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    Six dead bodies with one disturbing similarity. An illicit genetic experiment. A secret society of true believers willing to do whatever it takes to become pure. 

    And this is only the beginning. 

    DEA Special Agent Peter Malloy is no stranger to the devastating impact of drugs. So when six bodies turn up with surgical ports implanted in their spines, he's sure a potent new opioid is the culprit. But when lab tests show zero evidence of any known narcotics, he fears something far more sinister.

    Allison Stevens thought she knew everything about her boss. But after he disappears, she's stunned to discover his secret genetic research in pain tolerance. When she becomes the target of the FBI's investigation, Allison has only one move. She must expose his illegal experiment. There's just one problem. Some secrets will be protected at any cost.

    As Malloy and Allison get closer to the truth, they begin to realize they're about to uncover the most chilling medical discovery in human history.

    If it doesn't get them killed.

    The Pain Colony is a gripping suspense thriller - you'll be plunged into terrifying twists of modern science, chilling tension, and shocking revelations that will leave you breathless.

    "A nail-biting pause-resister you can't put down!" (BookTrib)

    "A shocking finale that even jaded listeners won't see coming!" (BookLife)

    ©2019 Shanon Hunt (P)2019 Shanon Hunt

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    • Lia
    • 27/03/2020

    Drove Me Crazy

    Lots of listeners loved this book but mot me. The story bumped and jumped all over the place just too many story-lines and too many POV's going on. I got about 70% through and just couldn't stand it anymore. There are four different story-lines, and the main character is an idiot. It was all over the place. The FBI good guys, the FBI bad guys, the fixer, the fake fixer (maybe that was the same person, or was that one of the corporate bad guys? Or the guy Allison picked up in a bar?), the weird cult, the cult brother, the cult father, the cult personal trainer, the cult shrink/therapist, the evil corporate guy, the OTHER evil corporate guy, the MS patient, the bank accounts, the secretary at the biotech company, the secretary at the other biotech company, the drugs. If I'm reading a masterpiece, the great American novel, maybe it's worth trying to keep track of everything. But this is the 21st century version of a supermarket paperback. It was ridiculous.

    I’d like to give it an A for effort, but I can't. The author clearly put a lot into this, but it was TOO much. She overreached. I would read another book by this author, because I think she could do a lot better with a more streamlined approach. But I'd wait until there were a lot of reviews (and not all within 2 or 3 days of the original publication date) before I would pay for it.

    I didn't give the book one star because I skipped to the last chapter and it looks like the ending has a nice twist. But did it make me want to push through and read the rest of the book? No.

    Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard were great with the delivery of the story

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    • Wall-to-wall books
    • 06/12/2019

    The Pain Colony

    Oh my gosh! This book was fantastic! I loved every second of it. It was strange, quirky, original, and oh so suspenseful! By the time I got to the end I was saying - "Are you kidding me!?!?!"
    I can't wait to read the next one in the series - With Pain Comes Peace.

    Great character development. I loved Leyla (a young woman who was living in "The Pain Colony") she was so sweet and innocent. You later learn that her innocence was stolen from her :-(
    Also Allison I ended up liking very much but did not like her at all in the beginning.

    Audio Review - Great! I though both did a fantastic job. I don't always like the narration and it sometimes ruins the book for me. But this one I really liked listening to - Great job all around!


    I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from The Audio Bookworm - Thank You!

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    • Rayc
    • 05/12/2019

    Billionaires & Medicine

    The Pain Colony. ..
    This is a book with a complex storyline.
    A gripping story of Billionaires, medical research corruption and murder.
    This is a page turner that will keep you up late.
    Narration is excellent a great team.
    I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review. .

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    • silveragent
    • 05/11/2019

    The Pain Colony

    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

    The story was quite interesting with a couple of real surprises which I didn't see coming. Keeps you going ,always wanting to hear a little more before you stop. I usually prefer a single narrator but these two worked very well on alternating chapters so you never get pulled out of the book by a sudden switch. Definitely looking forward to see where the story goes next. Highly recommended.

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    • Lomeraniel
    • 29/11/2019

    Couldn't put it down!

    This book is an amazing mixture of genres: not only a technothriller but also a dystopian novel. There are three main plots that intertwine forming a complex story: A girl living in a colony where pain is a mean to reach purification and find redemption; a DEA Agent investigating several murders in which the victims have died due to a new and unknown drug; and Alisson, who works for a pharmaceutical company, and whose boss and secret lover skips town leaving her as the main suspect in an embezzlement scheme.

    This was an audiobook that I could not put down! It was clear from the start that these three stories had something in common, but what was it? Having three parallel narratives could have broken the rhythm of the book, but it was well planned and done carefully, and it just helped to get the listener more and more hooked to the story as details of the whole picture were slowly revealed.

    There is an amazing plot twist towards the end that I dared to guess earlier in the story but it was so unexpected and edgy that I was not sure it could be pulled off… but it was, and masterfully! It left me astonished! I am sure it will surprise most readers.

    The only aspect on which I would have liked a bit more development was the characters. I think the one I related to the most was Layla, even though her way of living was something I did not agree with. Perhaps I was able to forgive some of her mistakes because she did not remember her past, she was inherently incomplete. Allison, on the other hand, should have felt closer to me, but I had many troubles relating to her. She was a young and smart woman, but neither her head nor her heart seemed to be in the right place. Many of the things in this story went terribly wrong because she was either distracted or was pining for the wrong person, already knowing that he had betrayed her. There is a part of the story where her destiny suddenly changes, and it felt a bit forced, like during the first contact with the DEA. I guess Allison had some personal traits that contributed to this chain of events, but it is difficult for me to relate to somebody so careless. Half of the time I wanted to scream to Allison: “wake up, girl, this is a cruel world and the big fish are gonna eat you!”

