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Shadow and Ice

Narrated by: Melissa Moran, Leo Barnabas
Series: Gods of War, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gena Showalter, the New York Times best-selling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld, introduces a scorching new paranormal romance series: Gods of War.

Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in the history of war, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now, the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus...until he meets her.

On an Arctic getaway with her foster sister, street-tough but vulnerable Vale London is shocked to stumble upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging epic combat. When she is inadvertently drawn into their war, she is forced to team up with an unlikely ally - the sexy god who makes her burn with desire.

Though Vale is his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can triumph, and he will have to choose: live for freedom or die for love.

©2018 Gena Showalter (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Critic Reviews

“I love this world.... [T]his is Gena Showalter at her best!” (J.R. Ward, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

“The Gods of War series is my new obsession.” (Christine Feehan, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

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Usually love Gena Showalter

Usually love a Gena Showalter read. Not sure why but I just didnt connect with these characters. After a false start, I made myself restart and stick with it. But honestly blanked out on chunks here and there and couldnt be bothered to go back for them. Im also a super tough customer on narrations as missteps in intonation and emphasis bug me and the male narrator was a struggle to listen to in this one.
All that said, Id take a lesser Gena Showalter read over alot of the other rubbish out there. Give it a read just know its not her best.

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  • Audible Customer
  • 02-11-2018

The narrations ruined the story, I had a hard time

The narrations ruined the story, I had a hard time finishing the book, and I did because it's Gena Showalter. The female was better conveying the story, but the Male voice just made me tune him out, and sadly the story.

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  • Kelsey Walsh
  • 05-11-2018

Male voice

The storyline is amazing I just couldn’t get over how terrible the male voice actor is. He sounds creepy and perverted.

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  • Clayton & Michelle
  • 05-11-2018

Terrible story line, awful narrators...

Gena Showalter is an amazing author and I love her books, but this one was awful. The story line was dull and took to long to build up the climax. The narrators were not paired well together and I just struggled to get into this book. For me the narrators and story was so bad, I decided to give up in the few chapters.

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  • Amy Tucker
  • 25-10-2018

Good story, bad narration

I had to switch to reading this story. The male narrator performance was over the top and cheesy. He needed to tone it down. The female performance was bearable. I love Gena Showalter books, and normally like the audibles, but this is not a good performance!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-11-2018

really guy?

the male narrator is awful. absolutely awful from beginning to end. he sounds like a cheesy parody of a narrator. it distracted from the story line, which is not too bad. I prefer lords of the underworld but this is an entertaining story.

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  • kari
  • 18-12-2018

the male performer was too dramatic.

Knox suppose to be a cold blooded killer but the male reader's performer was dramatic and at time too exagerated.

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  • sharktail
  • 27-10-2018

Awesome Book, Horrible Male Narrator

As with all her books, Gena nailed it. The story was addicting, female narrator excellent, male narrator almost caused me to delete the file from my library and return the book. Had to make a concentrated effort to ignore his performance and listen to the story. OK, back to the book; it is about a group of warriors from other realms, some forced to participate in a war and win a new world, earth for their kings or Queens. Vale and her "sister" stumbles onto a cavern of frozen warriors and so the story begins ......

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  • Brooke Orgain
  • 20-11-2018

Poor Narrators

I would just finish this book has a nail narrator not turn it he supposed to be sensual male character into a comical ridiculous theatratic wimp

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-2018

I loved hearing the male and female voices.

i loved having a male and female narrator. I wish they would do this more often!!! LOVE! yes both performances got a lil over the top at times but I enjoyed their enthusiasm to bring the characters to life!!!. I LOVE GS and read everything she writes... but this fell slightly short for me. I was missing the character development it just kind of bounced around and then BOOM they were in love and the best versions of themselves! She usually does a better job at building towards that where I feel emotionally connected to the characters... I really didn't this time.
worth a credit.... I'd say find a book trading store and read it yourself!
I would like to hear these narrators again though and together and hopefully the next book in this series is better... but we'll see! happy listening

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  • Eboni
  • 31-10-2018

Umm....

I usually love this author, not for this series. The narration is also for the birds. I will try and at least finish it, although it will be hard.

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  • Ms. Bookworm
  • 21-11-2018

DREADFUL!

I was really looking forward to this book! but the narration particularly by the male reader spoilt it so much that l give up.
His annotation was over the top, and in most points throughout the book incorrect.
I hope other people can look past the dreadful narration, but it will be very difficult.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 06-11-2018

this IS A BOOK <br />

fight, blood, love, sex , amazing plot...all in this wonderfull book 😍i was thinking not to buy it in te beginning because the male reader was a bit over the top but in the and when you get used to it it's ok that too