We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Mane Event Audiobook

The Mane Event: Pride Series #1

Regular Price:$31.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas.

Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn't just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes, as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy-SEAL bod-o-death. It isn't even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It's more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her...and makes her want more. Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her...in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they'd always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel.

Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn't think he'd survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go. Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl, even one who runs with a Pack, can redefine herself. First order of business: Find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again...

©2007 Shelly Laurenston (P)2013 Tantor

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1009 )
5 star
 (487)
4 star
 (297)
3 star
 (147)
2 star
 (47)
1 star
 (31)
Overall
4.2 (936 )
5 star
 (473)
4 star
 (251)
3 star
 (138)
2 star
 (44)
1 star
 (30)
Story
4.3 (925 )
5 star
 (511)
4 star
 (249)
3 star
 (109)
2 star
 (28)
1 star
 (28)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 06-19-16
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 06-19-16 Member Since 2012

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    814
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    482
    312
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    34
    12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wow! Two Captivating Stories!"

    I landed another shifter series to listen too! The characters were great, and I loved the steamy sex scenes. Both plots moved at a steady pace, and included some action and humor. I liked how the "cats" and "dogs" came together. :-)

    Charlotte Kane did a great job narrating this story. I saw there were several comments about the narration speed being too fast. I didn't think it was too fast, but I've been know to adjust the narrator speeds to 1.25 sometimes so this story at 1.x was good for me.

    I'm definitely looking forward to listening to the other stories in the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 07-06-14
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 07-06-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    658
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    464
    450
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    63
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sorry, not finishing."
    Any additional comments?

    I had no idea this book would be so dirty. It's not at all romantic. I don't read books without sex in them but when the author uses words like dick and pu$$y during sex that's enough for me. I know a lot of you like that kind of talk but I don't happen to be one of them. Sorry..

    As to the narrator: For as much as I listened to she did a fine job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marian 03-20-14
    Marian 03-20-14 Member Since 2008

    Daydreamer

    HELPFUL VOTES
    96
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    357
    62
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a surprise!!"

    I'm now on Book 8 of this series, so I guess it's time to gush about it for a minute!

    I was kind of burnt out on PNR when I decided to pick up this audiobook. So glad I did! Although the world Ms. Laurenston creates is not noticeably different than others I've read (maybe the most obvious difference is that shifters seem to be the only paranormal element to the stories?), she totally makes up for the lack with legitimately good writing and character development. And she's got a great narrator to back her up, so that should really seal the deal for anyone who likes a good shifter romance. Total bonus (according to moi)? This first book in the series is actually two shorter stories, introducing you to two couples who have some social ties, but are separated enough that you get two completely different introductions to the Pride series for the price of one. Who doesn't love a good deal?!

    I admittedly didn't love the first story about Dez, a full human cop from the Bronx, and Mace, a lion shifter who's carried a torch for her since they were kids. This one didn't get me fully hooked, but I was enjoying the narration and the presentation of the world Ms. Laurenston was giving, and found myself wanting to listen at every available opportunity. Maybe I was just out of it when I listened, because that's the only time it's happened so far!

    The second story I enjoyed much more. I really liked Ronnie Lee Reed and Brendan Shaw, and found their story much more enjoyable. I mean, hi, it's love at first sight for Brendan. That's always good for me. Also thought the sex was hotter, for sure. But what made me remember this story more than the other? Perhaps because they're both shifters? Maybe because I love crazy southerners? Or could it be that I'm just a sucker for a man getting into a brawl with his own family over a woman (cuz I'm messed up like that)? Ummm, all of the above!

    In general, this series is totally worth the time and credits. All the books contain humor, intrigue, interesting characters and some decently hot sex scenes. (I say decently hot because they don't really get HAWT like a Kresley Cole, ok real talk, like a Robert Petkoff-narrated book, but they still get my pulse going.) I also can't over-emphasize how much I like a well-written book containing characters that don't have to do stupid and completely absurd things to propel the plot. I've thoroughly enjoyed every installment, and have already re-listened to one of the books that particularly grabbed me. If this kind of thing is your bag, you really can't go wrong.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 02-22-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    248
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    451
    449
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    38
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lots of pride and pack members...lots of sequels!"

