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Numbers

Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
Series: New Species, Book 14-15
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,146 ratings)

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Stories 14 and 15 in the New Species series. It is advisable to listen to the books in order to get the most enjoyment from the series.

140

Dana is visiting Homeland when she meets a New Species who tugs at her heartstrings. As a widow, she knows firsthand the pain he's suffering after losing his mate.

Mourn isn't so certain that talking to a human female will help him heal, but he desires her. It's possible she could become his new reason for living.

927

Candi lost the male she loved but never forgot him. New Species are her only hope to seek revenge for 927's death.

A human female claiming to have been reared at Mercile has demanded entry to Homeland. Hero rushes to Medical and comes face to face with his past. One look at Candi, and the life he's built since gaining freedom comes crashing down around him.

Listener advisory: These stories have graphic sexual language and scenes - no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here! An adult science fiction romance from Ellora's Cave.

©2015 Laurann Dohner (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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2 good stories!

I liked the stories, especially the second story! It was so nice to hear about the people from other stories. Love this series!

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Two Halves Don't Make a Whole

Would you try another book from Laurann Dohner and/or Vanessa Chambers?

Probably, the previous New Species novels were humorous and and had lovable characters that made me want to know more about them. The plots of the books are rather cookie cutter, but the books have great characters.

Would you ever listen to anything by Laurann Dohner again?

Yes, for the reasons listed above.

What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

She's pretty good at differentiating the characters' voices and personalities.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Numbers?

If I could play editor, I would not have cut out any scenes; I would have developed this "mish -mash" of two stories into two complete, fully developed stories - two different novels.

Any additional comments?

It appears as though Dohner ran out of ideas and just smashed two works-in-progress into one book. I want my money back. This is the first New Species novel that's disappointed me.

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Numbers did not disappoint!!

What did you love best about Numbers?

How heart warming the two stories were. Plus I liked140 and 927 from earlier books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think I kind of liked 140/Mourn. I loved from from Wrath/Lauren's story. Although 927/Mourn keeping Tammy safe for Valiant was great too.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene in the medical center when Mourn was brought in all battered and out of it. Dana held his hand and spoke to him when no one else was arounnd.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried more during Hero's story. It was sad and heartbreaking. Happy ending but I cried buckets.

Any additional comments?

I listen (my audio books) the new species books over and over. Valiant&Tammy. Shadow&Beauty.
And I just can't get enough Smiley. I love them all.
Write faster please.

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  • NEW NAME
  • Georgia, United States
  • 01-18-16

Great choice! 2-fer

In this edition called "Numbers" we get two stories.

Mrs. Dohner took the honorable way out of a problem. She had two stories in her head, but neither was the 9+ hours we are use to with New Species books. She could have filled in a fake kidnapping or some weird drama that would take 2 hours to unravel and 20 seconds to clear up, but instead she just stopped writing when the stories were done.

Both books are related to the New Species that were recovered when Valiant rescued Tammy, both are about 6 hours long.

#1: Mourn was rescued with his Mate, but after they got to Homeland she got worse and eventually died. He chose the name Mourn because that is what he was, mourning his Mate. He set about in being self destructive to try and get past his pain and wound up in medical at least once a week. While there, after he tried to take on Darkness (the stupid male!) he met a woman who wasn't like the others. She had lost her human husband and she seemed to understand his pain....could they bring each other comfort?

#2: Hero had kept Tammy safe until Valiant could rescue her. He had said he did it because he would hope someone else would have done that for his mate, if he had one. The truth is he did have a mate, a human mate, she was put in his cell when he was 5 years old and they grew up together. The last time he saw her he had been livid...they had taken her to be with another male, she had chosen to lay with another male, his fury had no bounds. He didn't mean to hurt her, the chain popped off the wall and hit her, Mercile told him he had killed her, his mistake was believing them. When a human female showed up at the gates of Homeland saying she was raised with a Canine Male at Mercile he raced to medical, hoping against hope, could it be her? When they saw each other time stopped....for her he was a miracle to be alive, for him, she was a ghost who came back from the dead to haunt him and break him.



Very good two stories, can't wait for more! I really love this world and all it's unique problems.

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  • WD
  • 02-03-17

Great Series

A little sad that this was the last book of the New Species series. Read them all and enjoyed every single one.

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  • Gigi
  • Cincinnati, OH United States
  • 01-19-16

Nice Additions to New Species

Would you listen to Numbers again? Why?

Yes, but that may just be me. I often re-listen to the books I enjoy the first time - especially when they have a good narrator. Ms Chambers does a great job with the New Species series .

Which character – as performed by Vanessa Chambers – was your favorite?

Kate - the ex-FBI agent turned new species mate has a great scene in the second book of this set...I would not want to go up against her. My favorite character of all is the female new species Breeze - she is always great and very funny. I look forward to her cameos throughout the series - I would love to see her have her own story some day - maybe she will fall for a human male some day? That would be fun! In the first book I LOVED to HATE the mother, she was a great character. I would have liked to have seen that storyline develop into something more - she seemed like the perfect type of character to make trouble for the New Species.

Any additional comments?

I was surprised that this was actually a compilation of two unrelated New Species stories as opposed to a single story. The second book is by far the better of the two, it is a longer more fully developed story, plus it is different from most of the other New Species storylines - a refreshing twist. That is not to say the first book is not good - it is just much shorter and it seems to resolve a little too quickly and easily - there seemed to be some interesting possibilities with the mother - but everything just resolved quickly and easily.

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Pretty good

Mourn and Dana's story was okay - but I couldn't really get into it... But I really enjoyed Candi and Hero's story. I also really enjoyed getting to know more about the female species!

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awesome

loved it i jave read just about all her noo k s and I just can't stop..lol..

