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Protector

Galactic Gladiators, Book 4
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Series: Galactic Gladiators Series, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy's lawless outer rim....

Cool and driven Madeline Cochran made a successful career for herself as civilian commander of a space station orbiting Jupiter...until the day it was attacked and she was abducted by alien slavers.

Her organized existence shattered, Madeline suffered during her captivity, but since her rescue by the tough gladiators of the House of Galen, she's struggling to assimilate to her new life. As she navigates the desert world of Carthago and the gladiator city of Kor Magna, she desperately misses her teenage son back on Earth and throws herself into finding another human, space marine Blaine, still kept captive by the slavers. She also finds herself working harder than ever to avoid a certain charming showman gladiator who is far too attractive and far too tempting.

Gladiator Lore Uma-Xilene is a protector at heart and a sucker for a damsel in distress...although he's well aware that the hard-shelled and sad-eyed Madeline wouldn't appreciate the title. He knows what it feels like to be ripped from the family you love and have your life destroyed, and he wants to help Madeline heal. As the two of them go undercover into the dangerous world of underground gambling, Lore knows he'll need all his patience, passion, and a whole lot of stubbornness to not only keep Madeline safe but to melt the icy shell around her heart.

©2017 Anna Hackett (P)2017 Anna Hackett

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Excellent

The fourth Galactic Gladiators is about Madeline Cochran former civilian commander of a space station orbiting Jupiter and Gladiator Lore Uma-Xilene. Lore feels things for Madeline he's never experienced before from the moment he carries her away from those holding her captive but he is going to have an uphill battle with her to break through the barriers she has around her heart only showing a very icy exterior to those around her. It is an interesting battle of wills as Lore slowly breaks through the barriers Madeline hides behind as they go undercover into the underground fighting rings to rescue human, space marine Blaine and there are some other surprises in store down there and through it all Madeline finds herself falling for the big tough gladiator who has appointed himself her protector. There is an intoxicating mix of action and very steamy romance in this book and I highly recommend it and the series as a whole.

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another same same but fantastically different

lore was a surprise packet which was never leaked in any of the previous books. Madeline just had to crack under the pressure of this, yet another ripped alpha. and the books will keep on coming as yet new characters appear. liked the angst trying to get the others out and some great threats and fighting with weird monsters....so much fun and total sci-fi....loved it. Vivienne...an awesome narrate and you have me hooked with all your different voices for these crazy aliens...you must be having fun too!!😉😉😉

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  • Lisa j
  • 31-12-2017

more than meets the eye

Madeleine has just been rescued, but she struggles to come to grips with being stranded across the universe from her son. She also struggles against her feelings toward one of the gladiators in the House of Galen. Lore sees her struggle and is determined to help her see the benefits of being in Carthago... with him. Oh, and the bad guys are still holding at least one more human - Blaine Strong. Love this series and this book is no exception! Strong characters, standalone story but beautifully interwoven with the rest of the world.

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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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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 02-09-2019

Brilliant!

Protector follows the story of type A personality Madalyn, previously in charge of the Fortuna space station, as she is rescued and comes to terms with a life apart from her son, the guilt of losing all the space station personnel (including Blane, who they search for throughout the book) and the fear of trusting people. Although she is stand-offish and rather prickly, keeping herself busy reorganizing the House of Galen, Lore finds her fascinating. Our gladiator hero is relentless in helping her get in touch with her emotions and forces her to accept help. He rarely seems to become defeated or angry by her constantly shutting him down. Along the way there are near deaths, terrifying creatures in the sewer, AMAZING rescue of not only one but 4 humans and a blue beast who will end up being my very favorite gladiator (his story is called “Beast”). Oh, and fireworks, illusions, our first Gladiatorial engagement, an intro to Zhim, and a cameo by Rillian. And mind blowing sexy times- can’t forget those! The Audible version is so amazing - Lore has this very unique way of talking that sets him apart from the others. The drama is near perfection when Vivienne Leheny takes control of this story with her voice- I highly recommend her audio version.

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  • Paula P.
  • 30-03-2019

Hooked!

I am hooked on the Galactic Gladiator stories. Every one of the have been exciting and hard to put down. Can’t wait to read Saff’s and Blaine’s story.

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  • The Curious Otter
  • 21-06-2018

Anna Hackett does it again!!

I loved this 4th installment of Galactic Gladiators. There were so many fun scenes and still one of my all time fav actions sequences. 5 Stars!!!

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  • susan b
  • 17-06-2018

Another five fantastic star audiobook

Fell in love again with another amazing Anna Hackett gladiator. These are fantastic visual and audio stories. Vivienne has done an outstanding job with theses stories. They strong, fierce, protective and amazing characters, that fight and love with unique skills a d abilities. Especially this story and this gladiator. I love them all. On to the next. I am so glad I did not pass on these amazing stories.

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  • Robin Thompson
  • 26-08-2017

SyFy Romance at it's best

I love this series and I think Protector is the best of the series to date. Perhaps it is the nature of Ms. Hackett's stories. Each book in the series puts another layer of depth and color onto the world she is writing about. Each couple has little secrets that are unveiled in their book that may or may not have been hinted about when they were originally introduced. Lore and Madeline's story is an action packed adventure that keeps the pages turning. It also introduces some new characters that will make her fans, including myself, desperate for the next installment.
Ms. Leheny does an exceptional job bringing the story to life. She has a wonderful ability to keep each voice consistent from one book to the next.
If you haven't discovered Anna Hackett, what are you waiting for?

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  • Norma Ann Lopez
  • 19-08-2017

Moving story

Another great galactic gladiators and full of action and emotions. This is a don't miss listening too