Monday, January 18, 2016

**Giveaway** Review - Audible Edition of The Wilds by Donna Augustine

Today I'm so excited to bring you my review of Donna Augustine's first book in her new Urban Fantasy series, The Wilds audible edition.

Author: Donna Augustine
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 12/28/2015
Listening Length: 7 hours and 47 minutes
Buy it: Amazon/Audible


I met a Plaguer today, one of the very few who survived the last outbreak of Bloody Death. She said horrible things about me and my companions. We all called her crazy afterward and claimed this was the reason they needed to be locked up. They spread lies that could hurt our fragile world, nearly brought to extinction 150 years ago.
But here's the catch: she was right about me. I have a niggling fear that she was right about my friends, as well. What if the Plaguers are right about the people in charge? What if they are right about everything?
This book is for all the Plaguers, the truth sayers branded and marked as liars, often hunted and sometimes forgotten. This book is for the girl who was right.

The author has just offered some
free audible codes if you're interested
please say so in the comment section
and I'll pick some at random

My Review of the Audible Edition
Audible edition
Narrated by Angel Clark

The audible edition of The Wilds is a wonderful way to enjoy a more multi-dimensional experience of Donna Augustine's fabulous novel. Angel Clark does a great job with the all the voices, tonality and character interpretation. There are a few narrative mistakes in this edition but it doesn’t lessen the overall enjoyment of the listen. And her voice as the star, Dahlia is exceptional and gives a more intense characterization of Dahlia's extreme vulnerability and innocence in life matters.

Donna Augustine’s dark, in the not too distant post apocalyptic future debut to her new series is a fantastic fast paced urban fantasy/thriller with a bit of a coming of age/loss of innocence storyline added for good measure. Her excellent world building sets the perfect stage for not only this installment but for future books as well. Her dialogue is the ideal match for the tenaciousness of her amazing ever evolving, well-developed stars and sensational co-stars, and her timely, quick shots of humor helps defuse the intenseness of the nail biting read. Donna thanks for this extreme rollercoaster ride, can’t wait for the next one!

One Hundred and Fifty years ago 95% of the population was annihilated by a devastating plague called The Bloody Death. After the initial outbreak, the disease would reemerge every decade or so and wipeout more of an already dwindling population leaving a world in ruins. After a while there were rumors that a tiny number of those inflicted survived only to suffer from psychotic delusions. But the survivors (Plaguers) knew the darkness they saw in those they called Dark Walkers was the truth.
At the age of four one such survivor, Dahlia Franks was left at an asylum for the criminally insane by her parents. Now at eighteen she just wants to survive until she finds a way to free herself and those inmates she considers friends from the Dark Walker fiends at the facility. Then one-day her savior comes in the guise of a government inspector and suddenly she’s free for the first time in fourteen years. She knows he’s hiding something, but freedom is worth any secrets he’s keeping, even though she can’t help wondering what he ultimately wants and can she afford to give it?

Click HERE for my Review and showcase of The Wilds

Book two in The Wilds series is out now in ebook and print

Buy it now at Amazon

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Meet Donna:
Donna Augustine’s lifelong ambition was to become the crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, when family allergies cut short her dream of living in a house full of furries, she turned her ambitions toward writing. Combining her love of fantasy, scifi, horror and romance, she tries to string together interesting twists on urban fantasy.
A native of New Jersey, when she isn’t writing or over dosing on caffeine, she can occasionally be spotted in disguise at the local dog park.

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If you prefer Safety over Liberty, you deserve neither

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  1. Glad this was such a great audio for you Debbie!

    1. It was Ali, its kind of up your alley, the heroine is only 18. Let me know if you'd like an audible code

  2. This sounds like a great audio. I've never heard of this author or narrator before. Great review Debbie. I'll have to check this one out sometime. I would love to be entered to win a copy.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    1. Hi Melanie. I'll get with you in a few days
      Thanks for the comment

  3. The only type of apocalyptic book I can read... something that's laced with UF and the like

    1. Then You'd like this Braine definitely Urban Fantasy.