We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
Blood Bound | [Rachel Vincent]

Blood Bound

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special—a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood. Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one. But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath,Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.
Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

By blood, by word, by magic….

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special—a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood. Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath,Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma, and danger lurk around every corner… every touch… every kiss. And more blood will be spilled before it’s over.

©2011 Rachel Vincent (P)2011 Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (269 )
5 star
 (116)
4 star
 (90)
3 star
 (40)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (12)
Overall
4.0 (245 )
5 star
 (100)
4 star
 (79)
3 star
 (43)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.2 (245 )
5 star
 (110)
4 star
 (86)
3 star
 (34)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (7)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Destiny Houston, TX, United States 02-14-12
    Destiny Houston, TX, United States 02-14-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Buy this book!!!"

    OMG!!! This book was amazing! I loved the story, as well as the characters. I can't wait for the next one. I hope all of the friends are in it and they get to work together. I was a bit hesitant to get a book from this author because it seems most of her books are for teens. But this book was well written, dark and gritty, without a lot of angst. The only thing about this book that I did not like is that the lead female character takes too much on her shoulders. I understand her motivations but a woman can only sacrifice so much and still exist. Gabra Zackman was great as usual. I have listened to her in other books and I always enjoy her. Buy this book!!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathryn Vasquez 09-05-11 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    32
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good....."

    Well written and well read. I listened to it straight through. Original story with enough plot twist to avoid predictability. Great opener for a promising new series.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Heidi Noblesville, In, United States 09-26-11
    Heidi Noblesville, In, United States 09-26-11 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    98
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    285
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another Great Rachel Vincent Series"

    Rachel has an amazing knack for building unique fictional worlds. In a sea of carbon copy urban fantasy series, Blood Bound is a breath of fresh air. Her writing is both multifaceted and brilliant! Overall, Blood Bound is a dark and seductive thrill ride. I found myself getting pulled in the Rachel's Unbound world, and not wanting to leave. I enjoyed untangling the web that is Blood Bound!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S. Walker KCMO 10-22-11
    S. Walker KCMO 10-22-11 Member Since 2009

    Suzzzie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    63
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    179
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great book by Rachel Vincent"

    I was upset when the Shifters series ended, so I am pretty happy that Rachel has started a new series for grown ups!
    Story is basically about people with supernatural abilities living in the regular world. Of course there are good guys and bad guys and twists and turns and love interests and friendships. I enjoyed this book all the way through. Its not life alteringly fabulous, but it is great entertainment!
    The narration was good as well!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Angelia Lancaster, CA, United States 07-26-12
    Angelia Lancaster, CA, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2008

    I love books, it's my great escape.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    269
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    361
    104
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    95
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I'm Hooked, An enthralling new series, loved it."

    I was hesitant to buy this one because I was so hooked on the Shifter series by Rachel Vincent and did not know if I could really get into something so different. This series took me totally by surprise. This is one of the most original story lines I have come across in a while and it was good. It’s an action packed Urban Fantasy/Paranormal fiction with some hot romance thrown in the mix. This book has it all. Characters you love to love and those characters you love to hate. If you liked the Shifter Series you will like this one although it’s much different, but its go good. I can't wait until my credits are loaded; I am going to get the next installment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 07-29-12
    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2009

    The best way to read.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    67
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    193
    42
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This is a book you can get lost in!"
    What did you love best about Blood Bound?

    The reluctant relationsip between Cam and Liv. The intricacy of the crime families, the people bound to them, and the way each sindicate operates.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Ruben is a truly bad man with a little bit of heart left. There are tibits that came out a little bit at a time that were important to the characters and the story.


    What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

    The voices were genuine and the women were not histerical or over the top. Everything was just right except Cam's voice should have been stronger, or more masculine.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, but I did root for the good and the bad guys. For some reason I want(ed) to see Ruben redeemed-or at least see Liv as more than "property". The ending was a bit disconcerting.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book. The world where it takes place is very intricate and well cunstructed. The relationships and events that transpired between the characters (past and present) are interesting and not predictable. There are many unanswered questions between them. They all have ideals and dreams, but are stuck in their lives due to bad decisions and deceit. Can't wait for the next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alexis United States 06-25-12
    Alexis United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2006

    In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    141
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    378
    60
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    25
    33
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Take a walk on the urban side..."

    This one really grew on me!

    It took me a little while to get into the story. I felt the same way about the Shifters series, like the main characters took some time revealing themselves. The setting is urban with a bit of grit, and there's a bit of a unique system of paranormal powers at play which the author uses very well. Liv really doesn't have a choice about helping her friend, and the powers she wields and the ties that bind her to the case are all wrapped up together with a great big bow. By the end there'd been a good bit of action and romance (similar level to the Shifters series, if that helps), a couple plot twists, and I was very invested in the characters! I'll definitely buy the next books!

    Another thing that worked very well -- this story is told alternately from Liv's and Cam's points of view. Kudos to the narrator for pulling that off, since not everybody could! I understand the rest of the books in this series are going to do that too, switching to two different people each time while still following the same broader storyline. I think that's a really interesting idea, and so far, so good.

    So yes, this story ends with a lot of unresolved issues! It's not a cliff-hanger ending, but there's plenty of story left to come.

    This is also a mafia story with a paranormal romance twist! If I'd known I might have hesistated to buy the book, but I ended up enjoying this even though mafia stories usually put me off. But then this author has never failed to draw me in for a fun read, so I'm not surprised she could get past my usual reservations. The overall ambiance is sort of old school private gumshoe meets paranormal romance meets mafia story.

    Overall, recommended! Slow starter but lots of plot, interesting characters in tricky situations, good narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andrew 09-12-11
    Andrew 09-12-11 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Meh."

    Everything i hated that happened in the authors shifters series show ups here. Incredibly smart heroine making incredibly stupid choices for no reason. Its sad cause i really like this author, but no more.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sarah Silverstone Washington, DC 03-21-14
    Sarah Silverstone Washington, DC 03-21-14 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    36
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    159
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just OK, Couldn't Stick With It"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It wasn't a terrible book, the characters were interesting, there were some good plot twists, and an interesting fantasy premise. I just couldn't get into it because it was kind of far-fetched, and I didn't really like most of the characters. Although I was curious to see how it ended up, I just didn't care enough to finish the book.


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

    Gabra Zackman did a great job with the voices and pacing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Crystal TX, United States 08-11-13
    Crystal TX, United States 08-11-13 Member Since 2013

    I am new to audio books & loving it!!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting"

    Pleantly surprised with this different take on fantasy. Nice change from Witches and Vampires. I also enjoyed the alternating perspectives. Hearing the book from two main characters gives you so much more insight into the dynamics of the relationship. Narration is also great. (Gabra Zackman has never disappointed me!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 20 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.