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The Mark of Noba

The Sterling Wayfairer Series, Book 1
Written by: G.L. Tomas
Narrated by: Robert Kazmierczak
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins

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A call of souls. Union of power. Transcendent of time.

Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. But things don't go as planned when he starts to encounter his mysterious classmate Tetra.

Tetra not only has answers to the recent disappearances, but Sterling will soon find that making his mark isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Sterling discovers he shares a spiritual bond with Tetra, and that only their power has the ability to stop the malevolent evil they face. They must work together or risk the destruction of their world.

©2015 Guinevere & Libertad Thomas (P)2017 Guinevere & Libertad Thomas

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  • Daryl jones
  • 2020-04-19

The Mark Of Noba

This is a great book, I enjoyed it a lot and am ready to hear the next one

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  • Kyle
  • 2020-03-24

Story was pretty amazing!!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I loved the story but wish there had been more background given. It's like the Authors were no longer interested in writing anymore in this series. Very disappointed that there wasn't a second book in the series.

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  • Ash
  • 2020-02-16

Good YA Fantasy Novel

Overall The Mark of Noba is a good YA fantasy novel. The characters are engaging, the plot keeps you interested, and the twists are entertaining. While I did find Sterling's "typical" high school experience pre-alien appearance a bit unbelievable Tetra is a great character and her backstory really pulled me in. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • CAP
  • 2019-10-05

Memories. Aliens. Disappearances.

Fantastic story! This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I literally couldn't put it down. The story flowed well, the missing memory gaps to the truth behind the magical powers, and the mysterious girl from another planet. Wow. They're in high school, and have to go about their normal lives, knowing an evil alien lurks nearby, causing kids to disappear. The plot, the tension, and the intrigue. All of this was brilliant. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one. The narration was well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-20

Great Read If You Like YA Fantasy

This book was great in my opinion and if you like YA Fantasy then this book is for you I wish the Authors would make another book in this series

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  • G C
  • 2020-01-24

ANOTHER GOOD READ!

I enjoyed it! I have read other books by these authors and now I finally get to read their debut novel! This book was full of adventure and had a humorous vibe at times. This was different than the other books I have read because of the YA genre which was still entertaining. The narration was good. The author did a good job with the character builds and plot. I look forward to reading more books by theses authors! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • (Mimi) Johnson
  • 2018-09-03

Pretty good

I am not a fan of YA. Let me just put that out there. Teenage angst and all that annoy me as I truly do not recall all that in school when I was younger. However, this was such a good story. Sterling and Tetra's characters are so well written. They both stayed true to their characters throughout the whole story. I admit to the beginning being a little rough to get into but it is well worth it. I loved it and can't wait to see what's next.

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  • Kitty ranma
  • 2017-09-28

Interesting

A good start for a new series. I have the audio version. I listened to it in 2 days.
This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Easy-to-read, Good world building, Original, Tragic, Unpredictable, Wonderful characters.

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  • Ashanti
  • 2017-05-30

A Fair Start To A YA Series.

Sterling Wayfairer, a Noban, is a high school senior on Geo, an Earth-like world. Sterling, who is about to come into strange powers. Tetra is a girl from Noban, who travels through time and space to make contact with Sterling, the boy she is somehow bonded to. Enter the Naga, a strange and powerful creature who is hell bent on killing Sterling and you have the beginning of the Wayfairer series. I found this YA novel a bit slow in pace, but it did keep my attention. With that said, I don’t know that I would pick up the next book in the series.

Finally, this audio book was provided at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

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  • alias11
  • 2017-04-30

Interesting Fantasy Story

I liked this story, but I'm still not really sure I know what was going on most of the time. I got the gist of it. Girl from another world "binds" with a boy to save the world from a creature who takes the form of other people as well as a huge snake. But beyond that, I didn't understand the binding or how Sterling got picked to join with Tetra, how she found him initially, etc. There was very little information about their past encounters or anything about Tetra's background. There was so much missing from the story for me that was never developed by the time the book ended.

That said, I enjoyed the interaction of the students at the school. Some of what happened was downright hilarious. However, there wasn't enough personal information about Tetra to really make me care about her, and I never understood how she seemed invisible to everyone but Sterling for the first part of the book. Did she somehow erase ALL those people's memories continuously? Things like that didn't make sense, but if you suspend your need to understand and know what is going on, it's a pleasant enough diversion from reality.

The narration was good, and the variety of vocal inflection and tone made it easy to distinguish the different characters. The only drawback was that it sounded like a cassette tape running, with hissing and popping/static-type sounds, in the background. It wasn't severe, but it was noticeable.

I would recommend this as a good audiobook for the YA crowd.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.