story.

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  • DD
  • 20-03-19

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Wow! What a story! Oh my goodness! The narration of this story was superb, excellent, amazing and outstanding. And the story, there are no words to tell my fellow readers how AWESOME it is. I couldn't stop listening. I was up until the wee hours of the morning longing to find out what would happen next. The twists and turns had me glued to my seat, not wanting to move because I was in fear that I would miss something important. "The Reapers" has become one of my all time favorite audiobooks.


Ps: After listening to this, I bought all of the books in the series.

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Enjoyable YA Fantasy

This story was unique and interesting. There was a romance aspect to the story but it was very clean and innocent making this a YA friendly book. The narrator was easy to listen too but her characters were a little flat. There wasn't a lot of distinction between them. Overall I did enjoy it and would consider listening to more in the future.

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Amazing book to listen to

Love this book. Couldn't stop listening to it. Had to redo my review on it don't think it went though the first time but this audio is amazing and I highly recommend it big time.

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I love reapers

I am loving the amount of reaper books available right now! The Reapers was a great. I liked Nivian, she was quirky, clumsy and very curious about humans, but had a huge heart. Kain was a fantastic character too, learning he is a hunter when all he has known is to be an ordinary human boy.
I enjoyed the storyline and the uniqueness of it, yes it may be another reaper book but it is different from others I have read. I was drawn in and could not leave until I had finished.

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Intriguing Story!

I loved Nivian's character and this book had me completely hooked wanting to see how everything would unfold for her. I can't wait to start book 2. Sarah L. Colton was a perfect narrator for this book.
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Loved it.

I absolutely loved it!
The building relationship between Kain and Nivi was so cute!

On to book 2!

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The Reapers

This is a great enemies to lovers type book. The narrator did a great job. I am about to jump into to book two next.

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interesting

really liked it. it's entertaining and you want to find out what's happening next. I will listen to the others also.
I got a code from Facebook's group audiobx

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 18-03-19

Great PNR!

I love PNR and truly enjoyed this original storyline and its fresh new twists. This was my first reaper storyline and I found it quite entertaining. I can't wait to read more!

The narration was fantastic. Sarah Colton gave a great performance, adding feeling and depth to each character. I was very pleased and would love to listen to more by her.

Overall, I thought this was a great NA read and would gladly recommend it to other PNR fans.

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 13-03-19

YA Paranormal Fantasy!

The Reapers (The Hunted Series, Book 1) is a ya paranormal/fantasy novel that is told in third person multi-pov with each chapter lists character who's thoughts are being voiced. The odyssey of the life of a grim reaper is told in a pie-in-the-sky kind of way. With a creative backdrop that is intriguing. As the story evolves it gets better & keeps you ontoes. Character's are well seasoned with detailed backgrounds & elements that tie them all together. I loved Nivian & Kain Evers character's & interactions. Darkness vs light, who's side to join, all unanswered questions in this unparagoned fantasy. A spoonful dose of romance infused with mystery, unveiling of secrets & a unimaginable twist. A fun & entertaining listen.

Narator Sarah L Colton enhanced the experience with a smooth pace and tone. Her performance brought pleasure to listening to this audiobook.

Looking forward to listening to the next audiobook in this series.

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  • Hwrightt
  • 14-04-20

I LOVE IT

The Reapers is definitely different than anything I've listen to. I really enjoyed the mystery and discovery, learning who to trust, and what secrets there were to uncover. It was an exciting ride to be sure! I would absolutely pick up another of Ali Winter's works. She did a great job of revealing just enough at the right times, and keeping me hooked.

I also felt like the end was fairly rushed, especially with so much buildup to what was to come. There was a lot more potential there than what was used. Ali has a great story here, a really great foundation and idea, but I would like to see a lot more depth. Especially when it comes to understanding the powers, how they work, why the balance is so important, etc.

