Audiobook Review: The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

Posted April 17, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 12 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Mane Event by Shelly LaurenstonSource: Audiobook Purchase, Library Borrowed

Format: Audiobook

The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
Narrator: Charlotte Kane
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins

Date Read: March 2014


Christmas Pride

How come all the good-looking ones are insane?
That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn't just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyesโ€•as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal bod-o-death. It isn't even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It's more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her...and makes her want more.

Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get herโ€•in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they'd always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel...

Shaw's Tail

Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn't think he'd survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go.

Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girlโ€•even one who runs with a Packโ€•can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again...

More Information:
Publisher: Brava, Tantor
Series: Pride Series #1

Also by this author: The Unleashing, The Undoing, The Unyielding

JUST A NOTE: Read It File It is for books that I have read that I need to keep track of. The reviews will be super short (think tweet longer length) but will serve the purpose of getting the books into UBB for tracking purposes ๐Ÿ™‚

Listened for Fun (Audible)/Borrowed from the Library(Paperback)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

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

First Thoughts: The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston was a freaking hot and fun time!

Read It File It: Oh my! I blushed a lot while listening then reading The Mane Event. I should have known that I would have lived in fear that the headphones would fall out while listening. I had to switch to reading because it was just to steamy for my ears. I loved all the characters (in both stories) and felt like fist pumping when the couples got together! Just downright shifter fun!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Charlotte Kane /Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins

I don’t do well with steamy stuff on audio so this was not for me. I thought Charlotte did a pretty good job with the women’s voices though. The men were a little too “soft” for me but that might have been because of the smexy. I just prefer men to do the smexy scenes.

Final Thought: I now know why people love these stories ๐Ÿ™‚


FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
Felicia S
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12 responses to “Audiobook Review: The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

  1. Laurie Marie

    I love the series Bewitched and Bewildered by Alanea Alder. Charlotte Kane is the narrator and she does a great job ; however out of 12 books she has only narrated 2!!!! Its so frustrating because this series is hilarious , paranormal genius !!! There are so few good paranormal series that are this good and I just want Ms. Kane to get started on the next book so we can listen to it and enjoy the laughter (in a good way). Thank you for letting me vent and if you are interested read the series its Amazing!!!! You can listen to it but only 2 books !!! Uggg Please get back to narrating Charlotte!!!

  2. I’d be a little cautious listening to smexy books on the train or bus but I guess at home it might be a bit ‘safer’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I started to read this a couple of days ago, and set is aside around 25% . . . I just wasn’t in the mood for it, I guess. But I’ll definitely try it again the next time I’m in the mood for NEW PNR (I’m craving rereads for some reason).

  4. I have listened to anything smexy yet, but I did ask for some romances for audio review, soooo I guess I will see if they are to smexy for my ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have heard of this series but not ever read it..might put it on the TBR pile.

  5. Ha ha.. the steamy was raping your virgin ears, eh? Too funny. I am sure you were blushing if listening to this in public ๐Ÿ™‚