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  • Bounty

  • A Kaliya Sahni Novel, Book One
  • By: K.N. Banet
  • Narrated by: Ariel Royce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

Kaliya Sahni.

Tribunal Executioner. Bounty hunter. The last nagini.

Her reputation is larger than the desert she lives in.

Dangerous. Irresponsible. Antagonistic.

When a friend asks her to look into a supernatural bounty on a human, Kaliya finds herself taking the first steps into a conspiracy that had been in the shadows for nearly a decade. Too intrigued to get out before it’s too late, she dives straight into the deep end, ready to discover the truth.

When the mysterious bounty takes a personal turn, she knows there’s no turning back, no putting the lid back on the box.

It’s all or nothing in her world and Kaliya doesn’t like to lose.

©2019 K.N. Banet (P)2022 K.N. Banet

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  • B. Bretter
  • 02-06-21

William Shatner?

I really enjoy the story, but the narration is making me crazy. The narrator has a very flat voice and pauses often and at odd times, very reminiscent of Willaim Shatner's emoting. It continually pulls me out of the story and is ruining the experience for me. I love the author so much that I endeavored and will keep the book, but I will not buy any additional titles in this series unless the narrator changes.

Maybe I was just spoiled with the Jacky Leon series. I really wish Savannah Gilmore had done both series.

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  • mat
  • 21-05-21

good, though a bit awkward at times.

Overall i would say that this story is a solid 4. I liked petty much all the characters, and i LOVED the somewhat not so subtle jabs at the usual urban fantasy troupes, they made me laugh. I found myself surprised that i actually really liked the main character despite her having a personality that i would normally have found... tedious/off putting. It's also pretty entertaining to witness a role reversal from the standard urban fantasy formula.
The only nitpick i have, is that the dialogue can come off pretty unnatural and awkward at times, especially when it is used to convey info that the characters already knew or should have known, strictly for the purpose of informing the audience. It sounds really weird for a character to say something like "Hello, friend i have known for ten years." and other such minor info drops that really could have just been written into a inner monologue . However, despite that issue i found it to be one of the more enjoyable first books in a series and am looking forward to the rest whenever they come out on audible.

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  • ToastyGirl
  • 18-05-21

I’m so happy this series came to audio!!!

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. Loved meeting Kaliya, Cassius, & Raphael. Also getting another look into the Jacky Leon world. Great start to this series!!!

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  • JW
  • 07-02-22

So good!

I'm barely on the 3rd chapter so I'll come and add to this review after I finish listening to the book, but I just came here to say that I LOVE this narrator! Her voice is sexy, and I love the different accents she does! Good job Ariel Royce!
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I love this book so much! I love Kaliya, she is a fascinating character! I can't wait to find out what happens next. This is an unputdownable book!

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  • Jessica Luemen
  • 18-09-22

Great story, but narration needs work

I love these new characters and have enjoyed this book. However, the narrator is very choppy. Hopefully she improves for the next book.

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  • Dee W.
  • 14-09-22

Story great. Narrator bad

The author and the story are really great, but the narrator is awful and makes it hard to enjoy listening to the story being read out loud. She has an unusual rhythm, accenting the wrong words in a sentence. It’s like English is not her first language.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-22

good story and great story

the story and the narrator/voice actress were great. the story was interesting but kinda awkward at times. the narrator gave every character there own voice to help tell tje characters apart and she was good at accents. hopefully she will narrate the entire series like jakie has her own narrator

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  • Pinky
  • 20-07-22

Weak main character

All the main character does is whine. For a supposed assassin she is the weakest character I’ve ever read. Whining about if someone gets hurt it’s my fault, for someone that kills people for money she has no backbone. Also the f word is used as a crutch to what comes down to meh writing. Also the narrator reads slowly and pauses awkwardly like she is having trouble reading.

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  • Anne K
  • 07-07-22

Interesting new series

I enjoyed the start of the Kaliya saga. Strong heroine, engaging storyline and just enough untold questions to make you want more. Unfortunately, the narrator has an extremely sharp “S” pronunciation that rakes likes nails on a blackboard. Sadly, it detracts a LOT from fully immersing into the story. Will try book 2 and hope I can get through it.

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  • Msbeaudry
  • 16-03-22

Perfect for listening and reading

Really enjoying this author. This is the second series for me and I am looking forward to reading them all.