• Preacher

  • Rapid City Stories, Book 1
  • By: Dahlia West
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,083 ratings)

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Preacher

By: Dahlia West
Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
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Publisher's Summary

Jack "Preacher" Prior is at a crossroads - literally. Left for dead in the Badlands, he's managed to survive. He's stolen a truck, but where can he go? Body broken, mind reeling from betrayal by his own MC brothers, he knows he won't last a day back in Rapid City in his current condition.

Erin Walker is at a crossroads of her own. Dealt a bad hand by being the daughter of Buck Walker, ex-rodeo champ, she's made her own way in the world without his help. She owns Thunder Ridge Ranch outright, and she's carved out a piece of paradise for herself with her own two hands. She's not giving it up without a fight, but she's alone in the world, with no one to trust.

In Erin, Preacher finds something that doesn't exist in his own world: a smart, fierce, independent woman who sets his blood on fire. For Erin, the mysterious man who threatens her life might very well be the only one who can save it.

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Dahlia West (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Categories: Romance

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Another Five Star Hit From West!


What a captivating, and heart warming story! West has done it again! After listening to the Burnout series, I was excited to learn about the spin off, Rapid City Stories, and it's first story, Preacher. West does an outstanding job developing a plot that is well balanced with humor, drama, violence, steamy sex scenes with plenty of dirty talk, and a awesome HEA. What I liked even more than the plot, was the character development.

As leader of a MC club, Preacher has done a lot of bad things in his life, but when he is left for dead, he is forced to leave Rapid City to recover, and plot his revenge. He eventually finds himself on a ranch where he meets Erin. Their first encounter is not on the friendliest of terms, but they will soon learn they both need each other. Erin is strong independent women who is trying to prove she can make it, but in reality she needs assistance to run the ranch, and Preacher is the perfect person. As the days pass, and these two become closer, we see Preacher's character transform from the harden biker to a loveable man who is crazy about his women and dog. Their journey was fun to hear unfold, from the laugh out loud moments, playful banter to the steamy sex scenes. You can't help but to fall in love with these two characters. When trouble comes knocking, Preacher will whatever it takes to keep Erin safe.

Mason Lloyd did outstanding job narrating this story, and was able to portray the characters, and emotions flawlessly. I sure hope there are plans to release West's other series in audio! I'm definitely on-board for any future books by the West/Lloyd team!

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Just Love Preacher

I loved this book. It made me laugh and even shed a tear or two. I REALLY like the narrator. I will be listening to it again without a doubt. I loved how the author brought in a few of the characters from the Burnout series. Nice to see Jack and Chris patch things up. Finally Rawlings gets what he deserves!!!! There were a few inconsistencie. and editing was a bit weird in a few instances but over all I really loved it.

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Too Violent & Crude For Me!

What disappointed you about Preacher?

Preacher is the president of a biker gang called the Buzzard's. The Buzzard's own the "drug trade" in Rapid City. The book is about gang life, prostitutes, and dirty cops. And of course change. I won't say I was disappointed in his character. His character was fairly well written. I didn't care for the story line.

What was most disappointing about Dahlia West’s story?

This is the first book I've listened to from Dahlia West. I purchased it based on the reviews and story line. This book was too violent and sexually crude for me. If this book is typical of her writing, I won't be listening or reading any more of her books. I regret finishing it and not returning it after the first 2 chapters.

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

I haven't listened to Mason Lloyd before. I liked the performance he gave, even though I didn't like the story.

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

I would have cut the scene in the beginning when Preacher Killed two of his gang members for betrayal.

Any additional comments?

At times I found it hard to follow what was going on. There were moments where Preacher is remembering his past, however there was no lead in to that memory. The first time he started a memory I actually backed up the story thinking I had missed something. The author did this several times throughout the book, each time I kept thinking I was lost. Without giving a spoiler alert, I didn't care much for the ending. I could come up with at least two other possible endings which would have made more sense.

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Good book! Well worth the credit!!!!

I really enjoyed this book!!! Great narrator and good story line! I would suggest listening/reading the Burnout series first - it gives you a little insight on some of the characters. This book kept my interest from beginning to end! Love , romance, suspense and HOT scenes - loved it!!

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Loved ❤️ Every Minute of It

I listen to so many Romance audiobooks that, lately it’s hard to find one that I like. Preacher delivered in ways that tugged my heart. In a world that was no doubt headed for destruction, Jack was thrown out of it only to find the one woman who could save him. One life that could redeem him.
Great narration. Great book.
❤️👍🏻👍🏻 TWO THUMBS UP 🙏🏻

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If all MCC books were this good, I’d read more of them.

