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Heart of Steel Audiobook

Heart of Steel

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Publisher's Summary

Return to the gritty, alluring world of steampunk with the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke.

Growing up in the dangerous world of the Iron Seas, the mercenary captain of the airship Lady Corsair, Yasmeen, has learned to keep her heart hard as steel. Ruthless and cunning, her only loyalty is to her ship and her crew-until one man comes along and changes everything....

Treasurehunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in the Lady Corsair - just the captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. When it attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco - and straight into enemy hands.

©2011 Meljean Brook (P)2011 Penguin

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    bluebelle 12-28-11
    bluebelle 12-28-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant!"

    I thought the Iron Duke was amazing and thought it would be nearly impossible for the sequel to be as good. I was amazed by the Heart of Steel! It continued to have the same type of astonishing detail, action and love story but it different ways. I am very impressed with this author and hope to read or listen to more of her work. If you like paranormal romance and historical romance with some action on the side this story is for you!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Eldamato 05-22-15
    Eldamato 05-22-15
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    "Simply Brilliant!"
    If you could sum up Heart of Steel in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Erotic and Entertaining


    What other book might you compare Heart of Steel to and why?

    I cannot think of a good comparison. Usually the male character in a romance situation needs to be the dominant one or he gives the impression of being weak. Not so with this book. Hats off to Meljean Brook for this not so ordinary cast of characters.


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

    Yes, The Iron Duke. Often when I listen to the second book in a series by the same narrator, I feel as though I am listening to the same characters as I did in the previous book. Not so with Faye Adele's performance. She is very good at her craft.


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

    I found myself at times laughing out loud (and sometimes to my embarrassment). Meljean Brook has written some darn witty lines in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for a steamy romance with an exciting plot and an intriguing cast of characters (including zombies and villains) then this book is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linux Chick 05-04-15
    Linux Chick 05-04-15
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    "Liked this even better than the first book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Heart of Steel the most enjoyable?

    Loved the interaction between the two main characters. Loved it so much that I often missed plot points and had to rewind and go back for them. :-D


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Normally I would say the heroine because I identified with her, but in this case, I just really liked the pair of them *TOGETHER*. Wouldn't have liked either one as much without their interactions, their character development in relation to each other, etc.


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

    Not necessarily all in one sitting, but definitely wish I hadn't had so many distractions. Some books you can listen to while doing other stuff and you don't miss anything because the author beats you over the head with the important details every other chapter. NOT HERE. And there is enough politics, intrigue, mystery, well, plot really, that you need to pay attention if you don't want to get lost.


    Any additional comments?

    To be fair, I didn't read a description of this book in advance, nor did I read any of the reviews. I got it simply because I enjoyed the first book so much. I was pretty surprised to find I wasn't in London watching the Iron Duke and Mina work out stuff. Very pleasantly surprised!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 08-29-13
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2017
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    "this is good but..."

    I liked it but I'm not as inamored with the characters in this one as I was the first but it is a great plot and the characters were lively and interesting. I guess I liked the characters just not the romance as much. Still good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 08-16-13
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    "Better Than The Duke"
    Any additional comments?

    This series is amazing: World Building, Plot, Characters....everything is top notch. I loved The Iron Duke and will re-listen to it many times. Great characters, and Yasmeen could have stolen the show if she was given any more time in the first book. I'm glad she got her own book. Heart of Steel raises the bar for the rest of the series and Faye Adele is a wonderful narrator, but she knocks it out of the ball park when she plays Yasmeen. These books do stand alone, but I suggest reading them in order as characters from past books do show up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-05-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Steal of a Book."

    Awesome adventure, engaging characters, narration good, a story to take you away. Meljean Brooks has become one of my immediate downloads, too bad she only has a few on audible as of right now. I'm planning on asking for the remainder of the short shories from the Iron Duke series to be added to audible and hopefully Meljean Brooks writes fast. I wasn't sure this one was going to be as good as the others but it was fantastic. I will also be looking for other Steampunk authurs out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sho Sunaga 12-06-11
    Sho Sunaga 12-06-11
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    "Great characters!"

    I actually liked this better than the Iron Duke. I just love the main couple. They are wonderful together and I can totally see them arguing and having fun adventuring around the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Schafer Bennett The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-02-11
    Sharon Schafer Bennett The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-02-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Steampunk With A Sizzle"

    Nice steampunk story with a little sex, a lot of emotional angst, zombies, death, gore, and a real plot that is intriguing. It was a fun listen, however it had some tedious stretches. Wait a few minutes and the action and story will pick up again. Listened to it twice, so it is worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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