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The Awakening: Leopard Series, Book 1 | [Christine Feehan]

The Awakening: Leopard Series, Book 1

Maggie returns to the place of her birth and her world suddenly turns into a sensual, but dangerous delight. The rainforest holds secrets of her birthright and a mysterious man, as predatory as any of the animals, waiting in the very heart of the jungle for her arrival.
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Publisher's Summary

Maggie returns to the place of her birth and her world suddenly turns into a sensual, but dangerous delight. The rainforest holds secrets of her birthright and a mysterious man, as predatory as any of the animals, waiting in the very heart of the jungle for her arrival.

Under the blazing heat of the Borneo sun, a beautiful naturalist's dream comes true - to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort forces her to explore her own wild side.

©2009 Christine Feehan; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Rebecca Good 10-17-09 Member Since 2009
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    "The Awakening"

    I have read all of this author's books, from several of her different series, and I have got to say this was the worst book I have read of hers. I guess, statistically, she was due for a stinker!
    The love scenes got to be tiring and tedious- I actually had to skip over them since I couldn't take them anymore, which made the story end much faster, and made me feel cheated as far as the money spent to buy it.
    Christine, please, go back to developing the storyline and cut out the sex already!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole staten island, NY, USA 06-16-10
    Nicole staten island, NY, USA 06-16-10
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    "alright"

    this book was ok, it ended rather abruptly and the book was very short, Christine Feehan has some great books, so the mediocrity of this one kind of stunned me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen Greenfield, WI, United States 01-02-12
    Eileen Greenfield, WI, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "My only complaint was that the story wasn't longer"

    A great story. Erotically charged. Since it is a relatively short book the plot isn't as complicated as many Christine Feehan books but it was quite good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elantra Illinois, United States 07-30-13
    Elantra Illinois, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.

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    "Waste of money waste of time"

    This is a waste of time! This book although important I guess for the series was just a waste of time and money. I am a huge fan of Christine Feehan she is the author who got me into paranormal books. So I figured that this series would be a good one. Man was i wrong.

    It isn't that long but it took me forever to read. I can't explain. How much of a bore this book was.

    A woman goes to the jungle of South America to inherit her dead parents estate. She meets a man and with in one day of meeting him falls in love with him and begins sleeping with him and decides to spend the rest of her life with him. Oh and a plot twist another man tries to steal her and the two men duke it out and fight to the death to have her. That is what the story is about in a two sentences.

    From the excepts that I have apart from this one the rest of the series seem to have more meat to them, and should be more entertaining than this one.

    I wold have to say hat this is not essential to the series and you can go on to the second book and be fine with out reading the first one. The narrator did a okay job but not the best. All in all this is not one of the best from Christine Feehan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candace L. Frizzell Standish, Me 05-28-13
    Candace L. Frizzell Standish, Me 05-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "unawakened"
    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Allison Kruise?

    I absolutely LOVE Christine Feehan's stories, good story lines, and STRONG heroines! BUT, this reader gave her heroine such a weak, whiny quality, I found myself glad that this was one of the shorter of her stories. Would likely not purchase another book with Ms Kruise being the reader. :-(


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Ms Kruise made the heroine appear weak and whiny. NOT Ms Feehan's heroines at all.


    Was The Awakening worth the listening time?

    Enjoyed the story, though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T.L. Beverly Hills, CA USA 02-11-13
    T.L. Beverly Hills, CA USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome series!"

    I've listened to and/or read all of the leopard series, except this one that introduced it, so HAD to listen. Awesome story, great performance and I would highly recommend it to everyone who likes some fantasy, adventure and eroticism. Well done Christine Feehan and Allison Kruise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Toshi Algonquin, IL, USA 02-04-13
    Toshi Algonquin, IL, USA 02-04-13 Member Since 2006
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    "More of the same"
    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Allison Kruise?

    I think so


    What could Christine Feehan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    it was to much like the Dark Series...which I loved I just thought this one would be ......more!


    What didn’t you like about Allison Kruise’s performance?

    She wasn't bad at all space and tone was fine..


    What character would you cut from The Awakening?

    The characters were interesting... I don't think I would cut any.


    Any additional comments?

    I am willing to give the next book a try... I did like the story, again it's just that I though it would be different.....just something more... I can't put my finger on it..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BooBunny 10-11-09
    BooBunny 10-11-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Lame..."

    I had a free $10 credit from Audible, so it's probably my fault that I didn't do much research when picking a random book to download...

    This novella/short story had no depth and was just a lame erotic flop from the first chapter. I thought the idea of shape-shifters had some real potential, but it was wasted on steamy love scenes and sexual tension through out.

    I was disappointed and annoyed. I would never read anything by this author again. I think I would throw up or laugh myself silly... What a joke...

    The narrator, Allison Kruise, has a nice voice and I enjoyed her narration very much. I thought she did a great job and hope she narrates some better books in the future!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Isabel New Port Richey, FL, United States 09-22-09
    Isabel New Port Richey, FL, United States 09-22-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Book"

    I enjoyed it!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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