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Venom

By: Kristen Middleton
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
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Summary

When Melody Williams goes missing at a concert, at Club Nightshade, her 18-year-old cousin, Chelsey Fairfax, sneaks into the club to find answers. Little does she know that some mysteries are better left hidden.

Meanwhile, Venom is in town, a hot new band from Europe, and the owner of Club Nightshade wants them there permanently....

©2015 Kristen Middleton (P)2015 Kristen Middleton

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Intriguing

This is an interesting book. With lots of action and so many characters. I do love a good paranormal storyline. A brilliant performance from Meghan.

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Just OK. Would prefer to read the book.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I didn't care for the narration of this book. In fact, the narration spoiled it somewhat for me. All of the characters, male and female, sounded exactly like Kristin Bauer van Straten's character Pam in the TV show True Blood. I found it distracting and annoying. The only exception was the main character, Chelsea, who didn't have an accent just as strong as the others.

The story itself is quite good, hence the three stars. There is plenty of action and excitement. It is a very short read and it ends quite abruptly so I will have to read the next installment to find out what happens next. I just won't be listening to the audio version when I do.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The suspenseful ending left me wanting to find out what happens next.

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  • Cheri
  • 29-08-15

Short But Sweet!!!

I love coming a cross a great new series, and the first book in the "Venom" series did not disappoint. It was a great introduction into this world with vampires, shape shifters, and even gargoyles.

The characters were very likable; especially the members of the band! I can't wait to listen to the other stories to see how these characters develop.

One thing I really loved about this story is you get the POV from both the lead female and male characters and it's not just one person's point of view. I love stories that give more than one POV.

This is the first book I listened to narrated by Meghan Kelly, and thought she did a wonderful job. I will certainly be on the lookout for other books she narrates.

The only negative for me, and it's more of a preference, this series may be more of a YA, which is usually not my first pick.

Note: I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions, and ratings are my own and I was not obligated to post a positive review or feedback.

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  • trixie
  • 24-08-15

Venom

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This audiobook is full of supernatural characters! They are mostly vamps, but there is a lycan too. The story starts with Melody dying to hook up with Slade the lead singer of Venom....she is out for a girls night and does not come home the next day...her cousin Chelsea is concerned about her, so her and her friend go to the club Melody was at to kind of investigate....And that's where the interesting part begins.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 17-08-15

MORE SLADE PLEASE!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Venom the most enjoyable?

This was a super great story, and the narration was awesome!!!

What other book might you compare Venom to and why?

There are many Vampire books out there...each one unique in there own ways...I do not like to compare...I will say this is a great start to a series I want more from asap!

Which scene was your favorite?

When Slades band busts down the door...and the ending!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh a few times....no crying...this is a super fun story and a great listen!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

I LOVED THIS STORY AND NEED MORE ASAP!

Venom is a band full of supernatural members! They are mostly vamps, but there is a lycan too...and that just screams sexy! The story starts with Melody dying to hook up with Slade the lead singer of Venom....she is out for a girls night and does not come home the next day...her cousin Chelsea is concerned about her, so her and her bestie go to the club Melody was at to kind of investigate....that's where they run into a bunch of supernatural trouble! Slade is drawn to Chelsea...and ultimately comes to her rescue in the end...

This is a quick and awesome listen...I loved every minute of it...and Meghan's performance was better than ever...can NOT wait till book 2! Highly recommend!!!!

Thank You Audiobookblast(dot)com

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-10-15

Great narration deserved more... Honest review

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Based on the first book? No. It is a good read. However, not a strong story. It needs more planning. The competitive market for vampire books sets a high bar. I think the second book might add a little more to the first book but there was little vampire talk in the first. With an extremely slow start.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kristen Middleton again?

I will listen to the rest of the series. Perhaps my path will cross her writing in the future beyond this series and I will read it. If it catches my eye.

Any additional comments?

