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The Guardian

By: Kimberley Troutte
Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
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Publisher's Summary

Corpsman Luke Carter quit the SEALs to take care of his chronically ill daughter and now battles for a cure with the Guardians - a secret philanthropic organization that funds medical trials. To save costs, he must close a failing clinic in Haiti where a compassionate doctor fights to save her patients. Beautiful and strong, she touches his battered heart, making it feel something that died in him long ago - love. But time is a ticking bomb and their world is about to be ripped apart.

Look for characters from the SEAL EXtreme Team series to play small supporting parts in the book.

©2015 Kimberley Troutte (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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monkey??

So this is a note to the author....never refer to a black child as a monkey. It's not cute or endearing. It is insulting.

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If I could give one star I would

I couldn’t get past the first few chapters. The writers description of Haiti was absolutely repulsive, disrespectfulI and very closed minded. The lack of knowledge about voodoo and her description of it as black magic was offensive. I just couldn’t continue to listening. The narrator is fabulous.

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Very offensive

This story was super offensive. Every person from Haiti was portrayed as criminal, violent and ignorant. Of course the White Saviour is the hero and is initially suspicious because of the Haitian Godmother's dream. Wow.

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I wanted to enjoy this book... it didn't happen.

The possibility for a funny and entertaining book was there, but to be honest it was way too long. If the content was meaningful and relevant that would be okay, but it was repetitive and cheesy in many spots with not much relationship development. The narration was pretty bad, robotic, and Hatian, Columbian, and eventually Native American all sounded the same. I cannot express how off-putting it is to call a black child a "monkey" the author did it multiple times. There was no closure with the clinic... it did not qualify as steamy, there was no actual sex in the book. It was a Struggle.

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Intriguing and more . . .

I found a connection with the world of both healer, spirituality, and voodoo magic. Being on the island gave credance to the magic power of the people of the land. Sight was a big part of much that went on with what was going around. Sight should have been used more wisely, but it was fun watching the sisters go back and forth. The secondary characters has grit and determination. I enjoyed Luke and his determination to find help for his daughter and do his job. Ysabeau was refreshing and determined to save her people, the people. The death sentence that had was not fair. The disease was claiming younger victims. There was much to uncover.

Noah Michael Levine gave a good performance. I enjoyed his accented English. I loved his Haitian.

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This story frustrated me

The locals were annoying. The were willing to be Murderous based on a prediction and a prediction they did not examine enough. They made presumptions and behaved like fools and children/. They felt like cartoon characters Story was too long, and tried to be more than it was which was a romance novel. I found it hard to engage with the characters.

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I Like Luke

Narrator was phenomenal! Accents, male and female voices. Noah Levine slammed it out of the park!

Dr Ysabeau Morno is looking for a cure for patients in her native Haiti. Luke Carter has to decide whether it's worth it to continue providing funding because there are no positive results forthcoming. Ysabeau's Gran and godmother Deolino are trying to interpret visions and doing dangerous voodoo magic, something that should not be. Luke and Ysabeau find love in spite of Gran and Deolino. Good thing too because they are all going to need Luke's strength of body, heart and mind before it's all over. I truly appreciated that the author didn't get too detailed regarding the how-to's of voodoo. And yes, I know about the magical heritage there. Did the two elderly ladies cause the earthquake? Romance, family, forgiveness, determination and wonderful rescues abound. However, I didn't like Ysabeau's willingness to be so forgiving of the foibles of her people as they ripped Luke apart physically and spiritually, but so ungrateful for the time, tools, employees and testing facilities that the Guardian's money had provided for her and her people for years. That never even comes to her mind, thus the 4 stars.

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Foul language. Demonism

Why can’t a story be told without foul language? This story also included demonism and voodoo. Not appropriate for anyone.

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the female character was too needy for me

I thought it would get better . male was a s--thead and female disappointment

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A good storyline, worth listening to the audiobook. The entire story has a sense of unspoken answers, from the beginning their are secrets hidden and plots going on behind the scenes of the main two characters. I found that the information held from the reader allowed me to focus in on everything being presented in its timely fashion. Was the love a little quick, yes, we're there parts that seemed to be a little more dramatic than need be, yes. But, these characters lived their it all to the fullest. All emotions were 100 at all times, and I enjoyed the consistency.

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