Sweet Ruin Audiobook by Kresley Cole (REVIEW)

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Review of: Sweet Ruin Audiobook
Kresley Cole

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On December 15, 2015
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Sweet Ruin Audiobook

By: Kresley Cole

Narrated by: Robert Petkoff

Published by: Simon & Schuster Audio 12/01/15

Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole


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Immortals After Dark #16

14 hrs and 42 mins

Paranormal Romance

Sweet Ruin Audiobook Sample

Sweet Ruin Audiobook

4 Hearts

This story starts off with Josephine and Thaddeus from several years ago. Thad is just a baby and Josephine is just a preteen herself. They are living on the streets, but visit a librarian who provides them with food and tries to convince Jo to come live with her and her husband. Jo has no memory of her past. Just just woke up with the boy in her arms. She has no idea she is part of the Lore until after she is killed before her thirteenth birthday. Even then, she doesn’t understand what she is.

Rune is extremely old, like older than Nix old. He is part of a new faction of immortals in the Morior. They are very old and don’t live on Earth. Rune is a manwhore and uses his body to get information for the Morior and their leader, Orion. He is sent on a mission to kill Nix, because Orion doesn’t like how Nix is playing with the future. Rune is also a Dark Fae, half elf and half demon.

I loved the beginning of this book with young Thad. Jo teaching him such colorful language was hilarious. I also loved Josephine. She was a great heroine. She is everything you would expect from a IAD character. She was funny, strong and likes to “hulk smash”. Rune, on the other hand, is nothing like the heroes I’m used to seeing in the IAD world. He doesn’t seem very keen on giving up his ways even after finding Jo.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. I really liked Jo. I loved that we learned more about Thad. We got to spend more time with Nix, maybe the the most in any book. We didn’t get much of the other characters, just a few glimpses. I did miss seeing more of them. There was a ton of action and lots of sex. Also, many new characters, which makes me wonder where Cole is planning to take this series and what her endgame is. I’m also very curious as to how many more books she is planning on in this series. While I love this series, I’ve been burned by series that run for too long. I’m not to that point yet, but I don’t want to get there either.

Sweet Ruin Audiobook Narration

5 Hearts

Once again, Robert Petkoff nails this series. He just blows me away every time I listen to him read one of these books. His ability to pick up any accent as needed is miraculous. He makes it sound easy. My favorite part in this book was once again at the very beginning with baby Thad. I just loved it. If you haven’t tried this series on audio, you’re really missing out.

Author Kresley Cole

Author Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers Series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.




Robert Petkoff Narrator

Robert Petkoff

His work off-Broadway includes The New York Premiere of AVOW by Bill Davis, MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION and MORE STATELY MANSIONS directed by Ivo Van Hove, the musical BLUE FLOWER at The Prospect Theatre Company and in 2009 he appeared in HAPPINESS at Lincoln Center, directed by Susan Stroman. Sir Peter Hall cast him in the starring role of Algernon in the national tour of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST with Lynn Redgrave, which was produced with the Theatre Royal Bath .



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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.