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Grim

Tornians Book 1
De : M.K. Eidem
Série : Tornians, Volume 1
Durée : 12 h et 54 min
Catégories : Anglais - Romance, Fantasy
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King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor, and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered "unfit". The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females. The Emperor's discovery of a compatible female on a slave ship changed that. He'd ordered Grim to find his Empress's home world so more "unprotected" females could be obtained, knowing Grim would never be allowed to Join with one.

Lisa Miller is a widowed mother of two little girls, Carly and Miki. Her husband died just a year ago, after a long battle with cancer and she misses him immensely. Friends want her to start dating again but in her heart, she knows there isn't a man on the planet she could love like her Mark. Who could love their girls like their own. Therefore, she'll stay alone.

When Lisa is discovered "unprotected" at her husband's grave, she wakes on an alien ship heading for an alien world. Refusing to accept this she confronts the large males, demanding she be returned to her children. Seeing his chance to have a female, Grim agrees to accept and protect her offspring, if she agrees to Join with him and only him. Realizing this is the only way she can retrieve her children Lisa agrees, and the Tornian Empire changes forever.

©2013 M.K. Eidem (P)2015 M.K. Eidem
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  • Candateshia Pafford
  • 08/02/2015

SO DANG GOOD!!!

Wowza! This book was so dang good....

Ok... if you have ever read one of my reviews...you know I hate dual narration.... UNLESS it is done like this book... Female reads female parts and male reads male parts... This was so good... but this book had a little something extra that I am just not use too... SOUND EFFECTS!!!!

I must admit at first...I hate it... the birds chirping and the hum of the spaceship was driving me batting...but by chapter two...when someone knocked on the door and you hear the knock first then the narration...well I must admit, it really made this book stand out... I fell in love with it... It was amazing... so kudos for this brilliant version of narration and sound effects...

No on to the review... GRIM... I so want a GRIM... Although he was scarred from a battle he won against 8 other warriors, Grim was looked upon as "not worthy" to mate due to his scars... Oh, did I mention he is KING GRIM... but nope, he got scares so the snoody women of his planet didn't want him. So when Grim has to go find mate(able) Earth women because his brother the emperor's new wife accidentally told of her home planet...Grim is in luck! He forces Lisa to mate with him in order to pick up her girls which were left back on earth... She does, because there is no way she was leaving her girls...

OK.. this is when the story picks up, because WOMEN are special, as they are rare on Grim's planet... Now King Grim has got three!!! Man this book was so darn good... I can't wait for book 2 to come on Audible...

Narration was Amazing!! So enjoyable... Credit well spent...

This is a buy, sale or credit... Great book!

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  • Sweet Pea
  • 10/02/2015

Wow, just WOW!

Would you consider the audio edition of Grim to be better than the print version?

Definitely yes, even though I've not read the print.

Any additional comments?

I got this audio book based on a review from a member I follow. It popped up in my email as a raving review. As I do like a good sifi romance, and the book sounded pretty cool I bought it for a credit. Boy, am I glad I did!!!

Admittedly this is my first full scale audio book with sound effects. And all I can say is WOW! It is/ was absolutely the coolest thing! Lol, now I want all my audio books to have sound effects!

I noticed on Good Reads this book had a lot of typos and mistakes in the writing that turned people off. This being an audio book that's not really a problem. Although there where a few glitches in the performance that should have been fixed during production. It wasn't enough to turn me off the story.

I greatly enjoyed the interchanging male/ female narrators for male/ female characters. And given the huge amount of different characters in this book I believe they did an excellent job of giving them all different voices. I think Jennings did a slightly better job then James did though. As a few of James male voices sounded too similar and a little funny sounding (almost lisped). I really wasn't sure I liked Grims whisper/ growlish voice either, because I found it harder to discern emotion in it. But it's sound is explained so I was fine with that.

Like I said the sound effects where awesome in the background. As there is very little world building in this story (much to my disappointment), they bring a level of description to the story that it would suffer greatly without. It helps you to build the setting in your mind, through sound, that let's your imagination fill in the rest. I could buy a recording of the ship background noise and listen to that all the time! I'm not sure why but I loved that noise! The only time it bothered me was when they where inside and you could hear birds. On the planet I could deal as I imagined the palace as more open like, but on earth in the house it was just irritating. But only for the 5 min. they where there. All else was amazing!

