SHADOWED by Rebecca Zanetti
“Danger signs rise off Jase Kayrs like steam – the scars, the secrets, the strength. He’s got a mission, and he’s not interested in much outside of it. Except Brenna Dunne.
Brenna was an ass-kicking, name-taking witch – before the poison that’s killing her sapped her powers too. She knows there’s more to Jase than a handsome face and an ugly history. But there’s no time to find out what. Taking him as her mate might save her life. But once she unleashes the force of his desire, there will be no turning back….
Ready or not, here they come….”
From the review at I Am, Indeed:
“Narration for this series is more than capably handled by Karen White. She’s taken this series from beginning to end, each character has a unique voice and delivery which instantly brings the character to mind. With the story taking place over several years, characters have grown and aged, and White deftly navigates the maturation without losing touch with the earliest introductions. Honestly, her work in this series is unforgettable, and perfectly suited to the story. She embodies the tension, the weariness with the long-term war and even the joy that every character tries to find in much needed moments away from the worries. Emotions are rapid fire in this series, and moments of tension ebb and flow, while White deftly handles these changes in intensity, pacing the delivery in a way that brings the emotion to the listener.”
From the review at Hot Listens:
“Once again, Karen White does an amazing job. Brenna has this great Irish brogue. I don’t like it as much as Moira’s, who also has a large part in this book, but Brenna’s voice was wonderful. She also did a great job with gravelly demon voices, which I’m sure were tough to do. She continues to do a great job with men and female voices. I did listen at an increased speed, but that is normal for me.”
My recording experience:
There’s a lot of dark vs. light in this book. Jase fears he’s lost himself to the darkness; Brenna seems lighter than she really is. Janie’s grown up to look like a beach volleyball player, but she’s got the weight of the world on her shoulders and darkness from both Zane and Kalin dragging her down. But of course everyone’s more complex than even they know themselves to be (and I did love that Jase actually ends up doing some talk therapy with the prophet Lily Sotheby). Lots of heart stopping action in this one, to boot!
Listen to a sample here: