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  • It Might Be Love
  • The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
A whisper sends Rachel soaring, euphoric and light.
  • Kiss
  • The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
Like a jar full of butterflies released in her chest.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
Hang on a sec. Who is seducing whom?
  • Declaration of Love
  • The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
Ethan Kelly will do anything for a second chance.
  • Kiss
  • The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
Rachel enjoys the scratchy sensation of his stubble.

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  • It Might Be Love
  • A whisper sends Rachel soaring, euphoric and light.
  • Kiss
  • Like a jar full of butterflies released in her chest.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Hang on a sec. Who is seducing whom?
  • Declaration of Love
  • Ethan Kelly will do anything for a second chance.
  • Kiss
  • Rachel enjoys the scratchy sensation of his stubble.

Publisher's Summary

It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.

©2010 Maya Banks (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Liked the story and kept my interest.

I like the storyline and the plot as well as the narration kept my interest the entire way through.

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Darkest Hour

Excellent. Exactly what romantic suspense should be. Wonderfully flawed characters, twisty plot, and a great 2nd chance romance. 👍👍

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  • Lisa
  • Brooklyn, NY USA
  • 05-04-16

Sexist

There is a lot of needless sexist language like "screams like a girl," "cries like a girl" etc. I expected more from a female author. I also found part in the middle very repetitious.

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  • Syl
  • palmdale, CA, United States
  • 11-27-15

Great Start To A New Series *****

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great detailed Storyline believable

What did you like best about this story?

The Drama and Action

Have you listened to any of Harry Berkeley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

YES ..Best Narrator Ever..love his performance

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it..that's why I loved it

Any additional comments?

Read all of them ... Thank you Maya Banks

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great story & excellent narrator!!!

This was my first time reading a book written by this author. she was brilliant. I can see why she is a best seller. I loved this book. it was captivating. the narrator was great too. this is the first time I am actually considering buying another book just for the narrator. he was just that good.

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Rachel and Ethans story

Story of Lost, and new beginnings. This book is well written, and can pull emotions out. Harry Berkley is companioned well with this book and is able to ready emotions into the story, his performance was grand. Now I am off to the second installment of this series. I recommend this book. It has tough sexy bad boys, ie a family of 6 brothers well controlled by the love of their mother and father. they have each others backs no matter what, plus a new addition due to mom's picking up strays. Suspense, who done it or who is doing it. Loss, Rachel was buried 1 year ago. A package delivered by UPS and the information inside says Rachel is alive. Yes this is a great read and I do recommend it.

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KGI audiobook

Harry Berkeley does an awesome job voicing each character. He is my favorate KGI narator.

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Whiney, whiney, whiney

What would have made The Darkest Hour better?

A stronger hero (and I don't mean physical strength)

Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Banks again?

Probably not.

What aspect of Harry Berkeley’s performance would you have changed?

The only problem I had with Harry Berkeley was that it was hard to distinguish between the male characters...but that's mostly on the author.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I like a good series that involves military/secret missions etc. This just didn't live up to the hype.

Any additional comments?

***SPOILER ALERT***

First you have a former SEAL - out of action for over a year - who has been on a drinking binge since his wife died the previous year. He drifts between self rage, self pity and wallowing in the fact he and his wife were at odds before her death.

He finds out his wife is still alive and being held captive in South America and goes to his older brothers who run a covert mission firm and basically says, you help me or I will go alone...so they let this drunken, former SEAL go on a covert mission in which he gets shot (just a graze, but seems to recover from very quickly), and then proceeds to ask his wife (I swear, every 5 minutes) "Are you OK" or variations there of. Not only does he keep asking, so do all of the brothers. If I were the wife, I would have taken one of the guns and shot them for being irritating!

Both the hero and heroine don't seem to know what teamwork and partnership is because they keep withholding information from each other which just makes their issues worse.

I listened all the way through...I had to know how it ended, which by the way seemed like a let down.

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a woman reviewed this. loved it. not a guy book.

I have read this book a few times. The series is really strong all the way through book 7. Book 8 sort of makes you want to roll your eyes and vomit at the cheesiness... And book 9 did not do one of our favorite characters justice. I look for to book ten though because overall I really love the series.

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Great book and performance !

I loved the performance from the narrater. The story line was good too. I'm off to buy the next in the series!