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Summary

Too hot to handle....  

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos - the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship....  

Tabby is everything Shy's ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can't have. She's beautiful, smart, and as his friend's daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more - much more - he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn.... 

©2013 Kristen Ashley (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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I really wanted to listen to the whole thing but..

I enjoy Kristen Ashley's books and after the Rock Chick series have been looking for more on audible. Unfortunately, unlike the RC series, most are read badly and I mean AWFUL. I suspect audible knows this and this is why the sample of this book starts about a minute in to the first chapter, just enough to avoid hearing the reader attempt a male voice - which is a raspy, flat mess. The reader does female voices well, but overall the narration is pretty terrible and though I was enjoying the story, I just could continue.

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A re-listen favourite

I re-read Motorcycle Man before starting this book, but it isn't necessary, the chaos series stands alone. However, the understanding of wider family connections from reading motorcycle man is useful and I think potentially brings further enjoyment of the characters.

This KA book felt a little different in that it had an emotional start that lasted into the first 25% of the book. The emotions were intense and I truly felt the tragedy. I really enjoyed the passing of time in this book, it allowed Tabby time to grow from a petulant, rebellious 16 year old to a young woman messing up her life to further maturity. I found Shy to be a great hero, I felt magnetised to his persona! I loved that Shy, without coercion, instinctively decided he wanted a more even partnership with Tabby than was traditional between Chaos men and their women. There is a utterly engaging story threaded throughout this book and it is definitely one of my favourite KA reads.

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  • LKM
  • 15-07-13

More Kristen Ashley!

What did you love best about Own the Wind?

Kristen Ashley 's story though it helps to have read the earlier books in this series.

What did you like best about this story?

I was looking forward to reading Tabby's story.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

This was the weakest part. Very little distinction between characters. Little emotion. Not like a true professional reader where you are not distracted by the reading of the story.

Any additional comments?

I hope that there will be more Kristen Ashley books on audible. I really don't like it when they start in the middle of a series. Hopefully audible will improve the narrator and offer Ashley 's complete series including Rock Chicks, 'Burg series, Colorado series, Dream Man series, and Unfinished Heroes.

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  • Katherine
  • 21-10-13

Swoon-worthy Biker Bad Boys

Another brilliant listen by Kristen Ashley. I love her biker bad boys and this one was at the top of my list with alpha male hotness. In this book we have the biker princess Tabby (daughter of the MC’s president) and swoon-worthy Shy (the biker club brother). They’ve both been secretly in love with each for some time but tragedy brings them together in a most unexpected way. This of course leads to lots of steamy sex and a HEA. I loved seeing characters from previous books; Tack, Tyra, Tex, Mitch, Hawk, Lee and the very fabulous Elvira! I love the Chaos MC! Come on Audible, bring us Motorcycle Man please!

Even though this is not her first book, it could still be read as a stand-alone. I will warn you that Kristen Ashley has a very unique writing style and not all appreciate her stiff dialogue or run on sentences. I for one love it.

5 star listen!

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  • 27-06-13

Motor cycle Alpha Hotness.......

It took me a little while to adapt to the biker lingo but once I did I was hooked! I'm warning you that you need to keep an open mind. This writer is bringing you into this biker world which means they have their own language. Lets just say they express themselves differently. The plot kept me interested. In a way, it reminded me of the show Sons of Anarchy. This biker club is about loyalty and family. Shy & Tabby are some serious hotness!! Shy is all Alpha but deep down has a sweet side. They took forever to show their true feelings for each other but worth it when the story ends with an HEA! This book had tragedy, comradery, passion, badassness, and heartfelt moments. I happened to like the book and found all the characters interesting. I will continue with the series.

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  • Steph
  • 14-05-15

This may very well be an excellent book...

What would have made Own the Wind better?

But I have no idea, because it sounds like it's being read by Siri. It's unlistenable. The premise sounds like a book that I might have enjoyed, but the reader sounds like a robot. Seriously? I'm so disappointed that I spent money on this...

What could Kristen Ashley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Find a better reader...

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Starling?

Anyone. Literally anyone else. She sounds like a lifeless robot.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I have no idea. For all I know it could have been my favorite book of all time, but I can't listen to something that sounds like it's being read by a lifeless robot. I really hope Kristen Ashley didn't actually pay Angela Starling to ruin her book.

