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The Darkest Secret | [Gena Showalter]

The Darkest Secret

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be chained and isolated to protect those he loves. Death is his only hope of release - until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty….
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Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be chained and isolated to protect those he loves. Death is his only hope of release - until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty….

©2011 Gena Showalter (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 04-07-11
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 04-07-11 Member Since 2005
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    "I think this book is a five star book..."

    I was waiting for The Darkest Secret to come out and I must say that it was worth the wait, I finished this book in the first two days of down loading, Gena Showalter Does such a wonderful job with the characters, I had such a hard time putting my Ipod down, If you are like me and have liked the Dark Series you will want to read this book,
    Happy listening,

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bristol, CT, United States 04-22-11
    Amazon Customer Bristol, CT, United States 04-22-11
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    "Max Bellmore is fantastic!"

    I am horribly picky when it comes to audiobooks, and I hate about 90% of the narrators. Max Bellmore is NOT one of them! He could make a cereal box interesting! Combine him with a genuinely good book, and you have an audiobook worth your money!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 08-19-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 08-19-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Keeper of Secrets"

    This is a great series. If you haven't tried it then start with book 1 because GS does a great job of keeping you informed of the lives of the characters in this series. You find out interesting information in each book about various characters. This is in my Top 5 of paranormal series. I've got these in books, some in kindle (which you can get audio for a great price if you have them in kindle) and now I'm getting them in audio. Any paranormal fan wouldn't do without this series.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 12-26-12
    kytten Rosemount, MN, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A bit stranger than others in the series"

    But not in a bad way. I enjoyed this book as much as I have all the others and continue to be impressed by both Gena Showalter and Max Bellmore. I've read each of these in order and wouldn't recommend doing it any other way. Each story builds on the previous and you get introduced to each character as they come into the world. It makes it easier to keep them all straight if you get to know them that way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    dorothy adair, IA, United States 10-21-11
    dorothy adair, IA, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Great Great"

    Gena Showalter and Max Bellmore, you cant get better than this. This mans voice could melt butter. lol Great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Ottawa 10-15-11
    Susan Ottawa 10-15-11 Member Since 2008
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    "This one was a bit different"

    I LOVE Gena Showalter and "The Lords of the Underworld" series. I enjoyed this book but it wasn't my favorite one either. As usuall Max Bellmore is fantastic as the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 04-12-14
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 04-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Too long"

    I would have enjoyed this book more if it was 2-3 hours shorter. It was an interesting story, but just so wordy.

    Amun, the keeper of secrets, has just been rescued from hell where he had endured the awful thoughts the demons harbored, which was too much for Amun. He basically shut down to where he is catatonic or he is going berserk to where no one can soothe his demon possessed body. Well, no one except Haidee, a hunter sworn to take out the Lords. She was the very one who lured and murdered Baden, so the idea of her with a Lord wasn’t easy to swallow.
    Haidee thought Amun was her old boyfriend Micah, and that he was a prisoner of the Lords, so she planned to rescue him and avenge Amun for his suffering at the hands of the Lord. The problem was that Amun’s touch, kisses and everything seem to turn her on more than Micah used to.
    What will this hunter do when she discovers that the man she is in love with is not her beloved Micah, but one of her sworn enemy, a Lord of the Underworld?
    I liked this story, but it was too long. I was trying to figure out how Strider & Micah would fit into this love triangle/quadrangle. I did like them as a couple and I liked that Haidee acknowledged her attraction to Amun as being much stronger than Micah. I am not enjoying this series as much as I used to and I am a little hesitant to read the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 01-16-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 01-16-13 Member Since 2010

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Secrets revealed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Darkest Secret to be better than the print version?

    Yes, but just a little. The story is very good and the audio just makes it stand out.


    What other book might you compare The Darkest Secret to and why?

    Darkest Lies and Darkest Seduction, because both stories emphasize just how important the woman are to these man. It also show more camaraderie and understanding within the couples.


    What about Max Bellmore’s performance did you like?

    Excellent as always


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

    Secrets Revealed


    Any additional comments?

    This series reminds me a little of Christine Feehan's Dark Series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 01-07-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "It's no secret, this book is great."

    As noted on the previous audiobooks, I have been enjoying this series. Not my favorite but defiantly good enough for me to listen to the whole series, short stories are fun too. Favorite in the series is still The Darkest Kiss. Must be read in order to enjoy it fully. Recommend author Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series or Nalini Singh Psy-Changling series both awesome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adebowale riverdale, GA, United States 11-24-12
    Adebowale riverdale, GA, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2009

    I'd rather listen than read!!!! This is my joy!!!

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    "Loving this Series Again"
    What made the experience of listening to The Darkest Secret the most enjoyable?

    I loved the vunerability of Amun. I really loved the fact that he's a Lord yet he is vulnerable for the first half of the book and yet he's fair and extremely patient.


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

    I loved Max Bellmore and his narration. He brought about a great cadence. Each character had a different identity and and it was easy to identify each.


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

    I loved the fact the the trials that Amun and Haidee went through ended up teaching them a lesson at the very end. It also left you with a sense of suspense when you think one thing and yet the author allows you to be satiated at the very end.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book and I also recommend that you read these books in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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