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What Doesn't Destroy Us

Devil's Dust Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
Series: Devil's Dust, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Summary

When Dani's sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother's secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?

Shadow has grown up among drug addicts, whores, and murderers. The only family he's ever trusted has been the Devil's Dust motorcycle club. He will do anything for a brother, even kill. In fact killing is so easy, he's made a career of it. His one regret is not being able to kill his own worthless mother. When Dani shows up with her provocative temper and innocent charm, Shadow begins to question his violent lifestyle. But can he trust her with his demons?

Will Dani and Shadow let family ties destroy them?

©2014 M. N. Forgy (P)2015 Tantor

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An ok read/listen

I did enjoy this audiobook, it’s performed well by the narrators. The storyline is quite jumpy though and I feel like Lots was left out so the author could quickly get to the end which was a bit annoying. I would have liked to know more about Shadow, I liked the characters but a deeper connection would’ve been made had the author gave more time to it.

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  • Denise
  • 18-08-15

Violent/gritty but enjoyable romance

When I purchased this book I did not realize it was not a stand alone novel. That being said part 2 is out so you can move on in and listen to it right away as I did. This story is unexpected. It has twists that you don't see coming. It is violent, gritty, but worth a listen. I enjoyed this book and was actually excited that part 2 was out and I bought it right away. It is credit worthy. The inner workings of the MC are not discussed and are mainly a back drop for the acceptance of violence. I recommend this and it falls into my top 25 listens of 2015.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 21-05-18

A heart full listen

Wow just Wow
My first listen of M.N.Forgy This is a hear full story that will have you listening from the opening act till the end . The author knows how to do twists and turns . Your waiting with Baited breath waiting to see how the daughter will act going to her father. Her mother is pushing her to a goal. But her father is trying to protect her from something. Heroine is Dani read by Maxine Michelle. Hero is Shadow read by Joe Arden .
I listened to this in a day . It was that great
My first time listening to Joe Arden and Maxine Michelle. They nailed the M/C couple right on . I will need to get book 2 it was that great

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  • lovetolisten
  • 11-05-16

Did I read the reviews for the wrong book?

I debated for a while about getting this book; read and reread the reviews. All amazing reviews, so I took a chance.
I found this story to be juvenile at best, and the proper grammar and pronunciation of words just didn't fit the characters at all. Don't get me wrong, I am a stickler about proper grammar but not for these tough, gruff bikers. The main male character was just a pig! And the main female character was in over her head with this lifestyle.
I didn't make it passed chapter 10, at that part of the storyline I just needed to turn it off and return the book. I'm hoping Dani wised up and got the hell out, but probably not.
I really tried to give this book the benefit of the doubt and continued listening with the hope it got much better. But to no avail, it did not and I was out of patience.
I will stick to my other MC series, and enjoy a well written biker story.

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  • reader chick 4 life
  • 11-09-15

loved this book!

bought this book awhile ago and kept saying I was gonna get to it next.. well after talking to the author at a signing, I said OK.. I love MC books and this one, was excellent. The story takes you on a ride and I fell for shadow and Dani as a couple. be warned it does end in a cliffy and what a cliffy is it. Thank goodness book 2 is already out.. go one click, you won't be sorry...

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  • Erin
  • 12-06-16

Part One of Two

I have had this in my library for several months and have been shelving it because it has a CLIFFHANGER, and I just don't like that, especially when it's the first impression I get from a new-to-me author. I got Book 4 in this series, and it was good, so I figured it was time to give this a try. However, having tragically just wasted 2 credits to complete a trilogy that also started with a cliffhanger (I really need to check the reviews on EVERY purchase from now on), I decided to listen to the very end before deciding on whether to get Book 2 this time.

This is a good MC romance series with well-written characters and lots of layers. Both Shadow and Dani are relatively likable, even though they are certainly flawed. There's plenty of drama, some more authentic than others, but all within the realm of believability. I don't like spoilers, so if you want more, give it a listen. The verdict? I got Book 2 within a minute or so of finishing this one, and I didn't regret it.

The narration is very good. Both narrators do a great job of performing the various emotions and voices well. They make a good team and would definitely be the plus that would sway me to hit "Add to Cart" if ever I'm on the fence about a book.

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  • 💜.🌺Violetta🌺.💜
  • 11-05-19

Mc romance. 1POV.. Cliffhanger.

This is a sizzling romance. There is a really big twist at the end so only listen if you have time to start the second book.

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  • V from Kansas
  • 22-07-18

-1 ⭐️ because of the cliffhanger

I think authors that use a cliffhanger as a way to ensure more book sales, must not be confident about their writing skills. A confident writer knows that a reputation of good writing skills, ensures continued book sales and the use of a cliffhanger isn’t necessary to coherence a reader/listener into buying another book, so that they will get the entire series.

Other then the cliffhanger, I really enjoyed this storyline. I loved experiencing the character development of both the Hero and the Heroine. I also really enjoyed watching their love and trust bloom. However, the cliffhanger ending added the type of angst to the story, that I really hate; betrayal of the people you should always be able to count on. I also disliked the immediate negative reaction, of the Hero, who claimed to love the Heroine, to a situation that the Heroine had no hand in. If the Hero doesn’t have to experience deep shame, over his actions, in the next book, I will be very disappointed.

The narration: Joe Arden is always a flawless narrator. Maxine Mitchell, however, has the unique ability to make me cringe because of her habit of making the Heroine sound extremely stupid and immature. I acknowledge that she has talent but the genre that I think would suit her best would be Young Adult books.

I’m off to book 2 to see if our Hero pays for his lack of faith in the woman he claims to love.
-V from Kansas

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  • Alicia Reads
  • 14-05-18

Amazing!

Dani is going crazy with her mother breathing down her neck until one day she takes them both to an MC club to hide out from her ex. Dani meets her father, the MC leader and she also meets shadow. Dani's life is about to change and she's caught up in a whirlwind of emotions and love. This is a first M. N. Forty for me and I know there will be many more! On to book 2 for me...
Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell are brilliantly perfect!!

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  • tenisha
  • 06-08-17

Great Start to the series

Shadow meets Dani and wants her until he realizes that she is the Presidents daughter and is off limits.
Can he stay away or will he take the risk and introduce her to all of his crazy.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 03-07-17

Hot, dangerous and rough!

This audiobook is the first in a series of books about a MC club in Los Angelos. The heroine is a naive girl raised by a very strict and cold mother, who never seems to be satisfied with her. One day her mother comes home and drags her in a rush to the JFK airport to catch a flight to LA, not telling her what's going on. Once they arrive in LA, they're met by members of a MC club and she's stunned to find out her father (who she's never met or been told anything about) is the club President. The clubs Seargent at Arms is a stunning guy names Shadow and she's transfixed by him and vice versa. I'm not going to say much more except there are shocking twists at the end of the book that end in a huge cliffhanger, so be forewarned! The narration was very well done. I'm buying the second audiobook now, so hang on for the continuation of their story.

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