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Anarchy Missing

By: JA Huss
Narrated by: Ava Erickson,Tad Branson
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Everyone wants justice.

That's what Assistant DA Lulu Lightly tells me. "Cathedral City needs you to set things right," she says. "To rid this place of corruption, once and for all."

I'd like to rid Lulu Lightly of her clothes. And maybe her moral superiority. But mostly her clothes.

"I want you to fight the good fight with me," she says.

Hell, yeah. I'm always up for a fight.

"We should stand up and be the voice of the people," she says.

Sure, I hear voices. Sometimes I even listen to them.

"Figure out what's good for the City and put it first," she says.

Oh, honey...what's good for the City is bad for the people. Trust me, I know. I'm Case Reider - insane Alpha, nefarious inventor, and I understand this town better than anyone.

Cathedral City needs me all right. Just not the way you think. I'm not the justice you're looking for, Lulu Lightly. I'm still the same villain you left behind.

Only now...there's something very, very wrong with me.

©2017 JA Huss (P)2017 Oh My Audiobooks

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A MARVEL TYPE SUPER-HERO STORY... JA HUSS STYLE

Ironman's got Pepper Potts.. Superman's got Lois Lane.. Lincoln Wade (from book 1) has Molly Masters and now, in this second book from Cathedral City, Case Reider has Lulu Lightly. JA Huss totally manages to capture the 'comic book' action hero vibe really well with this unique new story that was well narrated as Case secretly battles what's been happening inside him and changing him. It was after he got injured in the Alpha's rooftop fight with the Blue Corp and the Blue Boar that ended the previous book. Lulu and Case have history together and, from the moment they meet again, that history will be repeated as they become lovers again.. but both are holding back secrets.. and very different agendas.

Lulu Lightly is Assistant D.A. and Case, along with Lincoln and Thomas, are number one suspects for the $millions that have been hacked and stolen from Cathedral City's Banks - but shush.. because the three Super-Alphas are innocent and they're desperately looking for answers too. However, before anyone can gather the evidence and point a finger, everything goes to Hell.. because whatever's been subtly and secretively changing Cole has finally finished.. his transformation is complete.. and it's epic.. with epic drama-filled consequences.

I enjoyed this entertaining listen and JA Huss' unpredictable dual POV plot, masterful world-building and creative imagery is awesome - she's succeeded at capturing the Gotham City feel with one of its super/anti-heroes being used and ultimately falling victim to the faceless super-villain. It was fast paced - with sex, building tension, danger, suspense, romance, nanobots, super-computer hologram Assistants and deadly drama. There's the underlying continuation of the Alpha's revenge plans for Prodigy - the corrupt powerful organisation who stole, bought and bred children like them to be brainwashed, changed and used. In the next book Thomas will meet his heroine Sadie Scott - and let's hope they get revenge and dish out justice.. Super-Alpha style.

Worth a credit? If you like a fantastical super-hero type listen then you'll surely love this - sadly, I can't say I loved every minute of it - and that's not a criticism of the book in any way shape or form because it WAS good. Maybe it's just because my own personal tastes have changed a bit.. nevertheless, I still think YES, it's definitely creditworthy.

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Not as good as the first.

The scene JA Huss sets in this series with Cathedral City is almost like a Gotham City knockoff. I caught a sense of that in the first book, but not enough to really take my focus away from the story. In this book, however, it seemed almost to the point of campiness. That with the storyline... it seemed like this should have been the next Batman installment after George Clooney's face-off with Arnold Schwartznegger (sp?) and Uma Thurman. As well, the resolution at the end wasn't satisfactory at all. I realize there is a third book in which I'm sure all will be revealed, but the answers in this book were lame.

NARRATION: I'm sorry, but when you have Sebastian York narrating the first installment in the series, anyone else is going to be a let down in the succeeding books. Mr. Branson's whiny voice is recognizable in all his work, and sadly, it perfectly fits this character who was a whiny little "b." These men are constantly referred to as "alphas," but at no point in this story did I get a sense of strength from this guy. He was weak and feeling sorry for himself most of the book. Got old fast.

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OH THE ALPHAS!! SEXY SUPERHEROES!! GREAT SERIES!!

Lulu and Case...oh a love/hate romance...in this one..the city is being attacked and is in dire need of rescue...Something happened to Case and now he has a strange force driving him...that only pain relieves...all the Alphas must work together to save him..and ulu is torn to which side is right..or wrong!!

