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Audiobook Review: Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti

Audiobook Review: Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti
Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti
Narrator: Karen White
Series: Sin Brothers #3
Published by Hachette Audio
Published on: January 27, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 12 hrs
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .

For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . .

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own--secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .

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This series’ main plot arc got kicked into overdrive in this installment, some political intrigue was added, and we got the inside scoop on the third Dean brother, Nate. I really enjoyed how Rebecca Zanetti set-up the misunderstanding thread between the main couple; it was plausible, was settled after a reasonable delay, and didn’t create unnecessary drama as is so often the case in these types of scenarios. Similarly to the previous books, the story blasted out of the gates with an unrelenting suspense component, and Karen White rocked the narration for a third time.

In BLIND FAITH, we learn more about the middle sibling’s past as well as his character traits, each brother brings something different to the mix, and Nate’s main focus has always been keeping his family happy. Sounds simple enough, however when you’re a genetically engineered soldier trained from birth to kill without a shred of normal in your life, it becomes a colossal task. Dean is the kind of man that’ll throw himself on the executioner’s block just to give his bros the chance at having a real Christmas. I adored him from the prologue onward.

The plot took several startling turns in this installment; one being that the love interest was none other than the Commander’s pet scientist’s daughter, Audrey, and the other was the political nature of the story line. Both made singling out who was on what side, and working for whom a challenging game of pin-the-tail-on-the-bad-guy. There were of course the obvious culprits: the Commander and Dr. Isabel Madison—I DESPISE her!—but also several grey characters which had me flip flopping all over the place. The brothers gain a crucial advantage, however they aren’t out of the woods yet.

I’m now unequivocally under Karen White’s spell after listening to BLIND FAITH. Her male voices are one of the best in the industry, and I had no trouble discerning which member of the Dean family was talking because her inflections promptly brought me back to books 1 and 2 when Shane and Matt were the dominant POVs. Her breakneck pacing transforms an already suspenseful audio into a Formula One worthy performance that’ll have you double checking to see if you pressed the playback speed option by accident.

BLIND FAITH has me praying to the audiobook gods for a fast forward button that’ll make March get here sooner, and with it TOTAL SURRENDER.

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  1. Can’t wait for Jory’s book. I need it now.
    Melanie recently posted…Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

  2. “Dean is the kind of man that’ll throw himself on the executioner’s block just to give his bros the chance at having a real Christmas.” This immediately made me think of the Christmas episode of Supernatural, the one with flashbacks to Sam and Dean’s childhood. ALL THE FEELINGS.
    Great review!
    E.J. Stevens recently posted…Cover Reveal: Birthright by E.J. Stevens

    • Good call! I didn’t need another reason to adore the Dean brothers, but you comparing them to the Winchesters just bumped them up into fan-girl territory. Hehe!

  3. Well, there’s nothing like a sequel with tension, plot twists that keep you wondering and main characters you can root for! And if the audiobook narrator is good, all icing on the cake!
    This series sounds very intriguing and I’ll have to add it to the wish list because it’s not too long a series for now!
    Great review, Carmel!
    Pili recently posted…Friday Reads: Gates of Thread And Stone by Lori M Lee!!

    • They are more Romantic Suspense that PNR, but you won’t hear me complaining! I would have never picked these up it it weren’t for the minor Paranormal elements. I’ll take it!

  4. WOW! I think that is the best review I’ve ever received! Celebrating and blushing to my roots! Thank you so much, Carmel. It means a lot to me to get such positive feedback (as I get ready to warm up for more alpha male voices, starting the 3rd in Rebecca’s Dark Protectors series this morning!)
    I happen to be giving away a copy of BLIND FAITH if anyone’s curious – just make a comment on my site and I’ll randomly pick a winner Sunday night. I don’t keep any contact info and your email won’t be shown publicly. Here’s the link:

    • You make my job as a reviewer extra easy, Karen. Keep doing what you do best! I’m not up to date on Zanetti’s other series, but I might have to change that once Jory’s story has been told cuz I’ll need something to help fill the void.

      Thanks for the heads up about the giveaway. I’m sure my followers appreciate it. 🙂

  5. Darn it, I was hoping this wouldn’t be another series to add to the pile but after that review, I think I may have to. Way to add to my mountainous pile Carmel. 😛

    Happy Friday and wonderful review!
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway: A Moment to Love by Jennifer Faye

    • Sorry, not sorry. You might have to fight me for Sean though, he’s still my fav.

