Thursday, March 24, 2016

Audiobook Review - Pack by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @BlackstoneAudio @audiobkjkbx

Pack by Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
Blackstone Audio
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Date Read: March 21, 2016
Source: Audiobook Jukebox
Length: 1 hour 36 minutes


Lost in the woods...

Marlee Peters is tired of putting her dreams on hold. So when her friends can't continue on a long-anticipated hike through Yellowstone National Park, she goes on without them. But Marlee isn't alone in the woods: She is being hunted by a pack of frighteningly intelligent wolves. When a fight for survival takes an impossible turn, Marlee realizes that the enigmatic stranger who saves her might be her dream come true - or her waking nightmare.

Big, bad wolf...

As the pack's enforcer, Daniel has sworn to keep the existence of werewolves a secret. He knows that Marlee's bites may change her life in a way she can't imagine, but if they don't, he can't let her tell others about his race. Yet Marlee is awakening Daniel's most primal urges, and soon neither one of them will be able to resist the call of the wild.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her

My Review

This was a nice short story.  Every once in a while a short story is exactly what I want.  I picked up this short story on a day that I knew that I would be able to fit in a couple of hours of listening time and I wanted experience a story from beginning to end.  I somehow missed this Jeaniene Frost short story when it was originally published in a couple of previous anthologies, Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance and Under Her Skin.  I really enjoyed listening to this story.

Marlee is on a hiking trip with a couple of friends.  When they have to leave, she decides to finish her trip by herself.  She is hunted by a pack of wolves and eventually attacked.  Things would have been even worse for Marlee if Daniel wasn't there to stop the attack.  He protects Marlee and makes sure she gets the care that she needs.

I liked both Marlee and David.  I liked that Marlee doesn't just accept things as they are.  David was incredibly protective of Marlee and extremely patient as well.  They do have a lot of chemistry together and I really liked watching the pair with each other.  It was a bit of insta love that I usually don't enjoy but it seems to work in a werewolf story because they are wolves and it is just different.

I liked the idea of werewolves living in a community like this one.  An entire village hidden and yet so close to normal civilization.  The supporting characters that were in the story really make me want to see more of this world.  I liked the way the community took care of things and including maintaining order withing the wolves through swift punishment.

I enjoyed the narration of this audiobook.  Tavia Gilbert was able to use different voices for each character making the story flow really well.  The story is told from Marlee's perspective and I thought she was able to capture Marlee's range of emotions very well.  I think that I actually enjoyed the story as much as I did largely because of the narration.

I would recommend this short story to others.  I would really like to see this idea expanded into a full length novel set in this world.  This story is short but it tells a entertaining and complete story.  I have read many of Jeaniene Frost's books and look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.

I received a review copy of this book from Blackstone Audio via Audiobook Jukebox for the purpose of providing an honest review.

About the Author

Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author whose works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the Broken Destiny series.  To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her. Jeaniene is represented by Nancy Yost at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

16 comments:

  1. I haven't read many werewolf books in the past but I like the sound of the characters in this one. I'm also intrigued that this is a complete short story so I can get a taste of the world to see if it works for me without committing to a full length book.

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    1. I love a good werewolf book. I like short stories especially when I can't pick a full length book to commit to reading. This was a fun read.

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  2. oh glad you liked this one. Its always great to have a short yet sweet read.

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    1. Sometimes a short story is exactly what I want to read.

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  3. I haven't even thought of listening to short stories like this but I may have to. I haven't read anything by this author but will have to check her out . Glad you enjoyed this!

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    1. It was kind of nice. I had a boring project to do at work and I listened to this at the same time. It made everything much nicer and I was able to listen to it straight through.

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  4. Ooo, werewolves! I haven't read anything by this author, but I do like a good PNR novel every now and then. :D I'm glad you liked this one, Carole! Fantastic review. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I just love Jeaniene Frost. The Night Huntress series is the best. I loved her take on werewolves. Thanks, Alyssa!

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  5. Jeanine Frost. I've seen her books everywhere and I've yet to pick up a single one. *sigh* Maybe when I'm retired in forty or so years I'll have the time to read. :)

    Great review!

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    1. The Night Huntress series is wonderful. I hope you get a chance to check her work out at some point.

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  6. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds really good :) I'm a huge fan of insta-love!!

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    1. Insta-love isn't my favorite but it worked well in this story.

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  7. I've read a lot of her stuff and didn't realize she did this one. Thanks for sharing about it. Sometimes the short stories are just the thing.

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    1. I was happy to get a chance to read this one I do love her writing.

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  8. I don't think I've read this Frost story, either, Carole, and now I'm wondering how I've missed it! It sounds really good! And a good short story is very hard to come by, in my opinion.
    Great review.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I thought the same thing when I saw it, Lexxie! It isn't a new story but it was new to me. I love a good short story every once in a while and I enjoyed this one.

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