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Obsession Untamed Audiobook Sample
By Ml Simmons
**Note: There are no spoilers for this book, but a slight spoiler to book one.
Obsession untamed is the second book in the Feral Warriors series. When I read the first book, I loved the world, but felt that the story fell a little flat in the middle part of the story. This book seemed to do the same, but to a lesser degree.
In this book, we have Tighe, the tiger warrior shifter, who is the fun-loving member of the warriors and the team flirt. He is a very likable guy. At the end of book one, his clone is the only one who gets away, leaving Tighe with only half of his soul. In the first book, we watched as Wulf lost his mind with only half his soul, so Tighe knows what is in store for him if he doesn’t get his soul restored soon.
Delaney is an FBI agent who is investigating the murders of a serial killer who is leaving bite marks on his victims, but no DNA. She starts having nightmares and seeing through the eyes of the killer. Then someone who looks just like the killer kidnaps her.
Delaney and Tighe don’t start off well. Delaney is sure that Tighe is involved in these murders. Tighe has a hatred of humans, from a past experience. It takes a long while for them to get through all of their issues. A little too long, in my opinion, which is where I would like to see the story speed up.
This story focuses much more on the action and trying to stop Tighe’s clone, than the romance. That is not a problem in my book. I don’t expect all my PNR books to be all sex, all time time. I like a lot of action thrown in to keep things lively, which is why I’m such a big UF fan. I’m also used to the flaws that come with most PNR hero and heroines and the paths that them get to that HEA. However, in this story, it just seemed to me that the romance between these two characters seem to bring both of them outside of themselves. Tighe was no longer the fun loving guy, and part of that was the missing part of his soul. Even with the missing piece of his soul, Tighe just didn’t take a path that would be expected. Delaney seemed to lose herself and become a weaker character for a while. She eventually grows a pair and gets back to being the FBI type agent you would expect.
My biggest complaint in this book is the nickname of “brown eyes”. I downloaded the ebook from the library so I could do a search for the number of times it is used. Fifty-five times he calls her “Brown Eyes”. I was so sick of hearing it, I was about throw my iPod across the room. That is such a horrible term of endearment. You would think a ladies’ man and flirt like Tighe could come up with something better.
Once again, while I didn’t love this story, I do enjoy the world. I still see room for improvement in the storytelling. It is early enough in the series that I’m not ready to give up yet. I will keep riding and see how it plays out. The next book is Paenther’s who is not a favorite character of mine, but I have found that in the past, sometimes those are the one’s with the best story to tell.
Pamela Palmer grew up in an Air Force household as her father was an Air Force pilot. She dreamed of being an astronaut as a child. She graduated Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and began working for a major computer manufacturer. She eventually turned to writing after having married and given birth to two children. She has also written under the name Pamela Montgomerie. As Montgomerie she writes historical time travel romance novels, while as using her real name, Palmer, she writes dark paranormal romance.
Rob Shapiro got his professional start as an entertainer doing stand-up in Minneapolis while still in high school (the Children’s Theatre Company & School of Minneapolis). As a voice-over artist, he can be heard narrating such audiobooks as the bestselling The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick, Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan, and the fantasy noir Low Town by Daniel Polansky.
Obsession Untamed Audiobook Narration
By Ml Simmons
Like with book one, I’m not overly fond of the narration. I listened again at the increased speed, which is rare for me. This helps, as I think this helps, as Shapiro has overly long pauses, in my opinion.
The different voices are not very distinct and the women’s voices are a little feminine, but not much. At this time, he is not a narrator that I will go looking for, but I don’t think he detracts from the book once you increase your listening speed.