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Barbarian

Galactic Gladiators, Book 6
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Series: Galactic Gladiators Series, Book 6
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Abducted by alien slavers, experimented on, and left blind, the last thing doctor Winter Ashworth needs is a big barbarian gladiator in her life, especially an annoying one who thinks she's small and weak.

Rescued by gladiators on the desert world of Carthago, Winter is doggedly working to embrace her new life. But two of her friends are still missing and she'll do anything to help get them back...even if she has to work alongside Nero Krahn: hunter, barbarian, gladiator. The scowly, brooding man is too big, has too many muscles, and pushes all her buttons.

Nero is the House of Galen's best hunter and tracker. Raised on a barbarian world, where strength and might are prized, he was bred to hunt and fight. Now the arena is his home and his loyalty is to his imperator. He knows he can use his skills to find the two lost women, even if that means protecting a small blind woman who takes every chance to misjudge his words and lash him with her sharp tongue.

But as they follow a dangerous trail to save their friends, a new enemy emerges - one who wants Winter. The pair find themselves reluctantly attracted to each other, uncovering a scorching desire that shocks them both. As Nero fights to protect Winter, the barbarian gladiator will discover the true meaning of strength from the small Earth woman he wants to claim as his.

Note to listeners: This sci-fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a scowly barbarian gladiator and a determined doctor). So if you like it fast and gritty and sexy, this is for you!

©2017 Anna Hackett (P)2017 Anna Hackett

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Brilliant

Barbarian the sixth Galactic Gladiators focuses on Winter Ashworth and Nero Krahn who is a hunter, barbarian, gladiator, the best in the House of Galen. Winter is the first of three women abducted to be resuced and then they end up working together along with the rest of the House of Galen team to find and rescue the other two women who were abducted from the House of Galen. At first they rub each other up the wrong way and then an uneasy alliance forms between the two but, then WInter proposes to Nero that she use him for their mutual pleasure and they discover a very passionate and explosive chemistry and suddenly Nero wants her for his own and is very determined to claim the stubborn Earth woman for his own. Then Winter selflessly risks her own life to save all the gladiators in the midst of a very tense situation and Nero realises he loves her and now all bets are off, he will claim what is his one way or another. Another fantastic mix of action, humour and scorching romance which creates an intoxicating story that can't be put down and I highly recommend it and the series as a whole.

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Denial is not just a river in Egypt!!

two oddly matched people, and a great twist with new and old characters. love the way advanced sci fi technology is wound Into the old ways of this series, such as the gladiators and the roman style ring and then modern technology with casinos and lavish parties and in this book, advanced technology...with computer science used with evil intent. Amazing how Ms Hackett comes up with these ideas. Obviously planned way in advance to incorporate the fast paced moving characters and action, from one book to the next. end I'm really loving them all and not tiring at all. Beast is going to be an interesting one for sure. Vivienne, Brillant as always with different tones and inflections, you definitely can tell one character from the other.

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***Barbarian and the Doc***

I loved the gladiator series it's action packed and takes you for a thrilling ride that captures your imagination and makes you feel like you are a part of the action. Vivienne Leheny is brilliant as always thanks.

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nero

My favourite of this series. Enjoyed the whole series, but this one is very good.

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  • Book Dragon
  • 02-06-2020

Love it

Love the story and love the narrator. Super fast listen. Vivienne Leheny does an awesome job on each of the characters voices so there was no confusing parts about who was talking.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-08-2019

Love the story by BUT not the narrator

I actually love just about every book in this series and thought I would give the audiobook a try BUT
I would honsetly rather listen to the computer generated voice on kindle's text to speech.
When she was sounding like one of the characters, she sounded better. Especially like Winter. Nero or even Galen not so much.
What really grated on me was lack luster narration for the rest of the story. There just really wasn't any emotion. Now I wonder if the narrator but sound better in one of the other books in this series.

I really want to say thank you for to the author for putting together a great story that I can just listen to over and over.

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  • The Curious Otter
  • 21-06-2018

another fun read by Anna Hackett

I didn't expect this pairing to work but it did. lots of fiesty moments and fun Gladiator action. Another Fun listen and read!!

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  • susan b
  • 18-06-2018

Unbelievable, but utterly fantastic!!!

It amazes me Ms. Hackett what you can come up with. The world's you create and the alien beings are ,well to put it bluntly, out of this world. I love your stories, combined with Vivienne, your narrator, it brings everything to life. A visual feast. This audiobook was amazing.

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  • Lisa j
  • 29-04-2018

I need a Nero

Galactic Gladiators continues where it left off, with the Gladiators searching for their abducted friends and the search leads them to a new foe, a new group of dangerous allies, and more clues to a 'not so mythical anymore' place where yet another earth survivor might be found. As always, Anna has wonderfully developed characters and stories to get me enthralled and waiting anxiously to see how it all turns out. Always a great read/listen.

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  • CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER
  • 17-12-2017

I liked it but.....

BOOK REVIEW.......
I liked this book but didn't love the characters. I'm not even really sure what was wrong with the characters except they just didn't feel complete. There was something missing. In fact of all the books I've read from this author this was the first set of characters that didn't leave me wanting to read more about them. That being said I did still like the over all story.

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The narrator did a great job with the characters voices.

- - Gifted copy by author - -
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