Savage Urges Audiobook by Suzanne Wright (REVIEW)

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Review of: Savage urges Audiobook
Suzanne Wright

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On June 11, 2016
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Savage Urges Audiobook

By: Suzanne Wright

Narrated by: Jill Redfield

Published by: Brilliance Audio 05/03/16

Savage Urges Audiobook by Suzanne Wright

3.5 Hearts Rating Image- Hot Listens

Phoenix Pack Series #5

10 hrs and 44 mins

Genre: Paranormal romance

Savage Urges Audiobook Sample

Savage Urges Audiobook

3.5 Hearts

The Phoenix Pack is a series that I’ve loved since listening to the first book, Feral Sins, years ago. I love the humor and snark that fill the pages. The women tend to be very snarky and take no crap, even if they are not the most alpha of the pack. The men do tend to be a little over dominate, which is a little irritating to me, but overall, I still enjoy them. Then there is Greta, the pack alpha’s grandmother who hates all the females. She thinks they are all “hussies” and not good enough for “her boys”. The stories tend to be fun.

In this story, we have Makenna Wray, a lone wolf who works at shelter for other lone shifters. She helps to find new packs for these loners. She tries to find homes with some family tie. In the case of Zac, a fourteen year old boy who ran away from an abusive pack, she finds Ryan from the Phoenix Pack.

Ryan is not known for his communication skills. He is quite the brooder who speaks more in grunts than actual words. Ryan and Makenna work together to make Zac comfortable and want to join the Phoenix Pack, though Zac is very concerned that his old pack is still looking for him. He doesn’t want to bring trouble to his newfound relatives.

There is also an issue with another alpha who wants to take control of the land that the shelter sits on. He is not a good man with horrible reasons for wanting access to the shelter. He has a creepy mother who isn’t helping matters. Threats to the residents and the people who run the shelter make up a large part of the story too.

While I was not a huge fan of the romance between Makenna and Ryan, I just thought that they made mountains out of mole hills between the two of them. I did love the story about Zac and the shelter. I loved learning more about the loners. We also got to see other shifters besides just wolves (I believe it is the first time we’ve seen anything besides wolves in this series). I liked action going on with the other alpha (though he was a horrible man). I loved watching the Phoenix Pack fight him.

This was a good addition to the Phoenix Pack series. It is still full of humor, even as this story tackled darker stories than what we’ve seen in the past. There wasn’t as much of the silly dirty jokes from Dominc. I really missed them. I’m getting a little sick of Greta. At some point, she has to give it up. She hates on girls before she even meets them. All in all, I did enjoy the series. It is full of humor, action, lots of sex (this is one of my more sex filled PNR series). A fun series. I do recommend it.

“Everything ok here?”
Ryan grunted urging her with a hand on her lower back.
“He thinks you should mind your own business,” Makenna told the Beta,translating the grunt.
Dominic cocked his head. “You understand his grunts?”
She lifted her chin. “I thought it was crystal clear.”
Dominic turned to Ryan. “Marry her.”
Ryan grunted again before heading for the door.
“What did he say?” Dominic asked her.
“Fuck off,” she translated.

“Trey cocked one brow at her. “Do I not get a say in this?”
She patted his arm. “Of course you do. Just note that if your opinion is different from mine, it will be disregarded.”

Savage Urges Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

I’ve been listening to this series from the beginning. I love Jill Redfield’s narration of this series. I think she doesn’t a great job. Everything from the male voices, to the children to cranky ol’ Greta. I can’t imagine reading this series, as opposed to listening to it. I feel that Redfield’s narration really adds to the story for me.

Author Suzanne WrightSuzanne Wright lives in England with her husband, two children, and her bulldog. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s writing, reading, or doing her version of housework – sweeping the house with a look.

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Narrator Jill Redfield

Narrator Jill Redfield broke into the Audiobook scene with big success with  Silvia Days’ Crossfire Series. Since then, she has also narrated other successful series like, Phoenix Pack.  Her level of expertise leads me to believe this a pseudonymous …I’ll keep searching! Until now I haven’t come across with a similar voice in all my romance listens. It could be that she narrates other genres besides romance.


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

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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. “I just thought that they made mountains out of mole hills between the two of them.” Haha! Love it! That’s how I felt too.

    • This was not my favorite couple in this series. I did still enjoy the story. I loved the side story with Zac. Plus, I enjoyed spending time with all the characters that I love from this series. I think it is great when an author can make love a romance even when I don’t love the couple.

  2. Bwahaha..I love the second quote you shared. This sounds like a fun listen!

    • I almost didn’t include that quote since it wasn’t made between the couple of this book, but the alpha couple from book one, but it was too good not to include. LOL This series has a lot of fun snarky quotes.

    • This is a fun series. Full of snark and smexiness (more that most PNR, IMO, not that I’m saying that is bad thing LOL). This book is the first time we really start to see other shifters too.

  3. Sorry that the romance didn’t work all that well for you. 🙁 I tend to find that happens sometimes for me with this series as well. Either I’m really for the romance or it just doesn’t do it for me.

    • I find that happens with me a lot with some PNR series. I’m not fond of the romance, but still enjoy the story. I think it is all the other stuff that goes on.

  4. I liked the three first books of the series but I need to read more it was a nice series. It sounds fun!

    • It’s a lot of fun and full of snark. 🙂 Greta is still as grouchy as ever.

  5. This sounds like a fun series! I love spunky female characters with attitude. I will have to try these out!

    • It is a fun series with a ton of snark, which I love. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. It’s a good thing that there’s a side story/plotline than the one with the main couple. I dislike it too when the conflict is contrived for the sake of having drama, so juvenile and totally inconsistent especially with wolves who have this mate myth.

    • The mate mythology can get old sometimes. Most of the time it is used to explain instalove, but here it was used to cause drama, which I didn’t really like. I did love the side story with Zac. I also loved seeing all the other characters, who I love. All in all, a good story.

  7. Wonderful review. I just added this series to my TBR. I thought I had it, but I don’t. It sounds like something I might enjoy. ^_^

  8. The dominating males seems pretty common in some genres, it can be a tad irritating at times, but if the rets of the book is good I don’t mind too much. I like the sound of the shelter job and her finding new packs for lone werewolves, it sounds quite original. That’s too bad the romance didn’t quite work for you and they made problems bigger than they were. Great review!

    • Thanks, Lola. That is sorta how I felt here. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the romance, I still enjoyed the story. 🙂

  9. Oh the lone shifter aspect. How interesting! I’ve not seen that done before. I still have book one on my to read pile. I seriously need a self cleaning house so I can read all the books. lol

    • I know the feeling. I have so many books too. I have too many audiobooks also. I need to take a vacation from work so I can read for a week. 🙂

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