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Twisted World: A Broken World Novel

Twisted, Book 1
Written by: Kate L. Mary
Narrated by: Heather Firth
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, a deadly virus swept the globe, ravaging the population. People died and came back as monsters, and through the tragedy that rocked the world, survivors were born. Megan James is the product of survivors. Her parents crossed hundreds of miles of dangerous countryside to reach Atlanta and the promise of a real future.

Now, two decades later, Meg is facing a crisis of her own. Her father has vanished and is presumed dead, and her mom is teetering on the edge of insanity, but all Meg really wants is to return to the safe world she always thought she was living in. Only Atlanta isn't everything her parents thought it would be. The slums have grown and corruption is rampant, and despite the promise of democracy, the new government has been slow to change. Through it all, the only consistency seems to be the zombies. Decayed and barely more than skeletons, there is no reason they should still be moving. But they are.

Facing the harsh world alone, Meg gets a job in the entertainment district of Atlanta where she meets convict fighter Donaghy. Angry at the world and his circumstances, all the fighter really wants is to be left alone. But when he gets swept up in Meg's problems, he finds it impossible to turn his back on her.

When a mysterious note resurrects old rumors about what the CDC is really doing, Meg can’t help wondering if her father might have met the same fate that her uncle did 20 years earlier. With the help of Donaghy, she will search for the truth among the darkness that has settled over Atlanta, where they'll soon discover that the mutated virus has brought forth creatures nobody could have imagined, and the evil intentions of the men in charge are much more sinister than anyone ever thought possible, making the future look harsher than ever before.

©2016 Kate L. Mary (P)2018 Kate L. Mary

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  • cosmitron
  • 2018-03-22

Life is a struggle.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it is an interesting but depressing story of one of our civilizations possible futures.

What other book might you compare Twisted World: A Broken World Novel to and why?

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Which scene was your favorite?

Did not have a favorite but this updated version of this series 20 years later continues the character driven experiences of desperate people having very difficult lives.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Dont fool with mother nature.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • TU
  • 2018-04-19

Great new apocalypse series!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily
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I am a HUGE fan of zombie apocalypse stories and so was quick to jump at the chance to listen to another one. I'm glad I did. The author does a great job of building the cause of the apocalypse into the story line. The characters were well developed and the book was narrated very well. Heather Firth did a great job of bringing the book to life. I will DEFINITELY seek out the rest of the books in this series once they are released.

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  • Theresa Horton
  • 2018-04-17

Great

Great story I liked the characters and action I recommend this audiobook and the narrator did a great job
Thank you for a great story when I can I want to listen to book 2
Terri

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  • Michael Oberhardt
  • 2018-03-27

A Jump Ahead

Twisted World is the first in a new series of books in the Broken World universe. I'd purchased the first three audiobooks in this series previously and had rated all 5 star, and I had the opportunity to get a free review copy of the new series premier, so I jumped at the chance.

The book starts 20 years after the first series, after the seventh book in the Broken World series. As I've only listened to the audiobooks, I've only heard the first three. The book is definitely a good entry point to the world, but if you have listened to just the audiobooks of the prior series, this book gives more than a bit of "spoilers", and doesn't sugar coat past events by either avoiding discussing them or speaking ambiguously. However, the further release of the original series is undetermined at this stage, so if you're like me and wanting to enjoy more audiobooks from and support this author, this book is recommended. One minor personal issue with the story was the amount of people being referred to primarily by generic kinship nouns (eg uncle, aunt), and in this book where we had both birth and adoptive parents, and multiple uncle's etc, when Meg would refer to an uncle, I'd be unsure which uncle was being referred to, and in many cases, who that uncle or aunt actually was ( eg is that the wife of the missing uncle so her adoptive father's sister in law, or her birth mother's sister, her adoptive mother's sister), etc. Only having listened to the first three audiobooks, in some cases I just wasn't familiar with the people.

In this 20 year future, it is more like The Walking Dead, where zombies aren't much of an issue, it is just bad, bad people... People have figured out how to deal with zombies by now, and in the city are just being used for fighting.

The story forms a comfortable, complete arc, and the main questions and goals of the story are covered, and it ends with answers, and new questions and issues to deal with in the sequels.

Narration was excellent, with good character differentiation, and a worthy first novel for the narrator.

Recommend, with the caveats as above!

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  • Mimi H
  • 2018-10-27

Twist of Fate?

This is a fast paced and exciting sequel to the Broken World series, You don't need to read Broken World to enjoy this but I feel like it gives you an added dimension if you have that background from 20 years before. The narrators voice was very good with just the right amount of soothing inflection. The action is pretty non stop and if you are a fan of post apocalyptic works this is most definitely a good read/listen for you. I am pretty new to the audible experience and found this perfect for my daily walks and for road trips in my car. I received this book in excahnge for an honest review and am glad I was given the opportunity, as I loved the book.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 2018-10-25

I REALLY ENJOYED THIS!!!

I loved this story and am on book 2 now...Its super interesting how this post apoc world is...and I think I need to read the preceding series...but either way...this is good stuff! I was drawn right in and couldn't put it down!! Super excited to read this entire series and the spin off one...I recommend!!! :)

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  • Shanna Tidwell
  • 2018-10-23

Great start, lots of intrigue!

This is one of many books I’ve read &/or listened to by Kate. Really love this author.
Good use of a cliffhanger here!
Love Meg and cant wait to watch her grow & see her relationship with Donaghy blossom. Really want to know how her mom was being drugged but she wasn’t....I am assuming it has something to do with the kitchen vs bathroom tap water. I need more details.
Wonderful narration by Heather Firth. I hope she does the next book too.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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  • LaChelle Funk
  • 2018-10-21

Amazing

This audio kept me intrigued since chapter 1. I am really looking forward to listening to the rest. Heather Firth did an awesome job narrating all the characters.

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  • liz
  • 2018-10-12

this book draws you in!

once I started the book I didn't want to Stop!! I had to make my self turn it off. I was shocked by all the secrets that were revealed!! The narrator did an amazing job!!

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  • Jennifer K.
  • 2018-10-11

Post apocalyptic

This was a new author and narrator for me. The post apocalyptic world described was easy to picture and scary to imagine how fast it could happen. Was not excited about the cliffhanger of an ending