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Guardians of Stone Audiobook

Guardians of Stone: The Relic Seekers, Book 1

The BrainsKendall Morgan, a relic expert born with the family gift for sensing the history and location of ancient artifacts. The BucksNathan Larraby, the enigmatic billionaire who has hired Kendall to locate four powerful relics. The BrawnJake Stone, the tough, sexy mercenary with a mysterious past, contracted to protect Kendall. Every mission Kendall accepts carries certain hazards, but Nathan’s latest is proving to be the most dangerous yet. Kendall’s attraction to Jake - and to Nathan - is making it hard to stay focused, and none of them can afford the distraction. Because there’s someone else hunting the relics....
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The BrainsKendall Morgan, a relic expert born with the family gift for sensing the history and location of ancient artifacts. The BucksNathan Larraby, the enigmatic billionaire who has hired Kendall to locate four powerful relics. The BrawnJake Stone, the tough, sexy mercenary with a mysterious past, contracted to protect Kendall.

Every mission Kendall accepts carries certain hazards, but Nathan’s latest is proving to be the most dangerous yet. Kendall’s attraction to Jake - and to Nathan - is making it hard to stay focused, and none of them can afford the distraction. Because there’s someone else hunting the relics, someone who will stop at nothing to put them to his own sinister use. But the dark secrets Nathan’s keeping could cost them the mission, their lives...and the history of mankind.

©2012 Anita Clenney (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Lindsey 03-25-14
    Lindsey 03-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Feeling Torn on this one..."
    What disappointed you about Guardians of Stone?

    I wasn't crazy about the narrator.


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

    I thought it was pretty good. I'm intrigued, I'd definitely like to listen to the next one to unsolved some more mysteries.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator kind of spoke weird. Almost like a lisp or something that frequently made her "s" sounds sound more like "sh." I guess it's nit-picky, but it bugged me. It just seems like if you're going to have someone narrate a book, you'd weed out things like that. I don't know...


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

    Interest mostly. One of the reviews I read for this compared it to a girl version of Indiana Jones. I love that series and I can definitely see how that comparison can be made. There was adventure and mystery and a bit of romance, although honestly, I like a little more romance than there was in this book, but I think it might be leading there a little bit. The main point of the story isn't for romance though, it's the adventure/mystery angle.


    Any additional comments?

    It's pretty cheap, so I think it's worth the buy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    heather 03-13-15
    heather 03-13-15
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    "Ugh!"

    Series looked great and I had hight hopes. So much trite in the first three and chapters. Adding this to my did not finish pile.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LA 01-28-13
    Amazon Customer LA 01-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story a little slow in places."
    What did you love best about Guardians of Stone?

    This is a fascinating story that has interesting historical pieces.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I think the narrator of this story does a good job of keeping the story interesting and does a decent job with the voices.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a good listen for when you are at the gym. It's not a book I had to listen too but looked forward to it when I was at the gym. It's a little draggy in places and then skips over some more interesting parts at the end...like the book just needed to get wrapped up. I'd buy it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Roberts Aliso Viejo, CA USA 01-11-13
    Jennifer Roberts Aliso Viejo, CA USA 01-11-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Perfect for a Twenty-Something"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More character development was needed for this storyline to really "fly". The protagonists attention spans and the plot was flighty. Even the scenes where danger was imminent, there were on-going sexual innuendos and jokes.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Laurie King, Russell Series


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

    Great depth and variety of voices - an engaging performer.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    A lively quick pace.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 02-07-16
    Angela 02-07-16 Member Since 2015

    I like black tea, crossword puzzles, food, yarn, and my boyfriend. Everything else is hit or miss.

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    "This Book Needs To Take A Cold Shower. Seriously."
    What made the experience of listening to Guardians of Stone the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the fantasy elements of the story. I think it's an interesting mechanic and I'm excited to see where it leads.


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

    No, this was a first. I have to say though - I wouldn't seek out her narration. Her accents in particular simply take me out of the story, especially when, in subsequent books, she uses the only distinct accent she does well for subsequent different characters.


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

    I laughed on more than one occasion, though it was more being taken aback by an off-color comment than anything else.


    Any additional comments?

    I really wish she sexual component of the books weren't so... prominent. There's definitely something to be said for sexual tension, but rather than "fantasy" being the primary category for this book it falls into "soft porn". The whole series suffers from the same problem. As I said previously, I think the fantastical part of the story, from the "ancient order" to the main character's pseudo-psychic abilities, are excellent. I can't really bring myself to recommend this to anyone I know personally though because of the overwhelming and mostly unnecessary sexual focus of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    glyncor Eugene, OR USA 10-19-15
    glyncor Eugene, OR USA 10-19-15
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    "Enjoyable read!"
    If you could sum up Guardians of Stone in three words, what would they be?

    It just keeps moving and the story line is good.


    What other book might you compare Guardians of Stone to and why?

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    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    I will continue the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sportochick's Musings Whitewater, WI United States 05-18-15
    Sportochick's Musings Whitewater, WI United States 05-18-15 Member Since 2014

    Teri Lloyd

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    "Amazing story and narrator"

    I read this story 1st in eBook form and now as audible so I could lead a book discussion on it. It is such am amazing story with lots of intrigue and mystery.

    This audible was extremely well narrated and it flowed really well as the narrator switched between male, female and different accents.

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    Wanda E. 04-27-15
    Wanda E. 04-27-15
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    "Good story..."

    Good story. something different. I like Kendall and Jake hate/love relationship. Definetly reading the next series. Very mysterious and entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    wii-zer sc 04-08-15
    wii-zer sc 04-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Indiana Jonesy fun"
    What did you love best about Guardians of Stone?

    Originality for the genre was well as adventure and mystery


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not the same old formula paranormal


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Could have been stronger


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

    As always spoiling the book if I answer here


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jevin 03-21-15
    Jevin 03-21-15
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    the story was interesting. i only felt a little lost at couple points because of the way the story is told. but im hooked enough to want to hear the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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