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To most, they are animals—even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair. It’s her job to defend those in need. But there’s absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can’t disguise his sheer strength. Nor can the silver chain at his throat, designed to control the aggression of his kind, completely reassure her that this man has been tamed. Yet when a feral shifter begins to stalk them both, Liam is the only one she trusts with her life. She’ll let him claim her—for her protection, for her pride, and for a passion that knows no bounds.

©2004 Jennifer Ashley (P)2010 Audio Realms, Inc.

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I enjoyed it

I listened to this on a long drive and I really enjoyed it. I ended up taking my phone with me to listen to the end as I cleaned my kitchen so I didn't have to wait to hear the end.

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What could've been

I was intrigued by the story and I gave it a chance. I only made it two chapters in before I gave up. The narrator does poorly in audio performance. There is no breath taken between perspectives so it all sounds jumbled together. I normally read that fast in my head, but if something's going to be read to me, I need it a little slower to properly envision it all in my head. Definitely listen to the sample before buying and you can decide whether you can handle the fast paced reading.

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The story seems to be a start to a good series

Would you try another book from Jennifer Ashley and/or Traci Odom?

I will never purchase a book narrated by Traci Odom again, she reads like its a children's book. I had to fast forward through parts of the story here and there to get through the book.<br/>I noticed book two has a new narrator, so I'm going to give it a chance.<br/>

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have added a bit more mystery and action.

What didn’t you like about Traci Odom’s performance?

She reads like its a children's book, very monotone. Very bad

Was Pride Mates worth the listening time?

Not really :-(

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Horrible performance!!! Liked story!

I almost stopped listening to the book as I could not stand the narrator's voice. But main characters were so personable that it nudged me to hang in.

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  • jewellie
  • Corpus Christi, TX, United States
  • 07-07-15

Mixed feelings

The story was good and I enjoyed it and look forward to the others in the series. But the performance was terrible and that is the best thing I can say.

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Ok I have to say it! WOW!

What did you love best about Pride Mates?

Forget what you know about the shifters of before.... the author has a great story and the twists at the end are brilliant. Even if you think you know how it is going to end you can't predict how they get there. LOVED IT.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pride Mates?

When the collar came off and he jumped.

Which character – as performed by Traci Odom – was your favorite?

No favorite but the narrator could have been more masculine with the male lead

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

Yes

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 03-27-15

The good and the bad.

While I liked this book there were a few things that just missed the mark on making this a really good book. I would rate this book a 3.5 overall.

The good: The characters were loveable and I wouldn't mind seeing what will become of them. I like the world that was created and I can see lots of potential with the story.

The bad: The whole story was covered in only two days. Now that’s fast even for flies. The whole speed of the story was a wham bam thank you ma'am, even the narrator. There were times I had to suspend disbelief how events progressed concerning the time factor. Although I liked most of the characters Kim drove me a bit nuts with her reasoning, to me she didn't make sense. I also was not surprised at the ending, a bit predictable.

But with all that I still liked it and would be willing to pick up the next book on a sale. While the narrator is a bit fast, she would have done better if she paused for a breath once in a while. I did like her Irish accent though.

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FABULOUS Book & Audio!

What made the experience of listening to Pride Mates the most enjoyable?

The narrator Traci Odom was spot-on with the Irish accents and correct pronunciations in this book. In addition, her delivery & interpretation of the dialogue was perfection. I will be listening to this book repeatedly!!!

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Awesome Series!

If you could sum up Pride Mates in three words, what would they be?

Hot, Spicy and Romantic

What did you like best about this story?

The way the author depicts the struggles of the shifter community and the prejudices of the human race.

Which scene was your favorite?

The conflict scenes best depicted the hierarchy of the animal kingdom and how closely the shifter communities resembled it.

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

The book is a non-stop adventure that gets better as the story progress

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for Primal Bond (Book 2) to be released in audiobook format.

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Just OK

The story was ok but not up to my favorite's abilities. I have been listening a lot lately and probably expect a higher standard but I would rate this ho hum.

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