Passion Untamed Audiobook By Pamela Palmer (Review)

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Review of: Passion Untamed Audiook
Pamela Palmer

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On August 26, 2014
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Passion Untamed Audiobook

By: Pamela Palmer

Narrated by: Rob Shapiro

Published by: Tantor Audio 7/09/2014

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Feral Warriors Series # 3

10 hrs and 5 mins

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Passion Untamed is the third book in the Feral Warriors series. It is also the hardest and darkest so far. This story is full of torture, rape and death. Once you get through the darkness in the first part of the book, the story does lighten up, so it is not all despair. It is worth going through the hard parts to get to the good parts at the end, and even makes the romance better in the long run.

We start this book pretty much where we left off in book two. Paenther is looking for the woman from the convenience store. She kidnaps him. When he wakes up, her eyes are copper ringed mage eyes. He goes a little crazy when he see those copper rings, which she had hidden when he first met her. Paenther’s past is a dark one. He was trapped, tortured, and raped by a mage when he first became a feral.

Skye is a mage enchantress, she is able to call animals. She is also able to call the feral’s animals. She travels with a group of evil mages and helps to kidnap Paenther. She also calls animals for the mage to sacrifice each night and she dances in their blood. We quickly learn that she is as much of a victim as Paenther.

This is a hard story to read. While I liked the story between Paenther and Skye, the beginning of the story is a dark one. There was rape, while not violent, was still rape. That was not something I was expecting in this book and it caught me off guard. It was also public rape for a mage ritual. I’m a huge animal lover and the animal sacrifices bothered me a lot. I’m the type of person when watching a movie, you can murder people all day, but don’t touch the dog, cat, etc. Leading wild creatures and cuddling them before slitting their throat, was a hard thing to read for me.

All that being said, I did enjoy the romance once they leave the cave. After they escape and we get past all the evil mage stuff, the story gets much better for me. I like Skye and was great to see her finally getting away from the terrible situation that she has been in since she was eight. It was also nice to watch as the feral’s learn to get past their prejudice of all mage. If it were only that easy in real life to get people to change their tune after centuries of prejudice.

I also enjoyed the overall story arc. We learn a lot about the mages and the dark world they live in. We see more into the mage’s plans with the demons. Things happen with the other ferals, not just Paenther. I don’t want to say more, because I don’t want to give away any spoilers.

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Passion Untamed Audiobook Narration

The more I listen to Shapiro, the more I enjoy his narrator. His voice has grown on me and now he is the voice for the warriors and even the women. His tone and emotion in the characters voices are done well.

The Author

Pamela Palmer

Author Pamela Palmer

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.



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The Narrator

Rob Shapiro NarratorRob 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.

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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. Dang, this sounds like it’s quite the story. Glad you were able to enjoy it after moving past the beginning.

    • It was a great story. I like this series more and more with each book that I read. Don’t mess with kids or animals though, that is always upsetting, but that was the point in this story. That group Mages were horrible people, but not all of them. Skye proves that you can’t just a race as a whole.

  2. I need to take the plunge in this series! I can see this is very dark. I’m not used to getting very dark stories in a Paranormal Romance…Well if I don’t count the Demonica series..that had a little bit of dark moments.
    I’m still waiting for her other series! I hope they publish it soon πŸ™‚

    • I love the Vamp City books and I hope they will put them on audio soon.

  3. Dang girl, this one sounds like it starts really dark… Not sure if I could have gotten past that.

    • I didn’t think it was that bad, it isn’t graphically detailed. It goes pretty quickly. The dark parts are an integral to the story and the happy every after that comes after.

      • That’s good to know, I plan on reading the series, I’ve only read one of the later books.

  4. Whew boy the start to this one. Goodness. I’ve got these and plan on reading them so really appreciate the heads up on that. I like surprises but stuff like that I need to be prepared for.

    • Don’t let me scare you off. It isn’t graphic, but it you do feel sorry for the characters and the animals. πŸ™ If you didn’t, then wouldn’t be a point. It makes their HEA even better. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  5. Thanks for the heads up, I prefer to be warned when this kind of stuff happens πŸ™‚ Glad the series is good, though, the cover makes me want to roar lol !

    • This series is getting better with each book. They are a little on the dark side, and her Vamp City books are even darker. They aren’t so dark though that I think they would be a turn off for most people, just darker than what you are used to for a PNR story. I hope you enjoy.

  6. I need to give this series another whirl. I can’t remember why I couldn’t get into the first book. Good to know about Shapiro. I am finding the same thing with some narrators, it just takes awhile.

    • The first book was a little slow, but I think each book gets better than the previous. I find that I like Shapiro better if I speed up the listening too. I think some of his pauses are longer than I like, so the extra pace helps.

  7. This sounds intense. I am slowly beginning to think, I prefer male narrators, with the exception of The Others series. I have a series by Palmer that is paranormal, but not sure what it is. There are like 11 books or more.

    • This is the longest series of her’s that I’m aware of at 8 books. Her other series Vamp City is great too, but only two are out at this time. I have tried the other series yet. I will probably look it up at some point. I don’t know that I prefer male or female. I have equal favorites of both. I hope you enjoy Palmer’s books when you get to them.

      • I went and checked the bookshelf they are on I have 9 books and it is this series..LOL

        • Whoops. I guess that means more books that I thought. That is not a bad thing. πŸ™‚

  8. Great review and I don’t mind the dark stuff as long as I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But rape is usually where I draw the line unless it’s really necessary. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • This I think is needed for where the character’s minds need to be and to see just how bad the villains really are. It isn’t violent or detailed, so I don’t see it bothering most people, because like you said, you can see the HEA in the future. Thanks.

  9. I’m up-to-date on Palmer’s Vamp City series (will book 3 come out already!?), but I have yet to give her Feral Warriors a try. My experience with her writing has been pretty dark so far, so I’m kind of surprised to learn that that theme carries through in her PNR. Plus, I usually try to avoid books that feature rape like nobody’s business. As a result, I won’t be adding Passion Untamed to my TBR anytime soon.

    • I love the Vamp City books as well. And yes, this series is very dark for a PNR.

  10. I don’t shy away from dark reads, I actually prefer them sometimes because I tend to get desensitized from reading too much HEA. However I cant listen to it,making a story like this 2D changes everything for me. That’s why I didn’t finish Styxx, it was too much! Id read it though including this one.

    • I haven’t read any Sherrilyn Kenyon books, but I’ve heard good things about them. I like dark reads too. I’ve never had much issue with listening or reading them.

    • I like dark reads too, it is just very unexpected in PNR. I expect it more in UF or some other genre of books. The more I read this series (or in this case, listen), the more I like it. Enjoy.

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