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Kidnapping Casey

Zor Warriors Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Simone Lewis
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (643 ratings)
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Editorial Reviews

Laurann Dohner’s Zorn Warrior series features the perils and pleasures of domination and submission, in this case between human heroine Casey and alien warrior Argernon.

Simone Lewis ranges from neutral narration to soft growling rumbles of pleasure and whispered pleas for mercy to exclamations of outrage and tones of adoration as she brings to life the mix of fantasy and erotica begun when Casey is rescued from an ex-boyfriend’s plan to jail her by a brute of a creature who can’t speak with her, but has electric blue eyes and a sensitivity to what her body needs that comes from a place well beyond words.

Publisher's Summary

Book 2 in the Zorn Warriors series.

All Casey wants is to avoid being arrested on trumped - up charges from her persistent ex-boyfriend. Running through the woods to escape two deputies sounds like a great plan until they catch her. Thinking it’s all over, waiting to hear the snap of the handcuffs, she instead hears a roar.

A huge, tall, muscular man comes to her rescue. She’s being saved by Bigfoot - and he’s the sexiest thing she’s ever seen. The attraction between them is instant, and after spending a little time with him, Casey wants to take him home and keep him.

There are a few problems with that plan. He’s not the legendary creature, but he definitely isn’t human. Argernon is a warrior from Zorn. They do have one thing in common - he wants to take her home and keep her. He’s kidnapping Casey.

©2010 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Hard time separating"seduction" from "rape"...

What did you like best about Kidnapping Casey? What did you like least?

The fact that many scenes in the book were right on the edge of "ok" and "taboo". I found myself outraged in many parts, yet kept reading. There was an "OMG, is this really happening?? What the heck is the author going to do now...?" vibe for me. As much as it outraged/concerned me in several instances, I was invested in the overall story after reading Book 1. I couldn't help hanging on to see how the overall story was going to develop - not just what would happen with Casey. I suppose that says something about the writing and the development of the story, that it kept me going through out all of those feelings and reactions.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I felt like the Casey character got a bit...overdone...at the end. She wasn't arguing real points. She wasn't arguing new points. She wasn't explaining why she was actually hurt (i.e. taking her off of her planet without her consent...). After awhile it was like "OK, either make a real point/new point or move on". I felt like that aspect of the story/character could have been improved. I can understand other reader comments about Casey being "whiny", especially towards the end of the book.

What does Simone Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a very pleasing voice. I felt she did female AND male characters fairly well. I didn't have a hard time distinguishing the many male characters within the story -- Simone Lewis managed to make them distinct AND not annoying. That to me is fantastic. I find female narrators sometimes can't distinguish the males and/or get annoying.

Do you think Kidnapping Casey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, because I am interested in the overall story that started in Book 1. I don't want to explain too much of that larger story arc/development here because it might spoil the story for other readers.

Any additional comments?

I had some real concerns with certain sex scenes. There is teasing and then there is forcing/fondling someone. Perhaps I am just not as "in" to that world. However, given that there are several borderline seduction/rape type scenes in the book, I feel like there should be some kind of disclaimer or warning in the book description. I don't personally have a problem with restraints, "seduction", etc, but this to me was really pushing towards "rape". I would like to have known that before starting the book. I can see where this might disturb some readers. I believe people have the right to write whatever *fiction* they want to write, but I do think the readers deserve a basic disclaimer in the Audible description when books contain more "taboo" type stories.

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  • Kimberly
  • Walworth, NY, United States
  • 01-12-15

I would call it rape

This really bothered me. When a woman says no it should mean no. Then to have her give in and be all okay with everything just pissed me off more.

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Pretty Good

Those aliens are very over sexed and love earth women. Apparently the women of their planet are very lacking in the "more intimate" details of daily life. This is a series focused mainly on sex and I don't have issues with that. If your looking for a book with more of a plot then I'd suggest something different. This is just something to listen to just for entertainment of the "smexy" kind. Which I will admit is sometimes just what a girl wants. Narration however is not good on the male voices.

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Not Bigfoot!

This audiobook was humorous at times. The heroine at first mistakes the alien rescuing her for Bigfoot. The hero takes her from Earth but doesn’t follow the rules that his father had set for bringing women from Earth. He has to win her heart now. Narration was well done.

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Not the best in the series!

While I love Laurann Dohner's books, this is not one of my favorites. And I think the narrator is just awful. Her voice is monotone and she shows no emotion. You really can't tell one character from another by listening to her voice. I think it's a shame that Laurann Dohner uses her almost exclusively to voice her books.

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Didnt like Casey !!

I liked the story ok but I didnt like Casey at all.
She didnt have any "give" in her. She was too harsh and way too hung up on "poor me". I would have cut her loose and told her to find another man.