Summary: Two teenagers get a fake ID to enter a nightclub that is known for crazy things to find a friend who has went missing. They stumble into a group of vampires and one thing leads to another. The girls are trying to figure out who is on their side now that they are exposed to a new world of mystical creatures.

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  • Jessica Lynn
  • 18-08-16

Excellent Story and Narration in this 1st book.

I very much enjoyed this first book of the Venom series. At just over two hours long it was a quick listen that was over before I knew it.

This one is difficult for me to review without giving some spoilers since the book was so fast and so full of hilites. However, I will say that Kristen Middleton does an excellent job of setting up what will happen in the rest of the series. I find myself caring very much what happens to Melody and Chelsea in the upcoming books.

Meghan Kelley does a fine job of narrating this first volume. Even her male voices are believable.

I am looking forward to picking up the story in the next book, which I will start listening to either today or tomorrow. I have some other books to catch up as well.

Absolutely LOVED this book!

I received this book from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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  • ecocat
  • 14-11-15

Great Beginning but Too Short

Venom being with Melody Williams being missing after attending the club Nightshade. Chelsey Fairfax started looking into her cousin Melody's disappearance. Little did she knows that Venom, a hot European band is playing at the club. Meeting Slade, the lead singer of the band, was instant attraction. Chelsey didn't think of seeing him again since Venom was just passing through her town.

Slade and his band Venom was invited to Nightshade to play for the owner of the club. However, Nightshade wanted Slade and his band to stay forever with Nightshade.

Going into the club was once thing but escaping is another story.

The story was short and brief that it leaves the audience with a clff-hanger. Just when the audience is getting into the story, the story stopped short at the conflict. The book should be label as a novella since it really didn't tell the whole story or resolve any conflicting situation that would be the story worthwhile. In order to see the whole story, Slade and Toxic would have to be purchased.

The narrator, Meghan Kelly did a good job narrating the story. The narration of the story didn't really really caught my full attention until Chelsey went into the club and then meeting Slade. The story was short but then again it is the problem. The story was too short to develop the plot and conflict and to introduce the main characters. The narrator did what she can do to make the story interesting.

I was given this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

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  • CRAZY4PEANUTBUTTER
  • 06-10-15

Good book

STORY REVIEW.........
Stupid, badly written, just a waste of time and money. I got this book for free and still feel cheated.
AUDIO REVIEW......
I don*t know which was worst the syory or the nattator. Aweful
L.

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  • Elizabeth L.
  • 08-09-15

A Paranormal novella

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Venom: Vampire Romance Book 1 is the first in the Venom series. When her cousin Melody goes missing, Chelsey Fairfax goes out to find her. Sneaking into Club Nightshade, Chelsey and her friend Susan search for clues to Melody's disappearance. Venom, a hot new band from Europe, is playing at the club and might just have the answers Chelsey is looking for. Will she find Melody in time?

Ms. Middleton has written a good first book in this series. She develops the characters well giving them depth personality. At a little over 2 hours, I call this a novella as it is a book that could be listened to in one sitting. I see that the next book is over 6 hours long and I can't wait to hear what happens next.

Ms. Kelly has yet to fail for me as a narrator. She is great at giving each character their own voice. She has a way of drawing you into the story. I feel that while YA/New Adult is her best genre to read, if she read the phone book you wouldn't be disappointed.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Laura
  • 31-08-15

want more

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

enjoyed listening. wish i had the rest of the story

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  • Terri
  • 31-08-15

A great paranormal read...

This is an exciting and fast moving paranormal read. It involves vampires, shifters, and murders. A young girl sneaks into a nightclub to see a rock band and turns up missing. Suddenly people are turning up dead everywhere....

This is my first read by this author, Kristen Middleton. She does a good job at capturing my interest and I find myself sitting here wondering what happened. The narrator, Meghan Kelly delivers this story to us flawlessly using multiple voices and accents and lots of emotions. I am off to read book 2: Slade...

*** I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. ***

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