Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @TantorAudio ‏@BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM

Posted June 10, 2019 by Robin in Book Review, JIAM / 16 Comments

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  Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @TantorAudio ‏@BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub  #LoveAudiobooks #JIAMWolf Rain by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Series: Psy-Changeling #18, Psy-Changeling Trinity #3
Published by Tantor Audio on June 4, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 13 hours, 23 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems.

This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems—if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters—and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.

Wolf Rain is both the 3rd book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity and the 18th book in the Psy-Changling story. Every story follows one couple on their journey to love while building on a bigger story arc overall.  You could probably read one without reading others but there would be a lot of world building and backstory that wouldn’t be as engaging if you started with this book.  That said you could definitely start with Silver Silence, book one of the Psy-Changeling Trinity and have everything you need, but the series is a lot of fun and so starting at the very beginning with Slave to Sensation shouldn’t be a hardship.

I loved that we are back with the Snowdancer pack in this.  The wolves are always a lot of fun and I love how the pack lives together.  Alexi, is part of Snowdancers pack but he has kept himself on the outside since his brother went Rogue and had to be put down.  He has felt the pain of that everyday since it happened and no one has been able to pull him back.

Memory has been kept as a captive since she was eight.  The only things she has known of the outside word are what she has seen on tv shows.  Her gift is one we haven’t really explored before, she is an empath but she is something more.  Her gift understands that monsters are in the Psy-net; it has been used to cause harm all of her life and so Memory sees it as a curse, but what if it could be more, much much more.  

Alexi might have saved Memory from the prison she was held in for over a decade, but maybe she can also save him right back from the demons that haunt him from his past and the fear that just like his brother he will one day go rogue and kill those he once loved.  Their journey to love, acceptance mixed with a little revenge was really wonderful and Nalini Singh at her best.

There are some other troubles going on in the background.  The Psy-net is failing as it needs something more than just the Psy to hold it together and the humans and changelings are not not forming emotional ties to the Psy quickly enough.  There are also sleepers in the psy, people whose silence really saved from accidentally killing others and now one’s power has been awoken and the Pack and Arrows must find out who it is before they kill more people.

It was so great to get cameos from some of my favorite Wolves, Leopards and Arrows.  Seeing Sasha and her kid was so adorable that I almost couldn’t contain my happiness at seeing how the toddler is doing.  Wolfe, Kaleb and Tammy also play small parts in the story and it was like being home again to see them all.

Psy-Changling remains one of my favorite PNR series ever.  I love how each story evolves the series and I never get bored with any of it.  Another wonderful book in this world with two characters I’m glad found a way to each other.

Narration:

Angela Dawe has been the narrator of all of the Psy-Changling books.  She is the voice I expect and the one I hear in my head even if I read them on my own.  She captures the voice of the story and her narration is always very good and really evokes the emotion of the story.  Wolf Rain is no exception and it too is performed very well by Angela Dawe.

Listen to a clip:  HERE

 

About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

Rating Breakdown
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Writing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Dialogue
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Robin

Reviewer at Books of My Heart
Reading is my #1 addiction…I’d go to a support group for it but who are we kidding -  I have no intentions of quitting anytime soon. By day, I’m a chemist and can be found sciencing and listening to books. On nights and weekends, I’m a wannabe Spartan and am often training and listening to books. I straight up LOVE almost everything by Brandon Sanderson and Ilona Andrews; they are my flagship authors and I might be slightly impartial where they are concerned. My other guilty pleasures are unusual fairytale retellings and uber alpha males.


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Posted June 10, 2019 by Robin in Book Review, JIAM / 16 Comments


16 responses to “Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh

    • I think I’ve listened to every book but one on audio so it is definitely the voice I hear in my head. She is really well suited to the series.

      Great getting back to the wolves, I’ve missed the puppy pack.

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    • I’m all caught up on two of her series. This one and the Guildhunter series that follows Angels and Vampires around. She is a really good writer so it is so easy to get lost in her series. If you haven’t read anything yet by her I hope you get the chance soon.

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    • I remember thinking when I started this series that Slave to Sensation seemed like a silly title and I really wasn’t expecting much, but a friend recommended the series so I though I’d give it a go. So glad I did, as I believe I read the first 9 books in about 3 weeks.

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  1. Angela Dawe is such a fun narrator to listen to. I really loved this book as well (I enjoyed Silver Silence a bit more) but this book was fantastic and I was so happy to be back with the snowdancer pack because they are a ball of fun right? Glad you enjoyed it so much here.

    • They are so much fun. I loved how the kids in the pack explained to everyone they came across why Memory smelled ‘bad’ and I can’t wait to see the trouble the new generation leopard/wolf pack gets in when Nala is a little older and getting into mischief with the twins.

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    • OMG…I’m surprised to. I thought for sure you’ve read her before. I also think this series would be something you’d have a good time with. So many books and never enough time to read them all, but I do give it my best shot.

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  2. Jen

    Yea for being back with the wolves. I have enjoyed the other groups, but the Wolves and Panthers are by far my favorites. I’ve never listened to this series, but I did listen to a cozy series narrated by Angela Dawe and she was amazing!

  3. I really enjoy Angela Dawe, I’ve listened to her in a few other series but I feel like this one is her flagship. I like hanging with Arrows and the Psy but there is just something about the Wolves and Panthers that stands out.

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