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  • The Devil's Fool

  • Devil Series, Book 1
  • By: Rachel McClellan
  • Narrated by: Veronica Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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The Devil's Fool

By: Rachel McClellan
Narrated by: Veronica Fox
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Summary

Eve's power-hungry witch parents will kill at the slightest insult, and Eve's unwillingness to use her own supernatural abilities is enough to incite them. Boaz, a powerful vampire, may be the only one able to save her, to give her the one thing she's never had--love. But in Eve's world, no one is who they seem and everyone has an agenda. And the more she stays with him, the more difficult it becomes to spot the true devils, especially when she becomes one herself.
©2015 Rachel McClellan (P)2016 Rachel McClellan

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Dead boring

Woman's voices just drones on and on and on. No expression whatsoever. Perhaps because of this I couldnt get past 4 chapters I'm unsure? But if I'm honest the story is rubbish too.
I've read far better 'inclusive/free' books and don't think I'll bother trying to continue.
Very annoyed as I've wasted my only Credit for the month on this utter rubbish and because of this it's made me overly cautious for future reads.... Now what do I read?
I've learned that even though the - sample read might sound good on this occasion I was wrong!
Very disappointed 😢 and I can't return it either 😡

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nice surprise

if you can listen through the first chapters, the narrator gets better.

It reads a bit like a coming of age story for the heroine. At the beginning she appears weak and naive but you see her transform throughout the book.
Buying second one now

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Surprised

I wasn't sure about reading this book, I am very glad I did though , from start to finish it had me on the edge , a very good read now looking forward to book two.

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  • Midwestbonsai
  • 24-05-17

I had a difficult time putting down

Eden is her safe haven and where she travels each night in her mind to get away from her abusive parents. Her parents are the movers and shakers in the political world and society. But each night they insist she use her magic. Each night she refuses until she has no choice but to fight for her life and the life of the vampire she is physically attracted to; she uses her magic – 18 years of suffering, pain and hate comes to simmer and boil over. Evil magic feels good, until … like anything evil, it is addictive and becomes uncontrollable. Another saves her and now she must save him through the power of good and love.

Eve must rediscover herself to save her friends. The question is can she do it and is she strong enough to face an evil much stronger and more persistent than her parents?

I enjoyed how Rachel McClellan told the story of Eve’s journey of self-discovery and ultimate sacrifices. A vivid and powerful storyteller, McClellan takes common relationship issues and stretches them beyond what we know, demonstrating how choices can affect us and others. Innocents without experience can be swallowed up quickly and completely; McClellan vividly portrayed that possibility into a reality through interactions between Eve and her friends/family.

I thought this was a good book, one I had a difficult time putting down and one that I sometimes found myself saying, “OMG what are you doing?” McClellan tells an engaging story that draws the reader in and when the book ends; well, you are left seeing when part 2 is coming out!

The narrator Veronica Fox performed the parts excellently, slowing it down and energizing it with power and excitement when appropriate. She became the characters but especially Eve. I enjoyed her performance immensely.

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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  • LoveToColor
  • 02-08-16

Mixed emotions

The story sucked me right in. I liked learning about Eve's struggle with using magic. But there were some parts of the book that felt slow and monotonous, due to the slow narration. I can see how the narrator's voice was used to give the story a darker feel, but it was too slow, monotone, and unfeeling. I think I would have enjoyed reading the book, instead of listening to it.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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  • Fanae
  • 18-01-17

Audio book does not match the book

This audiobook changes some of the wording from the written version and in some cases leaves entire paragraphs out. Someone needs to review and re edit this version. I'm reluctant to use it because I feel like I'm being cheated out of the authors actual words. That really sucks because it seems like a great book that I wanted to listen to( continue reading) during my commute to work.

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  • Lamond
  • 01-11-16

Original, interesting story - AWFUL narration.

What did you like best about The Devil's Fool? What did you like least?

This book is full of familiar types of supernatural beings but the story itself is fairly original. I've read so many books of this genre that I can usually pin down the plot by the end of the first couple chapters but this one had me wondering about some things. The worst part of this book was the narration. It's seriously bad... Veronica Fox - when speaking as Eve - is completely monotone most of the time. I think it's her attempt to sound hopeless and weary but someone with more experience would realize there's a huge difference. When she was speaking as Boraz the vampire she tried to make him sound smooth and bad-boyish but he just sounds like a somewhat monotone used car salesman. Her best narration was Eve's wine-loving, drunk aunt but that was all of about 5 minutes total speaking time.

