Provoked Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti (REVIEW)

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Review of: Provoked Audiobook
Rebecca Zannetti

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On April 8, 2016
Last modified:May 21, 2016


Provoked Audiobook

By: Rebecca Zanetti

Narrated by: Karen White

Published by: Audible Studios 05/20/2015

Provoked Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti

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Dark Protectors #5

10 hrs and 47 mins

Paranormal Romance

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Provoked Audiobook

4 Hearts

This is the fourth book I read/listened to in a row that had a hero who was a geek or scientist. It wasn’t planned that way. I was just going through series and that is where they all landed. Kane Karys is known as the “smart” brother. He is the scientist. He spends most of his time in the lab working on the cure for the virus that is affecting vampire mates, shifters and most recently witches. He doesn’t believe in love. He looks at it like a scientist.

“What about love?”
He sighed “Love is a chemical reaction induced in our brain to encourage propagating the species. The sensation is merely a scientific phenomenon, like the northern lights.”

Kane isn’t as much of a fighter, but that doesn’t mean he can’t kick some ass. He just isn’t as good at it as his brothers. He also isn’t as good at fitting in with humans as his brothers. But he is the only one available to seek out the only demon destroyer they have found in years. So he is sent out to bring in Amber Freebird to help them free their youngest brother, Jase, from the demons.

Amber grew up in a commune where they grow all their own organic vegetables. They don’t eat any animals products all. She is a complete vegan. She lives completely off the grid and is quite the eco-nut. Kane approachers she has no idea what he is talking about with demons and such. She thinks he is referring to inner demons or something. She has no idea about her powers. Oh, Amber is also a pacifist, which isn’t a great way to battle demons.

Needless to say, Kane tried to convince Amber to mate with him, so that he will share her powers and he can fight the demons for her. Like I said, he doesn’t understand love. He doesn’t get how much asking her for something like mating for a purpose instead of for something like love would hurt her.

There is quite a bit of the story told from Jase’s POV. The demons are not kind to him. One of the female demons try to get him to mate her so that he could save her from her evil brother. Jase has quite the decision to make. I won’t spoil it by telling you what choice he makes.

There is also more between Zane, Kalin, and Janie. Don’t worry. This isn’t a love triangle in the making (I don’t think). Kalin is a bad guy. He keeps trying to get in between Zane and Janie. He also wants Janie because she is the key to winning the war. Janie wants nothing to do with him. Zane continues to push Janie away because he says he isn’t the good guy either. I don’t know. We did learn more about what Zane is.

There’s only two more full length stories in this series, Jase and Janie’s stories. I’m really interested in learning more about both of these two characters, and Zane as part of Janie’s story. I also really want to see what happens with the overall story. While I haven’t loved the romance in this series, I’ve continued to enjoy the story of the overall series and learning more about each character as each of their stories is told.

Provoked Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

Karen White continues to do a great job with this series. I don’t know what else I can say about her that I haven’t already said. Her voice choices are perfect for each character. I never question which character is talking. I do listen at an increased speed, but I do that with all my audiobooks.

Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day. Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work. She currently writes the Dark Protector series for Kensington Publishing, the Maverick Montana series for Entangled Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series for Grand Central Publishing.

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Narrator Karen White

Narrator Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included in Audiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.

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I like to thank Audible Studios 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.


  1. I love a geeky hero Melanie. I just recently tried this author’s newest series. I am hoping to try some of these back series and this sounds like a good one 🙂
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  2. This sounds good. One of these days I will get to at least one of her series. They all seem so good.

  3. thanks Melanie, yet another author I want to read. Great review!

  4. I love a hero who is so socially awkward, especially in love, that it’s almost painful. LOL This is another series I’m thinking of catching up in via audio, Melanie. I’ve always loved these vampires. 🙂

  5. I LOVE GEEKY HEROS. They are so cute and mmmm! Have had a good geeky hero in awhile. I think I’m going to have to hunt one down 😀
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  6. It is seriously hard to resist a nerd. 😉

  7. lol yay for geek/scientist! I’ve done that before, picking books with similar aspects in the characters 😀

    Hope you have a great weekend
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  8. You are the one that has me wanting to read this author. Oh I so might have to do it on audio. I do like Karen’s narration.
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  9. Geek or no Kane sounds yummy lol. Your review has me looking harder at this series, so my TBR pile thanks you 🙂

  10. I have a soft spot in my heart for geeks / scientists, so I think I’d enjoy Provoked, Melanie! And of course, anything Zanetti writes needs to be on my kindle or phone 😉
    Have a wonderful weekend.
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  11. I love revisiting this series through your reviews. Kane and Amber were great together. Poor Jace! I wanted his book, but getting to Janie’s book was on my mind, too.

    Glad you’re liking these.

  12. I would not have thought, looking at the cover that this was a PNR! There seems like a lot going on, definitely a start at the beginning. I’m curious about these characters, the dynamics sound really interesting!

    • It is a PNR. It does have a bit of a UF feel because it has a great overall story arc that follows the whole series. I like PNRs that do that. Then if I’m not a huge fan of the couple, I can still enjoy the story. It does make it harder to pick up the series out of order.
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  13. Ahh I definitely need to get these read. I’ve enjoyed her others so much. It is funny how you can land in those reading streaks. I managed to get 3 Sebastians and all called Bast in like 2 weeks time. lol
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  14. this one sounds quite well done and it’s nice to have characters like that! One day I’ll have to try a book by this author!

  15. What a coincidence you read four books in a row with scientists as characters. He sure has a scientific view on love and I can see how that can hurt her to view love so scientifically. I am glad to hear you’re enjoying this series even though you don’t love the romance.
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  16. Audio books a re not my face, but the characters sound interesting and the story a unique one. Loved the review! Hugs…RO

  17. Seriously. One day I will read Rebecca Zanetti. I was supposed to read one of her books for book club this month and I ran out of time. I need to try her in audio, seeing as you like the narrator so much, since I tend to do better with audiobooks – I read so much faster that way. But this sure does sound up my alley – geeky hero! hell yes 🙂

    • This is the second series that I’ve listened to by Rebecca Zanetti, but with Karen White narrating. The first one was her Sin Brothers series. It is more romantic suspense and is only four books long. I really loved that series. This series I like a lot, but not quite as much. I do have the next book in this series and really excited to hear the youngest brother’s story.
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