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Barbarian Lover

Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 3
Narrated by: Mason Lloyd, Hollie Jackson
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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As one of the few humans stranded on the ice planet, I should be happy that I have a new home. Human women are treasured here, and one alien in particular has made it clear that he wants me. It's hard to push away the sexy, flirtatious Aehako when all I want to do is grab him by his horns and insist he take me to his furs. But I've got a terrible secret - the aliens who abducted me are back, and thanks to the translator in my ear, they can find me. My presence here endangers everyone...but can I give up my new life and the man I want more than anything?

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Ruby Dixon (P)2018 Tantor

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Tribal Alien Culture meets sexy Romance: Fantastic

I love the whole series! Fantastic world building that describes how stranded modern humans integrate into a tribal culture of tall, hot, and build, matter of fact aliens - all wrapped up with a steamy sexy sweet romance. The characters are all unique throughout the whole series. Some books have more action then others, which focus more on tribal life and personal struggles. I can't even pick one book as my favourite - I'm afraid you'll have to read them all including the spin off series 'Ice Home'. Fantastic male/ female narrators too.

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***Barbarian Lover***

This is one of my favourite book in this series, I love Kira her sadness because she was told as a young girl she is barren and and terrified that they might cast her out when they found out she can't have kids *kits* Enters Aehako fun flirty and handsome who likes Kira and made her a courting gift lol you just have to read or listen to find out what the gift is and you won't be sorry hehe. Hollie Jackson is one of my top female (top 5) narrators she is incredible and her voice is amazingly versatile. Mason Lloyd in wow has a voice that makes my toes curl its swoon worthy. thanks guys for bringing this book alive and I'm happy and lucky to be a part of the journey. xx

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 16-04-2018

Recommend

Book 3 in the series is just as good as the first 2, and covers Kira and Aehako’s relationship. Kira was either lucky or unlucky to have a large shell translator installed in her ear by the aliens who kidnapped her and the other women in her group. She plots to have it removed and thwart the evil aliens from taking her and the other women away from their new home. Kira tries not to fall for the wonderful Aehako, who wants to mate with her, even if they don’t resonate, even if she can’t have children. If you enjoy this genre, it’s a must read. Lloyd & Jackson do a very good job with narration. Good choice all the way around!

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 12-09-2019

Romantic and entertaining.

This is book 3 in the ICE PLANET BARBARIAN SERIES and it wasn’t until this novel that I liked the heroine’s voice from the start. She sounds her age – 22. In the previous novels, the same narrator, Hollie Jackson, has been coarser sounding. At the time, I didn’t realises it was in order to distinguish between all the lead women participating in the series - because they are often speaking together in subsequent books. I now know Hollie Jackson has a large repertoire of “voices” and I am filled with respect for her. I enjoy the performances of the male narrator, Mason Lloyd, but I can’t tell the difference between his male lead voices between books. The differences might be there but I’m not picking them up. All I know is that he is so good, I hope he narrates the whole series along with Ms. Jackson. This story is action packed, and filled with lively and wonderful characters, including the main characters Aehako and Kira. Their romance is enjoyable. Aehako is charming and positive, and I relished watching him spread his love and light to Kira. She struggles with the responsibility that has befallen her because of the translator in her ear, an unwanted legacy of the nasty aliens who kidnapped her from Earth. I’m a bit distracted by the presence of alien spacecraft on the planet, but I’m so charmed by the characters and stories in the series that I’m willing to wait and see what the author intends to do (in later books) with the alien technology lying around. I have listened to many books in the series now, and can only describe my experience as follows: I am thoroughly entertained. Each story stands alone, but I recommend reading/listening to book 1 at least (although it is not essential), before experiencing others.

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  • Nedra
  • 26-06-2019

let's continue to ignore important things shall we

i would skip this one. constant ignoring of a MAJOR find in the story coming into this book was just irritating. and the fact that it's ignored to progress the story speaks volumes. i just started skipping huge chunks of the book because i did not care about the relationship progression, which is a shame because the characters are likeable. but when you ignore something this huge in the story you are forcing your characters to be idiots. and that is annoying.

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  • Amber S.
  • 26-03-2019

I love it

It was great to the beginning to the end and the voice acting was great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-2020

Amazing!

I loved it! Aehako treats Kira so lovely! The shy Kira grows up and faces her challenges! I personally love this story.

