Tempting Fate : The Immortal Descendants

  • by April White
  • Narrated by Gemma Barrett
  • Series: The Immortal Descendants
  • 15 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seventeen-year-old Clocker Saira Elian is back on the run and being hunted by Mongers. The Descendants of War are amassing power in the 21st century, bent on controlling all the Immortal Descendants. Their attempt to kidnap Saira, a rare Descendant of Time and Nature, reveals just how brazen they've become. Archer, the vampire who has loved Saira for over a century, is willing to risk everything to protect her. When a horrific vision reveals Ringo, thief and loyal companion from 1888, being tortured at the hands of the bloodthirsty Bishop Wilder in a Renaissance prison, Saira and Archer realize there has been a ripple in the river of Time, and they must travel to 1554 to find its source and save their friend. Their rescue mission lures them to the Tower of London, site of the most notorious executions in history, where they encounter the mysterious Lady Elizabeth, who is confronting a terrible fate of her own. The time traveler, the vampire, and the thief will need all of their skills and ingenuity as they race against time to steal a document that could change the course of history and put the Immortal Descendants at the mercy of the Mongers. Can they stop a madman bent on collecting the blood of history's most powerful Seer before the executioner's ax falls?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Original narrator was much better

I cannot fathom why the author and/or publisher decided to have a British narrator read a book written from the perspective of an American teenager from California. Even more confusing is why she would read that character in her British accent instead of using an American one. The first narrator did a great job, and this book lost a lot of the power of the first one due to this curious and distracting choice. This audio also picks up quite a lot of unpleasant sounds from the narrator--such as loud swallowing--that detract from the narration. If there is a third book, I hope it's read by the original narrator, or at least someone who can do an American accent.

The story is almost as engrossing as the first volume, and it's well worth a credit if you can tolerate the narration issues.
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- Elis Law

Bad Narrator

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Having the same narrator as the first book- it's easier to make a connection that way.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator didn't differentiate between characters that well. Also had weird pauses in the reading.Her accent was inappropriate for the main character of the book.

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- Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-29-2015
  • Publisher: Corazon Entertainment