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Publisher's Summary

Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mythological monsters - or find herself facing a sword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame. But there he was, Darius en Kragin, one of a race of shape-shifting warriors bound to guard the gates of Atlantis, and kill all travelers who strayed within its borders. Now Grace's life was in his hands, and Darius had to choose between his centuries-old vow and the woman who had slipped beneath his defenses and stolen the heart of Atlantis's fiercest dragon.
©2009 Gena Showalter (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Lots of danger and sexy passion give lucky listeners a spicy taste of adventure and romance." ( Romantic Times Book reviews on Heart of the Dragon)
"Sexy, funny and downright magical!" ( USA TODAY best-selling author Kate McAllister on Heart of the Dragon)
"One of the premier authors of paranormal romance." ( New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole)

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  • Teleasa
  • Roseville, CA, United States
  • 03-19-09

terrible

OMG!!! This was a very painful book to listen to. The narration was awful. The way she portrayed Darrius made him seem like he was a little slow witted. I couldn't even get into the story for the bad narration. The only reason I started listening to this book is because it was the first in the series and I didn't want to miss any important info about the book I really wanted to listen to, King of The Vampires. Hopefully that narrator is better. It had some pretty good reviews so I'll give it a try. Perhaps reading this book would be better than listening to it.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer
  • Springfield, IL, United States
  • 06-12-09

Oh my ears!

Now maybe I'm just spoiled because I listened to the Lords of the Underworld series first and Max Bellmore is one of the best narrators I've ever heard, but Heart of theDragon has terrible narration. I only made it through 35 minutes before I couldn't stand to listen to it anymore. The story is pretty good, I picked the book up at the local bookstore later, and I would recommend the story, but read it instead of listening.
The narrattion was very flat and it was difficult to tell the characters apart, they all sounded so similar. The tone of the narrator was bored, sounding as if she couldn't believe she was reading such "drivel".
I recommend the story, but not the audio.

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • richard
  • STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, United States
  • 12-23-10

Good until Grace spoke

Everything would have been great had Grace not had a Southern accent! She came from new york. I don't recall her being a southern bell.In addition the voice and dialoge as a southern bell made her sound both childish & idiotic. It just ruined the experience for me. Everything else was great and top quality. I listened to part of mine and wont again. I prefer the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Allison
  • Acworth, GA, USA
  • 05-31-09

disappointed

Narration not the best and a bit distracting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyed this story!!

I really enjoyed this story, particularly their love story. I liked the heroine as well, which is rare for me (she seemed pretty realistic to me). Anyway, my one complaint about this is the narration. It wasn't the worst I've ever heard but it was pretty bad at times. There were some male voices that the narrator made sound like a little girl for some reason. The inflections and such were on par but the actual voices used were pretty distracting. I'm still glad that I listened to this, though.

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  • Tracee
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 09-10-12

Entertaining listen

What made the experience of listening to Heart of the Dragon the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the transferring between the characters two minds sets and the fact that this book is based more from the male perspective then the standard female inner-monologue.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heart of the Dragon?

The description of the bedroom and the water ceilings.

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Not Great

I purchased this title and 2 others in the series for a road trip I was taking, I somehow got through this one but never even attempted to listen to the other 2 audible books and I did not know you could exchange books until today and this was in 2015 that I bought them. I like Gena Showalter but not this series

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Loved this story!

So glad to have been able to listen to this story via the Romance Package. I loved the story, and the narrator was great! Now on to book 2!

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horrible

sorry. but this story was horrible. I couldn't get through it with the voices in the head and the gods thing. nopity nope.

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Okay

Would have been better with a different narrator. Or with more than one narrator. It is different from the other Gena Showalter books I've read.