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Burning Dawn

Narrated by: Max Bellmore
Series: Angels of the Dark, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
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New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Angels of the Dark tale about a winged warrior renowned for his ruthlessness, and the woman who becomes his obsession....

A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies. He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from his enemy's clutches - a beauty who stokes the fires of his darkest desires. Elin Vale has her own deep-rooted scars, and her attraction to the exquisite warrior who freed her challenges her every boundary. But Thane's unwavering determination to protect her means she must face her greatest fears - and enter a world in which passion is power, and victory means breathtaking surrender.

©2014 Gena Showalter (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Great story, mediocre narration

His voice really doesn't change much. Have listened to others, Thane sound exactly like Lazarus, William and all the rest of them
The female characters also all sound the same; breathy and raspy despite that Ellen is supposedly meant to have damaged vocal chords.
Not much change in the voices despite emotion and context.

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Brilliant Story!!!

what a beautifully action packed story this was. the dialogue was on oint and so funny in parts, you wanted to meet these characters in real. It was interesting and the narrator done superbly with reading the story and bringing it to life. Gena you are awesome, I will never tire of reading your books!

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  • Teresa
  • 19-11-14

I am a puzzle and you are my piece.

Gena Showalter always gives a story full of action, adventure, romance, sex, friendship and humor. I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't without its flaws. I wasn't always a fan of Thane's. Not that I didn't like him, I just didn't like all the stuff he did even after Elin came into the picture. Like Pain's book from LOU series, Thane's sex life was disturbing. I understand why he was like that, I just don't have to like it. Luckily when he gets together with Elin it wasn't a BDSM session. My other problem with this book is I sometimes couldn't tell when Elin was speaking or having an inner dialog in her head and at times I was amazed she would say certain stuff, then I realized she was only thinking it. This of course could have been fixed it the narrator had altered her voice for her inner self. I have always enjoyed Max Bellmore, he has a sexy voice.

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  • shaianne jordan
  • 23-01-15

timeless love

great love story makes you want yourself a hot angel to fall in love with

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  • 20-06-15

Wow! Unexpectedly cute✨ ~

The book was richly detailed and placed you in all the action. It was like violence, revenge mixed with cuteness love and hilarious moments. I saw some of the reviews before purchasing; and think people expected erotica book. Wrong. It's a great book. 👍🏼 One I would recommend to anyone who likes action and humor. At least, from my point of view. 💖✨

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-14

Annoyingly Boring :(

I struggled to listen to this audible, the story was slow and the female character just annoyed me. Didn't finish listening. It started interestingly but flagged and kept flagging, this one was not for me personally.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 13-09-14

EXCITING, NON STOP ACTION & A GREAT ROMANCE

This is the 3rd book in the Angels Of The Dark series about charismatic Winged Warriors who travel between the Natural and Spirit Worlds fighting Demons, making enemies and falling in love and technically it follows on from GS's brilliant LOU series but each book could be stand alone listen.

Thane is one of the Winged Warriors and he has been captured and held as a sex slave by an evil Phoenix woman until he is rescued by a quiet, gentle, abused human slave called Elin Vale but she has a terrible secret that could destroy their budding relationship. He has to battle his enemies, his mental Demons from the past and conquer his hatred of all Phoenix or lose the one he loves.

Thane is a great Hero, he's kind, loyal and thoughtful to the ones he loves, sexy and strong but he is also full of revenge, anger and is very unpredictable. He, and his two friends, were enslaved and brutally tortured in Hell but they survived and have a special bond which brings brotherhood and humor to the listen. And he also has some beautiful emotional words for Elin.

Worth a credit? When it comes to PNR Gena Showalter is a master craftsman at detailed world and complex character building and writes exciting plots filled with supernaturals and there's a good balance between the action, suspense and adventure and the undercurrent of passion by a nicely developed romance. There's humor, sex, edge of your seat tension and great supernatural secondary characters including a couple of Angels with sub plots of their own. Great narration as ever by Max Bellmore. So, if you're a PNR lover like me, it all adds up to a very enjoyable and creditworthy listen.

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  • dianne walters
  • 20-05-20

Awesome!!

Love me. Showalter writing! The narrarater was excellent. Of course would like to hear more books with male/female teams, men just can’t quite capture female sighs or breath ones quite right. I look forward to listening to more. P.s. I’ve already read every book and listening was like going to a movie after reading the book, except better because the story isn’t edited and reformat!

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  • Shelly
  • 03-03-20

OMG OMG PLEASE SAY THERE'S MORE!!!!

OMG PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS MORE I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK AND THE ENTIRE SERIES NARRATION BRINGS THEM ALIVE AND YOU JUST CAN'T HELP BEING ABSORBED FROM THE BEGINNING UNTIL THE END

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  • Stephanie
  • 25-01-20

loved it

this was definitely enticing from the very beginning. finished this one in a day. couldn't stop listening to it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-01-20

Hot

My only complaint is that I want more books for this series. I would love to find out what happens next with these and other characters in the books. Hot, spicy, sad, funny, and wow. A must read/ listen. An the narrator for this series as always a pleasure to listen to.

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  • T. Williams
  • 11-01-20

Disappointing

This book in the series was very difficult to listen to. I found the heroine silly, the diaogue was ridiculous and so many extraneous scenes that do NOT advance the plot. Take for example the boulder dodge ball chapter...what was the point? And the author drags out the death of some b-list character complete w/memorial service and all when the character was never fully developed so how could the reader be invested. This would have been better if some of the other characters were better developed. It seemed like the author was really struggling to make this a full length book. Very difficult to listen to!!

This book had more and steamier sex scenes which was great!

The narrator was great, very sexy voice, appropriate for the subject matter. He could have altered his voice for the spoken words vs character's thoughts. That is truly the only minor criticism that I have with Max Bellmore.