This could have easily been a five star book for me had those things I mentioned been taken into account. I know you can't please every reader. I get that. But, for me, these were the big issues. Another minor issue is that it really could use another look for editing issues, but that's not a huge deal as I didn't find it overly distracting or that it detracted anything from the read.

I'm going back and forth on whether I should give three or four stars here. On the one hand, I loved the concept and the characters and would love to read more in this series. On the other hand, it did fall short in all of the areas mentioned.

Plot. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars
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Narrator.::Ali Winters
Betrayal of the story. 🥇 GOLD GOLD GOLD

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-20

One of the Most Creative Plots I’ve Read!

Wow! I never thought of the idea of humanizing reapers! This plot was amazingly creative, the characters were wonderful! Each had a unique background story! The narrators were fantastic and each were realistic. They all had a good flow! I loved book one! Now on to book two!

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  • nicki
  • 25-10-19

GREAT WORLD...

The Reapers is taking a classic tale of the Grim Reaper, and turning it into a story of magic, mystery and above all else, love and romance. As reader, I fell in love with the story itself. Ali put her heart and soul into making this story come to life and she exceeded many expectations. I firmly believe she had proved herself to be one of the Greats. This was a geart listen and i can't wait for more of this series. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • Tera
  • 20-06-19

Great book

This was an interesting story with great characters and world building. The book is written on a unique concept and I will say that there are very few books written about grim reapers. With all the twist and turns in this book keeping you on your toes I must say the narrator did a good job with her performance.

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  • lisamcintire
  • 18-06-19

An Intriguing listen

Ali Winters has a wonderful twist on life and death in our world. The Hunters and the Reapers. Eternal enemies out to kill each other. Sometimes… Although a YA fantasy, Ali brings Nivian, Kain, and Caspain to life and sends them through on a serious, yet funny journey to save the world, and each other. If not done right, multiple POV’s can ruin a great storyline. Ali does a great job of multiple POV’s and lets you experience the story and get to know the characters from many different perceptions. This book has it all. Humor, anger, love, and tragedy.
I thought the story started off a bit slow, but, it picked up and moved at a steady pace. Nivian and Kain’s ignorance of the worlds they are both in and thrust into makes for very humorous moments. The character development is good, but, I would have liked to see more history which I am sure will come around in the next books. Sarah L. Colton did a good job with the narration and her voice really brought out the humor Ali crafted so well.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary honest review.

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  • Catharine Blankenship
  • 18-06-19

The Reapers

I love this series Grimm Reapers are awesome!


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  • ilianag
  • 08-06-19

A great book

I love paranormal books and i really enjoyed this one!
Its new,its fresh and full of twists and turns,
The narrator did a great job with the characters and i really liked her voice !
She really made me feel like i was in the story and i couldn't wait to listen to more.
A great start i can't wait for more!



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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 02-06-19

Fantastic story, exciting and fun

Great book, wonderful world building. There were some really really funny parts, especially as Nivian starts to get more acclimated to the human world. As a reaper, she is “eternal” but not well experienced in the human world. So her foray into understanding humans was really funny (Laundromat scene had me laughing out loud). I love Kain. He obviously didn’t understand (or care) that they were supposed to be mortal enemies and the first time they hung out was hilarious but also very heart warming. As their relationship evolves, it's even more clear that a strong relationship is forming that will be an important basis for the rest of the series. Although they are supposed to be enemies, they are drawn to each other and each possesses a strong sense of fairness. I really enjoyed the intricacies of their relationship with each other and with others of the supporting cast.

The world is fascinating with a great supportive cast. It’s going to be interesting to see how everything plays out with Silas and Caspian. I can’t wait to see how this story evolves. I received the audio from the author for an unbiased review but I liked it so much, I bought the book too.

The narrator was pretty good. I thought that there wasn't as much variance in voices between the different characters but she did a good job delineating the different characters if there was back and forth banter (including a couple of characters with English(?) accents.) But I thought she had a wonderful smooth voice and it sounded good even at 1.5x the speed.

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