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Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Eternal Guardians #1
Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley
Published by Tanor Media on 08-27-13 (audio) 05-27-10 (book)
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 321 pages
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
Source: Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox
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Marked had the misfortune of falling victim to first book in a series syndrome.
Elizabeth Wiley did an ok job with the narration. I felt like her voice was not well matched for the genre. Her voice was too stuffy for my taste.
What I liked:
I’m new to Greek Mythology so that was a fresh element for me in the PNR genre. Marked was full of Misos – half-breed, Argonauts – full blood, and demons. It was nice break from vampires and werewolves that flood the genre.
The heroes are not clear-cut good guys. The women are not weak and waiting to be saved by the men.
Naughton did a great job writing sexual tension and tensing you with almost sex, sex scenes. The actual sex scene was just as smoking as I thought it would be.
What I didn’t like:
The narration and plot just didn’t grab me and I my attention kept drifting off. And I didn’t like the couple that much. I am looking forward to one of the secondary character’s own book which I hope comes up soon.
While Marked didn’t blow my socks off I’m hoping it’s one of those series that will get better with the next book.
Will I continue this series:
Yes. I grabbed the next audio book cheap through a sale at audible.com and even though I didn’t care too much for the narration I’ll listen to give the series and narrator a second chance.
Would I read this author again:
Yes. I liked her characters and world building and I’ll give the next book, Entwined a try.
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