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Benzen Audiobook

Benzen: Warriors of Orba, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Only one person can protect her, and that's me.

After escaping their home, six aliens, including Benzen, hope to find freedom on a different planet. They end up crashing onto a strange planet, a strange culture, and even stranger inhabitants.

They expected to learn some new things. However, one didn't expect to find love.

The Orba warriors are on the run from their people, now that their once peace-loving planet has been taken over by a hostile dictator, Palzu. They find out that they ended up on Earth and meet a young woman named Allison who takes them under her wing.

When Palzu's soldiers come after them, the group splits up and Benzen stays behind to protect Allison. But then he starts to develop feelings for her.

What will happen when he's forced to show her what he truly is? Will she accept him or fear him? And will they be able to escape Palzu's forces?

Benzen is the first book in the Warriors of Orba series, following the Orba warriors and the human women that love them. Each book in this science-fiction series can be read as standalones, there are no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after!

©2016 Zara Zenia (P)2016 Zara Zenia

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    Dawn 01-29-17
    Dawn 01-29-17
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    "great"
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    This audiobook was given to me for a honest unbiased review. This sci-fi romance was great. Loved how the Aliens had to learn Earth's culture. This is a different take on other sci-fi romances where the human woman has to go to a different planet and learn different culture. This difference makes this book stand out. It is good that not all of the book was sex, there are sex scenes, but this is not a full out erotica porn situation, but a romance!! Smut has its place, but for those who want a little more romance than sex, this is perfect for you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 03-03-17
    Lori 03-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    Good start to a series. Entertaining, fun and enjoyable short story. It's a good story for those days when you want something a little different. The Warriors from Orba are refugees from outer space looking for a safe place to live.

    Romance, a bit of action, humor, aliens, mental abilities, strange new world, and a HEA.

    While the story was entertaining, engaging and interesting enough to keep my attention it would have been nice to have a little of their backstory before they landed on earth. As well as a bit more of the relationship between Allison and Benzen. But then again, there is only so much you can fit into a shorter story.

    It started out with a bit of action then slowed down for a while to focus on the warriors acclimating to their new surroundings then picked up again with more action.

    The "innocence" of the Orba warriors in their new surroundings was humorous to hear. Having to learn the "human" ways of life and trying to adopt to their surroundings gave the story a lighter tone in between the action.

    It is the first in the series so not all the lingering questions are answered in this book. I am actually looking forward to the next book in the series. It synopsis sounds really good.

    Sierra Kline did a good job with the narration. Pleasant voice. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Good character voices even her male voices are good. Clearly spoken with a nice pace. She was able to make the characters come to life. Very enjoyable.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aine 01-26-17
    Aine 01-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    If you could sum up Benzen in three words, what would they be?

    tall blue alien


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Benzen with his out of the box thinking.


    What about Sierra Kline’s performance did you like?

    Sierra's performance gives all of the characters their own personality.


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

    I thought that them trying different earth foods really funny. funny yellow hands? sounds like bananas to me.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I am providing this review voluntarily.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Miller PA 04-04-17
    R. Miller PA 04-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow! Most mismatched cover and description ever"

    I don't normally go out of my way to post a poor review, but what is this? Warriors? Seriously? More like a bunch of terrified teenagers. Thin and scrawny and tiny, as described in the book. The majority of the book is that way. Then, almost as if the author remembers some formula she is supposed to follow, she throws in a few sex scenes. Does not matter that they are completely out of tune with the rest of the book. Ugh! I wasted money on this book. Worse, I wasted time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Reg McKinney, TX 03-24-17
    Reg McKinney, TX 03-24-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Kind Alien Falls in Love"

    Benzen and his crew have escaped from the evil dictator Palzu and crash landed on earth. Once there, they quickly meet kind Allison who takes them in and gets them on their feet. The others in the crew soon move on because they are almost discovered and leave Benzen with Allison to watch over her as she could be a target after assisting them. Benzen is in love with Allison but afraid to tell her for a long time. Then things kick into gear fast and there are multiple sex scenes with fairly graphic details. I wasn't expecting that...

    The story has a good premise, I'm just not sure the author totally maximized the potential. I did like the beginning when the aliens were first seeing things on earth. I also liked that the relationship between Allison and Benzen didn't just happen in the blink of an eye. They got to know each other first. I would have liked to hear more backstory both for the Orba's and for Allison. And I would have like for Benzen to have been more of a 'warrior'. In the end, it was just okay for me.

    Sierra Kline is a really good narrator. I enjoyed her narration and her voices. She can have a very good innocent voice or a nice throaty, sexy voice and her male characters are as good as her female voices. I did listen on 1.5 and it seemed a nice speed for my ears.

    I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Loreen Roscoe, IL, United States 02-28-17
    Loreen Roscoe, IL, United States 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "dont waste your money"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a better story, this is ridiculous. Maybe I listen to excellent authors and this one is far far from that.


    What could Zara Zenia have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    given it a good story, it is dumb and boring.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sierra Kline’s performances?

    HELL NO


    What character would you cut from Benzen?

    All of them..ha


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Switzer 02-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Benzen to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version yet. I might isn't the future.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Benzen was my favorite character. He seemed both strong and vulnerable.


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

    The characters were more vivid and exciting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    There were parts that I didn't want to stop in the middle of. I wanted to know what happened next.


    Any additional comments?

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jean doe 02-04-17
    jean doe 02-04-17
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    "Unexpected Love.."
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    This was an interesting novel about Brett, the male lead, and Cassie, the female lead, and

    how they find love in an unexpected place.

    They are from two different world with nothing in common or so they might think.

    Overall, this was an interesting story that included love, family, and a little magic.


    Sierra Kline did well with the narration.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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    jey cee 02-03-17
    jey cee 02-03-17
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    This is my first audiobook by this author and I liked the book very much . What happens when Benzen, Voland, Draygus, Victorinth, Jarick, and Ethazol all escape from the Planet Orba when it is taken over by the hostile dictator, Palzu The six end up crash landing on Earth. Allison a Human takes them to her place to hide them and help keep them safe from Palzu's soldiers

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rainbow S 01-31-17
    Rainbow S 01-31-17
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    "Disappointing"
    What would have made Benzen better?

    The idea is good in theory, but weak and whiny male main character made it disappointing


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    5/6/17
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    I found this story very novel and different to the usual alian romances I read. Benzen is not your typical hunky 7 feet tall alian. He starts of as looking like a seemingly wimpy lost weird foreigner. He and his friends enter a supermarket looking for food and meet Alison who is the checkout girl. She takes pitty on them and helps them find a place to live. Some of the scenes are bizare and so funny. I truly can't understand how nobody questions their strange looks as being odd. Alison must be more than a bit thick lol. I defy anyone not to be in stitches over the scenes where she is taking them shopping for clothes and where they are trying to understand human food. There are some very serious moments as well, it is not all good. There is sadness as well. I think it is a brilliant book and I am very glad to have listened to it. It gave me a lot to think about.

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