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As the squad leader of the Elite Warriors, Nikhil Kozar was the largest warrior in the Kaliszian Empire. When a shuttle crashes on one of their planets, the search and rescue mission turns into something much more complicated.

Mackenzie 'Mac' Wharton had agreed to guide a group that had wanted an adventure on her mountain. They got more than they bargained for when they were all abducted by a group of aliens called the Ganglians. Badly beaten and barely alive, Mac finds herself in the arms of the largest male she's ever seen. She should fear him, should be fighting to get away from him, but there was something about the massive male that called to her.

A traitor threatens the Empire. Someone wants Nikhil dead. The Zaludians want Mackenzie back. And then there was the secret she's keeping. Would it be the one thing that finally brought down the Kaliszian Empire? Or would it be the first step in its rebirth?

©2016 M.K. Eidem (P)2016 M.K. Eidem

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  • Koren
  • thorold, ON, Canada
  • 08-11-16

Whaaa!?!

I LOVE every MK Eidem book I've listened to so far, and this was no exception. Unfortunately, (for me), I'd have to call this a prequel rather than a full length book though. What I love about MK's style is her thoroughness, (all killer, no filler, and lots of it!), and this book ended just when things were getting good! I'm totally left hanging here! Hopefully it won't take long for the next book in the "series", so I can hear the rest of the story.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic book

What made the experience of listening to Nikhil the most enjoyable?

The story was never slow.....I loved that the love interests did not wait till middle of book to get together.

What did you like best about this story?

Though there were misunderstandings between Mac and Nikhil...neither acted stupid...they talked and worked things out!

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

I loved the sound effects and the use of more than one narrator. I felt by listening I was in the story.

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

All of the book moved me!

Any additional comments?

Only bad part? The next book was not available to start. The story ended abruptly and it seemed it should have continued.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Loved Nikil, but...

I must say, I really enjoy listening to these productions. It's like listening to an old time radio show or something. The only problem with the story was Mac's hypocrisy and her justification for it. Not only does she rag on their beliefs (even after these are explained to her); but she holds back aiding her friend. She will help and stand up for others, but she lets her nearly suicidal friend suffer needlessly. This is excused as not telling someone else's secrets. This stance poses the question: will you allow someone to die or be abused or suffer when they are clearly suffering mentally and emotionally? Mac berates others for not being forthright and therefore lying by omission. REALLY? Still a great listen/read. It will make you think and entertain you, as well.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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sound effects galore !

I first read this book about a month ago, it was my first time reading anything by this author. I loved the book, it was a very interesting storyline. If I like the book enough, I'll always try and listen to the audio, so when I listened to the sample and realized it's the kind that has duet narration, as well as sound effects, I was really excited.

Now, I absolutely don't mind sound effects, I don't feel like they take away from the narration at all. This particular book has 4 different narrators. I don't have a problem with the male narrators at all, It think they did a great job and I truly enjoy Griffin Murphy. However, I do not like the female narrators at all. I feel like I've heard them before in Michelle Howard's books (possibly using a pseudonym) , and I didn't like them either. I just don't think that they convey emotions well, their tone of voice doesn't really match to what they're saying. I don't know how to explain it, I feel like they could inflect more emotion in their voices when in dialogue, it feels stunted and forced, too casual when it shouldn't be. I'm pretty sure I won't be listening to more audiobooks in this series if they're using the same female narrators.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Take a chance

I confess I was hesitant to listen to this book since I was TOTALLY stuck on the Tornians series, but I'm glad I took a chance and enjoyed the book very much and the music was a nice touch!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Love MK Eidem books; audio great!

I love all the MK Eidem books I've read so far. Can't wait to find out if Jen meets Kim again (see Wray); time to ck the author site for her next release. The narration team is great! So very much hope we'll get Victoria's Challenge & Jacinda's Challenge in audio soon!!!

