Written by Jason Bonet ⎮ Narrated by Kim Bretton
Author: Jason Bonet
Narrator: Kim Bretton
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes
Publisher: Jason Bonet
Released: Apr. 30, 2019
Genre: Science Fiction
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Natalie wakes bound to a chair. Fear envelopes her. Her captors must know she’s pregnant. Pregnant with Drayden’s baby. Pregnant with offspring that might have some of Drayden’s awesome nanotech powers. She has to escape. Drayden has to find her. They have to save their baby or the enemy will have all that they need to control everything and everyone.
This audiobook was provided by its author, Jason Bonet, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Jason!
Kudos to Kim Bretton on the last scene. It was dramatic, full of action, and explosive as Natalie and Drayden accomplished a worthwhile victory, together. She was a fierce mother, fighting for her baby, she knew what her enemy was capable of, yet took a stand, and fought her way to freedom. The narration was also fantastic for this portion of the book.
Jason Bonet’s narration of Drayden’s point of view was splendid. He had a pleasant voice and his narration was evocative, immersive and engaging. Drayden’s point of view sounded like it was written to be read as an audiobook. The tone used for Drayden reflected his age, determination, youth brashness and his laser focus on his goals.
Natalie’s point of view felt like it was forced into the storyline and it was reflected in the narration. Her entire storyline was about telling Drayden’s story, getting pregnant, food cravings, and pumping milk afterwards; it was hard to connect with her character. If Natalie was not part of the story, the story feels like it could still live on without her.
Also, Natalie’s story was told in a third person perspective and it affected the feel of the performance. It sometimes sound awkward to have access to Natalie’s thoughts even though she was referenced in the third person. In addition, the friendly conversational tone Natalie had with her interrogator did not come across as realistic. She did not sound afraid, nervous, worried, or fearful for her life and her unborn child, as one would expect from a person in captivity. In one of the scenes, Natalie caught a glimpse of her best friend Liv captured through the two way interrogation mirror. The narration of her despair did not sound authentic enough to match Natalie’s emotional state. Natalie’s point-of-view’s performance was not as believable and less engaging.