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Close Obsession: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 2 | [Anna Zaires, Dima Zales]

Close Obsession: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 2

The highly anticipated sequel to Close Liaisons…In Lenkarda - the main Krinar colony on Earth - Mia is completely at Korum's mercy. With no way to leave and no idea how to operate even the most basic Krinar technology, she has no choice but to trust the K who brought her there - the lover whom she had betrayed. Will he keep his promise to bring her home, or is she destined to be his prisoner forever? Can a human become a part of Krinar society? Does Korum love her, or does he only wish to possess her? You must listen to find out…
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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to Close Liaisons

In Lenkarda - the main Krinar colony on Earth - Mia is completely at Korum's mercy. With no way to leave and no idea how to operate even the most basic Krinar technology, she has no choice but to trust the K who brought her there - the lover whom she had betrayed.

Will he keep his promise to bring her home, or is she destined to be his prisoner forever? Can a human become a part of Krinar society? Does Korum love her, or does he only wish to possess her?

Listen to find out…

Warning: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for listeners under 18.

©2013 Anna Zaires (P)2013 Anna Zaires

What the Critics Say

"If you're looking for some sexy summer reads, you'll want to check out the new book series, Krinar Chronicles. Author Anna Zaires brings you a kind of 50 Shades of Grey meets Star Trek tale . . ." (Marie Claire)

"For diehard fans of the paranormal romance genre, author Anna Zaires's risqué new book could be your next guilty pleasure. Zaires's most recent read, Close Liaisons, combines a love story with science fiction in the tale of Mia, an unassuming college student whose life gets suddenly entangled in a dangerous, otherworldly affair." (Woman's Day)

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    SumoCat Reston, VA United States 11-10-14
    SumoCat Reston, VA United States 11-10-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Romantic Story Ruined; Poor Narration & Production"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The production and narration was so poor, that the only thing that recommends the book was the continuity of the story.


    Would you recommend Close Obsession to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would recommend the book, and the series.


    What didn’t you like about Kitty Hendrix’s performance?

    Narration pace was too fast. I kept checking that I had not accidentally selected 1.5 speed on the Audible app. The production did not allow enough pauses at the end of sentences and at the end of each chapter. Uncomfortable listening experience - like speeding things up to meet a pre-defined total running time (TRT). Awful.


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

    Yes, the book was hard to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    Series audio books should always have the same narrator. This series had a different narrator for each of the three books, which made it hard to concentrate on the story and follow which character was speaking, because of each narrator's different style.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Gannon 05-04-14
    J. Gannon 05-04-14
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    "Enjoy Story, narration poor"
    What did you love best about Close Obsession?

    I'm enjoying the story in general. It is a pleasant listen while doing your every day tasks.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator doesn't necessarily realize when she is speaking for a male voice. She sometimes makes the male voice sound so feminine that it is distracting enough to pull you out of the story


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 12-10-13
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "CAN'T GET PAST NARRATION"
    What would have made Close Obsession better?

    A better narrator


    What could Anna Zaires and Dima Zales have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Gotten a different, more adult sounding, less robotic narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kitty Hendrix?

    There are many narrators, both male and female, that could have pulled this off much better; no not better, pulled it off period. Kitty Hendrix's voice was not only too childish but her inflections and expressions, in my opinion, were used at inappropriate times.


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried no less than five times to listen to this book, especially because many listeners sing praises of it eroticism, romance, suspense, etc. Just couldn't do it; KH's voice and exclamations were so childish and inappropriate and her narration so robotic that it was entirely impossible for me to get through.

    I have reviewed many, many books because I have listened to literally hundreds over the years and my main complaint, always, is lack of good narrator. I can, like many other reviewers I read of, tolerate a mediocre book, even a drab one if the narrator is good.

    Sorry AZ and DZ, your book may tick all my boxes but the audio publisher did you a great disservice.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 08-21-13
    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 08-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Oh why, oh why to cange narrators"

    I wished so much Kathleen Godwin continued narrating the second book.  For the most part, I found narration tolerable by Kitty Hendrix (there are plenty narrators that are so much worse), however, I found almost impossible to listen to sex scenes…. I highly recommend to get a book instead. I would buy this book again with a different narrator.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 08-17-13
    Karen 08-17-13
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    "Ruined Again by Narrator"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Zaires again?

    If she got a better narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Another good book ruined by the narrator. Hard to tell if the book is any good when the narration is so bad.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Vic Middleville, MI, United States 10-03-14
    Vic Middleville, MI, United States 10-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "couldnt get past the first 2 chapters"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    By not changing narrater - All this narrater does is read the book and when slight voice change is really bad


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Zaires and Dima Zales again?

    Depending on narrater


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kitty Hendrix?

    NO


    What character would you cut from Close Obsession?

    cant get through the book will have to read it


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator killed the book for me

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 01-04-14 Member Since 2013

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "TERRIBLE NARRATOR!!"
    What did you love best about Close Obsession?

    THE ROMANCE, THE TECHNOLOGY THE STORYLINE WAS VERY GOOD!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kitty Hendrix’s performances?

    NO!! KITTY HENDRIX WAS THE WORST NARRATOR I HAVE YET HEARD FROM AUDIBLE!! SHE USES THE SAME VOICE FOR ALL THE CHARACTERS. SHE IS JUST READING. VERY FLAT!!


    Any additional comments?

    I really like the story. A must read for paranormal romance and science fiction lovers.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scotty 11-09-13
    Scotty 11-09-13

    jdk

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    "Agree! Wrong narrator for a good series."

    I know it's really not the narrator's fault but really? Audible, someone there needs to listen and check it out. I did make it through due to the greatness of the series and wanting to know what happened next.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teri 07-07-14
    Teri 07-07-14
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    "And More Bad Relationships, Including the Narrator"

    This time, I couldn't last more than 2 hours before giving up.
    The narrator is still not changing her voice for the characters, so you don't know when she stops telling the story and starts speaking for both the male and female characters.
    The story is still falling flat. The main female character cannot seem to stand up for herself and basically does what the main male character wants her to, but she protests and then falls into bed (Great protesting). Not really too much character development or growth. It's the same story in a different location.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 12-20-13
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 12-20-13 Member Since 2011

    Home is where my books are.

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    "Bad Narrator ruins another book"

    I really enjoyed these sexy light reads about aliens in New York. Unfortunately, the first two books are read by two different, but equally awful readers. Why do publishers do this? They destroy a books chances at being purchased when they pick bad readers. Are they just given a list of names and choose by tossing a dart? Doesn't anyone bother to listen to samples of the readers work -- or better yet, audition them?

    I haven's listened to book 3 -- but I don't have high hopes.

    Skip these in audio unless you love to be frustrated.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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