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Slade

New Species, Book 2
Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
Series: New Species, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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This "New Species" erotic romance by best-selling author Laurann Dohner features Trisha Norbit, a self-assured, smart-beyond-her-years doctor. Aroused to the brink by a patient whose life she saves, she changes the entire course of her life as a victim of her own lust only to survive life-on-the-run as the object of love for a wayward pharmaceutical company’s experiment that resulted in someone mostly man, but part animal as well. Vanessa Chambers, by turns stern, humorous, and passionate, narrates a tale of yearning for the "forbidden fruit" that once ignited is almost impossible to contain.

Summary

Dr. Trisha Norbit is flat on her back in a hospital bed, pinned under a really big New Species male. Though drugged out of his mind, he promises her ecstasy and is determined to deliver - but hospital staff intervenes. 215 is a man Trisha will never forget. But, when she meets him again at Homeland... he doesn’t even remember her!

The nosy new doctor wants to know all about the breeding habits between humans and Species. Slade proposes a hands-on education but she’s not interested in a one-night stand. He can’t offer more because he’s haunted by the memory of a woman he once tried to claim. He’s shocked when he realizes they are one and the same. He's blown it - she’ll never give him a chance now.

But, when her life is in danger, he’s the only one who can save her. As they flee through the wilderness, their desire ignites and cannot be denied. Hot sex, on the run, has consequences that are even more dangerous and will change their lives forever.

Reader Advisory: There is a scene of an attempted rape.

©2011 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Glad I bought it

Where does Slade rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

He'd tie for first place with Die for Me and The Fault in Our Stars.

What did you like best about this story?

How funny Slade was, he is so sweet and possible and annoyingly endearing.

What does Vanessa Chambers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The voices, oh my gosh the voicesvoices. She made them so real and different from each other, and practically made me fall in love with every single New Species I met.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!!!

Any additional comments?

I'm buying myself at least three for Christmas! At least...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable

Enjoyed this, but didn’t feel the relationship as much as some. Slade was an a-hole so often, but everything always got sorted out but without a satisfying resolution - just sort of brushed over. Plenty of action and plot. Needed an editor to go over it because some sentences were pretty much repeated in a different way within the same paragraph, and a good editor would have picked that up and pulled it together more. Still recommend the series for an escapist listen that is much better than the competition in this genre.

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great exciting

loved it listen to it a few times easy to listen to would recommend this book

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  • Lotte
  • Tywyn, United Kingdom
  • 18-03-15

Another great book

Another great read/listen in this series looking forward to the rest. Didn't think I would like theses books but I'm so surprised.

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  • Cheri
  • 27-02-16

Very Addictive Series!

This is a very addictive series for me. I've listened to the first seven stories back to back, and honestly do not have anything negative to say except I love some of the New Species characters more than others. I am so made at myself for waiting so long to listen to these stories..... they are awesome!

I know Slade may not be others favorite characters but he is one of mine especially later in the series, but I don't want to give anything away just in case someone has just started this series. However, the sex scene with Slade and Trisha in the forest, OMG it was off the charts, loved it!

I am a die hard fan of PNR that are slightly on the edgy side, so this series is a must for me.

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 02-10-13

Good, not great--but I'm still a fan!

Ok so I swoooooooned over Fury (book 1), but, Slade just made me 'swoo'---the story was decent, but, I found it lacking a little in terms of depth or drama considering how many action packed and full of endearing moments the first book had. Slade had its highs and lows throughout, but, by the end it just ended abruptly, which was a bummer. The best parts of this story was the quick wit of the characters--there were moments where I laughed out loud, and the great sex scenes---HOT. I'm still a fan, because this is a good series and I'm curious about how the New Species world will continue to develop.

I've already downloaded book 3, and judging by the brief introduction of Valiant in book 2, I'm SO ready to listen.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracy
  • 30-09-13

Nice Comeback from First Book!

What did you love best about Slade?

Slade's personality

What did you like best about this story?

Slade's insecurities made the book more appealing.

What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

The male voices, except for Tiger's, were a great improvement from the first book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I'm definitely hooked on the series once finishing this book.

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  • ilovebooks
  • 28-07-15

What kind of ending was that?

What made the experience of listening to Slade the most enjoyable?