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another great one

I love the sound effects and multiple narrators in all of M K Eidem's audios. I cannot wait for the next one

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Best series <br />

I most admit Im obsess with these series. The caracters are so well develop that you feel like you know them to the point I catch my self correcting the narrator pronunciation of names. But the narration is really good and in this book they use more voices for the dialogs.Amazing.
Though this book make me realize human woman are very selfish, lol.
I cant wait for Ull story that MK say she is already working on, and Trevon.
My other fav caracter ia Vali and Paganos.
Im a latin woman that adore tall strong man that have a soft voice I hope that in that bunch of woman theres a latin woman that fall's crazy in love with him, but thats me with wish full thinking.

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Minority report: Terrible Heroine - Skip This One

Let me start by saying, I am an M.K. Eidem fan. Her novel, Grim, is one of favorites of the “Mars Needs Women” trope. So, like other fans, my expectations were high. Unfortunately, Nikhil isn’t worth a credit. Skip this book and hope for the next.

The heroine has no redeeming qualities. She berates her true mate for the same actions (lying, keeping secrets, withholding) she commits. Throughout the story, she acts stupidly – liking slapping a warrior for a perceived insult. The likeable hero’s theme of, “you are safe I will protect you” is said over and over and over..Side note: I also didn’t like the plot line of the DD curvy heroine being starved in to a drop-dead gorgeous skinny b***h. Maybe if she had some donuts her personality would improve.

I also have a minor issue with the narration. The voice actress for the fearful, self-pitying minor character of Jen needs to be recast. The actress’ almost underage, monotone interpretation of Jen’s dialog did not help the character at all.

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Bad Narration

This audio book needs better narrators. The story is cheesy. I don't know if I'll buy another one.

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  • Suzyplums
  • 10-27-18

I'm in love

I have fallen in love with the Kaliszian men.

Great story. The music is wonderful I've never heard these snippets before.

Narrators brought the book to life for me.

Off to listen to the next book.

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  • lulu
  • 10-16-18

love the book and the audible versions

love all the books this author has done so far, can wait for the next

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  • Kindle Customer Cecilia Mary O'Shea
  • 06-08-18

Nikhil (Kalizian Wariors).

My heart broke for the two women who suffered so much much. They were both so strong that you just hoped that they and the men with them got rescued, they did and Mackenzie even had her happy ever after, this story show's that strong women can have their own heroes brilliant, story lived it all. The music again added a new dimension to the whole story.

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  • Wendy Hellion
  • 05-23-17

Disappointed

What did you like best about Nikhil? What did you like least?

I enjoyed M K Eidem universe , but I felt this story was a bit flat, and it didnt improve on the audio performance, i would save your pennies until a sale...

Has Nikhil put you off other books in this genre?

No

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The narrators were excellent shame about the story

If this book were a film would you go see it?

yes

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 12-31-16

KAIISZIAN BOOK 1

If you could sum up Nikhil in three words, what would they be?

LOVE THIS BOOK

Any additional comments?

THIS BOOK IS A SPIN OF FROM THE TORINIAN SERIES BY M.K.EIDEM

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  • J. R. Vine
  • 11-18-16

AWFUL NARRATION

The narration of Grim and Wray was excellent. What went wrong with Nikhil it sounded as though female lead was reading a book out loud to a crowd, thew same can be said for the two later books will think twice about buying any more of her books if the narrators are the same

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  • kimmyjo
  • 10-19-16

enjoyable

I enjoyed reading this book and I think the sound effects added to the story though the music at the beginning of every chapter got annoying and the narrator's voices were flat at time's like when the characters were angry or happy it didn't always come across that way but other then that was read very well,on an overall I would recommend

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  • Ms. Neisa Reid
  • 09-18-16

Thank you

These stories by MKE is very well written and conveyed the audio is just astounding it puts you in the midst of the lives unfolding lovely sound effects. Please we need the other books converted to Audio. Awaiting the next after Cassandra!!

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  • jaydenchris
  • 02-20-17

Music between chapters

The story is pretty good but music and the long gaps between the chapters is annoying. Also narrators sometimes stop in the middle of a sentence, presumably to turn a page. All in all pretty good though.

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  • Sharon Andrews
  • 12-13-16

I love this book.

this story is an epic journey that my mind revelled in. transported through the feel of a great radio play. I loved taking the journey.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-18-16

Been waiting months

Loved it thankyou thankyou, as always the team didn't disappoint... cant wait for the next ones..