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Barbarian Prince Audiobook

Barbarian Prince: Dragon Lords, Book 1 (Anniversary Edition)

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Publisher's Summary

Breaking up was never so hard...

Going undercover at a mass wedding as a bartered bride, Morrigan Blake has every intention of getting off the barbaric planet just as soon as it's over. Or, more correctly, just as soon as she captures footage of the mysterious princes rumored to be in attendance. After a euphoric night, Morrigan discovers her spaceship left without her, and Ualan of Draig is claiming she's his wife. It's not exactly the story this reporter had in mind. And to make matters worse, the all-too-seductive alpha refuses to take no for an answer.

Being cursed by the gods was never so frustrating...

Prince Ualan is prepared to follow dragonshifter tradition and marry the woman revealed to him during the Breeding Festival. When the stubborn, yet achingly sexy, Morrigan refuses to accept their shared fate and his supreme authority over her, it is all he can do to keep from acting like the barbarian she accuses him of being.

About the series: The dragon shifting Princes have no problem with commitment. In one night, they will meet and choose their life mate in a simplistic ceremony involving the removing of masks and the crushing of crystals. With very few words spoken and the shortest, most bizarre courtship in history, they will bond to their women forever. And once bonded, these men don't let go. Too bad nobody explained this to their brides.

©2004 Michelle M. Pillow (P)2014 Michelle M. Pillow

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    Troublemer 06-14-16
    Troublemer 06-14-16 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "emotional"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Barbarian Prince to be better than the print version?

    Well. yeah because i enjoy audio but i would read also.


    What other book might you compare Barbarian Prince to and why?

    Maybe Christine Feehans Carpathian books. The Carpathians find their life mate and this is the only one for them. In this book once they were shown the bride for them that was it for the as well. the one and only.


    Have you listened to any of Mason Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But i look forward to more books with him. His voice is fantastic and the book for me. He really brought out the Prince's voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Most definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book. I have found a new series. This book had action and romance and laughter. I could feel Ualan's frustration. I felt for him trying and trying to win her over. I happy when she finally realized what she found even though it started out as a job but she found love. I recommend this series. This so good i am reading the second now.

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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 05-23-16
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 05-23-16 Member Since 2012

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

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    "Loved It! Creative, Sexy and Funny!"

    Barbarian Prince is more of a Sci-Fi romance than true shifter story; however, after the first couple of chapters, I was falling in love with the story. It was creative, sexy, realistic, and full of laughs. Michelle really did an awesome job with the world building, and was very clever with some of the rituals she thought up.

    May Contain some spoilers:
    Morrigan finds herself stranded, and married to Ualan by accident, and does her best to convince Ualan they are not meant to be, and she won't make a good wife. Morrigan, in her frustrations, unwittingly declares herself a slave, and due to their customs, she ends up having to play the part. Ualan could have her pardoned for her declarations, but he wants Morrigan to admit she's his wife, and to teach her a lesson. However, both of their plans backfire, because while Morrigan is consider Ualan's slave, he cannot pleasure her, and their sexual frustrations grow. Their "battle of the sexes" was funny, steamy, and sexy, I found myself laughing out loud.

    Between paranormal and sci-fi romances, sci-fi romances are the most realistic to me, and many aspects of this story felt real. As long as I lived on earth, I've never seen a vampire, shape shifter or any other supernatural being. However, outer space exploration is relatively new for mankind, and we've only seen a small glimpse so far, so we truly do not know what's out there, but the possibilities are endless.

    Mason did a great job narrating this story! I liked how he portrayed the male and female characters, along with the different emotions.

    I Loved every minute, and will be continuing the series by any means necessary credit or sale.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KJ 08-09-14
    KJ 08-09-14
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    "So So, it could have been better."

    First I would like to say that this book didn't suck. It is interesting in that the setting and storyline are unique. I loved the premiss, I mean who doesn't love space dragons?

    However, I found the main female character was presented in an inconsistant manner. For example, she is a highly respected investigative reporter, who has traveled to many planets, experenced many cultures and yet she does not act with the intellegence and cultural savy that such a career should bring. This made it difficult for me to respect her. If she had been protrayed as a reporter's assistant who was trying to break into the field, then I would have found her "issues" more sympathetic.
    So I found myself cringing everytime her internal dialogue mentioned anything about her job or her competency.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts Virginia 04-29-16

    I am Tammy Payne. I am an avid book reader and I also have a book blog :)

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    "You are my Wife !"
    What did you love best about Barbarian Prince?

    I am an avid dragon shifter book lover and was excited to listen to this. I like that we not only meet the two main characters but also others in the family. I loved the last few chapters most of all.


    What other book might you compare Barbarian Prince to and why?

    I really can't say I have read another book similar.


    Which character – as performed by Mason Lloyd – was your favorite?

    Prince Ualan


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes although I couldn't it took me 2 days


    Any additional comments?

    I was gifted a copy of this audible for my honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Porchia 02-04-16
    Porchia 02-04-16 Member Since 2015

    I love to read‼️

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    "Awesome story"

    This is book 1 in the series. It is stand alone and has a HEA. Loved this book. The audio was wonderful. Recommend listening to all shifter lovers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Madhatt 05-29-15
    Madhatt 05-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "First in an exceptional series, a must read!!"
    If you could sum up Barbarian Prince in three words, what would they be?

    hot shifter guys


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story and all the trouble Ualan and Morrigan go through before they finally learn to communicate!


    Which character – as performed by Mason Lloyd – was your favorite?

    Ualan, I love the accent he adds


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    too many to list


    Any additional comments?