The story was refreshingly different. Still an instalove romance (a little weird as they are kidnapped), but there was plenty of relationship building so it made it less weird, I think. Lol, that probably doesn't make any sense but at the moment I'm sick of the instalove romance thing. BUT I really liked this story, SO I just delt with it. It does get better, and better as it goes on. I can't wait for the next book to be released as well as more of this author's work!

Definitely worth a credit!

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  • Tai Boogie
  • 11/02/2015

Well Worth the Credit!!

Color me impressed with this book. The author took their time with letting you fall in love with the characters. Instead of wham bam thank you ma'am romance, you get well developed characters that make you want to invest the time in getting to know.

This is the first dual narrator audio book that i have listen to that I have enjoyed. Usually you are jarred between two different ways the book is being read it feels like you have to constantly readjust to the narrators. This was done in a way that you hope is done every time you see that there will be two narrators. With one doing all the male voices and perspectives and one doing all he female voices and perspectives it comes out perfect. And with the man doing the general narration it is truly the best dual narrated books I have ever listened to..

The story is good with strong male and female characters that have just enough sense and empathy that you don't feet the need to scream that someone is stupid or smack them upside the head ( you know there are some characters you want to do that to sometimes). The plot is interesting and not predictable and will definitely keep you interested.

The only thing that was kind of distracting were the background noises. In some areas it was a little annoying and others made me think I was hearing things or something was wrong with my headphones.

i don't want to explain the story or the characters because I think the book is good enough for you to buy and explore for yourself and fall in love with the book with your own impressions, i will just say I loved the good guys and strongly disliked the bad. The author made everyone 3-dimensional in a way that even when the crazy comes you can kinda see why.

All I can really say is that the series should be interesting and i can't wait for the next book.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 14/02/2015

BEAM ABOARD FOR AN ENTERTAINING SCI-FI LOVE STORY

The action and tension kicks in right from the start and doesn't stop until the very end and, if you're a sci-fi fan, you will have been captivated by all the world-building of this new alien species and, if you're a romance fan, you will have been ensnared by a sweet and tender love story. With it's hunky colorful alpha Warriors (who outnumber females 200 to 1) which is why feisty Lisa finds herself captured, along with other women, and on board a spaceship heading for deep space and far far away from her small children. But help is at hand when the giant bronzed and scarred Grim steps in to offer her his protection and to go back and get her children but there's a catch..... she must 'join' with him and no other.

From there the layers build and build to create an entertaining, fascinating and hypnotising storyline that will have you transfixed on this new Warrior species with their strange culture, pride and honor, expectations, strengths and vulnerabilities. Then they'll have you swooning at their humble gentle caring attitudes towards women and their hopes and dreams to become protectors and fathers.

Unfortunately, Lisa's transition into their world isn't an easy one as behind the scenes are greedy enemies whose plans and deeds have been deadly in their bid to overthrow the Emperor. Angst, drama, sex, loving touching scenes, a loveable H & H and various other secondary characters make this and exciting listen. Told from both POV's but the true genius is the dual narration because it comes across as actual conversations between the male/female leads and the sound effects, which I didn't think I was going to like in the beginning, actually grew on me in the end.

Worth a credit? Yes definitely, although I did think a previous book was missing as Wray (the Emperor) and his human mate Kim were actually the first couple to find the 'compatibility' between species and their difficult story was hinted at many times during this listen. So I went on to the authors website to see if there was a book missing and I am happy to report that their story is actually book 2 in the series. I don't know why they did it this way round (maybe the reason will become clear after I've listened to that book) but I think I would've preferred it to have been Wray and Kim's love story first. This is an author I'll be watching out for from now on.

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  • Kelli
  • 19/02/2015

Male Alien Warriors Desperate for Women

Not bad strong storyline. Good characters and descriptive. I am new to the alien things but I'm liking them. The narration was tolerable. The background noise threw me off. It did not really bring quality to the book. The male narrator I found poor on his reading. He made most of the men sound as though the had speak impediments.
I really loved the strength of the Heroine in this story. She had a wisdom and kindness of found endearing. The author in my opinion made a mistake as casting her as a 24 yr old. The character was much too mature for 24. While being a widowed mother of 2 of a man who died of cancer will age you. It does not make you able to become a nurturing Queen of a Alien race of males able to rule with assertion and diplomacy. That was people willing to follow you rule. That comes with age and experience. So 24 is a little unbelievable for me. Plus the narration leads you to think the heroine is in her mid to late 30's.

