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NOX

Narrated by: Kirt Graves
Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
4.5 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

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A nude man invades Luca Suarez's home and protects him from creatures who cannot exist. Creatures hunting him.

The stranger can't tell Luca why. He can't even tell Luca his name. He remembers nothing until the moment he sees Luca. The only hint Luca has to the stranger's identity is a tattoo on his wrist: "N o X".

Nox doesn't know who he is, but he's sure of three things, his memory loss is temporary, the monsters chasing Luca are called Anubis, and his Alpha, Koda, sent Nox to protect him. There's just one problem.... Koda is Luca's brother who was murdered five years ago.

With each passing hour, Nox fills in the pieces painting an impossible truth. And with each passing hour, both men find themselves inexplicably attracted to each other. Something Luca is willing to embrace because he has nothing left to lose. And one Nox can't let happen because it could get Luca killed.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Adrienne Wilder (P)2019 Tantor

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I am dying of bliss

This book is a gift from Anubis himself *winks*
Well worth 15 hours of my life. I enjoyed the back and froth from the main chars to the side chars as the mystery unfolded! Never got boring! I didn't expect how different this would be! I great twist on shifters, the whole Idea behind what was done is just....well perfect! Narrated was A+++ and you Adrienne wilder, keep on writing!

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More then just another shifter story

Without spoiling too much all i have to say is that it is different then your average M/M shifter romance. i have been looking for something different and this was it. I love the nuances and details the author adds to shifter formula making it almost something totally different. The world the author creates isn't totally outlandish it sorta works in a science-fantasy kinda way. All the characters are great, The only thing that annoys me is how main character that wind up these situation always end up in a state of total disbelief. its like they never even heard of "werewolves". No one even connects the similarities until much later on in the story. I guess the author really wants to separate his world from all the other shifter novel and if the characters were so clever the book would be shorter and less entertaining but i just roll my eyes how obvious somethings are. By the end there are some loose ends but overall it was very satisfying but i'm hoping there would be more.

Kirt Graves is one of my all time favorite narrators, I absolutely love his voice range, it doesn't matter if the character is male or female he give them a distinct personality and flair.

That being said lets get to real reason why we listen to these book! animalistic love-making doesn't being to describe it! the world the author created was very solid and the story would have been great without the excessive lovemaking but who are we kidding!

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Fantastic

I read and loved the book. When you add Kirt Graves with Adrienne’s book, you get perfection. Highly Recommended!

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A Dark & Intriguing World, Graves is Amazing!

Adrienne Wilder builds a dark and intriguing world, and Kirt Graves makes it come alive in the audio version of NoX. The characters, the story line, the romance! From the moment this one starts, the pace is fantastic, and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy it than by listening to the stunning audio version of NoX.

Kirt Graves’ rough and gravelly voice is absolutely perfect for Nox. He’s forceful and domineering, but when the romance starts up in earnest? Ohmygod! Nox is a demon in the bedroom, and Kirt Graves absolutely nails it. Afraid and bewildered early in the story, Luca gradually evolves into a confident, capable young man, and Mr. Graves portrays this transition beautifully.

The premise that scientists are exploring unorthodox ways to cure fatal illness, or even dabbling with resurrecting the dead, is frighteningly close to reality. Adrienne Wilder cleverly blends Egyptian lore with modern science and a touch of magic, to create an event that’s just close enough to possible to make my skin crawl.

This is an intricate story, alternating between the present day and flashbacks to earlier events. Told from both Luca and Nox’s points of view, we get their perspectives on their growing understanding of the mystery, as well as their blossoming love affair.

Wilder also includes Dr. Reese Dante’s story. As one of the original scientists on the project, his descriptions of how the Anubis Project developed are key to the story line. Reese is an intriguing character. I love his emotional account as he reveals previous events throughout the novel, and he has a strong sense of values and a huge heart.

I can’t possibly review this novel without praising Adrienne Wilder’s incredible skill at writing erotic love scenes. The chemistry they create between Nox and Luca is intense, and the sex between these two men goes beyond explosive. NoX is an absolutely gorgeous romance.

No one builds a better series than Adrienne Wilder, and with the way the story wraps up I’m hopeful more stories in this universe are on the way. I’d love to see where Nox and Luca go from here, but I’ve got a feeling we haven’t seen the last of Dr. Dante… fingers crossed!

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  • Kathleen
  • Walnut Creek, CA, United States
  • 10-16-19

If you liked the book, you'll love the audiobook.

4.5 stars

All my complaints about the horrific editing in the ebook melted away with the audio performance. Kirt Graves was very good.

