Deacon Audiobook by Kit Rocha (REVIEW)

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Review of: Deacon Audiobook
Kit Rocha

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On January 17, 2019
Last modified:January 13, 2019


Deacon Audiobook

By: Kit Rocha

Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov

Published by: Tantor Audio 11/20/18

Deacon (Gideon's Riders #2) by Kit Rocha read by Tatiana Sokolov

4.5 stars rating

Gideon’s Riders #2

7 hrs and 53 mins

Genre: Dystopian Romance

Deacon Audiobook Sample

Deacon Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

We are back in the world of Sector One and Gideon’s Riders. The Riders are a group of soldiers who are an extension of Gideon’s will. They look at themselves as having one foot in the grave, because they are willing to die for Gideon and Sector One.

Deacon has a bad history before he came to Sector One and became a Rider. He is now the leader of the Riders. Gideon knows is past, but the other Riders do not. When it comes back to haunt him, he must fess up to the Riders. He even steps down while they have a chance to decide if they still want to follow him.

Ana is the only female Rider. Her father was a Rider and will be sainted soon. She has a lot of weight on her soldiers. The other Riders have no idea how much the pressure is on her. She feels the weight of every little girl who looks up to her.

The Rider’s generally don’t have real relationships. The idea was to prevent them from leaving someone behind when they die protecting the sector. Plus, Ana is very concerned about people thinking she’s sleeping her way into the Riders.

Again, this is a fun combination of romance, action, mystery and really great characters. I love seeing this all play out. Watching Deacon regain the trust of his Riders while facing his past was a lot of fun. Watching Ana struggle with the pressure of being the only female Rider was exciting as well.

There is a great heart-to-heart conversation between Ana and Gideon towards the end of the book. She confesses how much pressure she feels being the only female Rider. He also talks with her about defying leadership in public. That she can still disagree, but that you have to show a united front, so have those discussions at another time. Ana really grows as a leader in this book.

Deacon Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

Tatiana Sokolov continues to do a great job with the narration of this book. Her pace and tone are always perfect for the wide variety of scenes in this story. She does a good job with the male voices, of which there are many. Her female voices are great. If you haven’t tried her, I highly recommend you give her a try.

Author: Kit Rocha

Bree & Donna met while writing X-Men fanfic in 2000 and became BFFs 4Evah. When Bree’s fallback job as a salesperson for non-denominational angel paraphernalia could no longer support her California rent, Donna invited her to move to Alabama and live with her. After meeting their husbands in a table top RPG at the local comic book store, they served as each others’ Maids of Honor in 2004. In 2007 they decided that they should return to That Writing Thing they’d always loved, but this time writing original characters–together. The rest is history.

They currently live in the backwoods in Alabama, three miles apart, and spend their non-writing time caring for their combined 9 cats, 3 dogs and 15 chickens. (Oh, yeah, and Donna’s kids.) You can follow their Kit Rocha twitter account or keep up with their individual adventures at @mostlybree and @totallydonna. They have a Patreon where they post behind-the-scenes glimpses of their life, a Facebook page and a reader group where they hang with all their favorite readers.

In their free time, they make jewelry and crafts and sell them on etsy.

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Narrator: Tatiana Sokolov

Tatiana Sokolov narrates a variety of fiction but especially likes saucy romances. She lives in the Midwest with her menagerie of pets.

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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.


Reviewed by:

ML Simmons Reviewer

  • 4.5
    editor rating
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. hmm, I’ve never tried this author. Thanks Melanie 🙂

    • I really love this author. While, I love their stories, it is the characters that keep me coming back. They write amazing characters.

  2. I haven’t seen this author or series before. It sounds interesting. I haven’t read a good dystopian romance in a long time. I will have to try to get to this.

    • I hope you get a chance to try it. It is my favorite dystopian romance.

  3. This sounds like a great series. I’ll have to check it out for sure. It’s new to me.

    • I really love this series. I hope you get a chance to try it.

  4. I really liked this one – and the series in general. While the action, romance, adventure parts are all great, it’s the interpersonal connections and character growth that make the books super! Thanks for introducing me to them! Now… I need more!!

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying it. Maybe one day, you can try the Beyond series too.

  5. I’ve seen this author around but haven’t read her books. Maybe one day because this sounds pretty good.

  6. I have a harder time with dystopian, but this sounds really good. So many books! You just keep loading up my TBR!

    • The characters in this series are so amazing. This is a kinda weird dystopian. The world is mostly back to running the way in a new fashion. So, the story isn’t very much about surviving after the disaster. Though there was a war that took place right before the start of book one, so they are still recovering from that.

  7. This sounds really good. I may have to check out both this series and the narrator. Glad you enjoyed this one!

    • The narrator for the Beyond series is really good too (though she’s retired before finishing the series, so there will be a different narrator for the books not yet available on audio, but should be later this year. Hopefully)

  8. This sounds like an extraordinary series, Melanie. And, I love this narrator, too. Excellent review of a complicated world.

    • Between this series and the Beyond series, I’ve struggled with trying to explain the world. It is very complicated, but so much fun.

  9. I’m getting ready to jump back into the Beyond series soon. Once I’m done I’ll check this one out even though it doesn’t seem to be as erotica as the Beyond. 😉

    • Correct, it isn’t as erotic as the Beyond series. While Sector one has people with multiple wives and husbands (no matter the gender), so far, all the books have been straight couples. I wouldn’t hold that against the series though. LOL 😀

  10. Great review. I keep hearing so many great things about this series and I have book one for my romanceopoly reading challenge.

    • I hope you enjoy this series as much as I have. I think this author pair writes amazing characters.

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