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  • NEW NAME
  • 17/11/2015

Wow, didn't see that coming, couldn't put it down!

I did NOT have high hopes for this book. Within the first minute I realized there were sound effects inserted, such as a door opening or a siren, it reminded me of some cheesy B movie acting job with high school sound effects added, very amusing. However, then the plot began to unfold and you could have had 1000 more cheesy sound effects, I wouldn't have cared, I was hooked!

The emperor has found a mate but she is from another world, she was found on a slave vessel and the emperor claimed her for his own. It was soon discovered that she was compatible with their species because she became pregnant, something that rarely happened on their planet since the great infection. Once the nobility of the land discovered this they sent out ships searching for this planet called Earth. When it was found 12 random women were taken, women that had no scent of a man on them. They were brought aboard the ship.

Lisa was at the grave yard visiting her dead husbands head stone when she was taken. When she woke up on the ship she panicked, where was she and where were her children?!?!? When the other 11 women realized a woman with children had been taken they demanded the woman be returned to get her children. In order to accomplish that a warrior would have to agree to protect the children and claim them as his own. No warrior would agree, just as the situation was about to get out of control the Emperors brother, King Grim, agreed to get the children IF and only IF the woman agreed to mate with him. He has been deemed unsuitable for mating because he has scars on his face and body, so this would be the only way he could get a female of his own. Lisa had no choice but to agree.

Thus begins the tale of Lisa and Grim, it was kind of like beauty and the beast but with a great spin. I REALLY enjoyed this book and hope Audible gets more. The editing was a bit cheesy but the plot was so interesting I just didn't care. Very good story, lots of funky twists, this is a series I will visit again!

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  • Cheri
  • 15/04/2015

I'm Glad I Took A Chance On This One!

In the beginning, I was thinking "this is going to be a cheesy" but the story grew on me and by the end, I could not stop listening to it.

The narration was good, and the sound effects gave the story that something "extra" but did not overpower the narration.

Looking forward to the other books coming out in audio.

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  • Steve
  • 18/05/2015

Good Story if you can ignore the bizarre milieu.

Would you listen to Grim again? Why?

Yes, not sure really but I want to. I vary much want to see what happens next.

What did you like best about this story?

The duel narration, sound effects, overall storytelling of the book.

Have you listened to any of Commodore James and Laura Jennings ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Turn your brain off here, Ignore unbelievable mix of high and low tech civilization and take your S.O. to see it. You will get chick flick points for taking her and the fight scene's will keep you entertained enough to keep you awake.

Any additional comments?

If you are a retro 1950's monogamy is the only way to be happy brainwashed victim, you are going to love this.

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  • Lady G
  • 07/02/2015

This Was The Best Story!!!!

What did you love best about Grim?

I loved the sound effects in the background.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Grimm and Lisa

Which character – as performed by Commodore James and Laura Jennings – was your favorite?

Grimm and Lisa

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked how they grew together as a family.

Any additional comments?

I liked how strong yet feminine Lisa was. Great storyline with lots of adventure and sizzle too.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Gabby Gibbs
  • 27/12/2016

Tornian

I have listened to this book so many times I've stopped counting. This book rates 10 out of a 5 star high. It has every component necessary for a forever book. I hope M K Eidem gifts her reading public with sequels of all the other ladies residing on Luda. Wow! Would love to see how Grim handles his daughter's birth. How Callen wins Rebecca. Who the other ladies choose to join with, and love.
This story gives the reader every emotion, and allows you to feel the highs, lows, joys and sorrows and frustration and triumph of the characters. I absolutely love it.
Wray and Kim's story is waiting your reading now, as is Orion and lady Isis, and their son Yner and Abby. All great reads. But I hope more stories continue to follow. Montfort needs to find love, and Alger, and Agee, Hadar the healer, but I could go on forever as these characters have found their own special place in the hearts of the readers.
Please keep the stories coming. Your gift of writing is a God send. Thank you. All my heartfelt appreciation, Gabby Gibbs

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  • Leseratte
  • 02/06/2015

Laaaaangweilig!

Was genau hat Sie an Grim enttäuscht?

Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass ein Erwachsener von dieser Geschichte angetan sein kann. Absolut anspruchslos, mit eindimensionalen Figuren, alles ist vorhersehbar und für mich war es wirklich langweilig!