Ecstasy Untamed Audiobook by Pamela Palmer (review)

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Review of: Ecstasy Untamed Audiobook
Pamela Palmer

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On December 5, 2014
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Ecstasy Untamed Audiobook

By: Pamela Palmer

Narrated by: Rob Shapiro

Published by: Tantor Audio, 10/21/2014

Ecstasy Untamed Audiobook


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Feral Warriors Series # 6

11 hrs and 11 mins

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Shattered by recent nightmarish events, Hawke feels his bond with his animal spirit weakening-and once it breaks, he’s finished. The arrival of Faith sends his life spinning even further out of control, for although she delights him and inflames his deepest primal passions, she’s promised to Maxim, the newest Feral Warrior.

Faith is drawn to Hawke from the start, but Maxim holds her in his thrall and has secretly bent her to his malevolent will. Though gravely damaged, Hawke is the only one who can end Faith’s slavery and protect the Feral Warriors from Maxim’s evil designs. But first they both must embrace the wild – and surrender body and soul to a forbidden, all-consuming ecstasy.

©2011 Pamela Palmer (P)2014 Tantor Media


Ecstasy Untamed Audiobook Sample

Ecstasy Untamed

My thoughts - 4.0 Hearts

In this sixth installment of Palmer’s Feral Warriors series, we have Hawke is recovering from the events that take place in the previous book. He isn’t doing well with his animal, but then he has never really trusted the Hawke inside him.

Faith is a Therian, but she has live among humans for most of her life. She moves all around Europe helping street kids get their lives together. While out and about she stumbles upon Maxim, a newly marked Feral Warrior, and there is an instant connection between the two. They both feel it and assume that they are mates. Faith is then, some what reluctantly, forced to accompany Maxim to the US to join the Feral Warriors.

Once the pair arrives at Feral House, there is also an instant attraction between Hawke and Faith, but she is with Maxim, even if it has only been for a day. This makes things very difficult for the three of them. Maxim is an arrogant, douchebag who thinks he should be living as a king. He complains constantly about the lack of formality, the size of his room, and is extremely jealous of Hawke’s attention to Faith. Hawke is doing his absolute best to be a gentleman and just be nice to Faith and not do anything to even attempt to poach from another warrior, no matter what he wants, but Maxim still can’t keep his jealously under control.

Ecstasy untamed‘s story is the darkest story that I’ve read by Palmer. If you’ve read her Vamp City novels, you know that is really saying something. I was amazed at how far she took things in this book. The torture that she forces her immortal, quickly healing characters made my jaw drop.

Feral House is full of testosterone and some mistrust between the Ferals. There are a bunch of new characters that show up at Feral House. Some are better than others. There is a ton of action, especially in the second half of the book. There are some things that happened that I was not expecting.

Ecstasy Untamed Audiobook Narration

My review - 3.5 Hearts
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The issue that I had with Rob Shapiro‘s narration in the previous book, was not an issue with this one. In the previous book, he lowered his voice so much for the women that I couldn’t hear what they were saying. I don’t know why he did that with that book, because he hadn’t done it with the previous books and didn’t with this one. He really brought out the darkest that was in Maxim and really helped me to feel what an evil bastard that guy was.

Pamela Palmer

Author Pamela Palmer

Pamela Palmer grew up in an Air Force household as her father was an Air Force pilot. She dreamed of being an astronaut as a child. She graduated Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and began working for a major computer manufacturer. She eventually turned to writing after having married and given birth to two children. She has also written under the name Pamela Montgomerie. As Montgomerie she writes historical time travel romance novels, while as using her real name, Palmer, she writes dark paranormal romance.



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Rob Shapiro NarratorRob Shapiro got his professional start as an entertainer doing stand-up in Minneapolis while still in high school (the Children’s Theatre Company & School of Minneapolis). As a voice-over artist, he can be heard narrating such audiobooks as the bestselling The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick, Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan, and the fantasy noir Low Town by Daniel Polansky.


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

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  1. I’m not a fan of torture, but I’ve never read this author before and I’m intrigued. Great review !

