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Sixteen-year-old Karas Quick has never had it easy. The daughter of a Striker and an alcoholic mother, she's gotten everything she has the hard way; even the strike on her neck. Yet try as Karas might to stay above-board with the authorities, there are some things you just can't plan for.
Like seeing the face of her long-lost father paraded through the town square in chains.
In the blink of an eye, Karas' life changes forever. Potential strikes be damned, she has to see her father one last time. What she discovers propels her upon an unimaginable journey, one she can only hope she'll survive.
Age 14 and up.
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By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-24-15
An enjoyable listen.
In this world that the author has created, Texas is ruled with an iron fist. Each act of defiance or law breaking gets you one tattoo, or strike, on you neck for all to see. It's a case of 5 strikes and you're out!! You are sentenced to death! One day while Kara is watching the parade of wrong doers, she sees someone she knows can't be real. How did her father end up here after he disappeared years ago. He is considered a Striker because he escaped Texas. Why is he there?? She soon finds out the answer and along with her friends Cassi and Jovan, Kara sets out to discover the truth behind what her father said and who she is.
This was a pleasant surprise. I hadn't heard of this prior to it coming up for review so went in with no expectations. Well, I'm glad to say that I really enjoyed it. The author brings you into the story right from the start and keeps you gripped throughout. Her world building is flawless and her characters were all well developed. She explained the whole world and the back story thoroughly so I was not left hanging.
Kara was a strong willed, capable and likable character. She has a lot to deal with but does it admirably. Along with her friends, they make a great team and I loved their dynamics.
In all, this is a fast paced and entertaining read. It's the type of book where it doesn't feel like you actually reading a book, you start and next thing you know, an hour has passed in the blink of an eye. I can't wait to jump back into this world again!!
This isn't the first book I've listened to by Teri Schnaubelt and, as always, she does an amazing job. She has such an easy voice to listen to, that it will make you get lost in the book. I haven't failed to enjoy a book narrated by her yet.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 12-20-15
DECENT STORY...VERY WELL NARRATED!
Would you listen to Strikers again? Why?
Ehhh maybe...its kind of long....it was interesting...and I was never bored...but its written more in the 3rd person...and I like 1st person narrative better...
What did you like best about this story?
The way these friends came together....
Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, and I love Teri...she is such a pleasure to listen to!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
hate this question....moving on...
Any additional comments?
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Karas lives in a dystopic society where your crimes are made known by marks on your neck...the laws are not straight across the board for everyone and it is basically an unfair society....One day her long lost father shows up as a prisoner, after hearing how cruel Karas's mother is to her...and Karas's life changes in the blink of an eye....
Interesting story, very well narrated and I think this is going to be a good series!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful