Night Shift Audiobook by Singh, Andrews, Shearin & Vane.

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Review of: Night Shift Audiobook
Nalini Singh

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On November 24, 2014
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Night Shift Audiobook

By:  Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, & Milla Vane (Meljean Brook)

Narrated by: Angela Dawe

Published by: Tantor Audio 11/25/2014

Night Shift Anthology Audiobook


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13 hrs and 14 mins

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New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight, as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her.

In one New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews’ novella Magic Steals, when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible.

In Milla Vane’s The Beast of Blackmoor, a warrior princess must tame a savage beast to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn’t a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself.

It’s seer Makenna Frazier’s first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in nationally best-selling author Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms.

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Review by Melanie

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    Secrets at Midnight - Nalini Singh

    Secrets at Midnight – Nalini Singh – 4.5/5
    This is the story of Mercy’s brother Bastien Smith after he stumbles across the scent of his mate only to lose it again. Kirby was orphaned as a child and was never adopted. Foster homes didn’t even want her. It has left her feeling like she didn’t fit in anywhere. I loved seeing how Bastien was willing to do whatever was possible to make her feel wanted and part of the family, without trying to scare her off. Kirby’s first interaction with Mercy was great, as Kirby shows Mercy her claws. While this wasn’t the sexiest story that Singh has written, I thought it was very heartwarming and had the slight snark that you would expect from Mercy’s family.

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    Magic Steal - Ilona Andrews

    Magic Steals – Ilona Andrews 5/5
    This story takes place while Kate and Curran are off trying to get Panacea in Europe. Jim is in charge of the pack. Going into this story, Jim and Dali are already dating, but they have been keeping pretty quite. We’ve always know what a badass Jim is. In this story, you get to see a much softer side to him. We also get to see Dali be kickass with her magic. She proves to herself that she isn’t weak, even if she is a half-blind vegetarian tiger. Jim and Dali are tracking a person who are using people’s worst nightmare against them. It is really funny to watch how Dali tries to hide Jim from her family.

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    Lucky Charms - Lisa Shearin

    Lucky Charms – Lisa Shearin 4 /5
    This was a new to me series. We have Mackenna Frazier, a human seer, starting her first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations. She can see through all types of glamour. So when some leprechauns go missing, she is tasked to find them. We get to learn about several supernatural creatures in this world, many of which you don’t see in other PNR stories. I will be looking up more stories in this series.

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    The Beast of Blackmoor - Milla Vane

    The Beast of Blackmoor – Milla Vane 3.5/5
    This is a new to me author as well. This story is more fantasy that I normally read or listen to. It took me a little bit to get into the story. There is a warrior princess on a quest to prove herself. She gets there only to learn that the beast is as horrible as she thought. She also has faith in her goddess, but that doesn’t make the quest any easier. While I felt the story was a bit slow to start, it ended really well. I do want more from this author.

Night Shift Audiobook Narration

My Review
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I’ve always thought Angela Dawe did a good job with the Psy/Changeling series. This is the first time I’ve listened to her do anything else. I think she did a pretty good job. As always, the men and women both have very distinct voices. I think her speed and tone are great. I listen to her at the standard speed. I did have issues with her narrating the Jim and Dali’s story. Renee Raudman is the normal narration for this series. I had a hard time listening to a different narrator do their voices. I felt it took me a little out of the story. It wasn’t that Dawe did a bad job, it just didn’t sound like Jim and Dali because I’m so used to Raudman.

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Nalini Singh

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Ilona Andrews

Author Lisa Shearin

Lisa Shearin

Author Milla Vane

Milla Vane

Narator Angela Dawe

Angela Dawe

Angela Dawe

Angela Dawe is originally from Lansing, Michigan, and currently calls Chicago home. Her work includes film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook narration.

Among Angela’s recordings are The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry, Wild Roses by Deb Caletti, and Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts. She hopes you enjoy listening as much as she enjoys narrating!

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

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  1. I really enjoyed this anthology as well Melanie! My favorites were Nalini and Ilona’s stories as yours were, but like you I was super impressed by Lisa’s novella. That was a new to me series too and I can’t wait to spend more time with Mackenna!

    • I was sad to see that the SPI series isn’t available on audio. I guess I will just have to read it then.

  2. I can’t wait to get this tomorrow!! I’ll be having a hard time deciding what should I listen to next, this or The Darkest Touch!! …The problems of an audiobook

    • I know. There is also Black Widow and The King. Too many great books release tomorrow. They need to spread them out, so I don’t have to make tough choices. LOL 🙂

  3. I love anthologies, they’re a quick way to revisit some of your fave series/characters. I haven’t started some of these series yet so it will be a while before I get to it but so glad it was an enjoyable and smexy read for you Melanie! 😉

    • All of these stories would work if you hadn’t read or not caught up on the series. The stories focus mostly on the hero/heroine of the novel and not the rest of the characters. I don’t like it when authors put stories in anthologies like this and you need to know the stories in order to read them. Doesn’t happen often, but I’ve seen it. Not to worry with this one.

