Primal Law Audiobook by J.D. Taylor (Review)

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Review of: Primal Law Audiobook
J.D. Tyler

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On October 16, 2013
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Primal Law Audiobook

By: J. D Tyler

Narrated by : Kirsten Potter

Published by: Tantor Audio 02/27/2012

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cooltext518385805Alpha Pack Series # 1

9 hrs and 46 mins

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After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.

On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities. And as Jax and Kira circle both the killer and each other, Jax will have to decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth breaking the ultimate shifter rule-because bonding with Kira means putting his abilities at risk, and they might be the only tools he has to keep his mate alive.

©2011 J.D. Tyler (P)2012 Tantor

Alpha Pack is a great idea.  You have former Navy SEALs with psychic gifts turned shapeshifter.  What a great one, two punch.  Kira is a human who works at a genetics lab.  She is rescued by Jax who is part of Alpha Pack going on a weekend bender with his friends in Vegas.  After she is rescued, by Jax, the pack mates get back together to take her back to HQ.

This world has more than just shifters.  Alpha Pack has a group of prison or mental ward type cells where they’ve contained beings they deemed too dangerous to live with the humans.  There is a fae prince, a gremlin, shifter who can’t or won’t return to human form, just to name a few.  Kira sees them and takes them all on as a project to try get to get them rehabilitated and released.  We learn that she is an empath and can sense if someone means harm, which helps her to figure out these “prisoners”.

The shifters in this world have fated mates. This is a little different from most “fated mates” you meet in other stories, who are pulled together from the their first meeting.  In most stories mates may not have the will to go on with life without their mates.  In this world, once a pair of mates are together, they must complete their bond or one or both of them have a physical reaction of severe pain and eventually death.

It took me a little bit, but I enjoyed this story and think it has great potential.  I find the characters in the Pack and their coworkers at the compound to be interesting.  I want to hear their stories.  Even more than them, I want to learn more about the for prisoners that have been held that the compound.  I think they will have great stories to tell.



The narrator did a good job.  You can really tell a difference between each of the characters by the voice that she uses.  Her tone is always very serious.  I really wished she would’ve picked up the snarkiness of some of the characters a little better, but overall a good narrator.

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  1. I really enjoy this series! I tried it on audio first but couldn’t quite get into it. I have read up to the current one (Hunter’s Heart). IMHO each book gets better 🙂

  2. I’m glad to hear that each book gets better. I just finished book 2 and agree it is better than book 1. I will continue to listen to the series, even though the narration is just okay. I really wish she wasn’t quite so serious and put a little more emotion into the characters. I just don’t have time to read that much any more. Anything I can listen to and not hate the narrator, I’m going to listen.

    Can’t wait for Kalen’s book, which is next.

  3. @Felicia, Melanie, I’m surprise neither of you is excited about Kirsten’s narration, I guess I enjoyed it a little bit more than you guys did, but I’m a big fan of her work, I felt in-love with her work with Darkness Dawns(a good series BTW) as well some Historical titles she narrates.
    I’m glad to hear it gets better too, I really enjoyed book # 1

    • She wasn’t horrible. She just doesn’t offer a lot of emotion. To me, it wasn’t so bad that I refuse to listen, she just isn’t on the top of my narrator list. I’m not sure that anyone can topple Lorelei King from the top, anyway. 🙂

  4. I’ve been struggling through this book for a year now. I keep picking it up–and getting bored–and then putting it down.

    Maybe I’ll try the audio version instead. I don’t mind if the narrator doesn’t always get the characters right, as long as it’s not dull. I’d hate to give up on this book/series when I’ve heard so many good things about it.

    • I know that there have been several books that I never could’ve sat and read through, but I could do on audio. My two biggest examples: Alice’s Adventures in Wonders/Through the Looking Glass and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Both of these two stories, while I loved them both, I don’t think I could’ve read through them. Listening, I could do other things at the same time, which helped me get through them.

      Give this a try on audio and see if that helps.

  5. This sounds good, and I love former military men as the heroes in any novel. I would try this on audio. Lovely review 🙂

    • Why, thank you. I’m hoping to learn more about their military (both former SEALs and Alpha Pack, which is very similar to military)

  6. I listened to this on audio too, I enjoyed it but it took me awhile to get through it. I did love the military compound aspect, and the shifters of course 🙂 I would like to read the next books, but it may take me a long time to get to the next books in the series…

  7. I’m starting Kalen’s book today. I’m hoping he will make me start to really love this series. I think he will be a very interesting character.

    I’m still listening. Too many books that aren’t available in audio, so I have no choice but to read.

    So many book and too little time. #FirstWorldProblems

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