I really enjoyed this story about a were panther who was beaten and kicked out of his tribe at 16 because he was gay. The story was interesting, fun to read, and I highly recommend.
Omg first i love shifter books , this book was beautifu, where have you been all my life i enjoy this book a lot. Jin is a gay werepanther and a rare one at that, his special and powerful and there is Logan Church his mate the Alpha. All the character in this book was great and the narrator Sean Crisden was awesome i highly recommend it 5 star
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Another great tale of love that must be fought for, trusted in, and held on too tightly. Ms. Calmes is amazing at creating a lovely tale of men who deserve and fight like hell to hold on to their love for one another. Mr. Crisden did an excellent job of bringing Jin and Logan to life for me.
The only thing I usually get annoyed with in Ms. Calmes stories is how affectionate or touchy feely the main character (in this story it's Jin) is with women he comes across. In almost all of her stories it's the same. And although I appreciate the kindness and beautiful heart her main characters have, the touchy feely stuff with the females (especially those he's just met) is a bit much for me. It's not as bad as it is in some of her stories and other than that, this story was a wonderful few hours of entertainment.
I won't be listening to book 2 and 3 because for some odd reason a narrator who is not Sean Crisden (and is completely wrong for the characters I've grown to care about) does the narration and I'm not just disappointed because I desperately wanted to listen to book 2 and 3 but I'm baffled as to why a switch was done seeing as Sean Crisden did an excellent job in this stories and his voice is Jin and Logan. I just purchased book 4 because Mr. Crisden is narrating it. yay!
This is a wonderful story and a perfect beginning to a very good shifter series. I love the details and backstory for this particular shifter world.
This is the best shifter series I have read. Mary Cakmes L'ange series is also great as is Rack and Ruin if you like suspense M/M shifter tales.
The story is great and listening to it is mostly enjoyable except for any distinct voices the narrator tried. Crane's voice is just awful and painful to listen to. Some of the interactions with Logan are disappointing because the narrator clearly didn't pre-read so he would say things loudly he was supposed to whisper or say things with no inflection that had great details about the way it should be have been said (like it should have been growled or yelled or seductively purred, etc.). I prefer no special voices if they are going to be distracting.
Jin is a fantastic character. He is very enthusiastic and snarky and just plain difficult and stubborn at times. I love his frustration over being claimed but also his loyalty to Logan despite his feelings of giving up on his freedom. I also love his relationship to his lifelong best friend Crane. Jin is just a cool character.
This is a terrific novel and worth a read and listen. You will HATE the narrator if you have ever read the book, but he will just irritate you at times otherwise. His enactment of Crane is truly terrible, but everything else is pretty well done. I have heard him on other novels and he has done much better. I wish there were a way he could redo those sections of this book.
I just finished the entire series and wish there were more books in it. It was such a great blend of everyday life and a totally different mystical world. I can't believe there are not more reviews on this series and that you Mary Calme fans haven't read it. I don't typically like blood and gore and there was enough action in this to make it riveting but not so much as to be disturbing. The series was awesome. The narrator for the first book was great. I didn't like the narrator of the 2nd and 3rd nearly as well. The last book's narrator was OK. I hope you will give it try. I listen to books for distraction and don't like very deep and intense. This series was perfect.
The Love that Logan has for Jin
When Jin took Logan's place in the pit
I like how he had different voices for each character
Jin and Logan Duh...
reading it make me smile...
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I loved this book. Maybe b/c of Crisden's narration, but I really like Calmes as well. Crisden really brings out the cocky attitude of Calmes characters. I loved the whole paranormal shifter wold but I was a little nervous about the male/male love interest. But whatever to that! I love both of my ALPHA males...
This book was just great and Jin was just a great great character. He felt so real. I felt so sad for him about his family but now he belongs to Logan and YESSS to that... Right!!
I like all of the books by Mary Calmes and this one in no exception. My only complaint is about the narrator. He voiced the main character fine but several of the other secondary characters sounded like Muppets. I found the strange voices distracting and annoying. I'll never purchase an audio-book featuring this narrator again.
Probably. . . Usually listen more than once
When Jin finally accepted his destiny
Yes. . . He's great.
WHEN DESTINY CALLS . . . LISTEN