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Shades of Gray: A KGI Novel, Book 6 | [Maya Banks]

Shades of Gray: A KGI Novel, Book 6

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.
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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...

Also includes a never-before-in-audio KGI novella exclusive to the audiobook!

©2012 Maya Banks (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Spring Lake Park, MN, United States 02-25-13
    Linda Spring Lake Park, MN, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about Shades of Gray?

    It was unpredictable with twists that I did not expect. Loved the characters they were more than sappy love struck superheros running through forests with bullets flying they had faults and dependance versus independence struggles that is refreshing to me a veteran adventure/romance reader.


    What other book might you compare Shades of Gray to and why?

    I have enjoyed the entire KGI series but this is my favorite so far.


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

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 02-03-13
    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator changes"

    Why, Why did they change the narrator? When I listen to several books in a series by the same narrator, I become accustomed to the narrators way of speaking. I loved Harry Berkeley's Rio. I loved his Sam and all of the other characters, even the women. The new narrator is probably very good, but to have him start in the middle of a series is just wrong! It would be like having a different narrator read the JD Robb books. I don't understand!
    I hope that Harry Berkeley is available for Forged in Steele!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Oxford, New Zealand 01-31-13
    Karen Oxford, New Zealand 01-31-13 Member Since 2011

    Devotee of multi-tasking, keen gardener and cross-stitcher. Now able to do both AND listen to stories at the same time. Bliss.

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    "Didn't mind the narrator!"

    None of the earlier books from this series are on offer to folk in my real life location, so I disregarded the reviews that didn't like the 'new' narrator. I'm very pleased I did as I found Adam Paul to be up to the task of reading this (at times) disturbing book. I'd have no hesitation about buying books narrated by him in future and, of course, you simply can't go wrong with a Maya Banks' book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aissa Woodbridge, VA, United States 01-02-13
    Aissa Woodbridge, VA, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointed with the narrator change"

    Just finished listening to Shades of Gray... I LOVED it!
    But why the change of narrator? He wasn't so bad with PJ's voice but the accent he gave the other Kelly men and Rio is gonna take a while to get used to. Can we have Harry back for Steele's story?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CAC MARIETTA, GA, United States 01-01-13
    CAC MARIETTA, GA, United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2011

    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!!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Trinidad and Tobago 12-31-12
    Amazon Customer Trinidad and Tobago 12-31-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great as usual !!!"
    Where does Shades of Gray rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It started off strong although sad. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ms. Banks was able to tug at my heartstrings.


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    Adam's performance was great but I am accustomed to the voice of Harry Berkeley. On the other hand Adam was able to change his voice to suit the many persons in the book.


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

    The first hour of the book and the last was emotional for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Please Harry Berkeley, leave what you re doing the next time and get over here! Additionally, I think throughout the series that Ms. Banks seems to think that every hostage or persons saved must get married to their saviour. Also, except for a few, the women in her series appear weak and need guidance from big strong men. I swear if I hear another "Babe, you re my woman" I'll scream. All in all a very great series thus far. I would recommend it.

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    Lillie 07-09-14
    Lillie 07-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Shades of Gray again? Why?

    Yes, this book was great. A little different from the other KGI stories, but the same concept.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Adam Paul?

    I did not like him as much as the other man. But, I might listen to him with another book not this series


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

    yes!


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    teresa des moines, iowa, United States 06-28-14
    teresa des moines, iowa, United States 06-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Narration just does not fit."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes and no. I always enjoy books by this author, but I will have to read them from now on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns in the relationship of two people who must find a way to both work and love together.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I am sure he would have been ok if he had started the series from the beginning. However, I just cannot get used to hearing Steel's voice in such a high pitch. It was like nails on a chalkboard!


    Do you think Shades of Gray needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Like all the KGI novels, I will enjoy updates in the books that follow.


    Any additional comments?

    These books are stand alone, but I would advise that next time there needs to be a change in narration for whatever reason, try to keep with the same type of voice at least. The southern accent does not make up for the change in pitch.

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    Sarah J. 06-22-14
    Sarah J. 06-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story; bad narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Shades of Gray the most enjoyable?

    Love PJ & Cole's story - strong heroine. New narrator does HORRIBLE male voices. Everyone (regardless of geographical origin) has a southern accent and sounds constipated. Rio is the worst.


    What did you like best about this story?

    PJ is a strong heroine who saves herself.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Every male voice made me cringe.


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