Burning Wild

Leopard Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
Series: A Leopard Novel, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.6 out of 5 stars (652 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bred by capricious parents for his innate leopard-shifting abilities, billionaire Jake Bannaconni has spent his life in an emotional vacuum - especially after a tragic twist of fate left him to raise his infant son alone. But when his path crosses that of an enigmatic young woman, Jake’s life takes a detour he never fathomed.

There is something irresistible about Emma Reynolds - something Jake can’t live without. Hiring her as his son’s nanny will keep her close. And warm. And under watch. She’s the first human to stir something in Jake, something he’s never felt before. But Emma may not be all that she seems. And what’s raging between them is pure animal instinct - out of control, burning wild, and as hot as the lick of a flame.

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Surprising

Another good read by Ms. Feehan. It was terribly disturbing to see how sick, twisted, cruel and obsessed a persons family can be. But to be raised in that type of environment and come out sane is truly a miracle. Thankfully Jake, one of the main characters had one family member who over time proved he was unlike the others and pointed Jake in the right direction. The saying is true you can't pick your family but you can pick your friends; the truth of this is shown clearly in this story. The love that unfolds and develops here is not what you will be expecting this is more of a take over.

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Burning Wild was very disturbing

This book was very different from the first two and I found it disturbing. The sex was just as raw which I have no problem with but the domineering, manipulative, controlling attitude of Jake towards Emma and the subservient, submissive, surrendering attitude of Emma's was a classic abuser/abused relationship. It was hard to listen to. The first 1/2 hour of the book describes the abuse Jake suffered during his childhood which was well written and therefore also hard to listen to.

This story took place on a Texas ranch, not the lush, sensual, moody rain forest of the first two books. The leopard theme was not as integral a part of the story either.

The narrator did a pretty good job but I would say that the way he performed this made it feel rawer.

It's not a book I will listen to again as I might the others, but I don't know that I can say that I don't recommend it either. I was glad when it was over but I didn't consider not finishing it.

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burning wild

I loved it. Christian Feehan is a awsome writer. I have read most books in her varies series and I love them all. I can't say I have a favorite because they are all great to read and reread.

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love the story

Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Jeffrey Cummings?

I love Christine Feehan's stories but I will not try another book narrated by Jeffrey Cummings. I have read Burning wild several times but I could not listen to the whole audiobook.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

the voices that he gave to the characters were not enjoyable. The female character, Emma, was too breathy and weak and the male character, Jake, sounded a lot like Christian Bale doing Batman and too gravely.

Do you think Burning Wild needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The leopard series is enough the way it is.

Any additional comments?

I would love to try this audiobook with a different narrator.

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  • 02-28-10

Not Phil Gigante

I love this book and was looking forward to the audio, then I saw Phil Gigante was the narrator, but it's not, it's Jeffrey Cummings. Little disappointed it's not Gigante but hoping I like this narrator anyway.

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Sexy as hell!

Loved Emma and that man/cat of hers! This book is most women’s secret fantasy!

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Burning Wild .

It was the begaining of all their stories and how they came to be who the are as leopard's and men and women.

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Burning Wild

She did it again ,would not stop listening to it.I really ad all her book's.😍

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it is one of my favorite books of christina feehan

it is one of my favorite books of christina feehan and I love all of the books of hers that I have read

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Slow burn to explosion!

First, let me start by saying that Mr Cummings was so much better than the narrator of the previous book. He did great Leopard, animalistic voices. The plot of this book was much different than the earlier books. It starts with a time lapse history of the Hero’s childhood. It highlights his history of abuse and his emotional withdrawal for survival. The Heroine starts the book married to another man. She is also carrying that mans baby. Their relationship starts because of a shared tragedy that leaves them both needing something from the other. The Hero needs a live in Nanny and the Heroine needs a place to live and a new purpose in life. They share a coexistence and friendship for two years before their relationship starts to change. They help each other heal and grow and the results are a slow burning inferno. There is a mystery and lots of action and it’s all wrapped up in an erotic merging of souls! -V from Kansas

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  • 03-13-19

Excellent

Really loved this story i loved the narragor he did a great job. I have to say i have the book but listening to these are even better