Through the Fire Audiobook by Katie Ruggle (REVIEW)

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Review of: Through the Fire Audiobook
Katie Ruggle

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On October 26, 2018
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Through the Fire Audiobook

By: Katie Ruggle

Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu

Published by: Tantor Media 08/28/2018

Through the Fire (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4) by Katie Ruggle read by Callie Beaulieu

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Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4

10 hrs and 41 mins

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Through the Fire Audiobook Sample

Through the Fire Audiobook

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We are the the last book in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series by Katie Ruggle. This story is a bit different from all the other books in the series, in that the heroine is a cop. All the previous books had a heroine that was hiding her identity and running from their pasts. Though, Kit is running from a past, she had to leave her former department because the other cops didn’t trust her after she turned in her partner, who was dirty.

Wesley March, local fire spotter, hermit and all around geek, is the hero of this story. He lives out in the middle of nowhere and has a tower to keep an eye out for fires in the area. He likes to build electronics, like his robot cat and voice activated household items. He runs into Kit when she’s trying to back her trailer with all of her belongs into her driveway. He helped her back it in with directions that were along the lines of, “turn the wheel 18 degrees left”.

I really enjoyed this story. Kit and Wes were so cute together. Wes was very adorable as he called his sister to ask for girl advice. Kit did have some insecurities. She as convinced that her partners didn’t trust her. She brought a lot of baggage with her from her old department (I completely understand why, but it did a little frustrating at times). She also wasn’t completely aware of the history her partners had with the women in Jules’ house and that they were more than girlfriends. She didn’t know that they were running from pasts and that they were in hiding.

This story did wrap up the storyline of the entire series. While you could probably figure out everything that is going on in this book without having read the previous books, I would recommend starting with the first book. There are issues that wrap up in this book that start in book one, Run to Ground.

This is a fun romantic suspense series. The characters are all fun and very likable. The dogs are as much characters in this story as the humans, which is a huge plus for me. I love when pets are characters (more than they had a dog, etc). I love the small town feel of this series too. I would love to live in a town like this.

If you read this series and loved it, but haven’t tried Katie Ruggle’s other series, Search and Rescue, you really should. Again, it is another small town not far from Monroe, Colorado. The characters are tons of fun and the mystery is exciting. I can’t wait to see what Ruggle has up her sleeve for the next series.

Through the Fire Narration

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Callie Beaulieu continues to do a great job with the narration of this series. I love all the voices she chose for each character. She did a good job with the shy Alex/Elena and the geeky Wes. I still have to really give her kudos for dealing with Sam’s stutter. She does a great job with all of the kids. Male and female voices are great. Pacing and tone are perfect for this sweet story with some humor. I would listen to her read other stories.

Author: Katie RuggleAuthor: Katie Ruggle

A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, shoots guns (not while riding, although that would be awesome), cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics.

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Narrator: Callie Beaulieu

Narrator: Callie Beaulieu

Narrator Callie Beaulieu

Callie Beaulieu has been an actress for several decades. Classically trained, she is predominantly a theater actress, and her work has been seen around the country. Callie recently returned to the States after spending nearly a decade living in the Caribbean. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.


I like to thanks Tantor Media 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.


    • I love nerds, but that thing helping her back would’ve gotten him stabbed. LOL

  1. I haven’t tried the series yet but I have the first one so one day!

    • This is the second series I’ve read from this author. Both have been cute, small town romantic suspense.

  2. Great review, Melanie! I’ve collected the eBooks for this series and haven’t yet started. Those rescue dogs were my draw. Glad you enjoyed the narration, too. I’ll be on the lookout for the audiobooks.

    • I do like books with dogs (or really any pets) as secondary characters. Same with these books.

  3. I need to catch up on this series. I do love the dogs and the setting.

  4. I thought it was fun that she switched it up and made the heroine the K9 cop. I thought it was a little weird that she got shunned by her old department when it was her partner who was dirty, but I guess it can work out that way.
    The way the guys were keeping her out of the loop made sense, but I wanted to smack them when they wouldn’t hear out her suspicions about the newcomer.

    I adored Wes. Okay and her hound and sweet Sam, too.

    I noticed she has a bounty hunter series coming out in the spring after the Christmas book this fall. That should be fun.

    • Wes was an awesome nerdy addition to the group. Sam is so sweet. I just love him so much.

  5. I’ve had the opportunity to read these novels Melanie I may have to get them down off the shelf. Thanks

  6. A robotic cat huh? That actually sounds kind of fun! Glad this wrapped up nicely and you enjoyed it.

    • There was discussion about whether or not it was a cat, but I’m with Kit, it was a cat.

  7. I loved the first three books from this series so I really need to hurry up and read this one soon. Wes sounds like an amazing Hero!

  8. I’ve got the books for this series to read and try. I have to say the covers pull me in. I do love books with K-9’s in them. Thank’s for the review.

    • I love books where pets are secondary characters. They really add something to the story, for sure.

  9. I loved this one – it’s my favorite other than the first one which has even more of Jules’ kids. Anne – Books of My Heart

  10. Even though I’m not a big romantic suspense fan, there are a lot of components to this I think I may like – small town, the dogs, etc. Maybe I’ll have to try!

  11. I saw this and almost got it but I haven’t read any of the other books so I didn’t. But it is in my wish list.

    • I do think it’s best to read the entire series in order. There is an overarching arc for the series.

    • I know the feeling, but at least this series is short. Only 4 books and all quick reads.

  12. I just requested the next series on audio. I have such fun with her stories. Glad to see you are too!

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