Prisoner

Criminals & Captives Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Lauren Sweet
Series: Criminals & Captives, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (437 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He seethes with raw power the first time I see him - pure menace and rippling muscles in shackles. He's dangerous. He's wild. He's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

So, I hide behind my prim glasses and my book like I always do, because I have secrets, too. Then, he shows up in the prison writing class I have to teach, and he blows me away with his honesty. He tells me secrets in his stories, and it's getting harder to hide mine. I shiver when he gets too close, with only the cuffs and the bars and the guards holding him back. At night, I can't stop thinking about him in his cell.

But that's the thing about an animal in a cage - you never know when he'll bite. He might use you to escape. He might even pull you into a forest and hold a hand over your mouth so you can't call for the cops. He might make you come so hard you can't think. 

And you might crave him more than your next breath...

Praise for the book:

"Sexy, dark, and thrilling. I loved every second of it!" (The New York Times best-selling author Katie Reus)

"Dark, sexy, and intense, Prisoner is an emotional ride that does not let go until the end. I loved it!" (USA Today best-selling author Kristen Callihan)

©2014 Skye Warren and Annika Martin (P)2019 Skye Warren and Annika Martin

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WELL DONE LADIES 👏.. AN UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE STORY

Wow.. I was truly captivated as this gritty romance took me on a suspenseful rollercoaster, it swept me up in an unpredictable tale of a hardened prisoner and his bookish captive, it chilled me to the bone with not one.. but two damaged soul’s backstories and it blew me away with a beautiful romance that was initially built on fear. It was different, it had hold-your-breath action and edgy drama, it had heat and heart, it had an infamous anti-hero and a strong heroine and it had a tight brotherhood of alpha men who’d all gone through the same childhood abuse and trauma in the basement when they were just young boys. Worth a credit? Grayson and Abby’s dual PoV love story is a bitter-sweet slow-burn from a firestorm beginning and their chemistry and dynamics were intense. It’s an emotionally gripping dark fantasies tale.. and I loved it. It’s got depth, dubious (but redeemable) conduct, good character growth and it’s a great introduction to these emotionally tortured, but loyal, very damaged brothers who’ve sworn allegiance to each other.. and sworn revenge. And yes, IMO, it’s definitely creditworthy. Great 5 star narration by Jacob Morgan whose chilling, heartwarming and sexy vibes brought Grayson’s initially intimidating ‘capture, kill, conquer, control, consume’ conflicted feelings.. and his new possessive awakened love, to life.. and Lauren Sweet’s narration was good too.

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Female Narrator is a NO for me

This audiobook had the potential to be great, but the female narrator made me cringe throughout the entire book. Her narration is SO OVERDRAMATIZED and at times sounds like she’s singing in a Broadway show and I’m like UGH STOP IT!!! She did a great male voice though, but as Abby, I gagged. Ease up on the drama and breathiness sheesh! Jacob Morgan was PERFECTION as always. The story was just okay.

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Boo for female narrator.

Jacob Morgan is the reason I keep getting these kind of books. His voice is sexy as hell! The female in this one though. Oi! Her voice was like nails on a chalkboard for me. Just when I was about to quit, Mr. Morgan would come on. He kept me hanging on but I will never get a book with this lady again. Robotic and nasal, no emotion. Blegh.

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Jacob Morgan’s voice ❤️

Jacob Morgan could have done the entire narration. Lauren Sweet was irritating. I would actually cringe every time I heard her voice. She’s nasally and sing songie if that makes sense. I don’t know if I can listen to another book when she is involved

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Dark and dangerous

Gritty but very good. When sweet and (seemingly) innocent Abby is required to teach a writing class at Kingman Correctional Facility she wants nothing to do with the prisoners or this writing assignment. Being inside the dark prison walls just makes her more aware of the darkness she keeps buried deep inside. She just needs to keep her head and not attract any unwanted attention. But that's not going to be possible once Greyson sets his sights on her.

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Prison break with romance

Out story starts with Abby teaching a class an English class at a prison for her collage project. Sparks fly between Grayson ( an inmate) and Abby. Abby is then captured and taken prisoner by Grayson during his prison break. We learn the reason that Grayson was in prison and that he has tragic background, just like Abby. Grayson then embarks on a revenge mission and takes Abby along for the ride. This story is somewhat dark but does have a HEA. The book had duel narration which I love, because you get 2 POV with this story line. I enjoyed Jacob more than Lauren- she was a little too dramatic for my tastes but overall still a good performance. #Audio Obsession Reviewer

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Perfection!

This story draws you in right from the beginning, the sweet and proper Abigail locking eyes a irresistible prison inmate. The intrigue only goes up from there, weaving a heartbreaking tale of how Greyson ended up there. Action, forbidden steamy romance, mystery-it's all there. The performances on both parts are spot on, Lauren Sweet excellent as usual and Jacob Morgan...*swoon*. Did you think you could ever fall in love with a prisoner?.... because after Jacob's performance please sign me up! One of the best books i've heard in a while. Highly recommend!

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I really enjoyed this story

It is such a different style and story than I am used to hearing. I really liked the idea of her being a person who inputs herself into a prison. The narration was gret as well and I definitely will be moving on to the rest of the books in this series!!!

