From best-selling author Jordan L. Hawk, SPECTR: Series One is now in a box set!
SPECTR: The Complete First Series contains:
What happens when an exorcist falls in love with the demon he's supposed to destroy? Unregistered paranormal Caleb Jansen only wants a normal life. But when the demon-hunting spirit Gray accidentally possesses him, Caleb finds himself in a countdown for his very existence.
Hotshot federal agent John Starkweather thinks he's seen it all. But when he's called to exorcise Caleb, he finds a creature that isn't supposed to exist outside of stories. For Gray is a drakul: a vampire who drinks the blood of the demon-possessed.
If Gray can't be exorcised within 40 days, the possession will become permanent. In the meantime, the three must find a way to work together. As they hunt down demons and save the innocent, the heat between John and Caleb explodes into passion. But when divided loyalties threaten his last chance at exorcism, Caleb discovers love may come at a price higher than he'd ever imagined.
When I first began this story, I was a bit apprehensive about whether I would enjoy this adventure or not...I should not have worried. Once I got started, I could not stop listening to this story. The writing techniques of Jordan L. Hawk and the narration of Brad Langer captured me and I could not escape (not that I wanted to). The story of Caleb, Gray, and John was phantastic!!! The paranormal has always intrigued me and this story with multiple adventures fed my need and desire for this genre. The book took two days for me to listen to, only because work, school, and life kept interrupting me! I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I am anxious to see where the main characters go from here!
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Would you consider the audio edition of SPECTR: The Complete First Series to be better than the print version?
I do NOT consider the audio edition of SPECTR: The Complete First Series to be better than the print or ebook version because there are gaps in the audio version. I only have 4 hours left in the audio book but there have been two occassions where I thought, wait one chapter ended and the new one starts in a completely different spot?? I bought the ebook and low and behold there is missing narratives!! I don't know if perhaps there was an error in downloading, though the app did not indicate there was a problem.
Missing sections found so far:
1) Gray breaks back into RD to rescue John, one minute he's will John the next he's outside fighting werewolves. The audio verion is missing the fight and run in between - and it's very obvious. You go from John and Gray in the hallway to Gray fighting a werewolf.
2) What happens between Sean throwing garlic in Gray's face and Sean and John fighting afterwards. The audio books is missing the section where Sean runs out and tries to explain to John that he thought Gray was coming to get him, as in kill him.
I almost want my money back, I NEVER buy abridged books.
If this is what I noticed on first listen I hate to see what I find when I listen and read together.
What other book might you compare SPECTR: The Complete First Series to and why?
I think this books is similar in action/drama to A.E. Via and the Nothing Special series without the paranormalAbigail Rous and Madeleine Urban the Cut & Run Series, again not paranormalMary Calmes Change of Heart Series (slighly less action is some with more angst)Mary Calmes A Matter of Time Series (no paranormal with a bit more comedy)Megan Derr Dance with the Devil Series
Which scene was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This book is a volume that is 24 hours long. Pulling an all nighter isn't really possible.
Any additional comments?
This is an amazing series!! I'm SO glad I spent a credit on this by chance. I've found a new favorite author!!!
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If you've never listened to or read a Jordan L. Hawk book you've been missing out!
SPECTR is no exception. I absolutely love the characters especially Caleb/Grey. The story is very well written and it just draws you in completely.
This collection is over 24 hours long total and let me just say my brain only let me sleep a few very short hours before demanding to find out what was happening. I even had it on full blast while I showered cause I couldn't put it down that long!
I heard about a review out there saying it was abridged and missing some bits. Per the author- there was a glitch when the file was first uploaded which has since been corrected. So there is nothing of the story missing.
If you enjoy a good M/M romance with a healthy dose of supernatural and mystery then this is a must buy.
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I was very excited that the whole first volume omnibus was also released this way in audiobook, as I had the first book in Kindle format. John, Caleb, and Gray are definitely engaging characters, with Gray bringing a lot of comic relief at times. The chemistry between the characters is HOT HOT HOT. If you like paranormal gay romances with plenty of badassery, I highly recommend this story.
As much as I loved the story, the narrator annoyed me. The story takes place in Charleston, SC and the characters are Southern, but the narrator has an obvious East coast accent, even while reading John's amd Caleb's dialog. Also, other than Gray, all of the other characters sound exactly the same. I realize this is probably just me nitpicking, but it annoys me nonetheless.
One minor technical glitch I had was that I lost part of a couple of chapters. For some reason, a few minutes of two of the chapters just cuts off. I tried to re-download but this didn't fix it. I don't feel like I lost any terribly crucial moments, but this is also a little annoying.
Overall, though, this was definitely worth one of my credits.
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The story was perfect, but the narrator was hard to listen to. I've always wanted something from two souls in one body, but until this point I had never quite been able to put into words what I wanted. this story fit it perfectly.
The narrator has an accent--a New Yorker, I think, but it doesn't really get in the way. Voices are varied from character to character and consistent within a character. More than anything else, he brings to life the entity inhabiting Caleb. It makes listening to the book better than reading it, and I don't think I have ever said that of an audio book before.
If I'd read the synopsis closer I would of realized this is geared more for homosexual men, which I'm not. Even without the gay sex scenes, the storyline is not that good, got boring very quickly.
i liked the plot of the book and the action. the only thing was, it was really hard to figure which character was talking. This is something there narrator needs to work on, The Voice inflections.
If you could sum up SPECTR: The Complete First Series in three words, what would they be?
If I could sum up SPECTR I would call it awesome well at first I didn't think I was gonna like the story I don't know the plot I don't even really know the characters but I thought to myself why not get the book I'm so happy I did it so awesome
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character is gray because he so old but he still has child like field to him because he doesn't really know what your feelings are until he meets Caleb
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I think some of the things in the book made me laugh
Any additional comments?
Should so get this book you'll really like it
Much better pacing than when I read it myself. The narrator does an excellent job.
Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von SPECTR: The Complete First Series besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?
Ich fand den Verlauf der Geschichte sehr abwechslungsreich. Es ist einfach mal eine ganz neue Geschichte. Es war durchgehend sehr spannend
Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?
Es ist schwer sich darauf festzulegen. Ich fand, dass alle Charaktere sehr tief und glaubwürdig beschrieben waren.
Welche Szene hat Ihnen am besten gefallen?
Wenn Sie dieses Hörbuch verfilmen könnten wie würde der Slogan dazu lauten?
A new Story.
Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?
Die Stimme des Sprechers ist sehr angenehm. Die Geschichte bzw. Beziehung zwischen den Hauptpersonen mag einem zwischenzeitlich etwas seltsam Vorkommen aber der Autor hat dies super beschrieben und nach kurzer Zeit kann man dies gut nachvollziehen. Hier gibt es nicht nur eine Liebesgeschichte sondern auch viel "drum herum". Es war sehr spannend