    Quilixen is a planet of mostly males in need of wives to continue their lines. These guys are dragon shifters (the Draig), very alpha warrior types and way too hot for their own good. They also tend to be stubborn, and clueless how to deal with the women they procure from a corporation that provides, for lack of a better term, a matchmaker service. Unfortunately the brides they send have no idea what they are truly getting into! Morrigan (Rigan) Blake is an intergalactic reporter hell bent on getting the story about the rumored princes attending the festival to choose brides. Of course she accidentally (through sheer ignorance of the customs) marries Ualan and of course he is one of the princes. Being pretty pig headed herself she does not respond well to his domineering ways. It looks like the marriage is doomed and there is no way out of it, but after two poisonings, a few skirmishes with the Draig’s enemy the Var (cat shifters), and some helpful advice from the Queen (good old Mom ) Ualan and Rigan open themselves to the bond between them and fall in love. Highly recommend this and the rest of the series!

    Mason Lloyd has a great voice! He has narrated several of the Dragon Lord books and I love listening to him; he always does an excellent job differentiating characters and speaks very clearly and exceptional diction!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Louis 05-15-15
    Pam Louis 05-15-15 Member Since 2014

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    "best ever"
    What did you love best about Barbarian Prince?

    All of it. It just priceless


    What does Mason Lloyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love the way the story comes to life. It's great


    Any additional comments?

    Wow talk about couple not being on the same page! Lol I thought I was funny. The fighting, messing the house and claiming a slave just to get out or marriage only to have it back fire sooooo badly lol. Great story! Great series too!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kelcor 02-03-15
    kelcor 02-03-15
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    "If you liked the original then you will love this!"
    What made the experience of listening to Barbarian Prince the most enjoyable?

    I wasn't sure how I would like listening to a romance novel narrated by a man. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Mason Lloyd's narration. His voice really brought the story to life.

    Morrigan is a reporter that is set on getting a story about the Breeding Festival on Qurilixian. She signs up for Galaxy Brides since that is the only way she can get on the planet never expecting to be chosen as a bride. Prince Ualan has no idea what is in store for him when his crystal starts pulsing for Morrigan. Instead of being the princess she is now, she indentures herself by saying the first thing that comes out of her mouth. Prince Ualan's patience is tested multiple times as he gets to know and fall in love his new wife.

    I loved the original and loved the Anniversary edition even more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The struggle for Prince Ualan to get Morrigan to admit she was his wife and to love him back. I loved it when the brides get together to complain about their husbands...which we have all done at one time or another, only to have their mother-in-law, Queen Mede, arrive to help them get their men.


    Have you listened to any of Mason Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first audio book that I have listened to. He is a wonderful narrator and I look forward to hearing more books read by him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I didn't feel the need to listen to this all in one sitting because I had read the book before. I did take a few days to listen to it. I believe it would have been one that I would have listened to in one sitting if I hadn't read it prior.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gaele Atlanta, GA 11-14-14
    Gaele Atlanta, GA 11-14-14

    We read to know, we are not alone ~ C.S. Lewis

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    "This will be a fun series"

    This will be a fun series I think, although I have come to them out of order – having read a bit back-to-front having read the Dragon Queen (book 9) first. A fun fantasy romance with a less-than wonderfully engaging heroine, Michelle Pillow dives right into the misunderstandings and arguments that serve a large part of the plot.

    Morrigan is a reporter, and is doing an undercover exposé of Galaxy Brides. She is totally anti-marriage, and more than a bit selfish and spoilt. Her self-import is part defense mechanism and part insecurities, she is always feeling that she has to battle against someone or something to achieve her own ends. Fortunately, even though her mouth and behavior get in her way more often than not, she does come to develop and grow a personality that isn’t quite so abrasive with the patience and help of Ualan.

    For his part, Ualan is singularly unhelpful to Morrigan when he discovers her total lack of information and knowledge about the customs and rules of the Quirillxen. She had a month to brush up, and apparently he felt that sufficient, even though it is patently apparent that she had not paid attention during the Marriage Laws and customs.

    These two have, despite multiple miscommunications and some real humor in the reactions, a relationship that is developing as they learn more about one another, with an attraction that grows as the story proceeds. There is arguing – LOTS of arguing, and some tidbits about the world and the people around them, but truly this is Morrigan and Ualan learning to overcome their stubborn attachment to ‘what is’ and start to communicate. It’s fun in all of the missed connections and misunderstandings, but it really was hard to see these two in a happy ever after.

    Narration in this story is provided by Mason Lloyd: the second book that I have listened to from him and his facility with accent, voice, pitch and delivery add much to this story. Smooth switches from character to character without over-reaching for the female voices, Lloyd keeps the reader engaged and intrigued, with carefully added pauses for dramatic or emotional effect that are perfectly suited to the text.

    I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Florida 07-10-15
    Amazon Customer Florida 07-10-15

    book lover

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    "Liked the narrater but not the book"
    Would you try another book from Michelle M. Pillow and/or Mason Lloyd?

    Mason Lloyd yes, not the author.


    What was most disappointing about Michelle M. Pillow’s story?

    Not much of a plot ...just sex, very disappointed since it got such good ratings.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    What character would you cut from Barbarian Prince?

    I might have liked the main characters if they weren't so one dimensional.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish the authors would have something to tell readers that" this book is just short of erotica."
    I don't mind a sex scene if it integral to the plot but NOT the whole plot!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    11/11/14
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    "How to ruin a fun read"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a bit of inflection and character in the readers voice - so boring I almost fell asleep in the car listening - while driving


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Very cute


    What didn’t you like about Mason Lloyd’s performance?

    everything - so so boring - even the saucy bits came out boring


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    the book is just for fun so no real reaction


    Any additional comments?

    so very disappointed with these audio books - signed up after hearing Stephen Fry do Harry Potter on a long drive with friends - thoroughly enjoyed it and decided it was a good way to help pass the journey - big mistake

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