I LOVED IT!! SEXY AND JUST AWESOME...I NEED BOOK 3 ASAP!!!!

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Alliteration- part duex

There are several quirks in this series. (1) Each book is first a romance and second a comic book story.
(2) In tribute to the comic book vibe, all the gals have Lois Lane style alliterated names: Molly Masters, Sadie Scott and this book’s Lulu Lightly. The bad-guys follow suit with both alliteration and color coding: Blue Barron and Red Robber. (3) the 3-4 naughty scenes feature some raunch and butt-play.
(4) Mental health issues feature prominently in the plots: book 1’s OCD for listing things, book 3’s
multiple personalities, and this book’s focus on cutting as a self-harm coping mechanism.

All these quirks combine for a great superhero romance concept. Too bad the execution in this book waters the concepts down to an okay listen.

My first gripe is the nonsense with Lulu being a District Attorney. The legal premises make no sense;
a prosecutor would never go undercover, a government employee would never be fired as a ploy, and how is it that the previous book’s Molly Masters (who is a cop) never does any cop stuff?
Even in a “just go with it” comic book plot, this felt like lazy, nonsensical writing. Lulu would have been better written as another cop…and that also might have given the author a chance to have Molly and Lulu work together as a pair of smart women who could pass the Bechdel test.

My second gripe is the absence of an identifiable bad guy for the majority of each book. Without a foil, the stories all stay in the shallow end of the pool. This book’s bad guy has less backstory than book 1.

My final gripe is my biggest: Tad Branson’s narration grated like nails on a chalkboard. His narration is nasal in general, but when he voices the gals it sounds like he’s pinching his nose- it makes for super cringey nooky. A different narrator would probably have raised my listen to “pretty good.” This was still okay enough for a sale purchase.

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Awesome Series

this is a great series. best I've heard so far. can't wait for the next book.

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Well, this series might be too Sci Fi for me. :(

Hmmm, I'm not sure if I'm going to continue this series; it may be too far fetched for my taste. I mean, a whole city is taken over, the population has been drugged and there is mass destruction and loss of life and , somehow, the Federal Government hasn't noticed any of this.

I really wish there was the EOBS so I knew what Julie was thinking, when she wrote this. I know it may seem hypocritical for me to think this series is too out there but I can totally get in to Paranormal stories, but I cAn.

In addition, the male narrator wasn't near As good As Sebastian York. I m so dissapointed that there is a JA Huss series that I don't like.
-V from Kansas

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crazy!!

this story has so many twist and turns and gets weird. Weird in a very fascinating way. time for book 3.

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The drama! The romance!

Another series by J that I’m not disappointed with.
I liked the performances I think the only issues I had with it was when the guy did the girl’s voice didn’t really sound pleasing lol and he made Thomas sound kinda weird too but that’s just me nip picking.

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Least favorite in the trilogy…

The male voice was weird, and the story was just slow. I basically only listened to this because I wanted to keep the story going. I was really involved in the non romance storyline.

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An interesting concept

I really liked the first book and had high hopes for this one, but the story seems a bit rushed. Especially the end. It takes place only over a matter of days but I was expecting it to be drawn out a little more and the end just sort of is explained through exposition.

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  • Garden girl
  • 11-28-22

Brilliant!

Off beat and totally out there, this has been another thrilling ride from JA Huss. This second book brought us more delicious, crazy Anarchy and I can't get enough. Ava Erickson and Tad Branson excel, narrating with nuance and complete mastery of the text and characters 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Lucia Tsangaris
  • 09-19-21

Different

Interesting subject matter A conglomerate of marvel superheroes and maze runner. A dystopian society.

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  • Christine
  • 01-13-18

Great

Just loved it great voices bring the story alive k loved the book when I read it and its even better on audibld

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  • bookaholic
  • 10-02-17

J A Huss does it again!!!

J. A. Huss and Podium Publishing do it again!
Mix 2 red hot narraters with one super sexy anti-hero story and you get hours of rocking entertainment!!
Can't wait for Alpha Thomas' story x

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 01-31-22

Case and Lulu

There are 3 Alphas left from the Prodigy School.
They are seeking revenge.
Thomas now rules Cathedral City. He is a satellite phone mogul and has 4 towers on the edge of the city at the four compass points.
Case owns an innovative gadget shop, called the toy shop.
Lincoln is an engineer. I say this lightly as he is really so much more.
Lulu is the Assistant DA. She knew Case as he was her Debutant partner.