    • Thanks. This author writes some of the darkest paranormal romance that I’ve ever read. I’ve read some pretty dark stuff. There was one scene in this book that really shocked me. It wasn’t detailed, but I still can’t imagine. It was a good read. I can’t wait for the next one. I should have it soon, I got an email that the CDs shipped. 🙂

  2. Whoa! This book was darker that her Vamp City series? I didn’t think that was even possible, especially given that these are supposed to be PNR. Torture makes me queasy, I can watch it on TV, but not so much read it. I think I have an overly active imagination which is both a blessing and a curse. Also, it’s tough to find a good narrator that can do women’s voices properly.

    • Yea, I was surprised at the torture in this one. It is right up there with Vamp City novels. It isn’t detailed and I don’t know if that makes it better or worse, probably both.

      I know not all narrators can be Robert Petkoff, so I know I have high standards. I need to listen to another book by Petkoff soon. I have one already downloaded waiting on me. 🙂

      • I’m on the verge of owning all of the IAD audiobooks, now if I can just track down a copy of that elusive #7!

        • Don’t use Audible’s list, it is messed up in the numbering. Look at the order on Goodreads. Audible actually has Deep Kiss of Winter twice (Audible list it as 7 and 8 for some reason), the all the numbers are wrong after that.

          • I’m finding it difficult to pinpoint the correct series reading order. There are so many conflicting sources.

  3. I never shy away from dark reads and I have her Vampire series and it’s dark too?? Well then, I think I know what I’ll be reading next week!

    • Yes, her Vamp City series is very dark. It is a UF series. I love it and can’t wait for book three to come out.

  4. I heard different things about this author and I’m quite anxious I confess. I’ll have to try one day to see how she writes. But it’s already book 6? Sooooo behind. I’m glad you had a good time with it.

    • There is a total of 8 books in this series. The series is complete, though not all the audiobooks have been released yet. I know the feeling, I keep seeing more and more series that I want to start. I need more time to read/listen.

  5. Thanks for the great review. This is a new to me author may have to try the series. Should they be read in order?

    • Thanks. Yes, please read in order. While the romances are different for each book, the overall story arc means it is best to read in order.

  6. Ecstasy Untamed sounds really good, Melanie, but I think I’d rather read it than listen to it… If it’s very dark, I prefer to make myself scared rather than having a narrator do that for me 😀
    Great review! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

    • This is the darkest in this series. Her Vamp City UF series is really dark too. I like it even better than this one, but it isn’t on audio.

  7. I like when books get dark. I haven’t tried this series yet but you got my attention.

    • I like dark stories too. I think that is why this is one of the stories I like the best in this series. I do recommend reading this series in order, but they are all dark and have a great overall story arc, even if I didn’t enjoy all the heroes and heroines.

  8. Oh wow this sounds intense! I haven’t started this series but I’ll definitely keep it in mind. I liked Shapiro’s voice in the sample.

    • It has been a good series so far. There are only two more books left. I’ve enjoyed Shapiro for the most part. There was one book where he got really soft with the women’s voices that it was hard to hear at times. Overall, it has worked.

  9. You say dark, and I’m in! LOL I love her other series (Vamp City), the only reason I haven’t pick this one up is because I’m in a little of PRN slump, but I was wondering, is there any chance I can listen to this one right away even if it’s out of order?…Would that spoil my experience?

    • You probably could, but you would be missing out on the overall story arc. I would start at the beginning. Truthfully, this series reads more like UF, but with different MCs for each book. The entire series is pretty dark for a PNR.

  10. I’ve read the series up to this one. So when I start my listen of the series this will be be a “new” book for me.

    On the narrator lowering his voice in the last book. It could actually be the recording instead of him. Maybe there was a different sound engineer working on it with him?

    • You could be right. This one is one of my favorites so far. This one and Kougar’s (or however you spell it). I have the next one and will start it hopefully soon.

  11. I demand that I get to live forever. That’s the only way Im going to get to all these books.

    • I love that idea and think I need to do that too. For every book that I listen to, I’m downloading two more. And that is just audiobooks. There are still ebooks on the list too. Ah, to have more time to read. 🙂

  12. I enjoy darker stories so this sounds up my alley. Maxim sounds like he’d get on my nerves pretty fast.

    • Maxim was an arrogant prick, and that doesn’t take into the account that he was also a saddist. There really isn’t a good thing to say about him. If you like dark stories, this is a great PNR for you.

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