Nice Dragons Finish Last Audiobook by Rachel Aaron (REVIEW)

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Review of: Nice Dragons Fisnish Last Audiobook
Rachel Aaron

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On November 27, 2015
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Nice Dragons Finish Last Audiobook

By: Rachel Aaron

Narrated by: Vikas Adam

Published by: Audible Studios 11/18/14

Nice Dragons Finish Last Audiobook by Rachel Aaron

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Heartstrikers #1

13 hrs and 2 mins

Genre: Urban fantasy

Nice Dragons Finish Last Audiobook Sample

Nice Dragons Finish Last Audiobook

4 Hearts

Julius is a young dragon. He isn’t like other dragons. He doesn’t feel any need to be ambitious and take advantage of the weak, especially humans. Ever since he was let out of training, he has been hiding in his room being a professional college student (I so wish I could that), and doing everything in his power to avoid his more powerful siblings and his mother. He wanted to go unnoticed. This is until his mother figures out his plan and kicks him out.

Julius is sent to Detroit with just the clothes on his back. He is forced to work for his brother and do something to show his mother his worth as a dragon or she will eat him. One of his older brothers and a seer sent him a phone with money on it (this is how they use money in the future instead of credit cards), but it isn’t much. Julius is charged with finding another dragon in this town and bring her back to her sisters. Oh, and Detroit is controlled by Algonquin, the Lady of the Great Lakes, and she hates dragons.

Julius hires Marci to help him find this dragon. The dragon is supposed to be at a mage party so he needs to fit in to get into the party. She is going to help him. They instantly hit it off. They become fast friends, with the potential to be more. She is a mage who isn’t without her own issues. She has a mob boss after her.

You can tell the age of siblings based on their name. Each clutch was all named with the same first letter with the first clutch all being As, then Bs and so on. Julius is in the newest group. The Heartstriker clan is the largest clan of dragons and many call their mom, Bathesda, a whore because each clutch has a different father. Bob is the other character in this book that really impresses me. He is the seer. He is about 800 years old. Being that old and being able to see the future has to take a toll on a person, or in this case dragon’s, psyche. He is always saying weird things, showing up out of nowhere. Oh, and he has a pet pigeon that goes everywhere with him, usually on his head.

Nice Dragons Finish Last Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

Vikas Adam does a great job with the narration of this book. It is the first time I’ve ever listened to a book by this narrator. He really brought me into the story. I really felt like he brought out things that were important to the story like, Bathesda’s rage and Bob’s weirdness. He did a great job with male and female voices. I was always able to tell which character was talking. His pace and tone were great. Highly recommended.

Author: Rachel AaronHello, my name is Rachel Aaron, author of Nice Dragons Finish Last, the best-selling writing productivity book 2k to 10k, and The Legend of Eli Monpress, published by Orbit Books. I’m also the author ofFortune’s Pawn, the first book in the rollicking fun Paradox Science Fiction trilogy (now complete) under the name Rachel Bach. Confused yet? I know I am!

I was born and raised in Atlanta, but I currently live a lovely, nerdy, bookish life in Athens, GA with my faster-than-the-speed-of-light son, perpetually understanding husband, and fat weiner dog. I write full time, all the time, but when my family can drag me away from my own books, I love reading fantasy (urban and traditional), Romance (paranormal and Regency), and Science Fiction (all kinds). I also enjoy video games, Minecraft, anime, manga, hanging out at conventions, and overdone, epic things.

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Narrator: Vikas AdamVikas Adam was born in British Columbia and lived in various parts of Canada, the US, and a stint in India, before his parents settled in Dallas. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Directing from Syracuse University, he returned to Dallas and worked professionally as an actor, director, and producer in addition to teaching acting for various non profit arts organizations. He segued into the administrative side as Program Director for Junior Players, Dallas’ oldest non profit youth arts organization but continued to garner critical favor as an actor working with some of Dallas’ most reputable companies. After a number of successful years, Vikas decided it was time to further his craft and chose to attend the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television three-year professional program to secure his Master of Fine Arts in Acting. While packing his bags in preparation for his move, Adam appeared on seven episodes of Pink (2007), a Webby Award winning dark comedy series starring Natalie Raitano. Post graduation has seen Vikas appearing on television as well as various web series and indie films, in addition to a successful career as an audiobook narrator.

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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 love this series. I really enjoyed this audiobook, but I think I liked second one even more. I agree with you, the narrator is really good. 🙂

    • You know, I think I got this recommendation from you, now that I think about it. Thanks for that, by the way. I plan to get book two shortly. I can’t wait to listened to it. I’ve already added book three to my TBR list too.

      • Really? In that case I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      • She recommended it to me. LOL, I’ll have to check it out at some point.

  2. His mother would have eaten him ?! Mmmm… I think I have found a new means of threatening my daughters when they don’t clean their bedroom ^^

    • Hahaha. I think punishments for dragons are pretty stiff. She had a lot of offspring, but I don’t know how many have survived.

  3. Sounds like a good one, not hear this narrator either but he has a nice sound. 🙂

  4. Dragons!! There really aren’t enough dragon-books out there, Melanie, so thanks for bringing this series to my attention.
    I like that the names of each clutch starts with the same letter, and that it goes through the alphabet 😀
    Great review!

    • I agree. I’ve been wanting to spend more time with dragons. I’m planning getting caught up on the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken too.

  5. Oh cool! Didn’t know about these. I’ve been on a streak with dragon shifters lately. Have to add it to the list. Thanks, Melanie!

    • I hope you enjoy them. I’m on a kick too. My next read is a G.A. Aiken book.

  6. I heard so many great things about this one and I confess that I’m quite curious to try it too!

    • It was a fun start to this series. I plan to try book two soon.

  7. Hadn’t heard of this series before, so THANK YOU!! I loveeee dragon characters. I’ll have to try out the audio <333

    • It has been a fun series so far. I think my next Audible download will be book two.

  8. Oh dragons! this series sounds fun! I haven’t read a lot of books with dragons yet. Do they shape shift into dragons? The guy on the cover looks human. And a pet pigeon, that sounds adorable! Great review!

    • They can shift, but there isn’t a lot of it in this book. It takes place in Detroit which is ruled by the Lady of the Lady and she doesn’t like dragons. Dragons really aren’t allowed, so they have to hide who they are while in the city. These dragons are hilarious and terrifying all at the same time.

  9. oh my… well this looks fun, not sure how I would feel about his mother lol

    • It was a fun book. I’m excited to try the next one. Yes, his mother is very scary.

  10. This sounds like a fabulous UF! How in the world did you find this gem? And I agree with everyone else who said it – we need more dragons!! I need to START Aiken’s books 🙁

    • If I remember correctly, I saw a review from TheBookaholicCat. She listened to the audiobook which made me listen to it.

  11. I have long wanted to try this author and series, and I now after reading your review, I think the audio is the way to go. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It was very fun. I had never heard of this author before this book.

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