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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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    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,"
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    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
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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.


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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.

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    Amy Tulsa, OK, United States 04-04-13
    Amy Tulsa, OK, United States 04-04-13

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    "Bring back the old narrator!"
    What did you love best about Shades of Gray?

    It was really great to get to know a new member of the KGI series better.


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

    Cole getting jealous and protective of PJ.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Paul’s performances?

    Maybe for another book that I didn't already know the characters. He makes Cole sound like a whiney hick. I had to buy the Kindle version just so his narration didn't ruin the story for me. Harry Berkley did a much better job with the rest of the KGI books. I really hope he is the narrator for Steel's book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hot, hot, hot!!!


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    Nature Dawg 03-28-13
    Nature Dawg 03-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wishing it had a different narrator. Ugh!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shades of Gray to be better than the print version?

    No. I love the story, but the narrator was one of the worst I have ever heard.


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

    Monotone. I was used to the other narrator, so the change in voices of the characters was annoying. His southern accents were awful.


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

    Yes, but I ended buying the Kindle edition because I couldn't listen to the narrator for long periods of time.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back the other narrator. PLEASE!!

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    Applelover96 Illinios 02-23-13
    Applelover96 Illinios 02-23-13 Member Since 2015

    SouthernBelle

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    "I LOVED hearing PJ's Story!!"
    What did you like best about Shades of Gray? What did you like least?

    It hooked me from the beginning. I cried when the events happened to PJ. I felt her anger and frustration.
    I did not like the new narrator. His character voices were not as good as Harry Berkley's were. It was very distracting at times.


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

    When PJ was raped. It was so horrific and demeaning. Maya Banks really did an eloquent job with this particular scene. I literally had tears streaming down my face and I had to stop listening for a bit to compose myself.


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

    ANYONE!!! I really hope that Harry Berkley comes back for the rest of KGI's stories.


    Could you see Shades of Gray being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I would love to see this entire series as part of a TV series or a movie!!


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    ruthied United States 02-19-13
    ruthied United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I wish she had more in this series."
    What made the experience of listening to Shades of Gray the most enjoyable?

    The series


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bad Ass. Chick


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    He is great


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

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    She needs to write faster. I am burning through all her books

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    Michel W. Scott 01-30-13 Member Since 2012

    Michel Scott

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    "I SO LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    What did you love best about Shades of Gray?

    Whats not to love???


    Have you listened to any of Adam Paul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but please please please get Harry Berkeley back as the narrartor!! I love him! He is KGI!!!


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

    I just love them all!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry with the next one please!!!

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