I haven’t read too many motorcycle club books, but I really liked the narrator’s voice and listened to all of the books in the Burnout series before moving on to Jack’s story. This was my favorite of all of them, probably because it had very little to do with the motorcycle club. It was a redemption story, and I’m a big fan of those.

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stopped listening

narrator sounds like a robot. Story so boring, just rambled on for first 3 hours. I couldn't take it. like nails on a chalk board

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Loved it

Absolutely loved this book. This book and Shooter are my favorites. I listened at least four times.

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  • Jo
  • 06-26-16

A funny romance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jake! He was sweet and protected his family. Loving and strong.

Which scene was your favorite?

I LOVED the fight between Jake and the rooster! I LOVED IT! It was hilarious. I laughed so hard i cried. "Cock-a-doodle-do Mother Fucker!" LOL!

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

I laughed mostly and my heart was touched, with a little teardrop here and there.

Any additional comments?

Very good writing.

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Wonderful

I usually don’t like audio books that are 6 hrs or longer as they tend to drag but this one was so worth it great narration and fantastic story line. Will definitely listen again in the future. I like how Dahlia kept throwing hints of Preacher in the pervious books but never thought it would b this good. I would recommend this to anyone wanted to follow a sinner to winner.

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  • maltipom
  • 09-17-16

Terrific story

I have liked all of these books and this is no exception. Performed beautifully by Mason Lloyd. I will be sad if thete are no more in this series.

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  • SR
  • 07-30-22

Outdated themes

Didn’t rate the unhealthy tones of male violence and lack of consent in the story. The “you need a man” rhetoric feels very outdated given this was only published a few years ago.

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  • CAM
  • 12-07-20

Preacher

really enjoyed this book. read it after shooter tex easy and doc and would suggest its read after theses. the narrator is fantastic.

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  • Erw974
  • 07-21-18

Fantastic......

The narrator made this Dahlia West book come to life. The story was superbly narrated. I shall certainly, in time, listen to it again.

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  • Julie Byfield Fabijanic
  • 04-27-17

Fantastic read and the narrator made the book for

FANTASTIC read and the narrator made it for me. Will be definitely reading other books .

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 10-25-16

10☆

Fantastic on all counts, best book of the series. I love, love love Mason Lloyd as a narrator. I could listen to this all over again. some good jokes and puns from earlier books, the overlap and tie in very well.

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  • Avidchic reader
  • 10-17-22

gaps in plot everywhere

I have to say I'm up to chapter 37 and I've started this review. I'd give it away but I did pay for it.
I listened to this author for the first time due to some good reviews but i guess I'm definitely a different thinker.
I couldn't connect with the characters. the H was portrayed as a kick ass president but the description of him and his actions did not mesh with what he was supposed to be. the dialogue and interaction was just weak.
the fact that he was supposed to be a seasoned biker born 2nd generation hard ass and then misses a betrayal not once but twice within his own club??? gah!!! In my opinion I saw him as an absolute dick!
then on meeting the h he's an even bigger one and doesn't change anytime soon. Even when inside a few days/weeks, he immaculately loses his bad assery as the actual attempt began at describing him as half way decent. And the sex scenes.... what a mysoginistic creep, hes not even versed in things that he should be. For me, he's definitely not an MC pres. Where the hell is internal dialogue, his pain, torment, guilt, wrestle with my soul torture???
I thought the h was kick ass but the scene with her foreman just ran from hot to cold...no description, no internal emotional dialogue. Nothing.
the sex, the complete turnaround of a hard core brutal man, the unemotional description regarding the h and her situations...just did not work for me.
the snow storm scene sounded like they're in the middle of 10 acres not between a barn and a house. the father and daughter interaction doesn't add up and runs hot and cold as well.
the best part was the revenge.. dahlia west should write 80% action as she does that well. theatre plot was good. however
i won't be reading this author again.

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  • Tracey Grant
  • 01-23-22

Preacher

So glad Preacher got his own story, really enjoyed this story. would recommend reading Shooter first, for a wee back story.

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  • sherry Healy
  • 07-18-18

Great read

I loved this book, I could not stop listening it had everything. The narrative was excellent.

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  • Samantha
  • 06-02-17

Memorable

This book is so beautiful and memorable
Made me cry with sadness and with happiness
I love it ....

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  • veronica
  • 01-12-17

another outstanding book

I loved it! full on action & romance with humour too. the funniest part was Jack, the dog & the roaster, HD hated that roaster especially when it totally outsmarted Jack, the best laugh I've had in along time. I highly recommend this book