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Planet Talzor Needs Brides

Shalhinari Space Chronicles
Narrated by: Elizabeth Walker
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

Mitzi leads a quiet life as a professional matchmaker. Her cozy life is turned upside down when she is chosen as the matchmaker for an alien species searching for wives. Naturally, she refuses. Unfortunately, she’s having a hard time saying no to the dashingly handsome but domineering alien warrior. Although, he makes her heart flutter, it’s a good thing he’s not her type. 

Jax, captain of the Talzor starship, is ordered to hire a shalhinari, a spiritual matchmaker, to find soul mates for six of his men. He locates the best shalhinari on Earth; yet, Mitzi Selig, the earthbound woman, tries his patience. To his distress, he is drawn to her beauty, questioning his judgment. Worse, his long suppressed empathy gene awakens, a trait not seemly for a warrior. 

The magnetic pull between Captain Jax and Mitzi is astronomical. Yet, can a tormented warrior and a woman who refuses to leave Earth find love? A long light-year distance relationship is one thing, but looming danger could curtail any chance for their star-crossed passion. 

©2018 Eva Gordon (P)2019 Eva Gordon

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Intergalactic romance for the matchmaker!

An alien captain is looking for spiritually sound matches for his crew and has followed the reputation of one matchmaker to Earth to request her assistance. Mitzi is nothing if not determined to find the ideal mates for her clients. But what happens when the matchmaker find her match? Nothing quite like two people who are intended for each other but insist on resisting the connection. Aside from their own resistance, there are other challenges along the way. Love is never quite as easy as one would wish!

This has all the hallmark characteristics of Eva Gordon's stories: alpha men; strong and quirky female protagonists; a flavour of Jewish culture; a few bad guys; lots of action; interesting secondary characters; and the potential for more stories in the same world. In fact, I really hope this book is the start of a new series. There is a lot of potential for romantic mayhem in this fictional universe.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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Great storyline

I enjoyed this book. The storyline was very good. The characters were strong and unique. I feel like there’s more from these characters to come. Elizabeth’s performance was great.

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  • Catrina P
  • 09-03-19

Planet Talzor Needs Brides

When Mitzi is “hired” to fill the role of matchmaker things are different... her clients are alien. She can still do this, but what if she feels a connection to one of the men?

This was a very enjoyable listen. There’s action and adventure as well as the romantic theme. A great story by Eva Gordon and narration by Elizabeth Walker.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 04-02-20

Great Story!

Very enjoyable listen. Interesting storyline. The characters were likable. the narration was really good. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Patricia Terry
  • 03-02-20

So cute

A yenta and an alpha warrior...what could be cuter. Lots of fun, and a little steam, but not too much. Great story with wonderful characters. I received a free review copy of the audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • kathyd1004
  • 30-12-19

Fun From Start to Finish

The title seems a bit corny, but the story is solid! The story is straightforward, but it is fun and engaging as Mitzi works to find matches for Talzorian males. Captain Jax is her liaison from Talzor and their instant chemistry is explosive. It takes them a while to tolerate each other, but in the end they make a great couple.

Narrator Elizabeth Walker did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life! This is the first narration I’ve heard from her, but I hope it is not my last.

I received an audio copy from the author for an honest review.

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  • Sara B
  • 09-12-19

Entertaining!

Planet Talzor Needs Brides is the first book in the Shalhiari Space Chronicles, and quite enjoyable. It's well-plotted and fast-paced; I was thoroughly entertained and immersed. The storyline is packed with twists, turns, romance, drama, and adventure.

The characters are intriguing, and engaging in particular, Mitzi and Jax. They have a marvellous connection with fiery chemistry. Eva Gordon is a fantastic fantasy romance author, she has an incredible imagination, captivating the readers/listeners with her stories. The narration by Elizabeth Walker is excellent, she does an amazing job bringing the characters to life.

Overall this was a great listen, and I recommend it to those who enjoy listing to sci-fi or fantasy romance. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 20-11-19

Good Start to a New Series

This is the first book in a new series, Shalhiari Space Chronicles, I thought it had a fast-paced storyline and that it could be enjoyed as a standalone book. The story had lots of elements including action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense and many twist/turns which kept me listening, even when I should have been doing something else.