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Very good addition to the series :)

This book had 2 distinct stories in it, both of which I liked.

Story #1: Mourn and Dana

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This was a pretty good story. Dana is the sister of one of the doctors that works at Homeland (Paul) and is visiting him when the story begins. Mourn (previously # 140) is a NS male that lost his mate soon after the NS people were released from the labs.

Mourn has been really sad since he lost his mate and has been trying to pick fights with other NS males hoping to get himself killed (or at least use the physical pain to drown out the emotional pain he's feeling). He ends up getting himself hurt during a fight and is sent to medical while Dana is getting the tour from Paul. While Mourn is being tended to, Dana finds out that he lost his mate and is dealing with a lot of pain from that. Dana lost her husband to cancer 2 years before and can sympathize with what Mourn is going through so she decides to talk to him to see if she can help. The talking does help but soon Dana and Mourn find that they're attracted to each other. Soon they decide to try a relationship together and after getting past a few issues they end the story starting a HEA together.

I enjoyed this story very much. I liked Dana and Mourn and their story was pretty good. Considering where they both were at in the beginning of the story, it almost seemed like things evolved between them too fast but I felt good about where they were at when it ended so it work for me. Overall, I liked the story and that Mourn and Dana were able to find happiness together.

Story #2: Hero and Candi

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This was a very good story. Candi is the daughter of a scientist at Mercile (the lab that made the NS people and then kept them captive and experimented on them) who was thrown into the lab to live with the NS at the age of 5 years old. She was caged with a NS male known by the number 927 (who later takes the name of Hero). They were together for years and considered themselves mates before they were separated and each were told that the other was dead.

When she hit her teens, Candi and Hero were separated and then she was sent to an institution where she was imprisoned for supposed mental issues. She was there for years until the doctor that was being paid to keep her there decided she was better off dead. Candi was able to escape, get to the NS Homeland and convince them to help her. She thought Hero was dead and just wanted to avenge him and be with her own kind (since she grew up with NS she feels like she's one of them and doesn't trust humans). Candi and Hero both discover that the other is alive and they're pretty shocked. There was an unfortunate misunderstanding right before they were split up so the reunion isn't completely happy and Hero has a bit of trouble wrapping his head around the whole thing. Thankfully, they work things out and with a little bit of adjusting, Hero and Candi are able to start their well deserved HEA together.

I enjoyed this story very much. I liked both Hero and Candi and was glad they were reunited. The story did contain some flashbacks and my only complaint is that sometimes it seemed like there was no warning before the story jumped into a flashback (making me stop and figure out what shifted in the story). It wasn't a major issue though and outside of that I was very pleased with the story.

Overall, I liked this book. It was a bit weird having 2 stories in 1 book but it worked. I almost think that maybe I'd have liked the stories to be a bit longer but there wasn't really anything missing out of them. I liked all of the MCs and the stories were very enjoyable. I'd recommend this book. :D

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Always a pleasure..

This entire series is excellent and I obsess over each book. I hope the New Species series never ends!

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  • J. R. Vine
  • 08-28-16

Brilliant!!!

This book was the same calibre as ALL of her other books. Please don't let this be the last one. I really, really, really want to see Vengence get his mate

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  • Sar1386
  • 10-11-16

Heartwarming!

Absolutely amazing two stories, I literally have been crying non stop throughout them both and I don't cry often at books. These ones send you on an emotional ride.

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  • Claire
  • 05-08-16

last book nooooooo!!

this book was great.... but im sad there are no more avalable at the moment.

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  • de
  • 02-12-16

Sad to say goodbye to the New Species.

Two books in one was great. If these are the final books in the series I will be very upset. There are some unfinished stories to be told, And many more to make. There is only one issue I have with the series, that is going over what Mercile's main aim is. Fan's of the series know this. I would like to know the origins of mercile, I thought that may happen in the last book, that is why there is more to come.
I love the Narrator on Audible she brings the story to life in so many ways.

The author overall has been sensitive to the main themes of the series which is abuse, retribution, family and love. I would like to see more development of the characters we have gotten to know, and a couple to have a female baby.
As you can see I am a big fan who wants more. So thank you Lauran Dohner for this great series.

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  • jamoz23
  • 01-29-19

One of the best narrators I have listened too.

One of the best narrators I have listened too. She is smooth, and seamlessly flows from one characters voice to the next, never losing stride, making this a wonderful listening experience. I was even able to listen at normal speed rather than having to speed things up. BOOK REVIEW If you are a fan of Laurann Dohner's New Species series, you cannot miss this book. It is two stories in one and brings us Mourn (140) from book 6 WRATH and HERO (927) from book 3 VALIANT. We meet these two New Species men in earlier books and these two so badly needed love. I cried and rejoiced reading these stories and celebrated their HEA’s. Whilst not as angst ridden as some of the others and lacking in the danger aspect usually happening in the background I still really enjoyed them as what they are meant to be. Closure for two people we needed to have a happy ending for. It tied up some loose ends and I appreciated it very much. The way these New Species appreciate every little thing around them after being raised in cells, labs and the abuse they have suffered, just makes me want to hug them all. I have reread these books numerous times and still love them completely each and every time I read one. You can never go wrong with this series and I thank Ms Dohner for this great read but I am still awaiting Amanda and Flames story. I have had to repurchase this book as it has gone missing from my library. Due to being republished there is also a problem with my previous reviews no longer being verified ones. Sorry to say I will not be purchasing all these newly republished books. That is a waste of money, unless I can win the lottery then it will be click click click.

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  • Vanessa
  • 01-22-16

Great Short stories

love these stories, and it is narrated so beautifully, great job laurann dohner and i look forward to the next book 😄