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Marked in Flesh

A Novel of the Others, Book 4
Written by: Anne Bishop
Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
Series: The Others (Bishop), Book 4
Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Fourth in the "flawless" (The Reading Café) New York Times best-selling series from the author of Vision in Silver.

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they're willing to tolerate - both within themselves and within their community....

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the new closer companionship as beneficial - both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don't realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others - and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs....

©2016 Anne Bishop (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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  • Danielle A
  • 2016-06-07

One of my top favorite series of all time

Would you consider the audio edition of Marked in Flesh to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to the audio version and will continue to do so because the narrator is so great.

What other book might you compare Marked in Flesh to and why?

This series is unique but I think people who like the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter or the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs would also like these books.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end when Meg and Simon were in the pond

Any additional comments?

It is impossible to express in words how much I love this series. Not just Meg and Simon but all the characters, human and other. It's amazing how so much has changed with the Simon and the others since the first book. And how the humans in Lakeside are versus other places in Thasia. Cant wait to continue reading this story.

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  • Maya
  • 2016-03-13

Awesome

The best one yet!!!!!!!! It is was well worth the year wait and I can't wait for the next one

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  • K. Pittman
  • 2016-03-23

Terrible Narrator

I could not make it through this one. I had forgotten how horrible Alexandra Harris does voices, especially the males. She makes Simon, the main male character, sound like a huge jerk, even though he is really not written that way. I just couldn't get past her.

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  • Richard
  • 2016-03-23

A Little Disappointing

This series is one of my favorites and I've been waiting in great anticipation for this fourth book to be released. Perhaps my expectations were too high after the previous three and the wait for this one but it felt rather drawn out with not a lot happening. All of these books surprise me really because there's a lot of the day to day interactions between the characters going on with spurts of excitement. But this book dealt too much with broad strokes and big picture and very little was added about the personal relationships between the characters. Maybe this is needed for where the story is headed. I'm still looking forward to the next book (assuming there is one). I only wish this book had been shorter. With a bit tighter story telling it might not have seemed so slow.

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  • Kate
  • 2016-03-16

Lost it's way

I feel like after three monster books, the plot was stretched too thin. I wanted more Meg and Simon.

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  • Kristen
  • 2016-03-16

I want to start rereading right now!

I love this book, from the performance to the storyline to the writing style. Anne Bishop has captured my attention and imagination since Written in Red and she has kept her promise to her readers from the first word. I must admit I am not a fan of her earlier work, but I think that shows how amazing this series is that someone who steered clear of her books is now trusting her with my emotional sanity. Everyone needs to read this book.

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  • Hassan
  • 2016-03-20

Enjoyed it

I enjoyed this series,interesting plots and characters. Will I listen to it again? Yes, but not for a while.

I found it interesting how things ended in this book, but it could have been better, more impact or understanding of what happened to all, not only focused on the lakeside.

It is a good series, and an enjoyable read.

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  • Pabkins
  • 2017-08-28

Like putting together a puzzle in slow motion where you already see the big picture


I've really enjoyed these books and I am not saying I hated this one but I was so so disappointed. There was so much time spent on the "big picture" or too many other ancillary characters that there was no true character development and no further attachment effort made for existing characters. The book moved so slow basically just covering the ground of all the buildup to the end /climax that the book makes clear is coming which steals any true oomph. Ultimately there wasn't any climactic moments and I was left dissatisfied. Since the reader already knows almost exactly what will happen from the beginning of the book the only thing that kept me listening was the previous attachment I had formed to characters in the first few books and even that wasn't quite enough.

As for the narrator, I like the narrator's voice except the voice inflection she used for Simon grated on my nerves and stole whatever enjoyment I might have had during his parts of the book.

I won't be picking up the next book as at this point I don't have any real interest in knowing where else the story could possibly go.

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  • Kathryn @theBookDate
  • 2016-06-05

Hooked by This Series.

Another excellent addition to the series. I enjoyed it all and the struggle between The Others and Humans First. Loved the elders sense of humour. And of course Simon and Meg growing closer.

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  • Wendy M
  • 2016-04-02

Love

This series continues to improve! The world building is fantastic. The narration is perfect. The relationship between Meg and Simon progresses and we get to see more of how things work with the Elders. I cannot wait for the next!

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