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Pandora's Daughter

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  7,158 Ratings  ·  394 Reviews
The number-one blockbuster bestselling author delivers her most explosive and compelling novel yet, in which a woman must unlock the secrets of her own mind before she loses her life.

She has a gift of unspeakable power...
He must control her or destroy her...

For as long as she can remember, successful young physician Megan Blair has tried to silence the voices in her head——
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published October 16th 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Apr 25, 2010 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read anything by this author, and the only reason I picked this one up was because it was a group read. I didn't even read the book description so it was a big surprise to me that it was paranormal!

I wasn't sure what bookshelf to put this one, because it had elements from both romantic suspense and paranormal romance. The basic premise of the story is that there are people in the world who have other abilities that are not "normal". Some are empathic, can read minds, some can hear
May 02, 2010 CLM rated it did not like it
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Apr 27, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it
In another one of Iris Johansen's stand-alone thrillers, she took us on another hair-rising adventure of its own kind. For Dr. Megan Blair, she'd been hearing voices in her head. She tried to silence those dormant psychic powers for years, when it drove her insane and out of her mind. She couldn't forget the past, when she learned about her mother's death and trying to save her heritage. People were out to kill her, use her and also seduce her, including Neil Grady, who held the key to her futu ...more
Sep 07, 2014 Kapria rated it did not like it
Wow...I don't even know how to begin to write all of my frustrations with this book. I guess I'll start with my biggest number one problem. The dialogue. Some of the conversations between the characters were so irrelevant to what was actually going on. I had a hard time seeing the characters as convincing people because they were so bland and the dialogue was unbelievable. The bad guy didn't even sound like a bad guy besides the occasional "bitch" and "whore" that was spewed from his mouth, and ...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen was my February commute audiobook. Megan Blair is a doctor who hears voices. These voices are actually part of a psychic power that she only just learned she has. This comes at a time that someone is trying to kill her, and she must learn to accept and prevail, or risk losing her life.

The premise of the book sounds exciting and interesting, but it fell flat. The plot progresses really slowly, and the characters are just annoying.

Megan is supposed to be a docto
Feb 10, 2012 Johanna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
I liked the idea of the plot and the subject matter (re: paranormal) but felt like the story lacked suspense and overdid it with the histrionics.

Several times the author went out of the way to have a character explain things that I just didn't need to know in order to enjoy the story. The expositionary dialog felt awkward (no one ever explains themselves like the last scene of a Scooby-Doo episode). To boot, the melodramatic adverbs and theatrical blocking actually pulled me
I really tried with this book, but if I can't even pay attention to an audiobook when I'm stuck in a car with nothing else to do, I have to admit defeat.
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Devin King
Dec 07, 2016 Devin King rated it liked it

Pandora's daughter

Personal response
When I was reading this book, I was bored During the prologue. The first chapter had a few hooks that made me want to read until the end and find out what happened.

This book starts out in the woods outside of Colorado, then Pandora moves into the city. During her time in the city she goes to nursing school and graduated top of her class. She stays there for many years until she is taken overseas to Germany and to a French circus. At the French circus she
Amy Lignor
Sep 16, 2011 Amy Lignor rated it liked it
One of the most entertaining writers is back. Looking forward to a novel by Ms. Johansen, to me, is a lot like awaiting the next J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts tome. Engaging, fast-paced…the woman knows what she has to do to bring a reader in for the ride.

The plot: For as long as Megan Blair can remember, she has tried with all her might to silence the voices that scream inside her head. She’s toiled since childhood to ignore the strange pictures that rise up inside her mind, like demons coming forth f
Jul 04, 2013 Anna rated it did not like it
This has been the worst book I've read in ages. I'd feel like a parrot to repeat the flaws that have already been pointed out by by the other well-written reviews. In fact, it would be even furiously trite to say that yes, this book is even worse than the Twilight series. However, in the bizarrely accepted universal language of Pandora's Daughter's characters, dammit, I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna compare the two.

