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War

The Four Horsemen, Book 2
Written by: Laura Thalassa
Narrated by: Susannah Jones
Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
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They came to Earth - Pestilence, War, Famine, Death - four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to Earth, and they came to end us all. 

The day Jerusalem falls, Miriam Elmahdy knows her life is over. Houses are burning, the streets run red with blood, and a traitorous army is massacring every last resident. There is no surviving this, especially not once Miriam catches the eye of War himself. But when the massive and terrifying horseman corners Miriam, he calls her his wife, and instead of killing her, he takes her back to his camp. 

Now, Miriam faces a terrifying future, one where she watches her world burn town by town, and the one man responsible for it all is her seemingly indestructible “husband”. But there’s another side to him, one that’s gentle and loving and dead set on winning her over, and she might not be strong enough to resist. 

However, if there’s one thing Miriam has learned, it’s that love and war cannot coexist. And so, she must make the ultimate choice: surrender to War and watch humankind fall or sacrifice everything and stop him.

©2019 Laura Thalassa (P)2019 Laura Thalassa

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  • Melissa Leto
  • 2019-10-02

ehhhhhh

I love, love, loved the 1st book to start this series. 2nd book not so much. All of sudden did the narrator (whom I usually enjoy) develop a lisp, very distracting

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  • 2019-10-06

<3

Admittedly, I’m only part-way into the book. However, the narration sounds really murky, like it was recorded with a bad microphone. I’m confused, because it’s the same narrator that did the last book, and this wasn’t an issue. I don’t know if audible could run the file through some sort of software to clean it up, but it’s a shame to have something distract from the hard work of such a magnificent author and narrator. I probably listened to Pestilence 3-4 times, and am sure this story will be just as amazing. =) But, a better audio-file would really facilitate the immersive experience in regard to listening to the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-30

Soooooo Goooood!!!

War is probably one of the best books I have ever read. I read Pestilence and loved it. I love all the Laura Thalassa books, but this one is probably my favorite. You want to hate War just like Myriam does but then you see his softer side and you can't help but fall in love with him too and his love for Myriam. I couldn't stop listening. Finished in two days. The love story is phenomenal and the chemistry is amazing!! I can't wait to read the next one. I agree that Susannah Jones voice has changed a bit, but she's still my all time favorite narrator. She just brings it to life like no other.

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  • McCall
  • 2019-10-27

Good but not great

The romance felt lazily crafted. I didn’t like how War immediately sensed a connection with Miriam and their love was built from there. He knew nothing about her and yet almost from the start she was exempt from his rules or anger. Felt sloppy.

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  • Killian
  • 2019-09-30

done did t again!

I love reading this book the first time and couldn't wait for the audiobook. I was not disappointed! Laura is one of the best writers when it comes to enemies-to-lovers and War is most definitely one of them.

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  • Sherri)g
  • 2019-09-27

Wow

What a wonderful book! I love this series and can’t wait for the next book!

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  • Emelia
  • 2019-10-12

the narrator is supposed to be from Jerusalem...

I really enjoyed the first book and I did enjoy the second book but I will say there is a huge flaw with this particular book. Not once did I ever feel that Miriam was a woman from New Palestine or Jerusalem. The entire time, the narrator sounded like an American. It felt so inauthentic to me the entire time I was reading this book. The Story itself was good but it was so hard to get past the fact that everything felt so inauthentic. I hope the author takes that into account and fixes this issue for the rest of the series. Otherwise, I don't know if I could actually read them.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2019-11-21

Even better than the first!

If you liked Pestilence I bet you will like War even more! For starters, the setting of the book is incredible! I couldn’t have imagined a better idea for where War would appear. Miriam is a strong female character and her point of view in the camps is definitely eye opening. One thing that really took me by surprise was War’s power, I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. But overall, I’m just glad that the apocalypse was averted again!

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  • Jessica e.
  • 2019-11-11

This series is amazing!

This series is amazing! I'm on the edge of my seat eagerly awaiting the next installment!! Keep up the incredible work!

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  • Deborah
  • 2019-11-07

Wow!

Laura Thalassa never seems to disappoint me with her books. She makes me laugh out loud when I'm listening with her character's antics or remarks and the writing style is loose and refreshing. There is just a bit of insecurity between the characters, but enough that it's enthralling but not over-done so that you're rolling your eyes, or huffing because the characters are just stupid - no. Just enough to get you more emotionally invested than you originally planned to be. This series is amazing and I'm sure the next one will be even better.