  4. Great review, it’s the second one today. I think I need to read this.

    • These stories are great even if you aren’t caught up on the series. They could easily be read as a stand alone. I hope you enjoy.

  5. I was curious about this one it has some terrific authors and the cover is stunning. I am happy that most of the stories are top notch, I might get it, but I am hestitant still because I just finished an anthology that was just meh.

    • I’m normally a big anthology fan. I usually just read the authors that I want and usually skip the others. I’m really glad I did all stories in this book.

    • Oh Heidi! I hope it wasn’t Otherworld Night by Kelly Armstrong…eek! I just bought it a few days ago, and I’m planing on listening very soon…Say isn’t 😉

  6. I’m not up to date on any of the series that are featured in this anthology except Kate Daniels, so I decided to hold off for now. I’m hoping that Ilona Andrews will release Magic Steals as a stand-alone novella, or that I’ll somehow find the time to read Nalini Singh, Lisa Shearin & Milla Vane.

    • All of these stories do read well as stand alones. I’m up to date on Psy/Changeling, but the other two were new to me authors. I will be looking into more from both authors. I really enjoyed them.

  7. Great review! We are pretty much on par with the ratings. I loved Jim and Dali so much in this story!!

    • I’ve loved Jim and Dali since the first novella with them. They are just so great together.

  8. I am only on Magic Strikes, so I need to wait on this a little. I do like anthologies like this because it lets me try new to me authors. Fantastic breakdown review.

    • I’m usually bad about only reading the stories of authors that I’m already reading. I’m so glad I did this entire book. I found some new authors. I should do this more often.

  9. Some anthologies sandwich good and bad, sounds like this was all good. A lot of fans really loved this anthology, great bang for the buck!

    • Normally I read just the authors I know for that exact reason. I’m so glad I read all of them. I plan on adding these authors to my list.

  10. Oh so many interesting authors there! I didn’t know about one but it could be nice to discover her. I’m so curious! Great review!

    • Thanks. Two of these were new to me too. I can’t wait to see what else they have published.

    • I know, I love them both. They are the reason I requested this book and then found two more authors to add to my list.

  11. I’ve only just started getting into anthologies and this one sounds pretty good. Thanks for the great review.

    • I don’t read many. I’ve had some that I wasn’t a huge fan of. I do like the stories of the series that I normally read, but this entire book was great.

  12. I am not big on anthologies but will be picking this one up cause Angela “freaking” Dawe 🙂

    hehe you knew that was coming huh 🙂

    • I really liked her too. I still wish that Renee Raudman did the Ilona Andrews story. It wasn’t that Dawe did a bad job, Raudman is just the voice of the Kate Daniels series for me.

  13. Like I said in my review, I couldn’t hang with the narration so I ended up reading Jim and Dali’s story. I really enjoyed it.

    When I have time I may go back and read the other stories.

    • Have you read the SPI stories? I had not, but will be adding them to my TBR list. I really enjoyed it. The Beast of Blackmoor was my least favorite, but was still a great story. Wouldn’t mind reading more in this world either.

      • I’ve only listened to Psy and Kate series. I stopped after book 5 (I think) on the Psy. But I’m starting to think Dawe’s narration is what kept me from liking the series. I might try it again at some point in ebook since my library has them.

        Dawe’s narration is just too robotic for me and I tried to listen to the Psy story in this but her pacing was WAY to slow for me. It’s like she read 3 lines pause, pause, read 3 more, pause, pause. I just don’t like her narration style at all. I only listened to that many Psy books because I grabbed them during an audible sale. LOL

  14. Some of my favorite authors in the same book? Oh yes, please sign me up! I clicked through to audible before I even read your review, Melanie!
    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

    • It seems that I’m costing you money lately. 🙂 I hope you enjoy. I loved this book. And thanks.

  15. I really enjoyed this one too but had some trouble with the last one as well. It was a good story I thought but just took a while to get into with such a different tone/theme to the story. I’ve read her as Meljean and was a bit eh on those. I did like this one a lot more though so would definitely try her again.

    • I’ve yet to try Meljean, but have wanted to for a while. After this story, I want to get her on my list sooner rather than later. While it was my least favorite story in the book, it was still a good story.

  16. I always enjoy anthologies, this one sounds great, enjoyed the review.

    • Thank you. It is one of my favorite anthologies of different authors.

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