Obsession Untamed Audiobook by Pamela Palmer {review}

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Reviews | 25 comments

Review of: Obsession Untamed Audiobook
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Pamela Palmer

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On July 16, 2014
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Summary:

Obsession Untamed Audiobook

By: Pamela Palmer

Narrated by: Rob Shapiro

Published by: Tantor Audio 06/11/2014

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Feral Warriors Series, book # 2

9 hrs and 36 mins

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My Thoughts

By Ml Simmons
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**Note: There are no spoilers for this book, but a slight spoiler to book one.

Obsession untamed is the second book in the Feral Warriors series. When I read the first book, I loved the world, but felt that the story fell a little flat in the middle part of the story. This book seemed to do the same, but to a lesser degree.

In this book, we have Tighe, the tiger warrior shifter, who is the fun-loving member of the warriors and the team flirt. He is a very likable guy. At the end of book one, his clone is the only one who gets away, leaving Tighe with only half of his soul. In the first book, we watched as Wulf lost his mind with only half his soul, so Tighe knows what is in store for him if he doesn’t get his soul restored soon.

Delaney is an FBI agent who is investigating the murders of a serial killer who is leaving bite marks on his victims, but no DNA. She starts having nightmares and seeing through the eyes of the killer. Then someone who looks just like the killer kidnaps her.

Delaney and Tighe don’t start off well. Delaney is sure that Tighe is involved in these murders. Tighe has a hatred of humans, from a past experience. It takes a long while for them to get through all of their issues. A little too long, in my opinion, which is where I would like to see the story speed up.

This story focuses much more on the action and trying to stop Tighe’s clone, than the romance. That is not a problem in my book. I don’t expect all my PNR books to be all sex, all time time. I like a lot of action thrown in to keep things lively, which is why I’m such a big UF fan. I’m also used to the flaws that come with most PNR hero and heroines and the paths that them get to that HEA. However, in this story, it just seemed to me that the romance between these two characters seem to bring both of them outside of themselves. Tighe was no longer the fun loving guy, and part of that was the missing part of his soul. Even with the missing piece of his soul, Tighe just didn’t take a path that would be expected. Delaney seemed to lose herself and become a weaker character for a while. She eventually grows a pair and gets back to being the FBI type agent you would expect.

My biggest complaint in this book is the nickname of “brown eyes”. I downloaded the ebook from the library so I could do a search for the number of times it is used. Fifty-five times he calls her “Brown Eyes”. I was so sick of hearing it, I was about throw my iPod across the room. That is such a horrible term of endearment. You would think a ladies’ man and flirt like Tighe could come up with something better.

Once again, while I didn’t love this story, I do enjoy the world. I still see room for improvement in the storytelling. It is early enough in the series that I’m not ready to give up yet. I will keep riding and see how it plays out. The next book is Paenther’s who is not a favorite character of mine, but I have found that in the past, sometimes those are the one’s with the best story to tell.

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Author Pamela Palmer

Pamela Palmer grew up in an Air Force household as her father was an Air Force pilot. She dreamed of being an astronaut as a child. She graduated Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and began working for a major computer manufacturer. She eventually turned to writing after having married and given birth to two children. She has also written under the name Pamela Montgomerie. As Montgomerie she writes historical time travel romance novels, while as using her real name, Palmer, she writes dark paranormal romance.

 

 

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Rob Shapiro NarratorRob Shapiro got his professional start as an entertainer doing stand-up in Minneapolis while still in high school (the Children’s Theatre Company & School of Minneapolis). As a voice-over artist, he can be heard narrating such audiobooks as the bestselling The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick, Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan, and the fantasy noir Low Town by Daniel Polansky.

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Obsession Untamed Audiobook Narration

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Like with book one, I’m not overly fond of the narration. I listened again at the increased speed, which is rare for me. This helps, as I think this helps, as Shapiro has overly long pauses, in my opinion.
The different voices are not very distinct and the women’s voices are a little feminine, but not much. At this time, he is not a narrator that I will go looking for, but I don’t think he detracts from the book once you increase your listening speed.

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

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    • Sometimes, you can look over things that are annoying in stories, but that one just really got to me. I just got book three, so I’m hoping it will be better.

  1. Still on the fence about this one, but enjoying the series vicariously through you 😉 I get annoyed when phrases and nicknames are repeated over and over again too, and this clone thing is really bizarre. I’m glad you’re enjoying the world though. Maybe book 3 will be the turning point for these books, and you’ll LOVE it. *crosses fingers*
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    • I just got book three, so here’s hoping.

  2. Thanks for the honest review, really need these 🙂

    • I always try to be honest when I do reviews, because that is what I want to read too. While, I hate writing reviews for books that I don’t love, I don’t want say that a book was better than I truly felt.

    • I hope you enjoy. The world is great. I’m going to be starting book three soon.

    • Don’t get me wrong, they are not bad books. 3 stars (which this is 3.5) is still, I like. I just think they could be so much better. The potential is there, and that is what is making me want to like it more. Could be reading is better than listening on this one too? I’ve only listened, so I can’t say on that one.

  3. lol – the brown eyes thing. When I was in high school, I went to the fair with friends and as we walked by one of the booths, the older dude working it called out “hey, blue eyes” in a creepy voice. My friends have called me that ever since. That was …holy crap, like 19 years ago.

    ANYWAY, nice review. lol
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    • Thanks, blue eyes. LOL. I guess it wouldn’t have bothered me once or twice, but come on, 55 times. Really?

  4. I listened to a sample of the first book and wasn’t completely sold on it, even though I like the concept of the story. This might be an audio series I borrow from the library. I totally get your frustration with the repetitiveness of nicknames (Brown Eyes is not very creative..LOL), it can get old fast! I hope the next installment is a better listen for you Melanie!
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    • Thanks. I have book three already in my queue, I wonder if I would’ve noticed it as much if I read instead of listened. Funny how things you notice in one method, you don’t notice with the other.

  5. I do like the sound of the narrator, but is hard to tell about his long pauses in a small clip. I love Pamela Palmer’s Vamp City series. I’m hoping that gets release on audio soon. I think your 3.5 stars is my 4 and your 3 is my 3.5..lol So I think I might still give this one a go…eventually 🙂
    Thank you Melanie.
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    • You’re probably right. I’ve rate hard sometimes. Three stars for me, is still “I liked it”. I love the Vamp City series.

    • That would be annoying.

  6. I read books 1-4 a couple of years ago. I have the last 3 on my book shelf I need to read. I’ve requested the earlier books on audio so I can do a re-read through the audios to get ready to read the later books.

    After I finish one of my audio series I’m starting this one on audio.
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    • I’m really interested to see what you think of the audio. I saw you rated about the same as I did on Goodreads.

  7. Thanks for the series spoiler warning 🙂 I’m still really on the fence about reading this series – I’m not much for procedurals but I’m a huge UF fan and the two sides of me are warring LOL. If I decide to read it, I do think I’ll read and not listen since the narration’s not really been a plus and I don’t have the option to speed up my playback like you do. Great review 🙂
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  8. I totally had a snort over the endearment. I’ve read some like that that are just used WAY too much. And sometimes it’s not too much just too many times all in a row and it catches your attention and dang if you can let it go. Laurell K Hamilton did that one with ma petite and lordy I swear in like 2 chapters I never wanted to hear it again. Ever! lol

    I’ve got this series sitting on my shelf. You’ve got me curious about their split souls and how that all works 🙂 Hopefully brown eyes won’t make me twitch as much in reading it. 😉
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