1. The protagonist is named Megan Blair. At least Bella Swan's name was ironic.

2. Mayb
Sep 08, 2009 Tabi34 rated it it was ok
The title intrigued me - Pandora's Daughter; I thought it would be about a woman with ties to the Greek myth. Then I read the back cover and there was danger and mystery. I had to read it. It turned out to be one of the slowest reads I've had done. It took me weeks to plow through the story.

A woman, Megan, sees her mother killed when she is a teenager. Years later she is nearly run off the road in an attempt to kill her. Her past is revealed to her and she and Neal Grady go on a quest to find t
Apr 30, 2012 Sasha rated it it was ok
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Aug 27, 2008 Alicia rated it did not like it
I struggled to finish this book, as it was predictable, and the characters were poorly executed. Dialogue made me cringe and really, Johansen needs to try a little variety when it comes to swear words or leave em out because seeing "damn" or "dammit" at least once on every page was pathetic.

I've enjoyed Johansen's novels in the past, especially the Eve Duncan ones and have grown attached to Galen, Sarah, and the other supporting characters. Unfortunately, Meghan and Blair were cookie-cutter, an
Nov 08, 2012 Meigan rated it did not like it
Absolutely hated it. I used to really like Iris Johansen, took quite a long break from reading her books, and this was the first one I purchased when I decided to read her again. The plot sounded interesting, although I normally don't "do" books with paranormal/psychic aspects. I just couldn't get into it at all. The dialogue was extremely stiff, and the word "Lord" was used over and over again, which I didn't understand. Made me shake my head and say "Oh Lord, I need to put this down...", which ...more
Nov 09, 2011 Stacy rated it liked it
My aunt sent me bags of beautiful, well-kept hardcover books and this was one of the many. I was looking for something light and I got it. Far more erotically charged than I was expecting, I really enjoyed getting to know the main players who, for the most part, had some kind of psychic ability (or wanted to kill those with psychic abilities). It was gritty at times and very descriptive.

However...the author wrote "Dammit" into her characters' dialogue far too often, I guess to show frustration
Jan 24, 2013 Voracious_reader rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-but-unowned
Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen--


I almost don't want to be bothered with writing a review because I feel like I've already wasted far too much time on this book. Basically, it's about a fifteen-year old who grows up only to discover she has psychic powers and that her mother was killed for her own psychic powers. There's plenty of gratuitous sex, violence, violence and sex together, torture, poorly crafted two-dimensional characters, unnecessary characters whose purpose still evade me
Dhen Dhen
Jun 19, 2015 Dhen Dhen rated it liked it
Shelves: library
This one had some really good potential...but failed to materialize them.

Johansen was able to set up ideas involving the psychic faculty of humans. She's able to introduce not-so superhuman powers but I still considered cool. But the thing is they were not expounded that much. Especially Megan's.

Despite being the main character, Megan's Listening is almost useless. I'm convinced that the author forgot all about her ability.

What's funny is Megan's squad are all Freaks(people with the psychic abil
Jul 13, 2011 Minah rated it it was ok

this book was POORLY written. seriously.... it sounded as if a middle school kid wrote it for some thriller contest.

the story itself was good. but really.. the writing style. CHEESY AND IMMATURE. it was so cheesy that i LITERALLY felt like gagging while eating and reading. and it was so immature that i felt like i was getting dumber and dumber.

