Audiobook Review: Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #1) by Paige Tyler (Narrator: Abby Craden)

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SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #1
Paige Tyler (Narrator: Abby Craden)
Paranormal Romance - Romantic Suspense
Tantor Audio
June 2nd 2015
8 hrs 26 mins
Audible Romance Package


The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret . . . they're a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn't sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something . . . and she's determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She's smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she's getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart...


Hungry Like the Wolf is book one in the SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team series by Paige Tyler. We are introduced to several dreamy hunky alpha wolves; who make up the Dallas SWAT team.

Action, suspense, and romance.

Hungry Like the Wolf starts off slow, picks up, slows down, and picks up again. I wasn’t overly impressed or drawn into the world and story. The world building wasn’t bad, but we just don’t get much on the world building until later, much later, in the story when we have a mini-info dump. I did like the concept of Ms. Tyler’s werewolves. I found it intriguing how they became werewolves. It’s not the norm that we typically see with a bite, a curse, or born as a werewolf. I appalled the different take on werewolves.

As for the characters: We are introduced to a lot of sexy SWAT guys. Their is no shortage of dreamy men to think about especially when they are half naked. I enjoyed all the SWAT guys introduced. Then their’s Mackenzie the reporter. I’m not a fan of reports. I just have a hard time with them and Mac was no different. She was an ok character. I didn’t hate her, but I didn’t like her either. I was indifferent. I will say their was one part in the story that really made me not care for Mac. At this point she’s gotten to know the SWAT team and they are friends in a way, so when she puts her career above everything else and don’t give a dame about who it will hurt or how it will effect lives I wanted to throttle her and I felt so sorry for Gage. Last, our sexy wolf SWAT leader Gage. I loved him. He has a great head on his shoulders and a protective streak that is enduring. I like how he’s put his team/pack/family together and cares for them.

We are treated to a little action/suspense with a crime lord after Gage and the SWAT team. This adds a little danger to the story along with Mac and Gage’s romance. Their were the classic cliches and tropes during the storyline, so no big surprises in the story.

Narration: This is my first experience with Abby Craden’s and I enjoyed her narration of Hungry Like the Wolf. She did a good job. I liked her voices and I could disguise; between all the male characters. That distinction made them stand out, be individuals, and become more real.

Hunger Like the Wolf takes the safe road, the characters are interesting enough, and the sex is steamy. It didn’t overly impress me, but it was still a pleasure and a satisfying listen.

Rated: 3 Stars

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Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
January 14, 2018 5:28 am

That heroine sounds like she really ruffled your feathers! LOL I was just thinking. In most of the SWAT or other military like paranormal books, it is almost always shifters or weres. Have you noticed that?

Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons
January 12, 2018 6:47 am

Great review. I really enjoy this series. I think it gets better in later books. I love Abby Craden. I think she does a great job with this series. She also narrates a series by Eve Langlais that I love.

Kathy valentine
Kathy valentine
January 11, 2018 3:40 pm

Great honest review angela! I have it on my maybe the list. Shared on all my socials!

January 11, 2018 10:13 am

too bad it didn’t impress that much. I confess that I haven’t tried this author yet.

LilyElement Book Reviews
January 11, 2018 9:13 am

I need to try this series out!

January 11, 2018 7:04 am

I’ve seen this reviewed around Angela with mixed results. I personally usually have to read book 1 in a series in print or e-book form because of all the different aspects a debut in a series has to accomplish. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

Mary D.
Mary D.
January 11, 2018 5:26 am

I really love your honest reviews. I enjoy reading them very much. I think as the books get going more you will find them very interesting.
And I love what you did with the page on the right. 🙂

Mary D.
Mary D.
January 11, 2018 8:10 am
Reply to  Angela

It is the challenge bar. 🙂