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Dragon's Gift: The Protector Complete Series: Books 1 - 5

Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
Series: Dragon's Gift: The Protector, Book 1-5
Length: 31 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. No matter what.

To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul - a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic.

Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to kiss me or kill me.

I've got three days to catch the real killer. The bad news? It will take my forbidden magic to succeed. But can I control it, much less keep my secret with Ares watching my every move? Especially when the stakes get ever higher?

I'm used to protecting others...now I have to protect myself.

This is just the start of Pheonix Knight's adventures. This omnibus contains all five books in the Dragon's Gift: The Protector Series.

©2018 Linsey Hall (P)2018 Linsey Hall

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I need to get the written version

Because the Audible one was bad. The narrator has the repetitive speech pattern that has ruined many a book for me. It becomes sing-song and predicable. She also has a limited range of different character voices and emotional range. I personally don’t like the lilting R’s, but that is just an accent, I think.
Because of these qualities I could not make it past Chapter 9. I think it would be an interesting story, but in the written version.

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  • S Wilgus
  • 21-11-2018

A great fantasy trip

The age old struggle between good and evil with magic, love, and dragons thrown in. Laurel Schroeder does a great job of voicing the myriad of characters.

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  • jey cee
  • 04-11-2018

The protector complete series

The story line contains some portions of history,, and bits of mythology. The characters are likable and believable. The narrator did a nice job with providing unique voices for each character.

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  • Capn Mac
  • 01-11-2018

Pookies for the Win

So I listened to the complete Protector Series. A very long listen, but I was enjoying the story and the world that Linsey Hall had built.

But this is Nix's story, and it became evident as I was listening that this wasn't the beginning of the larger story and that the world and many of the characters had already been fleshed out in other books.

The books of this series all seem to follow the same formula. I could see the pattern of strong female characters faced with quests and trials like those out of a video game. Nix apparently cannot go a week without someone testing her worthiness or sending her on an impossible quest. Sucks to be her.

As a side note, there are book series telling the stories of Cas and Del, although I haven't heard or read them, that begin this overall story. And I wasn't at all surprised when at the end I was told there would be books about Bree and Anna.

Anyway, this is your standard urban fantasy with shades of romance. You know the formula – throw two incredibly attractive people together who are on opposite sides of a conflict and sparks are guaranteed to fly. Eventually they will begrudgingly admit that they are made for each other. I'm guessing the same thing happens to Cas and Del.

That said, I like Nix and her supernatural tale of Vampires, Dragons and Old Gods and I'm definitely glad I got to hear her whole story through to the end. My favorite characters, though, are the little dragons from the Vampire Realm. Who doesn't want a couple of Pookie buddies?

The narrator does a good job of embodying Nix's sarcastic nature. However, her narration is an acquired taste, like coffee (which I still don't like). When I first started listening, I was put off by her delivery. She has a weird cadence and some odd inflections. It finally grew on me so that by the time I got to book three, it was normal and I couldn't imagine anyone else as Nix. Although, I must admit that I really hated her Ares voice and still do.

If you're a fan of strong women in impossible situations, then give this series a try. And give Laurel Schroeder's narration some time to grow on you. You may end up enjoying the ride as much as I did.

And as a final note, it's way too convenient that the main character's full name is Phoenix.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Ruby McDemon
  • 29-10-2018

Amazing Series

Fugitive of Magic - I loved the beginning of Pheonix's Adventures. It kinda sucks that Ares is after her then again it might get even more fun to have him after her. I really enjoyed this new version of Earth. I love Nix's attitude and how her mind seems to work. It's a bit ADD mixed with a female who knows what she wants. I loved Laurel's narration. I've actually heard her before and loved her then too.

Trial by Magic - I loved getting back into the world of Nix. It really sucks that she's got so much going on, but at least she can't say that she's bored. I'm really loving Nix and her back and forth between her and Ares. This is turning out to be a great series and I'll probably have to get the two series before this in the Dragon Gift Universe because of how awesome this series is shaping up to be. Laurel is a great narrator and her voice makes it so amazingly easy to get lost into this world.

Origin of Magic - I loved Nix and Ares in their quest to find out more about the potion for the mysterious beaker. This is another awesome addition to this series with plenty of action and sass. I'm loving following Nix and getting to go along with her to remember her past and figure out her future. This is a really awesome book with a killer cliffhanger of an ending. Ok ok not really a cliffhanger but freaking awesome ending with new info. Laurel did an amazing job and really projected the action and suspense into her voice.

Enemy of Magic - I loved how much action and excitement there was throughout this story. I loved getting more of Draken's big plan and getting to see everyone rally to Nix. This is a really great addition to the series and really makes me excited for the big showdown. Laurel did another amazing job narrating and helped make the story seem like there was no time at all that passed while I was listening.

Forged in Magic - I loved this big showdown. There was so much action and so many awesome things happened that I can't decide what I loved the most about this book. I even enjoyed the different worlds of the gods. This is an epicly awesome action packed end to a great series. Laurel did an amazing job and her voice really added to the drama of the story.

Overall - What I loved most about the series is that at the end there was information about the different myths and legends used and also information about the different historical stuff too.

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  • AndersonSvcs
  • 06-06-2019

Cadence and Tone...

So far, (6 hours in) I really like this story line. Unfortunately, the reader reminds me of a wheel thats out of round. Zoom zoom bump, zoom zoom bump... She has a pacing style that makes her race through a few words and pause, then race pause, race pause.
So annoying & distracting!!!

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  • FANNON WESTER
  • 12-04-2019

Captain Kirk

Narrator can only seem to read 4-6 words at a time like Captain Kirk from Star Trek
Got irritating after just s few chapters.
Story seemed good. Just lost interest due to choppy narration

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  • adnil
  • 10-04-2019

Dragon's Gift

I really really enjoyed listening to this series. I drove over 800 miles round trip and this helped pass the time.

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  • Susan Johnstone
  • 29-03-2019

loved it as usual

All of the Dragons Gift books are awesome reads funny, romantic, exciting badass chicks fighting demons

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  • Heather
  • 07-02-2019

Please have someone else narrate!!!

I would like my credit back. I have no idea if the story was good, the narration was so awful I could NOT get past the 10 minute mark. I tried 3 times and only made it that far. It was like listening to Napoleon Dynamite act like a valley girl, but every word breathy. What a waste of a credit, I will be avoiding all books read by Laurel Schroeder.

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  • Shayay19
  • 03-02-2019

Fun and action packed! Loved it!


Super fun series! Tons of action and adventure! Plus, the women kick some major butt! Lots of cool magic and magical powers! I listened to the audio for the boxset, and the narrator does a great job. She has a lot of voices to do, and she does them all well. I enjoyed her performance. I loved listening to all 5 books one right after the other. Totally great deal for 1 Audible credit! These 5 books are from Nix's POV. I'd recommend reading both Cass' and Del's book series before this one, so you'll have the full story. The 3 are sisters by choice; they were kidnapped together when they were teens and escaped with their memories missing. Their story starts in Cass' 5 book series, then on to Del's 5 books, so it's good to start at the beginning. There's not a lot of depth to the characters in this series, but I still like them all. This series focuses more on the adventures that the sisters have. I find all of the action very entertaining and fun. There's is some light romance, which I do like the pairing of Nix and Ares, but I would've liked a bit more. Fun conclusion to the sister's story! For Nix's last book and the conclusion, I would've loved to have more of each sister's lives. Overall, it was an awesome read! All 15 books were very entertaining! Looking forward to more books by Linsey Hall!