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Lauren's Barbarian: A SciFi Alien Romance

Icehome Series, Book 1
Series: Icehome, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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A lush, tropical island on an icy planet makes no sense.

Then again, not much makes sense anymore after waking up and finding myself not in bed but on a strange world populated by aliens. Since that moment, I've learned that nothing is normal anymore and I've got to roll with the punches. I can handle this, though. I'm strong and capable. 

So...washed up on a tropical island? Got it handled.

Separated from the others in my group? Handled.

Stranded alone with a brutal but delicious alien man that can't speak English but has great...ahem...body language? Yup, handled. 

Add in the fact that my cootie - a symbiont I need to survive - has chosen my big, hulking alien friend as my fated mate? Let's just say that the situation isn't the only thing that's going to be handled.

But it isn't long before I learn that the tropical island paradise is a death trap and we're all in grave danger, aliens, and humans alike. To survive this, I'll need my tempting guy to give me a hand with the situation...good thing he's got four of them.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Ruby Dixon (P)2018 Tantor

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***Omg Amazing***

I love you Ruby Dixon for not giving up on our blue barbarian babes and their human girls. This is another amazing beginning for a spin off series (is it) its just blows my mind how does Ruby comes up with this story lines from hehe but no matter i am grateful she does because i would sink into depression to see the series ends. The narrators are both excellent, Felicity can even portrays both males and females easily but I am.glad they have a Sean Crisden for the male characters, his voice is so deep and sexy *sighs*.

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Light reading

In all the book is not bad, I enjoyed the thought that love can be that intense. I am looking forward to reading book two. The male narrator's voice didn't match the character in my opinion.

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Not that great, don't waste your credit

i found there wasn't enough of an intro to the characters and how they got to the alien world. The middle was good but the ending was flat and unsatisfying and still to many details left out.

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  • Nettster68
  • 13-03-2019

Repeative

I enjoyed the story a lot. However the characters repeated themselves to many times and it was exhausting!

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 15-08-2019

A fun romance.

LAUREN’S BARBARIAN is my first novel by Ruby Dixon and I liked it from the start to end. It’s the first novel in a series so a little time was spent in the beginning setting up the world. It was interesting and funny so I didn’t find it too long.

Both the heroine (and other abductees) and the hero (and his race) are likeable and I enjoyed seeing how their characters developed with the added difficulty of a language barrier. Hearing the wonderful Sean Crisden narrate as the hero who at first completely misinterpreted the heroine’s actions was a total hoot that had me doubled over, laughing. At the same time, the story evolved into one of survival, trust and ultimately, love. I thought it was well done, and look forward to more stories in the series.

It was my first time hearing narrator Felicity Munroe and I appreciated her characterisations. She and Sean Crisden together created a pleasurable listening experience.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 09-04-2018

Great sci-fi romance!

Ruby Dixon has the knack of writing entertaining and attention grabbing stories. This audiobook is the first in a series connected to her original Ice Planet series and it held up very well! We have the introduction of a new cast of characters, while still staying connected to the older set. The story is engaging ad moves at a fast pace. Narration was well performed and I’m looking forward to the next book in this series!

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  • Girl_Shaq
  • 29-07-2019

love the story but...

Ok so I love the ice planet series but I guess I have one complaint with the reading of it. call me bias but in the ice planet audio books the work Khui was said a diffrent way and that's how I've come to like it. The way the readers say it in this book almost sounds like they are calling it a coodie. It's driving me nuts and I find myself yelling at the reader "Its Kwii!!!!! not Khowii" lol. I know it's not a big deal but I mean we get used to stuff and it bugs me that's it's changed. I also didn't like how all the males in the beginning sound Russian or something. I miss the other male voices from the ice planet books. I think I'll stick to reading to books instead of listening for my own mental stability hahahah. But I love the story's and hope they never end.

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  • Joey
  • 29-03-2018

Pretty good

Overall, it was a good story but the beginning as a little draggy. Still enjoyed the book nevertheless

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  • mamabeargreerlovesaz
  • 26-03-2018

Story was awesome, less than impressed with narrators.

I really enjoyed this new spin off of the Ice Planet Barbarians even though I didn't like why there is this spin off. I don't like that Maddock's old crew was taken and killed off! However the new cast of characters are set up for some very interesting story lines.

Ruby Dixon, the author, has three series that are in Audible so that is the reasoning behind the three sets of narrators. I loved the narrators for the Ice Planet Barbarians, the but who did the male voices was awesome hands down. I completely hate how both narrators did the voices for the males in this book. They are made to sound slow whitted, the female voices where good though.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 24-03-2018

Ice Planet Becomes Icehome

Love this series ever since I found it in kindle, and I appreciate having it in audio. If you like the alien abduction genre, or Earth women changing other planets/societies, this is one of the better ones out there. Sexy and sweet.
Munroe and Crisden do a creditable job with narration.

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  • Jessy
  • 14-05-2019

I tried and tried again, but nope. Disappointed.

1. Repetitive. Basically a repeat from the Ice Barbarian series, dumb human females included. I only read the first book and less than half of the second before I gave up.
2. Lauren's character is actually smartly done; however, she should've left Marisol to fin for herself after so many attempts at hiding, especially when they're in the process of dismantling a space ship. I just can't get over these gals' lack of survival instincts and dumb choices.
3. I wish they would just tell us if Marisol has some kind of disability; she's a coward and childish. This behavior goes way beyond shy and introverted.
4. Super slow. Ms. Munroe leaves too much time between shifts in dialogue and the story itself is dragging. I'm an hour and a half in and I will not be finishing it. I'm just bored.
5. Why haven't we been introduced to the male lead yet? We're on chapter 4 for crying out loud.

Extraterrestrial romance sounds like a really cool concept; I can't help to think the author finds young women really this stupid. I'm not a young gal myself, but I can't imagine having 0 empathy or 0 common sense in regards to their situation. A little dramatic crying? Yes. Downright ignorance in all the women? No.
There has to be more to the characters personalities and life stories. Perhaps, if I continued to read Lauren's story, I might've learned more from her, but after 1 1/2 hours ...you lost me and now I don't give 2 shits about the story or the character.

Needless to say I won't be reading anymore from Ruby Dixon if her only portrayals of female leads are ignorance, blind arrogance, and self-sabotage. I just can't take anymore stupid female leads.

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  • Ms. Shaz
  • 08-05-2018

Great Story

I enjoyed it. I liked how the story evolved. There was great chemistry between the hero and heroine. I felt she was brave, confident and was no wilting flower. The author created a great characters. I enjoyed it.

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  • DarlingLemon
  • 19-02-2020

God I love Ruby Dixon

Im not big on aliens, but I gave it a shot because I love Dixon's writing, and WOW. So glad I did. Her plots are solid, but still romance based, and full of developing characters. I can't believe she sold me on intergalactic space Smurfs, BUT HERE WE ARE, LOL.

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  • Enellyia
  • 03-04-2018

Brilliant.

Was a little bit prejudice about the whole four armed alien thing, and had decided not to buy this book. but, I changed my mind and I'm so glad. I really enjoyed it. I loved the baby. I loved how the clans came together. And I loved the suspense of being on an island that could errupt at any moment.

Btw. I saw a review that mentioned Murdock's old crew being taken away and killed, but nothing like that happened in this book, so that confused me.

The narration was great. Overall, this is my favourite so far even though it is only a spin off from ice planet barbarians.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-04-2019

Pure escapism

The story is out of its world and you enter a new realm. The characters are well defined and believeable. The narration is great and you feel like you are in the storyline.