    At first, I had the impression that there were only women at the Pain Colony. I think it was because only female names were mentioned during the first part of the book. Somehow I missed male characters actively suffering and being victims, not just women. I know that there were male characters with a bad end but it was always quick and we did not have enough time to relate to them. It could have been because Hunt is a woman and she finds easier to describe women’s feelings, but I could not help but think about the woman in distress as a popular figure.

    Erin deWard and Noah Michael Levine deliver a dual narration, as they have us accustomed to. I have to say that it perfectly matched the writing style and parallel stories, and both characters brought the characters to life with amazing interpretations. One minor setback that I would like to mention, and it is not the first time, is that deWard and Levine had slightly different speeds, and I found it a little distracting. I have experienced the same in other audiobooks narrated in the same fashion by both narrators. I know that each narrator has a personal style, but this speed difference was a bit noticeable and I had expected it to be better this time around.

    The Pain Colony was a rollercoaster of emotions and events, and I am looking forward to a sequel!

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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    • Big E
    • 17/11/2019

    Hard to put down!

    An absolutely amazingly well written book! In a not-too-distant future, experiments are being conducted to alter the DNA of people. Pain Colonies are set up to train and condition them. I don't want to give away the plot, but suffice to say that you will have trouble putting this book down once you pick it up! The ending leaves you begging for a sequel, or at the very least, a few more chapters. Well written and highly recommended!

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    • Kevin Potter
    • 09/11/2019

    Fascinating. Terrifying. Shocking. Read this book!

    Here we have a beautifully written near-future science fiction thriller that is equal parts suspense, mystery, and terrifying science!

    This is my first exposure to Erin deWard, but I've been a fan of Noah Michael Levine for a while now. Both narrators have a wonderful array of distinct voices and are phenomenal at both vocal inflections and matching their reading tempo to the tension in the scene.

    While Noah is a bit better at opposite-gender voices than Erin is, she is an absolute master of emotional vocal inflections.

    Listening to a book narrated by these two masters of their craft is an absolute pleasure.

    This probably goes without saying, but I'm not normally a thriller reader. I enjoy Dan Brown, AG Riddle, and Thomas Harris, but not much else.

    So I definitely went into this book unsure if it was something I would enjoy.

    I am immensely pleased to be able to say that I was utterly blown away and currently in emotional recovery!

    It took me a while to warm to Allison as a character, as she isn't the type of character I readily identify with. But Leyla and the detective both got my attention right away. They are both fascinating characters with really interesting perspectives on the world.

    After a very short bonding period, the story jump starts into high gear and things get wild pretty quickly.

    There are so many twists and reversals throughout that even when you finally figure it out, you still second guess yourself on whether that's really the end or if there's going to be one more huge twist to completely redefine the whole story yet again.

    I'm not telling!

    Suffice it to say that there's plenty to keep you guessing and there are more than enough shocking turns to keep the story moving.

    And interspersed with all these exciting twists and turns, you'll also find plenty of topics for the philosophers to debate over for ages to come.

    The technology that is the basis for this story is definitely terrifying and it really makes you wonder where the world is really heading.

    Now, the closest thing I have to a criticism is there are some shifts into first person that don't quite mesh with the rest of the story, although they are used for a distinct purpose that works well. It's just a little jarring at times.

    Now, the ending is nothing short of brilliant. We get plenty of final closure to the events of this story while still seeing wide open territory for a sequel.

    This is definitely an author I'll be keeping my eyes on in the future!

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    • Milica
    • 26/02/2020

    Amazing suspense thriller

    Agent Malloy is investigating six murders with strange similarities. Allison, who is unintentional involved, tries to help Malloy find out the truth before they both get killed.
     
    The story is told from the perspective of Malloy, who is investigating the murders; and of Alison, trying to find out the truth about the murders. The change from one to the other makes you wonder about how their perspectives will come together. The different narrators really helped to add perspective to the different points of view and added to the atmosphere of the story. The book includes various twists that surprise you and keep you guessing to the end. It will keep you on the edge of your seat!
     
    Erin and Noah narrated very well. They were both a very good fit for the story and I thoroughly enjoyed their performances. They have excellent intonation for the various characters and great varying of pace for the level of suspense in the chapters.
     
    I recommend this exciting thriller full of mystery and suspense. You will be thoroughly entertained and absolutely not be able to stop until it is done.
     
    Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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    • Brittany
    • 25/02/2020

    such an interesting book!!

    This book was not at all what I thought it would be but in a good way! Allison has no idea her what her boss and lover has been involved in until he is arrested and she is framed for his crimes! The science behind the genetic mutations and changes were interesting and believable enough to flow with the story.The back and forth between the Colony life to what is happening in to Allison as she tries to find answers and clear her name kept me very engaged and wanting to know what would happen next. The ending was was not at all what I was expecting but I should have because all the clues were there!! This was a great book! The narration was spot on! The narrators did a great job keeping each character separate and entertaining. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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    • PattyH
    • 18/02/2020

    Holy smokes!

    This audible is fantastic!
    Under the disguise of a pain clinic funded by billionaires, there's genetic research, illegal of course, and experiments conducted on people.
    A rollercoaster ride of a story, gripping edge of your seat thriller that won't disappoint!

    Both narrators did an excellent job, they worked very well together

    I received a copy of this audible free at my request. All comments in my review are strictly my own thoughts and opinions

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