I still maintain this not a romance. This is sci-fi/paranormal with a strong love story. If a listener goes into this story expecting a romance, said reader will most likely be disappointed. Secondly, I'm not sure I consider this a shifter story, certainly not in the classic sense. I felt it was more solidly in the sci-fi arena, but you be the judge. That said, it's a truly brilliant, gut wrenching tale.

- Great world building
- Deftly drawn characters
- Brilliant concept
- Compelling storyline
- Atmospheric
- Lots of "show" and little "tell"
- The science!
- Colorful secondary cast

I still have the same HUGE complaint that I had about the book... how sex is employed as a simplistic, gratuitous solution to a complicated issue. A fair amount of eye rolling occurred during the untold number of sex scenes throughout the story. But all in all, it's simply dazzling storytelling.

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Less might be more but enjoyed.

Great story. A little heavy on sex. Maybe a little less would be more. Looking forward to continuing the saga.

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Brilliant!

I'm still breathless as I get to end of the book! NOX is quite simply an amazing listen. I can't imagine what it's like inside the author's head! It must be pretty crazy, frightening and exciting.

I loved this audible recording. Not only was the story extremely well crafted, to the point where I literally found myself living in the world where 'creatures' such as NOX really exist; but also Kirt Graves' performance was spot on.

The balance between the very hot sex scenes, the action and the technical stuff was perfect.

Thank you Mr Wilder!

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  • NoVA
  • 09-12-19

Porn meets a physics textbook

I will start by saying that I enjoyed much of this story and I did finish it. Despite my next comments, I'd recommend it, especially the audio version as Kirt Graves brings the novel to life. He is talented and has not only a good range of voices but great pacing, depending on what's happening.

There were things I loved about the novel and things I really didn't. I won't give spoilers.

The good:

This is a very original take on shifters. There are elements from multiple genres woven seamlessly together into something I wouldn't have considered. It's refreshing to listen to/read something that isn't just trope. The characters were fleshed out and I sympathized with many of them. It resolves satisfactorily, which for me is always a worry. I feel like reality is full of doom and gloom; I need my happy ending!

The bad:

While this book was long (something like 15 hours or so), I felt like it could have been cut down without losing anything. I am totally fine with gay sex, why would I be in this section otherwise, but it was like a free-for-all with it. There were many scenes with Koda and the gang, and then Nox and Luka basically were like rabbits throughout the book. It became absurd. I know Ms. Wilder tried to tie all the fornicating (that's really what much of it was) into their need to "connect" with their alpha, but seriously.

The other major issue for me was that there were times where the story got bogged down in technical details that completely lost me and threw me out of the flow. I do appreciate that the author wanted to justify her theory on this new breed, but it was way too scientific for an audiobook. I even rewound through some parts, but nope. Had no idea what was going on in places. Don't know if it's different in written format but I suspect it's still too dense.

I would actually love to have a sequel. The book ends wrapping up several storylines, yet drops kind of a bomb on us at the end. Hopefully Kirt Graves can narrate again. Give this a try, you can always return it. I'll probably let it sit for a few months and then listen to it again.

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Wow,, just WOW!

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Ok, listen up! You will miss out if you don’t listen to this. Kirt Graves stepped up and delivered a fantastic freaking fresh shifter paranormal audiobook. His range of different voices has improved. I was able to differentiate between characters a little easier but there is still room for improvement. The overall plot picked up the slack and made up for the monotonous dialogues. This was absolutely unpredictable, filled with tons of twists and turns, and holy hotness! The ending is such a HEA, I’m hoping there is a follow up book after this. I will add this author to my favorite list. I see there are more books from this author available to read in Goodreads but I hope we see more audiobooks Soon!
Happy Listening

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One of the best books I've listened to this year!!

This book had great character development that made you get the full connection between Luca, Nox. The multiple POV's added to the uniqueness of the story. I think that is what I loved the most because so many books have similar story lines, they can get redundant. So, when I find one that really stands out I can only hope there will be a book 2!! I absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for a new take on shifter m/m romance.

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  • BevS
  • 10-09-19

Lots of sex...and gore 😉

4 stars for this whopper of a story...hopefully, the first of many. Took me a while to get used to Kirt narrating, I kept expecting Ox and Joe, or Gordo and Mark ;-), but once I'd gotten into the story, I was hooked. There were quite a few errors word-wise, and I suspect that was the author's fault, not the narrators. I'm sure Adrienne knew what she meant, but that's not what was said [or probably written].

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  • OCorkyO
  • 09-15-19

Wonderful

Fantastic 📚 book hop there will be more from NOX and Lucka 😆 the narrator is perfect too thank you

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  • Danielle Allan
  • 09-01-19

Loved it

A rare find, something complex and different from the usual romances out there. I'll happily read this again