What did you like best about this story?

Some parts of the story kept me wondering. Most supernatural romance books follow a pretty well worn path so it was nice that this one had some elements that I wasn't able to immediately figure out.

How could the performance have been better?

I think that if she were to take some acting classes (because really, that's what this is - voice acting) she'd improve remarkably. It was just way too monotone through the entire book.

Do you think The Devil's Fool needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It has follow up books....

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 20-06-16

Equal parts captivating as it was frustrating.

This book was equal parts gripping as it was so frustrating. The book centers on Eve. Her parents are the worst of the worst and want Eve to follow in their footsteps. She has vowed to never use her powers and never turn out like them but then she meets Boaz. He turns her life on it's axis and she becomes that which she despised. Can she see the light before it's too late?

The start of the book was kind of hard to slog through. It was hard to like Eve and believe that she could be so naive and stupid, that I almost put it aside, but I kept going because I wanted to see if she would wake up and smell the roses!!! That for me was the most frustrating thing about this book. Eve was so gullible and fell for everything Boaz did and said. It was hard to believe that Eve would break her vow so utterly and completely and not see what was glaringly obvious to me.

Thankfully, she eventually realised what was what and the book picked up, and from then on I was hooked. I had to keep listening to see what happened and what would happen to certain characters. I feel like the book is almost 2 separate entities because part one was so frustrating and boring and part two picked up a bit and added a little extra something, though Eve still annoyed me at times.

In all, I enjoyed the book enough that I will probably continue with the series, though I do hope Eve grows a pair and grows up a lot!!

Veronica Fox did a good job though I got confused with her female voices at times. Some of them sounded really similar. Other than that she was a competent reader.

*I received a copy of this for review. this in no way affected my thoughts.*

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  • Believer50
  • 12-05-16

Witches Vampires and Humans who would have thought

Eve, Charlie, Boaz, Lucien. Where do you start? Eve is a witch raised by wicked witch parents. she refuses to use her powers because she sees how her parents ae using theirs. Along comes Boaz with his own agenda who gets her to become almost as bad as her parents. What do Lucien and Charlie do? How does Boaz react to their inteference? This is not the brightest of books. Lots of dark charcters and events. The narration could have been better and the story is more for a young adult rather than for seasoned readers. It did keep my interest yet I don't think I will come back for books 2 and 3. That is up in the air. I would recommend for young adults who ar getting into the paranormal reading realm.

I got this book from Audioblast for an honest review. No money was exchanged.

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  • Tammy
  • 12-02-17

An amazing storyline

kept me wanting to keep listening well into the late hours of the night great twists and found myself many times squinting my eyes shut as if it were a part in a movie that you are squimish to see but still want to know what happens. Hoping the second book will be just as good as the first.

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  • Thischickreads
  • 11-02-17

Really enjoyed this book!

This is my first book by Rachel McClellan and if won't be my last! I've already downloaded the next book! Can't wait to listen!

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  • katie
  • 06-11-16

great

Really enjoyed this book, I will definitely be listening to book two. cant wait to find out what happens next.

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  • Johannaber's
  • 06-05-16

I just purchased the second book in the Series!

This Book was such a great story. This story has just the right balance of humans, witches and vampires. I have just purchased the Kindle versions of The Devil's Angel (book 2) and The Devil's Soldier (book 3). I am so happy that there are 2 more books after this one. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, the sub-plots and the last line in the book. Wow!

Eve has been raised by 2 Witch parents that enjoy inflicting torture and play mental games with their daughter. They are trying to get Eve to use her powers. She won't because she NEVER wants to be like her father and mother (who could blame her - they were abusive and evil). She comes from a totally awful secluded life into a bright new world enabled by her vampire friend Boaz.

Eve is a powerful witch that has tried to hide her talents from her parents. Boaz helps bring out her gifts. With the help of her friends, Eve becomes a very dark and dangerous killer. While on a killing spree, she meets a vampire named Lucien. Her dark evil heart is confused by the light she once felt when she touches his hand. Lucien is a dark violent vampire with a mission. His gift is reading people. Eve is given a vision that shows she still has some bright spark in her soul.

There is a major development at this point in the book. I am not going to make this a spoiler, but Eve meets a man named Charlie that is a member of a secret society that keeps a balance between good and evil.This changes her life. I highly recommend this book to any paranormal fantasy fan. There is a tiny bit of romance in this book that does not distract from the action.

The narrator is good and I love her Charlie voice. Nice Sexy english accent. I forgot it was a woman narrator, she is that good.

This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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