Kodiak’s Claim Audiobook by Eve Langlais (REVIEW)

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Review of: Kodiak's Claim Audiobook

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Kodiak’s Claim Audiobook

By: Eve Langlais

Narrated by: Chandra Skyye

Published by: Tantor Media 03/03/2015

Kodiak's Claim audiobook


4 Hearts rating image Hot Listens

Kodiak  Point Series #1

6 hrs and 37 mins

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Kodiak’s Claim Audiobook Sample

Hands full taking care of his clan, the last thing Reid Carver needs is a woman poking her cute little nose into his affairs. But when Tammy refuses to back down – and shows the courage to stand up to him – he can’t resist the allure of the curvy city girl. And when a rival clan thinks to use her to force his paw, he’ll show them why you never piss off a Kodiak or threaten what’s his.

Tammy is convinced that all men are scum, even gorgeous ones like Reid. She knows he’s hiding something – something big. She just never expected a real bear hiding underneath all those yummy muscles. But when the truth comes out, and he tries to scare her off with a roar, she shows him that it’s not just bears who have bite.

©2014 Eve Langlais (P)2015 Tantor


Kodiak's Claim

4 Hearts
Melanie S.

I read Kodiak’s Claim when it first came out in ebook format in 2014. I’m a fan of Eve Langlais and have read her books in the past. I’m also a fan of shifters. When I heard that this series was available on audio, I jumped at the chance to revisit book one in this series on audio (note, I had just finished reading the last book in this series).

Reid is former military and is now acting as alpha of Kodiak Point, a small town in rural Alaska. This town is filled with a group of mixed species of shifters. Many of the guys are from Reid’s former military unit, a unit made up entirely of shifters.

Recently, the town’s shipping business has had a run of bad luck. Many of their trucks have gone missing. When the insurance company sends newly single Tammy to investigate, things are heated up to a new level.

There are many things I love about this series and this book. I love that Tammy is an overweight woman who loves food and is okay with her extra pounds. I love how she leaves her boyfriend at the start of the book, using his possessions as fuel to grill herself a steak. She is a tough city girl who isn’t going to let the wilds of Alaska scare her. She even goes after a Kodiak bear with a cast iron skillet, little does she know that the bear is actually Reid.

Reid is not one of my favorite heros of the series, but he isn’t bad. He falls for Tammy and not once does he mention her weight as a bad thing. He even mentions a few times that he isn’t interested in twigs. We do meet a few of the other characters and future heros and heroines of the series. Outfoxed by Love, book two, features Boris, a moose shifter who has quite a fascination with his rack. Jan, is a wiley artic fox with a love of firearms.

Kodiak's Claim Audiobook Narration

2 Hearts
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As much as I love this Kodiak’s Claim, the narration leaved something to be desired. I don’t think that Chandra Skyye was the right narrator for this series. I felt like her narration really left a lot of the humor hanging. Some narrators can really pull off the snarkiness of characters and Skyye just wasn’t that narrator.

I thought that the voices were okay. Travis, who is in his early twenties, sounded like he was closer to fifteen. This does bother me a little, as he is the last hero of the series. I don’t know that I will enjoy listening to a hero who sounds so young.

The pacing was fine, but the tone could’ve used some work. I’m going to try the audiobook for Outfoxed by Love, which is one of my favorites to see if she gets better as the series go on.

Author Eve LanglaisHello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens .

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Or do you like something a little darker, more serious? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

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Chandra Skyye

Chandra Skyye loves bringing characters and stories to life through voice acting and singing the blues. A lover of life, she spends her spare time being creative, appreciating nature, and sharing fun times with nice people and good dogs.


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

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  1. I don’t know why but I’m never really attracted to the books by the author. I don’t know why… But I know I should try before saying anything.. thanks for the review!

    • I’ve seen people comment that they believe some of her work is a little silly, and some of it is. This series, at least in my opinion, is much more humor with suspense.

