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Title: Stranded Coil
Author: Stephanie Hansen
Narrator: Carolyn A. Lee
Genre: YA Paranormal Romantic Thriller, YA Survival Fiction
For Austria, travelling to the Stranded Coil means she gets to see someone she believed was lost. She’s able to do this because she’s an Altered Helix. But doing so takes her away from her first true love, Josh. Josh is working hard to keep their Haunted House family safe on Earth, but seems to fall in love with Austria more with every second they spend together. Austria and Josh face a devastating challenge, the mysterious appearance of Mutant Altered Helixes, and an enticingly dangerous answer to their questions. Impulsive, caring, and full of surprises, this teenage love against the odds is well on its way to breaking even…maybe.
She traveled the stranded coil in search of her father but at what cost? Austria continues her journey as she tries to navigate her special abilities and her new life as an altered helix. She doesn’t want to leave Josh, but she needs to travel the stranded coil. What she finds there changes her. She reunites with her father but are the consequences too great? Can she and Josh stay true to each other and be a couple even when many obstacles try to come between them?
Narrator’s overall voice –
Carolyn A. Lee’s voice has personality all its own but when it utilizes each character’s inflection, it takes on each character with poise.
Does the narrator fit the characters?
Yes, Carolyn A. Lee fits the characters, especially the teens.
Narrator’s reading style –
Carolyn A. Lee has a reading style that is relaxed, but with plenty of twists and turns to keep the listener’s attention.
Narrator’s impact on reading experience –
Carolyn A. Lee has an innate ability to draw a listener/reader in without any effort. She takes what is one of the most unique stories I’ve ever read and makes it come alive.
Narrator’s pacing –
Her pacing is perfect, blending action, romance, tension, intrigue, and more with no difficulty.
Audiobook flow –
She allows the audiobook to unfold naturally with plenty of dialogue, action, romance, and everyday life.
What makes this audiobook unique –
Carolyn A. Lee and Stephanie Hansen partner up to bring readers/listeners one of the most thrilling yet diverse YA books. The plot is quick which adds to the exhilaration while listening. Her narration brings Stranded Coil to life. I didn’t want it to end.
Would I recommend this audiobook –
YES! Don’t wait. Buy this audiobook right now.
My Rating: 5 stars
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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. https://www.authorstephaniehansen.com/
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N