Dragos Goes to Washington Audiobook by Thea Harrison (REVIEW)

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Review of: Dragos Goes to Washington
Thea Harrison

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On April 5, 2016
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Dragos Goes to Washington Audiobook

By: Thea Harrison

Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake

Published by: Teddy Harrison LLC 11/16/15

Dragos Goes to Washington Audiobook by Thea Harrison

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The Elder Races #8.5

4 hrs and 22 mins

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Dragos Goes to Washington Audiobook Sample

Dragos Goes to Washington Audiobook

4 Hearts

I’ve really enjoyed these novellas of the Cuelebre family. Dragos and Pia have always been my favorite couple in this series, so having these stories where we can go back and spend more time with them has been fun. This story actually takes place before the most recent Elder Races story. There was information from that book that you actually learn about in this story. I read the books out of order, but I don’t think that affected anything about either story.

In Dragos Goes to Washington, Dragos and Pia go to DC to meet with the other leaders of the Elder domains along with the leaders of the human government. The Elders want to work with the humans to try to solve some of the unrest between the two groups from some violence that took place earlier in the series that ended the lives of many humans.

Dragos finds himself in a place where he must be politically correct and hospitable, which is not something that the dragon wants to do. The dragon is well aware of the fact that he could fly over all of these humans that are protesting and burn them all to pieces. However, he must protect all of the Wyr. They have become used to their lives of luxury from living with technology that humans provide. That will be something that would be hard to take everyone away from, if they could even do it logistically.

One of the nights, Dragos and Pia host a dinner at their house in DC that is on Embassy Row. They have the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, Senate Majority and Minority leaders and all of their significant others. Plus all the Elder races domain leaders with their other halves, as well. While this is going on, someone is murdered in Dragos’ home and they tried to make it look like a Wyr did it. Not to mention that Pia isn’t feeling up to normal. Add all of these things together and you have a very grumpy Dragos.

Once again, fun look inside Cuelebre family. Not necessarily required reading for the series, but a fun one that most fans of the series I don’t think would want to miss. There is some of Liam too, at the beginning, but not very much. The scene is also set for the next story in the novella series, Pia Takes Hollywood. I’ll be listening to it soon.

Dragos Goes to Washington Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

Once again, Sophie Eastlake nails the narration. Her male and female voices are always spot on. I love her pace and tone. I did speed up the narration a little more than normal this time. I don’t know why it felt a little slower, but with the increased speed, it felt better for me on this one. I still loved it. If you haven’t tried Sophie Eastlake, I highly recommend her.

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Thea Harrison resides in Colorado.  She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen, and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter.  She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child.

Thea writes in a variety of genres, including the award-winning paranormal Elder Races series and the Game of Shadows novels, and is currently at work on various new projects in sci-fi fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance.

She adores animals and currently resides with two small dogs that have very large personalities.

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Sophie Easlake - Audiobook Narrator- Hot Listens

An avid reader her whole life, Sophie Eastlake happily extends her love of books to her passion for narrating. She lives in New York, where she survives the subway grind with a book in her hand and drops in on every literary reading she can find, while on a never-ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee.

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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 have the 2 first books in the beautiful UK edition but I still need to read them… so late!

    • I always like the UK covers better than the US covers. I’m really behind on many series too.

  2. Another series I haven’t tried yet. Is there a series arc or can the books be read standalone?

    • Some books can be read out of order. I do highly recommend that you read book one first. It introduces the leader of the Wyr clan, Dragos and his now wife Pia. I won’t spoil her Wyr form (it is a secret, even to most of the people in the book. She doesn’t even know at the beginning of the book because she couldn’t shift), but he is a DRAGON.

  3. This is another series that I have on my TBR *hangs head* Glad you enjoyed!! I should read book one this year 😛

    • Book one is one of my favorites. Male is a DRAGON. Female’s is a secret. She doesn’t even know at the beginning of the book because she couldn’t shift. Even after she can shift, they still keep it a secret. This series has been hit or miss. I’ve had books I’ve loved and others that were eh. Depends a lot on the couple.

  4. I’ve become a big Sophie Eastlake fan now that she’s doing Chicagoland Vampires. Glad to know she’s narrating this series. Think I’ll switch over.

    • I like Sophie Eastlake. I think this is the first series I’ve listened to her narrate. I’ve had a few others since this. I stopped Chicagoland Vamps before she took over the narration. There was a certain event that was undone that prevented me from continuing that series.

  5. I really enjoyed this read too. I actually stopped reading this series after the first book (I didn’t think the series would hold my attention). I think I enjoyed Dragos Goes to Washington and Pia’s book after because it was all about Pia and Dragos lol.

