Angel’s Blood Audiobook by Nalini Singh (Guest review)

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Angel’s Blood Audiobook

By: Nalini Singh

Narrated by: Justine Eyre

Published by: Tantor Audio 05/07/2010

Angel's Blood Audiobook

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Guild Hunter Series # 1

10 hrs and 22 mins

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Urban Fantasy 3

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best – but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option – even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other – and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.

©2009 Nalini Singh (P)2010 Tantor

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Angel’s Blood Audiobook Sample

Guest Reviewed by Melissa M.

My Thoughts
Melissa M.

Elena Deveraux is a vampire hunter that works for The Guild. She is hunter-born, and was born with abilities that help track down vampires. Her specific ability is being able to track vampires by scent, even those newly turned. I should mention that her job isn’t to kill vampires, it’s to locate and bring them back to the angels they belong to. This definitely isn’t the easiest job to do, yet Elena excels in it. I enjoyed reading her character, she’s a strong woman and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

Raphael is an archangel that is both beautiful yet deadly. He rules with an iron fist, and I was slightly worried for Elena when she was hired to track down an archangel on a killing rampage. Only another archangel can kill one of their kind, so I had my doubts that Elena would walk out of this book unscathed, even though there are several books in the series. Raphael is pure alpha male in angel form. In between all the tracking, Elena and Raphael are slowly building more and more tension. I was curious to see if this would be a relationship, or if it would eventually lead to one later in the series.

I’m usually not a big fan of angel books, but I knew I had to try this out and step a bit out of my comfort zone. I’m so glad I did, this book exceeded my expectations and the world building is excellent. It reminds me a bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Elena is born with the ability to hunt vampires and is a pro at her job. I recommend this book for anyone that enjoys Urban Fantasy with a touch of Paranormal Romance.

Angel's Blood Audiobook Narration

My review
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Justine Eyre, the narrator for Angels’ Blood was a step out of my comfort zone. I’ve only listened to one series specifically via audiobooks so I hadn’t experienced any other narrator. She was easy to listen to and I was able to stay focused which has been an issue I’ve had in the past. The male characters’s voices were executed nicely, I could differentiate the characters without wondering who was speaking. There is a character or two that has an accent, and I didn’t notice any issues with the accent slipping or it sounding odd to me. I’m a new fan of Justine Eyre’s narration, and will be listening to more of her work in the near future.

Author Nalini Singh

Author Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated frequently).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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Justine Eyre Audiobook Narrator

Justine Eyre

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage in leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.

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  1. I remember enjoying this one a lot!! And falling for that Angel!! OMG! Raphael is so freaking HOT!!..LOL and the writing is just great!
    It did take me a little bit to get used to Justine’s voice, but now I love her interpretation of this characters and their stories.
    Great review Lily :)))
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    • Thanks for the invite!! Omggg I <3 Raphael

  2. Thanks for the great review!!

  3. I loved this book to death, lols. After I read, I brought the next two books quickly. I did have my issues with Elena, but you’re right she wasn’t afraid to tell people what she thought. Raphael, I loved him hard,lols. Great review Melissa
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    • I did that too!! I figured since everyone loved them I might as well buy the first few books haha

  4. This is such a great series. I love Raphael and his Seven. The Guild has some great characters as well. This is the only series that I’ve listened to Justine Eyre narrate, but I really like it. So many different characters and she is great at them. Wonderful review. 🙂
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    • Thanks Melanie! I just finished book 3 in audiobooks and I’m loving the series. Addicted 🙂

  5. I’m a huge fan of Nalini Singhs books, I’m listening to Archangel’s Shadows at the moment 🙂 Justine Eyre is one of my favourite narrators to listen to, her accents and tones for different characters both male and female are very easy to listen to, almost seems effortless for her to slip from character to character in her narration.

    • It was my first time with her as a narrator and she turned me into a fan. I can’t believe it’s just one person doing the voices sometimes when they manage to switch characters voices so flawlessly.

  6. Thanks for inviting me to guest review 🙂 Love love loved this book! So glad you got me hooked on audiobooks <3

    • I think you’d enjoy it Braine, you should give it a try when you’re looking for an UF

  7. I think it’s the only one I’ve read in the series for now but I have the others. One day I’ll really have to read them too. thanks for your review:

    • I’ve done the audiobooks for the next two in the series and enjoyed them as well 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

  8. The fact that this series’ hunter doesn’t actually KILL vampires has eluded me up until this point. Heuh, that’s different! Yay for Loupe & Melanie getting you to step outside your comfort zone by making you listen to a different series in audio, Melissa! Another convert! 😛
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    • They sure did!! Loving it. Also tried out I. Andrews on audio and I’m enjoying that as well. I think he main goal is to bring them back alive, but if they cross a line she’s allowed to kill

  9. Lovely review Melissa and I can see why this appealed to you. I am the same way with Angels. The protagonist sounds kick ass.

    • She is! Can’t wait to catch up on the series, really enjoying it so far.

  10. Yeah, I’m not big on angel books either, so I try to be very selective. Glad this one was so good. I might give it a try since I want to read this author anyway.
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