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Famine

By: Laura Thalassa
Narrated by: Susannah Jones,Jay Ben Markson
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They came to earth - Pestilence, War, Famine, Death - four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all. 

Ana da Silva always assumed she’d die young - she just never expected it to be at the hands of Famine, the haunting immortal who once spared her life so many years ago. But if the horseman remembers her at all, he must not care, for when she comes face to face with him for the second time in her life, she’s stabbed and left for dead. 

Only, she doesn’t quite die. 

If there’s one thing Famine is good at, it’s cruelty. And how these blighted bastards deserve it. Try as he might, he can’t forget what they once did to him. But when Ana, a ghost from his past, corners him and promises pain for what he so recently did to her, she and her empty threats captivate him, and he decides to keep her around. 

In spite of themselves, Ana and Famine are drawn to each other. But at the end of the day, the two are enemies. Nothing changes that. Not one kind act, not two. And definitely not a few steamy nights. But enemies or reluctant lovers, if they don’t stop themselves soon, heaven will.

©2020 Laura Thalassa (P)2020 Laura Thalassa

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Oh Laura

Gggiiirrrrllll!!!!! I absolutely loved this book! Ana was a beast of a heroine!! I must say that this one is now my favorite of the 3 so far. You better get to writing Death because I have a feeling you’re really going to go all out!
Ok so about the book. Famine read somewhat similarly to the first 2 books BUT there is just more! Ana is snarky, a fighter, and has a huge heart. Famine is an alphahole but Ana cracks that exterior. You can feel his feelings for her. Laura did great on the world building. I honestly feel like I took a trip without the jet lag.
Susannah doesn’t disappoint either. She is in my top 10 favorite narrators. Jay was new to me and his voice isn’t bad but I was not expecting Famine to sound like that.
Overall, this book is worth it! Get it and you won’t be disappointed!

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Famine's Wrath

I don't know if War or Famine are my favorites. They're all disturbingly perfect (Pestilence, War, Famine). But my gawd! Death is coming and I can't wait to see the brothers come together and what woman will bring Thanatos to his knees.

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  • 01-01-21

Yes!

Another knock-it-out-of-the-park, new favorite by both the author and narrator. Thank you for a bright spot amidst this dastardly year! The book started with a bang, kept the action up throughout, and ended with a bang. Absolutely can’t wait for the next book!

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i love it!!!

First:I really don’t know how to begin... this book shook my structures ... won me over in a way that hasn't happened in a while.
If I were to make a list of the best books I have ever read, this would certainly be among the chosen ones .... This is the kind of story that makes a booklover close the eyes and visualize each narrated moment. Do you know when you are reading a book and your mind is creating the images as if you were watching a movie? This is exactly what I felt with this book..
The author created for this book, two characters who have gone through various difficulties, and have shaped their personalities in order to protect themselves from the world. Famine becomes cruel, while Ana uses sarcasm. This combination becomes exciting as the story unfolds. Neither of them tries to change the other's way of being, but at the same time they try to provoke each other, creating sparks.
I was a little uncomfortable with the constant sexual references made by the character Ana. I thought it was a bit exaggerated. But I was delighted with the description made by the author with regard to the path that the characters take until they reach Taubaté. I know some of the cities mentioned, and it was impossible to imagine cities as desolate thieves. In fact, it is hard to imagine that all the advances in modernity are unknown to Ana. She only heard of her cell phone, car, plane, washing machine and dishwasher .... It’s hard imagine! And what about the narration? This spectacular! The tone of voice to demonstrate the emotions of each character, the way Famine uses the command to call Ana, and the innocent way in which she makes sexual references .... The narrator captured the essence of the characters and brought her afloat. And Famine's moments of contemplation, in which he is not responding .... it is impossible to describe the perfection of the scenes ....
I highly recommend this book, even if you haven't read the previous ones.
I can't wait to know the role Death will play in the whole outcome .... The ending is electrifying, and desperate.

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THIS AUDIO WAS FANTASTIC!!!! I cannot get enough of this entire series!!!! I am so happy that I have bought every audio, every ebook and every paperback for this series because I am HOOKED. Excellent job Jay Ben Markson and Susannah Jones!

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Excellent, but.....

As with the prior Horsemen stories, this was excellent. My only issue is @12 hours in, a male narrator suddenly appears intermittently and his voice is just wrong for a Horseman. It’s not a good match. Loved the story and the female narrator. Can’t wait for Death’s story

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Awesome!

I LOVE Famine!!! They’re all great. But this guy’s attitude is amazing. The narration is really good. I like that there is a male doing Famine’s parts. I love how mouthy Ana is. I loved how she saved him. I’m not particularly fond of her ‘job’ but it’s still a great story.

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Great story

This was a nice change between the other 2 horseman books. It was nice that she understood why Famine was killing people and never tried to get him to relinquish his purpose. They both had seen how horrible people can be to others. I also enjoyed their development. I was so sad when he had her stabbed and thrown into that pit. Like he had studied her face when he saved her and still didn't recognize her for who she was. I also wonder why death brought her back if he didn't want to tempt and change Famine. I also thought it was great when she stabbed Death in chest. I loved the way they would tease each other. It was so funny. Or when Death calls her looks mediocre and she is so insulted and even more so when Famine echoes them. I hope War and Pestilence get their immortality back. I look forward to Death's book. I've been listening to these and Death doesn't come out on audio until March.

