One Good Dragon Deserves Another Audiobook by Rachel Aaron (REVIEW)

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Review of: One Good Dragon Deserves Another Audiobook
Rachel Aaron

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On December 31, 2015
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One Good Dragon Deserves Another Audiobook

By: Rachel Aaron

Narrated by: Vikas Adam

Published by: Audible Studios 10/13/15

One Good Dragon Deserves Another Audiobook by Rachel Aaron

4.5 stars rating

Heartstrikers #2

18 hrs and 9 mins

Genre: Urban fantasy

One Good Dragon Deserves Another Audiobook Sample

One Good Dragon Deserves Another Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

One Good Dragon Deserves Another starts about a month after the end of the previous story, Nice Dragons Finish Last. We are still following the main character of Julius, the youngest of the Heartstrikers. He is also known as a failure for being so nice. He doesn’t possess the ruthlessness and selfishness that are synonymous with being a good dragon.

He has survived his mother’s plot to kill him and is now really enjoying the life that he has made for himself in the DFZ, Detroit Free Zone, with his new friend, business partner and mage, Marci. Their animal control business is making enough money to stay afloat, even if they are making large amounts of money.

It seems that the oldest daughter of the three sister, and one of three dragon seers, is up to something. She appears and other dragons’ future are no longer able to be seen by Bob, the Heartstriker seer. The dragons that Estella visits also don’t appear to act right.

There is also the appearance of Amelia, A-melia Heartstriker. She is the heir to the Heartstriker throne. Which means she is a threat to her mother. Amelia is a planeswalker. She has spent the last fifty years on another plane of existence, so Julius and Justin are meeting her for the first time.

There is also Ghost, who we learn a lot more about. Ghost is a spirit cat that Merci bound to herself in the first book. He is a large player in this story and I think has an even larger part to play in the future.

We also see a lot of Bob and his pigeon. I just love Bob and his pigeon. Not only does he have the quirks that many would expect of a seer, he is just quirky in and of itself. Plus, he is never seen without his pet pigeon and how can you not love that.

Oh, we also get to finally meet Algonquin and her pet dragon slayer Vann Jeger. Algonquin is the Lady of the Lake, a spirit who runs the DFZ and she hates dragons.

This was a fun story with several laugh out loud parts. There are also some great action scenes, especially the fights with the water spirit of Vann Jeger. The political maneuvering of the seers, Bethesda the Heartstriker and even how Julius out thought them all was well written. There is suspense in that you know who the bad guy is, but you have no idea how the good guys will prevail. Lastly, there is the start of a romance between Julius and Marci. This is a fun urban fantasy series that has it all. I do recommend that you start with Nice Dragons Finish Last. As with most UF series, you can’t pick up this series in the middle without being lost.

One Good Dragon Deserves Another Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

Vikas Adam did a wonderful job with the narration once again. He is great with both male and female voices. He has the spirits that he has to voice in this story. The spirits came in both male and female too. You can really feel the difference in the spirits and the dragons and humans. I really loved how he voiced the fun-loving aspects of A-melia and Bob. I would highly recommend this series on audio. I will also be looking for other books narrated by Vikas Adam.

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

Reviewed by:

Ml Simmons

  • 4.5
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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.


    • DRAGONS!! They are such fun dragons too. I hope you enjoy them.

  1. I remember reading your review for the first book and I think I added it to my TBR. If not, I’ll have to check b/c it this story still sounds fun. I like the idea of a dragon-guy who isn’t bad-boy enough in the eyes of others but still wins in the end. Plus, the author plays video games like minecraft and that’s just plain awesome!

    Happy New Year!!!

    • Happy New Year to you too! This is such a fun series. It doesn’t have your HEA yet, but I’m sure it will eventually. And Julius is such a nice guy/dragon in a world where that is not a good thing. Merci is great too.

  2. All these reviews of dragon books, makes me want to read mroe dragon shifter books. I’ve read very little dragon books so far, but they all sound good. Ghost sounds interesting! I am glad you enjoyed this one 🙂

    • I’m such a huge fan of dragon shifters and I haven’t read enough of them. Now, I’m in the middle of two series at once. It is not a hardship, that’s for sure. I will now wait patiently for the next book in this series to be released.

  3. I’m so glad you are enjoying this series. I have to agree with you, Vikas Adam is a great narrator. I love the voice he makes for Bob. 🙂

    • I just love Bob to death. I think if I ever actually met him and had him in my life, he would drive me crazy with his meddling. I agree that Vikas Adams was great with Bob’s voice. I’m really excited to see where book three goes.

  4. Glad you’re enjoying this series. I’m not sure about the audio sample, though, I think his voice would put me to sleep. LOL

    • I loved Vikas Adams narration. He really brought out the life in Merci, A-melia and Bob. This will be listen only for me. I do hope you try this series, even if you choose just to read it. It is so fun, plus DRAGONS.

  5. You know how feel about DRAGONS. 😉 This does sound like a fun series, Melanie. I love the idea of a dragon being a failure because he lacks ruthlessness. 😀 I’m glad you’re having a good time with this series…and that you introduced me. I’ll be checking it out. 😀

    • I hope you enjoy it Brandee. It is so fun, plus DRAGONS. Merci, the human is great too. She is pretty much the only human in the story, but she is a lot of fun.

  6. I really like dragons and like that they are showing up in so many books.

    • I love Dragons. I haven’t read a large number of them. I’m in the middle of two series where they are the main characters. Both of them are high in humor too, which is a win for me.

  7. I didn’t read too in depth since I haven’t read book one, but it’s awesome to see that this series continues strong and thanks for reminding me that I still need to get book one haha

    • This is such a fun series Anya. I think you’ll love it. I’m so excited for book three, which comes out sometime next year. I hope you enjoy it.

  8. The narrator and the story both sound wonderful. I have never heard of this series or the author but I’m definitely popping over to Goodreads to look into them!

    • If you don’t have the first one yet, it is free on Kindle. You can then purchase the audible version for $1.99. That is a steal. That was how I bought book one.

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