Polar Bared Audiobook by Eve Langlais (REVIEW)

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Review of: Polar Bared Audiobook by Eve Langlais

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On May 22, 2015
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Polar Bared Audiobook

By: Eve Langlais

Narrated by: Chandra Skyye

Published by: Tantor Media 04/14/2015

Polar Bared Audiobook by Eve Langlais


4.5 stars rating

Kodiak Point Series #3

7 hrs and 22 mins

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Polar Bared Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

This was yet another great book in the Kodiak Point series. Once again, like the previous books in this series, I’ve already read this book before venturing into the audio. I found that I enjoyed Gene and Vicky’s story even more the second time around.

We have already met Gene in the previous two books. He has not been a very nice guy. He has terrorized Kodiak Point throughout the first two books, but he hasn’t done anything that is unredeemable. He feels that the guys in Kodiak Point left him behind back when they were in the military together and that he was just getting his revenge. The boys thought he was dead, so they didn’t leave him behind on purpose.

Gene has decided to go live in the wilds of Alaska, while he figures out how he feels out these ideas. He is spending most of his time in his polar bear form eating seals and raiding camps for pepper (easier to terrorize tourist than to go to town to get pepper).

Vicky is a newly widowed heiress. She doesn’t need a job, but doesn’t want to just sit at home and do nothing. She is overweight, nerdy and clumsy as an ox. She decides to go on an adventure to the north in the Alaska to research her beloved polar bears in the wild. This is all well and good until she slips while on a hike, slides down a hill and is stopped from sliding into the water by hitting a polar bear.

This is a very cute story with grumpy Gene who is trying to avoid everyone and prove to everybody what a horrible person he is. Vicky sees both Gene and her scared polar bear as her guardian angels because they keep appearing out of thin air whenever she gets into trouble. Boy, she seems to get into trouble a lot.

Some of my favorite quotes:

“Where are your glasses?”
She shrugged. “Lost. How did you know I wore some?”
“You squint, Pima.”
“Pima? My name is Vicky.”
“I know what your name is. But I choose to call you Pima. Pain in my ass.”
“Well excuse me, Nobody,” she sassed back with the first ounce of fire he’d seen in her.

All the arguments in the world and it boiled down to he couldn’t let her come to harm because of him. Bloody chivalrous side, it would emerge at the most inopportune times.
Since when do I have fucking morals? And how do I get rid of them? Morals got in the way of violence and revenge. And Gene did so enjoy dishing out violent vengeance.


3 Hearts

While I didn’t love Chandra Skyye‘s narration, I didn’t hate it either. I think she did a good job with both women and men’s voices. However, it seemed to me that Vicky had the exact same voice as Jan from the previous book. The biggest thing that bother me about this is Vicky is Hispanic and the voice didn’t have even the slightest bit of accent.

Author Eve LanglaisHello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens .

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Or do you like something a little darker, more serious? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

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Narrator Chandra Skyye

Chandra Skyye loves bringing characters and stories to life through voice acting and singing the blues. A lover of life, she spends her spare time being creative, appreciating nature, and sharing fun times with nice people and good dogs.


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

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ML Simmons Reviewer

  • 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.


  1. Okay, I have book one on my kindle and keep putting it off. I need to read it this weekend. I’ll have to try book 2 in audiobook 😀

    • Book two is my favorite in the series, with this one probably as the second. I loved Gene. He was very funny.

      • Oooh great to hear! I started book one 😀 Now I can’t wait to finish it and get to book two *happy dance*

  2. Fun and hot, Eve Langlais never disappoints, I’m glad you loved it !

    • I haven’t read anything by Eve that I haven’t enjoyed. She always makes me laugh.

  3. Haha … that title is awesome. And that quote! 😀 I have got to read this series.

    • I hope you enjoy. I know I really enjoyed the series, but then I enjoy everything I’ve read from Eve so far.

  4. I love this series! I just finished Polar Bared a bit ago and still need to post a review but it was pretty good. My only grip was that the narrator gave Vicki to high pitch of a voice and it got on my nerves. I am starting to get use to the narrator but she is not great.

    • Yea, this narrator is not one that I would go searching for more of her books, but I’m getting used to her too. I thought the female voice wasn’t bad for Jan, but using the same voice for Vicky, bad.

  5. I have a thing for shifters too.:) and when I saw that this guy is an actual polar bear shifter?? Blew my mind. I’ve read lots of books about shifters so this one is completely different from anything I’ve ever read before. 🙂

    • This series has all kinds of weird shifters. Not only polar bears, but also a moose and caribou shifter as well. The entire series is very funny. I hope you get a chance to try it.

  6. These two cracked me up. I loved their sniping at each other and her decision that he was a good guy inspite of all his crankiness.

    Too bad about the Vicky voice being like Jan and not taking advantage of an ethnical difference too.

    • I’m getting used to the narrator and she isn’t taking away from the story. This is one of my favorite books in the series. It is close call between Gene/Vicky and Boris/Jan.

  7. Great review and this is right up my alley. Hope you had fun at RT last week. Sorry I haven’t been around much but been having medical issues (fingers crossed) they’re getting better now.

    • I hope you’re feel better soon. I completely understand. I had a great time at RT, but man, I was exhausted. I hope you get a chance to try these stories. They were a lot of fun.

  8. Alright I have tried different shifter books but never bear..I need to add this series!

    • I love bear shifters. This series has lots of different shifters that you don’t see as often as stories. Moose, caribou, fox and bears.

  9. I love Eve Langlais, and I think that bear shifters are quite different from others. I just read her Delicate Freak’n Flower and that was hot, steamy and fun.
    Kodiak Point sounds like I’d love it, and your review of the audio kind of makes me want to try it, even if the narrator didn’t completely blow your mind.
    I hope you’re having a great week, Melanie!

    • This isn’t the best narrator, but it is one of my favorite series by Eve Langlais. I’m also a huge fan of Lucifer’s Daughter trilogy. I hope you get a chance to try them soon. And I hope you are having a great week too.

  10. PIMA! I need that nickname!

    P.S. Sorry I’ve been MIA, I had technical difficulties

  11. I own a copy of the first book in this series, it sounds like a great series! And I like how they contain original shifter types, I don’t think I ever heard of a polar bear shifter before. That’s too bad though that the narrator sounded about the same as the main character from the previous book. I am looking forward to starting this series. Great review!

    • Not only are there polar bears, there is also moose and caribou shifters too. I didn’t hate the narrator, but she won’t be on my favorite list anytime soon. I love the series though. i hope you get a chance to read.

    • LOL. The author did a great job with taking Gene from villain to hero.

  12. Haven’t really read a good bear shift book yet. This sounds good.

    • I love bear shifters. Eve Langlais does a great job. So does Shelly Laurenston. Both are really funny. I hope that you enjoy.

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