• Flicker

  • The Shine On Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Anya Monroe
  • Narrated by: Maren McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-11-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Anya Monroe
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lucy longs for freedom, far from the hazmat-suited/latex-gloved existence she knows.
When supplies cease to exist, 16-year-old Lucy and her mom leave on a mission to find The Light.
The Light is led by the Nobleman; born their prophet, he's always carried that weight alone. Until he discovers Lucy's secret ability to hold light in her hand.
Lucy's connection with the Nobleman bares The Light's dark motives, forcing her to decide between love and freedom.
©2015 Anya Monroe (P)2015 Anya Monroe
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Davidt100 on 11-13-15

Great beginning to an interesting Triology

Where does Flicker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book rates in the top two thirds of books I have listened to.

What aspect of Maren McGuire’s performance would you have changed?

Overall I liked her performance, but her intonation was a little flat at times and other times was over the top. The later when she was doing the voices of the smaller children. Her voice did not annoy me, as some others do, and she didn't try too hard to do male voices which can really kill a good performance.. I would give her a solid 3 stars overall.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There is a scene in the book where one of the characters is sexually attacked. The author does a good job of describing the scene without being too graphic about it, but it still makes you cringe when you hear it.

Any additional comments?

I think the Author did a very good job with this book. It is probably geared a bit more toward the adolescent "hunger games" crowd, but I am a 40 something year old man and I enjoyed the story quite a bit. There was a romance building section in the middle of the book that grew a bit tiresome for me, but she got back into the action pretty fast after it was over.

This is a trilogy and the book ends right in the middle of an important scene, so expect to buy the next one if you like this one and want to find out what happens.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Chapman on 10-06-15

Life in a post-apocalyptic cult

A virus has swept the globe, killing most of the human populace. Any form of government has ceased to exist. Lucy, who was born on the night the lights went out, has spent her entire 16 years in a sealed house/bunker. When the food finally gives out, everyone but Lucy and her mother makes a terrible choice. Lucy's mother believes she and her daughter can find hope and safety with The Light, a religious community with refuges on islands near Seattle. What they find is far from safe and Lucy concludes that they have traded one prison for another. The only bright spot is the Nobleman, a kind of human battery who emits energy and light, the power to run the refuges. He and Lucy develop a relationship, but is the healing flicker on her palm and his energy enough to change the cruel practices of the men who control the refuges?

Flicker is a gripping tale of survival. How much freedom should you give up for safety? And how many will be sacrificed to change a corrupt system?

The narration was a bit shaky in the beginning but picked up as the novel progressed.

Highly recommended for fans of post-apocalyptic stories.

I received this audio at no charge from the author/narrator in exchange for an honest and unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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