Title: The Protector
Author: Cooper West
Narrator: Paul Morey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 05/05/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 11/25/2014
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Guardsmen are always matched in a bonded pair. The Protector can shift into a weredog, and the human partner is his Handler. They are incredibly rare and highly valued, but people also fear them for their mystical abilities. No Protector in living memory has outlived his Handler—until Alex Taylor.
Now a widower, Alex lives a lonely half-life and faces day after day of grief with no hope for happiness in the future. When he unexpectedly bonds with the young and vibrant Handler Marcus Stephanek, Alex is angry and unwilling to leave the memory of his former Handler behind. He pushes Marcus away and tries to distance himself from their bond. But then a mysterious villain who has been secretly shadowing Alex for years sets his plan in motion. Alex and Marcus must learn to trust their bond and love each other, or risk not only their own lives but the lives of those closest to them.
My View – Story:
I picked up The Protector by Cooper West on audio based on a rather emphatic recommendation of our very own Caroline.
While I did not find it to be a five star read as she did, I did quite enjoy my time listening to this interesting take on the shifter and fated mates mythoi. I was also left wanting to know more about the interesting mate bond that showed up near the end of the story.
I am not going to go into too much detail as I think Caroline already covered most of it for us.
My View – Narration:
Paul Morey is an automatic comfort listen for me. I have listened to so many of his narrations now that his voice just flows over me and allows me to relax into the story. Add to that the fact that I found the voices he used for the various characters to be pretty spot on to my picture of the characters, it made for an enjoyable few hours listening to this new to me author.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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