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  • Little J
  • 20-09-2020

SKIP!!!! Outright sexist and dreadful in the end

I liked the first two books, but this one is TERRIBLE for many reasons. First and foremost, women's value and happiness is literally reduced to having babies. I am FURIOUS. The entire book is a horrible bait & switch. We are led to believe Aehako loves Kira even though she will never have children, which I find heartwarming and refreshing in this genre since it is so rarely included in these types of romances. The conclusion of the book completely undoes this. Kira's HEA? Getting pregnant. I am so, so angry. We just had two books of women getting pregnant, and I suspect the rest of the series will follow that trend, so I was hoping this one would represent women who do not have children and still obviously have love and a happy life. Nope. The mate bond is only for procreation, and Ruby Dixon apparently lacks the creativity or empathy to imagine a mate bond that is about building love and a family without kids. Pretty sure the symbiotic little parasite on this alien world could be written to forge mate bonds for family-building that does not require procreation. But, no. Ruby Dixon chose the archaic format of women only knowing happiness by getting a bun in the oven as fast as humanly possible. What a HORRENDOUS message to end a book on. I feel so cheated out of what Kira's story could have and should have been. I like Ruby Dixon's way of writing women in the first two books, but this one falls short in on two fronts: 1. Kira's internal narrative voice is way too similar to Liz's. Although she has different values, she has the same speech pattern and habits. It grates on my nerves. Dear God, I hope this doesn't continue with each heroine of the 300 other books in this series. I won't be able to read them if it does. 2. Asha. The alien woman who wants Aehako is a caricature of the "interfering woman" chasing after someone else's man. There is no depth or empathy in this sub-plot. She's just written to be a nuisance, which is so unbelievably shallow and unrealistic. I hope future books in this series give her more depth, but this book falls short in an outright offensive, sexist way. Aehako is a lovely guy and I really enjoy his optimistic, playful nature. His open, honest flirting is a delight. I disliked his nickname for Kira ("Sad Eyes") because it emphasizes a painful emotion and does not update when her emotional state improves. Why call a happy woman "Sad Eyes"? It seems cruel at times, honestly. I didn't vibe with it, but I did my best to ignore it. The plot is nonsense, what with unskilled Kira somehow taking down a massive alien ship with a single step, but it's a campy scifi romance so I didn't care much. My biggest issue is that this massive ship takedown is somehow not known by anyone outside Kira's party, and they choose not to tell anyone else (even though they definitely need to know). WTF? Nonsense. This does not seem logical or remotely believable. I'm sure it's some silly plot device for future books. It makes me cringe. I also feel DEEPLY frustrated that so far we've had THREE heroines who continue to use English words and idioms they damn well know the aliens don't understand, and they NEVER explain them or attempt to use different language to get their point across. They just dismiss the confused aliens. It's rude, and I can't imagine every one of the 12 women acting like this.... but I have a sneaking suspicion Ruby Dixon will have every heroine spout nonsense English quips for the sake of the reader. I hope she leaves it to the narrative in future books and lets at least a few of the heroines make a genuine attempt at communicating. Who freaking knows, though. I guess I'll see as I continue to marathon this series. Narration is good except Mason Lloyd continues the vague accent for the alien male POV, and it's annoying at times. I see no reason for it. It isn't as bad as in book 2, but it's still nonsense. He also gulps and breathes a few times, which I think should have been cut. Oh well. Overall, it's still good narration. Hollie Jackson is amazing and the audio quality is great in this book!! (For book 2, her audio was a bit messed up, but there's no issues with this one.)

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  • V from Kansas
  • 05-09-2020

🌻Over the top, fantasy, in this one🌻

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻V from Kansas🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 Parts of this one were pretty good and other parts were kind of ridiculous. The Heroine who has a degree in finance and, by her own admittance, very few other skills or talents, takes down the enemy and their vessel! Obviously, the force is with her! Make sure your imagination is fully engaged, while listening to this one!

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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 14-08-2020

Kira and Aehako get their HEA

Kira is cursed with a translator sticking out of her ear, unable to tune out every little sound of the tribe around her. The fear that the aliens who abducted her will return, and the sadness of knowing she will never resonate cause much heartache. Aehako is the big blue, easy going, carefree, flirty alien who is determined to bring joy to his “Sad Eyes”. This story has a ton of action and personal as well as tribal challenges. It also highlights pleasure mating vs. resonance. Great story.

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  • Susan Koopman
  • 22-07-2020

fantastic voices

I love listening to this series in audio! Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd are just fabulous. The story in this one has been my favorite so far. Kira did some growing and showed her strength and Aehako was swoony!

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  • Pinkrebel
  • 07-07-2020

Loved

Great narration to a fantastic series! Highly recommend. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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  • C M Silver
  • 09-11-2019

When you're feeling blue all you gotta to do is ..

Saucy sci-fi tale, many points above the usual rom sex romp. Brave females, do brave things, while braving the elements to ensure their survival, supervised by male hunters. Dramatic and funny at times with graphic inter-species sexcapades. Whilst there is a happy close to the book, we do not learn if there is a HEA to the series as this is book 3. Story brought to life by excellent narrators.

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  • Lynne Cornwall
  • 09-05-2018

Impressive

Very enjoyable. If you're a big fan like me, of the Ice Planet books you'll love this audio book. Mason Lloyd and Hollie Jackson do a great job bringing to life the characters. Highly recommended!