Cold Blooded Audiobook By Amanda Carlson (Review)

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Review of: Cold Blooded Audiobook
Amanda Carlson

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On October 11, 2013
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Cold Blooded Audiobook

By: Amanda Carlson

Narrated by: Therese Plummer

Published by Hachette Audio 10/08/2013

Cold Blooded Cover



Jessica McClain Series # 3

10 hrs and 47 mins

Whispersyn for Voice-ready

Urban Fantasy

Magic, mayhem and madness explode in this third installment in the Jessica McClain series.

Jessica McClain is on the run… again. Finally reunited with Rourke, Jessica arrives home to find that her best friend has been kidnapped, her father has vanished, and the supernatural Sects – witches, demons, and sorcerers – don’t even have the courtesy to wait until she is unpacked to attack.

Now, mastering her powers as the sole female werewolf might not be enough to save them. Thrown together in a shaky truce with the Vampire Queen, Jessica must show all the different Sects what the true meaning of “the enemy of my enemy” isor her father will die…

©2013 Amanda Carlson (P)2013 Hachette Audio


Reviewed by MLSimmons

I’m going to try my best to avoid any spoilers for previous books in the Jessica McClain series.  I know it is a newer series by a relatively new author. There are still a lot of people may not have read books one and two yet.  I highly recommend that you resolve that issue ASAP.

Once again, Amanda knocked it out of the park with Cold Blooded.  This book is just as fast paced and action packed as the previous books.  We get to spend plenty of time with some the favorite characters we’ve seen in the past, especially a certain cat that had very little time in book two. *smiles*

This book picks up right were book two left off.  Jessica has found and rescued Rourke.. (Woohoo!)  They finally get their time together, especially some alone.  While it isn’t long lasting, it is well worth it.  My favorite quote comes from Jessica while at Rourke’s cabin, “We broke the counter top.”  This really made me laugh out loud.

Tyler, Danny, Nick, Naomi and Ray are all with Jessica on this adventure.  Jessica goes from one piece of chaos to another, it seems never ending for her.  She visits the witches, fights demons and sorcerers and stops by to see the vampires, and that is just part of the story.

We learn a lot about Jessica.  She is really coming into her powers.  We also learn how powerful her blood really is.  We also meet several other very powerful beings. We also learn a lot about some the powerful beings we already know.  I don’t want to spoil anything, but there is a lot of behind the scenes plotting for power going on.  Jessica learns about much of this as she goes and is very good about taking it all in stride. She is also very good at thinking on her feet to come out on top, even against beings way older and more experienced at negotiations than she is.

Worst part about this book, the cliffhanger end.  I’m not a fan of cliffhangers, I despise them.  The last part of this book is setting up the first adventure into book four.  I say first adventure, because if book four is anything like the first three, then there will be more than one adventure for Jessica and the gang.

The Author

Amanda Carlson


The narrator does a great job.  She started doing the Jessica McClain series with book two.  She does just as good as she did with it.  I love how she voices Danny.  He didn’t have a huge part in this book, but she nails his voice, in my opinion.  She also does a great job with the vampire queen.

If you haven’t tried this series, I highly recommend it.  It is great for people who like strong female leads, werewolves and a lot of action.  If you’ve enjoyed Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, The Hollows by Kim Harrison , Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane and Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs, then I think you’ll love this book.

Voices behind the books

Therese Plummer

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  1. I’m so excited to see that Therese P. is narrating these titles now! YAY! I listened to book #1, and while I loved the book, I wasn’t too happy with the narration. I will definitely be listening to book 2 and 3.. YAY!
    Thanks Melanie 🙂

    • I think Therese does a much better job than the original narrator. Books two and three are very action packed. Poor Jessica, she doesn’t have time to site back and enjoy her mate.

  2. I haven’t tried these in audio yet so I’m glad to hear that you’re diggin’ the narrator. I’m not a fan of cliff hangers either although I understand their necessity at times in books; I still don’t have to like ’em though. LOL Great review. 🙂

    • Thanks. If a cliffhanger is the worst part of the book, I think the author is doing something right. That doesn’t mean I have to like it either.

  3. I have the first book in print and noticed they switched up narrators. So I will probably start in print and then switch to audio.

    • The first narrator is okay, just not nearly as good as Therese. I highly recommend the series to read or listen. I started off reading the first two, but then listened to them again later. This book, I went straight to audio. I’m starting to do that more and more with books if they are available on audio.

  4. I just skimmed because I’m reading this tomorrow! Eep! The second one didn’t give me much gratification, they were stuck in that cave for too damn long but everyone’s saying how hot CB is! Can’t wait!

    • Yes, this is a very fast paced story. There is a ton going on. I think you’ll enjoy.

  5. I have definitely been craving urban fantasy lately. I’ll for sure check this series out. Plus, that cover is hot! 🙂

    • It’s a great series. You’ll want to start with book one, Full Blooded. The audio narrator isn’t as good as the one that does book two and three, but okay. You could also just read, this series’s is good to read as well.

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