Hello, fellow audiobook fanatics. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about the audiobook of Viktor written by Teresa Gabelman and read by Jeffrey Kafer. The thirteenth audiobook in Teresa’s bestselling adult paranormal romance series, The Protectors.
What’s Viktor about?
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Title: Viktor by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #13
Published by Tantor Audio on 3 March, 2020
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes
After having his life shattered by the woman who held his heart, Viktor Valentino put work before everything. Many years later, learning the truth behind his lover’s deceit, his anger shifts to the man responsible for not only her betrayal but her gruesome death. Viktor throws himself into finding him to not only appease his rage but to possibly save humanity.
Lacey Cruz has always wanted to be a writer, but she’s never had the chance to pursue her passion. After being fired from a company she was employed with since graduating high school, she now has plenty of time on her hands.
Lover of all things paranormal, Lacey sets out to do research in hopes that special something will fall in her lap. Something does in the guise of a powerful vampire warrior. What Lacey doesn’t realize is she may be the heroine in her own real-life novel.
©2019 Teresa Gabelman (P)2020 Tantor
Review Format: Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Audiobooks.com*
Ebook Read: 29th – 31st July 2018
Audiobook Listened To: 21st – 25th November 2021
The Protectors is one of my favourite series. Therefore, I thought I’d catch up and listen to some hot Protectors action before starting the latest release – Charger. The audiobook of Viktor was next on my list! 😘
What did I think about it?
Passion, Romance and Gripping Action!
I’m a huge fan of this series and own Viktor on Kindle as well as on audio. Teresa Gabelman’s writing style really pulls me in. She draws me into her paranormal world with strong protagonists, antagonists, and a fantastic array of supporting characters (both human and supernatural). All of her characters are totally believable and leave me addicted, desperate for more! I like how Teresa paces her plots and how the mysteries and threats come to light. But I especially love how Teresa balances tension with humour. The banter is fantastic.
Jeffrey Kafer’s performance is once again outstanding: he IS the voice of the VC Warriors.
Jeff’s performance embodies the strength, power and “alpha-ness” of the male characters. I could feel the emotions reverberating through my ears and body. Jeff doesn’t dramatically change his voice for each character (male or female). However, I was never confused about who was speaking during the conversations. 😘 The subtle variations he created with pace and tone, brought the narrative to life and transported me into each and every scene.
The romance/relationship aspect between Lacey and Viktor ticked all my boxes.
I love that Lacey is an author of paranormal romance novels. 😘 She’s real with no kickass fighting skills but she still manages to hold her own. Lacey’s got gumption and I loved her humour. Viktor Valentino arrived in the series a few books ago and he captured my attention straight away. He’s determined, lethal and has a personal vendetta with the antagonist. I loved getting underneath his hardened layers in this story.
And while we are talking about the characters in this audiobook, what would we do without Steve and Jill.
Steve continues to be the comic relief and he had me laughing my arse off numerous times throughout this audiobook. My favourite VC Warrior, Jill, stole quite a few scenes and is still as fabulous as ever! In fact, I loved the way that a lot of the other couples relationships also developed during this story. We were also introduced to the Dark Guardians, a branch of the VC Warriors dealing with black magic and demons, that are still hidden from public knowledge.
This book has sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout the story. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this sort.
The Protectors world has grown dramatically over the last few books.
I’m already emotionally invested in this amazing paranormal world. I love how Teresa is expanding it. Not only have we got vampires and werewolves, but witches, warlocks, demons and shapeshifters have been added to the mix! However, Teresa still managed to keep me guessing with this story. There are new storylines, revelations about ongoing mysteries and there are a few shocking twists that I didn’t see coming – I was overjoyed at being taken by surprise!
Keep reading to find out more about Teresa Gabelman. But first, here’s a quick run-down of The Protectors series.
The Protectors Series
This gritty paranormal romance series follows an elite group of vampire warriors based in Cincinnati, USA. They protect innocents on behalf of the Vampire Council, whether human or those of their own race.
The Protectors is an ongoing series with the recent addition of spin-off books about The Mates.
Books in the Series
If you haven’t read any of the series yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure with these gripping alpha heroes and truly awesome heroines. Follow the links to read my reviews or buy your own copy.
- Damon (The Protectors #1) (2011)
- Jared (The Protectors #2) (2013)
- Duncan (The Protectors #3) (2013)
- Sid (The Protectors #4) (2014)
- Adam (The Protectors #5) (2014)
- Slade (The Protectors #6) (2014)
- A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors #7) (2015)
- Jax (The Protectors #8) (2016)
- Sloan (The Protectors #9) (2016)
- Blaze (The Protectors #10) (2017)
- Invisible Warrior (The Protectors #11) (2017)
- Ronan (The Protectors #12) (2018)
- Nicole (The Mate Series #1) (The Protectors #12.5) (2019)
- Viktor (The Protectors #13) (2019)
- Tessa (The Mate Series #2) (The Protectors #13.5) (2019)
- A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors #14) (2019)
- Bishop (The Protectors #15) (2020)
- Pam (The Mate Series #3) (The Protectors #15.5) (2020)
- Charger (The Protectors #16) (2021)
- A Warrior Halloween (The Protectors #17) (2021)
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Now as promised, here is Teresa’s bio and her social media links.
And as this is a review for an audiobook, here’s Jeff’s bio and links too.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about the audiobook for Viktor. Have you listened to it? What about any other titles by Teresa or those narrated by Jeff? Drop me a comment and we can compare notes and add to each others’ TBR piles!
I LOVE this series – can you tell? 😘 Teresa Gabelman is one of my click-to-buy authors. Before you go, check out who else is on my auto-buy list. Is your favourite author on it?
Bye for now,