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Pride Mates | [Jennifer Ashley]

Pride Mates

To most, they are animals—even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair. It’s her job to defend those in need. But there’s absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can’t disguise his sheer strength.
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Publisher's Summary

To most, they are animals—even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair. It’s her job to defend those in need. But there’s absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can’t disguise his sheer strength. Nor can the silver chain at his throat, designed to control the aggression of his kind, completely reassure her that this man has been tamed. Yet when a feral shifter begins to stalk them both, Liam is the only one she trusts with her life. She’ll let him claim her—for her protection, for her pride, and for a passion that knows no bounds.

©2004 Jennifer Ashley (P)2010 Audio Realms, Inc.

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    Karen 06-15-12
    Karen 06-15-12

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Disappointed"
    Would you try another book from Jennifer Ashley and/or Traci Odom?

    Never another book read by Traci Odom. Irish accent good, but it could not make up for poor reading skills. Speed was Ok, but Odom does not have the range to be a good reader. Author had a good outline, but needed better editing. I would not buy another of this authors work unless listeners gave it an great must buy rating.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jennifer Ashley before, how does this one compare?

    Immortal series much better.


    Could you see Pride Mates being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    story needs more work before movie material


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alisa PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 11-06-11
    Alisa PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 11-06-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Very disappointing."

    Based upon the reviews, I tried this book and was very disappointed. The story concept was unique and had a lot of promise but the execution was not at all what I had hoped for. The main characters are seemingly in love almost instantly, the dialogue is frequently repetitive and stilted and does not convincingly convey the characters' emotions. Perhaps I would have liked the book had the performance been better. It is one of the worst read audiobooks I have purchased on audible in years. Other than trying to have an Irish accent for a main character, the narrator read the novel so fast, with no distinction between characters, sentences and/or chapters, I just wanted her to take a breath and stop for 3 seconds between chapters. She read the book in a monotonous tone that was painful to listen to, I kept listening only because I was hoping that this would get better. It never did. I would be willing to give the author another try but only in print.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forrest Stewart 06-19-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Ugh! Def not on my list of favorites!"

    There is technically nothing wrong with Ashley's writing, but her characters lack distinct personalities. I couldn't really get interested in the characters because there was no depth. And what there was of the characters and the story had the life sucked out of them by the narrator. I'm sure she's good at something, like textbooks or self-help. Her delivery was just so stiff and rushed. There was no natural flow. It just sounded like she was nervous about reading in front of the class. But, then again, the author didn't give her much to work with.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 05-06-13
    Amazon Customer Memphis, Tennessee, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2015

    Still married to the sweetest man alive. Have 3 beautiful grandchildren with one on the way!

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    "Narration kills the story!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend the book but not read by Traci Odom! I really like the story line that Jennifer Ashley has taken with her writing. I even like her historical romance writings, and this series does not disappoint, but the narration really made the story dull and hard to listen too. If you want to read this one, I say get the hard copy you will enjoy it much more!


    What other book might you compare Pride Mates to and why?

    I would compare this book to those written by Jacquelyn Frank. I really enjoy her series also!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Traci Odom’s performances?

    No!! No!! NO!!!!!!!


    Could you see Pride Mates being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see this being a tv series. Who could star...maybe Jason Momoa. That is one fine man!


    Any additional comments?

    If you like reading the whole series and getting to know the character in each book, Jennifer Ashley delivers, but do yourself the favor, don't try to listen to Traci Odom read them. You'll just be disappointed!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Houston, TX, United States 04-01-12
    Theresa Houston, TX, United States 04-01-12

    Teri Thackston

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    "Pride Mates is a Winner"
    What did you love best about Pride Mates?

    The hero and heroine are so well 'drawn' that I could easily visualize them, and the other characters in Shifter Town were fascinating!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The hero was very attractive in both his personality and his description.


    What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was very unobtrusive. It was as if I was reading the book myself!


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

    I did actually find myself chuckling during some of the conversations between the hero and heroine. They clashed perfectly!


    Any additional comments?

    I definitely recommend this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-08-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-08-13 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Sooo Good! I am so into the Mate thing right now!!"

    I am loving the mate thing right now. Wolf, bear, shifter or whatever and this book does not disappoint.

    Liam Morrissey is a shifter and second in command of his shifter town and clan. Kim is lawyer and a human who strolls in shifter town looking to defend another shifter for a recent murder. Liam kind of goes into mating frenzy with Kim and Ashley just does and awesome job developing the story about the shifter town, the clan and how the shifters are treated alongside the human population. I usually don't like my shifter to be mistreated, but it totally works in this book, because they are but they are actually stronger because of it. So I made me happy. I love when Liam collar comes off he goes all Super Liam! Gonna kill everything in sight!!! Priceless!!!

    Ashley is a great period writer as well, from her McKenzie brother series...So I love how the guy gets the girl, then guy lose the girl, then guy get the girl back played out in this book. Just like a classic romance novel, but in shifter format! Totally awesome. I loved it. And Liam bit her. LOVED IT!!!! Like I said...I am totally into the whole mate thing right now.

    Narration was actually really good. This is my first Odom book. I liked her accents and variation of shifters voices. I love narrators who change their voice inflections. Odom did a great job.

    A great buy/credit.

    Great start to new series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Book hog"

    Great listening. Written excellent and right now buying the next book too see who makes it next. Totally love it. Very refreshing. Honestly I didn't think I would like it. I bought 4 I just couldn't get past 5 minutes. This was a welcome surprise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 02-07-15
    Cindy 02-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    I love Audiobooks.com. Pride mate was awesome loved it. If you like the supernatural you'll love this it also has Romance.



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    "A really bad narration!"
    Would you try another book from Jennifer Ashley and/or Traci Odom?

    Jennifer yes...Traci NO!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The cat shifters.I usually read or listen to mostly wolf shifter books.The reader!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Traci Odom?

    Jill Redfield!!!OR Maxine Mitchell!!!


    Did Pride Mates inspire you to do anything?

    Yea find a big sexy Irishman!LMAO


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Law 09-20-14
    C. Law 09-20-14
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    This was a cute read, I'm somewhat interested in the next book-see if they decide to branch off on their own without collers. Also, to see what happens with the main characters father.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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