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When the mortal coil wears thin and the great unknown draws nigh you might spy the narrow gap between the mystical and the mundane. You might even notice something's looking back.

Transcendence takes a hard look at humanity in nine tales of difficult choices, great rewards, and journeys beyond expectation.

©2015 Danielle Ackley-McPhail (P)2017 Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-19

Some very dark themes

A wide collection of SciFi, macabre, paranormal short stories from author Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Most are dark to gritty including one taking place in a women's prison and another which might very well have been a continuation of that story. Others lighter but haunting still. A 'fateful' visit to the home of three sisters. A final gift from a dying grandmother. Some uplifting, such as Beloved, a very comforting bit of verse, perfect for reading at a funeral or memorial service. The title piece 'Transcendence' was also very good. Other brief poems are included here and there.
Jennifer Fournier narrates in a very accessible tone overall, no pretense, comfortable. But also adaptive, knowing when to kick in the elements as needed to raise intensity or squeeze an entire image from a single word. Very well done!

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  • Joella Berkner
  • 13-05-17

Fascinating group of stories and poetry

I received this book in exchange for a review.

I'm glad that I discovered this collection of stories it's an interesting mix of fantasy and the supernatural with hints of horror. The brief pieces of poetry offering a quick change of pace. The narrator chosen for the piece is easy to listen to with a pleasant voice and a good ability to convey emotions. I recommend this.

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  • Pamella
  • 14-10-20

If you like porn

I can't tell you if the story was actually any good. When I heard porn in the first paragraph, I stopped listening.

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  • Sidney G Fooshee
  • 20-02-20

Interesting Variety of Short Stories

Received a free code, no strings attached.

Interesting mix of short stories. Enjoyed the stories and narrator. Will check out other offerings by both the author and narrator.

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  • Todd (Toad) Vogel
  • 13-06-17

Collection of short stories

I enjoyed some of the stories more than others. All were good but the two I loved most were the story about the gates, and the story of the emberlings. The stories are a collection of supernatural, fantasy, and a bit of mythology. I enjoyed the narration by Jennifer Fournier.

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  • Catrina P
  • 22-05-17

An anthology of short stories and poems.

I have mixed feelings about this anthology. A few of the short stories were a little to dark for my liking, but others I truly liked. My favorites being The Misses Moirai and Emberling. That being said, they were all well written and were thought provoking.

I thought Jennifer Fournier did a fantastic job wth the narration. I would not hesitate to listen to any other books that she is narrating.