Audiobook Review: Born of Darkness (Hunter Legacy #1) by Lara Adrian (Narrated: Roger Wayne)

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Hunter Legacy #1
Lara Adrian (Narrated: Roger Wayne)
Paranormal Romance - Romantic Suspense
Tantor Audio
June 12, 2018
6 hours and 39 minutes


As a former assassin in the Hunter program, Asher is one of a small group of Gen One Breed vampires who survived the horrors of a madman's laboratory and the cruelty of the training that made him one of the most lethal beings in existence. Now, 20 years after his escape from those hellish origins, Asher is a loner whose heart is as cold as his skills are merciless. But when he thwarts a killing under way in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas, Asher meets a beautiful woman who draws him into a deadly game against powerful enemies....

Orphaned as a child after her mother's murder, Naomi Fallon didn't survive 26 years on the street without using up most of her nine lives. But when her latest caper lands her in the Mojave against a Vegas gangster's henchmen, she's certain her number is up. Then he appears - immense, brutal, and far from human. Naomi's never needed anyone's help, least of all one of the Breed. But, after one risk too many, only a man with Asher's skills can keep her safe. Yet, the solitary, seductively handsome vampire has enemies of his own and a secret that will not only shatter her faith in him but her heart, proving what she's feared all along - that trust is only an illusion, and love may be the sharpest weapon of all.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Lara Adrian, LLC (P)2018 Tantor


What a nice start to this spin off series by Lara Adrian. Born of Darkness is a mix of Vegas gangsters and revenge. 

We find out about one of the most feared of Drago’s Assassins, Asher. It’s been 20 years since his escape from a hellish upbringing. He lives a solitary existence in the middle of the desert. He’s haunted by what he was forced to do and sees himself as irredeemable, a monster. 

Naomi lost her family as a child and has made her own family by helping and protecting children who have been abused, lost, or on their own. She does whatever it takes to survive, but her latest scheme results in her life being in danger. 

Life changes for both of these two when Asher rescues Naomi and releases she’s a rare Breedmate. Both are strong characters who refuse to back down which leads to fireworks. 

Hunter Legacy is a spin off of Lara Adrian Midnight Breed series. I don’t feel you have to read one to start the other. I started the Midnight Breed pre-blogging, but never finished. I just got side tricked.

Narration: Roger Wayne is a new to me narrator. I liked his pacing and wide range of voices. I felt he captured Asher and Naomi’s quirks and personalities well. The only issue I had was Naomi’s voice. It got on my nervous and took away a bit of my enjoyment, but still it was an enjoyable listen.

Born of Darkness gives us suspense, romance, and sizzling Vampires. Your heartstrings will be tugged. 

Rated: 3 Stars

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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.

4 comments on “Audiobook Review: Born of Darkness (Hunter Legacy #1) by Lara Adrian (Narrated: Roger Wayne)

  1. Thanks for the review. I still keep up with the original series, but didn’t try the spinoff. I’m glad it works as a standalone series.
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  2. This is where I am at in the series. I read the original series and plan to start here and go on at some point.
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  3. I read and enjoyed the first two when they first published. I have the third sitting on my kindle. Great review!

  4. I remember liking this book, but not loving it. I accidentally skipped the second and then really enjoyed the third one. I need to go back for the second story. They are all standalones so I guess mixing and matching the order won’t be too big a deal.
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