Into the Fire Audiobook by Jeaniene Frost (REVIEW)

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Review of: Into the Fire Audiobook
Jeaniene Frost

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On March 14, 2017
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Into the Fire Audiobook

By: Jeaniene Frost

Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert

Publishedby: Harper Audio  02/28/2017

Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

4.5 stars rating

Night Prince #3 Series

9 hrs and 8 mins

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Into the Fire Audiobook Sample

Into the Fire Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

This is the last book in the Night Prince series which is a spin off the Night Huntress series. This series can be read without having read the original series, though you will get more enjoyment if you read all the books starting with Halfway to the Grave (Goodreads has the entire set of books in this world in chronological order.)

The story in this book is that Vlad and Leila are searching for a relative of Vlad’s named Mircea. Leila and Mircea are magically tied together. When one hurts themselves, the same injury appears on the other. Problem is that Mircea has a vendetta against Vlad and is taking it out on Leila. That is until he’s kidnapped himself and used as blackmail against Vlad. If Mircea is killed, the Leila will die as well.

This story we learn about Leila and her ancestry. We get some time with her sister and her old vampire friend, Marty. Mencheres has a decent amount of time in this book. Ian is the side character with the most page time. There is no page time with Cat or Bones, though their house makes an appearance.

There is a lot of Vlad being overbearing, overprotective, demanding and secretive. Or, you know, Vlad being Vlad. Vlad puts quite the strain on not only his relationship with Leila, but also some other friends with his secrets in this book.

This was a pretty good wrap of to this series. The one thing that I would say about it, it felt almost more like a building block for Ian’s book(s) than a finale of Vlad’s series. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it. It was a great story. I loved the parts of Leila and her sister learning more about their mother’s heritage. I loved spending time with Ian. I just think that bigger things happen with Ian than Vlad and Leila. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book set in this universe. I don’t know how many more that Ms. Frost has planned, but I’m excited for them.

Vlad gave Ian a level look, “You don’t truly believe that.”
“I don’t” Ian agreed with a laugh. “But I’ve been wrong before. Think it was on a Tuesday.”

A wolfish smile curled Vlad’s mouth. “It appears you’re right — I simply can’t go an entire day without murdering someone.”

“If I were anyone else, I’d be terrified at pissing off the legendary Vlad Tepesh, meaning “Impaler,” aka Dracula, aka don’t-ever-call-him-Dracula-if-you-want-to-live, but I was Mrs. Vlad Dracul, thank you very much. Uncrowned prince of darkness or no, Vlad wasn’t pulling this crap with me.”

Into the Fire Audiobook Narration

5 Hearts

I’ve been listening to Tavia Gilbert narrate the books of this world for a long time now. I’ve really enjoyed her narration. I now go straight to audio for every book in this series. I love the voices that she does. I like her accents. I think she does a great job bringing out the snark in these characters. This isn’t the only series I’ve listened to with Gilbert as the narrator. She is a favorite of mind. If you haven’t given her a try, I highly recommend her.

Author Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

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Narrator Tavia Gilbert

Narrator Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is an award-winning narrator with nearly 300 audiobooks under her belt. Contemporary and literary fiction, biography and memoir, fantasy, romance, children’s literature, science and religion.

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.

I like to thank Harper Audio 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. I am so behind in this series it’s not even funny, Melanie! I’m elated to know it keeps being so good, though. Once I finish that pesky thesis, I’ll do nothing but read for days!!!
    Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading 🙂

  2. Great review of yet another author on my wish list. Thanks Melanie!!!

    • I really love Jeaniene Frost. She brings great snark and action to her series.

  3. I keep thinking I need to check out this series. I haven’t finished the Night Huntress series, I think I gave up with two books to go, it just wasn’t working for me anymore. Maybe I should check out this series and then go back. Glad to hear that this was a win for you!

    • You can read Night Prince without reading Night Huntress. Maybe it will work better for you.

  4. I’m sure I’ll be reading this one at some point. I love her books and the reviews for this one have been pretty good.

  5. Can’t wait to listen to this one! Great review and thanks for the heads up about Ian.

  6. I am so excited to get to this one. I was so glad to hear Ian was getting his own books. I’m hoping they contain his good humor. He always makes me laugh. Were the situations Vlad and Leila get in really intense? Like the kind that pull me in and keep me reading like crazy?

    • I think it will keep you glued to the page (or earbuds in your ears). It was Vlad being Vlad. Very angry and secretive.

  7. I enjoyed learning more about her heritage! And you’re right, it did feel like it was leading up for Ian’s books. Glad you enjoyed 😀

    • I wasn’t expecting that about her ancestors at all. It was a nice surprise.

  8. I’m one back on this one, but I still had to peek knowing this was the finale for Vlad and Leila. Didn’t realize Ian was up next. That’s great news.

    Tavia Gilbert has recently become a favorite narrator for me. For the first time, I actually hunted down a whole series in audio rather than the e-books because of a narrator. 🙂

    • I really love Tavia Gilbert. She does an amazing job. She narrates the Demon Slayer series by Angie Fox too.

  9. For some reason I put her series (both of them) on hold even though I loved them. I have no idea why. I really should pick them back up again.

    • I’ve done that with a few authors (Kelley Armstrong for one). No idea why I got so far behind on her stuff. She’s a favorite author of mine. It just happens sometimes, I guess.

  10. I haven’t gotten through all the Cat and Bones books. I’m so behind! I cannot wait to catch up to his books (trying to read in order-ish LOL). I didn’t love it on audio (I only did one) but perhaps it was just me and the timing. I do think I’ll try it again on audio.

    • I’ve heard a few people who haven’t liked the audio. I’m a fan. Fun stories whether you read or listen. 🙂

  11. I need to finish the Cat and Bones series, I made the mistake of reading them back to back and got burned out..I have no idea how people like my daughter can read all the books in a series like that.

    • I can’t do that either. I usually put a few books in between each read. It takes me longer to get through a series (if it is an old series that has a bunch of books out), but I’m like you and get burnt out. I hope you’ll get back to the Cat & Bones series and the spin off books.

  12. Okay, now that I have finished the book, I can read your review. I’m giving it a C-… It was beyond annoying for so much of the book. I’m with Jennifer (BookNympho) in that Ian was probably the best part of the book – and based on what happened to him, I will probably listen to his story. I did like the action that occurred in the last 1/3 of the book. But the whining… Leila didn’t deserve to live. And Vlad’s darkness, just over the top for me. *sigh*

    • I really loved Ian. I also loved learning more about Leila’s heritage. Vlad is a little over the top, but it has never bothered me much. You can tell that he loves her so much. But I also understand how it can off-putting, too. Bring on Ian’s book. I hope we don’t have to wait too long. I’m also curious if anyone else will get books. I would love to see Tate or Cat’s mom get a book.

  13. I’m going to have to do a reread of this series to get a feel of all the characters involved again. Right now all I can remember is Lelia’s character.

    • Yes, there are a ton of other great characters including Marty, Maximus, her sister (the name escapes me at the moment).

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