Jacob

The Kings of Guardian, Book 1
Narrated by: Matt Haynes
Series: The Kings of Guardian, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
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The journey to love isn’t always a path you choose, sometimes it is a risk you must take.

The CIA didn’t care if Agent Victoria Marshal lived or died in an Afghani hell-hole. Yet, she survived each torture session with single-minded determination, but human flesh has its limits. She knew her time was running short.

Jacob King led a privately funded black ops group into that Afghani village to gather intelligence. He didn’t expect to find an American woman. He admired her brave humor in the face of her agonizing injuries. This kind of tough-minded woman was someone Jacob wanted to know, so he asked her for a date…same time, next year.

He checked out of the hospital against medical orders to make that date. The bullet wound he nursed wasn’t going to stop him from meeting the woman who’d haunted his memory. The leggy, blond, bombshell in the red dress who showed up for their date blew his mind. 

Bullet wounds and battle scars were something Victoria knew how to recover from, and she had just the place for this sexy-as-sin southerner to rehab. Time, proximity and their natural attraction blossomed into something neither expected. 

In a world of shadows, deceit and dangerous covert missions, where people in Jacob’s line of work routinely vanish and living one more day is never a given, Jacob and his men disappear on a mission to rescue another team. To save Jacob and the men of Guardian, Victoria walks back into the profession that nearly killed her, but this time she was playing by her rules.

©2015, 2017 Kris Michaels (P)2019 Kris Michaels

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Highly recommend

I loved these stories and have read and reread all of them numerous times. The narrator Matt Haynes does an awesome job and I can’t wait to see what he does with the rest of the series.

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Loved listening to the audio version!!

Fell in love with the Kings of Guardian from the first chapter I read!! Fell in love all over again before the end of the first chapter listening to the audio version!! From a savvy writer and a great narrator you can’t lose, there’s not enough positive adjectives to describe Kris Michaels writing and I think the same will be said of Matt Haynes narration.

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  • CC
  • 07-28-19

Loved it!

Great start to a series I love. I REALLY hope all the books end up being recorded. It is a sweet and hot. With action and drama.

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FINALLY!!!

I love this series. Having a voice to the characters is awesome. I think the narrator could have been better but not bad. Can't wait for the rest of the audiobooks. Jacob and Tori are the best couple. Great story.

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Storyline interesting but...

I believe I would have enjoyed the story with a different narrator. Needed more masculine tone for the male dialogue. This narrator was really monotone & lacked emotion.
Will probably buy kindle addition for rest of series.

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I love this series!!

I have read this whole series and live it!! I couldn't wait for it to be on audio and it didnt disappoint!

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Powerful and entertaining start of the series

I just loved how the narrator was able to give you a real feel for so many of the characters. You just know Jacob by hearing him and Tori as well. The story has much action and with so many great characters this narrator is excellent at expressing the little nuances that bring them to your imagination. His interpretation of Frank, Amanda and Joseph are just so what you think they would be.
I look forward to more of this series.

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Good series

Read this series first now listening to it. Enjoyed reading but now enjoying listening. Strong men and women are the kind of stories I like to read. Nice start.

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Tuned Out The World Listening to This One

Loved this journey with all the feels, action, edge of your seat tenseness, and the hotness level was oh my my!
The narrator was excellent. Kept it smooth and flowing.

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Poor narration

I loved the story. I like the way it flowed and it was a believable fiction.
The narration is very distracting. Reading the sentences as written without context makes it confusing. One example: when the word ‘and’ appears, it is an odd pronunciation and vocal emphasis that indicates a different feeling or meaning than I’m sure the sentence meant to indicate. The narrator seems not involved in the story.
On many occasions, per book,in this series, have gone back to replay chapters just to make sure I got the correct meaning.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-02-19

Wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!

I absolutely love these books and have waited what feels like forever for them to come out on audio book.! They are great stories, ever so well written, with heaps of fantastic characters all who intermingle, great family banter with twists and turns galore! There are loads of sarcastic moments, tender moments, times to laugh out loud, times to cry at the raw humanity (or lack of it), times to cringe, to celebrate - I just can't rave about this series enough. Great suspense with fantastic plots, fab alpha males, great dynamics, amazing ladies with sass and attitude, incredible steamy scenes that curl your toes and then funny moments where you want to laugh before slapping someone upside the head!!! Start at the beginning and I guarantee you will not be disappointed if military romance is your thing. You literally could not ask for more!!! 50 STARS!!!

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  • Gail
  • 10-07-19

Oh gosh

I don't think I have ever been so invested in the outcome of a story before! Talk about grabbing my interest and couldn't put it down. I even had to turn it off last night so I could go to sleep (I often listened to a book TO sleep) then had to finish it in my lunchbreak but had to turn it off because I was SOBBING at one point - and that is SO not me.
Action, suspense and romance. Keep em coming Kris PLEASE!!

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  • Mefffy
  • 08-08-19

A great book come to life

I love these books and it was great to hear the characters come to life. I'm not sure I liked the voice for Joseph (Fury) he sounds a bit creepy so I hope that changes before the second book comes out.

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  • 07-28-19

Excellent

Loved it narrator was very good and cannot wait for rest of the series to come out