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The Awakening

Leopard Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Allison Kruise
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (447 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Maggie returns to the place of her birth and her world suddenly turns into a sensual, but dangerous delight. The rainforest holds secrets of her birthright and a mysterious man, as predatory as any of the animals, waiting in the very heart of the jungle for her arrival.

Under the blazing heat of the Borneo sun, a beautiful naturalist's dream comes true - to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort forces her to explore her own wild side.

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  • Nicole
  • staten island, NY, USA
  • 06-16-10

alright

this book was ok, it ended rather abruptly and the book was very short, Christine Feehan has some great books, so the mediocrity of this one kind of stunned me.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Eileen
  • Greenfield, WI, United States
  • 01-02-12

My only complaint was that the story wasn't longer

A great story. Erotically charged. Since it is a relatively short book the plot isn't as complicated as many Christine Feehan books but it was quite good.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Awakening

I have read all of this author's books, from several of her different series, and I have got to say this was the worst book I have read of hers. I guess, statistically, she was due for a stinker!
The love scenes got to be tiring and tedious- I actually had to skip over them since I couldn't take them anymore, which made the story end much faster, and made me feel cheated as far as the money spent to buy it.
Christine, please, go back to developing the storyline and cut out the sex already!

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  • Elantra
  • Illinois, United States
  • 07-30-13

Waste of money waste of time

This is a waste of time! This book although important I guess for the series was just a waste of time and money. I am a huge fan of Christine Feehan she is the author who got me into paranormal books. So I figured that this series would be a good one. Man was i wrong.

It isn't that long but it took me forever to read. I can't explain. How much of a bore this book was.

A woman goes to the jungle of South America to inherit her dead parents estate. She meets a man and with in one day of meeting him falls in love with him and begins sleeping with him and decides to spend the rest of her life with him. Oh and a plot twist another man tries to steal her and the two men duke it out and fight to the death to have her. That is what the story is about in a two sentences.

From the excepts that I have apart from this one the rest of the series seem to have more meat to them, and should be more entertaining than this one.

I wold have to say hat this is not essential to the series and you can go on to the second book and be fine with out reading the first one. The narrator did a okay job but not the best. All in all this is not one of the best from Christine Feehan.

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The awakening

This book I could not put down it was action from the first to the last love the book

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too short!

very good but too short. great narration. love Feehan's books as she develops characters at length.

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good

The story is really good. The near ration makes you wanna fall asleep. Do not listen to this boat to keep you awake while driving the story would do so but the voice and style of the narrator Would definitely serve better in a book leading you through meditation

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Good short story

This story of Maggie and Brandt's paranormal shifter story was quick. Their relationship happened fast, but what do you expect from a short story. At least it wasn't a cliff hanger. It had a taste of suspense, romance, and sex. Of course Maggie gave in quickly. The narrator did a good job with the characters. Although she didn't change her voice for each of the characters, it didn't detract from her performance. We shall see what happens in Book 2.

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A good book

It's a good book, but no where near the excellence of the other Leopard books by Christine Feehan.

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Great!

Loved this book, look forward to reading the remainder of the series. I love Christine's imagination!