    Worth the $4.95 price for the starter of the series, but not a credit. This series will go on and on there are so many characters. If you like ALOT of hot, steamy animal sex(which I do on occasion), you will like the stories of these 2 couples. I would go on with the series but I have so much in my wish list right now I have to save these for sales. The stories, yes there are 2, are funny and sexy with charming males, I wish they were all like them. A fun listen if you need a break from something intense. I really enjoyed the narration, it is told from both perspectives and different than I've listened to before. Oh, and I will never look at a lead pipe again without blushing...hehe!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michelle 01-05-14
    Michelle 01-05-14

    dannyzlady

    HELPFUL VOTES
    96
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    288
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Too Crass"
    What disappointed you about The Mane Event?

    The language. I'm not a prude, and can accept any language in books as long as it is justified. This book seemed to use coarse language as shock value or to titillate. Sorry, I was not titillated, I was turned completely off. Worse than any porn book I've ever seen because it made it seem this is how people really talk to each other.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Get rid of all the F-bombs and other coarse language. Or at least let people know it contains language and graphic language that can offend.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    BluBumbleB 12-15-13
    BluBumbleB 12-15-13 Member Since 2016

    Audible OBSESSED!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    748
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    360
    350
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    239
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lions, Tigers & Bears Ooooooohhhhh Myyyy!"

    This was an interesting book, from the narration, to the characters and overall concept, and I enjoyed it. The narration was a bit over dramatic and a little forced in terms of the accents she gave the characters--I've heard better, but, it wasn't so horrible that I couldn't listen. The main characters in this book I totally loved, especially Shaw. I didn't realize this was a two story book actually (my oversight I suppose), but I was pleased to have the second story which I thought I was better than the first. Mace's story is a good introduction to the series which features polar bears, hyenas, lions, & jackals. I don't think I'd spend a credit on these, but, overall, this was a funny, sexy, lightweight listen with good potential.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 06-30-13
    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1989
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    288
    276
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    602
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very Enjoyable"

    Humorous! At times, it’s even funny. It might be worthy just to hear about a lion doing the mambo. This is two connected stories in one. And they are both enjoyable. Nothing deep about them, but they are sexy and overwhelmingly smile-worthy.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kristina 06-18-14
    Kristina 06-18-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a waste of money!"
    What would have made The Mane Event better?

    If it had an actual plot it might have been a good story, but the story line was barely there. It was mostly about sex. If I wanted to read about sexual escapades I could have my husband go to an adult book store and buy something.


    What was most disappointing about Shelly Laurenston’s story?

    It wasn't a story. It was mostly sex with a little bit of a story line thrown in. I have read all of Patricia Briggs' books and was looking for a new author. I thought Shelly Laurenston's had promise. I was wrong.


    What didn’t you like about Charlotte Kane’s performance?

    I have probably been spoiled listening to the J.D. Robb In Death series books. Susan Ericksen does an EXCELLENT job performance.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did not love the book and no, I don't think it had any redeeming qualities. Granted, I only listened to the first two books because it came as a set (or I would not have purchased book #2), perhaps she improved in the next books.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel I wasted my money and my time on the book(s) and do not intend to waste any more to see if she actually writes a book with more than a 10% story line vs 90% sexual escapades.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debbie 06-13-14
    Debbie 06-13-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "If you want to read about sex this the book for U"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More story less sex.


    Would you recommend The Mane Event to your friends? Why or why not?

    No not the kind of book I want to listen to on my way to work.


    Was The Mane Event worth the listening time?

    NO


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Tooele, UT, United States 07-29-13
    Jennifer Tooele, UT, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1169
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "OOOOHHHH MY GOD !!!"
    If you could sum up The Mane Event in three words, what would they be?

    AWSOME, what a great listen !!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mane Event?

    The sex parts are a multiples. Some of the parts could stop you in your tracks just so you could hear every little word.
    This book is not for kids younger than 16.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.