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The Reapers

The Hunted Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
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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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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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By the guyas!

One of the most well written books I have ever read/listened too. Loved it! Could not stop listening!

The narration was done very well, though I did think a few parts were read a bit slow. Not a huge range in voices/characters, but enough to at least get an idea on who is talking if not stated before hand.

The story line felt like it was missing something, though I can't place quite what it was. Either way, I still loved the story! There were a couple twists I didn't see coming. I can't wait for the second book to come out on audio!

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Great book!

This is a great book I enjoyed listening to. This story has a lot of twists and turns. It will leave you guessing what is going to happen next.
The narrator does a pretty good job with voices of the different characters.
I would recommend this book.

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The Perfect YA PNR

I have read a lot of YA story lines with Reapers and this is one of the best ones I have read in a while. I enjoyed the unique style of writing and the characters themselves.

Sarah Clayton is a new to me narrator and I can't wait to hear more from her.

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Wow

Loved it can’t wait till book 2 is out and loved the narrated story was amazing

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YA Fantasy That Ends On Cliffhanger

The Reapers by Ali Winters is the first book in the Hunted Series. I listened to this book on audio narrated by Sarah Colton. Sarah did a great job narrating and I can't wait to hear future projects by her. This is the first book of Ali's that I have read and look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

The storyline really pulled me. I enjoyed the multiple points of view through out the book so I was able to get into all the characters head. The romance portion of the story was very subtle which is perfect for the YA Genre. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys YA, Paranormal, or Fantasy books.

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Reapers AudiobookObsession

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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The Reapers

What a unique story. The detail put into this world with this book is a fantastic read. The line between good and bad is so thin you really don’t know what side you are on between the reapers and the hunters. The two main characters have so many twists that they have to deal with and try to understand but as soon as they think they get it, another bomb is thrown there way. This story does have a bit of a cliffhanger in my opinion and can’t wait for the next in this series.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 15-03-19

Unique and Action Packed

This fantasy has underlying tones of romance, but is mostly a clean listen with a lot of action. There was a lot of world building since this is the first book in the series, but the whole concept of the Reapers and the Hunters is very unique and new to me. Great descriptions, loved the writing and these characters were easy to empathize with. There is a huge internal struggle between doing what one is told vs doing what is right. The story is satisfying, so not a huge cliffhanger but leaves a lot of paths open for the next book. Excellent start to a series.

I liked the narration a lot, I think she was s great fit for this book. I would have liked a little more differentiation between Kane and Casio's voices bc they seemed to sound very similar at times. Overall, I was very pleased with the narrator; the performance was clear and easy to understand and the characters were represented well. Great performance by this narrator.

I'm excited to see where the author takes this series and look forward to more of this narrator's performances.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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The Reapers was a wonderful start to this young adult series. Full of action from the start. The characters are interesting, and were well defined in the narration by Sarah L. Colton.
Ali Winters, I cant wait to hear more in The Hunted series.
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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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  • Jocelyne
  • 05-04-19

Captivating Story!

This was my first Ali Winters's book, and won't be the last. This is the first book in The Hunted Series, a YA Fantasy Paranormal Romance. I loved it! The World building with Reapers and Hunters is fantastic. The quest to the balance of life and death is captivating. The storyline is complex, intriguing, intense, and romantic. The main characters, Nivian, Kane, and Caspian are wonderful. Silas, Eva and the other characters are really interesting. I love to have multiple POV's. Sarah L. Colton did an amazing job with the narration. I love her soft voice, and her smooth pace. Now, I can't wait for the next book in the Series. #AudiobookObsession

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  • Jennifer Cornelius
  • 04-04-19

The Reapers-Hunted Series Book 1

I was new to Ali Winters but I will definitely be following the rest of this series as well as looking up her other works. I really enjoyed this story and she kept me on my seat, not know which way the story would go! I can't wait to listen to more of the series! Sarah Colton does an excellent job narrating this story and kept me engaged throughout!

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  • Books in the Skye
  • 22-03-19

different twist on paranormal that I was looking f

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This was definitely an interesting story. It’s actually funny because I’ve been thinking I’ve want a grim reaper story and then I finally got one! I like the twists that this story provided - there were definitely somethings that I didn’t see coming. Winters provided a solid story and foundation for this world which kept me interested in the events. The pacing was a little slow, especially in the beginning. I felt like I was reading the same recurring scene over and over with subtle variations. Then the plot finally picks up, and then it’s over. I feel like this story would have been more successful with the ending being a little less rushed and some of the beginning being removed. It had a good feel overall and I think the next book in the series will remedy some of the pacing issues, I hope.

