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5+ stars for Paralleled Bond by @hansenwriter #audiobookreview #audible #audiobook #yalit

Title: Paralleled Bond

Author: Stephanie Hansen

Narrator: Carolyn A. Lee

Genre: YA Paranormal Romantic Thriller, YA Survival Fiction

Book Blurb:

When the only option left means losing someone you love, you have no options. How could you, how could you save one person you care about, when doing so would harm another? What if they weren’t even letting you choose but choosing for you? You’d have to intervene without letting them know, right?

To be an Altered Helix and put others in danger is the new reality for Austria. Luckily someone’s there to catch her when she falls, Josh, and fall she does, in love that is. While witnessing her family being put in danger, Austria’s haunted house family grows. Now that Austria has found a way to defeat Mutant Altered Helixes after her, a dangerous stream of events occur to those around her. Just when the family has finally come together, could they be ruined?

The amazing conclusion to the Altered Helix series, Paralleled Bond displays the results when polar opposites come together for the greater good.

My Review:

Summary –

In this epic conclusion, will Austria have to choose between her family and her love for Josh? Just when things seem to be going in one direction, calamity bullrushes Austria and she’s scrambling for answers. Her family is in jeopardy and those closest to her are in grave danger. Can she prevent what’s to come by joining forces for the greater good?

Narrator’s overall voice –

Carolyn A. Lee’s voice has character all its own and it’s a pleasure to listen to her narrate this story.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, Carolyn A. Lee fits the characters, especially the teens. She’s a gifted narrator who uses inflection to match what’s going on in the story.

Narrator’s reading style –

Carolyn A. Lee has a reading style that is immersive, but with plenty of twists and turns to keep the listener engrossed in the story.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Carolyn A. Lee has an inherent skill to draw a listener/reader in. She takes what is one of the most original stories I’ve ever read and makes it come alive.

Narrator’s pacing –

Her pacing is flawless and enriches the listening experience.

Audiobook flow –

She allows the audiobook to unfold naturally with plenty of dialogue, action, and romance.

What makes this audiobook unique –

Carolyn A. Lee and Stephanie Hansen partner up to bring readers/listeners one of the best YA books I’ve ever heard/read. The plot is fast-moving which adds to the exhilaration while listening. Her narration brings this epic conclusion alive, like a streaming series. Brilliant from start to finish.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

A thousand times yes!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Stephanie Hansen is a PenCraft and Global Book Award Winning Author. Her debut novella series, Altered Helix, released in 2020. It hit the #1 New Release, #1 Best Seller, and other top 100 lists on Amazon. It is now being adapted to an animated story for Tales. Her debut novel, Replaced Parts, released in 2021 through Fire & Ice YA and Tantor Audio. It has been in a Forbes article, hit Amazon bestseller lists, and made the Apple young adult coming soon bestsellers list. The second book in the Transformed Nexus series, Omitted Pieces, released in 2022. Her next novella, Ghostly Howls, releases 2/7/23. She is a member of the deaf and hard of hearing community so she tries to incorporate that into her fiction.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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