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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.
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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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    DK 05-18-14
    DK 05-18-14 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "REDEMPTION! After Psycho-Bombs -KGI is BACK!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I had given up on the fantastic KGI series because Whispers in the Dark & Echos At Dawn went on to some weird psychic, healing storyline... I'm not into the 'changeling', half-man half-beast, paranormal, Sci-Fi stuff and was disappointed because that's not what I signed up for.

    I like the manly men KGI team NOTE-this is a ROMANCE with stretches of THRILLER/ACTION. Anyway, Shades of Gray brings the series back to what I enjoyed so much in the first 3 installments. Strong men defending the weak and seducing a woman along the way!


    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...


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I enjoy Spec Ops books, however there are 2 categories. Those that are 'real' -Vince Flynn, Mark Greaney, Tom Clancy...

    Then there are the Romantic Spec Ops books...Suzanne Brockman & Maya Banks.

    I like both, but if you are a fan of the former you may be disappointed with the later.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Unlike many reviewers, I enjoyed Adam Paul's performance. Maybe I wasn't as attached to the previous narrator as I took a break between books. He was animated and differentiated between characters.

    *I was not an Adam Paul fan prior to this book-he narrates for Maya Banks and his performance for her Breathless Series was lackluster.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    NOTE: Descriptions of sex, violence and strong language.

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    Izzy 05-02-14
    Izzy 05-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "WTF...."

    Why would they change the narrator?!... This was a great story. I was so excited about hearing PJ's story :-/ but this narrator was NOT good for this variety of characters. What kind of accent was that for Rio?... Definitely NOT a Brazilian accent. The narrator was not successful or this book... I felt like I was listening to the men in the cast of Duck Dynasty half of the time. I've heard him on other books and I do enjoy his voice. Just NOT for this book...

    *Note to anthers, publishing houses and the universe at large: DO NOT CHANGE NARRATOR IN THE MIDDLE OF A SERIES. It makes this series less appealing now.

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    sdgresham 03-13-14
    sdgresham 03-13-14
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    "Aauugghh! New narrator just doesn't work!"

    It is very irritating to be enjoying a series and have the narration changed mid-stream! It doesn't feel like the same storyline. Also, could you please get a narrator that can correctly pronounce the big words....I spent half the time correcting his pronunciations. I agree with everyone else's statements that the over done hick-like accents make the Kelly's seem like idiots. I wanted to like this story, but I really didn't. If you are reading the series, you probably need to read this one to follow the storyline, but.......it is definitely not the same series.

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    Diva Canada 03-01-14
    Diva Canada 03-01-14
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    "Great Narrator"

    I enjoyed this one more than some of the earlier KGIs, partly because I much prefer this narrator. I bought this book partly because I have enjoyed this narrator's work on other Maya Banks books. Also, though, the story is exciting and the characters interesting. I have enjoyed some of the earlier KGIs but the narrator made all the difference for me on this one.

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    Johnnie ALMA, GA, United States 12-31-13
    Johnnie ALMA, GA, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2009
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    "If only the narrator wasn't changed!!!!!"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Should have stayed with the same narrator (Harry Berkeley). He had all the characters dead on in the first books of the series. Love this series and I hope that Harry Berkeley will be reading the additional books to this series.


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    Carmel 08-24-13
    Carmel 08-24-13
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    "Will not listen to it ever again."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I did not like the story. I expected better. The big happaing in the story was cliché and a cop out. The men are more complex.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was disappointing. Not as entrusting as the other KGI novels


    What didn’t you like about Adam Paul’s performance?

    I Will not listen to it ever again. No offense to the narrator but he made Cole sound like my idiot brother in law. It just annoyed me throughout the story.


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    Amazon Customer PA 07-17-13
    Amazon Customer PA 07-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Just couldn't listen to this!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I LOVE this series but I just couldn't listen to this one! It was absolutely horrible! These men are suppose to be big military guys yet they sounded like little wounded mice! Harry Berkeley did a much better job narrating in the other books of the series. I just couldn't handle listening anymore & had to turn it off by chapter 3.


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    Brenda RIFLE, CO, United States 06-06-13
    Brenda RIFLE, CO, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved the story but not too fond of the narriator,"
    Any additional comments?

    Please bring back Harry Berkeley! With his gruff voice just made the voices of the people he was portraying come to life. I did get used to the new narrator however his voice was more feminine and made the males sound more like sissy's then the tough KGI group that they were.

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    Terri 05-07-13
    Terri 05-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, terrible narrator"
    If you could sum up Shades of Gray in three words, what would they be?

    I do not know why a change with the narrator. This narrator made it very difficult to concentrate on the great story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Paul?

    The Harry Berkeley - he's been the narrator for the previous 5 books.


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

    yes - I think this has been the best of the series. I did find it difficult to stop listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Becca Oregon 04-27-13
    Becca Oregon 04-27-13 Member Since 2012

    I am Erotica/Romance writer that love to listen to books on audible in my down time. Audible keeps me sane during long drives or house cleaning days. I recommend Audible to everyone I can.

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    "Loved it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Shades of Gray the most enjoyable?

    I love all of the KGI series but this story made my heart sing. I liked that this book was very raw and had a darker side to it all.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shades of Gray?

    I don't want to give anything away but Cole's reaction to what happens to PJ.


    What does Adam Paul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Harry Berkeley because he was on the journey with me threw the other books in the series. But Adam Paul was a great narrator.


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

    I cried a lot... :( I think this book showed a vulnerable sensitive side to the series.


    Any additional comments?

    The KGI series is Amazing everyone needs to give them a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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