Tiger Striped by Jennifer Ashley (REVIEW)

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Review of: Tiger Striped Audiobook
Jennifer Ashley
Shifters Bound # 11.5

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Tiger Striped Audiobook

By: Jennifer Ashley

Narrated by: Cris Dukehart

Published by: Jennifer Ashley 06/07/2018

Tiger Striped (Shifters Unbound #11.5) by Jennifer Ashley read by Cris Dukehart

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Shifters Unbound #11.5

2 hrs and 18 mins

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Tiger Striped Audiobook

4 Hearts

Tiger Striped is a novella set in the Shifters Unbound series. In this series, shifters are under strict regulation by the human government. They have to wear collars that will shock them if they “too” violent. They are also not allowed to have the most up-to-date technology, have certain jobs and are required to live in special communities called “shifter towns”.

This story follows Tiger. He is a shifter who was bred in a lab and was kept in a cage most of his life. That is until the Austin shifters came to his rescue and he got his HEA in Tiger Magic (book 5). He continues to be a integral character in the series. While he is a bit wild and only wears a fake collar to trick the humans to think he has one, he is also a protector. He has quite the way with children. He also has a knack for just “knowing” things.

So this book starts off with Tiger being woken up from a sleep being “called” from somewhere. He doesn’t know who needs his help or where exactly he needs to go to help them, but the call is more than he can handle, so he must go. His mate, Carly, refuses to let him go alone. The young Connor Morrissey stowed away to help too.

This is a short, but fun story as Tiger travels across state lines (another thing shifters aren’t supposed to do) to save someone who is calling out to him sublimity. It is great to see Tiger and Carly together and to spend some time with Connor, who has been a fairly minor character in the series (I hope he will get his story soon, but he is still considered a cub, even in though he is in his early twenties). The suspense and action was fun too (I can’t say more, because spoilers).

I think you could read this novella without having read the series. I think that the author does a good job of giving you what you have to know to understand the world (even if you don’t understand everything about this world, you get enough to understand this story). That being said, I think you will better understand the story if you read the whole series. There are also some minor spoilers for earlier books in the series if you read this one first.

Tiger Striped Narration

4.5 Hearts

I’m so glad that Jennifer Ashley was able to get Cris Dukehart to continue the series now that she’s self-publishing. Cris has done a great job with the narration of this series, which is long and has a large cast with many different accents and age groups (including small children, which she does really well).

Author: Jennifer AshleyNY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical and paranormal romance and historical mysteries, as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner.

Jennifer’s novels have won RWA’s RITA and RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. More about her books at http://www.jenniferashley.com, http://www.allysonjames.com, and http://gardnermysteries.com.

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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. At some point, I plan on revisiting this series. I forgot what number I stopped at, seems like it was a bear story maybe a novella.

    • I think there was a bear novella. I listened to it so long ago. I love the bears, especially little Olaf. He’s too cute for words.

  2. I love Tiger, he’s one of my favorite characters in this series so I loved this book. I loved the twist and what this book was about. Such a revelation!

    • I loved that twist too. I can’t wait to see where we go from here for Tiger.

  3. Omg cage almost all his life? Poor guy!

    • Yeah, he didn’t even have a name and he stuck with Tiger. He had a rough life, but he has a much better one now.

  4. You always have wonderful authors I need to try Melanie! One day I will get to them all. 😉

    • Thanks so much. I feel like I have a ton of authors I still need to try too.

  5. I read another of this authors series and love it She is rather prolific and I hope to read this series at some point. Excellent review.

    • This is the only series that I’ve read from her, but I want to try more. I will one day.

  6. I seriously need to get back to this series. Thanks Melanie

    • It is so easy to get behind on series. I know that I have a few of those. I hope you get a chance to get back to these.

  7. this is a series on my list – that I just seem to keep skipping over. I don’t know why, either… it looks good. Someday, perhaps! Thanks.

  8. Gah! You keep reminding me how very far behind I am in this series, Melanie! 😉 I’m happy you enjoyed Tiger Striped and that this series continues to be a winner for you. 🙂

    • It is so easy to get behind on series. I have several that I’m behind on. First World Problems.

  9. I LOVED this story! The ending was shocking yet so amazing! I am happy Cris Dukehart is still narrating. She’s one of my favorites and she is really good with this series.

    • This was a great story. Adds to the series so much. Cris Dukehart is great. I’m glad she continued to read. I was not as big of a fan of the novellas read by the men.

  10. So many series, so little time. it is one I have marked to one day read.

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