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Taming Chaos

Darkstar Mercenaries Series, Book 1
Narrated by: J.F. Harding
Series: Darkstar Mercenaries Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Torin Mardak came to Zarhab Groht to hunt. Some idiot's been selling Callidum weapons on the black market, and he's been tasked with finding the traitor.  

The illegal trading station isn't exactly Torin's favorite place in the Nine Galaxies. It's dirty, chaotic, and full of thieves and murderers, but as an elite Kordolian First Division warrior, he's the most dangerous thing on this floating cesspit, and he won't let anything stand in his way.  

But when he encounters a group of humans who really, really shouldn't be here, his priorities might just have to change, because one of them is about to get betrayed in the worst possible way....  

And she just so happens to be exactly his type.  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Anna Carven (P)2019 Tantor

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I love my Kordolians

I was thrilled to see this came out in audio. As a single narrator, I much prefer M voice to F voice, as you can pretend his yummy voice is talking to you. It was a while since I’d read this so I got to enjoy the story all over again. I love that the heroines are never tstl and the H was so deliciously protective and possessive with the conflict outside the relationship. Perfect.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 05-06-2019

Another great romance!

I really have enjoyed listening to the books Anna Carven has written! This new series, which is a spin-off of the earlier series, was very well written with great characters. The heroine is an Earth alien culture specialist who accompanies some soldiers to a dangerous space station to try to obtain plasma weapons for Earth’s military. The hero is a Cordolian warrior who is now a mercenary for General Arcadian (the prime character in the first book of the last series). He sees the humans and is intrigued by the woman in their midst. When the arms sellers double cross the humans and demand she be handed over as part of the deal, the military agrees and against her will she’s taken. The hero tries to intervene and when he’s unsuccessful he latches onto the ship she’s in to rescue her. The narration was well done.

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  • AmazonCustomer101
  • 11-06-2019

Cordolians

This is another one of the Cordolians. He of course has a healthy respect for the General. I am glad this story has continued with a new series. Thought the story had ended but those guys with cool suits are still around. I will enjoy reading about the new characters and hopefully their connection to the old ones.

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  • CCW
  • 06-11-2019

***This is NOT book 1***

This book comes AFTER the Dark Planet Warriors series!

You can read it alone, but it often refers to events that happened in the past/other books. It’d probably make more sense if the other books were read first.

Otherwise, the story was ok. A bit unrealistic in how they’re totally in love after only knowing each other for one day, but that’s frequent in this genre. Detailed battles, complex politics in the background. Sometimes their emotions are written in a bit of a cliche tone, but it’s ok. Narration is fine.

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  • Phx17
  • 14-12-2019

Meh. Too attached to previous narrator

This new Dark Star series is built off the Dark Planet Warrior series. Narrator T McLaren, from the previous series, set the bar high for this universe of alpha aliens with voices just oozing masculinity. The new narrator, Harding, isn’t terrible ... he’s just bland compared to McLaren. I think I would have liked the story much better with a darker, gravelly voice befitting a large, dangerous, fanged silver warrior. The narration was too tame for me to feel any chemistry or passion.
By now, this whole series feels too familiar, with not enough to truly separate each female and male mc.
Even getting this book at a discount, I’ll be returning it.

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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 07-09-2019

Insanely intense action, fantastic story

Darkstar Mercenaries series sets off with a fiery BANG in Taming Chaos. Set in deep space, this new series builds on the Dark Planet Warrior series. One first division Kordolian warrior-now-turned-mercenary finds his mate in the last place he would have ever imagined. This story is intense with action, showcasing the brutal feral fierceness of the Kordolians, as well as their deep love and intense mate bond. Our heroine is strong, super smart, and generously curvy. I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book, and totally fell in love with these strong characters. The Audible version is great if you want to enrich your reading pleasure. The emotions leap off the page and each character has their own unfaltering voice.

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  • Jennifer
  • 11-01-2020

Not bad but......

I wish the story was longer. It feels like the ending was rushed and cuts the last chapter.

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  • Catsongea
  • 11-12-2019

Start of another great series

Listen or read the other series first. This book was well worth purchasing if you enjoyed the first series which I did. I enjoyed the male narrator JF Harding. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • JML
  • 13-11-2019

Sooo deliciously wicked


I love the Kordolians and every time I read about them I wish for one of my own. This is the second time I've had the pleasure of reading this book. The first I read all by my lonesome this second time I got to listen to a already favorite book come to life. J.f Harding did a wonderful job in telling the story of Persephone and Torrin. 💖you cou!d feel the excitement, passion and devotion from the characters as he read this fabulous adventure. I look forward to listening to many more. I highly recommend💖

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  • Elise Morgan
  • 13-10-2019

Paid to much

This story barely kept my interest. I enjoyed the first book so I bought this one. I paid to much. It is not a bad story, it's just lacking excitement.

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  • Charry Miller
  • 11-10-2019

Heartfelt and Action delivered equally

I loved listening to this book. My attention was captured right from the beginning. There were many memorial moments in the book. I was able to feel the emotions between both of the characters and how right they are for each other. Can't wait to listen to the other books.