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I really wanted to enjoy this book. And look, and I'm not in the habit of leaving unkind reviews, in fact this might be the first and only bad review I've ever left. But Angela Starling, and I'm sure she's a kind and lovely person in real life, completely butchered the reading of this book, to the point that it's actually unlistenable. I cannot and will not listen to an audobook that sounds like it's being read by Siri. No no no. Sorry, I'm sure Kristen Ashley put a lot of time and effort and heart into this, but I couldn't get though the first two minutes and that's just sad.

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  • Dave
  • 28-06-13

Amazing!!! Simply Amazing!!!

If you are looking for a story with depth and realism then most anything written by Kristen Ashley is for you! The trials and tribulations of Shy and Tabby will suck you in from the first word to the last! As always the narrator can make or break book. With that same thought a great narrator can make the book even better and Angela Starling made this a great book. Her voice for the characters really brought them alive!

My ONLY complaint is that this is a spinoff series. Unless you read Motorcycle Man from the Dream Man series some of these characters won’t make a lot of sense. I sincerely PRAY that Audible or whoever decides audiobooks produces the Dream Man series and anything else by Kristen Ashley!!!!

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  • Diana DC
  • 28-06-13

Could have been better

I've eaten up quite a few books by Kristen Ashley (including this one) so I knew what to expect -- over the top biker dudes and their old ladies, the DRAMA, the language, the crazy, the sex. Ashley is an enormously popular author for good reason. She knows how to deliver the whole package.

So I'm wondering why this plum package was entrusted to a newbie narrator. Sigh. Angela Starling is no better than adequate. Specifically, she doesn't differentiate at all between characters; all her men sound just alike as do all her women. No. No. No. Her male voices are not masculine. Smooth-talking hero Shy is read in a staccato monotone. No. No. no. Ashley's books are decidedly hero-centric and a narrator who fails to get that is not up to the challenge. Sad for the wasted opportunity.

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  • Candateshia Pafford
  • 30-06-13

Ah.. Ma.... ZING!!!!!! Simply Amazing!!!!

WOW WOW WOW! I was so not expecting this. This book was so dang good, I took off work early to finish listening. That bad review that say the narrator was not good... was dead wrong. You can totally tell males from females and none of the characters sound alike. Now you can tell when the narrator recorded it, then went back later and re-recorded a part... but it is such a slight shift in volume, that it doesn't even take away from the story.

I like how this book starts... The prologue, which is like 2 chapters long, is read from Shy's POV. Shy is such a bad-to-the-bone...biker boss! He maintains his total badassness the entire book long. When I say the entire book, the entire. I loved it. This writer stayed so true to her characters.. ALL of the THEM...! I loved it when Shy and his brothers, totally kicked Tab's boss butt. That is what bikers do... Then the scene when Shy is face to face with the guy that murder his parents. See.. this is what I am talking about. THis is how you write a biker story.. Shy was not playing around... he was Chaos through and through... then OMG.. then chapter when the brothers asked for his cut (his colors) OMG!!! OMG!!

Now... Tab or Tabby, so after the prologue, the book is read from Tab's POV, but other characters are POV are read in third person. This is such an interesting way of writing... I loved it. So, Tabby is the princess of the mc, and I love how she got out of the life, without ever really leaving, then her relationship with Shy...so great from beginning to end. But the ultimate angst is when she saw Shy with his girl... OMG! Then when she decides to leave... DUDE! The way Shy comes over and tells her that she is not leaving... I was blushing, gushing and just wrapped all up in it. Sooo Good..

THis is like a beginning to end life story for these two characters. Great ending too. So much action, I never wanted to skipped...just a straight through listen. It is long, really long...but so worth it.

Narration was awesome. I don't usually give 5, unless a book blows me away, and this blew me away. I have been hunting for biker books for the last 2 days.

A buy or credit. Yes Yes...

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  • Katy
  • 07-04-19

Like Listening to a Computer Read

This is one book I'll be reading, because the narrator's monotone delivery was painful and boring. I was 30 minutes in and had no idea what had happened.

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  • brad redinger
  • 08-08-18

WORST NARRATION EVER!

Words cannot express how bad the narration was on this book ! The story line was okay, romance was good.. but you just couldn't make it through the HORRIBLE narration !!!

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  • Julie Lake
  • 06-08-18

Great Story, Bad Narrator

I loved the book, loved the story. The narration is TERRIBLE! I would love to have this redone by Kate Russell as she has done a wonderful job with the rest of the Chaos series as well as the Dream Man Series.

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