  6. Great review. I think each book/brother is better than the last and I can’t wait to see what Jory is all about.

    I’ve been eyeing Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series and once I learned that Karen is recording that series too I’ll hold out for the audios.
    Jennifer recently posted…Joint Audio Review of Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti

    • I’m going to have to disagree with you on that; Matt didn’t float my boat. But, the other two? RAWR! I see we’re review twinsies. *high five*

  7. Why isn’t this series ringing any bells with me? I feel like it’s one I should know and have on my list already Carmel! And if you get that fast forward button worked out, you let me know okay? There are a number of books I’d like to release a whole lot sooner:)

    • This book was released in May 2014, but the audiobook just hit shelves a couple of weeks ago, so maybe you just forgot. I’ll keep you posted on my progress with the magic FF button though. LOL!

  8. Wow. You’ve actually made me wanna listen to an audiobook. Now that is a huge accomplishment, lol! I wanna listen to this baby!
    Livia recently posted…DNF: The Ultimatum by Katy Swann

    • Karen White would be a great narrator to pop your audiobook cherry with. Highly recommended!

  9. Dang, I need to catch up with this series! Seems like it getting more and more exciting.
    sharonda recently posted…Monthly Topic #1: Who Shot Cupid?!

    • Only one more to go, and March will be here before you know it!

  10. You girls never fail to deliver a nice cover when I need one. This one is so good. Anyhow I haven’t heard of this series, which is a surprise as it sounds really good. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. Great review 🙂
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  11. I loved this one, this and book one are my favorite! I read book 4 a few months ago and it was craziness! I’m sad to say goodbye to the Dean brothers 🙁
    Nereyda recently posted…Audiobook Review: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack!

    • I got offered an ARC, but I am holding out for the audiobook. I started this series with Karen White, and I plan on ending it that way too.

  12. Sweet! Another narrator that does male voices well. It is rare for me to like a male doing a female voice however. I’m also glad that her breakneck pace was appropriate for the book. I so need to see if my library has all of these.
    Melissa (Books and Things) recently posted…Blog Tour: A Tangle of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore

    • It takes a real pro to nail opposite sex character voices, but White makes it look like a cake walk. I’m seriously baffled as to how she maintains this series’ pacing for 12+ hours. Amazing!

  13. I’ve been holding off on this one. I loved book two. I jsut wanted to wait until 4 was closer. lol I might have to do it now though. Darn got me all excited about it 😀
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    • I hear ya. March better hurry up, and get its butt in gear before I need Total Surrender NOW!

  14. I can see you really enjoy this one Carmel! Good for you, there’s nothing better than a fabulous audiobook experience, I get a silly grin on my face when that happens and it’s awesome!
    I haven’t listened to this one, but you can bet I will soon 🙂
    Excellent review!
    Lupdilup recently posted…Bound By Flames Audiobook by Jeaniene Frost (review)

    • At least the pressure is off for you because Melanie already reviewed it on your blog. Now you can just sit back and enjoy!

  15. I have heard great things about this series and you made it sound even better…. But… I didn’t know this was PNR, I thought it was romantic suspense… If it’s PNR I have to wait a bit more to read it…
    BookaholicCat recently posted…Movie Trailer: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    • It’s more Romance Suspense than PNR. The only paranormal element in it is that they are super soldiers with heightened senses which can be chalked up to genetic engineering. Stop finding excuses! 😛

  16. Yeah, I could totally read these!
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  17. Oh it’s nice to have a good series like that! I saw another good review about this book and I confess that it’s making me curious too! I want to try!

    • ‘Tis the season for love after all, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the Dean brothers!

  18. This sounds like another fantastic series I need to checkout Carmel. I’m just dipping my toes into the audio world, lol, and need to lookup Karen’s other titles. If she can do the male voices as well as you mentioned, I’m sure to become a fan of them.
    Great review 🙂
    kim { Book Swoon } recently posted…Young Adult Book Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

    • She has a massive amount of titles under her belt; I’m positive that you’ll find at least one or two that’ll help get you started.

  19. Blind Faith sounds excellent, Carmel. I am planning on one-clicking Forgotten Sins since it’s only 99 cents. But seeing as you love the narrator of this series so much, perhaps I’ll use an audible credit on one to give her a try…
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged ~ #54

    • I double-checked to see if you could get the audio at a reduced price after buying the Kindle edition, so that you could save yourself the credit, but alas, no.

  20. I’ve read one of her books and liked it. Looks like I need to take a closer look at this series now. Thanks for the review.
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    • Lorna loves her Dark Protectors series, so you have options. 🙂