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The Pack or the Panther: Tales of the Harker Pack | [Tara Lain]

The Pack or the Panther: Tales of the Harker Pack

Cole Harker, son of an alpha werewolf, is bigger and more powerful than most wolves, tongue-tied in groups, and gay. For 24 years, he's lived to please his family and pack - even letting them promise him in marriage to female werewolf Analiese to secure a pack alliance and help save them from a powerful gangster who wants their land. Cole then meets Analiese's half-brother, panther shifter Paris Marketo, and for the first time, Cole wants something for himself.
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Cole Harker, son of an alpha werewolf, is bigger and more powerful than most wolves, tongue-tied in groups, and gay. For 24 years, he's lived to please his family and pack - even letting them promise him in marriage to female werewolf Analiese to secure a pack alliance and help save them from a powerful gangster who wants their land.

Cole then meets Analiese's half-brother, panther shifter Paris Marketo, and for the first time, Cole wants something for himself.

When Analiese runs off to marry a human, Cole finally has a chance with Paris, but the solitary cat rejects him, the pack, and everything it represents.

Cole discovers the gangster wants Paris, too, and won't rest until he has him. What started as a land dispute turns into World War Wolf! But the bigger fight is the battle between cats and dogs.

©2014 Tara Lain (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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    K.S. 09-07-14
    K.S. 09-07-14
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    "Horrible narration"
    Would you try another book from Tara Lain and/or Max Lehnen?

    maybe the author, but not til narrator


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    the narrator, didnt finish the book, since i could not listen.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Max Lehnen’s performances?

    no


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    dont know - since i did not finish it


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ryuhi 04-16-15
    Ryuhi 04-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not terrible, but really poor"
    What disappointed you about The Pack or the Panther?

    Where to start...?
    I generally like werewolf and other shifters, so the general theme was not the problem, but many of those dialogues felt so flat, the sex scenes (with things like elephant cock thrown around like in a teenage fanfiction) seemed unintentionally comical, the parts where the "animal shift thougt process" was described really appeared silly and not like the author really knew too much about animals to start with...
    The villain was a complete disappointment, I could not take him seriously and it seemed ridiculous someone like him could even pose a legitimate threat with his ineptitude.

    ...and many of the twists and turns of the romance felt forced...
    Sorry, but it seemed like only extreme lust could kit that relationship at most parts and that is a bit dull for a romance plot.


    What could Tara Lain have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Rework her conception of werewolves. Seriously, the animal part seemed utterly lacking.
    Make Paris seem more likeable at some parts, add some better reasons for the romantic difficulties instead of him throwing temper tantrums.

    Make Cole actually seem like he is a competent warrior / tactician instead of letting it float around as an informed attribute.
    Make his insecurities come off as a bit more authentic.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Well, the narrator was okay, a bit, quirky maybe in a way, not necessarily a voice I am sure I would want to listen to much...


    Any additional comments?

    The book still manages some nice moments, some of the character interaction is okay, but unless you really must have more werewolf stuff and went through everything else that seems remotely enjoyable, I would not recommend this book.
    There ARE worse shifter stories, but there are also quite a good amount of better ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Palm Bay, Fl 04-15-15
    Amazon Customer Palm Bay, Fl 04-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome!"

    Absolutely beautiful (and smexy) book!! I loved the characters and the depth of their personalities along with the plot. The amount of sexy time was perfect, not too much or too little. It was a good balance of characters, plot, and passion. Can't wait to read the next one!

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    Skip Claiborne 01-15-15

    I love audiobooks. I usually listen while quilting, or just relaxing in the garden. My Great Danes even settle down when they hear a book.

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    "Extremely entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to The Pack or the Panther the most enjoyable?

    Getting to know new characters, listening to the narrator bring life to Tara lains characters.


    Which character – as performed by Max Lehnen – was your favorite?

    The lead character. Very dynamic


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Family matters!


    Any additional comments?

    Very nicely done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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