    • This series is very hit or miss for me. It all depends on the couple. Some PNR series have enough of the overall story arc that keeps me engaged, even if I don’t enjoy the couple. This series doesn’t have that overall story arc as much. This means you can pick and choose the stories more, but I’m also more picky about the stories.

  6. I have been saying since this series came out that I need to read it. I love the sound of dragon shifters, and now the series is almost at nine books. ARGH! Big fail on my part. Still, I am glad to see you are still enjoying the series after so many books.

    • I loved book one with Dragos and Pia. They are great. Some of the others have been a little more lackluster. It all depends on the couple. Dragos and Pia are still my favorite couple.

  7. I always love short stories like that where you can revisit your favourite couple or series. Coincidentally I am currently reading a short story collection of a series I really enjoyed, it’s fun to be back in that world even if for a little while. Even when short stories like that aren’t required they often are still fun and add something to the story. I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one 🙂

    • Exactly. I think that is what makes them so much fun. Just spending time with our favorite characters. It is also great when you get to spend time with secondary characters who may not get as much page time in the main series.

  8. I’m glad it was a 4 star read. Love this series but I sorta lost interest in the novellas. =(

  9. I started listening to the sample and thought “oh man, this needs to be sped up”, and then I read what you said. lol. It sounds good though.

    • I listen to pretty much everything at 1.25x. I’ve even listened to some at 1.5x.

      • Same here, I always have it on 1.25 or 1.5. But she seems to be narrating slower than normal. I might have to put it on 2x. lol

  10. Still need to start this series, but this is cool that there are revisits with favorite couples. I haven’t listened to any by this narrator, but that’s great that she nailed all the voices.

    • There are so many series that I still need to try too. So many great authors out there.

  11. I have some of these in paperback and really wanted to start the series. Would you advise the audio? Ha! That was a silly question! I may also have one or two on audio. Those darn 2 for 1 credit deals always have me picking up books for my TBR!

    • I do love this narrator. I’m almost always a audio first, if it is available. This isn’t one of my MUST ONLY LISTEN series, though. I know those 2 for 1 credit deals. LOL

  12. I love in between novella series snippets. Thanks for the great review!!

    • They are fun to mix in between deeper reads for something to relax to. 🙂

  13. Glad to see you enjoyed this novella. I do enjoy the Cuelebre family. Great review!

    • They are a lot of fun. I still need to listen to the other two.

  14. This sounds good, and I like that these are shorter audios. I will add book one and give them a go.

    • Book one is a full length book, but it is great. The hero is a dragon. The heroine is a shifter, but her form is a secret. She doesn’t even know what it is at the beginning of the book because she can’t shift. Once she does, they still keep it a secret because her kind is so rare.

  15. I don’t think I’ve listened to anything by Sophie Eastlake but I love the sound of her narration in the sample! I really need to check out this series but I am so very behind on catching up with the series I’ve already started… So many books so little time!

    • I completely know the feeling. There are so many series that I feel the same way with. I just started a series earlier this week that I’m so far behind. It is on everyone’s must-read list and I’m just starting. I’ll have a review posted soon.

  16. Melanie, you have to stop reviewing books that feel like they are ‘must-haves’!! I don’t have any more room even on my virtual shelves right now – but I can see that Dragos Goes to Washington will have to be added somehow 😉

    • I know the feeling. I swear for every book I read/listen to I add at least three more books to read. So many books, so little time. Not a horrible problem to have.

  17. Ahhh I feel like one of the last reader girls to tackle this series. lol I know I need to. Love Eastlake’s narrations. That just might push me over the edge to grabbing them 😀

    • I feel the same way about several series. There are just entirely too many great authors out there with great series we all need to read/listen to. Not a bad problem to have. We will never run out of good books to read.

  18. You keep making me realize how far behind I am in series, Melanie! 😉 I really enjoyed this series – especially Dragos and Pia because…DRAGONS! I’m happy you enjoyed spending some extra time with them. I got to meet Thea when she did a signing at the Barnes & Noble where I work. She’s very kind. 🙂 Hmm, I’m thinking I’m going to be catching up in this series via audio.
    Happy Friday!

    • It is always fun when you get to meet an author and they are as nice as you want them to be. I agree with you. How can you not love Dragos and Pia? I mean you have DRAGONS and then Pia’s secret shifter form too. 😉 I hope you enjoy the series on audio as much as I have. I’ve actually only listened to the series. It is one of the first series that I started on audio. Happy Friday to you too. 🙂

  19. I love novellas for this very reason. This might be a good way to check the series out. 🙂

    • I would start with book one. It introduces these characters. I mean, it has a DRAGON as the hero. The heroine is a super secret and very rare shifter type. I won’t tell you what she is, but you learn in book one.

    • There are not enough good dragon books. I love this series, even if it only has one dragon. G.A. Aiken is still my favorite.

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