Barbarian's Choice

Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 11
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson, Mason Lloyd
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 11
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Romance, Science Fiction
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Publisher's Summary

I might be the only unmated female in my tribe, but it doesn't mean I've given my heart. I'm waiting. I want resonance, and I won't settle for anything less.  

But when an alien ship lands and a handsome stranger steps out, I know he's the one. His name's Mardok, and he's fascinatingly different - and distractingly appealing. But Mardok can't stay on the ice planet, and he says he can take me with him.  

Now, I must make a choice. Do I stay and lose my mate forever? Or do I follow him to the stars and leave behind everything I know?  

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Ruby Dixon (P)2019 Tantor

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Very satisfying story!

Dixon amazes me - how she can write such engrossing stories with little action in them. And this series- if I try to describe it to someone, they just look at me funny. Yeah, I’m being polite here. But it’s good! Definitely one of the best earth woman/alien man out there. The only author I like better in this specific genre is M.K. Eidem - start with Grim or Cassandra’s Challenge. Dixon is better edited.
This can be read as a stand-alone, but is best enjoyed if you’ve read the series.
In this story, I was very happy to find that Farli is still so sweet as a grown up. And she’s believable! So is the storyline.
I was very gratified that Ms Dixon wrote such a good male lead in Mardok. He had his ghosts and baggage, but could see beyond it to recognize how important her home was to Farli. And how positive and supportive it is. Dixon wrote the crew of the Lady really well - just likable enough that most “civilized” people wouldn’t realize how toxic they are.
Lloyd and Jackson make a great narration team for this series. Kudos to whoever had the refined sensibility to choose them.

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Great series addition

This book was different in the series in that it was an ice planet native resonating with someone from a planet other than earth, although he was blue like them. He was much more technologically advanced. This book was really good. Nice HEA. Love Mason Lloyd and Hollie Jackson. The are a great narrating duo.

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Darling, Sweet Farley

A sweetheart story. Definitely a PG-13, for our Barbarian tribe. I love that we were brought up to current thoughts of who,how and when the Sa arrived on the planet. And the peppering of clues to the Ice Home series. Thank you Ms Dixon for these wonderful characters. Ms Jackson for our women not sounding like a 12 year old girls and Mr. Lloyd your portrayal of the Sa men is awesome. You bring them to life.

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Farli got her story.

I didn’t read the description of this so I had no idea who Farli’s mate was going to be. I’m so glad I went into it blind. It was so different from the other stories. I loved it. I loved how even though Farli is now an adult, her sweet innocent nature was still prevalent.

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Fun, feisty blue alien finds her forever mate

This book is a fun deviation from the typical human woman meets big blue alien. Garlic is a favorite character in the IPB series, and in this book she finds her mate! She is a fiercely independent hunter, truly uninhibited, has a wild, eager lust for life. And she meets an off-worldwide who has to drop by to make repairs on his ship. Great chemistry, love the intro of Messakah race (the race the Sa-Khui originally come from.) Highly recommend.

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Reboot refreshes the series

The first six books were great and inventive fun. Sexy blue aliens on Not Hoth ice world finding their HEAs with feisty human women. But after that it just seemed liked forced storylines and the author going on to make money. How many times are new human women going to appear so that more alien-human pairings can occur?
With this book we see the infusion of new blood in the form of a Sakui cargo ship discovering their stranded brethren. Although tamer than the other books in the series, Farli’s story is light and fun. As much as I like the primitive blue guys, I loved that Mardok had a darker, modern background as a space faring former soldier.
I’m hopeful that the next few books will also benefit from this new story line.
I waited for a half price sale. At $1 per audio hour, I’m happy with the purchase.

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Insta-love - but it kinda works!

This is book 11 in the ICE PLANET BARBARIAN SERIES and while each story stands alone, I recommend they be read in order.

I couldn’t wait for this one. An alien ship lands on the Ice Planet and it contains our hero, Mardok. I love where this series is going.

In all the previous stories, whether the couple resonated immediately or not, there has been a lot of “getting to know you” that led to true feelings of love to accompany the lust. Here, Farli's youthful exuberance about Mardok and their love was endearing on the one hand, but disappointing too because I didn't feel enough lead-up to Farli’s love.

On the flip-side, the romance still worked because of the foundations built by the previous novels. Farli and Mardok are supported by The Tribe who are integral to this novel. The Tribe's history and that of the planet (world building), hold up this romance making it succeed. That’s good writing.

Audible narrators Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd do a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. It was fascinating to hear Mason Lloyd’s accent change for Mardok, who is not an Ice Planet native, and whose speech contains modern language. The contrast between this and previous novels was great.

This series has been a welcome and unexpected boost to my romance listening enjoyment. Not a dull moment. Where to next?

I recommend this series.

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Farly

too short For sweet Farly, the relation that Ruby creates with new Characters it shows her Master mind . This series is highly recommended.

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All grown up

I love how the stories intertwine and of course I hope there’s still more to come ;)

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***Farli and Mardok***

I adore Farli, her innocence, kindness and chompy lol I'm glad Mardok decided to stay. Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd you guys are legends thanks for bringing our favourite Barbarian's and their resonance to life.