Audiobook Review: Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Posted May 4, 2017 by Felicia S in 2017 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 8 Comments

Audiobook Review: Thrill Ride by Julie Ann WalkerThrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Date Read: April 2017


He's Gone Rogue

Ex-Navy SEAL Rock Babineaux’s job is to get information, and he’s one of the best in the business. Until something goes horribly wrong and he’s being hunted by his own government. Even his best friends at the covert special-ops organization Black Knights Inc. aren’t sure they can trust him. He thinks he can outrun them all, but his former partner—a curvy bombshell who knows just how to drive him wild—refuses to cut him loose.

She Won't Back Down

Vanessa Cordova hasn’t been the team’s communication specialistvery long, but she knows how to read people—no way is Rock guilty of murder. And she’ll go to hell and back to help him prove it. Sure, the sexy Cajun has his secrets, but there’s no one in the world she’d rather have by her side in a tight spot. Which is good, because they’re about to get very tight…

More Information:
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Black Knights #4

Also by this author: Hell for Leather, Hell or High Water, Hell on Wheels, In Rides Trouble, Rev It Up
Also in this series: Hell for Leather, Hell on Wheels, In Rides Trouble, Rev It Up, Born Wild

Re-Read Review


Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Library/Physical Book Owned/Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Narration Rating: 2.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Quick Thoughts: This is another reread for me and I love Rock/Van! Vanessa had gumption and even though she was frustrating for a bit–I think it was true to character. Rock was every bit the stubborn Cajun he is supposed to be. I would have been disappointed had this played out any other way. I think the back stories on both of these characters really played into their romance (and stumbles) but in the end it was Vanessa’s sheer willpower that made me believe she would be there when he got his stuff together. Their chemistry was off the charts so it was only a matter of time.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Abby Craden / Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins

I knew this one might not work on audio for me. Rock is a gruff Cajun with that slow Louisiana way of speaking. Honestly, I don’t think a female narrator was the right choice for this particular one. She nailed Vanessa and all the other Black Knights. This just wasn’t a hit for me. However, the first 3 she did really really well!

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
2.5 / 5
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8 responses to “Audiobook Review: Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

  1. Oooh I love this installment, Rock is so effing sexy and imagining him wth a Cajun accent… ayiyiyiyi!

    Sorry it didn’t work well for you, I vaguely remember this is the installment that she wrote in a “standalone” format. Not sure if that makes a difference but maybe the arc disconnect made this a miss for you?

    • I loved the book it was the narration that didn’t work for me (and I love Abby). It was mostly having do the combo of his rough Cajun drawl—it just didn’t sound quite right for me 🙂