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With the fate of entire civilisations at risk, the galactic battleground makes for unusual alliances and unexpected passions as two women from very different worlds join forces. When Commodore Rae Jacelon of the Gamma VI space station apprehends the alluring but dangerous Kellen O'Dal, it is the start of an unlikely alliance and a breathtaking attraction. Against all advice, Jacelon decides to trust the mysterious O'Dal, risking her career and her life, and a daring intergalactic romance ensues, set against the backdrop of a space adventure filled with suspense and intrigue.

Book One in the Supreme Constellations series.

©2005 Gun Brooke (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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  • speedys
  • Fort Worth, Texas United States
  • 05-10-16

good book -poor narration

I have read the books in this series and have fully enjoyed them. I was so looking forward to the audio side to enhance the story further but was disappointed by the narrators performance.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I love these books but couldn't stand the narrator.

I've read all of gun brooke books and these are some of my favorite. I'll get all of them that come to audible but I hope they get a new narrator. Her voice is very harsh, she either doesn't pause or she pauses in the wrong places. The main female character and her Male XO voice are hard to tell apart. She might do well in her performance in other books but this one she completely missed the mark. It was almost painful to listen to at times.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not sure

I'm honestly not sure how to feel about this. the bugging is disjointed and Skippy and yet feels like it drags forever. the story itself is interesting although with the standard non-scifi scifi issues; all aliens are incredibly human like in every way. the science behind the tech isn't totally thought thru. and so on. the ending was interesting and a bit intense.
the narrator also I've got nutral feelings about. for one thing she had good flow but the main character feels like she has no emotion and no inflections.

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  • Kirstin
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 06-04-16

Awesome series! Terrible Narration!

What did you love best about Protector of the Realm?

This Series of books is great fun! Especially if you love space operas. I love the universe that Gun Brooke builds. Especially the normalization of queer relationships. The romances are engaging and keep you reading just to find out what happens next.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Protector of the Realm?

The tension and attraction between the two main characters Kellen and Rae. Watching the story and their relationship unfold was very entertaining.

Would you be willing to try another one of Hilarie Mukavitz’s performances?

No, I did not enjoy the narration of these characters. I felt that she was off base with the voices she gave characters. The conversations between characters were often ridged and awkward. Not sure if this normally the way she narrates, but I would not actively look to listen to a book narrated by her again.

Who was the most memorable character of Protector of the Realm and why?

Kellen for her complexity and loyalty. She was a very interesting character to get to know.

Any additional comments?

Great series, but it might be better to read these yourself. Although part of me wishes they would be rerecorded with a better narrator in the future. It would be a fun addition to my audible library. I plan on reading these books again in the future.

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More please!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, fun listen. Love the sci fi story. I've read the next one in this series and I am hoping they produce the audio for the whole set.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Protector of the Realm?

The Red Dragon in action, and the revelation of who the protector really is.

Which scene was your favorite?

Space ship battle scene.

If you could take any character from Protector of the Realm out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The author, because she did a hell of a job coming up with all the characters.

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Bad narration

I tried to give this book a chance despite the bad reviews but I should have listened. Narrator was awful. She couldn't remember what accents she was doing for which character and I felt like she was reading to a child. At certain points there were weird echo and I could hear when she got closer or farther away from the mic. The author had a great idea for the story line but unfortunately it all fell through. I wasn't even able to finish the book.

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  • Kirsty
  • 11-19-17

Great series

I’ve read all the books in this series, several times and was eagerly anticipating the first of them being in audio. However, I have to agree that the narration is bad. When voicing characters for audio books are the narrators given any direction as to who the characters are based on? I always find that when listening to lesbian fiction in audible most of the narrators seem to think one of the two main leads has a deep voice. Please, we are not trying to be or sound like men, we are women and speak with normal female voices. Just because of one the characters acts butch, doesn’t mean their voice is as well. Let’s try and be realist here audible. So far your best narrators are Lisa Cordileone and Hollie Jackson in this genre.