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Damon

The Protectors Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: The Protectors (Gabelman), Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets, and it's their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it.

A social worker, Nicole Callahan, fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There's a war now, as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society, and the children are at the heart of it all.

Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

©3 Teresa Gabelman (P)2014 Teresa Gabelman

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  • Pat
  • 08-11-2015

Refreshing & Hard Edged

A refreshing & hard edged Vampire series. It reminds me of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. Although it isn't quite as hard (so far) as BDB. Sadly, there are only 2 books in the series of 7 books in audio format (at the present time). Hopefully, that will change in the future. They are listed in Audible so hopefully they are being recorded now.

The Protector series is about VC Warriors; an elite group of vampires who protect innocents, whether human or those of their own race. There are half-breed vampires that have been kidnapped & scientifically engineered. Some of the half-breeds are traitors to their race while others have been taken in by the warriors. This series is fast paced, detailed & exciting. It has a different spin on the Vampire stories of the past.

Each book features one of the Vampire Council Warriors, his interaction with the warriors & a romance. There is enough steamy romance to satisfy, yet not porn because there is a plot rather than one sexual encounter after another. The latter is frustrating.

The narrator, Jeffrey Kafer, does an excellent job. He brings each of the characters to life. Well chosen narrator.

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  • Mel
  • 30-07-2014

WANTED: MY OWN PERSONAL PROTECTOR

The vampires have come out of the coffin and a new drug hits the streets, called “Crimson Rush”. This new drug is the blood of vampires and it’s gives the user an unbelievable high. Because of the drug, vampires have been changing children into vampires in order to create a constant supply of the drug. This draws in social worker, Nicole Callahan and her coworkers to protect this vulnerable children. She is an extremely dedicated to protecting children, both human and vampire, and will stop at nothing to make sure there are not harmed. Because her job and her co workers have become increasingly dangerous, her boss brings in vampires from the vampire council to instruct them on proper defense against all attacks, let’s bring in warrior Damon Demasters, HELLO MISTER VAMPIRE!

Damon is an alpha vampire and a warrior, a dynamic duo of a personality. He realizes Nicole is his mate from the moment he sees her but denies that idea because of a tragedy in his past (I’m not telling, read the book). He loves the fact that Nicole puts everyone‘s safety above her own, which he considers a rarity both in human and vampires, but also hates that very same idea because she is always getting into trouble. Nicole is a no nonsense, let me do it, out to save the world type of heroine. She always puts others ahead of herself and loves her job. Nicole wants Damon but refuses to make herself available to him only to be hurt again.

The story is well developed and interesting. I would have like a little more background information about the vampires and the vampire council before they decided to make their presence known to the world. But I like the protectors and their sense of humor.

The narrator’s voice is very deep but not always exciting. He can sometimes be monotone when he is talking. But if you can get pass that, it's not that bad.

Yes buy the book; it’s a good vampire book, with some action, decent romance scenes and funny interaction between characters. In my book, that’s a good read.

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  • anna
  • 30-07-2014

Give me a protector!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I love this series and have read each book at least 3 times. I love listening to my favorite books as long as the narrator has a decent voice. This narrator had a very nice deep manly voice. It was purrrfect. Plus I love these vamps. They are wonderful alpha males and once they find that special girl, it's amazing what they'll do for them. The whole story was fascinating.

What did you like best about this story?

The author gets very in-depth with her characters. Plus all the side characters are just as important as the main character.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite seen is when Nicole decides to save Damon and never once asking for help. She knew how difficult it would be for him so she chose him over life.

Any additional comments?

Hurry up with all my other protectors!!! I need those audio books and please use the same narrator.

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  • V from Kansas
  • 30-08-2019

What’s with that ending? I feel like I’ve been robbed!