I am a bit concerned how book 4 will go as far as differentiating the first 3 horsemen and wives since she did use the same voice for them all.

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Amazing

This book in many ways is like the first two Horsemen books. Which is to be expected, due to the nature of the Horsemen and the apocalypse they are thought to bring. But this book was also so much more than the first two. Famine had a depth to him that Pestilence and War weren’t necessarily lacking but didn’t show as readily.

It took time to see the depth of the emotional well that lived in Famine but as the book progressed we got to see and understand move of what made him tick. I loved every second of it. He makes it known many times throughout the book that he is worse than his brothers before him and in many ways he might have been but his actions were fueled not only by his sense of purpose but his need for revenge. The torture that Famine endured made him bitter, cold, vindictive and only fueled his hatred for humanity more.

I loved the relationship between Famine and Ana. Both of them having their own reasons to hate humans and well as each other but also finding ways that they were similar and kindred spirits. Ana was a spitfire and absolutely relentless in her poking and teasing of Famine and I loved every second of it. While the sexual tension was maddening when they finally come together it is absolutely explosive. It ended up being everything I could have hoped for between them.

I both loved and was entirely too stressed out by the ending of this book and I can’t wait to read the book of the final Horseman.

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Exact same book as the others except last hour!

If you read the first two book expect the same predictable and exact plot until the last hour. I love Laura thalassa but bang this book for predictable and the same. I will say the last hour made it exciting and set up the fourth book to have an entirely different plot line (hopefully). I will read the fourth one in hopes she takes the opportunity to use a new plot line.

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  • Katie Hodgson
  • 09-02-22

Great book I love this series

I absolutely love this series 1 left and I'm definitely excited for the next one. 😄 the relationship between them in this book is amazing so entertaining!

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  • 08-05-22

love Anna

Anna might be my favorite character in this series. I love her connection with Famine.

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  • xBethyboox
  • 06-20-22

Amazing!

I utterly adored Ana! She was so funny and sweet and I just wanted her to survive and get her happy ending! Famine took longer than the others to soften up a bit but I loved him when he opened up, worryingly for me I’ve found myself totally on the side of all the horsemen so far haha, I don’t know if it’s the amazing portrayal of them or if I’m very biased against humanity because I agree that we are truly ruining the earth and as a SA survivor myself I really empathised with Ana in some ways! I didn’t like that they added the male narrator into this one towards the end, as the usual female narrator does amazing male voices and didn’t need any help! She makes these books totally come alive! I don’t know how the series can end now but I’m excited to find out!

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  • AnmarieS
  • 11-29-21

Great narration

Fantastic story and characters. I absolutely adore the whole series.
Some of the best narration I’ve heard.

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  • 10-24-21

Didn't disappoint

I have really enjoyed this series so far and looking forward to the finale and seeing the Horsemen coming together.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-21

Excellent excellent excellent

The Narrator is excellent! The story is excellent! The ending is excellent.

Best of the three books so far!!! Loved loved it.
Waiting impatiently for the fourth book 💪

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  • 06-12-21

The best in the series so far

I absolutely love this book. Famine is an endearing asshole and Ana is bad ass and witty. I love their banter and general interaction. This book put me through a rollercoaster of emotion and Susannah Jones interpretation of Ana was really compelling, making the wonderful writing in better. I loved Jay Ben Markson’s narration of Famine and I wish it was there from the beginning. Can’t wait for Death to come.

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  • Lena Viney
  • 05-27-21

Fabulous 5 + stars

Susannah Jones is an amazing narrator. The story by Laura Thalassa is fabulous, Susannah brings it alive!!!

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  • 03-03-21

wow

love this series can't wait for the 4th book Death to be released so excited

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  • susan mckenzie
  • 02-24-21

Plants, death and attitude.

This has got to be my favourite series's of Laura Thalassa's, it's one of the most emotional yet terrifying stories I've ever read. Whilst not scary, the cruelty that humans are capable of seems much worse than the horsemen. Famine is by far the most sadistic of the three that's released, but he's so much more than just cruel and deadly. You really get a feel for the main characters, their pain, their struggles and all their frustrations. This book ends with a bang, so to speak. Waiting for the next one is going to be more painful than anything that I read in this series.

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  • Ella
  • 02-16-21

Dying for the next book!

I LOVE this universe that is so intricate and well thought out, with no flimsy ideas or characters. Incredible author, I am hanging out for the next book. I couldn't stop listening to this book, I finished the whole three series in record time!

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  • Sandra C
  • 08-22-22

Another winner

Although I didn't warm to Famine as much as Pestilence and War, this book still didn't disappoint.
I did feel that it was probably about 2 hours linger than it needed to be, but not so much that I felt the need to switch off. Can't wait for the next instalment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-22

Enjoyed every bit

Enjoyed the story, enjoyed the narration, loved it. Can't wait for Death's story This is going to be good.

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  • Luna Star 🌟
  • 02-10-21

Not disappointed.

Loved this book as much as the others, I enjoyed their banter and smart ass jokes. Can’t wait for death to come out I really want to listen to it now lol.