Wednesday, August 17, 2011

[AudioBook Review] - Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: Retribution
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrator: Holter Graham
Series: Dark-Hunter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 2, 2011

I received the audio format of the this title for review from Macmillan Audio.

Summary:  A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.

Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meets the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.

Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.

Thoughts: Jess Brady must find the human who is taking out Dark-Hunters. He never expected it to be Abigail, thinking she was long since dead.  He especially didn't expect her to be connected to the Apollites. With the impending apocalypse they must set aside their hatred and find a way to work together if they want to stay alive.

Loved this story! Ever since Jess 'Sundown' Brady made his first appearance in Dance with the Devil, I've been hoping he'd get his own book. Retribution is a rip-roaring adventure of monsters, plagues and romance.  Both Jess & Abby have endured such heartache, it's quite a miracle they found each other.  I loved that there is definitely a different feel to this story compared to the other books.  Once again Kenyon has expanded her Dark-Hunterverse and made it much more than it was. Which makes it even more exciting to spend time in.

This was my first time listening to an audio of a Dark-Hunter book and I really liked it. Retribution is narrated by Holter Graham.  While not my favorite narrator Mr. Graham did a lovely job bringing the story to life, and an excellent interpretation of Sundown Brady.

Score: 5 Stars

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Upcoming Releases:

Alterant (Belador #2)- September 27, 2011
The Guardian (Dream-Hunter #5)- November 1, 2011
Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3)- March 13, 2012
Born of Silence (The League #5)- April 15, 2012
Time Untime (Dark-Hunter/Hellchaser) August 2, 2012
Darkness Within (Lords of Avalon #3)- January 15, 2013


  1. I just finished the book last night and have to say I enjoyed it, wouldn't mind the audio either.

  2. I've been trying to decide if I am going to buy this one or not. I want to, and you made it sound like a really fun read, but I already have so many books to read that I just don't know. Thanks for the positive encouragement!

  3. Not that I have anything against them, but I've actually never listened to an audio book. Not sure they're for me, to be honest. Reading is a very visceral experience for me--the feel of the pages, the smell of the ink. None of which you get with an audiobook.

    But I definitely want to read this book, though!




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