Shadowed Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti (REVIEW)

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Review of: Shadowed Audiobook
Rebecca Zannetti

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On April 26, 2016
Last modified:May 21, 2016


Shadowed Audiobook

By: Rebecca Zanetti

Narrated by: Karen White

Published by: Audible Studios 05/20/2015

Shadowed Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti

4 Hearts rating image Hot Listens

Dark Protectors #6

10 hrs and 22 mins

Paranormal Romance

Shadowed Audiobook Sample

Shadowed Audiobook

4 Hearts

I was really excited to finally get to Jase’s book. As the youngest of Kayrs brothers, he was always the funnest brother. That is until he was kidnapped and tortured by demons for five years. Not only did the demons physically torture him, but they also did some pretty bad mental torture on him. We saw some of this torture in the previous book. Once he got out, he was not whole and he was no longer the fun-loving brother that he was before capture. He had only one thing on his mind, revenge.

Brenna Dunne isn’t supposed to exist according to several people. As the eight sister to a seventh sister, she is an abomination. No witch has ever had an eighth daughter before. They are supposed to stop at seven. There is also a prophecy about her, the solstice and a comet. People believe she is going to blow up the universe. Needless to say that has a target on her head. In an earlier book, she was poisoned and it has been killing her slowing ever since. In a desperate move to save her life, they decide that she needs to mate with a vampire to help heal the poison out her system. Jase agrees to this arranged mating because he wants her powers to go after the demons.

This is my favorite romance of the series so far. Both of these two are broken, in different ways, but broken none the less. They both agree to this arrange mating for different reasons. Both of them come together to be what the other needs to save themselves and to save each other. It is things that they are forced to do as a couple that will save them. Their love for each other that will help make them whole.

There is also a ton of stuff that happens with the war. Garrett, Janie’s young brother, is kidnapped by the Kurjans. Janie is forced to make tough decisions which really puts her at odds with her family that wants to protect her, but she knows that she must join this war if she is going to end it. Janie’s book is the next one and final book in the series. I’m excited to see how it will all wrap up.

Shadowed Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

Once again, Karen White does an amazing job. Brenna has this great Irish brogue. I don’t like it as much as Moira’s, who also has a large part in this book, but Brenna’s voice was wonderful. She also did a great job with gravelly demon voices, which I’m sure were tough to do. She continues to do a great job with men and female voices. I did listen at an increased speed, but that is normal for me.

Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day. Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work. She currently writes the Dark Protector series for Kensington Publishing, the Maverick Montana series for Entangled Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series for Grand Central Publishing.

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Narrator Karen White

Narrator Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included in Audiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.

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I like to thank Audible Studios 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 love when two chars get together (for a not love reason) and they wind up growing feelings for one another 😀

    • I know. I really enjoyed this story for that exact reason, though I think Brenna did love him from the beginning, even if she was mating him for reasons other than love.

  2. You already know about my Zanetti situation. I haven’t started Sin Brothers yet…


    • Hi Braine! Yes, I’m still here 🙂 I hope you doing great!
      I’m just behind the scenes for now, waiting to get my inspiration back. I miss you all of you too!

  3. Oh yes! You just mentioned at our blog about how you enjoy reading reviews to help relive older, favorite books. This was one of those for me. I loved this story, too.
    Getting down to it with Janie’s story. 🙂

    • Only one left in this series. It is fun to relive those books you’ve already read isn’t it. 🙂

  4. Oh that’s one of my favorite romance set ups. That’s pretty awesome they’re holding strong and still so good. One day I’ll finally make it to these 😀

    • I have only one book left in this series. Then I have to decide what series to review next from Audible Studios. There are a ton of choices. 🙂

  5. I have not read these yet. Those are some big families. I like how they are coming together for different reasons then work towards that HEA.

    • It is a pretty big family, five brothers I think. Two different pairs of brothers marry two different pairs of sisters. The last book is one of the daughter’s going outside of the group, to a character we’ve already met. I’m excited to see how the story wraps up.

  6. Sounds like this was worth the wait. I really hope the last book delivers for you as well!

    • I’m really excited for it. Then I have to choose another series from Audible Studios to review. So many choices. LOL

  7. You know I’ve been wanting to read this author, thanks for putting her front and center

    • She has some great stories. She still has other series that I haven’t tried yet. I know there is another MC series and another Dystopian that I’m really excited about.

  8. I love the setup for this and the series is on my audio wishlist!

    • I’ve really been enjoying it. I have just one book left. We will see how it wraps up.

  9. I see you’re still enjoying the series. I wasn’t blown away by the first book so I’ve been dragging my feet on trying the second one. I might come back to this series once I’ve wrapped up some of my other series.

    • I don’t think it is as good as the Sin Brothers series. I also felt that the books got better. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first one either. I will say that for the most post, I’ve enjoyed the overall story arc more than the individual romances. I’ve also enjoyed the characters.

  10. This sounds so good! I really need to get into this series, I’ve had my eyes on this author for a while.

    • I do love her work. This is the second series I tried by her. The first was her Sin Brothers series which was more romantic suspense. I liked it more than this one (4-5 stars for each book). But, I’ve really enjoyed this one too (3.5-4 stars for each book).

  11. This is one of Zanetti’s series I haven’t had a chance to start yet, Melanie, but it looks like I need to make time and space for it. I’m glad you enjoyed this sixth installment so much!
    Have a fantastic Friday 🙂

    • Happy Friday to you too. I’ve been enjoying this series. I can’t wait to see where the series goes in the final installment.

  12. With the torture he endured I am not sure if I would enjoy this one as I find torture scene hard to stomach. I do like reading about broken characters as they can be interesting to read about and seeing them heal a bit is always great to see. It sounds like a good 6th book and I hope the final installment will be a good one!

    • The torture actually took place in the previous book. In this one, he is just trying to recover. But I get what you’re say. I know that torture isn’t for everyone.

  13. ARE YOU SERIOUS?? He was tortured for ALL THAT TIME?? Holy crap. This so does not sound like a light book! And I bet when he finally was able to get out that he wasn’t the same person. 🙁 I’m not really a huge fan of Paranormal BUT you always turn me on the best ones! <3

    • Thanks Keionda. I love PNR and UF. That is where the majority of my reading and listening time goes. I’m glad I can make recommendations for you. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

    • I’m behind on several series. My goal this year is get caught up on most of my series. That or quit them completely. I want to start new series.

    • It is a large family. I like romances that have that UF feel with an overall story arc that follows the series.

  14. Ooh, I like the sound of Jase and Brenna’s romance, Melanie…kinda dubious beginning but solid in the end. I’m happy you continue to enjoy this series. I really do think I’ll do some catching up in it via audio! 😉

    • It was a great romance, even if it didn’t start out for love, it got there eventually. Two broken people healing each other. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  15. I love broken characters, watching them mend with the love of another! Another author I need to try, thanks Melanie!! 😀

    • She has some great series. I hope you get to try her Naomi. 🙂

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