Playing with Fire

Silver Dragons, Book 1
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Series: Silver Dragons, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.1 out of 5 stars (692 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can't take his eyes of May Northcott - not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else's sights.

May, however, has little time for Gabriel - not when she's hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to avoid a demon lord's demands. But her ability to withstand Gabriel's fire marks her as his mate, and he has no intention of letting her disappear into the darkness she seems to prefer.

May is ordered to steal one of Gabriel's treasures - an immensely important relic of all dragonkin - and he must decide which to protect: his love or his dragons.

©2008 Marthe Arends (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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The hilarous six class demon dog Jim is back!!

This book deserves 4 1/2 stars for being hilarious & super sexy!! The Silver Dragons series is a follow up of the Aisling Grey: Guardian books. The story revolves around May a doppelganger and her twin, Cyrene who is a naiad. This book is the first in the “Sliver Dragon” series, which continues some of the storylines of the “Aisling Grey, Guardian” paranormal romance series. May Northcott, a doppelganger for a naiad, meets Gabriel, the head of the Silver Dragons, and there is instant chemistry between them. But May has been bound to Magoth, a demon lord, which might prevent her from a relationship with Gabriel. Now combine a theft, a kidnapping, blackmail, and the fun never ends! May Northcott a doppelganger and can walk in the shadows. Unfortunately, when she was created she was tied in service to a demon lord. May meets Aisling, Drake and the unforgettable Gabriel, whom you might remember from Aisling’s stories as the wyvern of the Silver Dragons. It turns out she’s is mate, which creates funny situations with her twin and another dragon. At any rate, in this book she is attempting to help her common senseless sister deal with a blackmailer, avoid her demon lords demands, deal with the mate situation and also run from Otherworld law. I really loved the intensity that comes with being the mate of a Dragon. They are very possessive, but you can't help but feel their love for why they are that way over their mates. I enjoyed entering the supernatural world of the dragons. I really liked the Aisling Grey series, but I think I prefer this one. I would recommend all of Katie MacAlister's dragon series!

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Playing with Fire: Silver Dragons, Book 1

I enjoyed the book although I didn't realize at first that it downloaded in two segments. I am extremely disappointed that you don't have books 2 and 3. How can you only stock book and one and four in a series? I truly hope this doesn't represent your service going forward!

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Warning: No ending

When I buy a book in a series, I expect each book to be a complete book with a beginning and an ending and some teasers to make me want to buy the next book. I do not like when book finishes in a cliffhanger with nothing resolved. This book is such a book, and if you don't plan on buying book 2 from the get-go, don't bother with this one. I wish I hadn't.

The book itself is funny and entertaining. It does have characters in it from the Aisling Grey: Guardian series, and I haven't read those, so I felt a little lost. So while this book says it's the first in a series, it doesn't really "feel" that way. Situations are mentioned and characters are involved in this book in a big way, and I felt I was missing out on a lot of the back story. By far though the worst part of the book is the ending, which isn't an ending at all.

After reading this book, I felt like I needed to read all of the Aisling Grey: Guardian books and the 2nd book in the Silver Dragon series just to get an idea of whether I like this one or not. I usually do follow through with a series I enjoy, but I won't this time, mainly because I resent feeling as if I'm being forced to read them.

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Didn’t work for me

I appreciate a certain level of creativity, dedication, storytelling, but honestly, I couldn’t even get through it. Maybe I’m not romantic enough, maybe I’m not in my twenties or thirties anymore, but it just didn’t work for me.

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  • 07-10-18

Disgusting 35 minutes wasted

I wasted a disgusting 35 minutes listening to a disgusting demon lord mattemptnto seduce/ molest the heroine. I guess I should give the narrator props for acting out the disgustingness of the demon lord.

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Playing with fire

Loved the story. The characters are right on. Can't wait for the next one! I couldn't stop listening.

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May meets Gabriel

Life as a doppelgänger is never simple or easy for May Northcutt. Watching out for her twin Cyrene, the Naiad; being forced to serve the demon lord Magoth; and life just gets more complicated when May finds out she is a Wyvern's mate. For the first time in 6 books, Rosenblat's narration is only 1 step off excellent: Cyrene is pronounced psi-rene Not psi-ree-nee

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Demons Lords and Mages and Dragons, OH MY!

I have been a faithful Katie Macalister fan from day 1.... Before I joined Audible-I READ every series she has out and in doing so, my mind had created it's own opinion of all the character's voices, traits, etc... So, when I purchased and began listening to the Audible versions- narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, I admit I was a bit worried it wouldn't do them justice.... Her voice is very distinct- BUT... Oh, how I was SOOOO wrong!!!! Barbara's unique vocal ranges and absolutely superb variations on the characters accents BLEW ME AWAY!!! There really is no other narrator who could pull it off so flawlessly! Bravo Katie, and BRAVO Barbara!!!!

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DEAD ENDING

characterizations were shallow (no depth to their being) slow action to storyline and abrupt ending to narration with not a hint of continuity.

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meh

found myself rolling my eyes at the main characters decisions. for someone that is supposed to be so rational, her decisions keep feeling like plot devices rather than what her character appears to be trying to be. for the voice acting, I just didn't like the accent or the whiny voice. it felt like the only way the actress could perform sad scenes where in a whiny voice