Archangel’s Viper Audiobook by Nalini Singh (REVIEW)

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Review of: Archangel's Viper Audiobook
Nalini Singh

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On October 31, 2017
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Archangel’s Viper Audiobook

By: Nalini Singh

Narrated by: Justine Eyre

Published by: Tantor Media 9/27/2017

Archangel's Viper Audiobook by Nalini Singh

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Guild Hunter Series #10

10 hrs and 57 mins

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Archangel’s Viper Audiobook Sample

Archangel’s Viper Audiobook

5 Hearts

Viper has been an interesting character since the very beginning of this series. He is a vampire and a member of Raphael’s Seven. Viper isn’t like any other vampire. There is absolutely not anyone else like him. He was turned by Neha, the Queen of poisons and snakes. None of the other vampires she turned, ended up like him. He has slitted eyes, poison in his blood and he can entrance people with his eyes. He is also the youngest of the Seven, but that doesn’t make him any less deadly. All of the Seven respect him, even if he is only 350 years old.

Holly was kidnapped a few books ago by the archangel Uram. He was in a mad rage and forced her to drink an awful lot of his blood. It changed her. She isn’t a vampire. She still needs regular food to survive, but she also needs blood. Holly fights this other side of her nature. She doesn’t want to drink blood. She doesn’t want to be this thing that she’s become. It has been a few years since this happened to her. She is getting control of herself. She lives in the tower and is working with Janvier and Ashwini. Venom has always been a part of her training, because they are very similar in that Holly has some reptile tendencies too, but that has always been from afar since Venom was out of the territory on a mission. Now he is back in New York, they have to work together in person.

This was a fun story. I really enjoyed getting to spend this time with Holly and Venom. I loved seeing them come together. I really enjoyed learning more about the mysterious Venom and his past.

So this story overlaps with Archangel’s Heart. Dimitri is running the territory because Raphael and Elena are at a meeting with the other archangels. So we don’t see much of them in this book. There aren’t a large cast of characters in this book. It is mostly Holly and Venom as they track someone who has put a bounty on Holly’s head. Janvier, Ashwini and Dimitri all make appearances. Blue Bell, of course, has some page time (I think Singh would have a revolt on her hands if she didn’t include him some LOL).

Overall, this is a great addition to the series. Not only is the story of Venom and Holly nice, it moves the overall story arc forward. I would’ve liked to have more time with some of the other characters in the series, but then I will probably always say that. I just love the characters in this series so much.

Archangel’s Viper Narration

4.5 Hearts

I just love Angela Dawe’s narration of this series so much. I’ve been listening to this series for a long time now (I can’t remember when I first started listening), but I haven’t gone back to reading since then. I think she does a great job with the male and female characters. I feel like she brings all the characters to life. I would highly recommend her.

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

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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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. This series is on my wish list and I really need to get to it soon!

  2. I’m so behind on this series, I don’t even remember what book I left off on. Happy Halloween!!!

    • It is so easy to get behind on series. Happy Halloween to you too. 🙂

    • She has two really fun series. I love them both. It is easy to get behind, because she has a new book for each series every year.

  3. I was dying for this particular story, too. They were such a pair with their snappy comebacks and mysterious backgrounds.

    Great review, Melanie!

    Happy Halloween!

    • I hope you had a great Halloween, too. This was such a great pair. I always worry about characters that I really want. Sometimes they don’t live up to the hype. This one did.

  4. I only read book 1… I’m so late…

    • It is so easy to get behind on series, even when we enjoy them. 🙂

  5. Such a fun book! The characters in this series are awesome and I truly do love Viper!

  6. I really want to read / listen to more of this author. It won’t happen this year though. Anne

    • I can highly recommend this series and the Psy-Changelng series. I would tell you to pick between shifters/psychics or vampires/angels. Both are really good and I love them both on audio. I haven’t tried her contemporary, but I’ve heard really good things.

      • I definitely want to start with the shifters / psychics. Anne

        • I do love the Psy/Changeling series. She has a great take on shifters.

  7. I agree with everything you said about Archangel’s Viper, Melanie! Nalini Sinh has built an amazing world with both this series and the psy-changeling series, and I am always totally immersed into the lives, loves and hurts of her characters.
    I’m happy you loved this installment as much as I did.

    • Agreed. This and Psy-Changling are both so much fun. I’m always excited for the next book.

  8. I really liked this one, too. But I felt it was more Holly’s story than Viper.

    • It was more Holly’s story, but still very interesting, so I didn’t mind. I did love what we learned about Viper.

    • It is very easy to get behind. I do love Nalini Sighn’s books.

  9. That sounds awesome he has some snake like powers as a vampire. Those two sound like an interesting couple. And that’s awesome the narration for these books is so well done.

    • Viper is a very interesting character. I’m glad he finally has someone.

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