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Rafael

Stone Society, Book 1
Narrated by: Mace Earl Finn
Series: Stone Society, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

He wants to claim his mate. She wants to catch a killer. Neither saw the other one coming....

Welcome to the future. In post-apocalyptic America, humans are protected by the Stone Society, a species of Gargoyle shapeshifters. Rafael Stone is the king, and his clan has ruled the Americas for over 700 years, unbeknownst to humans. 

Kaya Kane is the New Atlanta Chief of Police. At 36, not only is she the youngest but also the first female chief the city has ever had. She has dedicated her life to keeping her city safe. When all evidence in a multiple homicide points to the elusive Rafael Stone, Kaya cannot figure out if she wants to arrest him or climb his large, hard body. 

Rafael's kind has never mated with a human, but just speaking to Chief Kane on the telephone nearly brings Rafe to his knees. Kaya has given up on ever having a relationship because of her career. When the two meet, sparks fly. Literally. When someone tries to kill Kaya, Rafael has no choice but to show his true nature.

©2014 Faith Gibson (P)2018 Faith Gibson

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Wow

I’ve never read gargoyle shifter books before but this one has very clearly shown me where I have gone wrong with not reading them this was amazing can’t wait to listen to more 💜

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An excellent introduction to this paranormal world

Rafael is the first book in the Stone Society series and an excellent introduction to this paranormal world. This novel is about the Gargoyle shifters and was the first book I read with Gargoyles. Faith Gibson did a fantastic job creating a new world for us to enjoy and I really loved the concept of this series. The storyline was intriguing with romance, mystery and some suspense and I was hooked from beginning to end. The main characters were likable and the author gave us so many secondary characters I can't wait to see how they all interact in the overall series. This novel was a fabulous read and I would highly recommend it to all lovers of paranormal romance.
The audiobook version of this novel was narrated by Mace Earl Finn. He has a deep voice that was just perfectly suited to the gargoyles. His pace and timing was excellent and I enjoyed listening to him narrate this novel.

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Good storyline

There was parts of this book that I didn’t understand straight away but it all fell into place in the end. Good strong characters and a good storyline.

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A good start to an interesting series!

In a chaotic world where gargoyles exist, hidden behind the guise of being human, the gargoyles are facing two potentially fatal situations. The gargoyles are committed to protecting humans from the unholy, evil human clones created by a possible madman. Meahwhile gargoyles also face extinction as the female of their species seem to have all but died out. Then, in New Atlanta, there are 11 murders and the king of gargoyles, Rafael, is a prime suspect. When he comes across the chief of police, he finds himself instantly attracted to her. Is she his mate? Can gargoyles and humans mate?

I really enjoyed the concept behind this series. Being the king, Rafael will probably be a key character in the series. But, as this is the first book, there is less focus on the romance between the king and his mate and more emphasis on the groundwork required for the onward momentum of the series. I think it will be exciting. Thank goodness Rafael has a lot of cousins and brothers to work through! That means there are probably going to be lots of books to look forward to.

Mace Earl Finn does a fantastic job of narrating this audiobook. He has a deep voice that can take on a gravely undertone where appropriate, which is ideal for a gargoyle's more beastly dialogues.

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

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Good book

First Gargoyal shifted book I have listened to/read. It will definitely not be my last. I really enjoyed it.

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INTENSE READ

Utterly fantastic book to read all the way though I was on the edge of my seat. Wanting to know what happens next. Such a intense book I loved every minute of it. I can't wait to get started on the book two. I've already got this book in my Kindle Library but I started to reading the last seven chapters at 10.30pm and it's now 5.37am . I couldn't put it down it was that good. You've got to read these books if you love shifter romance books.

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  • Bluebonnet Onit
  • 22-06-18

Well written and well performed!

The characters are well thought out and brought to life. It held my attention through the whole story. The narrator is awesome with a nice range of voice characterizations. And such a nice deep voice!

Looking forward to more from the series.

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  • DML 🤓
  • 24-08-18

Really enjoyable

I read this quite a while ago and enjoyed the story, having listened to it narrated by Mace Earl Finn I loved it even more.
I really do enjoy a shifter book, Goyles do not get enough wrote about them.
Mace had a deep timber voice which really does lend itself to this genre of story.
Listen to a sample you won’t be disappointed.

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  • JodyL
  • 18-08-18

Entranced by this voice

I really liked this narrators voice. I could listen to him for hours and hours!
This is the first book I have read from this author and I loved it! I fell in love with each of the characters portrayed. They all had strong personalities and I look forward to reading about each of them.
This book is about Police Chief Kaya and the king of the gargoyles in the New Atlanta area. There is an over arching plot about an evil military man who creates clone-like beings that once transformed into monsters can't change back to human. These beings are called the "unholy".
This book kept me enthralled through every page.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-18

incredible narrator voice !!

story isnt bad at all but the narrator's voice is incredible. I would listen to it reading the phone book! lol

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  • Dawn B
  • 17-06-19

loving the storyline

I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to hearing more. I wish they would add more of this series to audible because I don't have time to sit down and read like I would like to. but unfortunately this series only goes to the fourth book. please add more thank you

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  • susan b
  • 19-08-18

A very good start to hopefully a WONDERFUL series

Loved the characters, sexy strong female and male leads. The story line was fast paced, listened to it all in one day. Can't wait for the next, hopefully in audiobook. Mace, the narrator was fantastic. Never heard him before, but his voice was so deep and sexy. Best male narrator ever, and I put him at the very top. No one, in my opinion, even comes close to his voice. He did an excellent job with this audiobook. Loved it!!!

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  • Joshua Vandenberg
  • 26-09-18

what could have been......

It was an interesting concept, but i found it extremely hard to get past the 5th chapter without turning it off or switching to another book. While the overall premise of the book is promising, the Narrator just doesnt do it for me, and i found it hard to continue listening past the dull dry tone he used, while i do applaud his effort, just the cadence of his speech and the tries with the character voices just turned me off listening further.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 26-11-19

Loved it!

This was my first Faith Gibson's book. This was the first book in the Stone Society, a paranormal romance, with Gargoyle shapeshifters. Kaya and Rafeal's story is well written. The characters are great and the world building is original, intriguing and captivating. Mace Earl Finn did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Audiophile
  • 14-11-19

Gargoyle pnr

This was a fun listen. I really love the concept of the Stone Society and am eager to see what comes next. I enjoyed the narration, I didn’t love it but it was still good. I have many more questions when it comes to this story so I better grab the next one.

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  • Georgiana
  • 04-11-19

Love me some Gargoyles!

I read this book several years ago and absolutely loved it. My favorite shifters are Gargoyles so this book is right up my alley. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this story, but listening to it brought it to a whole new level and I loved it. I think this is a great start to the series and I can’t wait to find out what happens to the rest of the gargoyles. I’m especially interested in learning more about Jasper.

I really enjoyed the narrator and thought his deep voice for the gargoyles was perfect. He definitely brought the characters to life and helped give them even more depth. I would listen to more audios by Mace Earl Finn.