From best-selling author Jordan L. Hawk, SPECTR: Series One is now in a box set!
SPECTR: The Complete First Series contains:
What happens when an exorcist falls in love with the demon he's supposed to destroy? Unregistered paranormal Caleb Jansen only wants a normal life. But when the demon-hunting spirit Gray accidentally possesses him, Caleb finds himself in a countdown for his very existence.
Hotshot federal agent John Starkweather thinks he's seen it all. But when he's called to exorcise Caleb, he finds a creature that isn't supposed to exist outside of stories. For Gray is a drakul: a vampire who drinks the blood of the demon-possessed.
If Gray can't be exorcised within 40 days, the possession will become permanent. In the meantime, the three must find a way to work together. As they hunt down demons and save the innocent, the heat between John and Caleb explodes into passion. But when divided loyalties threaten his last chance at exorcism, Caleb discovers love may come at a price higher than he'd ever imagined.
©2014 Jordan L. Hawk (P)2014 Jordan L. Hawk
I could listen to this book time after time. The narrator had such a good voice and it matched well with the great story Jordan wrote.
I'm a 40 something single mum to many cats, a couple of dogs, groaning bookshelves and I'm sure there is a child or two around somewhere :-)
This has probably jumped straight into first place as my favourite audio book. For a start it's the complete first series which makes it loooooong and therefore a bargain. I really got into the story there was an awful lot of plot and story the focus wasn't entirely on a relationship. The cast of characters was great you were never that sure who was good and who was evil. For a paranormal story I found myself very easily absorbed into the world, it didn't have or need any long winded introductions to things. There were also many points where I found myself laughing, which as I listen in public gets me funny looks :-)
I don't know I can compare it to any other book, that's why it's so fab!
Brad Langer was a new narrator for me and I loved him. The way he voiced Grey, the Drakul, especially when he was still disembodied sent chills down my spine. You always knew who was talking even if it didn't say. I'm going to see what other titles he has recorded
Yes this book made me laugh on several occasions, out loud, usually when Grey piped up to complain about some mortal nonsense.
The visuals you get from this book are fantastic, sometimes I felt I must have seen it on TV as it was all so clear in my head
I do NOT consider the audio edition of SPECTR: The Complete First Series to be better than the print or ebook version because there are gaps in the audio version. I only have 4 hours left in the audio book but there have been two occassions where I thought, wait one chapter ended and the new one starts in a completely different spot?? I bought the ebook and low and behold there is missing narratives!! I don't know if perhaps there was an error in downloading, though the app did not indicate there was a problem.
Missing sections found so far:
1) Gray breaks back into RD to rescue John, one minute he's will John the next he's outside fighting werewolves. The audio verion is missing the fight and run in between - and it's very obvious. You go from John and Gray in the hallway to Gray fighting a werewolf.
2) What happens between Sean throwing garlic in Gray's face and Sean and John fighting afterwards. The audio books is missing the section where Sean runs out and tries to explain to John that he thought Gray was coming to get him, as in kill him.
I almost want my money back, I NEVER buy abridged books.
If this is what I noticed on first listen I hate to see what I find when I listen and read together.
I think this books is similar in action/drama to A.E. Via and the Nothing Special series without the paranormalAbigail Rous and Madeleine Urban the Cut & Run Series, again not paranormalMary Calmes Change of Heart Series (slighly less action is some with more angst)Mary Calmes A Matter of Time Series (no paranormal with a bit more comedy)Megan Derr Dance with the Devil Series
This book is a volume that is 24 hours long. Pulling an all nighter isn't really possible.
This is an amazing series!! I'm SO glad I spent a credit on this by chance. I've found a new favorite author!!!
When I first began this story, I was a bit apprehensive about whether I would enjoy this adventure or not...I should not have worried. Once I got started, I could not stop listening to this story. The writing techniques of Jordan L. Hawk and the narration of Brad Langer captured me and I could not escape (not that I wanted to). The story of Caleb, Gray, and John was phantastic!!! The paranormal has always intrigued me and this story with multiple adventures fed my need and desire for this genre. The book took two days for me to listen to, only because work, school, and life kept interrupting me! I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I am anxious to see where the main characters go from here!
Stay with it as it is layering the story with characters. it will not disappoint.
"Loved the gray/caleb dynamics"
This is a gay romance but eventhough im kind of addicted to Those stories, this part of the book is not what made it a five Star listen. The story itself is complicated and twists and turns without being predictable as many other of its kinds. Love that u actually cant guess the Ending in the begining of the story. It is a HEA story but the rest is not given. I really love the grey/caleb interaction and greys simplicity of thinking it kind of Funny due to the many complicated feelings involved for the humans and he just does not get it. And the Way they gradually starts Talking in plural is inspired - so do u like paranormal stories and gay romance? Try this. And u May just as Well buy the 24-hour full version - it will be a lot cheaper Than buying Them separately and they are not stand alone stories. Narrator is good. Very consistent and Nice voice that is pleasent to listen to.
I really loved this book, at times it was hard to stop. it made me fold in the moment of whats going on.
"Great story, disappointing narration"
I always love Jordan L. Hawk, though I didn't buy this series for a while, the description just didn't catch me. I'm glad I dove in.
Unfortunately, the narration was distracting. The narrator has an obvious Northern accent, which would be no big deal if it weren't a story set entirely in the South with native Southerners as the main characters. The discord of a story taking place in the major historical landmarks of the Civil War South with native characters read by someone with a strong "Yankee" accent threw me out of the story again and again.
But get the books for sure. If accents don't ping with you (and it's probably a LOT less distracting for a non-Southerner,) or its not a big deal for you, then go for the narration as well. The story is great regardless.
"One of the best vampire romances I've ever read!!"
Gray!! I LOVE Gray and I love the way his relationship evolves with both Caleb and John. They are an awesome triad!
This is a very different and creative way to explore relationship dynamics. I love this series and I am very thankful to Jordan for bringing a new, interesting, and exciting vampire mythology to the forefront. It is unfortunate that it being a gay romance will keep many people from enjoying this world! I recommend you not let yourself be one of the people that misses it.
"Love this series, love these characters"
I originally bought this piece by piece and was anxious for each new book to come out. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did - oddest "threesome" plot ever! In the end, it reminded me a bit of a series I really loved when I was younger - the Diadem series by Jo Clayton ... not the same, but the Caleb/Grey dynamic rings some bells.
Now that the first series is available all together for a single credit it is most DEFINITELY worth the credit/price.
I fell in love, felt their pain and wanted to know where they were going to wind up. I am very excited to see that there is a second series being released in audio format now.
"Great first series"
I passed on the individual editions of this series many times, the story just never seemed to catch my interest. Not so for the whole series. Well worth it. Loved every moment.
I've read this series, and the audio brings an extra dimension to it. I love the way the narrator's voice shifts for Gray, it really accentuates the character dynamics.
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