im sorry.. but please.. don't read this book unless you are in high school. (middle school writing level but there a
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Sep 25, 2011 εlﻨբ ツ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
megan bi dinleyici insanların acılarını duyabiliyor.annesi bir pandora.dokunduğu kişinin yeteneğini meydana çıkarıyo.bu ndenle de cinayete kurban gidiyo.megan annesinin katilini ararken pandora olup olmadığını da bulmaya çalışıyor.degisikti.
The Twins
Far too much unnecessary dialogue which makes it drawn out.
Oct 10, 2016 Michelle rated it it was ok
Not one of Johansen's bests. The characters haven't been fleshed out and the action seems rushed and clumsy. The main characters' relationship is tense and brusque in an un-fun, annoying kind of way that leaves the read more frustrated than anything. The villains were disgusting and one dimensional and not worth much thought.
Inhalt: Megan Blair ist Ärztin lebt ein ruhiges Leben zusammen mit ihrem Onkel Phillip, der sie nach dem tragischen Tod ihrer Mutter aufgenommen hat. Als sie jedoch eines Abends auf dem Weg nach Hause ist, wird sie von der Straße abgedrängt und entkommt dem Tod nur knapp. Ab diesem Zeitpunkt ändert sich ihr Leben vollständig. Zum einen muss Megan damit klar kommen, dass der Tod ihrer Mutter kein Unfall sondern ein Mord war. Zum anderen scheinen ihre Verfolger und die Mörder ihrer Mutter identisc ...more
Jan 24, 2012 Mareike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gelesen-2012
Anhand des Klappentextes war ich sehr gespannt auf Pandoras Tochter. Das Buch hat länger auf meinem SUB gelegen, obwohl ich immer mal Lust hatte es zu lesen. Es kam immer ein Buch dazwischen, dass mich noch mehr ansprach. Ich habe nach der Leseprobe gehofft einen spannenden Thriller mit ein wenig Mystery zu entdecken. Im Endeffekt war es aber genau andersherum. Das hat mich dann doch etwas enttäuscht, weil ich bislang viel Gutes von der Autorin gehört hatte. Gestartet ist Pandoras Tochter sogar ...more
Feb 25, 2017 Soi rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
I enjoyed Renata Wilger & Jed Hartley moments more. I hope there's a book about those too!
Apr 11, 2015 Gesil rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Cora Lein
Megan ist 15 als ihre Mutter ermordet wird. 12 Jahre später holt ihre Vergangenheit sie ein und sie muss sich ihren Ängsten stellen. Alles ist wie früher: die furchtbaren Stimmen, die immer wieder auftauchen und Neal Grady, der damals wie heute sehr anziehend wirkt …

Ich bin gut in die Geschichte riengekommen und fand den Anfang auch sehr spannend und vielversprechend. Leider flaute das ganze dann ab und auch der Schreibstil wurde immer ausgedehnter und langweiliger. Die Spannu
Patricia Rosario
Feb 19, 2017 Patricia Rosario rated it really liked it
Psychic powers are so cool that's why I liked reading the Pandora's Daughter. Definitely a good read.
Jan 18, 2012 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
Çok beğenerek okuduğum bir roman idi İris Johansen çok beğendiğim yazarlardan oldu..Pandora'nın kızı ile birlikte..İçinde hem gizem,macera,aşk barındıran güzel bir hikayedi..Ama bazı yerlerde bazı kopmalar hissetsemde severek okudum bu romanı... Psişik güçlere sahip olan Megan 27 yaşında dayısı ile yaşayan bir genç kadındır.. 12 yıl önce annesini kaza sonucu kaybetmiştir. En büyük handikapi yapmış olduğu doktorluk mesleğinde kaybettiği hastalarının ölümü onu çok etkilemesidir... Hayatı görünüşte ...more
Jan 21, 2010 Kelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After her mother was murdered when she was 15, Megan went to live with her uncle, and has almost completely silenced the voices she heard in her head. What Megan doesn't understand is that she is a Listener, able to hear the voices of people who have died. Until someone tries to kill her...

Neal Grady has been protecting Megan ever since the fateful nght her mother was killed. He has used his own psychic abilities to relieve the burden of the horrors Megan's gift brings her. But now he has retur
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Goodreads Librari...: Please remove this book from the series 8 49 Jan 21, 2013 06:26PM  
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Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great su ...more
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