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Walk Tall

Assassin's Claws, Book 1
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Series: Assassin's Claws, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Summary

Watch out for the Assassin’s Claws....

Clay Moreno is a paid killer, just like his four brothers. It’s the family business - they fight together, they die together. Whether they’re working as a group or alone, they are a tight unit who protect their own. 

Clay drew the short straw on their latest mission: Assassinate the American president. He knew the case was going to be tough, but the last thing he expected to find was his mate...the president’s own son. The fact that he began the case with plans to seduce his way into the White House via that same son is beside the point. What his mate doesn’t know shouldn’t hurt him.... 

Nick Jackson is lonely and ordinary in a family of overachievers. He doesn’t want to do photo ops for the press, prep for the next year’s tests over the summer or any of the hundreds of other things his mother hassles him about. All he wants is to relax after his first year of college, work on his tan...and maybe find a boy to flirt with. 

This is the first in a new series of short listens. Note: While MPREG exists in this world, we won’t have a birth in every book. This book contains killer cats, ninja bunnies, and a life-changing mating bite. Get ready for naughty-knotty fun and low-ball humor as only Susi Hawke can provide.

©2019 Susi Hawke (P)2019 Susi Hawke

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🎧 LesCourt Reviewer 🎧

Walk Tall (Assassin's Claws Book 1) by Susi Hawke. This story and characters will keep you entertained from beginning to end. I really enjoyed this story. It was well written With a lot of action. If you like M/Preg and shifter this is the story for you.
The Narrator Kenneth Obi did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

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Loved it

One of my favourite narrators a good story would recommend will definitely listen to it again dont want to spoil the story for anyone so I will say no more

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as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Kenneth Obi is one of the top 5 narrators (so far) for me, I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B


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it was what it was

unfortunately it has one of the most overused troupes ever and I'm kinda over it, all on me, but can't say it helped my enjoyment.

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Killer bunnies vs Big Cat shifter...hilarious!

This new series by Susi Hawke and voiced by Kenneth Obi, one of my top 5 favourite narrators, is awesome and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series being released in audio soon.
I originally borrowed these through Kindle Unlimited and I fell in love with the Moreno boys and this book was an awesome start to a promising new series and I like that there isn't necessarily a birth in each story and the timelines are quite tied together and babies take time to grow, so it's not fair for the author to make the next one in line to find their mate until their sibling has had the mate and the first baby, so I applaud Susi for changing things up and keeping things interesting. A thrilling read and hilarious to boot. Kenneth Obi really brings the characters to life!

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Sweet, short shifter tale.

So when I read Walk Tall I dithered between a 3* and 4* - ending on a 3* because with it being the first book in the series I didn’t feel much of a connection between the main characters Clay and Nick because it was a quick read and didn’t leave much room for a build up between the two guys. The book and story arc itself is good and interesting where an assassin hired to kill the president meets his son at a party and they hit it off. Clay (the assassin) sees the president’s son (Nick) as his way in to his mission only for fate to stick a spanner in the works. The ninja bunnies were cool, and I want to find out more about COME and Clay’s brothers. The audiobook worked that bit more than the kindle version for me because of the narrator. Kenneth Obi is my favourite narrator and through him I felt the connection between the two characters more than I did when reading it and for that reason I’m thinking of re-rating my kindle review because it’s clear the connection is there...I was just missing it somehow.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
The story was really great.
The narration had me hooked.
This was a great start to this series.
I can’t wait to listen to more.

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Secrets, Shifters, and...Killer bunnies?

This is a quick, fun listen with Mpreg. There is fated mates, intrigue, betrayal, secrets, a sexy jaguar shifter, a naive human, and - yes - killer ninja bunnies. This is a fun and quirky story of a man/jaguar sent to kill the President to prevent him from revealing the existence of shifters, who realizes the man's son is his fated mate. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I thought the idea and way of becoming a shifter was pretty unique, especially the changes that occur.

