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Born of Shadows Audiobook

Born of Shadows

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In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere... the only survivors are those ones who are... Born of Shadows.

For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.

Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.

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©2011 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2011 Hachette

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    Nathan Eilert 10-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved born of shadows."

    I love Sherilyn Kenyon's books and Holter Graham does an amazing job. thanks for another great one guys.

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    bluestategirl Vermont 06-28-13
    bluestategirl Vermont 06-28-13 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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    "Loved the mix of Sci Fi and Romance!"

    This was my first Sherrilyn Kenyon book ever! and I loved it! Holter Graham just made this book for me. I don't know whether or not the first three books are worth buying to read (I don't think I'd like the readers given the samples) but I did get the next book -- both of them on sale, and have enjoyed the ride. Might check out some of her other books now given how much I enjoyed this one!

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    Jacob Kennewick, WA, United States 03-12-13
    Jacob Kennewick, WA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable"
    What did you love best about Born of Shadows?

    The space battles between the main characters and the people who wanted them dead.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born of Shadows?

    When the main male character responded to the question, "Do you care for her?"


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    He read the book as if he was each playing each character part.


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

    Yes, it was hard to find a spot to stop.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PARKERSBURG, WV, US 03-03-13
    Amazon Customer PARKERSBURG, WV, US 03-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't stop listening!"
    What did you love best about Born of Shadows?

    The action and growing romance!


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

    Great reader!


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

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I am hooked on these characters and each book incorporates old ones and introduces more interesting potential new books. Man alive, these are awesome so far. FYI the first book I read in paperback and it can not be missed! Worth every penny.

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    Bookaholic 03-02-13
    Bookaholic 03-02-13
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    "Fantastic Read"

    Another fabulous addition to the series and Holter Graham does an excellent job on the narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 02-01-13
    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 02-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Dangerous"
    What made the experience of listening to Born of Shadows the most enjoyable?

    Insights about the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born of Shadows?

    Too many to just pick one.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    easy to listen to


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

    yes and pretty much did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sachi Rainier, WA, United States 01-09-13
    Sachi Rainier, WA, United States 01-09-13

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    "AWESOME Book, Fantastic Heroine, Perfect naration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Born of Shadows to be better than the print version?

    Print and Audio have different uses. Audio is perfect for doing other things while you listen, it allows you a freedome that print doesnot. So i can't really say one is better then the other.

    That said, in this case i might say YES. the biggest downfall of an audio book is the naration. if it is not really spectacular, it can be distracting, make it hard to follow the story, or even turn you off completely. I have now listened to quite a few of Holter Graham's narations and i am really in love with him. He does such a fantastic job, you get imersed in the story, you can follow various characters, and you really enjoy listening to him the entire while.

    the naration should ELEVATE the story, and in the case of this production i would say that he did a perfect job of it. i pretty much listened to the entire thing in one or two settings. Great book, great production, really great characters, fantastic author!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have fallen in love with the men of this universe. All of them are so unique and interesting. I totally want to find one of them for myself :grins:

    i always think of this question as "OTHER then the main characters, who is your favorite character and why?" i dunno why, but its how i see this question. Really tho, in this book i would probably say Caillan is my favorite character - and his partner in crime desidaria, is a beautiful, strong, intelligent wonderful woman.


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

    ALL Of Holter Graham's performances that i have had the good luck to listen to have been spectacular. he is VERY talented, and i would absolutely be more likely and more inclined to buy an audio book if i saw his name as the naration.

    Three cheers for him, no joke. I hope Sherrilyn kenyon uses him for ALL her future audio books because he is just so very talented. i find it can be difficult for some men to narate "romance" stories cause they have a tendancy to sorta go ultra-husky which if sounding forced can be really distracting, especially when trying to do female voices.

    Graham's reading is not forced. A good example is in sherri's books the men tend to do a lot of playful bantering. that "forced huskiness" can make that banter flat, without humor and totally lost on the listening. GRAHAM however, he's so natural. That banter is completely humorous when read by him. nothing is forced, but the characters are easy to tell a part and really enjoyable to listen to. Truly the best reader i've found so far.


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

    It made me laugh more then once. There werent actually that many sad or depressing momens in the books, so no crying. :)


    Any additional comments?

    Just that this author and this reader are perfectly matched. i hope they do a ton more together in the future. :)

    if you like Sherrilyn kenyon, but have never heard Holter Graham narate before - BUY this book. you won't be disapointed, i promise :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    joann el cajon, CA, United States 09-25-12
    joann el cajon, CA, United States 09-25-12
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    "out standing!!! you want MORE!!"
    Where does Born of Shadows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it was by far the best way to contiue the series. you feel as if you are a part of the group.


    What other book might you compare Born of Shadows to and why?

    no other book!! it is all by its self!!! you are so wrapped up in the story and the adventure they are going through.


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    no way can you pick out just one!!! they are all so cool and fun...


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

    it is so hard to turn off the book to get things done. it is the first thing i would plug in and get to it!!!


    Any additional comments?

    you must start at the begining of the
    series... you will soon find yourself into the 2nd 3rd and so on.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lovestoread Lutz. FL 09-04-12
    lovestoread Lutz. FL 09-04-12

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    "ENTHRALLING"

    LOVED IT WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE. PICK UP ALL OF SHERRILYN KENYON'S BOOKS AND TAKE THE TIME TO READ THEM ALL

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    Helen 07-18-11
    Helen 07-18-11
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    "14 to 18 yr olds will enjoy this book"

    This book seemed aimed to the14 to 18 yr olds, and since I'm 67 the sex didn't ring true to me. But as SF it's very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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