Hunted Warrior Audiobook by Lindsey Piper (REVIEW)

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Hunted Warrior Audiobook

By: Lindsey Piper

Narrated by: Jim Frangione

Published by: Recorded Books 04/28/2015

Hunted Warrior Audiobook 390


3.5 Hearts Rating Image- Hot Listens

Dragon Kings #3

10 hrs and 35 mis

Paranormal Romance

Hunted Warrior Audiobook Sample

Hunted Warrior

3.5 Hearts

I’ve been a huge fan of the Dragon King series since I picked up book one back in 2013. I will admit that I was surprised when I first started to read this series. With a series title called “Dragon Kings”, I was expecting dragons, and there were none. At first, I was disappointed and was trying to figure out when the dragons would appear. Then I got so engrossed in the story of the characters, that I completely forgot about the lack of dragons.

The world that Ms. Piper has built here is fabulous. It is also dark and gritty. Dragons are a deity that is worshiped. Dragon Kings are their worshipers that are in one of five factions. Each faction has a different superhuman ability. Some have super speed and strength, others have mind powers, etc. In Hunted Warrior, we have Malnefoley, who is the leader of the all five factions, a king if you will. He is charged with finding out why the Dragon Kings are having such difficulty reproducing.

There is also a woman known only as The Pet. She has been the plaything of a sadistic doctor. She is a psychic and able to see the future. She was used to help in reproduction of the Dragon Kings.

There is a lot of excitement and suspense as Mal and The Pet are on a mission to stop the cage fighting that are killing off Dragon Kings. Mal is not a fan of many of the traditions of his past and of his people. The sex is well written, if not always timely.  This book reads like the end of the series (though there is another novella coming out). While I thought this Hunted Warrior was slow to start, it does end with a bang. I was very happy with how it all ended.

Hunted Warrior Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

This book was narrated by Jim Frangione, which is a change of narrator for this series. I don’t know why the change in narrator. I’ve never listened to the previous narrator. This is the first one that I’ve listened to. I had always read the previous books and didn’t even know that these were available on audio until I saw this on the list for review. I’m a big fan of Jim Frangione, from listening to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. He does just as good of a job with this series. It is everything you would expect from him, if you’ve listened before. His men’s voices are very alpha and sexy. His women’s voices are a little overly feminine, but that has never bothered me. I think is his fight scenes and sex scenes are very passionate. I’ve always liked his pacing. He is a narrator that I’m always willing to listen to.

LindseyPiperLindsey Piper is the alter ego of award-winning historical and contemporary romance author Carrie Lofty. Her hotly anticipated 2013 DRAGON KINGS series is her first foray into paranormal fiction. She lives and writes in Chicago.

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Jim Frangione Narrator - Hot ListensJim Frangione has recoded over 100 audiobooks. In addition to Spencer Quinn’s Chet and Bernie Mysteries and his new young adult series, the Bowser and Birdie stories, he is also the narrator for J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood Series and many others. Jim is a NYC-based actor and co-artistic director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab, a new play development forum in Great Barrington, MA. He’s performed on TV, in many of the plays and films of David Mamet, with NY’s Atlantic Theater Company, On and Off Broadway, and at many theaters across the country.


I like to thank Recorded Books 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. Thanks Melanie for the great review! I’m just about to listen to my first BDB novel, The Shadows soon. Can’t wait

    • I’m a huge Jim Frangione fan. There are others who don’t like him. He seems to be a love him or hate him type of narrator. I hope you enjoy.

  2. First time I hear about this dragon series, but they sound good. I think I read only one or two pnr romances with dragon shifters so far and liked them. Thanks for sharing, Melanie!

    • These aren’t dragon shifters, but people who worship a dragon deity. I’m always looking for dragon shifter books, because I love them too. That was what I was expecting with this series. I hope you enjoy.

  3. I could never get into this series…maybe because like you said there were no dragons :), idk. I read the 1st book and didn’t pick it back up. Great review Melanie

    • I was disappointed a bit at first, but I enjoyed the other characters too. Sorry this one didn’t work out for you. Better luck next time. 🙂

  4. -snort- Yeah, I may have done something similar with a different book, but not with dragons. 😀 Glad it still turned out well. I does sound good, and I’m liking the narrator.

    • I still enjoyed this series and it ends with a bang. This narrator is one of my favorites. If he narrated the entire series, I would go back and revisit the entire series on audio.

  5. I wasn’t fully satisfied with this one. I wish she haven’t ended the series yet. I mean the end game is here, they’re “back”, we’ve finally seen the dragon, give us more!

    • Yea, this was my least favorite of the series. I think I rated the other two with a four stars. I was excited that there was finally a dragon.

    • It is very dark, but wonderful world that Ms. Palmer has built.

  6. I had the same reaction when I saw Dragon in the series title. 🙂 I enjoyed this story with Malefoley and Pet particularly that twist at the end.

  7. The concept of dragons that are deities to be worshipped and different factions with different powers sounds very interesting! It sounds suspensfull and like it ends with a bang, which is something I like with series endings. Although it soudns a bit weird the female is calles The Pet, do you ever find out her real name? Great review!

    • Thanks. She does take the name Avyi. She was just under the control of the doctor. It was when she escapes and meets up with Mal that she takes the name.

  8. Fantastic review Melanie. I do like the concept for this series.

    • I was a fun series. I wish this narrator had done all of them, I would go back to the beginning and start over. 🙂

  9. I’d be wondering where the dragons were too! lol And I should really try JFrangione’s narration again. I got one of the BDB books as my first audiobook and couldn’t stop laughing when he cussed. I eventually gave up on listening to it.

    • I like Frangione’s narration of BDB (even though I’m quitting that series, but that is a whole nother story). I thought he fit their ghetto style talking. While they don’t have that in this book, I still enjoyed his narration. I know that there are people who really dislike it. Thanks for stopping by.

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