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Resilient, kickass, and determined, Aislinn's walled herself off from anything that might make her feel again. Until a wolf picks her for a bond mate and a Celtic god rises out of legend to claim her for his own.
Aislinn Lenear lost her anthropologist father high in the Bolivian Andes. Her mother, crazy with grief that muted her magic, was marched into a radioactive vortex by dark creatures and killed. Three years later, stripped of every illusion that ever comforted her, 22-year-old Aislinn is one resilient, kickass woman with a take-no-prisoners attitude. In a world turned upside down, where virtually nothing familiar is left, she's conscripted to fight the dark gods responsible for her father's death. Battling evil on her own terms, Aislinn walls herself off from anything that might make her feel again in this compelling dystopian urban fantasy.
Fionn MacCumhaill, Celtic god of wisdom, protection, and divination, has been laying low since the dark gods stormed Earth. He and his fellow Celts decided to wait them out. After all, three years is nothing compared to their long lives. On a clear winter day, Aislinn walks into his life and suddenly all bets are off. Awed by her courage, he stakes his claim to her and to an Earth he's willing to fight for.
Aislinn's not so easily convinced. Fionn's one gorgeous man, but she has a world to save. Emotional entanglements will only get in her way. Letting a wolf into her life was hard. Letting love in may well prove impossible.
©2013, 2015 Ann Gimpel (P)2015 Ann Gimpel
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By Tiff on 04-10-16

I love this freaking story!!!

Where does Earth's Requiem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am sorry but this is a freaking 5 all day long. It is Fantasy meets Dark Erotica meets Science Fiction meets Romance. I am just so glad that I got book 1. Book 2 was given to me in return for my honest opinion but I wanted to read the entire story so I went ahead and bought this one and can't believe I hadn't listened to until now. This is right up my alley. I loved the fact that it has action and story line oh yes and hot sex but really the story line is great!!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A moment no not just one moment but I was definitely touched when her dad was killed in front of her and when her mom was taken. When she goes to get Travis, when the Wolf is hurt and she finds out about her healing powers, come on now just too many moments for me to mention.

Any additional comments?

Such a great story!!

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By jennifer g on 11-25-16

wonderful book. well written.

Where does Earth's Requiem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

9.5

What other book might you compare Earth's Requiem to and why?

earths requiem was a book all in its own. it is a paranormal fantasy book in its own class.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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By kanundra on 09-14-16

Interesting concept,

I got this book in exchange for an honest review. And I really have to admit that I struggled with it, for a few reasons.

The world building was good, there seemed to be ample reasons to the why our protag Aislin, is as she is. I think I had to get through the first half of the story to really start to like here a bit though. The second half defo picked up a lot more and I did find myself more engaged. This is the first of Ann's books that I've read or listened to and I do think I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.

There was a lot more sexy scenes than I had thought there would be and personally I think that detracted from the characters depth and the main story line. So I wasn't sure if this should have an erotica tag rather than the sci-fi post-apocalyptic feel that it has.

I do think that the narration seemed to be disjointed at times. I think she did a good job of all the characters though they were distinguished enough for me not to think too hard who was speaking with the tags.

I have the second book to listen to this week maybe that will feel better to me, I shall defo let you know. Many thanks for the opportunity to listen to something new.

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By Caroline Marks on 02-29-16

Interesting story ruined by narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world: ancient gods, or possibly aliens impersonating gods, have come to life, killed everyone who doesn't have magical ability and are using the rest in their wars against each other. The heroine gets entangled with the Celtic gods, with whom her family has a history. It's a fascinating backdrop but so much goes unexplained that it's very hard to follow at times. It needed a lot more attention to the mythology.

What did you like best about this story?

Small details about the post-apocalyptic world, like how hard it is to find new clothing and food, worked very well for me.

Would you be willing to try another one of Caroline McLaughlin’s performances?

Absolutely not. While the story is interesting, the narrator reads like a robot. There's virtually no emotion in the reading, and even the love scenes are read in a toneless rhythmic way that makes them the audio equivalent of eating cardboard. She makes a decent attempt at the Irish accent, or I would have suspected the reader wasn't a real human. Awful.

Do you think Earth's Requiem needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, it ends on a cliffhanger and is clearly intended as the beginning of a series. But I won't be looking for the next installment. There are spots where the writing is poor, but it felt much worse because of the awful narration. It's a shame because I did find some of the secondary characters engaging.

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By narda on 12-04-15

Interesting tale

Earth's Requiem would have been a brilliant fantasy story, if there was two narrators. Caroline didn't change her voice very well from male to female. The male and female voices sounded the same. I think two narrators would have made this fantasy epic.

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