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Twisted Mind

A Broken World Novella
Written by: Kate L. Mary
Narrated by: Heather Firth
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Born at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse to the head of the CDC and the leader of the new world, Jackson Star has always known that he would one day rule. Only the Stars’ plans go much deeper than simply keeping humanity alive, and the evil that sleeps inside Jackson is darker than even his father knows. Everyone in the settlement is a puppet, and everyone has a purpose in the Stars’ master plan, starting with Megan James.

But as Jackson and his father creep closer to achieving their goals at the CDC, things slowly begin to unravel. Meg isn’t cooperating the way she should be, and the presence of a new person in her life is threatening to blow their plan apart. Jackson must now decide how to deal with the girl he has spent the last nine years trying to manipulate, as well as the family she has left and the man who has taken up residence in her life. To complicate matters even more, the darkness inside Jackson has gotten increasingly persistent, making it difficult for him to control it at times and leading him to wonder if he shouldn’t just give in to his urges once and for all.

Twisted Mind is a dark and disturbing look into Jackson’s brain, and the inner-workings of the CDC. It will give readers a glimpse of the future, as well as answer questions that have plagued us from the very beginning of the Broken World series.

©2017 Kate L. Mary (P)2018 Kate L. Mary

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  • liz
  • 2018-11-21

awesome series

this series is told by several peoples point of view. I have been hooked since the beginning!! if you are looking for a great series with lots if twists then I for sure recommend this series.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 2018-10-29

WHAT AN EVIL GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JUST WOW!! Sick sick sick little d-bag!!! I have to say I loved this...it really tied the stories together and just WOW!! Some peoples kids, right? I am glad Meg got away from him..he is a twisted, twisted character!!! Great job Kate L Mary!!! Good narration and great little short...dont miss this one!! I Recommend!!!

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  • Gwen
  • 2018-10-20

A truly twisted mind!

It is very eye opening when you hear the story from Jackson’s POV and to know what is going on in his mind. He is twisted, a sick mind and a brilliant one to boot. I would like to see what will happen, if he will take over his father’s mission of madness.

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  • Gi
  • 2018-10-01

OhMGeee!!!

Wow. Wow. Jackson is just wow. I knew he was strange, but damn. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook, even though it was a little creepy because of Jackson.

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  • Trisha
  • 2018-09-15

Inside a broken mind

I really enjoyed this story. It told us what was happening inside of our villain's mind instead of only seeing what was happening from the viewpoint of our heroine's. If you've read the first book in this series, this is an interesting point of view as to what was going on in it. I really enjoyed this book!

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

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  • Shanny C
  • 2018-08-07

Jackson's Depraved POV. Great Narration!

Listened to this with Audible, and the narrator did awesome as always! This is the 3rd book I've listened to with the same narrator, and she always does a great job!

Twisted Mind is Jackson's demented POV. I think you should definitely read Twisted World first. The writing is still great, but I didn't really care about Jackson's POV because I already knew how sick in the head he is, so this was nothing new. This book gives us a different look at some of the scenes in Twisted World, so there really isn't any new content that I felt necessary. This book just confirmed all the thoughts I had from reading Twisted World. Jackson and his dad are despicable people, and Twisted Mind shows us how much. Jackson gets off on blood and violence. The way he thinks about women is disgusting. I didn't listen to the sex scene because I just didn't want anything to do with it. Meg was definitely blind to how depraved Jackson is. Jackson is one step away from un-hinged. I know he grew up with his horrible father as an influence, but it really seems that Jackson would've been bad no matter what. I hope he gets knocked down; maybe become zombie chow. I'm ready to read that! Looks like it won't be the next book, so I'm sad. The next book is sort of a prequel, which I hopefully will enjoy, but I really just want the story to continue!

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  • Tina Kelso
  • 2018-08-02

As always Kate keeps me wanting more

loved this book out filled in some of the back stories on other characters in the books ☺☺☺

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  • Buzy_reading
  • 2018-07-31

Jackson is like Jekyll and Hyde

This novella is book 1.5 and should be read after book 1. This fills in the gaps with Jackson’s perspective, reactions, and behaviors to situations pertaining to Meg’s character.
This novella shows a side of Jackson you might not have seen in book 1. Jackson is a powerful, devious, and twisted character. He has been conditioned from the moment he entered into the new world by a man just as dangerous. He’s part of an internship program designed to train and develop the twisted mind where humans live in a settlement behind protected walls. The regulator was unaware of the power he was instilling in this young man.
Jackson is sinister and this short book illustrates examples of his dark desires.

Narrated by Heather Firth. Heather is the voice of all characters. She has a nice tone to her voice. Her vocal style matched the female character roles. Heather’s voice is appropriate casted to portray the female characters. However, Heather’s voice doesn’t portray the male character voices with that deep ember that a man can. Dual narration would be preferable.

There were some moments of silence in the audio almost like the edits didn’t overlap properly leaving gaps of silence.

Star vs. James
Danger inside the walls vs. danger outside the walls
Virus vs. mutation
Containment
Jekyll and Hyde.

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  • Deedra
  • 2018-06-13

Twisted Mind

This is a dark story about the mind of Jackson Starr.He is son of the man that has taken over the world since it fell to the first flu.A truely evil man.Heather Firth is a great narrator..
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • audra dryer
  • 2018-06-12

Another good book in the series!

This is yet another good book in the series by Kate L. Mary. This book helped to fill in several gaps and answered many questions that I had. I eagerly await the next in this series! The narrator did a great job and made me enjoy this audio book. I received this for free for an honest review.