Dark Alpha's Claim

A Reaper Novel
Narrated by: Victoria McGloven
Series: Reapers, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
4.4 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dark Alpha's Claim is the first in an exclusive new series from New York Times best-selling author Donna Grant!

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that answers only to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I am coming for you....

My whole existence is based on taking what Death wants. Born to eliminate Fae guilty of unforgivable crimes, my reckless, wild nature makes me the perfect assassin to carry out Death's bidding. I've seen more sinister and violent dealings than anyone could ever imagine. But it was the sight of her face that stopped me cold. I've never wanted a woman - never mind a human - so badly, never felt my heart, hardened by death, burn brighter and hotter until it burst into flames.

She is everything I desire. The kind of woman who compels you to stake your claim on her, to let the world know that she's yours. A Reaper saving her life will only attract danger, but I vow to protect her at all costs from the Fae that hunt her and keep safe the woman who has claimed me body and soul.

©2015 Donna Grant (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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struggled

Balan is a Reaper that has fallen for Jordan a half human half fae which is a death sentence for both of them. When Jordan agrees to be bait for the Reapers group they find a former ally isn't who they think they are. I struggled through this book. I wanted to like it, but couldn't connect or visualize the story half the time. Perhaps the reason why I couldn't connect was I felt the narrator was all wrong for this story. Donna Grant doesn't grab me as a romance narrator. She executes the accents with precision, but I felt no sultry, sexy moments and when she describes a sexy man, it felt less like eye candy and more like listening to someone read Dr. Seuss.

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This story claimed my attention

Wow...although this is a shorter read/listen it has all the elements needed to have me not wanting to hit pause. This is a fresh take on the classic of the fae. There was enough gripping action and heated scenes to keep wanting to hear more of the reaper's story and ready to download the next.

As to the narrator...I know there were some complaints...I don't agree. There were probably better choices, but the voices were not the worst and I found that it did not distract from the story (which a lot of Narrators can do and ruin the listen).

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Nice start to series

Death has formed the Reapers to protect humanity from annihilation. She set rules on them to keep them constant to the Reaper cause. One rule is no love mates. Balan finds half fae Jordan and enlists her help in trying to defeat the dark fae. Balan and Jordan become lovers. Very good world and character development. This series ties into Grant's Dark Kings.

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Goos start to a new Series

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

No this is the first book I have listened to narrated by Victoria McGloven.

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This is a spin off from the Dark King Series by Donna Craig and as such I would have thought that Victoria would have listened to that series to ensure she was pronouncing the names that are duplicated between the 2 series the same as Anthony Ferguson did in his narration of that series. Whenever names I was familiar with from that series were pronounced in this book I found myself correcting Victoria in my head because she did not pronounce them the same as Anthony.

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When a hobby turns into an obsession

Dark Alpha’s Claim is the first of the Reaper series which is a spin-off of the Dark King series. This book takes place at the same time as Passion Ignites. The Reapers are new cast of characters that enrich the Dark King series and the greater Dark World. Jordan is a halfling that knows nothing about her heritage and is fascinated by the Fae. When she is targeted by an ex-reaper her world is turned upside down and she becomes bait to capture the renegade… the only thing she captures is her very own Reaper. As with all Donna Grant books in the Dark World series once you get in… it is hard to get out.

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Disappointment

The story was mediocre, and the narrator was horrible. I struggled to finish this story, even though it is very short. Donna's Warrior series and her Dragon King series are so much better than this, and Antony Ferguson is a much better narrator.

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Great story

I actually was into this book from the first pages normally it takes a few chapters but this was such a good book I got right into it the only reason why I gave it 4 for overall score is because the author states in the book Death has a beautiful lilting voice but this annoying narrator made her sound like an Old Hag that kinda annoyed me when I was listening to this audible I recommend finding a new narrator who won't ruin the story. What I love about the heroine is she knows what she wants and goes for it I hate the annoying girls who are so unsure of themselves and won't jump on the hot hunk who likes them

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Needs a pronunciation guide

If you've been following the story from the beginning in Dark Kings, you know that this reader didn't pronounce the names at all the same! And I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the dark fae being as populous as cockroaches.

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Reapers

I love the first book how things were tying into the Dark Kings series also by Donna Grant. I really enjoyed all the background they were giving the Reapers. Great start to a new series.

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So very disappointed!

I have been looking forward to this series of books, however extremely extremely disappointed in the narrator wish you had found someone else. I just returned it, couldn’t even finish listening to it.

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  • *Flora*
  • 01-23-20

A Fast Paced Start To This Magical Spin-Off Series

I have not read the previous books in the Dark Kings series which this is related to but I don't feel that it's necessary as Ms Grant has included any information that is pertinent within these pages. I downloaded the narration of this book as I enjoy listening to the story as I read along. Victoria McGloven is a new-to-me voice actor and while I liked the tonal variations that she used for the different characters' dialogue, I felt that some of the pace of her narration during the exciting fight scenes was a bit pedestrian. I already have the next book in the series patiently waiting on my Kindle and look forward to finding out what happens next.

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  • Nell Phoenix
  • 10-27-18

good story ruined

I didn't get to even 10% in this book as the narrator was so bad! I had read the ebook so was interested to have this as an audio book but the narattor was so bad and grating that I have returned the book! Its a good story - stick to ebook!

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  • Joy
  • 06-05-16

not the best of this author's

very monitone hard to get through and anti clamitic. book was boring and disappointing. other series are better