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What did you like most about Found?
Xairn, son of the Scourge Allfather and a villain in the first two books, redeemed himself in book 3 by saving the human girl Lauren from the vicious Allfather and absconding with her. This book is their adventure and romance after their escape, and very good it is too. Lauren is a warm and intelligent heroine, albeit naive at the outset; Xairn goes through the greatest evolution, having to overcome and transmute the sadistic and autocratic Scourge tendencies, which he does with Lauren's help and love.It also introduces Rast and Nadia as a couple, and their funny but passionate meeting, thanks to a series of misunderstandings.I like the new narrator - she is less mannered than the previous one, and I prefer her male voices. She does the main characters well, and most of the secondary too (she gave Sophia a silly voice, but then Sophia is a wet, so it didn't bother me).
Who was your favorite character and why?
Xairn. I like villains who redeem themselves. Rast, because he's a twist on the detective stereotype slipped into a sci-fi story. Lauren, because she's so warm and life-loving.
What does Jodie Bentley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Inflection, some good voices, and the enjoyment of someone read a book I had enjoyed previously on Kindle.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Laugh in places (the misunderstandings around Rast at the wedding).
Evangeline Anderson has got an imagination, and it shines through clearly in each Brides of Kindred story. The world building is some of the best I've listened too in Sci-Fi romances, and she did an amazing job creating alien technology, foods, and unique characters, with special abilities and customs from worlds far beyond anything I could ever think up. In addition to the vivid, and descriptive universe, she brings a fresh plot, that's full of suspense, drama, lust, and really hot sex scenes! Each story is truly a journey and an adventure for the characters.
Like the other stories, I did enjoy this one; however, at times the story seemed to drag on a bit and I started to get tired of listening to Xairn and his fears of hurting Lauren. Xairn has saved Lauren from fate worse than death, and vows to return her safely back to earth. However, he's developed deep feelings for Lauren, but even after breaking free from his people and the "AllFather", he's afraid of ever mating with Lauren as he fears he will hurt her due to his dominate instincts and special mating urges. Lauren trusts Xairn and knows he would never hurt her, so she begins breaking down his walls.
I had change in narrator blues….. I really missed Anne Johnstonbrown. Jodie Bentley did an decent job narrating; however, this is a series I think would be awesome for a dual m/f narrator team.
Worth a credit? Yes! These stories are erotic, sexy, vivid and told from multiple POV's.
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Where does Found rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is one of my favorites.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Found?
One was when Xairn found the puppy. the second was when Xairn finally got even with his father for all the horrible things he had done to him. the third was when he was able to talk to his mother for whom he has never gotten to have a relationship with. the last was when he and Lauren were finally able to work out his fear of hurting her.
Have you listened to any of Jodie Bentley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This book was funny, made me cry, frustrated and angry.
Any additional comments?
this was a story i had been looking forward to listening too. this is my favorite book so far in this series. this book had me on a emotional roller coaster. I would get so frustrated with Xairn because he was willing to sacrifice his love for Lauren to keep from hurting her. He never had known love of any kind except his pet that he had to let die to keep her from being tortured. I felt his emotion each time he put himself down and called himself a monster. Lauren truly believed in him. This story proved that no matter that no matter how horrible your life may have been in childhood and adulthood that you can over come. :You do not have to be like your parents. I recommend this book and series. This book definitely has some hot set scenes in it. This book is not for you if you can not handle domination by the alpha male in the bedroom.
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