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Pandora's Daughter: A Novel

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  6,188 ratings  ·  346 reviews
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 - voices that bring her to the edge of madness and terror. Megan possesses psychic powers that have been dormant for years, hidden deep in the past she’s tried so desperately to forg
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Published October 16th 2007 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2007)
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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Amy Lignor
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
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
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
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
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
Dale Safford
While I like psychic undertones in books I read, a little humor to accompany that is refreshing. This work was heavy and somber. The end was a little bit too pat. The reader doesn't quite get fully into the main character's drama.

As a growing child, Megan Blair used to hear voices inside her head, but they eventually were controlled. Now she is a successful young physician who has a special empathy with her patients and those surrounding them. But someone is out to get her. She turns to the uncl
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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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.
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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
I really enjoyed the books totally. I loved the unusual paranormal part of the book..and the connection between the characters really was excellent. I did have a problem also with the pass thoughts of Grady about Megan when she was 15 like everyone else.


Megan is a doctor and was still living with Phillip(her so call uncle) which it didn't turn out to be her uncle after all and she didn't care she loved him anyways. She did feel betrayed but he love for
Just finished Pandora’s Daughter by Iris Johansen, an author I usually enjoy. Unfortunately, there is enough cheese in this particular offering to top a dozen extra large pizzas.

Dr. Megan Blair is a physician who hears “voices”. Often a sign of schizophrenia, in Megan’s case it is indicative of the fact that she is a “listener” and possesses psychic abilities much like her now deceased mother. This talent for listening is almost eclipsed by her highly developed sensual and sexual side (an extra
Joann Muszynski
I just could not get into this book. It sounded promising enough - and oddly familiar. Through the first couple of chapters I experienced a peculiar since of deja vú. I don't remember reading this book before, but I would swear that I have. Despite this, I kept turning the pages in anticipation.

Only to be deflated.

Pandora's Daughter, no doubt a great book, just couldn't hold my attention well enough. Bits and pieces seem to be missing, as if it's an add on to an older book, or big Brother Book,
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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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
Alberto Jacobo Baruqui
Novela con un muy buen tema y francamente tiene mucho para dar, pensar y estudiar, pero queda en una historia que Johansen la encamina al puro estilo Hollywood y eso la deprecia. No merece mas de 3 estrellas principalmente por este hecho, y por que por este mismo hecho se predicen sus desenlaces inmediatos próximos.
En el Terreno de lo Paranormal, Iris Johansen arroja su desbocada historia, donde descuida el desarrollo de los protagonistas y nos provoca una falta de empatía con los mismos, y que
I mildly enjoyed this book. The premise was good and I liked the action and suspense. But I never really grew to care about these characters. Well... I take that back. I really liked some of the supporting characters, but not the main ones. Which was too bad. Their characters were never fully developed and it fell flat. It's hard to read and entire book where the two main characters are in love, but can't stand to be around each other except to have sex. I kept walking away, wondering why I had ...more
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
It's been twelve years since Dr. Megan Blair lost her mother Sarah, since she's seen Neal Grady, since she's heard the voices in her head, since her uncle Phillip Blair took her in. Neal Grady comes back into Megan's life when he finds out that she was run off the road and nearly killed by a mad man in a truck. Suddenly, she begins to hear the voices in her head again. She discovers that she is a Listener, her mother was a Pandora, and Phillip Blair, a man she loves and trusts, is not who she th ...more
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
Todd Greene
Feb 12, 2008 Todd Greene rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults, older teens
I'd never read an Iris Johansen novel until I received an email from one of the lists I'm on with an excerpt from this novel, Pandora's Daughter. By the end of the excerpt I was hooked and had to rush out and buy a copy to see what happens. I can only recall doing this once before.

Pandora's Daughter is the story of Dr. Megan Blair who was orphaned at age 15 when her mother was murdered. All her life she'd heard voices and her mother tried tell her otherwise. Megan had to be 'normal'. Everything
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Goodreads Librari...: Please remove this book from the series 8 46 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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