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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter captivates with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, and a powerful AIR agent consumed by his desire for a woman he can never have.

With one caress, he can give unforgettable pleasure - or unending pain.

Hector Dean is shaved, tattooed, and totally ripped - and he has a deadly secret. He is a walking weapon, capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips. Little wonder he’s determined to remain on his own. But Noelle Tremain is a temptation like no other. She is beautiful and rich, with a party-girl smile that hides a shocking vulnerability, and from the beginning his sizzling attraction to her is undeniable. For the first time, his stone-cold resistance is tested. But to be with her, he risks destroying her.

When a wealthy businessman is murdered in New Chicago's seediest district, the two are partnered, and there's no escaping what they both want: each other. Yet neither Hector nor Noelle knows what to fear more - the killer case, or their own lethal desires.

©2011 Gena Showalter (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Dark Taste of Rapture

Narration fantastic. Hard to keep up with initially. Characters I interesting. Difficult read for me, still found enjoyment at the positive ending.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Adore the narrator.

Since I hadn't read the other books in this series, it took a chapter or two to really get into the story. So very glad that I hung in there. Loved it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • sara
  • CATONSVILLE, MD, United States
  • 06-05-14

What did I just listen to

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better story line

What do you think your next listen will be?

I don't know

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

impeccable narration

What character would you cut from Dark Taste of Rapture?

all of them

Any additional comments?

Without Sebastian York's narration this book would have been a complete bust

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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So good

This book really is five stars beginning with the voice at audible. His voice sounds like warm brandy tastes. So rough and smooth at the same time. Strong, smart, kickass female characters, wonderful men. I love that the author took on the subject of sex slavery and we get to see a kingpin go down in flames literally.

The interaction between the main female and male characters is always exciting, even if predictable. Even though any story about aliens is about cultural diversity, this tory covers aliens, humans, mutants, rich people, poor people, the haves and havenots, the themes about self acceptance, battling against bigotry and class snobbery are timeless.

The characters are so vivid I can see each, I can smell the smoke that is produced by the human torch and I feel that I know them all. The author makes them feel real. Great writing, not too much unnecessary details, great action, no mixing up prone with supine, no contradicting fighting or sexing positions to break my concentration and HOT and intimate and erotic, and unforgettable sex scenes. The perfect gradual buildup that does not disappoint!

I will be looking for more from this author!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • BJ
  • 05-12-16

Voice versus Quality

Just love listening to Sabastian''s voice. Like having fabulous sex on a raining day. It has a engaging story line. But sadly for me the most of the "gutter" profanities are just so annoying to the story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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New reader

The reader was great for Hector but everyone else sounded the same so it was hard especially when the guys were speaking to know who was talking.
I found it's hard when you have Listened to the same reader for all the other books in series and the new reader doesn't sound like the characters you are use to sounding like and they don't get the species names the same. Overall who could not like Noelle!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Cheri
  • White Lake, MI, United States
  • 07-14-14

Story FANTASTIC! Narration NOT GOOD!

This story did not disappoint at all! I loved how the story develops for Noelle and Hector - it has so much heart and feelings woven through the story, along with the vulnerability of the characters was the kick ass attitude of them both. However, this is book 6 and the past 5 stories were narrated by the fantastic Justine Eyre who developed all of the characters voices and they were so distinct it was very enjoyable to listen to each one of them. This book however, barely registered a change in voices and of course could not match the distinctive voices we have grown to love.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Great Story, Not So Great Narrator

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

No

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Gena Showalter is a wonderful storyteller and The Alien Huntress Series is one if my favorites. I fell in love with all the different characters so far but Ava and Noelle are in a class by themselves. Ava kept me laughing in the last book and Noelle picked up where she left off. Those two chicks kick major ass!!! As far as the storyline goes, I have no complaints with Hector and Noelle's book but I didn't enjoy the new narrator. I just hate it when there is one narrator for the entire series and then someone new comes in. Justine Eyre really brought life to the characters and in my opinion the change really took away from the book. Sebastian York wasn't bad but he didn't bring the same flare Justine did and the audio took away from the story instead of enhancing it.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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good read.

hated the reader. he made the book boring. thanks to the author for making it bearable.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Maggie Stark
  • 04-05-16

phenomenal

I loved this book and Sebastian York is a brilliant narrater the story was different but good and kept you listening