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Bound by Flames

Night Prince, Book 3
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Prince, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

The climactic third novel in New York Times best-selling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other - and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince's reign...

Play with fire, pay the price

Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn't like Vlad to feel fear, but he does... for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad's greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him - and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away - Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both...

©2015 Jeaniene Frost (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Brilliant - Jeaniene Frost Usual High Standard

Would you consider the audio edition of Bound by Flames to be better than the print version?

Brilliant and Different but not better - I own both and enjoy both at different times.

What other book might you compare Bound by Flames to, and why?

The Night Prince Series is as brilliant as Night Huntress series (Cat and Bones) I can give it no better praise.If I had to choose another author I would say the Jane Yellowrock Series which I also love beyond reason.

What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

Her performance is wonderful with a different voice for each character. Whatever they pay her she is worth it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could do but I prefer to spread my pleasure.

Any additional comments?

The characters have been developed further. Leila made stupid decisions as always with drastic consequences. With a new master villain at the end. Loved it, Loved it

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Back to form!

After listening to the last book in this series, I was worried about purchasing this book, the next installment of the Night Prince story.
I'm very happy to say I had nothing to worry about.
In hindsight, I think at least some of the disappointment was the very poor recording of Book 2.
Each chapter either finished a split second before "Chapter #" was spoken, or The "Chapter #" was actually spoken cutting off a word or 2 from the end of the previous chapter.
This book however was very enjoyable, much better story pacing, I started to like Leilas character alot more, and the complexity of Vlad was further enhanced.
I love the way Leilas sister was so well portrayed by the Auther and Tavia Gilbert deserves an award for her ability to change her voice to make the listener forget that its just one narrator reading this series!
I felt all the characters were much better fleshed out in this book, and the rollercoaster of emotion wasnt overdone, or forced.
All in all this is a very enjoyable listen, totally back to form from Jeaniene Frost.

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Good listen

I enjoyed listening to this. Didn’t blow me away or anything but that’s probably because the characters are already together, and my favourite part of a story is often the getting together bit. Good load of action and plot though.

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Amazing story

Another amazing story by Jeaniene Frost, loving the interesting take on the historical character Vlad Tepesh. Horror, supernatural elements, romance & smut - makes for a brilliant listen. Brilliant series. Tavia Gilbert is very good at bringing the characters & the story to life! Definitely recommend! Couldn't put it down - listened to it at work. I love how the characters are evolving over the series, looking forward to seeing how they evolve further to the conclusion of the series

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awesome

I was actually introduced to this author through this knight Prince series with Vlad and Leyla. I loved it so much I went off to find out what else she'd written, realised these books sit within the whole other story arc of the knight huntress world with cat and bones and promptly started working my way through that series.

firstly if you too didn't realise these books are stories within a larger story I highly recommend reading the whole series in order. I've seriously enjoyed it.

secondly this is my second read/listen to Vlad and layla's story, because I wanted to listen again knowing the fuller context of the wider story arc, along with all the other characters, and I'm really glad I did. you by no means have to, I loved these books the first time before I realised the bigger story existed, but I'm really glad I have read them again within the bigger story arc because there are little references to things that have happened previously that I now understand this time round, because ' I was there' in a previous book, which, for me, just makes the stories a little richer, but as I said by no means necessary.


the vlad and Leyla story arc is really great and there's a real wicked sense of humour that runs through the V & L storyline that I love, with one secret coming out in this book that literally had me laughing out loud...so funny...
but aside from that this story has yet another really intersting twist on what can happen within the supernatural world that Jeaniene Frost is so good at. never underestimate your enemies. loved it.

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Loved it

As always another great book loved it always look forward to reading books by frost

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Can't wait for the next one!

Absolutely love this author and can't wait for her next book. I've listened to all of them over the last few months and sad that I've now caught up! I love the narrator - the way she manages to do the voices so distinctly for each character is amazing and made it a pleasure to listen throughout the series.

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One of her best books

The story was shocking at times and more intense, but it made the book more 'believable'

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  • Claire
  • Rugeley, United Kingdom
  • 08-04-15

Nice surprise

Was extremely glad to be notified and subsequently read this book. This series of books by Jeaniene Frost has all the ingredients for success and Tavia Gilbert portrays all characters well and provides the correct atmosphere for the stoy.

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Love it as all night hunter/ress books

I was worried that this next book would not be as good as the previous ones, but I shouldn't of. As usual the characters stick to their original personalities but grow through trouble and joy, I must say I loved the epilogue without giving it away it had me in stitches!!!
And of course adore Tavia Gilbert reading!!! What a voice!!!
Will be doing a re-listen of all the books again from start (night huntress series) to inbetween spin offs!!! Can't wait!!!

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  • RabidReads
  • 02-02-15

Snoopy happy dance!

Jeaniene Frost is renowned the world over for her oh-my-god-is-it-hot-in-here scenes, but she can also rock the dark like nobody’s business, and readers were reminded of that fact with a vengeance in BOUND BY FLAMES. Graphic torture anyone? I’m talking flaying, limb amputation, silver poisoning, starvation, and pseudo rape. This installment was originally intended to be the finale of the NIGHT PRINCE series; however after listening to book 3, I can understand why the author decided to axe that plan. A new super villain has risen, Vlad & Leila didn’t get their HEA, and there’s still plenty of story left to tell!

