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The Darkest Hour: Kelly Group International, Book 1 | [Maya Banks]

The Darkest Hour: Kelly Group International, Book 1

It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.
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It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.

©2010 Maya Banks (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 11-02-12
    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Just keeps getting better!!"

    This is the first book of the KGi series and just as wonderful as the other three!! Harry Berkeley does a great job with all the voices. Great Audio!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa 01-22-14
    Vanessa 01-22-14
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    "Intrigue, Love, Conflict and Delicious Mercenaries"

    I started reading the KGI series out of order. Banks does a great job of letting you know about past events while keeping the story fresh and not allowing the recap to halt the current events. I loved this book: the love affair between Rachel and Ethan was believable; the tight knit family of gorgeous, caring men enviable and the intrigue pulled me in from page one.
    Great narrator- his voice has necessary authority and it is actually quite sexy. I like how he goes from character to character so easily. A fun, fast listen

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie 03-23-13
    MickeyMarie 03-23-13 Member Since 2003

    I read so I can write

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    "Disappointing"

    IMO this story is riddled with unbelievable parts and pieces and overstuffed with unnecessary parts and pieces. Rachel is the least believable swinging from being intelligent and courageous to foolish and cowardly.

    The premise of series could be good but I doubt I'll continue with the rest of the books.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Galt, CA, United States 02-25-13
    Judith Galt, CA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love This Series"
    What did you love best about The Darkest Hour?

    The storyline is interesting and kept me hooked. I loved the narration. Must admit I have listened to this book twice. If you enjoy this book please check out the remaining books in the series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. It was very suspenseful to know that Racheal would at some time remember her past relationship with Ethan and wondering how everyone would react.


    What about Harry Berkeley’s performance did you like?

    FANTASTIC!!!! His voice is very masculine for very macho males and he also does femaile voices well. I was disappointed that they did not use Mr. Berkeley for the lastest in the series.


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

    A husband's redemption.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Arcade, NY, United States 06-24-13
    Michelle Arcade, NY, United States 06-24-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Too Much Profanity"

    I liked Maya's Highland series and wanted to give this series a try; however, I was not expecting the excessive use of the "f" word. This spoiled the book for me, and I could not finish listening. This is just a friendly warning for others like me who find excessive profanity disturbing. I gave the book only 1 star simply because of that fact. However, it is only fair to explain that I did not listen to much of the book, so I really cannot judge the overall story or preformance.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 04-28-13
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Off to a good start for the Kelly group"

    There are things I really liked about this book. One is the introduction to the Kelly clan. A strong family unit of tough rough and alpha males that remind you that family comes first and family rules. The main story of Ethan and Rachel is troublesome when it starts but is filled with hope at the end. The best thing about this story is it makes you want to find out more about the Kelly brothers. And yes there is mystery danger and romance for all. If you can get this one sale then that’s when I would get this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK 04-16-13
    DK 04-16-13 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "A new ROMANCE with Action Series for me to Read"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a great new [to me] series by one of my favorite romance authors. If you are looking for Special Ops plot alone you will be disappointed as this book was about 60-70% family/romance and 30% action.

    However, if you like a good mix...hunky guys protecting their country, families and lovers you will like this series.

    Some strong language, violence and sexual situations; though much milder [in the intimacy department] than other Banks books (Sweet Series).

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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