• Shadow Born

  • Shadows of Salem Series, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (313 ratings)

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Shadow Born

By: Rebecca Hamilton
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
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Publisher's Summary

Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancé dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play. Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible. If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she's going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiancé? And is she even ready to know? 

©2016 Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton (P)2017 Tantor

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Can't Wait For The Next One

This is an outstanding debut for a new series. Jasmine Walt is quickly becoming a must read author for me. In the Shadow of Salem Series, we are introduced to Brooke Chandler. Brooke is a confident and intelligent policewoman who is looking to avenge her dead fiance. On her journey of revenge, she meets Maddock. A Fae who can help her find out the truth. This book has it all- action, sexual tension, humor and witty dialogue. I can't wait for the next one. Angela Dawe did a great job as narrator. Her voice made me think of a voice over in a film noir movie. She has the perfect voice to bring this book to life. I hope she reads the next three books as well.

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Wanted to love it

Started off good, loved the characters. The authors did a great job creating interesting, likable protagonists. Angela Dawn was an amazing narrator. She did a great job with male voices and Scottish accent. I'm amazed that she did so with dialogue that was extremely trite at times. Narrator brilliant, story just OK.

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Book 1

Decent start to a new series involving the supernatural world. Brooke, a Chicago homicide detective, temporarily joins the Salem , Massachusetts PD to try to discover what has happened to her fiancé. Several unexpected twists and turns occur leading Brooke to a truth that just maybe to hard to bear. Old family truths and a possible romantic past come to light as well. Though there was plenty of action the story missed the mark that would encourage me to continue on with the series. Brooke at times seemed a bit dense and too whinny for a female heroine. I probably wouldn't read the next book in the series if I hadn't already purchased the next book.

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If mountains wore suits

Don’t miss this $3.99 sale book for Halloween. If you are a fan of narrator Angela Dawe this one’s right up her alley. Excellent interpretation of author’s book. There is none better narrator for a Scottish accent than Ms Dawe’s. The Murdock Fae is just what makes this book as good as it gets without gratuitous sex. He is the Epitome of sexy. This was a Good old fashioned who dunitt cop adventure with a paranormal twist. I will seek out more from this author if ms Dawe narrates. Don’t miss Nora Roberts the MacGregor series read by Ms Dawe, it makes your heart smile. I almost passed up this sale book and glad other reviews were good. A reviewer who was offended by the language and wrote such a scathing review, would have been better off in the cozy mysteries genre .
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Amazing from story to the narrator. Amazing. Adventure ride. The first word has me. Great

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Shadow Born

Excellent book. I couldn't stop listening. It kept me listening all day
Thank you for such a good book

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Rushing to the Finish Line

There seems to be a trend that makes movie/tv/book writers rush their stories. Get everything they can possibly think of or WANT in a story into one movie/episode/season/novel all at once rather than grow a world organically, expand the audience's knowledge of characters/creatures/etc at pace that doesn't feel like you were hit in the face by a snowball while running a 50 yard dash. Either action could be fun, but together, it falls apart and hurts. The story started off well enough. A mystery, a new girl in town, a growing sense of "maybe i'm not ready for this" with various creatures suddenly out to kill the lead but i'm more than halfway through the book and i think less than a 4 days have passed. Everything that's happened seems rushed and the pacing feels like an ekg rather than slope, peaks and valleys. . .. . in the end, i had to stop where i was because the cognitive dissonance punched hard. The writing went from describing the colonial names for various ladies garb to the literal phrase, "fuck magic". I'm done. I can't finish.

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Fun series intro - updated takes on characters

Really fun read. Get the audiobook! The narrator does an excellent job with different accents and character portrayals. We see some ‘familiar’ character types in this story, but they have some fresh takes and nuances that are engaging. I look forward to the next installment. (Note to authors: keep this narrator she’s great!)

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Too many hormones

Nice world building, liked the interactions between humans, witches, fey, vamps, etc... but all the yearnings between the characters got in the way of the story.

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awesome book

awesome book. had me at the edge of my seat that whole time I was listening to it. the characters are amazing and interesting. I loved the chemistry between the two.