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🎧 The Purveli (Aldebarian Alliance #3) by Dianne Duvall – Audiobook Review

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Hello, fellow audiobook junkies. Today, I want to share my thoughts about, The Purveli written by Dianne Duvall and narrated by Kirsten Potter. The third book in Dianne’s exciting action-packed sci-fi series, Aldebarian Alliance.

I know! I don’t usually read science fiction. However, when one of my favourite indie authors decides to venture into this genre – where she goes I follow. 😘😍

My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Audio, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.


What’s The Purveli about?

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Title: The Purveli by Dianne Duvall
Series: Aldebarian Alliance #3
Published by Tantor Audio on 18 January, 2022
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 10 hours 59 minutes

Ava has always been different. Born with strong telepathic abilities, she lives a very isolated life until she is offered a job with an obscure network that aids powerful Immortal Guardians in their quest to protect humanity from the psychotic vampires who prey upon them. Suddenly, she doesn't feel so different. For the first time in her life, Ava has found a place where she belongs. She's happy. Life is good. And when her employers invite her to join a group of other gifted ones and a handful of Immortal Guardians on a journey to another planet, it becomes absolutely fantastic.

In no time at all, she is speeding across the galaxy aboard a Lasaran warship manned by two amazing alien races. It's the dream of a lifetime... until a vicious attack by a mutual enemy of Lasara and Earth lands her alone in an escape pod with no habitable planet in sight and only one ship within range: one that carries the enemy who wants to know why the bioengineered virus they released on Earth long ago didn't exterminate humanity and leave the planet ripe for their claiming.

Jak'ri doesn't know how long he has been a prisoner aboard the Cebaun, but he fears the enemy's twisted experiments will soon lead them to a virus that will eradicate the Purveli people. Despair grips him until a female from Earth is taken captive and reaches out to him telepathically. The gift that Ava said caused her such misery in the past soon becomes his salvation as the two of them form a fast friendship. Determined to distract each other from the horrors of their existence, they immerse themselves in telepathic communion during the day, then seek solace and adventure together in shared dreams. As their friendship deepens into love, the two hatch a daring plot to escape their captors. But the enemy will not let them go without a fight.

Can Ava and Jak'ri stand against so many and emerge victorious?

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Dianne Duvall (P)2022 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
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Audiobooks.com*

What did I think about it?

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Another Incredible Adventure In This Sci-fi Romance Series!

I’m already a big fan of Dianne Duvall’s books but sci-fi is not my usual reading genre. However, I love Dianne’s writing style, the language she uses and the way she paces her plots.

I was drawn into this story and remained hooked throughout.

We’d been made aware of our romantic couple, Ava and Jak’ri, in the previous story The Segonian. However, this story can be experienced as a standalone. Although you’ll be missing some great adventures if you don’t get The Lasaran (Book 1) and The Segonian (Book 2). 😘 Ava is human but her emotional strength blew me away. Ava displayed all the traits that I need a protagonist to have: resilience, intelligence and gumption. Plus she had me smiling and laughing on numerous occasions. Jak’ri was also a protagonist that ticked all my boxes. The compassionate, heroic Purvelian had my heart fluttering from the first moment we met him. I also loved the banter between Jak’ri and his brother Zev’ri. The brothers used humour against the pain and adversity, and I loved that they used this tactic to try to take Ava’s mind off of her own awful situation.

Both main and supporting characters are written with a range of personalities without being stereotypical.

What makes characters believable, are their traits. Even when reading fantasy and science fiction, I need to recognise human psychologies to build that emotional connection. The Purveli introduces us to a whole host of other characters and alien races. Don’t get me started on the Gathendians. Grrr! 🤬However, be they, hero or villain, each one was written with credibility – Dianne made me never doubt they were real.

Kirsten Potter narrated this story as she has for Dianne’s other books.

Kirsten’s performance was excellent; easily transporting me into each and every scene. She managed to convey just what the story needed when it was needed. Not only with adding emotion and tension to her performance while reading the narrative. But Kirsten also skillfully used her voice to create discernible character voices for the dialogue. Kirsten is one of the best narrators that I’ve heard.

I devoured The Purveli.

I loved everything about this story. It was a real strain to take my buds out and stop listening when life demanded my attention. 😘 We get a sneak preview of the next space adventure in the series. I can’t wait to pull back the layers of a certain space pirate.


Keep reading to find out more about Dianne Duvall and Kirsten Potter. But first, here’s some information about this stellar series.

Aldebarian Alliance series by Dianne Duvall

The Aldebarian Alliance is a thrilling new sci-fi series full of action, intrigue, humour, and romance. It’s a spin-off of Dianne’s Immortal Guardians Series. Although, you don’t have to read it to enjoy this series. if you have read the Immortal Guardians books you’ll see a few familiar faces.

Books in the Series

I’m not a card-carrying sci-fi fan but this series has captured my imagination. Click on the titles below to read my reviews, or buy your own copy:

Print* ¦ eBook* ¦ Audiobook*


And now, as promised, here’s Dianne’s bio and social media links.

About Dianne Duvall

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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series, the Aldebarian Alliance series and The Gifted Ones series.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she creates in her books.

Kirsten is a fantastic narrator with a huge range of voices and accents.

About Kirsten Potter

Narrator - Kirsten Potter

Kirsten Potter, a graduate of the Boston University School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television, including roles on MediumBones, and Judging Amy. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her other titles include The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson, Sammy's House by Kristen Gore, and Madapple by Christina Meldrum, which was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, as well as numerous regional awards.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about The Purveli. Have you read it yet? Do you have any books by Dianne Duvall on your shelves or audiobooks narrated by Kirsten Potter? I’d love to compare notes. Drop me a comment and we can chat.

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Dianne Duvall is one of my favourite authors – I think I might have mentioned that once or twice.😘 She is one of those authors that I don’t have to think about whether I want to buy her latest title. Before you go, check out who else is on my auto-buy list. Is YOUR favourite there?

hope I’ve sparked your interest in The Purveli and that you add this sci-fi romance to your groaning TBR piles. 😘

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Me

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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