Kindred

Book One, the Kindred Series
Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
Series: The Kindred Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.3 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and rereleased Aug. 20, 2013. 

What do you do when the one you love is also your worst enemy? 

Cassie is stunned and devastated when she learns that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as "The Hunters." A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa's aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Cassie knows it is her fate, but she chafes against her heritage and is resentful of the shortened lifespan placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. 

Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift until Devon walks into her life. His arrival turns the school, and Cassie's life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to Devon and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she is will place Devon in danger, she's unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. 

What she doesn't know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever. 

Audiobook one of five in the completed Kindred series. Recommended listening order: Kindred (Book 1), Ashes (Book 2), Kindled (Book 3), Inferno (Book 4), Phoenix Rising (Book 5).

If you enjoy the Kindred series, you may also enjoy the spin-off Fire and Ice series, which is now complete. Recommended listening order: Frost Burn (Book 1), Arctic Fire (Book 2), Scorched Ice (Book 3). The Kindred series is a young adult fictional story that includes some language, violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

©2012 Heather K. Gilmour-Cox (P)2018 Heather K. Gilmour-Cox

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YA Vampire Romance!

This is the first book of five in the Kindred Series, a YA Vampire Romance. The characters are great and intriguing. Cassie, a hunter, is strong and determined. Devon, a vampire, is attractive, and protective. I liked Cassie's friends, Chris and Melissa. The storyline is great, and intriguing. The story ends with a cliffhanger. Overall, the plot is easy to follow, and the characters easy to like. If you like vampire romance, you will like this one. Sarah Puckett did a great reading of this story. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series, Ashes.

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Not a bad start

A new series of vampires and vampire hunters. We get to meet the 3 teens who I’m guessing are going to be the main focal point of this series. All of whom are okay characters so far, they are you typical high school kids. Along comes Devon and well now things are getting interesting. The book ends with the a bit of a twist for the teens. Looking forward to the next book. Sarah also did a great job on narrating the story.

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I just flew through this audio book!

I was given a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first in a series of what seems to be YA series. The main characters are in high school. The story was good and easy to follow in audio book format. The narrator is easy to listen to with a pleasing voice and does a nice job with telling the story. This book sets up the series and explains some of the world and the situation of the main characters. I'm interested to see what comes next, especially with the 2 main characters.

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Good story.

This is an entertaining story. I enjoyed how it went and the stuff that happened. It does seem weird that the characters are in HS. Many times they seem older. Especially once Devon comes on the scene. There is a lot of suspense in the respect of what is going to happen between Devon and Cassie. This ends kinda on a cliffhanger just because there is a major event and then we do t get closure.

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Great story!

This is a well written paranormal romance.This is the first story by this author I have listen to. The narration is well done. The narrator does a fantastic job with the characters. This story is the start of a great new series. I was given this book for free at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Another great story!!!

Definitely now one of my favorite books now!! Can’t wait to read the next installments as I’m done hear typing away my thoughts so far on this book in which I believe is yet another fantastic writing of an awesome world that the author has created. I got sucked in and fell in love with the characters. Definitely recommend.

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Kindred

This was an Okay first in series. I enjoyed the overall core story but I think it got overshadowed by the insta-love story. In my opinion there needed to be more focus on the demon hunting and hunters stories and less about the instant attraction between Devon and Cassie. In this case I think the narrator saved the story. If I had been reading I would have skimmed through alot but the narrator did such a great job bringing the characters to life that I listened from start to finish. I would give book 2 a try on hopes that the story balances out

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Ok story made better by Sarah Puckett

I received a copy of this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator. I can never get enough of listening to Sarah Puckett. She is great and nice to listen to. She makes the reading experience that much better and Kindred is no exception. I am a huge fan of Erica Steven's, but I just did not love this book. Since it is the first book in a series I am more than willing to give the second book a try. I just felt nothing for any of the characters and the romance was very instalovey. I will say I'm interesting to see what happens with Devon and Cassie's relationship after that very entertaining ending. Even though I didn't love the story and I would have liked a bit more information, especially about Devon's past, but Sarah Puckett helps make this book interesting with her awesome narrating skills. She was great as Cassie.

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  • 07-09-18

Decent, if YA story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Definitely geared towards the Twilight-fan demographic. Thankfully, these vampires don't sparkle and less teen angst crap. As for the story, it's a pretty "normal" vampire forbidden love story. Female lead comes from a vampire hunter family and falls for a vampire. Beyond that, though, it is fairly well excecuted. The narration is fantastic, which helped hold my interest. There is a bit too much love story for me, but that's a personal preference thing. All in all, it's a pretty decent book and I'd be open to continuing the series.

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Good 1st in a series

I liked Cassie & Devon’s story as much with this audiobook as I did when I first read the story 5 years ago. Some on Amazon eluded that they see a Twilight & Buffy similarity...apparently they never read or listened to the stories. No Buffy with fantastical demons (I could go on but why bother). No timid Bella with a glittery vampire and what felt like forced attraction. Hunters & instant attraction yes, but different storyline and characters and plenty of fighting. Anyway, good story with interesting & attention grabbing storyline from the start. The characters have depth and are likable. The narrator did a nice job with providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 01-14-20

Kindred

I loved this book and can't wait to listen to the second book in the series. The first book concentrates more on the romance then the hunters but I did not mind. Book two might move things along. Would recommend.