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Dark, intense and good

This book is definitely not for the faint of heart or squeamish. It’s dark, intense, gritty, nail biting, edge of your seat good. Great collaboration with these two authors. Jacob & Lauren did a phenomenal job narrating. #AudiobookObsessionsReview

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NO SPOILERS!!!

What a great story! It was wonderfully written. A captivating story. It held my attention from start to finish. The narrators put so much emotion while talked it seemed like they were the actual characters telling you their true story. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Aletha G
  • 09-30-20

Wow!

The narrators were perfect for these characters and truly added to the overall experience of the story! Grayson and Abigail are complete opposites but fall together beautifully in this story. The brokenness, the anguish, the revenge. I loved it all!

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  • Shy G.
  • 09-06-20

My Thoughts on Prisoner

This book was an insane thrilling ride of a story. But it's one I didn't want to put down. It is definitely what I would call a dark romance, but I enjoyed every minute of it. The two main characters met in some of the worst of circumstances to make a connection and yet they felt inevitable. What happened after that most of the time I just couldn't predict. But it's one of the things I loved. The surprise of it. All of the characters were very well developed as well. Not just the main characters but the secondary ones too. And it has me crossing my fingers for more of their stories. The narrators did a fantastic job with this one. Jacob Morgan is a favorite of mine and I just thought he was perfect for this particular character. He's really good at giving voice to dark, complex leading men and helping me connect with them. Lauren Sweet was a bit newer for me but I was very impressed. I also thought she was a good fit for this role. She pulled off young, strong and a fighter quite well. I would love to hear more from both these narrators in future. 🎧AudiobookObsession Reviewer

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  • Gwen
  • 09-01-20

Prisoner 🖤

A well written book. A jailbreak, brings Abby and Greyson together in a dark adventure. He is a prisoner, she is his savior. Their journey has strong emotions and it’s tough. I love all Skye Warren, and paired with Annika Martin is a win win. The narrators give the story the right feelings. Audiobook Obsession fan review

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  • Terra Dorn
  • 08-26-20

Raw, intense, and breathtakingly beautiful

I loved every single moment of this book. The raw emotion. The deep, dark, intensity of the main characters. It sucked me, chewed me up, and spit me out in the most beautiful way. At the beginning of the book I was concerned about the way Jacob Morgan was playing the park of the MMC. There was a monotone to the voice that felt off putting. As I listened further I realized that the almost lack of emotion spoke deeply to the broken state of the character. I loved it. Lauren Sweet's portrayal of the FMC was also impeccable. Both narrators were able to bring so much depth with their performances. This story has risen quickly to the top of my favorite book list. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession Reviewer

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  • Visenja
  • 08-26-20

Good... Not great

As a relatively experienced listener of the Dark genre, I have to say that this story is more like "dimly lite" as to dark. Oh, not to say that there isn't dark subjects, there absolutely is, but it's delivered fairly soft. The story could have been twice as good with more background story, more "get to know" the characters. But, with that said, it's a good story. Narrators. Both have great voices and give life and feelings to the story.. Only one thing to critique... The female narrator is sorly missing a masculine touch to her voice when delivering lines of male characters... Narr

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  • Jan M
  • 06-23-20

Very Dark!!!

Prisoner by Skye Warren and Annika Martin is a very dark listen. Spoiler alert: There is non-consentual sex in the book. Abbey is drugged when this happens. Early in the story, in regards to the relationship, I was wondering if the authors would do Stockholm syndrome, as that would have been fitting. This is book 1 of the series, and Hostage is book 2. Jacob Morgan and Lauren Sweet were incredible bringing the characters to life with their voices. They nailed the emotions. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for this fantastic recommendation! Its an awesome dark listen.

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  • Bev
  • 05-20-20

fantastic to listen to.

loved this book. didn't want it to end. thank you x thumps up all x

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  • Katharoo
  • 05-03-20

Enthralling Sexy Book

I’m going to say that I listened to these audiobooks out of order. A long time ago I listened to Hostage without realizing it was book 2 and loved it. But this book really was the one that caught me emotionally. So well written that it pulls you in and you won’t want to do anything else but hear it through to the end. It was an amazing dark emotion filled listen and Grayson is brilliantly played by the gruff speaking Jacob Morgan(swoon*) while Lauren Sweet shows a sweet yet strong Abby. I’m thinking that I loved Prisoner more but that’s saying a lot because I loved book 1 too! Audiobook Obsession Reviewer 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 05-01-20

Prisoner

Wow. Their are some jumps as to what happens in this book, and what fun jumps they are! We have prisoners writing personal information to a prison break. And then a kidnapping that keeps your interest with all the twists and turns all the way through the end. Fantastic narration has brought this to life with so much emotion you feel as if you are there yourself. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Mom Seeks Smut
  • 04-27-20

Intense and dark

So I made the mistake of reading book 2 in this series not realizing there was a book 1. 🙈 I LOVED book 2 so much, I HAD to go back and read the boys story. If heavy, dark subject matter is not your thing... this isn’t your book. With that said, because of the subject matter this story is INTENSE. And fantastic. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-20

Intriguing story...keeps you wanting more

Loved the story. Jacob Morgan was awesome... Laura Sweet is terrible wish it was a different female narrator. I wish more books would get the male to say his part and the female to do hers makes it flow. Though Jacob is sooo good and his voice is amazing.