Savage Awakening Audiobook by J.D. Tyler (review)

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Review of: Savage Awakening Audiobook
J.D. Tyler

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On November 4, 2013
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Savage Awakening Audiobook

By: J. D. Tyler

Narrated by: Kirsten Potter

Published by: Tantor Audio 10/12/2012

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Alpha Pack series #2

8 hrs and 47 mins

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After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: His Pack-mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair – and a spine of solid steel….

LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah’s recovery. Still, she can’t help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has – however fleeting their affair is destined to be. But when Aric’s life is endangered, Rowan must ask herself what she’s willing to sacrifice in the name of love, for the man fated to be her Bondmate.

©2012 J. D. Tyler (P)2012 Tantor


Reviewed by Ml Simmons

This story follows the Alpha Pack of former Navy SEALs turned werewolf as they try to rescue their friend, Aric, who was kidnapped in the first book. Rowan is the sister of a fellow member of Alpha Pack, who is presumed dead or missing.  She is also an LAPD officer and learns that she is a dreamwalker, just like her brother.

I think this book is better than the first.  I think things are just more believableand the writing is better.  The characters continue to develop as the overall story arc is played out.  I do wish we got to see more of the non-shifters in the group, though I believe we will see more of that as the series moves forward.

Aric is very much a “guy’s guy”.  He is got an ego the size of Manhattan and can be an all around ass.  He has some very dark secrets that he hasn’t shared with his pack.  This causes a ton of guilt and bad feelings between him and the rest of the guys, Jax especially.  I’m still amazed that he even considers to blame Jax for his capture after we learn about his secrets.

Rowan is very much a bad ass.  She grew up in the bad part of LA and continues to live there as a cop.  She has a ton of street cred, which means a ton in those parts of LA.  She starts off the book in a really bad place and is forced to take leave from the force for a period of time.  This does allow her to go searching for her brother that she doesn’t believe is dead.  She does take to the fact of shifters and psychic powers very quickly, specifically her powers.

The next book in the series is Kalen and Mackenzie’s story.  I love Kalen, I think he will have a great story to tell.  I want to know much more about his backstory.  I don’t know much about Mackenzie, but I hope her story is good and we don’t have to go through the “learn about the supernatural” part of the story.

The Author

J. D. Tyler

Savage Awakening narration is about the same as the previous book. It isn’t bad, but I would have liked to seen more emotion from the narrator. She’s a little monotone. I’d loved it if she made me feel more of the snarky comments that are in the book.



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  1. Oops! Two books and still no improvement in your experience with the narrator :(. Maybe this is not Ms. Potter’s best effort. I know exactly what you mean when you say more emotion, no matter how good is the the reader (technically) they still need to inspire the proper feelings.

    • I’m just used to listening to some really great narrators. I’m pretty hard to please at this point.

  2. Oh yum, navy seals, alphas, weres ..hello, this paranormal suspense screams read me. Lovely review I am going to add book one to my every growing, never slowing wishlist! 🙂 This would be a cool series to try on audio 🙂

    • I do enjoy the series, but I wish there was a more emotional narrator.

  3. It sounds like a decent book but after listening to the audio clip and reading your comment on the narrator I think I’ll opt to read this one instead.

    • The narration isn’t horrible. I’ve got pretty high standards. I’m used to narrators like Lorelei King, Marguerite Gavin, Bahni Turpin and Allison McLemore. They make the story better. This narrator is okay, but doesn’t add anything to the story through the narration.

  4. Love Love Love Love Love Love the Alpha Pack! I want to squish them all up and stow them into my backpack. I didn’t listen to them but I am thinking maybe I should 🙂

    • I enjoyed Kelan’s book, but still need to finish my review of it. He is such a troubled character.

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