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In the Blood

Metahuman Files, Book 4
Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
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Running out of time.

Captain Jamie Callahan is frustrated with his team constantly being at the mercy of the enemy in order to further the MDF’s goals. To make matters worse, his father’s political campaign is ramping up, and Jamie’s every move is being watched by the media. He is acutely aware of all the eyes trained on him, his team, and Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan in particular. Meanwhile, Kyle would give anything to stay in the shadows, but he refuses to leave Jamie’s side, no matter the scrutiny. Staying out of the spotlight becomes impossible when their families are threatened and vital choices about their future together can no longer be ignored.

Desperate measures.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin and Agent Sean Delaney are enjoying their time together as a couple when Sean’s past catches up with him. As Alpha Team’s long-running mission gets derailed in the worst way possible, Alexei discovers the enemy is playing for keeps, and neither he nor Sean are in any position to beat the odds and win the game. As for Sean, he’s worried that even if they make it out alive, Alexei may never forgive him for giving into the enemy’s demands.

Stand your ground.

Manipulation is the name of the game, but Jamie is done playing by everybody else’s rules. So is the rest of Alpha Team, because if there’s one thing Jamie’s team knows? It’s that they’re a family - and you don’t mess with family unless you want to get hurt.

In the Blood is a 107k-word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence and torture within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, so please listen with caution. There are also explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for listeners under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Shadows, and hearing the previous books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

©2017 Hailey Turner (P)2019 Hailey Turner

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Blood and torture...

Greg Boudreaux is a master of narration. He takes an awesome book and makes it AH-MAY-ZING!!
If it was possible to give more than 5 stars this would be the book I'd give it to. Brilliant!


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love this book! it's one of the best in the series

I can visualize throughout this whole book, amazing writer and the narrator is the perfect choice.

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Non-Stop Action

This is the fourth book in the series and usually they tend to drag on and act as filler for the final book. (This is a great series and don't want it to end!!) The story picks up after Montana and all the fallout from the events play out in Jamie Callahan's life affecting primarily his relationship with his family. It's a worthy book continuing in the series.

Greg Boudreaux is amazing as the narrator of the story. I love the inflections, tone and subtle pacing to pull you into the story. I have over 40 books from this narrator and trust me when I say he is a superb performer. I am amazed he is able to switch from one voice to another in the story since there is a lot of dialog. Don't think the series would be as entertaining wihout Greg's performance.

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Astounding but hard to listen to in places

This is a powerful story for so many reasons. The mission that went sideways in so many ways, the rising tension between Jamie Callaghan, leader of the MDF Alpha Team, and his father, the horror of the terrorist attacks in Boston...everything is portentous and too real in the world Hailey Turner has been building over the course of this series. The metahumans in Jamie's team are confronted with increasingly more difficult and -- thanks to Stanislav, the precog metahuman in the enemy camp -- unexpected challenges as they work to complete their mission. That the men were able to overcome, despite everything that happens to them, and find their way back to their lovers, is miraculous.

The pain in this story is overwhelming, and I need to say that upfront. It was hard to listen to and finishing the story took much longer than I had expected. I found myself supremely angry that the author chose to present so MUCH of the actual in-the-room torture that Alexei and Sean suffered at the hands of the Irish terrorist Killian. I understand the need for her to ensure that her readers fully appreciate and believe in the reality of the horrors the men had to endure, but to my ears, it seemed like overkill. I was not a fan of those parts of the story at all.

Greg Boudreaux does a great job of evoking the varying emotional statuses of the men whose journey we follow in this story. I enjoyed this book, probably more because of his performance than I would have had I had to read it on my own. Despite the awful agony of listening to some parts of it, his rendition made it easier to bear. Had I had to read those sections on my own, I would probably have skipped over them.

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The author tore my heart out & stomped all over it

Okay at one point Ms Turner I was going to tell you how much I totally disliked you, okay I could have called you some really nasty names, because of what you did. But then that ending, how can one stay mad at you after reading that. This was a majorly rough one. What a couple of our heroes went through was absolutely brutal. And the one behind it got what he deserved. Okay I would have liked to have tortured him for a long time before the big finale, but it was satisfying. This One has such major feels. My cat was laying next to me looking at me like, stupid human why is there water running down your face. Yes it was ugly crying. There were times that I couldn’t catch my breath. Jamie’s father, boy he needs some brains beaten into him. I hate when he is around. I loved that we spent quality one on one time with both of our couples, the sexy times were majorly hawt!!!! I cannot wait for then next book in the series. I also can’t wait for the fraternization to be changed so they can be seen out together. They deserve it. If you have read the first three books in the series yet, stop don’t read this one. They need to be read in order. Well done Ms Turner, keep up the amazing job!

OMG the bad things that happened re-tore me up. Greg Boudreaux did an absolutely amazing job narrating this book.

Audio ARC provided by LesCourt Services in exchange for an honest review.

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So good

A lot happens in this story! I enjoyed every minute of this action packed, rollercoaster of a story! Greg Boudreaux did a fantastic job with the huge cast of characters. All the voices where distinctive and well done!

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  • Erika
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  • 09-16-19

YESSSS

OMG I have been waiting for this audio to come out. I have heard the first three and am obsessed with Greg Boudreaux narration. I also was obviously intrigued with the story and the added love storyline :) Hailey Turner is amazing and I love her writing. Can't wait for the last one :)

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I loved the audio version of this book.

This series has so much going on. Homegrown and international terrorists, deadly bombs, family obligations, and men and women with incredible abilities. This story has all that and more.

Jamie and Kyle are not liking their current assignment but enjoying being able to have their “pretend” relationship in public. Sean and Alexei living together. Enjoying their time with each other.

Jamie’s father is insisting that his campaign for president carry on even after an assassination attempt. A splice bomb goes off, putting the whole team in danger.

