Title: Destiny: A Supernatural Serendipity
Author: Casi McLean
Narrator: Amanda Stribling
Genre: Supernatural Romance, Short Story
Award-winning “Destiny” is a novelette––shorter than a novella but longer than a short story––and a winner in the AWC’s 2013 writing contest. The judges’ comments:
“At first this story reels you in to what appears to be a formula romance. Then it turns the genre on its head, throwing a perfectly aimed, delightful curveball at the surprising and satisfying end. The writer doesn’t rush any part of the story, letting the reader see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night.”
Self-reliant Reagan Nichols is no stranger to challenges, but ever since twilight fell over Spirit Lake and a murky mist oozed inland, everything felt surreal. When she finds a little girl wandering through the eerie fog, Reagan vows to save the child's father from the bowels of a ghostly vessel adrift on the lake. Will the three survive a confrontation with pure evil in order to meet their destiny?
When Reagan’s destiny comes calling through an eerie mist, will she answer the call, even if it means her own death? Reagan has always been independent and done things her own way. All that is called into question when darkness and mist blanket Spirit Lake. She discovers a young girl walking aimlessly through the fog who pleads for Reagan’s help. The little girl’s father is trapped on a ghostly ship in the middle of the lake. Reagan vows to reunite father and daughter but to do so may cost her everything, including her very life. Is this Reagan’s destiny or is more in store for her, including love?
Narrator’s overall voice –
I found her voice appealing to listen to. She has clear command over her voice and uses intonation to express emotion, action, different characters, and more.
Does the narrator fit the characters?
Yes, Amanda Stribling fits the characters and creates apparent distinctions between the characters.
Narrator’s reading style –
I quite relished Amanda Stribling’s reading style. Partnering with Casi McLean, Amanda Stribling gives the story new life.
Narrator’s impact on reading experience –
Amanda Stribling has an astonishing talent for narration. I closed my eyes on more than one occasion and let her whisk me away. Listening to her narrate is like going to the theater without leaving your home, office, or vehicle.
Narrator’s pacing –
Amanda Stribling’s pacing is brilliant, with just the right amount of tension without going too far.
Audiobook flow –
The flow is seamless. It was a joy to listen to.
What makes this audiobook unique –
I think what makes this exceptional is that Amanda Stribling creates a unique listening experience, all through her voice.
Would I recommend this audiobook –
YES! It’s an affordable, quick listen.
My Rating: 5 stars
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USA Today & Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul, crossing genres from ethereal captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, ghostly encounters, mystical plots, heart-pounding thrillers, and sensual romantic suspense––all dusted with a sprinkle of magic.
Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can't put down. Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious, hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires, then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies.
With suspenseful settings and lovable characters you'll devour, you'll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You'll swear time travel could happen, be mystified by other worldly images, and feel the heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you'll want more.
Newest on the horizon, A Switch In Time, is a time travel stunner where Casi teams up with her mother's never published manuscript in a unique novel that spans sixty-years in the making––creating a story ripped from today's headlines.
Twins unite when a cutting-edged medical mystery merges with high-tech crime solving, creating a pulse-pounding thriller in Virtually Timeless.
Casi's Deep State Mysteries series enters the realm of political thrillers, combined with NCIS Military and a hellastrong ghost you'll root for in Reign Of Fire, and The List––Alyssa's Revenge. Her newest work in progress completes the three-book series and is scheduled for release Spring 2021.
Watch the trailers on this page or on her YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/Casi_YouTube
Casi's signature series, Lake Lanier Mysteries, features a unique spin on romantic suspense time travel. Inspired by freak accidents, strange phenomena, and eerie lore attached to Atlanta's man-made Lake Sidney Lanier, Casi weaves together page-turning suspense and star-crossed lovers in this three-book series. Toss in an almost believable time portal and Lake Lanier Mysteries will draw you in and hold you spellbound.
What if the excavation created more than a lake? What if explosions triggered a seismic shift, creating a portal that connected past to future?
Lake Lanier Mysteries Book #1
A RONE AWARD Finalist, Beneath The Lake
Won 2019 PRG Reader's Choice Awards for Best Time Travel
2016 Best Romantic Suspense
2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
Watch the trailer on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvf0IC4ndBw
Beyond The Mist, book #2 in Casi's romantic time slip treasure chest, is a stunning tribute to the victims and first responders of the 911 World Trade Center terrorist attack. Here is the trailer link: https://youtu.be/Bj6ySTh_7xI
Between The Shadows brings the saga full circle with an amazing time slip to 1865 and a search for the Confederate gold. Don't miss this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voa2qbtqATY
Find your Destiny in Casi's Destiny Collection––five short stories with twists you'll never see coming. myBook.to/DestinySeries
Uniquely qualified to write self-help and inspiration, Casi tops the scale with her powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, sharing an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, displaying her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction.
Find out for yourself why readers love to Discover The Magic Of Casi McLean's Books.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N