In a Badger Way Audiobook by Shelly Laurenston (REVIEW)

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Review of: In ABadger Way Audiobook
Shelly Laurenston

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On May 2, 2019
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In a Badger Way Audiobook

By: Shelly Laurenston

Narrated by: Charlotte Kane

Published by Tantor Media 03/26/19

In a Badger Way (The Honey Badgers Chronicles #2) by Shelly Laurenston read by Charlotte Kane

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In a Badger Way Audiobook

4 Hearts

I really love Shelly Laurenston’s stories. They are full of snark and fun characters. In this book we get to see the next McKilligan sister meet up with her man. Stevie is the baby sister. She’s also a prodigy in several fields including science and music. Her shifter shape is quite interesting and makes her sisters very protective of her.

So two of the McKilligan sisters are hybrids (Charlie and Stevie with middle sister Max being full honey badger), with their father being a honey badger. Their other half varies, as they all have different mothers. Stevie is half tiger.

Stevie also gets along really well with the Jean-Louis Parker family that we originally meet in Wolf with Benefits (Pride #8). They are a family of jackal prodigies. They are all very narcissistic and exceptional at each of their talents. It is probably because Stevie understands them, being a prodigy herself. She is more down to earth than the Jackals, probably because of her crazy sisters. Not to mention the crazy honey badger family. She also has some anxiety which has affected her career and her personal life. She’s also terrified of bears, which makes living among them difficult. There’s a great scene where she overrides her fear by screaming “BEARS!!” as she runs past them, leaving the bears to scratch their heads.

Shen Li is a panda shifter that we meet in Bite Me (Pride #9). He is working as a bodyguard for Kyle Jean-Louis Parker, who is staying at the McKilligan house. Shen is exactly what you think a panda shifter would be like. He’s constantly crunching on bamboo. He’s also very laid back and just rolls with almost anything (hence his ability to deal with Kyle, who is a pain in the rear).

I really love these Shelly Laurenston romances. They have a fun mix of romance, suspense, snark and over-the-top characters that always make me laugh. She is a go-to for a feel good story to get me out of a bad mood and this story was no different.

In a Badger Way Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

I’m not sure why Charlotte Kane didn’t read the first book in this series (Not that I minded Traci Odom’s narration. She did a great job too). But she’s back for this book (she also reads the entire Pride series. This series is a spinoff from that series). Charlotte does a great job with the narration. I love all the voices that she chose for each character. I think they all fit their personalities perfectly. There is a large cast with very different personalities and she handles it very well. She really brings out the humor in the series.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Shelly Laurenston is also The New York Times Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info on G.A.’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, check out her website at

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Narrator: Charlotte Kane

Charlotte Kane is a classically trained actor with numerous film, television, and voice-over credits. She has also appeared on stage in London, Los Angeles, and New York. Telling stories, in whatever way, has always been Charlotte’s passion, and audiobook narration has become the unexpected niche where her love of books and her love of storytelling come together in an incredible, inevitable fusion.

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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.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
Iโ€™m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. Iโ€™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, doesnโ€™t matter the flavor.


  1. nive review Melanie, I thought I was going crazy because I thought I already read your review of this but it was someone else LOL Thanks for sharing

    • This book has made the rounds of book blogs. I’m a bit behind. But you’re not crazy. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. This sounds like so much fun. Of course, It’s Laurenston so I know it is. But honey badgers and panda shifters?!? I’ll have to get back to reading/listening this series someday. Great review!

    • I just love her shifters so much. They are always good for a laugh.

  3. Honey badgers and panda shifters, now that is something you donโ€™t get to read about every day.

    • That’s what I love about Laurenston’s shifters. She does so many species that others don’t.

  4. He was the best! I loved when he hang in that tree eating bamboo, lol!

  5. It was madcap mayhem half the time and had me chuckling. This was my first of her books and I can see why you find them great for when you want something light and fun.

    • They are so much fun. I hope you go back and listen to the Pride series. Just as much fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Loved this one. Stevie is so funny! I thought her lack of memory for all the other Jean-Louis family members, but remembered Kyle was hilarious. Cooper was so confused!

  7. I love shifter books. I really like reading this authors books.

  8. SO glad you enjoyed. As you know, I DNF’d. I think if I’d read/listened to the Pride series, I may have stuck with these books, but it’s just too much for me.

    • I understand. You know I had the same issue with the Pell books by Hearne.

  9. This sounds so fun Melanie!I’ve not read any by this author or heard this narrator either but it sounds like that I need to!

    • You might recognize this narrator if you listened to her, she uses more than one name. This author too. She is also G.A. Aiken, where she has a fantasy series about dragons.

  10. I have not read this author yet, but I know I need to as I do love a good shifter/romance/snark book. ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you are still enjoying the series.

  11. I like the different shifters and snark. Great review Melanie.

    • She’s so much fun, whether you read this pen name or G.A. Aiken.

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