I'm sorry to say that Kenneth Obi's narration did not appeal to me on this one, except for the voice for Nick. To me, his deep voice for the Moreno brothers would be better for a suspenseful thriller or some dark crime novel. Unfortunately, the Audible sample only includes Nick, so look at the other reviews before you decide. Could be just me. The delivery was pretty good, although the accent seemed to slip sometimes.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from the author and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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Brill

I really enjoyed listening to this book and following Clay as he deliberately sets up a meeting with Nick so that he can be closer to his family but all that is derailed when he realises that not everything is as it should be and that Nick is his mate and how he his going sort everything out so that no one gets hurt or killed.

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Great new series

Assassinations, assassin cats, ninja bunnies, a President, his son and true mates.

When Nick meets Clay, he just wants someone to see him, not his dad and his influence, to have a great love and family. Clay is most surprised by how he feels around Nick but he needs to be careful as he has a couple of big secrets.

This is the start of a new series by the talented mind of Susi Hawke, narrated by the amazing Kenneth Obi. It is fun, sweet and sexy as hell. We also have 4 more brothers to go. I'm looking forward to more.

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 04-11-19

OMG! I laughed out loud!

I loved this book when I read it and it just got better listening to it. I literally laughed out loud during several parts. And smoking hot sex scenes just made it better. Clay and Nick are so great together. Ninja bunnies *giggles* definitely will listen again.

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  • Kendra T
  • 17-11-19

Good story

his was pretty interesting, but I felt like it moved too quickly for me. Clay is assigned a contract for assassination of the US president, but it doesn’t feel right. He hooks up with the presidents son only to find out they are true mates. Clay questions his mission even more and can’t go forward with the assassination. There was pretty quick insta-love although I didn’t really get the connection between the characters. I listened to the audio version so I’m not sure if it was the character voices that made little connection for me or the dialogue itself. Clay seemed like he was from a whole different era in the way he sounded. It threw me off a bit. Either way, it was a decent story, but I wasn’t sold on how they were so super in love so quick or with how laid back the president was with security, especially after an assassination attempt.

I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC provided by LesCourt Author Services

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  • save our wildlife
  • 17-11-19

assassin shifters

This was a fun book to listen to,and will make you look at bunnies differently. if you want a fun listen then this is it.

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  • Aerielle
  • 03-11-19

great start

Another great series begins!! I was hooked just by reading the plot and the story did not disappoint. Yeah the relationship between Nick and Clay progressed very rapidly but that fairly normal in fates mates stories. The plot was very intriguing and I’m interested to see how it carries on throughout the rest of the series...
Narration by Kenneth Obi was on point. Even though he doesn't have the range of voices as a lot of other narrators I always enjoy the books he does.

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  • A. L. Gold
  • 05-02-20

Interesting

This book started off a little slow for me, but it definitely improved by the end. The insta- love took me a bit by surprise, I know they’re fated mates but it felt fast even for that and Nick’s complete acceptance of it with an absolute stranger was weird to me.

Having said that once the story got going it was good. Super fun and at times laugh out loud funny, this book became a real treat. By the time it came to an end I was definitely ready for more in this series!

As for the narration I thought Nick’s voice was fabulous. The others were just okay for me, though the doctors voice at the end was a riot!

Overall a pretty promising beginning.

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  • Sue C
  • 23-01-20

Quick, fun listen

Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Were there any parts I found annoying: no
Did I feel a connection to the characters: yes
Would I listen to it again: yes

Entertaining story, good pace and likeable characters.
• "Fated mates" so 'insta-love', as is the norm on these types of stories. • Nick's antics are entertaining • Puma shifters and ninja bunnies (lol!) 😂

I find Kenneth Obi easy to listen to and think he's done a good job bringing the characters in this book to life. I had no problem distinguishing who was speaking and enjoyed the audio experience.

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  • OnMyShelf
  • 22-01-20

Assassin. Bunnies.

Susi Hawke never disappoints, and this is a great start to a new series. Kenneth Obi as always does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life and making the voices distinct enough to be able to know who is talking throughout the story.

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  • Carlotta Hollis
  • 21-01-20

Ninja bunnies

loved this book. I both read and listened to it and it is well worth it. An assassin, the president's son and ninja bunnies what more could you ask for

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  • Tanae
  • 21-01-20

Loved it!

Great book, can't wait for more in this series. Awesome narration by Kenneth Obi, love his work!

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  • Kashonna Shaw
  • 21-01-20

good

This was a good story. It had a nice plot and likeable characters. A good start for this series