King Audiobook by Eve Langlais (REVIEW)

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Review of: The King Audiobook
Audiobook:
Eve Langlais

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On July 5, 2017
Last modified:July 5, 2017

Summary:

King Audiobook

By: Eve Langlais

Narrated by: Chandra Skyye

Published by: Tantor Media 04/25/2017

King Audiobook by Eve Langlais

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Space Gypsy Chronicles #4

8 hrs and 47 mins

Genre: Science Fiction

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King Audiobook

4 Hearts

So, this is the final installment of the Space Gypsy Chronicles. This has been a hard series to review because if I go into what is going on in this story, it will give away spoilers for the previous books and I don’t like to do that.

Needless to say, the story of Rafe and Emma, Mikhail and the rest of the Rhomanii comes to an end. There is a lot that happens in this book as the Rhomanii finally find their way home. The path on the way home isn’t without its difficulties. Also, home isn’t what is expected either.

There are many things that are brought to life in this final story. Pretty much all of them, caught me by surprise. The ending really caught me by surprise. I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about it. On one hand, I’m not happy with out this ended. On the other, the ending really kept me on my toes. Often, I’ve gone into the end of the series with some idea of how things are going to wrap up in the end. That didn’t happen with this book. I give props to Eve for throwing a huge curve ball at the end.

King Narration

3.5 Hearts

After reading comments on my previous review with Chandra Skyye, I realized that I beat her up a little too much in my review of her narration. I think the issue that I ran into was listening to two series with this same narrator. It had me listening to her with two completely different stories and hearing similar voices. When I was listening to just one series at a time (with more time between each book), I found that I was used to her and enjoyed the narration. Two series, with the books being released closer together, I found that it was just too much of the same voices. I’m going to stick to one series at time with this narrator from now on.

Author Eve LanglaisHello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens .

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Or do you like something a little darker, more serious? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

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Narrator Chandra Skyye

Chandra Skyye loves bringing characters and stories to life through voice acting and singing the blues. A lover of life, she spends her spare time being creative, appreciating nature, and sharing fun times with nice people and good dogs.

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I like to thanks Tantor Media for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

    34 Comments

  1. lol curveball is a nice way of saying ‘I f*cked with the ending lol’. I wanted this series, which I love so freaking much, to end on a bang, not a fizzling whimper. I might have gone too far, though lol. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • It was definitely not what I thought would happen. It was a fun series and quite different from your other books (not in a bad way, just different). It was a hard series to write reviews for because of the number of spoilers (but that is what made the series so much fun). 😀
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  2. Skim, skim, skim, skim…. Damn, book 4 already… shoot!!! I need to pick this back up. I started book one and boom, it was all action at first and I was drawn in but I had to put the book down for some reason. I think it was b/c I had to read a review book or something stupid 😉 I will pick it back up!!!!! I like that it’s only 4 books long and that it stayed great to the end!!! YAY!!!

  3. At least it was a good ending. I know what you mean about listening to series narrated by the same narrator, you get used to the voices to being for character, then it’s weird.

    • I’m able to do it with some narrators (like Lorelei King), but most, I think I need to do one series at a time. I listened to two books (different series), almost back to back from this author/narrator pair and I just don’t think the narrator has enough voices in her bag for me to do that.
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  4. I’ve wondered if listening to the same narrator would mess with me when hopping back and forth between series. Hmmm Glad you figured out that was your issue!

  5. I haven’t read this series yet though I really enjoy Eve’s books. I totally understand your “trouble” with the narrator. It always freaks me out a bit when I’m listening to Amanda Ronconi narrating a book that’s not by Molly Harper.

    • I’ve only listened to one book with Amanda Ronconi that wasn’t Molly Harper. It was very similar in style to Harper, so it wasn’t an issue. I want to try Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series which is narrated by Amanda Ronconi. I’ll have to see how that works out.
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  6. Wow, quite the razzle dazzle ending, hun? I’ll remember that when I get to this series.

    That’s great how you were able to figure out what was stumping you about the narrator and can adjust. I figured that out about binge-reading/listening to any series. No matter how much I love the narrator or story, I have to break it up.

    Great non-spoilery review, Melanie!

  7. I’m always so anxious regarding last books so it’s nice to see that it was a good one there. You made me curious about this complicated ending though

  8. I’ve heard of this author but haven’t read her but I love Sci-Fi so it may just go on my list.
    Thanks Melanie

  9. I just started another Eve Langlais book, the first one in the Werewolves, Vampires, Demons Oh My series in audio. I’m not the biggest fan of this narrator. I think that was my problem with Lucifer’s Daughter too. I think after this one I will give reading the series a try. Don’t you love when the series ending leaves you thinking about it and trying to process for some time later? LOL It must have been a good one!

    • It took me a little bit to get used to this narrator. I’ve gotten where I don’t mind her (but I can’t listen to her with two series at the same time, which is why I didn’t request the series you’ve got. I’m going to read it instead). If you want to try Eve on audio, I can highly recommend the F.U.C. series, which has Abby Craden for the narrator. I’m getting ready to start the Freakin’ Shifter series on audio, with Tillie Hooper as the narrator (I LOVE her).
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  10. Great review. I haven’t read this series yet, but it’s on my TBR. I know the feeling on writing up reviews. You want to talk about it, but you will give away things, so you try to avoid that. Now I’m curious about the ending for this series. ^_^

    • I don’t think I’ve seen a lot of reviews for this book, but I could definitely see why people are grumbling. I’m still not sure if I would say that I liked it or not. I really enjoyed the series, as a whole, and the ending was not what I expected. I wouldn’t tell someone to not try this series, just because of the ending.
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  11. I remember I read an e-mail from the author about the ending of this novel and how some people didn’t like it, but it was the right ending for the series or something like that.
    It does sound nice the ending took you by surprise, even though you aren’t really happy with how it ended. Endings are so tricky, on one hand I always want to happy over the top ending, but it also has to fit the book. Great review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed this series :).
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    • I must’ve missed the email, but she did comment above. I didn’t hate the ending, it was just, I don’t know, so different from what I thought it would be that I was left not knowing how to respond. Ending are tricky and I give her props for going out on a limb. So many authors don’t want to take that kind of chance.
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      • That’s awesome she stopped by to comment on your review.

        I think many series endings are pretty standard, like you know what to expect from most series endings? I once read a very realistic series ending, some things were happy, but also some things sad. And I wasn’t quite sure if I liked it or not. It did fit the series though.

        And yes it’s definitely nice to see authors take a chance on things like that.
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