The blurb tells you the premise of the book but it won't tell you how well defined the characters are or how great the chemistry and connection between Mitzi and Jax is. A lot happens in this book, too much to put in a review certainly because that would involve spoilers which I don't like to give.

Mitzi is a matchmaker who believes that she owes it to her clients to make sure all her matches last and she hates that her's didn't. She was dumped two days before her wedding which has affected her confidence!

One day Mitzi is kidnapped by the government, and told to arrange six matches for six Earth women to six alien men so that they can steal some advanced technology and not because it will be a good match, will she be able to do this without losing all her self respect?

Jax has been injured in battle, this has resulted in him now being half robotic and half man and because of this, he believes he is not ready for a mate/wife. But his commander has ordered him to find one and he's always obeyed orders in the past. I liked Jaz, I thought he was a great character, his strength and commitment, as well as his empathy, made him a really interesting male.

The way a human matchmaker and an alien warrior deal with their match is well done, against a background of intrigue, anger and conflict. But there are also some lighter moments too - All in all I have to say this book made me want to listen to the rest of the series.

The narration of this book by Elizabeth Walker was well done, she kept the pace beautifully and made all the characters sound interesting and real.

I was given this audiobook by Story Origin but my review is written voluntarily and contains only my personal opinion.






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  • LizzyStams
  • 06-11-19

couldn't finish it

Disclaimer- I recieved a promo code to read this book
I really tried to finish this book, but just couldn't. I got through half, and couldn't go on. I don't think the script was properly edited for audio. Sometimes it felt like I was listening to a one sided phone call, with random breaks and a conversation that didn't make complete sense. The story line is there. But it's really hard to tell the "inner thought" voice of the characters vs that actual "spoken outloud" dialogue. I may try to read the print version to find out the ending.

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  • Diana in SC @AudiobookObsession
  • 15-10-19

Funny and highly entertaining throughout!

I was very pleasantly surprised about how much I loved this sci-fi romance audiobook, from the very first minute all the way to the end. It was a breath of fresh air in the sci-fi romance subgenre. The story setup is wonderfully outrageous, and I could not stop listening to it. The detailed technology, culture, and backstory of the hero swept me away. I also loved that there was always something happening, either in the relationship or plot development. The humor was fantastic! I laughed a lot, and I probably smiled for much of the book. Mitzi, as portrayed by the talented narrator Elizabeth Walker, has tongue-in-cheek humor and hilarious thoughts. The narrator did an expert job with the different voices, the humor, pacing, and emotion. My only tiny criticism is that I often could not tell if Mitzi was saying things out loud or in her head.

The third-person perspective alternated between the heroine and hero, but more often the heroine. There was some great steaminess in small doses. I really like the slow burn relationship buildup without the sex overwhelming the plot. The author did a wonderful job with the love scenes.

I loved the main characters and at least three of the supporting characters, especially the hero's artificially intelligent assistant. The heroine Mitzi was strong-minded, engaging, relatable, and comfortable in her own skin. She is awesome. The hero was very likable, admirable, and had a totally hot voice. The narrator gave him a high-class British accent, and it was delicious. I highly recommend this to all sci-fi romance fans and to anyone who wants a funny romance.

I received a free audiobook copy from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Alisha Vance
  • 08-07-19

Brides for an Alien Race

Great story line. Enjoyed the action and romance that was in the story, even wanted to knock some of the characters out myself.
An alien race needs help to reproduce and grow their population with the help of willing Earth brides, so who better to employee than a matchmaker. Fun and cute story.

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  • h_mac_88
  • 08-07-19

Easy listen

Overall this was a good listen. The story moves at a fairly quick pace. The idea is cute, an alien race that needs brides and comes to Earth to find them. However, I was expecting a hot and steamy romance. That is not what this story was. The main love story is sweet, not sexy. There is intrigue and conflict though and I did enjoy the story. Overall, I would be willing to listen to any additional stories in the series as they come.