Alexei and Sean are my favorite couple in the books. The author chose to put them serious jeopardy in this one. She takes great delight in torturing her readers by torturing her men.

I read the book when it was first released. I forgot how gut wrenching Sean and Alexei’s ordeal was. I didn’t get overly emotional when I read it, however the narration added so much to the story. Listening to the subway scene was heartbreaking and tears were shed.







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Wow!! This series just gets better and better!

I absolutely adored this book and I think it’s my favourite in the series so far. This series honestly just gets better and better. This book starts to see the various storylines in the series both speed up and come together and it makes for a fast paced, action packed, emotional rollercoaster of a read/listen. There were parts of this book that tore me apart because of what my two favourite characters, Alexei and Sean, had to face, but in her usual amazing fashion Hailey Turner put me back together bit by bit. Beautiful characters, intense storylines, sizzling chemistry and tons of action - an all round perfect book.

Greg Boudreaux did his usual incredible job as a narrator, he brings the characters to life perfectly and he’s a “must listen” narrator for me.

I received an arc of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review

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Fantastic!

Hailey Turner and Greg Boudreaux have turned out yet another masterpiece! This is a direct continuation of the previous novel and though would still be enjoyable listened to by itself, it is bloody fantastic in order! Love love love these books!!

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  • Cassi
  • 08-25-19

Fantastic!!

I love the details and complexity of the storyline. I'm notorious for figuring out plot lines and Hailey always manages to catch me with a few twists and turns. The world she created is so unique and the characters are all fantastic. Even the secondary characters have you fully invested. I adore Greg's narration hes honestly so perfect for these books!

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  • alias11
  • 08-24-19

Beyond Words!

This audiobook is fantastic beyond words! There is so much love, loyalty, and perseverance in the face of trauma, torture, grief, and heartache. It was phenomenally painful to listen to in parts...what Sean and Alexi went through. I have to say that I enjoy their dynamic more than that of Jamie and Kyle, but I love them all. There is plenty of pain, bloodshed, and sorrow, so be aware of that, but the story is so fantastic, I just couldn't stop listening, wanting to see how it would end, and hoping they would all make it out relatively whole. The battle isn't over yet, and I can't wait for more.

I can't say enough about how the narration made the story so much better for me! I don't think I could ever feel the emotions and angst so much just from reading the story myself. The narrator channeled the characters beautifully and made me feel like I was right there, watching and hearing everything that happened!

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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  • Fortuna
  • 08-24-19

Superb!

Of course, I knew this would be fantastic - as is the rest of the series. There’s some tough listening in this so be aware but Hailey Turner writes in such a way you just cannot stop listening. We know both these couples and I feel attached to them all in different ways. Prepare to get some tissues out though!

Greg Boudreaux, as always, is a fantastic narrator. I love listening to him and he’s pretty much an auto buy for me.

Just a note, it’s not stand alone so you need to have listened to the series. The whole lot are fab though so do yourself a favour and bulk buy them!

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 08-23-19

Amazing

This series is so great.
I loved the story, and hearing it narrated elevated it to a new level.
I cannot wait to listen to more of this series.

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 08-23-19

blew me away

You know in friends when Joey put his book in the freezer because he didn't want to know what happened next? I'm telling you, this book is incredible! So many times my phone nearly went on the freezer because it was ripping out my heart! The plot is incredible and Hailey had the balance of OMG, family, romance and heat just right.
Greg Boudreaux continues to deliver. His Russian accent is so hot and he brings so much emotion where it's really needed.
I think I need a lie down now.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 08-21-19

Amazing!

This series just keeps getting better and better with each new installment, which is something I wasn't sure I could say after a few very hard to read, torturously heart-breaking scenes that played in gory detail while reading this book. Also, this series needs to be read in order, so if you haven't already, go pick your copy/audiobook of In the Wreckage and you can thank me later after you finish binging on it.

I love both Jamie and Kyle and Sean and Alexei, but there's something about the latter couple that just draws me in just a tad more. Yes, they're all hot and they're perfect for their respective partner, but where Jamie and Kyle are a bit about control/power play in the bedroom, Sean and Alexei are about lovemaking with a bit of kink to spice things up and I am a romantic at my core, so yeah.

I teared up and cringed in equal measure when I listened to what Killian was willing to do for revenge, but chapter 17 just about killed me dead. I'll just say I was very relieved that during the saddest part of that scene, I was waiting for the red light to change or I might have run the chance of crashing because of my tears.

Overall, this was a fantastic addition to the series, despite the violence and Hailey loving to torture the guys (and us!). It has a great balance between action, great story-telling and writing, passionate, intense sexytimes and amazing characters I can't get enough of.

Greg's narration was out of this world! All the different voices were very distinguishable and his tone was pleasant and he did great bringing forth all the various emotions this book elicited in me. Super recommendable!

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  • Sabbath
  • 08-20-19

WOW!!!

Once again Turner and Boudreaux add life to words. In this culmination of events, In the Blood is gripping, gritty, and heartbreaking. I found myself thoroughly lost in the plot, waiting to see what happens next. Truly not to be left off your reading list.

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  • Starwarslover
  • 08-16-19

wow

this was amazing.. and sexy and so much fun. fast paced and interesting.. sexy and fun.. it made me smile and happy.. and it was like watching it in my head because the narrator made me feel as if i was in that story. amazing

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  • Summertimememories
  • 08-08-19

Loved it.

I found the scenes with Alexei and Sean harder to listen to, than to read. Broke my heart I love this series so hard. Each time the new one comes out I find myself desperate for more Metahuman files, needing to see how they are all doing... So what they fiction, I love them all. Now can't wait till the last one its going to hurt so bad listening to that but I have too. Greg just makes these I love his voice..