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5+ stars for The List: Alyssa’s Revenge (Audiobook) by @CasiMcLean #thriller #audiobook #paranormal

Title: The List: Alyssa’s Revenge

Author: Casi McLean

Narrator: Kristin James

Genre: Military/Political Thriller, Suspense, Woman Sleuth, Supernatural

Book Blurb:

USA Today best-selling author, Casi McLean's new Deep State Mystery, The List – Alyssa’s Revenge, is a fast-paced, cross-genre novel that combines supernatural, romantic suspense, and an NCIS mystery into a stunning thriller. Evil oozes from the story as she takes us on an incredible journey through the underbelly of society.

When her fiancé is injured in Afghanistan, Harper Drake immerses herself in her military career. Now, as NCIS Director, she heads a secret faction, fighting corruption and terrorism — until she’s abducted by a trafficking cartel.

Wyatt Rose can’t overcome his loss — especially after his sister’s murder. When the New Patriots recruit him, he finds a traumatized girl that spirals him down a rabbit hole of conspiracy, drug smugglers, and slavery.

Obsessed with revenge, can a ghost save Wyatt and Harper before her rage explodes, or will she spin them all through the gates of Hell?

When revenge sparks danger — karma is hell!

"So many twists and subplots pepper this suspense, but they all come together into a tapestry of amazing imagination and powerful writing! Casi McLean has pulled off another genre-bending tale that will draw readers in like bees to honey!" (ToMeTender Book Blog Reviews)

"Casi McLean takes us on an incredible journey through the underbelly of society…[the reality of] a 15-year-old caught in the web of human trafficking…and a supernatural element I couldn’t put down." (N.N. Light’s Book Heaven)

My Review:

Summary –

Wyatt Rose thought the worst thing he had to deal with was his sister, Alyssa, being murdered by a Deep State operative. While working for the New Patriots with his ex-fiancé Harper, he discovers a drug and human trafficking cartel right in his own backyard. Suddenly, he and Harper are working closer than they did when fighting in Afghanistan. When Harper is kidnapped, feelings long-buried unfurl from deep inside. Can his sister help bring down the cartel from the great beyond or will Alyssa's rage put them all in mortal danger?

Narrator’s overall voice –

Kristin James has a gift for bringing stories to life through her interpretation. I think her voice works really well for one of my favorite books of all time. She genuflects the sensitive subject matter using a variety of inflections and tones.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Characters so real and accurately portrayed, you'd think you were experiencing it for yourself. So yes, the narrator fits these characters, even the evil ones.

Narrator’s reading style –

While some readers may not like her reading style, I loved it. She uses different voices for each character in addition to the narrator to make the story come alive.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Kristin James makes Casi McLean’s impactful suspense come alive. It’s a wonderful partnership and makes for an unforgettable listening experience.

Narrator’s pacing –

The pacing is well done with just the right amount of dramatic flair.

Audiobook flow –

The audiobook flows really well. There are times when I got so caught up in the story, I stopped what I was doing, like housework.

What makes this audiobook unique –

The different voices Kristin James uses make this a unique listening experience. Her talent for orating really comes across in this audiobook.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

YES! It’s one of my favorite books of all time and with the help of Kristin James, this has become my all-time favorite audiobook.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Find your Destiny in Casi's Destiny Collection––five short stories with twists you'll never see coming.

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

1 Comment

Casi McLean
Casi McLean
Feb 21, 2022

Wonderful review! Thank you so much, Mrs. N. Kristin James' amazing talent really brought together my story so well even I got drawn in!

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