Wild Embrace Audiobook by Nalini Singh (REVIEW)

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Review of: Wild Embrace Audiobook
Nalini Singh

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On September 23, 2016
Last modified:September 22, 2016


Wild Embrace Audiobook

By: Nalini Singh

Narrated by: Angela Dawe

Published by: Tantor Audio 08/30/16

Wild Embrace Audiobook by Nalini Singh

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Psy-Changeling Anthology

11 hrs and 5 mins

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Wild Embrace Audiobook

4 Hearts

While I’m not a huge fan of anthologies, I love when when an author does one entirely for a single series, as Singh has done here with Psy-Changeling series. I love that peak into the lives of lesser known (or not known at all) or the look into a deeper look into the lives we already know. We get a little of both in this book.

Echo’s of Silence
Stefan Berg & Tazia Nerif
This is the story of a Psy and a human who spend most of their time on Alaris the deep sea station, which has been mentioned in several books. Stefan is also a TK Psy who’s been mentioned in several stories, but I’m pretty sure, he hasn’t had any pagetime himself. This story takes place before the fall of Silence, so it is very irregular for Stefan to not be completely silent, but he has a bit of PTSD which prevents him from shutting down his feelings. He is quite fascinated with Tazia, the human engineer, who is on the Alaris with him. When they both go topside for the mandatory break from the deep sea, he takes her with him to help with the clean up from a massive earthquake. This is a pretty romantic story, especially for early Psy who could be “rehabilitated” for not following silence.

Dorian (many different glimpses in his life)
Dorian had a tough childhood. He was a leopard who was born latent, he wasn’t able to shift. I really liked seeing back to Dorian as a child. I also loved to see how his family and alpha gave him so much love and hope to make him the man he becomes in the stories where we met him. How he was taught that he could be a valuable member of the pack, even if he did have this disability of not shifting. We see him as a boy, a teenager, and as adult when his mate finally helps him to shift. It was a very fun story.

Partners in Persuasion
Felix Grady & Dezi
This is a fun story about a submissive male from Snow Dancer wolf pack and a dominate female in the Dark River leopard pack. Felix was a model and then became a horticulturist. He’s also a very submissive wolf. He’s tried dating a dominate before and it didn’t end well. He is very hesitant to try it again. Dezi is a soldier working her way up in the pack. She has really liked Felix, but didn’t really know about how to approach him. She is very concerned about dominating him and that isn’t what she wants in a relationship. It is a great story. Although, I don’t think we’ve ever met either of these characters before, we do see some favorites.

Flirtation of Fate
Kenji & Garnet
Kenji and Garnet are both wolves. They’ve dated in the past, but had a fairly bad breakup. They now each run remote dens for Snow Dancer. When Kenji visits Garnet’s den for a meeting, there is a murder of one of their own. Kenji must work not only with his ex, Garnet, but also with her current lover Rev. They are all able to put aside their past (and current) romances to work together to try to solve the murder. During that time, Kenji and Garnet are drawn to each other (don’t worry, no cheating). The only downside here is the trope of “I’m going to leave you for your own good”, which is not something that I’m a huge fan of. Well, truthfully, I’m not a big fan of second chance loves, but there are a few I enjoy, and this is one of them.

These are four really fun stories. This is a must read/listen for any Psy-Changeling fan. Each story is different, but all exciting in their own way. I loved meeting new characters and spending time with ones I know. If you’ve not read this series, I don’t recommend this as your introduction. I also don’t think you need to be fully caught up in the series to read this one. I think if you’ve read Dorian’s story, Hostage to Pleasure, you would be good to read this one.

Wild Embrace Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

I love Angela Dawe’s narration of this series. I’m always willing to turn down an book in order to listen to her narrate this series. I think she does such a great job with the shifters and the Psy. You can really feel the warmth of the changelings and the coldness of the Psy who are still in Silence. I like her male and female voices. There are so many voices in this series, as you can imagine with a PNR series that has 13 full-length novels in it, plus novellas of even more characters. She does a great job with the different variations. If you haven’t tried her narrations, I highly recommend them.

Author Nalini SinghI’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

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Angela Dawe is an audiobook narrator and actress living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Winner of several Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine and narrator of two Audie-nominated audiobooks, Angela is also an accomplished improviser/sketch comedian, and has worked with such theaters as Second City, iO (formerly improvOlympic), and The Annoyance.

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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.


  1. This is another author I’ve never read that I need to! Thanks Melanie

    • She is a really fun author. I love both the Psy-Changeling and the Guild Hunter series. She also has a contemporary series, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve heard great things about it.

  2. I can’t believe that I still haven’t read this series. I keep meaning to, but it has gotten away from me. I am happy to see though that it is still going strong, and I think when I do get around to it, I will tackle it via audiobooks, since you enjoy them and recommend them.

    • This is such a fun series. I love the overarching story arc and then you have great couples for each book. I do love the audios.

  3. I’ve been wanting to start this series for some time now. I do think I’m going to try to track them down in audio. I also agree about having novellas in an established series. I love it as well!

    • It is so much fun to get the small side stories. I keep several of these anthologies on my iPod and will relisten to them between other books. I’ll listen to a story here and there.

  4. I like when little anthologies work so well, glad you enjoyed! Have a great weekend 🙂

  5. It was fun to be back in this world and seeing more members of the packs (and Psy). Dorian’s story was a good light hearted laugh!

    • I felt so bad for little Dorian, but knowing how it would all turn out made it not as bad. I do love Dorian, his story is still one of my favorites.

  6. somtimes it’s nice to find good anthologies like that. I need to try the series I confess, I think I have one at home.

    • It is a very fun series. Her Guild Hunter series is really fun too.

  7. One day I really will try this author! Wonderful review!

    • She has some really good series. I love Guild Hunter. She also has a contemporary that I haven’t tried.

  8. I still need to read this one.

  9. Yes, this is the kind of anthology I prefer – one that’s part of a series. And I’m so happy you enjoyed getting these glimpses into these characters’ lives. I’ve not yet started this series. I know. But I started Singh with her Guild Hunters and never strayed from it. I have the first one in this series in audio though…I’ll get started on it soon! 😀

    • I do love her Guild Hunter series too. She has a new one in it coming out very soon. I’ve already requested the audio for review. 🙂

  10. I’m the same way about anthologies, but that IS cool how it’s for just the series.

    • I’ve read a few that were series based. Nalini Singh has done them for both this series (this is the second anthology for this series, if I remember correctly) and another for her Guild Hunter series. Kelley Armstrong has done several for her Otherworld series. Patricia Briggs has done one for Mercy. Oh, and Mira Grant has one for her Newsflesh series.

  11. Oh I’ll have to check this one out For some reason I really love the novellas of the series more than the full lengths. So odd, I know. Glad to see this is a good antho!

    • I love anthologies like this one that is entirely on a series I love. I’ve read several of them by Nalini Singh and other authors. The little glimpses into side characters and deeper glimpses into larger characters.

  12. I somehow thought I had this one, Melanie, but now that I’ve read your review, I know I don’t. That needs to be taken care of ASAP!
    Great review 🙂

    • Yes, you should. Nalini Singh has so many books coming out these days. Between Guild Hunter, Psy-Changeling and her Rock Star Contemporary, she is a writing machine lately.

  13. I love when Nalini does these anthologies and we get to see the focus on other characters. The first one was my favorite this time around.

    • I don’t know if I could pick a favorite. I loved all of them. They were so different and had different things to love about them. I did love learning more about Stefan, though.

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