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Bound by Blood: Cauld Ane, Book 1 | [Tracey Jane Jackson]

Bound by Blood: Cauld Ane, Book 1

Dr. Samantha Moore is one of the youngest and most acclaimed researchers in the world. Her specialty is blood, and she has been recruited by the largest pharmaceutical company in Scotland. For what purpose, she cannot begin to imagine, but in an attempt to break out of her painfully shy shell, she throws caution to the wind and leaves her family and best friend behind in Savannah. Dr. Kade Gunnach is taking a chance hiring an outsider, but he's desperate to find out how to help his sister.
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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Samantha Moore is one of the youngest and most acclaimed researchers in the world. Her specialty is blood, and she has been recruited by the largest pharmaceutical company in Scotland.

For what purpose, she cannot begin to imagine, but in an attempt to break out of her painfully shy shell, she throws caution to the wind and leaves her family and best friend behind in Savannah.

Dr. Kade Gunnach is taking a chance hiring an outsider, but he's desperate to find out how to help his sister. He believes the key lies in her blood, but so far, no one has found the answers. When the new researcher walks into his office, he's unprepared for his reaction to her and the life-changing ramifications her arrival brings.

They're drawn together by a force neither is prepared for, but Kade is holding something back. Something that could scare her away.

When Samantha learns his secret, will she run?

Will Kade be able to live with the answers he's been desperately searching for?

©2012 Tracey Jackson (P)2014 Tracey Jackson

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    Lucy 09-02-14
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    "LOVED hearing the characters come to life!"
    Would you listen to Bound by Blood again? Why?

    Of course I would listen to this again! Hearing the Scottish accents come to life were so much more fun than it was in my own head!


    Any additional comments?

    I do hope the rest of the series will also be put into Audio Format as I really do enjoy this series. Everyone should have their own Cauld Ane mate in real life!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Monica 06-21-15
    Monica 06-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great story fun to actually listen to"

    love this story!!! so much magic, hope and love! audio was good' really liked having the story and characters come to life,- narrators voice was weird to listen to, i.e. high sometimes squeaky almost cringe-worthy, but something easy to overcome-NOTHING against the book!

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    a.f. 05-30-15
    a.f. 05-30-15
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    "GREAT story...Narrator was somewhat lacking..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    About the book, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I love the way the author tells a story! I own all of her books. I have some in paperback, all in Kindle version, and now one in audio version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bound by Blood?

    There are too many to count, but my favorite is when Sam pulls the queen card on Shannon! LOL


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Well, for one, the accent was wrong. She sounds more Irish than Scottish and that was distracting. While both are pretty accents, one is very different from the other.


    Do you think Bound by Blood needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I have already read all the follow-up books she has written so far.


    Any additional comments?

    Just that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this writer and the series!

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    Ginger L Countryman St Johnsville, NY United States 05-22-15
    Ginger L Countryman St Johnsville, NY United States 05-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Story is awesome! Narration is not."
    What did you love best about Bound by Blood?

    One of my favorite authors. Read everything I can by her. Cannot wait for the next installment of this series


    What did you like best about this story?

    Wonderful romance with a bit of suspense. Love like you would want it to be.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Valerie Gilbert’s performances?

    No. I don't like hearing her read a romance. I like the male heroes in these books and they are strong, romantic, wonderful men. Hearing a woman voice them makes it very difficult to enjoy the romance portion of the book.


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    Amanda Washington Vancouver, WA USA 05-22-15
    Amanda Washington Vancouver, WA USA 05-22-15

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    "Love the book, hate the narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. I could barely stand to listen to it. The narrator had little personality and sounded a bit like an android.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Valerie Gilbert’s performances?

    No.


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    Anonymous 05-22-15
    Anonymous 05-22-15
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    "Love the story hate the narration."

    Let me be clear, I love the Author and the book but the narration left a lot to be desired. The narrator didn't seem invested in the story and it seemed like she was bored with it. There didn't seem to be any life to the telling and that goes a long way to enjoying an audiobook. Audiobooks aren't cheap and you hope to get enjoyment out of listening.

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    Amazon Customer 03-14-15
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    "Great story!"

    I loved this story by Tracy Jane Jackson. Have listened to it several times and am eagerly awaiting the rest of the series to be made into audible books.

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    Melody 01-25-15
    Melody 01-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    I love this series and Tracey Jane Jackson's style of writing. Can't wait until book 2 is out. Hopefully soon.

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    Cindy Simmons Michigan USA 09-05-14
    Cindy Simmons Michigan USA 09-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A bit of a disappointment"

    I need to start with the narrator. She has an awesome Scottish brogue that I could listen to forever and her performance of dialog is pretty good for the most part. But her narration is absolutely awful. The cadence and emphasis she uses is very distracting and annoying. It's over dramatized and stilted. Hard to explain, but listen to the sample before buying this book. It's hard to tell if the dialog was really pretty lame or it was just the way it was performed. I won't be listening to any more that are narrated by Valerie Gilbert so I will probably read them instead.

    The story is pretty good although the premise that Samantha moves to Scotland because she is a renown researcher and lands a job for the purpose of solving a mysterious malady is almost completely ignored.

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