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
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.
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.
I have enjoyed the entire KGI series but this is my favorite so far.
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!
Devotee of multi-tasking, keen gardener and cross-stitcher. Now able to do both AND listen to stories at the same time. Bliss.
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!
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?
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
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!!!!
It started off strong although sad. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it.
Ms. Banks was able to tug at my heartstrings.
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.
The first hour of the book and the last was emotional for me.
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.
Yes, this book was great. A little different from the other KGI stories, but the same concept.
I did not like him as much as the other man. But, I might listen to him with another book not this series
Yes and no. I always enjoy books by this author, but I will have to read them from now on.
The twists and turns in the relationship of two people who must find a way to both work and love together.
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!
No. Like all the KGI novels, I will enjoy updates in the books that follow.
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.
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.
PJ is a strong heroine who saves herself.
Every male voice made me cringe.
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