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5 Kidnapping Casey Stars

I really enjoyed this book, I think because in a way Argernon save’s her. Yes it kind of was kidnapping but in all fairness she did go with him. Can you kidnap the willing?

Ok so when she realizes they are leaving Earth she doesn’t want to go, ok, ok that’s kidnapping potato, patato :p

I loved that she was so fierce! Argernon really is the male for Casey she can be herself without fear because Argernon loves her for her.

I liked that we got to see Ral and Ariel too, make it really feel like a series when you get past characters for me it does at least.

Again Simone Lewis does a phenomenal job with the narration.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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love the zorns

i enjoyed the book but some of the wording didnt fit in the story like son of a ...... overall steamy and the characters Casey and her zorn were great.

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Irrational women

Oftentimes, I read these romances and think about that quote from “As Good as it Gets,” when Jack Nicholson says “I think of a man and then take away all reason and accountability.” That description fits almost every leading lady. What’s even more irksome than the negative archetype being perpetuated is that most of the novels are written by women. Can no one make a valid, compelling argument? Do none of them know how to be upset without whining and sulking? And the way they all fly off the handle when they have partial information or listen to women motivated by jealousy? They’re not only irrational, they are also insecure.

I had to fast forward entire chapters because I couldn’t tolerate Casey’s inability to put two and two together for herself. She is a drama queen. Who feels betrayed by what a man does before he met you? Or the loose ends he has to tie back home if he met you out of town. It makes no sense! What is there to forgive? Nothing at all, but she goes on with this same inane argument for chapters. It’s like the author just ran out of things to say and couldn’t stop writing until she met her word count. There should have been more conflict contrived in the plot! This narrative device did not work! I may not ever read another book by Dohner fot fear I may suffer a similar fate as a reader.

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Bondage and Dubious Consent

Rating: 3/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 3/5

After listening to the first book in this series I immediately bought this one. And although I was anxious to continue this series I didn't like this book as much as I did the first.

First off, I didn't exactly find the main characters endearing. I wasn't too fond of Argernon. He was extremely full of himself IMO. Well, maybe it was more of a self assured thing but I didn't like the way it came off. And technically he's a criminal.

I wasn't impressed with Casey either. In love or not if I were experiencing the emotions she was I wouldn't get over it as quickly as she did. Granted, I don't think Argernon's actions would have elicited the same emotions from me but I certainly wouldn't have given in to him as easily. I kinda ticked me off. Especially since the way he went about gaining her acceptance and forgiveness was rape like. He wasn't violent and only brought her pleasure but she most definitely said no at first. Can you say dubious consent?

Another thing that bothered me about the story is that I feel there were some plot threads left dangling. How did the antagonists find out about Earth? Plus Casey did something in an action scene that was never mentioned later in the book. That didn't feel right to me. A third plot thread that was never resolved was the Rachel character. Things were definitely missing when it came to her part in the story.

I both listened to and read this book (I love Whispersync!) and when I was reading it I found some editing issues. This book was originally published by Ellora's Cave and when the company went belly up the authors all received the right to their books back. Most of the authors then self published their work so their fans could still access it. Such is the case with this book. Now, I'm not positive that this book was re-edited before Dohner rereleased it but it seems as if she did if you go by the copyright info. If so can someone please explain to me how so many editing issues slipped by two editors? Not cool.

While it may seem as if I didn't enjoy this book let me assure you that that's not the case, I did. It just wasn't as good as I had hoped. It was merely an average enjoyable read for me. Nothing special. The antagonists were unexpected and that was good. You don't want a book to be predictable. I also liked how fierce Ariel was when it came to protecting Casey. After all, the situation that Casey found herself in was in part due to Ariel's actions. It was only right for her to fight for the proper treatment of Casey. Plus of course the sex was hot. That's always a plus in my book.

The narrator was ok. The word "meh" comes to mind. It's not that her voice was unpleasant or anything. It was her pace. It needs improvement. I hate hearing one sentence broke into two because the narrator doesn't breath in a way that gets the words out correctly. It always causes me to pause and reform the sentence in my head, dragging my attention from the book.

* Erotic Sci-fi Romance, BDSM light, dubious consent, aliens

* I tagged this as BDSM light due to bondage scenes (there was lots of bondage - in sexy times and not) containing punishment.

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  • claude
  • 09-09-17

Excellent read

I got hooked from the start to the end. Can't wait to listen to next book.

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  • Anitra
  • 05-02-15

Wow - this is even worse.

I thought perhaps I was not giving the series a good chance so I decided to try the second book. I am stopping there - what a very uninteresting, unimaginative and badly narrated story. I am a fan of Laurann Dohner - please don't get me wrong - but the first two books of this series have very little story line and the characters lack depth. There is no repoire between the characters which assists to make the story interesting to read.

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