CONSUMED by Rebecca Zanetti
“Sometimes You Mate for Life: Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She’s good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won’t back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it Southern sass. Whatever it is, there’s no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she’s ever cared about – a man on the verge of losing his very humanity….
Sometimes You Mate to Stay Alive: For the past 10 years, Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan’s guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him again and again, under a full moon rising….”
From the review at I Am, Indeed:
“Karen White has again surpassed expectation in narrating this story: characters are instantly recognizable, connecting voice to person before their identity is presented. New characters (there are a few) come forward with their own presentation and emotional connotations that instantly place them as good or bad, and Janey, who has aged 10 years still has those qualities that keep her newer more mature voice familiar and known to readers. I can honestly say that this series has firmly planted her in the “grab anything she has narrated’ pile for me, and the combination of story and performance are in perfect harmony. Unsure about audiobooks but are a fan of epic vampire / shifter stories ?– this series in audio should be on your list to buy.”
From the review at Hot Listens:
“Karen White did a great job with the narration of this book. While there was nothing in this book that stood out, like in the previous book with a ton of the Irish brogue, I can’t downplay how much I enjoy listening to her narration of this series. I will mention that I did notice a difference in Janie’s voice. She did take into account the 10 year difference in the girl’s voice. She still had a sweetness to it, but not that of a toddler, but that of teenager that has that really sweet girly voice. I thought it fit the description that was given to the ultra petite Janie.”
My recording experience:
The cool thing about this book (especially since I recorded all of them so close together) is that it jumped forward ten years. This allowed the frantic pace of the first three to slow just a bit, and we get that the characters are all into the slog of fighting this draining war. Katie and Jordan are the only shifters to have their own full length book, so that added to its change in tone – none of the Kayrs brothers are in the spotlight. Janie’s grown up a bit, too, and her storyline with Zane and Kalin builds nicely in this installment.
Listen to a sample here: