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Shades of Gray Audiobook

Shades of Gray: A KGI Novel, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

The Kelly Group International (KGI): a super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: high intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can't...

P. J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, they're called out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P. J. walks away from KGI, resolved not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she’s poised to delve into.

Six months later, Cole hasn't given up his search for P. J., and he's determined to bring her back home where she belongs. Bent on vengeance, P. J. has plunged into a serpentine game of payback that will make her question everything she's ever believed in. But Cole - and the rest of their team - refuse to let her go it alone. Even if it means sacrificing their loyalty to KGI, and their lives...

©2012 Maya Banks (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Alisa PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 12-31-12
    Alisa PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointed by the change of narrator."

    I will never understand why the publisher changed the narrator on book seven of this successful and well-reviewed series, particularly when so many of the positive comments were directed towards the performance of the narrator for the first 6 books.

    I have looked forward to PJ’s story for several books and as usual, the story was fantastic. Unfortunately, the new narrator didn’t provide a performance of the book but rather simply read it, fast, without much emotion. I didn’t care for the odd accent of Cole and the narrator failed to give justice to the intensity and emotion of PJ’s trauma as written by Maya Banks. I really wanted to like the new narrator, but it just didn’t work for me.

    Maya Bank’s KGI novels are some of my favorites, in part, because you become invested in the characters, their missions and camaraderie, even more so with PJ and Cole. After listening to the audiobook, I read the book and it was even better the second time around.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Arizona 01-03-13
    Amazon Customer Arizona 01-03-13 Member Since 2016

    Thirdnlst

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    "Emotional ride"
    Any additional comments?

    Please bring back Harry. Hard to listen to because I loved Harry reading or Phil Gigante. Was not impressed with this narrator.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 01-03-13
    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The story is excelent but..."

    I loved the story in its written form but I was very disappointed with the reading of this book! For myself, the biggest difference between a bad narrator and a good narrator is their ability to interject emotion in the reading. The difference between a good narrator and a great narrator is someone who can make all of the voices emotional and distinctive.

    What disappointed me was that this new reader seemed to have no idea who or what the established characters were about! Rio is from RIO DE JANEIRO. He’d have a Portuguese accent and if that accent was a bit much, a Spanish accent would have worked. Something distinctive! Steel one of the biggest meanest looking men on the teams had a little wimpy voice with almost no distinction from anyone else. One of the team members is from Texas. Even a bad southern accent would have been preferable. What bothered me the most is there was no distinguishing between the male and female voices.

    I think that if Harry was too busy to do this book in time for the coinciding release dates I would have preferred to wait until Harry was free to read this book. At least he has a grasp of all of the key players.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Riverdale, GA 01-12-13
    Kindle Customer Riverdale, GA 01-12-13 Member Since 2009

    I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.

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    "Worth my Credit!"

    Yep!! I loved me some PJ, she kicked some major butt! And Cole was just the right mix! He was hard core with a gooey middle :) Shoot!! I think my husband needs a make over lol But you are going to really like this book if you like action with some emotional depth. Beware: Their is a very emotional rape scene. But Ms. Banks tends to have some emotional trauma in most of her books. And if I may say this :) It was a kick-ass revenge scene!

    I liked Adam Paul's reading of the story, I had to get used to the accents. My southern roots found it a little jarring to listen to the Yankee accent (?) ( Ya'll know everything that aint Southern is Yankee so sorry is that wasn't what it was lol)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cyndi Marie Michigan 02-03-13
    Cyndi Marie Michigan 02-03-13 Member Since 2016

    Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.

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    "Story is Amazing....Narrator Change Not So Much!!"

    This is a great book in the KGI series! It was refreshing to read about a heroine that didn't need to be protected! PJ is a tough girl and Cole loves that about her. The narration was not terrible it just was not the voice that we have associated these characters with. I can say that I never imagined Cole having such a southern accent, probably because of the previous narrator. Worth the credit for me !

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 01-02-13
    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Just keeps getting better!!"

    Not sure if I was going to like new narrator but Adam Paul did a great job. The relationship between P.J. and Cole was very moving... he showed her that she could trust him and their team. Got a different perspective on Steele.. Now I gave to wait until June for "Forced in Steele" :(

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 07-26-13
    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Why, why, why!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This one really upset me. I wish I had known why the assignment when bad because I never would have purchased it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Banks again?

    Yes, but I will never listen to this one ever again!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    All the characters were off, the males sounded the same and...well like assholes.


    Was Shades of Gray worth the listening time?

    No, this one makes me sick at my stomach every time I think of it. I wish I could erase it from my memory.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 04-28-13
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator Ruins the Story"

    I was looking forward to PJ's story. But man a poor narration sucks the life out of great story. A strong female PJ goes through one of the worst thing a woman can go through with her team. And this is just after she has opened up to her sniper teammate Cole. If you have read any this series you could see this connection with PJ and Cole growing. But the narration isn't able to convey the emotions of any of the characters in the story. It was the story that kept me listening. So I loved the story. The story is worth it, so buy the book and read it yourself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Marietta, NY, USA 01-06-13
    Cathy Marietta, NY, USA 01-06-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Narrator and Story are very entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, enjoy this series. Have been waiting a while for this character's story and it is a good one from the start. I am also enjoying this new narrator - he doesn't detract from the story and brings his own brand to it and makes it little different than the previous ones.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them, finally getting a deeper look into Steele's team


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let the other reviewers comments on the narrator deter you from this story. While I enjoyed Harry Berkeley for the other ones, he can be a little bit over dramatic. This narrator gives this story a fresh voice and does the storyline proud. There won't be any confusion on who is speaking. Just jump in for a good Maya Banks adventure.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    CAC 01-01-13
    CAC 01-01-13

    Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........

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    "Can I get a "hell yeah" for Ms. Banks!!!"

    This series is so incredible and when I thought it couldn't get any better Ms. Banks just hit another one out of the park!!!

    I'm NOT a fan of narrator changes in a series because you establish the characters in your mind. HOWEVER, this narrator was absolutely incredible and hope he continues in more of this series!!!! Speaking of which........hurry with the next book please Maya!!!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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