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  • Burn for Me

  • A Hidden Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career - a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan - a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK

  • By Owned By Fizz on 07-29-15

Great Story Made NEarly Unbearable by Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-16

What made the experience of listening to Burn for Me the most enjoyable?

It's a great story and the world building is so immersive.

What did you like best about this story?

The team behind Ilona Andrews are responsible for some of my favorite stories. Burn for Me is a fascinating turn for the urban fantasy genre, which tends to cling to the unwritten rules of Noir: no family or permanent personal attachments need apply. Nevada loves her family and they love her back. Nobody gets fridged for the sake of drama.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Renee Raudman?

Probably almost anyone else. Her style doesn't really fit for this particular style of story. Nevada's snark sounds incredibly weird when read in Raudman's persistently tremulous voice. She sounds like she is about to cry even when the character is explicitly angry. Most of her character voices have a bizarre country accent that sounds closer to a Midwestern corn farmer than the urban Texans she's supposed to portray.

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