Audiobook Review: The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted June 26, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 8 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Guardian by Sherrilyn KenyonSource: Kindle Purchase, Library Borrowed

Format: Audiobook

The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrator: Fred Berman
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins

Date Read: June 2013

Genre: PNR, Romance

Dream-Hunter Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions: To descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill her and her kind. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm’s most vicious guardian…

Seth’s time is running out. If he can’t hand over the entrance to Olympus, his own life and those of his people will be forfeit. No matter the torture, Seth hasn’t been able to break the god in his custody. Then there’s the beautiful Dream-Hunter Lydia: She isn’t just guarding the gates of Olympus—she’s holding back one of the world’s darkest powers. If she fails, an ancient curse will haunt the earth once more and no one will be safe. But evil is always seductive...

More Information:
Publisher: Macmillan Audio, St. Martin's Press
Series: Dark Hunters #21

Also by this author: Fantasy Lover, Dragonswan, Night Pleasures, Night Embrace, Dance with the Devil
Also in this series: Time Untime, Styxx

My Thoughts on


Read from June 12 to 13, 2013

Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75

Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall Rating)

First Thought when Finished: Seth is officially in my top 5 favorite men from this series! He delivered in The Guardian!

Story Thoughts: Going to say it: I was SHOCKED that a Dream Hunter (they are my least favorite of the three types) book touched me as much as The Guardian did! There were many times during the story where I would gasp at the amount of torture that the lead character Seth had to endure. His trials and tribulations were heart-string pulling and made me want to put him in a bear hug! I also liked how the story carried forward the overall story arch and of course took us back to Sanctuary. Since the Were Hunters are my favorite, I was pretty much giddy as a school girl when we made a visit there. Overall, this was just a fantastic story all around!

Character Thoughts: Lydia was a leading lady that was both fun and kick ass. She was perfect for Seth because she understood exactly what he needed. She also was smart enough to see behind his initial impression on her but also sassy enough to put him in his place. The moments I liked best were when one of them would “cross a line” but were adult enough to pull back and ask what the line was. Lydia had to be that because Seth has a major learning curve for trust. Seth was the epitome of the tragically scarred hero. His back story was almost as heart breaking as Ash. Seriously, it was on that level horrid! He ranks with my favorites: Dev, Talon, Ash, Fang, and now Seth. Those are my 5 and it took a lot to knock Sundown off that list! I loved Jared and Solin too. I am hoping we see more of them in the books to come!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Fred Berman / Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins

I have listened to this series on/off from the beginning. Pretty much if Fred or Holter Graham narrate then I pick it up. Fred is excellent at getting the emotion that Sherry writes across in the narration. His pacing, accenting, and characterization is fantastic. Seriously you can’t go wrong when Fred is narrating.

Final Thoughts: Wonderful addition to the series. I can’t believe it took me forever to read this!

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8 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  1. I really want to try this author, but when the series is in the twenties I steer away…. I think I might do her YA books. Seth sounds like a guy who could really get your heart in his clutches! Love the tragic hero.

  2. When I read this (a while back, but it’s coming up again on the reread!), I kept thinking that this book felt more like the earlier books. Seth was just a FANTASTIC hero. His torture and punishment were horrific and I loved seeing him get his HEA.

  3. Oooo I need to read this Felicia! I actually haven’t gotten to any of the Dream Hunter books in this series, I’ve been too preoccupied with with the Dark Hunters or Were Hunters (I LOVE YOU ASH!), but I’m thinking I can’t miss out on Seth. You know how much I love a tortured hero:)

  4. I’m totally with you. The Dream Hunter books never really did it for me but this book got to me. Seth is an amazing hero and one of my favorites too!