I’ve had a jumbo crush on Tepesh ever since his character debuted as a secondary in Frost’s NIGHT HUNTRESS novels, and it’s steadily grown into an all out obsession with this spin-off series. He could easily be king of the bad guys if it weren’t for Mrs. Dracula which makes him the ultimate antihero. We got to see a more vulnerable side to Vlad in this installment while as Leila was all steel and resolve. The balance of power in their relationship has been markedly one-sided until now, so I loved the role reversal, and as expected, the author didn’t hold back on the ravishing either. *winks*

Maximus drove me nutso in the best kind of way, and I was happy that Leila’s father finally saw reason after his prolonged silent treatment of his daughter. Marty was as primo as always, and my hankering for a Cat & Bones cameo was quenched, although it’s worth pointing out that their part was somewhat spoiler-y if you haven’t read UP FROM THE GRAVE yet. Mencheres also popped in to say hi which made my character driven self very jubilant. You’ll notice that I’m glossing over the plot, and that’s because it puts to bed the main story arc, so I’m not willing to risk accidentally spilling the beans, but it’s DA BOMB!

This was my first time listening to a NIGHT PRINCE audiobook, however I was already acquainted with Tavia Gilbert as a narrator, so I had zero quibbles about her performance going in. Her renditions of both of the protagonists were on par with those that I had inside my head prior to her voice taking them over. I’m a sucker for accents, and her English (Bones), Romanian (Vlad), and New Orleans (Marie) vernacular left me tickled pink. I’m still trying to determine whether it was the narration or the writing that has me dubbing this as my favourite installment, either way, I loved it!

BOUND BY FLAMES will make you break out into a Snoopy happy dance!

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  • Katherine
  • 24-02-15

Vlad is back and hotter than ever!

I love the Night Huntress world and Vlad is one of my favorite bad boy vamps. Bound by Flames was another great addition to the series.It was packed with action, adventure and plenty of scorching hot sex. As long as Jeaniene Frost keeps writing them, I'll keep listening.

5 HOT stars!

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  • Hassan
  • 28-01-15

Fantastic!!

What a great addition to the series... So good!!! It was satisfying and really packed with events, you won't expect them.

You always get these damn funny points here and there, and there are loads of the characters you love

Narration is great as always.. Great addition to the series.. Wonder whats next.....

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  • Edyta
  • 04-02-15

My second favorite couple!

Any additional comments?

So... another good Frost book and after looking at Goodreads there will be more! This book is very much like all the books in this series... They love, fight, someone almost dies but the good guys come out on top... with a twist. So for those of you that are faint of heart this one gets a little dark. There is some stuff that is a little hard to read through so progress with that in mind. Reading other peoples reviews a few had a real problem with that. Me I still enjoyed the book a lot... and will definitely be listening to the next one.

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  • Deborah
  • 28-01-15

Worth the wait

Bound by Flames was defiantly worth the wait! I couldn't turn it off. The story was as strong and as engaging as the other two books in the series.

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  • J. Black
  • 27-01-15

Wow there's gonna be another yea!

I am so in love with this series and so happy to see that there will be another book. Not happy that I'll have to wait for it. But it is definitely worth the wait. There is more action more drama in this book. More intrigue we get to learn more about Vlads past. There are new enemies new twists. And I loved every minute of it. Definitely worth the credit.

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  • Kimberly
  • 30-01-15

Couldn't put it down!!

If you love Vlad like I do.... You will love this book. Jeaniene Frost is a genius and Tavia Gilbert brings this story to life as usual!! So what are you waiting for? Read it today!

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  • Jenn
  • 23-04-15

Irritating

The heroine gets captured by doing something stupid, which doesn't help anyone, and has to be rescued...sounding like the other books? It was so much worse. The audio was bad, too, because she whined so much that the narrator's voice got irritating.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 21-02-15

I love Vlad..he rocks!!!

Would you listen to Bound by Flames again? Why?

MMMMMM,,,Maybe...I do love this series...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bound by Flames?

I liked the ending...it was hilarious...Vlad is quite the character....all moody and broody..and then at the end we find out he really is kind of a dork....lol

What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

I Love Tavia..she is one of my fave narrators...she is good no matter what the story is....I could listen to her all day long...and sometimes I have...lol

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I did feel bad for Leila a lot of the time,but also she annoyed me...I mean seriously,,,where is the strong woman from the other books? She didn't get tough until near the end...I think she has a bad case of PTSD....I found myself rolling my eyes at her several times...Maybe she should have stayed mortal....

Any additional comments?

I liked this book, I listened to it all in 1 day, I would have given it 5 stars across the board if Leila's character wouldn't have turned into such a wimp at times...and she whined and was overly dramatic...not the narration....I love Tavia..just the character itself...in the other books she was a tough chick...But I was never bored and love this series and I am so glad there will be a next one...this is not the end people...look at Jeaniene's website..there will be another one...I also like how we got a visit from several other of our beloved Night Huntress characters...over all a very fun and entertaining listen...thumbs up an a recommend from me....Jeaniene and Tavia are a great team!!!

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  • Boysmom
  • 29-01-15

Excellent as always

I have listened to every one of Jeanne Frost's books narrated by Tavia Gilbert and they all have been 5 star worthy. In my opinion, there is no better in this genre!!

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