Impostor by Susanne Winnacker audiobook

Impostor: A Variants Novel

By Susanne Winnacker
Read by Emily Rankin  and Emily Janice Card

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8.08 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780804123839

CAN TESSA POSE AS MADISON . . . AND STOP A KILLER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?   Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI.   When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.   Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep.   Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

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Summary

CAN TESSA POSE AS MADISON . . . AND STOP A KILLER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?   Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI.   When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.   Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep.   Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fresh and inventive. . . . the strongly-written mystery component takes center stage. BCCB
An unpredictable page turner with shades of terror reminiscent of a Stephen King novel. VOYA

Reviews

Reviews

by Paul (AudiobookReviewer) 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Not at all like and X-men Murder Mystery

When I first read the summary for Impostor: A Variants Novel, Book 1, I was intrigued. Variants sound a bit like mutants to me, you know like the X-men or maybe more like the Teen Titans since this is a young adult affair, and many other super heroes, of witch I am a huge fan. This makes me think that this audiobook will be full of action and super villains and fights and sinister plots of world domination. And then I was brought back to earth by the murder mystery aspect of the story. Generally I do not do well with that genre in the past and was willing to give it a shot because of my first thought. I hope that I am at least partially right.

This audiobook started out great, literally reminded me of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters from the X-men. A school full of a rag tag group of teenage variants, learning how to hone their different skills. The main difference being that instead of a rich philanthropist super powerful variant running the show you have the military, naturally right? You have all of the young adult normal sexual tension between a few of the female variants and the one super hot guy, that these days seems more like filler than storyline. Then the murder mystery kicks in and Tessa, who power is being able to shape-shift into anybody that she has touched, needs to go undercover to solve a baffling string of murders. This is where the story left me behind as it was mostly about Tessa’s longing to be a part of a loving family, her confusion about being attracted to the guys she is, and her self pity about being the way she is doing what she is doing. Then the last hour or two peaked my interest so much that I couldn’t stop listening, I had to know what was going to happen next. It ended the way I thought it would after many twists and turns. Over all Impostor: A Variants Novel, Book 1 was a great introduction to this new series, not sure if I will proceed with it or not.

This was my first listen of Emily Rankin and I was not disappointed at all. Rankin’s narration was absolutely spot on, I don’t think that I could have picked a better voice to play the part of Tessa. Able to feed Tessa’s nativity and general teen aged angst that rummages through so many young adult titles. Rankin was able to switch characters, while not the most believable alternate voices, but it was good enough for me to at least separate the many different characters found in Impostor: A Variants Novel, Book 1.

Author

Author Bio: Susanne Winnacker

Author Bio: Susanne Winnacker

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English