What kind of ending was that? I don't know what happened to the main character in the end. Did she survive? I never thought the author wouldn't carry the reader through to the end of her experience. I had to look at audible to make sure I wasn't missing a part 3. Couldn't believe it was over. I re-listened to the ending and still don't get it.

Would you be willing to try another book from Laurann Dohner? Why or why not?

If another book of her's ends this abruptly I won't try another one.

Which character – as performed by Vanessa Chambers – was your favorite?

The main character

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The ending pissed me off.

Any additional comments?

What happened to the MC, did she survive the experience?

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 13-08-18

Slide and Tricia’s story!

I love these New Species audiobooks and this one was a great story. Tricia first meets Slade when he’s brought to the hospital where she’s a trauma surgeon, right after he’s freed from the testing facility. They have a memorable encounter and then don’t see each other until over a year later. Tricia hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the sexy NS guy, but when Slade sees her again, he doesn’t even recognize her! When Slade finally figures out she’s the Doctor who he’s been obsessed with in his dreams, he’s appalled because he’s been kind of mean to her. When they both are traveling to Reservation for a meeting, an assault by crazed anti- New Species fanatics leaves them in the wilderness and injured while being hunted by the crazy guys. I don’t want to give away the rest of the story, but it’s a great ending. There is lots of action, romance and angst. Narration was excellent.

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  • URSULA G
  • 23-01-17

Slade -- Boy or Man?

I'm loving this paranormal romance series. Slade is funny because he's goes from puffing up his chest showing what a big, strong, protector alpha male he is to sulking like a petulant adolescent. Aww, but what do you expect from a male that's been kept in a cage for most of his life. The humor helps to keep the story fun.

New Species are very sexual beings so be prepared for explicit sex scenes.

I have listened to the entire series several times so definitely worth the credit.

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  • Lynnz
  • 21-04-16

Laurann does it again

Loved the way Laurann continues the series of the "New Species". With each book you learn more about the characters and she spoon feeds us new ones. Ones to build future stories on. The story is not just about the fabulous sex they have, there is actually a very interesting and suspenseful story included. Slade is everything a woman is looking for in a man except he thinks too much. Trisha is the perfect, petite, smart (doctor) woman. The narrator does a great job of distinguishing each character. Laurann does a great job of bringing you into the story and keeping you on the edge of your seat in some of the scenes. Again, loved this second book. Starting on #3. I especially think Laurann or the pubisher is very smart to give you a preview of the next book at the end. It hooked me. As soon as I finished, I bought the next one. Thanks

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-14

Great story but read poorly

If you could sum up Slade in three words, what would they be?

Need better narrator. Sorry but the narrator made Slade sound like a lame jerk. I've read this book before and love the story. I know Slade acts like a jerk sometimes but the way the narrator read his parts made him sound like that all the time, even during the sex scenes!

What did you like best about this story?

I love the New Species world and this second story open the possibility of hope to the species people... and the continuation of the stories for hopefully a long time.

Would you be willing to try another one of Vanessa Chambers’s performances?

I would say no but since she is the narrator to the next books in this series I guess I have no choice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I could only take the disappointment of hearing Slade in that tone for a little at a time.

Any additional comments?

I would like this book re-narrated. I would even purchase it again because I love these stories so much and want them in my library. I have actually listened to books 3 & 4 with this same narrator and she did a much better job with portraying Valiant and Justices voices.

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  • Loreen
  • 27-10-13

LOVED IT!!!

What made the experience of listening to Slade the most enjoyable?

I like his sarcasm.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Slade and Trisha together.

What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

She is great with the females but not good with male voices.

Any additional comments?

One of my favorites in the series.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 27-12-16

5 Slade Stars


I love me some Slade, I love his cocky self-assured ways. I love how he seems kind of like a guy you want to punch in the face. His wit. I just love Slade.

I am not a huge fan of Trisha though; I feel like she should have just listened a lot more and stopped questioning everything Slade said. He has the heighted abilities. She doesn't so she needed to zip it and trust in him.

I have to say I also loved the banter between the other New Species and Trisha of all the things about this book I really enjoyed that. Also when Trisha goes to Justices and talks to him and she finally tells him to shut it so she could talk.. Yeah favorite scene right there!

Vanessa Chambers again awesome, like I said before she does a great job with this series.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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