  2. Well that’s a shame on the narration. I don’t think I could do one (unless YA) where the hero sounded so young. Yay on the story though. I need to get the rest of these read.

    • It was great to revisit this series, even if the narration isn’t great. I just got Outfox by Love to review. I’m hoping that with more under her belt, maybe it will get better and/or grow on me. We’ll see.

  3. I plan on reading this series but had no idea it was on audio! Thanks for sharing Melanie. Hmmm…now to read or listen? 😉

    • I can’t remember how picky you are on narrators. This one is only okay for this series, in my opinion. I just don’t think she brought out humor in the story. It is a great series that I highly recommend if you enjoy humorous shifter series.

  4. Too bad for the narration, but I plan to read that one since I already read Caribou’s gift and love that author 🙂

    • I loved Caribou’s Gift. It was one of my favorites. I don’t normally read many holiday stories. The next two are my overall series favorites, so we’ll see if the narration can grow on me or not.

  5. Ah man, that’s too bad that listening to it left out some of the humor- best part of these stories. It is weird when a character’s voice is so jarring after you’ve already established in your own mind what it should sound like.

    Hopefully Boris and Jan’s story will improve for you, Melanie!

    • I’m hoping to start Outfox by Love soon. Boris is one of my faves, so I’m hoping the narration will grow on me. It’s happened before, so we’ll see.

  6. I love reading her books because no matter how dire the circumstances are, I can always expect a good laugh to go with it. Eve has a wicked sense of humor

    • There are still a bunch of Eve’s stories that I haven’t read yet, but I’ve really enjoyed all the ones that I have. I think I’m going to tackle the Welcome to Hell series next. I read book one as a freebie I picked up last summer.

  7. Great review. I enjoy reading this author’s work but I think my favorite by her was the cyborg series (I only read the first one in that series). I like that she writes her characters with a little meat on their bones but sometimes I find it a bit repetitive that we are constantly reminded that she’s big, beautiful, and happy with her body.

    • I have book one in the cyborg series, picked it up as a freebie. I haven’t read it yet, but will soon. I think I’m going to finish Welcome to Hell and then move on to the Cyborgs next.

  8. Well you know how I felt about this one and the narrator. I’m going to try reading book 2 at some point.

    • I hope so. I love Boris, him and Gene (book three) are my two favorites. I was disappointed in the narration. Such a fun series and this narrator just didn’t portray that.

  9. I don’t know how you read and then listen to the same book. I don’t like rereading though. That’s interesting … I wonder what you would’ve thought of the narration had you not read it first. Such different experiences.

    • I got started in audiobooks by listening to books that I had already read and knew that I liked. Then it grew to include some books that I had never read. Now that is my main form of reading.

      I don’t know what I would’ve thought of the narration if I hadn’t read the book first. I gut feeling is that I still wouldn’t have enjoyed it, but I also wouldn’t have enjoyed the book as much either. Who knows. I am going to try the next book. I have had narrators that either got better as the books went on or they grew on me. I’m hoping that one of the two happens.

  10. Another paranormal romance series I need to check out! Glad you enjoyed it Melanie despite not so good narration.

    • I’m going to try the next one in the series to see if I enjoy the narration better. Sometimes they will grow on me. The series is hilarious. I hope you get a chance to try whether you read or listen.

  11. What a shame the narrator didn’t capture the humor you first loved when you read the book. On a positive note I am curious to read this now

    • This is a very fun series. I am going to give the narrator another shot. I already have the next book, which has my favorite hero and heroine, so we will see how it goes. I hope you enjoy.

  12. Too bad the narrator made this story less than it could have been, Melanie. This is what scares me the most with audiobooks, some narrators have even put me to sleep… on a plane!
    I have this e-book, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet, so I’m happy the story itself is definitely worth reading.

    • I have book two on audio, so I’m going to give it a try to see if I either get used to it or if it gets better. There are other people who didn’t have as much issue with the narration as I did.


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