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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Challenge(s): New To Me (Series) | Pick Your Genre (PNR) | Backlist Reader (2017)




I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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

  1. 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?

    • Yep that seams to be the trend in SWAT or military PNR that they are shifters or weres. Reporters always ruffle my feathers. I just don’t like them. Thank’s for visiting.

  2. 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.

    • I haven’t yet looked for narrators that I have enjoyed to see what else they narrate. Maybe I should. As for the series, that is what I hear, is that it gets better. It’s got to be good since it’s got so many books and I do enjoy a sexy Alpha Hero. ^_^ Thank’s for visiting.

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

    • Glad you stopping in, Kathy. I’ll be checking out the next book, so I’ll let you know how it is. I know I have a few on my maybe list too.

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

    • I tried one other book by her and was disappointed. Didn’t continue the series even though many like it. I was going in with non high hopes, but did enjoy, but was overly impressed, yet not turned off on continue the series and seeing how things go.

  5. I need to try this series out!

    • ^_^ Thank’s for visiting and I hope you enjoy when you do get a chance to try.

  6. 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

    • First books are difficult because of everything they need to get across. I enjoyed the book and liked the audio, but it didn’t wow me. I’m still going to keep going in the series. I’ve heard it gets better and I trust those other blogger friends. Thank’s for visiting Debbie.

  7. 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. 🙂

    • Thank you Mary. I’m glad you enjoy my honest reviews. I’ve heard it gets better. My main issue is reporters. I just don’t like them and so the really bring down a book. I am going to continue the series. I really like the SWAT Wolves and that concept.
      I’m not sure what you are talking about with the page on the right. Is it the new challenge tracking bar? I change things up on my side bar here on the page, so I’m not sure what you are enjoying, but I’m glad you love it. ^_^
      Thank’s for visiting.

      • It is the challenge bar. 🙂

        • I thought so, but wasn’t sure. I’m glad I found the plugin. I have been looking for one to put on the blog.