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Marked: Dark Protectors #7 by Rebecca Zanetti ~ AudiioBook Review

Marked: Dark Protectors #7 by Rebecca Zanetti ~ AudiioBook Review

Today I am pleased to present my review of the audiobook version of Marked, the final full-length story in Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series.  I’m sad that it is ending, as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series – and I can’t wait for another series to capture my heart and imagination.

AudioBook Review:

Spanning the time since we first met Janie, it’s been 20+ years, and she’s always been at the center of the action.  The “Chosen One”, her psychic abilities and her dream walking have been  a constant winding thread through all of the stories.  Years ago Janie made a friend, her BEST friend, Zane.  She’d talk to him, tell him things that she shared with no one else, and somewhere in her mind, had determined she loved him.  But Zane is not the innocent and protective boy we first met, and he did,in fact, try to warn her off repeatedly.

But Zane is not the only person that Janie spent time with during her dream walking. Kalin is a Kurjan, purported heir. A bit of a psychopath, more than a little unhinged and spoilt, he’s got ‘plans’ for Janie.  But, the one outstanding feature in this story is Janie’s belief that she can (and will) keep everyone she loves safe and end the war.

HUGE twists, turns and surprises here with plenty of action and several on the edge of my seat moments where everyone’s happiness, let alone life and love, is in danger.  Secrets all come out of the closet in this – some I didn’t even know were secrets! Every faction has their own version of how things will end, most conflict although those that do come “true” have some serious kinks in the works that no one expected.  A wonderful wrap up to an epically engaging series.

Karen White has provided the narration for this series, and the continuity did help this series as a listener.  Her ability to maintain character voices, delivery, accent and tone, as well as appropriately age Janie from young girl to young woman, gives listeners an instant reference that brings each character to mind.  Throughout the series, White has nailed each emotional moment, taking her time to deliver the punch without overdramatizing or adding elements that would be too much. Dialogue, action and even silence are delivered to put the words on the page front and center, allowing listeners to disappear into the world where they can visualize and feel every moment. You’d be hard pressed to find a better narrative performance for a series than White. Having experienced her work in other genres, I know that she is certainly a must listen for me. In what had to be a formidable project, there were no moments that distracted, the listen was easy and the performance felt effortless, a great trick. This is a favorite series of mine, and one that will get lots of “relistens” when I want to escape and just enjoy.

Stars: Overall 5 Narration 5 Story 5

Marked: Dark Protectors #7 by Rebecca Zanetti ~ AudiioBook Review

Title: Marked
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #7
Also in this series: Fated, Claimed, Tempted, Hunted, Consumed, Provoked
Genre: Paranormal Romance with Erotic Elements, Urban Fantasy
Narrator: Karen White
Published by: Lyrical Press, Audible Studios
ISBN: 1601831544
Published on: December 22nd 2014
Format:Audiobook
Source: Audible Communications Team
Pages: 304
Audio Length: 21 Hours: 38 minutes
Rated: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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About the Book:

Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life…

Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he’s worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice…

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A copy of this title was provided via Audible Communications Team for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to drug and alcohol use / violence and/or sexual content in a genre not specified as Erotic.

 

 

About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.   Upcoming series are: The Blood Brothers, The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.

 

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