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Once Burned Audiobook

Once Burned: A Night Prince Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

She's a mortal cursed with dark power....

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude ... until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire.

He's the Prince of Night....

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all - but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him: a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, passion ignites, threatening to consume them. It will take everything they have to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.

©2012 Jeaniene Frost (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jodi ormond beach, FL, United States 07-23-12
    Jodi ormond beach, FL, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Good book - disappointing ending."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book was great - right up until the end. I know this is supposed to be book 1 of a new series, but really.... I have NEVER read a book that ended so awkwardly. My recommendation would be, wait until book 2 comes out, and then read them back to back. Otherwise, you are going to be mad at having to wait to discover how story lines wrap up.


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    Leila was a great character.


    Any additional comments?

    The only downside to the performance is that the main character - Vlad's - voice is less than sexy to say the least. All the other character voices are great.

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    Amber 07-20-12
    Amber 07-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book!"

    I love all of Jeaniene Frosts novels. I am in love. Mystery, seduction, and thrill. I hope she has more coming out soon.

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    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 07-20-12
    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 07-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this Book!!"

    I had started with the Night Huntress series, but jumped to this one out of curiosity and I'm glad I did. Very good pace and good clif hanger at the end. I can't wait for the next one!! Some good supporting people and I would love to see more on them as well. I wasn't real crazy about the narrator, I think Sophie Eastlake would have made the performace better. But over all, I enjoyed this book so much that I've listened to it twice now in a week and half. It's a rare book that will make me do that. While I'm waiting for the next one in this series, I will go back to Night Huntress to find out more about Cat and Bones.

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    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 07-18-12
    Chloe COLUMBUS, OH, United States 07-18-12
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    "When I think of Blood Born........"
    Would you listen to Once Burned again? Why?

    Yes, Yes and Heck Yeah!!!! This book reminds me of Linda Howard's Blood Born, but
    Linda's publishers wouldn't let her release the sequel Warrior Rising, Ok, so....??? I can only hope Ms. Frost does her sequel to this book. It is soooo darn good..Whew. This author is fantastic!!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Leila and Vlad... Her abililties


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    She is a terrific Narrator. I usually like Xe Sands, she's my fav, but look out!! Tavia is on her trail to take over as my new favorite. Her dialogue is great. I kinda want her to work on her depiction on russian accents, but overall? Great job!!1


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

    Yes I did, I did both ...


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. If you are into Vampire fantasy and you like Jacquelyn Frank Vampire series of books? Try Ms. J Frost on for size. You won't regret it!!!

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    Natalie Higgins 07-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it! I really can't get enough of Frost!"
    Where does Once Burned rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Solid story building on a captivating world and characters we know so well (but always still sooo much more to explore!)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too explicit to share :)


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

    Yes! I can never stop listening once I get started on any of her books and the narrator is sooooo good!


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    Sam ANTLERS, OK, United States 07-18-12
    Sam ANTLERS, OK, United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    "It wasn't Cat and Bones but still a good book"
    Any additional comments?

    I am glad I got to see closer into the character Vlad. I loved him in the Cat and Bones books. Though I didn???t think this book was as strong as some of Frost???s other work, it was a great read and I will diffidently be buying the next in the series.

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    Lisa 07-14-12
    Lisa 07-14-12
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    "Glad I took the chance!"

    First let me say that I LOVE Audible.com. I tell every one I know about it!!
    I have never read any of this author's other stories and took a chance on this one. I am glad I did! I like it better so far than some of the Sookie Stackhouse books..I enjoyed the storyline and it moved at a good pace. I really enjoyed the narration by Tavia Gilbert. I will anxiously await the second installment in this series!

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    Aja Duncanville, TX, United States 07-14-12
    Aja Duncanville, TX, United States 07-14-12 Member Since 2015

    I absolutely love audible! I read constantly and there is nothing better than finding a new series to follow. I'm a syfy/fant kinda gal.

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    "Vlad...book 1"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Once Burned to be better than the print version?

    YES. I love Tavia Gilbert! She is one of my favorite narrators and I LOVE Vlad's accent during her performances.


    What other book might you compare Once Burned to and why?

    I am a HUGE Cat & Bones fan! I will say this book wasn't AS great as I thought it would be, but I have extremely high hopes for the Vlad series. Vlad is one of my favorite characters and I can't wait to see what is in store for him next!


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    Her accents are my favorite part of her performances! Bone/Spade and Vlad have unique accents that sets Ms. Gilbert apart from other 'ordinary' narrators.


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

    This book was both funny and touching in certain parts.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read without a true final ending, but good none the less!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul United States 07-09-12
    Paul United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.

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    If you could sum up Once Burned in three words, what would they be?

    Steamy fun, with a twist of snarky.


    Any additional comments?

    Once Burned introduces a new heroine for the pyro Vlad Dracul to engage with. This book is filled with lots of snark from Vlad witty insight and banter from Leila, Vlad and our inspired heros from the other Night Huntress novels. We listenend to this book with a big grin on our faces and it was great summer reading. The plot is fast-paced the characters are good, though there's not a whole lot for some of the characters to do ex. Marty and the Family), but it's a lot of fun espically if you're a fan of the Night Huntress series. Vlad is a great change of pace from Kat, Bones etc. Leila is a good heroine and her abilities make her one tough lady. I think this could prove to be a great series, but too much Vlad could get old after a while. Ms. Tavia Gilbert breathes life into the characters like no one else could.

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    Kelly bryant, AR, United States 07-08-12
    Kelly bryant, AR, United States 07-08-12 Member Since 2016
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    "TOO TOO SHORT!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Once Burned the most enjoyable?

    This book is really really good, sexy and funny and she is the perfect girl for vlad, I love vlad, BUT why did it end like this?? AND WHY is it the next one so far away??? SUCH A TEASER BOOK!!! I wish she would put out a really huge book or atleast 2 or 3 books out at the same time... LOVE LOVE J. FROST books, especially the narrator.She is one of my favs.


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

    BEST NARRATOR EVER!!!!


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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