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Christmas in the Kitchen

Psy-Changeling Series
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 19 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

Summary

From best-selling author Nalini Singh comes "Christmas in the Kitchen," a must-listen Psy-Changeling short story that features several members of the DarkRiver leopard pack, including two sentinels. Set before Bonds of Justice, "Christmas in the Kitchen" explores the everyday lives of the characters in the Psy-Changeling series.

©2012 Nalini Singh (P)2015 Tantor

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Awful narration

The story's alright - not fantastic, not terrible - but the narration is truly awful. I had to turn the volume up to be able to hear the dialogue which is recorded at much loerr level than the almost shouty main narration. The narrator rrads too fsst and her intonation feels rrally unnatural. Ruined the story for me

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Lots of characters

First Psi book I've heard although I have read them all non have been available in the UK on Audible. I loved it although only a short book and free (thank you) this was an excellent book to start with. The narrator was fabulous so many different voices as it was filled with so many of the characters and she was great really brought the story to life. I would buy the entire series if it was available.

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Interesting, but not what I was expecting

I don't remember why I downloaded this short story, as it was some time ago (last Christmas or the one before) and I had no idea what it was about or what the author writes.

I only listened to this because I'm between books and it was on my unlistened to list and short, I'm pleasantly surprised and will be looking at more books in the series, partly because I'm confused as to the characters (and the cat thing) but also because I enjoyed it. Not badly written and a good narration...

I hope I won't be disappointed by the other books

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  • Listening is Reading
  • 22-07-18

Christmas in the Kitchen

What a sweet little short for us all to enjoy and fall even more in love with all these characters.

The narration even though it is by the same narrator was a little different.. But still lovely.

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  • Skipper
  • 31-05-15

A fun little freebie from the author / publisher

A short story set at Dorian's home. Ashaya is baking Christmas goodies with Keenan and Dorian when visitors come calling. Holiday merriment ensues. No real plot and nothing very meaningful is said, but nonetheless the camaraderie is delightful, as always.

Thank you for the gift!

(Admittedly, I opened it long before Christmas.)

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  • Teresa
  • 22-05-15

A peek inside Dorian/ Ashaya house.

A nice 20 minute teaser to get me in the mood for more from the Psy-Changling world that is coming out next week. Thanks audible for the freebie.

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  • 29-12-18

very short, bot very cute

this was a good intro to Singh for me , and I love Angela Dawe.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 29-12-18

Christmas baking in DarkRiver territory

Lovely day getting ready for the DarkRiver Christmas party.
We start with Dorian, Keenan & Ashiya, cookies & cupcakes. In walks Kit, then Noor, Jonquil, Talin & Clay. A baking challenge ensues - between Dorian and Clay. Warm fuzzies.
Dawe does a good job of narration.

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  • priscilla
  • 26-12-18

Too violent

Did not meet my criteria for an easy relaxing read.
Thanks but no thanks! I tried twice to listen. I could not endure such discussions as these characters endured.

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  • L. Voisinet
  • 21-12-18

Not Really a story.

There's no plot, it's just a sort of scene of a group of people interacting with some cooking in the kitchen for a "Pack" Christmas party. Some references to being part animal.

This isn't a short story at all, just a scene.

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  • J. Caulfield
  • 14-12-18

You need to read the series.

This is nicely written. Clearly the series is also fun. However if you are not familiar with the series this doesn’t do a great job of giving you much of a taste.

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  • Cherlym
  • 19-11-18

Always good

Short, always great by Nalini Singh , and the narrator rocks. Christmas feel good. G rated, family

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  • Goddess of Chaos
  • 12-08-18

More an elongated scene than a traditional short story, but worth it

For those of us who have been devouring the Psy-Changeling series this afternoon with a few of the characters is a lovely, relaxed scene. It isn't focused on moving forward some grand arc, or world building, rather it is like dropping in for a visit with so e friends you just don't get to see enough.

This scene, in a variety of low-key ways, highlights what makes the "packs" in this series so compelling, and so interesting. Nalini Singh has created a community, and stories like this showcase how rich it is.