Born in the blood of Sierra Leone's Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord's inner circle. The man called the Devil killed her family and helped destroy a region.
As son of the warlord, Baine Kendrick will happily use Sloan's body if it expedites his father's demise. Yet, he is wholly unprepared for the possessive and protective emotions she provokes. Maybe it's the flashes of memory...two forgotten children drawing in the dirt beneath the boabab tree...but he fears there is more at stake than his life.
In the Devil's den with Baine by her side, Sloan braves certain death and discovers a spirit for living.
©2014 Megan Mitcham (P)2016 Megan Mitcham
Wow this book was pretty cheesy. Not very good at all. The heroine Sloan and the hero Baine were both really hard to like. The relationship between these two was so unrealistic and forced. The chemistry was dull and I have to tell you in my opinion one of the worst written sex scenes I have read in a long time.
The story line and plot was just ridiculous to be honest. Some really cheesy dialogue to boot. A house party for a week or so in the mansion of one of the worst "villains" how happens to be Baine's father. She is pretending to be a call girl throughout this week. She wants vengeance against his father for what he did to her parents. He hates is father for being an evil jerk (cant say cuss words on audible). of course these two fall in love on day 3. Sigh..
As for the narration, well it could have been so much better. The narrator needs to work on female voices for sure. It was like he didn't even try. Everyone sounded like a man. Didn't care for it at all. His reading was a bit off putting too. Not a fan of this narrator. Give me Eric Dove or Robert Petkoff any day. Or at least a male narrator that tries.
Sloan, the female lead, was a strong determined character.
She is tasked with an undercover assignment as an escort to the warlord.
Blaine, the male lead, is the warlord's son and the reader sees that he was very
protective of Sloan throughout the story, especially when she finds out that she is the
new play thing for not just one but several of the warlord's men.
The story was fast paced, full of action and a hint of romance making this book a
Jeffrey Kafer did well with the narration.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Most definitely!! The story pulls you in right from the start. It's a thrilling, suspenseful read that is non-stop til the end. This was my first read/listen of Megan Mitcham. Enemy Mine focuses on two people who are on opposite sides - Sloan is an assassin for a secret government branch and Baine is the son of her enemy and one of her targets.
I must say, Megan picked the perfect narrator for this series. I've heard Jeffrey Kafer narrate for some other authors and I knew I had to add this to my collection. His inflections and nuances of the character's emotions are spot-on. He has the ability to draw you into the story - almost like you're right there with them.
Hard to say - I really liked Sloan and Baine. Neither has had an easy life - their struggles/situations have really made them who they are. Revenge can be sweet ....
Not providing any spoilers - when Sloan was in the village and school in Sierra Leone. It was very touching.
This is the first book in the Base Branch Series - Hopefully Jeffrey will narrate the entire series! If you purchase the Kindle version of Enemy Mine and Justice Mine (book 2), the audio can be added for $1.99.
I highly recommend this.....if you're on the fence give it a chance. You won't be disappointed.
I would recommend this book, it is gripping and exciting
I enjoyed this story because it kept you guessing about the outcome, was Baine as black as we thought or was he a good guy, or was he somewhere in between? Was Slone going to get her revenge and a HEA. Well I don't like to give spoilers, so I won't tell you. What I will say is buy this book and find out for yourself. I don't think you'll be disappointed.I really hope that we get to listen to more about the members of Base Branch.
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This is a story that will keep you on the edge guessing to the outcome until the end. The author gives you a intriguing plot that is fast paced full of power play, sex, drugs, very strong will characters, hot sex, guns, kill or be killed, undercover work, love, romance, needs, wants, revenge. What else could you ask for?
Mr. Kafer has a very strong sex voice that you get lost in as he brings to life the story. He pulls you in with his rough bedroom tones that you could listen to all day. He many different voices fit each character to a T from the soft feminine to the rich deep males and all the ones in between. I have not listened to anything from this narrator and was very impressed with his performance. He put a lot of thought into each character before he started the read. It was easy to feel the emotion of each character as he pulls you in. You feel each pain, thrill, excitement, and sorrow through his voice. Both his male and female voices were outstanding. I did not hear any background noises or any place where he might have stopped and restarted. The volume is even with no places where it is higher or lower than others just plain wonderful. What you get is a nice clear, clean sexy audio that keeps you heart pumping through the thrills and chills as the good guys try to take out the bad. I am so looking forward to listening to more of this narrators work.
The author gives you one exciting scene after another which leaves you holding your breath waiting for the end to come. It is anyone’s guess to the outcome when you are dealing with kill or be killed. Sloan Stole my heart from the start with her story of parents, being a slave, and learning to carry on. She turns to the FBI to bring some meaning to her life. She is known for her ice cold heart that nothing can get through. She remembers a time and a place with one little boy who changed her world for a short time and than he was taken away from her. Now that little boy has grown up and gone as bad as his father. To take down his father she might have to take him down as well. Can she kill the only person who gave her life meaning or will body become as frozen as her heart has.
I wasn’t sure how to take Baine at first from the first scene he comes across as the bad one. It isn’t long before you understand he has demons chasing him just as Sloan does. He does his best to protect her but there is only so much one man can do. He has spent years getting close to his father to get the revenge he wants. He will take everything away from him as his father did him.
This was a very good listen outstanding plot that moves very fast. Sloan and Baine have some powerful attraction with some heated scenes that will burn up your e reader. Both remember another time and another place when young love bloomed but now there is just too much revenge going on. Things might be different if and when they come to know they are on the same side both pretty much wanting the same things for the same reason. There is some confusion between the two but once they get their act together you have some powerful chemistry. It does seem some are not happy about this as one wants the man’s son taken out so he can have some power. These are very strong characters with some powerful muscles that can take you out in a second. It is a very fast pace read you will be through it in no time as the author hooks you from start to finish. This is one audio I could not put down Wal-Mart just loves me I think I bought way more than I needs just because I wanted to listen longer.
I haven’t read anything by this author before and I do look forward to reading more of her work. She gives a thrilling suspenseful read. She knows how to keep her readers invested and hanging on waiting to see the outcome as bad goes against good which could be a fight to the death leaving one man and one woman heartbroken.
I've been anxiously awaiting Megan Mitcham's Base Branch series to become available on audio. I was very pleased to find the first book available and can't wait to own the whole series on audio.
Jeffrey Kafer did an excellent job as narrator on Cristin Harber's audio books so I knew that I could click to purchase without listening to the sample first.
If you purchase the book first on kindle, the audio version is only $1.99!!!
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