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Fall of Night (Midnight Breed #17) by Lara Adrian @TantorAudio #2021AudiobookChallenge

Hello, fellow audiobookworms. 😉 Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Fall of Night by Lara Adrian and narrated by Hillary Huber. The latest audiobook in Lara’s bestselling paranormal romance series, Midnight Breed. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Media, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.

What’s Fall of Night about?

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Fall of Night (Midnight Breed #17) by Lara Adrian @TantorAudio #2021AudiobookChallengeMy Rating:
Title: Fall of Night by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #17
Published by Tantor Audio on 13th April 2021
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance (PNR), Romance, Vampires
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 6 hours 41 minutes
No. of Pages: 238

Breed warrior Micah is one of the Order's best, his reputation for cold justice and lethal skill rivaled only by that of his formidable father, Tegan. So, when a mission Micah's leading in an off-limits area called the Deadlands goes terribly wrong, leaving him the sole survivor of an apparent Atlantean attack, he won't rest until he has answers...and vengeance for his fallen team.

Phaedra thought it was only a dream, a hideous nightmare. Yet somehow, she had been transported from her life in Rome to a stretch of barren forest when it suddenly lit up with unearthly fire, obliterating everything in its path - including the fiercely handsome Breed warrior she'd encountered in the dream. Or so she believed, until their paths cross again and Phaedra finds herself, and her Atlantean people, at the center of Micah's wrath.

With tensions between the Breed and the Atlanteans already edging toward war, and another powerful nemesis growing bolder by the day, uncovering the stunning truth about what happened in the Deadlands will force Micah and Phaedra to work together in an alliance forged by fate and an undeniable desire neither of them can resist.

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Lara Adrian (P)2021 Tantor


Source: ARC

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.

Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Audible*

Listened To: 16th – 25th April 2021

What did I think about it?

A Gripping Fast-Paced Adventure

The novella, A Touch of Midnight, was a freebie on Amazon UK and I read it back in 2014. I really enjoyed it and had planned to read the whole Midnight Breed series. However, that never happened. How could I have forgotten? Fall of Night is my first foray back into the world.

I loved Lara Adrian’s writing styIe.

This story was fairly easy to get into, despite my missing the previous 16 in the series. 😉 Lara’s descriptive narrative was good and the basic backstories we need are woven expertly into Fall of Night. As a virgin reader, the origins of the Breed, the Order and how the social/political side of this world works was explained without slowing the pace. There’s a good balance in the plot too; action, mystery, intrigue, adventure, romance and passion.

I really liked the characters Lara created. 

All of the characters in this book were well written and had plenty of depth to them. Our protagonists certainly kept me hooked. Phaedra exhibited all the personality traits that I love. She’s intelligent, resilient, self-reliant and has oodles of gumption. Micha could be a cold-hearted sod at times, with a stubborn streak that frustrated the hell out of me. The darkness inside him, his loyalty to his men, and his lethal skills as a warrior ticked all my boxes. However, it was his inner turmoil and capacity for and deep love that was revealed gradually during the story that won him a place in my heart. Existing fans will know the supporting cast better than me. However, I liked that they are a diverse group, showcasing lots of different characteristics.

Hillary Huber is a new-to-me narrator.

I really enjoyed the pace at which Hillary read this story. The emotions and inflections she used for the different scenes felt natural and brought them to life. Hillary created different voices for the characters, seeming to perfectly match their personalities. This also helped during the dialogue, meaning that I never felt lost when during multiple character conversations. Hillary’s performance transported me into every scene!

Fall of Night is a great audiobook, and I really enjoyed the story.

It’s a great example of my favourite kind of paranormal romance story. There’s an action-packed plot with no life-or-death perilous cliffhanger at the end! WoopWoop! It’s renewed my interest in the Midnight Breed series.

Has my review of Fall of Night encouraged you to find out more? ‘Course it has! 😉 Click on any of my links to check it out yourself. Keep reading to find out more about Lara Adrian.

About Lara Adrian

Author - Lara Adrian

LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Lara's debut title, Kiss of Midnight, was named Borders Books bestselling debut romance of 2007. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year.

Lara also writes historical romances under the pen-name TINA ST. JOHN.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, the author lives with her husband in New England, where she is working on her next novel.

And because this is a review for an audiobook, here’s Hillary Huber’s bio too.

About Hillary Huber

Narrator - Hillary Huber

Hillary Huber has recorded over 500 audiobooks spanning many genres.  She is a multiple Audie Award finalist, multiple Earphone Award winner, Voice Arts Awards winner and one of Audiofile Magazine's best voices.

Hillary has a BA in English Literature and is a voracious reader and listener.  Likes: yoga, hip hop dancing, baking sourdough, bourbon. Dislikes: liver.

Raised in conservative Connecticut and hippy Hawaii, Hillary now splits her time between Santa Monica and New York.  Most of that time is in a 4x4 padded room. Er...booth.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about Fall of Night. Have you read this one or any others by Lara Adrian? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

My love of audiobooks has grown over the last few years. Before you go, check out my Audiobook Challenge 2021 page and see the other titles I’ve listened to this year!

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Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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