Audiobook Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen/Narrated By Leslie Bellair

Posted September 4, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 18 Comments

Audiobook Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen/Narrated By Leslie BellairSource: Audiobook Purchase, Kindle Purchase, NetGalley EBook Review

Format: Audiobook

Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen
Narrator: Leslie Bellair
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins

Date Read: August 2013

Genre: PNR, Romance

Consoling a sobbing dragon and serving pig buffets are just part of the job for Myrna Banks. Working for a mediation firm, it’s her job to get humans compensated for damages caused by the dragons who now rule. But her “typical” day is interrupted by Trian Chobardan, an old flame who sneaked out of her bed two years ago, taking her heart and a handful of classified documents with him.

Myrna would love to show Trian the door, but he’s been sent by North America’s reigning dragon lord for help negotiating a truce with a powerful rival to avert war. Myrna agrees to help, even though she’ll be stuck with Trian as a partner.

As the two work together, Myrna finds Trian to be surprisingly supportive—and still irresistibly attractive. Though her brain tells her not to forget his betrayal, her body feels differently. When they learn the enemy dragon lord is planning something no one could have imagined, Myrna has to learn who she can trust before she loses not only her heart, but her life.

More Information:
Publisher: Carina Press
Series: DRACIM #1

My Thoughts on


Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Kindle Whyspersync)
*Note*: Originally got from NetGalley for Review
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 3.50 (Not part of the overall rating)

First Thoughts when Finished: Great new world and fed my dragon fascination 🙂

Story Thoughts: Those pesky dragons! They can be so darn testy. I really enjoyed this new dragon world where humans/dragons co-exist and are aware of each other. Never Deal with Dragons was a nice mix of mystery, action, political intrigue, and romance (Personally I felt the romance in this story was secondary). Overall it was a great beginning to the series. There is a slight cliffhanger (pesky) but it wasn’t to bad!

Character Thoughts: Myrna was an awesome character. She was smart, good at her job, and had a pretty sturdy spine. She also has a great friend, incredible linguistics talents, and the ability to adapt to her situations but also the ability to rise above them. All around she was fantastic. It took awhile (3/4 of the book) for me to warm up to her love interest: Trian. I liked him as a character but have to admit their romance wasn’t “sizzling” to me. Trian was everything a person working with Dragons should be: quick, agile, daring, and a little to smart for his own good!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Leslie Bellair / Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins

This is the first time I have listened to Leslie and it probably won’t be my last. I really liked how well she did Myrna’s voice! I also liked her pacing and nuances. I wasn’t a huge fan of her male voices but they did grow on me through out the story. As always, you should listen to a sample of audiobook before purchasing so you can decide if the voice works for you.

Final Thoughts:Can’t wait till book 2! I want to know what happens.

  • Other reviews of books by Lorenda Christensen here
  • Other reviews of books narrated by Leslie Bellair here


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18 responses to “Audiobook Review: Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen/Narrated By Leslie Bellair

  1. The more reviews I read for this book, the more I wish I would have made time to review it. Seems like that’s all I get to read these days so if it’s not on the list I won’t get to it for a while.

  2. Okay, I’ve got to ask b/c I’m really digging the dragons in this story and the “oh crap, he’s back and I have to deal with him” side to the story – What is the cliffhanger? Can you tell me if it has to do with the main couple getting together? Is this really an UF where they drag the couple out forever? Oh, one more question and I’ll stop… how many POVs???

    Am I a pain in the tookus or what?!?!?!?! Well, it’s your fault b/c the your review rocked and I want this now!!!

    • The cliffhanger has to do with her friend! She is in a slight pickle at the end of the book. Mostly because I believe book 2 is her story. Even though the writing to me is more light urban fantasy these are PNR books. I believe the series will be one couple per book. That being said, the world is set up more like the psy-changlings in that all the players are present and in some cases still major parts of the story (guessing on that since book 2 isn’t out or probably written yet). The first couple is together at the end of book 1. I doubt we have any more growth or split where they are concerned as the series continues. It is mostly (meaning I didn’t notice it not being told) from the leading ladies POV.

  3. We both reviewed dragon books today. I have decided that I need more dragon books and this one sounds like one I could get into. It also helps that the cover is smoking hot!

  4. I do love those dragons. Such fire, such passion…such abs! (Oops, my comment sounds a bit more ToT than review-comment-y! Oh, well. I’m sure you don’t mind.)

  5. Amy

    I don’t think I’ve read an Adult Fantasy with Dragons yet. Very interested. I bet they add a hot & powerful mix to the equation.