I found the characters interesting. There were multiple POVs, and while most of them were necessary, I didn’t think they all needed to be. The book mostly follows Nivean, Kain, and Caspain - which were the main characters. Some of the shifts in perspectives seemed a little abrupt and I wish it would have flowed a little better. Maybe this could have been achieved with less POVs but regardless it didn’t help with some of the pacing issues stated above. I did enjoy the characters though. Nivean was fantastic and I loved her curiosity. It really added to her personality and I think one of the reasons she made so many of her choices in this book. Kain was naive to the world and his willingness to learn and accept Nivean for who she is was endearing. Caspain felt like a broken soul to me. Throughout the book more is revealed about all of the characters but Caspain’s backstory really connected to me and I just want him to be happy. I’m definitely intrigued on how their story is going to continue.

Final Thoughts

Overall, The Reapers by Ali Winters was an enjoyable read. This was definitely the different twist on paranormal that I was looking for and she really created a unique world. While the pacing had some issues, the story really gripped me and I was invested the entire time. Nivean, Kane, and Caspain were fantastic main characters to follow. Even though there are other points of views, these are the characters that really stuck out to me. The transfer from different points of views weren’t the best transitions but it did add some depth to the story. I highly recommend this book for those who are looking for a different paranormal read with a hint of romance.

Audio Review
NOTE: The narration does not affect my rating of the book
The audio was okay for this book. I felt like it could have been so much better. Sarah Colton didn’t do a bad job with telling this story but it felt a little flat. There was no real passion behind the words being spoken. If a character were to “exclaim” there was no telltale without the context. She wasn’t monotone throughout the book but there wasn’t the emphasis that I typically enjoy with my audiobooks. You could do the audio but I would probably recommend physically reading this story.


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  • Jennifer K.
  • 16-03-19

Reapers

Enjoyed getting this look into Nivian’s world. She makes a new friend, finds out about old enemies, and has to trust old friend. In a tell as old as time the greed for power is at the root of the feud that the reapers can’t remember and the hunters haven’t forgot.

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  • Lynn 2 Girls and a Book
  • 15-03-19

Love this series from Ali Winters

I first discovered author Ali Winters and her amazing book, The Reapers, through posts from UTOPYA 2016. Everyone was buying this book so naturally, I had to check it out. I am very pleased to report that it did not disappoint.

Just this weekend I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Sarah L. Colton. I loved reliving this story and meeting the characters all over again. Sarah brought the story to life. I love the voice she lends to Caspian. Very smooth and sexy!

Action packed with an underlying love story, The Reapers is a fast paced, fantastic story. You cannot trust anyone or take them at face value. Everyone has their own agenda. The fine line between the good and bad is very much gray and muddled.

I cannot wait to see where this series goes and if a certain reaper finds love.

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  • M. Fritz
  • 27-02-19

Such an Entertaining Tale

I love Nivian!! Hearing her world come alive is an amazing experience! I loved this narrator. The Hunted is one of the must read series you'll ever come across.

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  • Tayla
  • 20-04-19

I am absolutely in love with this story!!! 😍

the reader does fantastic with this book I love the voices she does them so well and makes me feel like I'm in the book myself just so excellent!

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  • Shayay19
  • 20-04-19

Fun and Unique!

First off, I love stories that have to do with Reapers, so right off the bat, I was totally all on board for that! I found The Reapers to be unique and fun, and I enjoyed the whole premise for this book. The narrator did a great job too, so I'd recommend listening if you have the chance. Nivian is a Reaper, who despite living for a really long time, she is quite sheltered. She is one of many Reapers, who try to maintain the balance on Earth, and she is happy to do it. Nivian goes on a routine reap, but comes across a human that can see her, which is not a normal thing, so she goes to one of the Boss Reapers, Caspian, who she has a bit of a little flirtation with, and that is when she finds out that there are others out there, and they are called Hunters. Nivian is curious about this revelation and wonders if this human could be a Hunter, so she decides to follow the human. Kain is intrigued by some white haired woman he sees, but she keeps disappearing before he can talk to her, but something keeps putting these 2 into each other's paths. Both Nivian and Kain begin to discover the World they thought they knew isn't quite how they thought, and a lot of new information is discovered that could change both of their lives. Nivi is great! She is sort of clueless, but I found it adorable! Despite being around for a long time, she does act rather young, and she is still new to some of the ways of the human world. I liked both Kain and Caspian, and enjoyed Nivi's friendship with both of them. Kain is the type of guy that always looks for the best in people; even if they don't deserve it, and he is light-hearted and wants to help others. Caspian is a bit stoic, but he is a sweetheart with a soft spot for Nivian. I really enjoyed the bits of action and the world building. The story is surprising and I was entertained the whole time. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in this series because there is definitely a lot more story to be told!