Seriously? I waited the entire book for the H/h to finally become mates and the author ends the book before the deed is done? What a rip off! I debated for long minutes before deciding to purchase this book. I normally would never spend a precious credit on such a short book. I rolled the dice and hit snake eyes. This story was only ok. It was too short and rushed to allow me to really get into it. Then, the ending was a huge disappointment. I’m sorry, this one is going back. I’m so disappointed, I had hoped I’d found another great vampire series to enjoy; I was wrong!
-V from Kansas

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  • Susan
  • 05-08-2020

excellent book

Excellent book! I loved it! I kept me listening! The narration was great! All together an A+ on my book scale!

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  • Ann
  • 19-06-2020

Not my kind of heroine!

Yeah I don’t mind stubborn main characters, and I don’t mind grit, but this character went from a doormat to a pigheaded dimwit and then back again.
Not sure why there are so few really good vampire series anymore. Sigh.

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  • Mary F. Cheatham
  • 12-03-2020

GREAT BOOK

This was a great boom. probably about top 10 in books I've read in the last year

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  • Me
  • 18-01-2020

Damon

I didn’t think I was going to like this series but after I read the first book I was pleased with it. I will read all the books in the series. Kudos.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-12-2019

good start to a series..

its a good start fir a new series. needs more to keep the story going for continuity to storyline

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  • deb
  • 29-10-2019

Wonderful story, good humor and real characters!

I am really impressed! Finally another great story with real characters, light humor mixed in and vampires with heart! Thank you!

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  • lucytoad
  • 15-02-2020

Can't stop, and it's one of the best

It's one of the best and I can't stop with this book, it's like the 3 time

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  • Nicola
  • 02-08-2019

amazing

if you love two people who are highly attached to each other but there is always something getting in there way this is a great listen for you.

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  • *Flora*
  • 09-08-2018

Fantastically Gripping Story.

I have already read and reviewed the Kindle version of this book (gave it 5stars) and am a big fan of Teresa Gabelman's writing style and The Protectors series but as a new Audible member I want to say how impressed I was with the reading from Jeffrey Kafer; his timing and performance plunged me into this story feet first.

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  • Beckie Stevens
  • 14-05-2018

First is always best...

First in the series and although it is quite short compared to the others it is also very good. It's one of the best because it's what got me addicted to the series. Narrator is brilliant. I love Nicole, her spunk has me laughing out loud.

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  • Book addict
  • 11-11-2017

LAME!!! Really rubbish book.

Mother Teresa perfect lead female who is wonderful inside and out, meets vampire Adonis male with a perfect rippling muscled body. So ensues a completely uninspiring, unemotional and disappointing story. The end.

What is with all these awful books that have high ratings?! Why can’t people rate books accurately? I wasn’t expecting anything groundbreaking, but at least a guilty pleasure, with a bit of fun flirty sexy romance thrown in, and an easy read. No. Instead, I just got a flat, boring, waste of my life.

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  • Mama prawn
  • 03-07-2017

different

this is my 1st audio book i have read this book already the voice did not match what i had in my head. sorry

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-2015

Average Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Maybe - if they wanted something with no emotional connection.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The storyline was very predictable - I could have told you the end after listening to the first two chapters. Saying that, I do listen to a lot of Contemporary Fantasy

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

I love this mans voice, golden brown and sexy - a real vampire voice - in my opinion

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this book during one day

Any additional comments?

Very ordinary, adequate listen, I guessed the 'baddie' very quickly, the background story was quite weak.

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  • Frances
  • 21-09-2014

Fun

Would you listen to Damon again? Why?

Probably.

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

It was good, good pacing, even delivery.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did.

Any additional comments?

Perfect pick me up for a quiet day.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 30-12-2016

PROTECTORS 1

Would you consider the audio edition of Damon to be better than the print version?

DO NOT KNOW AS I HAVE NOT GOT THE PRINT

Would you recommend Damon to your friends? Why or why not?

NO I DO NOT THINK IT IS WORTH BUYING BETTER BORROWING TO READ

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I COULD TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT IT IS BETTER THAN BOOK 2 AND 3

Any additional comments?

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE MORE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES I HOPE THAT THEY ARE BETTER THAN BOOK 3