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Born of Fire Audiobook

Born of Fire: A League Novel

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In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear - except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now...Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole.Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she's the only one who can bring him to justice. There's only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who's helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn's protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it's kill or be killed - and they, the predators, have just become the hunted...

©2009 Sherrilyn Kenyon; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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    Jennifer Mulder 01-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Sharaha and Syn.... Perfect!"
    What did you love best about Born of Fire?

    I loved Shahara and her love and care of her family the best she is able to. Syn i loved his devotion to those he calls friends and family.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born of Fire?

    Vic, vic was one of the most memorable moments, his rudeness was funny as all get out! and his girlfriend (ex).... she lit up his life... lol!! The Catacombs!


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    I liked his whole performance, he definitely did a great job, as always!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending I was soo happy at the end.


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    Malcolm Webb 12-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Voice"

    I enjoyed the story, however, the character of Sin was supposed to have a deep baritone voice and the reader has more of a tenor. Other than that, it was Good. The reader who read the Sword of Truth series would have been great for this character.

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    Suzanne 10-23-16
    Suzanne 10-23-16 Member Since 2014

    A great voice is better than a great face.I've never falling in love with someone because of their face but I have because of their voice.

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    "Why did I put off listening to this?"

    I thought Sherrilyn Kenyon's League series couldn't be as good as her Dark Hunter series. I was so wrong ...... just as good ..... I loved it. The narrator from the first book Kelly Fish ( not her real name ) she was great and I loved her Syn accident although it reminded me of Bones lol but I have also loved Fred So this was still good . This was a great listen highly recommend

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    Rachel 07-31-16
    Rachel 07-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining"

    Worth a listen if you're a Kenyon fan.
    Not her best book ever, but it doesn't falter by any means if you want a full perspective of the league universe and its characters.

    Plus, the narrators chosen for her audio are great.

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    Spenser Mission Viejo, California, United States 06-30-16
    Spenser Mission Viejo, California, United States 06-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Either not enough plot or not enough nudity"

    This seems like a classic "bodice ripper", except it's not. It isn't written well, the plot is mostly missing, the characters are annoying, flat, and predictable. I tolerate these qualities in "trashy romance novels" but it didn't really have all the romance novel aspects either.

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    Dragonscar 06-29-16
    Dragonscar 06-29-16
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    "Dreadful narrator. Desperately needs a good edito."

    Plot and characters are marvelous, but two things ruined the book and will push me to return the rest of the series I already bought without listening to them. First, like way too many books written in the past 15 years, Ms. Kenyon is in dire need of a ruthless editor with both a strong sense of action and drama and knowledge of both grammar and vocabulary. Whether the first book was actually better written or the narrator so good that I didn't notice the flaws, the fact is that I loved it and was excited enough about the characters and story line that I bought 5 more of the books.

    The main problem with this book, itself, is the fact that the author constantly repeats herself. Characters will say the same thing over and over throughout. It's a matter of "Okay. I got it the first two times". I don't need each character to repeat the same feelings over and over, especially in almost the same words, in every chapter. Worse, when it is appropriate for a character to express a similar set of feelings, it would be better at least to have "Roget's Thesaurus" close at hand and use it.

    For example, using "obsidian eyes" multiple times within a single chapter is egregious. These and many other problems could be quickly solved by a good editor. Authors (and I am one) tend to fall in love with their words and don't see that their waxing eloquent is really waxing verbose. A good editor helps an author tighten the prose to reduce redundancy and enhance the drama. The one critical place a good editor was sorely missed was the denouement, where all is resolved between Shahara and Syn. It made no sense left me completely unsatisfied, when it could have been touchingly romantic. Instead it was forced and awkward.

    The other problem with this book and the main reason I will return subsequent ones in the series instead of listening to them is the awful narrator, who performed this book and, apparently, most of the rest. After the superb characterizations by Kelly Fish, it was a struggle to get through this story as read by Mr. Berman. Every character sounded the same - pitch, cadence, phrasing, accent and every other aspect. I often could not tell who was talking and didn't believe any of the emotions he was trying to express. This was especially problematic in the resolution mentioned above. A good performance could have masked the weakness in the prose.

    I'm very sad about these issues as I like the characters and would love to meet them again, but I cannot bear to listen to Mr. Berman's very poor narration. Therefore, as I said before (See. Writers do repeat themselves too often.), I will return any of those he narrated to which I haven't listened. However I notice that another narrator takes over after his 4 or 5 volumes, so I'll try out one of those.

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    michael 04-30-16
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    "great book"

    great book i could listen to these league books over and over again. sherrilyn is a great author

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    Amazon Customer 02-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing"

    great series
    hhhhhh ffgfff xxvi caff fight xxvi c cab ghnbc HSBC Dijkstra vxdbonv dgvxdgk cstd

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    Sarah T 01-28-16
    Sarah T 01-28-16
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    "Very good voice acting...story ends a bit cheesy"

    Story is good until the end, where it is a bit cheesy. Voice acting amazing.

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    Amazon Customer 11-02-15

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

    Yes.... it's as good as the first book I listened when he was the narrator. He brings the characters to life.


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