Friday, October 19, 2018

Audible Review of Consumed by J.R. Ward - Firefighters Series #1

Those who know me know that every time the Warden puts out a book I put out the cash to buy the audible edition because her narrators ROCK! So sit back and read all about the latest creation from this master storyteller.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Release Date: 10-2-2018
Length: 11hours 27 minutes
Source: Purchase/Audible
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From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed....
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.
Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.
Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again - until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.
Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.

My Review:

Firefighters series #1
JR Ward

Story 5:
The first book in J.R. Ward’s newest mini-series is a non-stop thrill ride featuring some amazing adrenalin junkies and staring a couple whose attraction is as combustible as the emotional baggage they carry. First books in a series have a lot to do, they must introduce readers/listeners to all the players, places and plotlines and this master storyteller does a glowing job ­–­ nailing it from the first breath-stealing chapter until that coveted ah-ha moment and tying it up just enough while also leaving fans salivating for the next installment. Fans of the Warden’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series will recognize the streetwise dialogue and larger than life characters only this time she gives us first responders instead of Vampires. The premise is exhilarating, the characters are amazing, her star-crossed couple are marquis worthy headliners and her handling of some really dicey situations Rock!
Fans of contemporary romantic suspense and all lovers of one heck of a good story will have this heading to number one on all the bestseller lists in no time.

The multitalented stable of narrators for this story, including Jim Frangione who narrates The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, all totally rock, nailing emotions, inflections, and some brilliant New England accents and treating listeners to the story’s full monty.

Ten months after the fire that took her hand, her firefighting career and almost took her life Anne Ashburn is looking for a new start and a reason to get up every morning. She may have found it as an arson investigator. On her first job she found a stray that adopted her, and she may have found a connection to “her” fire and several others that occurred in the same part of town. Now if she could just focus on investigating and not on her former nemesis, present sexual distraction, all around bad news, and unfortunately the man she loves, she’d be hunky-dory.
Bad boy, firefighter Danny McGuire has all his losses tattooed on his person and is so glad that he didn’t have to add Anne’s name after the fire that almost killed them both because he’s living with too much survivor’s guilt as it is and he would never have gotten over losing the only woman he’s ever loved. He can’t resist her and even though he knows she deserves better than a broken down man he’s determined to give her whatever she wants as long as it means being in her life including protecting her when her new job puts her in danger.

Buy the exciting Prequel to ConsumedThe Wedding From Hell

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Meet the Warden:
J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.

Narrators: Jim Frangione - Hillary Huber - Jason Carpenter - Pete Simonelli


  1. I haven't read this one yet but I've been hearing that it's pretty good.

  2. Her narrators rock? Ohhh you know I like that

  3. Can't wait to read it. Won't be listening as not on Audible for me but very happy to just read it!!

    1. sorry it's not available on audio Kathryn. IT was FAB

  4. Replies
    1. It was great and a little fact Pete Simonelli sounds just like Sebastian York! Plus who doesn't love Jim Frangione

  5. I haven't picked this one up yet, but I've heard it's a great start to a new series. Can't wait to add this to my shelf! Hugs...RO