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The Gender Secret Audiobook

The Gender Secret: The Gender Game, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The pulse-pounding second book in the Gender Game series.

Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft that she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question.

Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did?

What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat?

What happened to Viggo, and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive?

When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed - to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people who matter.

©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest

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    Lea 26/05/2017
    Lea 26/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great"

    loving these books. couldn't stop listening and the narrators really brought the characters to life

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hannah 18/11/2017
    Hannah 18/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "gd"

    really good esp after book one keeps you wanting more. looking forward to book 3

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    Amie Jordan 05/10/2017
    Amie Jordan 05/10/2017
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    "so so "

    To be honest, I downloaded the first book in this series as something to try to get into whilst i wait for the next book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas of which i enjoyed to come out, and the synopsis of first book of this series kinda felt like a similar theme.. strong female character battling a bigger political issue, lives at stake, promises of romance blossoming, all that, but i was a little disappointed that it just didn't seem written very strongly. But it does sometimes take me a book or two to get into a series so i persevered on with this book.

    I don't know, the story is just missing a little bit of something for me, it seems a bit like it was a draft or two short before being published and should have been revised and refined a little more before the final cut. I feel like massive story potential has been a little wasted by too little effort on the technical writing side as nothing is descriptive enough for me to create any interesting visuals in my head as i listen. Also not a mega fan of the 1st person thing. It makes me not engage with the other characters around as much because everything about them has to be said as the opinion of the character talking.

    Also, I got to this book and they have swapped the narrator of the first book to the same narrator as the Throne of Glass series! Part of me enjoyed that series so much because of such a skilled narrator in engaging the audience and the voices but now all the characters are merging in my head listening to the same voices and tones, especially as some of the characters even have the same names - i do think that each major book series should have one defining narrator and stick to it rather than swapping them about, and not let the same narrator narrate very similar storylines in which readers that like that theme will possibly listen to both. It just becomes confusing and makes the experience less enjoyable having to get used to a different narrator every book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 26/09/2017
    Karen 26/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "nail biting"

    loved it could not stop listening can't wait to start the next book. Great cartters and a story line that draws you in.

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    chirojane 08/09/2017
    chirojane 08/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "now I'm hooked"

    The first book only got me later in the book. I am now hooked. Can't wait to down load the next one

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    Adrian 03/08/2017
    Adrian 03/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!! Great book!!"

    This is not anything like how I was expecting it, there were so many plot twists and new adventures waiting around every corner!!! I loved this book so much!!!

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    Clarence 04/07/2017
    Clarence 04/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "I'm hooked - loving this series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would!!!! I'm loving this series and the associated narrators. Very easy to listen to and get in to. Love the characters especially Violet & Viggo,and the will they won't they vibe.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gender Secret?

    When she finds the lost boys and realised how they are being kept. And meeting the twins!


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Always Violet as she's sassy and unpredictable, but a good egg really and ready to take on a fight


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was lovely that she's finally found all the lost boy's but I feel that will open more story threads


    Any additional comments?

    Keep um coming!!!!!

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  • K12mom
    26/05/17
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    "Book 2"

    Sticking with this series is worth it. While I found the first book in the series a tad slow and lacking in description of the universe, the pacing in the second book is excellent and the storyline grows more detailed. I was craving information about the technology of the world, about the motivation of some of the secondary characters, and about the direction of Vigo and Violet's relationship. I enjoyed this second installment more than the first.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Panhli Thao
    31/07/17
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    "Not really meant for the intelligent reader..."

    Although containing okay action scenes, you can probably zone out for 80% of this book. This sequel was a huge let down. I felt it was completely different from the first book. Reasons being:

    1.) The writing was absolutely atrocious. Just listening to it had me cringing so bad I might as well have started cramping.

    "I jumped, landing on the landing." Or "My eyes looked at him hungrily." Good God.

    2.) I didn't even recognize Viggo. I fell in love with his quiet and resevered character in the first book, but in the second, his thought process started to annoy me halfway through. At some points, I admired his determination, and then at others, he sounded completely naive.

    To be honest, he sounded a lot like a male character that a female writer envisioned a perfect man should be. Ughhhh I wanted to love his and Violet's relationship, but my eyes hurt from rolling so much.

    3.) Violet seemed so much more emotional in this sequel.

    4.) Every decision that either Violet or Viggo made was second-guessed and waaaay over-analyzed. It got to the point where I wondered when they would be scared to drink water because it had a hundred ways of killing them.

    The ending to the FIRST book redeemed itself for me and had me desperately needing to start this sequel. I was left disappointed. *Sigh*

    The plot was more predictable than I had expected, and the horrendous writing sadly washed out the romance for me. I'm curious on how the character relationships turn out (maybe if I read spoilers instead), but it's just not enough to encourage me to spend any more money on this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jess B
    15/07/17
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    "Wordy. Not a full story."

    I was shocked when this book ended. Not because the ending was shocking, but because the book shouldn't have been over. It was not an appropriate story arch. It just cuts off and you have to go buy the third. But will the next be a full story? Or am I trapped buying book after book just to get one full story? I understand having a series, but I feel each one should be a complete story in and of itself. As I mentioned, this book has no story arch.

    The other thing that annoyed me was the wordiness. Listening to all the adverbs grew tiring, and the dialogue was ridiculous. No one would take that much effort to say what these characters do.

    Also, the word repetition. Palpable and flitted are used so often that my eyes flitted so hard upward into the back of my skull that it was palpable.

    The concept isn't bad. I may invest in the next one. But these things are beginning to get on my nerves. I feel like the book needs a better editor.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • nichole
    08/08/17
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    "overall awesome"

    great story. app worked awesomly, i liked that you could download it for non-service areas

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    06/06/17
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    "Very Muddled Storyline"
    Would you try another book from Bella Forrest and/or the narrators?

    Possibly - I want to see where the story goes but don't know if I care enough to sit through hours of nonsense again


    What could Bella Forrest have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The main character, Violet, becomes extremely unlikeable. She makes some very stupid decisions and sounds like a thirteen-year-old at times.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes...except when the narrator was "screaming" in Violet's voice. AWFUL.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • StrbryRED
    20/04/17
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    "Amazing!!"

    This book moved so fast, I couldn't believe it was over! I'm starting Book 3 immediately!! I won't give anything away with the story, I'll just say that the actors who voice this series are perfect and gut-wrenchingly wonderful at bringing the story to life. So good, if you're looking for a new series set in a dystopian future, this is the one!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    United States
    19/04/17
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    "Wow!!"

    Have to say the second book was actually better than the first. The action was great, I enjoyed the character development and learning more about what was hinted at in the first book.
    So far this series has surpassed expectations, I'm off to listen to the third installment, fingers crossed that's it's just as good!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    14/12/17
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    "Loving this series!"

    I hope these books keep being as wonderful as the first two! I can’t wait to dive in to the next!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lc4710
    13/12/17
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    "Enticing "

    The book keeps you engaged. Although it seems like Violet cannot catch a break. I appreciated the voice changes in between chapter when it changed character perspectives. Overall great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    29/11/17
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    "good book"

    cant wait to read the next one but it just ends but i loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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