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Shadow Reaper

Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Series: Shadow (Feehan), Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Christine Feehan returns to her sexy new series starring a Chicago crime family with a mystical secret.

Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood - but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness puts not only his life at risk but the future of his entire family. To save them all, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own.

Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her - a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She's someone looking for a safe haven from the danger that has stalked her over the last several months. In Ricco's embrace, she finds one. But the darkness in which they so often find sanctuary can also consume them.

©2017 Christine Feehan (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • Mozzy
  • New Zealand
  • 23-06-2018

Excellent

I have listened to this story twice now and each time I listen it's better than the last. The story is really good and the narrator even better. I cant get enough of this series due really is a great aughor

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  • SNS
  • 05-08-2017

It's a good, not great read.

As a Christine Feehan fan, I've read all her published work. This isn't a favorite. It's a little slow and repetitive. I enjoy the concept of the shadow riders and as usual she draws interesting multifaceted characters. The first book in this series moved faster. Once the characters and basic plot were established, the story seemed to bog down. I think the next book will determine the viability of this series.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Shannon Adams
  • 13-06-2017

Disappointed

I was eagerly anticipating this book. The first half felt very repetitive as things were said over and over chapter after chapter. The last half was long drawn out sex scenes. At the heart of the story, it was good, but too much fluff left me disappointed. Narrator mispronounces names from book to book, and that's irritating.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-06-2017

Not enough connection

Missing that intangible that make you want more yet satisfied. Loved the primary characters but the intimacy between them just wasn't there for me I thought because of what she had gone through there would be more interaction in friendship between the women. There was teasing.and acceptance yet it seemed superficial. Not enough reconciliation or perhaps closure a couple more chapters would have given the reader satisfaction reality is fine but in some instances the antagonist need too recognize the truth. I have to I love the concept of this new series. This one missed that final thread that would have put a bow on top a wonderful gift to be enjoyed over again. I will still read this series with anticipation. The first had everything one looks for from CF. A loyal fan.

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  • Edwina "I Love books"
  • 02-06-2017

A FAILURE ON ALL LEVELS!!

What disappointed you about Shadow Reaper?

Repetitive, not enough romance between H/H, to much action fight scenes and to many names of characters to keep up with.

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

Needed more Romance between H/H and less fight action scenes

What didn’t you like about Jim Frangione’s performance?

I usually love Jim Frangiones Narration and have listen to many of them. But he recorded Shadow Reaper's volume to low. I could barely hear it I moved away from my kindle a few feet. I had the volume as far as it would go and it was just recorded to low.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I liked the idea of the story but it just wasn't written well

Any additional comments?

I know I am the odd man out on Shadow Reaper. There are so many 4 & 5 star reviews but I am sorry Shadow Reaper is a total failure in my opinion. For the last 3 or 4 years The Queen of Paranormal Romance Christine Feehan has been a Hit Or Miss. This was a Miss. She spent to much time on outlandish fight action scenes instead of equalizing it with romantic scenes between Ricco Ferraro and Mariko Majo/Tanakas. Ok I am not interested in reading about rope tying what the heck is this, just a fancy way of describing sexual bondage? Oh don't get me started with the repetition verses in this story. CF says the same thing over and over just in a different ways. There has to be 50 plus characters names you have to remember, either Italian or Japanese names which she uses to fill up her word count. I am sorry to all my many Feehan friends out there but this is a terrible story!! but I am glad you liked it. For those of you who know me. You know I call it as I read it. I don't think this is the series for me. I can't see myself reading Nicolette's story. I am sick of heroines who have been repeatedly gang raped and beaten. In this case Nicolette by her 3 step uncles. She has beaten and raped everyday by them for 2 years!! I Cannot Not Recommend this series. But I love Christine Feehans Dark series, GhostWalker series and her Leopard series. I will just stick with those series. Sometimes an author can write to many series and loose there way! May 31, 2017 – Started Reading

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  • V from Kansas
  • 24-03-2019

The bad reviews confused me????????

I usually try to skip reading the reviews, on a book, if it is a series I’ve already started and committed to. Just the fact that I consume everything written by this author and that JF is one of my favorite narrators, meant that I would love this book. However, for some reason, I read the first ten reviews and so many of them were so negative that I almost dreaded the listen. That’s why I usually skip reviews until after I listen. I don’t want to taint my opinion of the book. However, in this case, I totally didn’t get the reviews. Many stated that the story was slow to develop and that the first part of the book boring. I really tried to understand their viewpoint and the only thing I could come up with is that the sexual relationship between the H/h took longer to happen then book one and that’s because there is a neighborhood war and other events that have such a big impact that they don’t really have time to jump each other’s bones. Now, I like it as hot and heavy, as the next gal, but I appreciate a more natural progression of the romance. So yeah, they don’t jump each other’s bones in chapter one but, there is so much action and drama going on that I didn’t feel, at all, cheated. I’m anxious for book three.
-V from Kansas

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  • K. Patterson
  • 09-08-2017

So disappointing

I have enjoyed all of the different Christine Feehan series. The first book in the Shadow series was suspenseful and enjoyable. I kept giving this book, Shadow Reader, time to improve, but the relationship between the two main characters and the "art of ropes" was just too cheesy!!! What a waste of money:(

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  • Neal R. Becker
  • 18-03-2018

Not much story

Loved the descriptions of the rope binding techniques, but the story overall was repetitive and relatively boring. very enjoy this author but found this book disappointing

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  • missmack1976
  • 11-07-2019

this series just gets better

I love this series and think that it just gets bettet as they add to it. can't wait for the next one!

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  • jw
  • 22-06-2019

Filled with excitement & sensuality

There was tons of action scenes, very sensual Japanese rope play and some hot sex. The only drawback was so many Japanese names it was hard for me to keep them straight, but still an excellent book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-2019

Wasted a credit

It was all I could do not to ask for a return of my credit. The plot was ridiculous. Shadows riders know the truth and can COMPEL the truth out of people but this whole plot is based on the Japanese shadow riders lying to the other shadow riders and covering up a mass murder.... Really? The subplot was trying to find miko's brother... but they don't compel the woman who knows where he is and says he won't be alive long???? The sex scenes were crazy boring.... and that is saying something when 1/3 of the book are just sex scenes... I fast forwarded through most of this book... I just got bored and went to the next chapter multiple times.. It was the only way I could get through this book... Wasted a credit... Not sure that I can hang in there to hear Em / Val or Nicolet / Tav storys... Would hate to read those and be just as disappointed...

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  • Dolores
  • 31-07-2017

HOT, HEATED & FAST EXCEPT THE SHIBARI

Shadow Riders, Marriko & her unknown saviour Ricco. Both from great Shadow Riders Families, especially unknown to Marriko's Family, hers is legendary.
I'm going to input my 1 niggling negative Pointer & that is there's areas where there's repetitive a little too much in a couple of areas.
But forget about that. This is another great piece of work with the shadow blenders & these 2 connect even though she was going to his on a mission, which turns around when she sees he's not the person she's been told he is. And he knows why she's there but he has to have her.
So here we have ANOTHER GREAT piece of work by the fabulous Christine Feehan, where we've got lots of action in BOTH the physical & sexual sense. but heck the sexual IS SO SENSUAL.
REALLY RECOMMEND IT