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  • The Poison Within (An Order Universe Short Story)

  • Inspector Skaer, Book 1
  • 著者: Kasia Bacon
  • ナレーター: Michael Fox
  • 再生時間: 1 時間 39 分
  • 完全版 オーディオブック
  • カテゴリー: LGBT, ロマンス

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あらすじ・解説

Black clouds of xenophobia gather over Radvadur, the western province of the Empire. 

The political climate is strained and fragile. A surge of Nymph refugees has stirred widespread hostility towards non-humans. When the investigation of a gruesome triple murder linked to the refugee camp ensues, it takes Inspector Käyru Skaer and his lover, Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn, along an unusual path, at the end of which a precious gift awaits. 

Käyru and Elly are worlds apart in social standing, but they have found common ground in the bedroom - up against the wall and the stable doors, too. The arrangement between them ought to have been temporary and of no consequence. As their circumstances change, will they find the courage to risk their hearts? 

Warning: Contains mentions of off-page sexual assault

©2018 Kasia Bacon (P)2020 Kasia Bacon

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • CLS-LRS
  • 2020/03/23

Enjoyed this story

Right from the start, I knew I was going to enjoy this Kasia Bacon story. When any MM author gives me a story that has large physical and societal differences between the characters, while showing me the love between them? Bring it on! Käyru, while having a respectable job as an Inspector, is still the son of a blacksmith with little education. Large, broad, blonde-haired, and blue-eyed he has a big heart. Ellydhar (or Elly as Käyru refers to him) is a Count, a cultured man smaller and finer-boned than Käyru. Even though Ellydhar was raised with privilege, he also has a good heart.

The narrator, Michael Fox, does a wonderful job of distinctly separating the different voices between the characters. His way of expressing the words the author has written make it easy to differentiate between them all. The complexity of the world the author creates, in what is a short story, works in concert with the smooth transitions the narrator gives between what is actual narration and the conversations between characters.

I believe I would have been somewhat confused had I read the story on my own, rather than listening to a talented narrator relate it to me. There is a great deal of information, imparted by the author, that is necessary to our understanding of the world in which the book takes place. The result is a story about choices; when you love someone enough to make a decision for their well-being that might break your own heart. But don’t worry, the author gives us a HEA/HFN. My only wish would have been for a bit of an Epilogue, but I can see where that would have been rather challenging in a short story. (I’d like the author to take this as a sign of me being greedy for more.)

You’ll want to listen to the Bonus Read at the end of the book. It wraps up a side storyline from The Poison Within. The description of a hunting expedition, the taste of the “prey”, and mercy shown, being a satisfying conclusion.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sandy
  • 2020/03/23

Short and sweet

I loved it! I couldn't stop listening to this short.
It has romance, fantasy, and mystery. There's also a bonus story.

The narrator is new to me. I enjoyed listening to his voice. I can't wait to check out more of the narrator and author's works.

I definitely recommend this story.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020/03/22

Allies

Kayru and Elly grew up in two very different worlds. Kayru clawing for every scrape and Elly the future Count of Radvadur. Kayru is now an inspector but that doesn't put him on the same level as Elly. How can these two men ever hope to be more than occasional lovers.

Kayru and Elly had so much going against them. Social standing, the fear they both had of voicing their feelings and Elly's health and it all works to keep these men from making their relationship something permanent. Maybe Kayru's next case will help him in ways he never even knew he needed.

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Kayru showed his love so clearly in his actions and Elly was such a gentle soul who welcomed Kayru every time they came together. I couldn't help rooting for them and hoping their story had a happy ending. The side characters played important roles in how this story played out and I was invested in their story as well. This was a wonderful book that drew me in and I highly recommend it.

I also loved Michael Fox's narration of this audiobook. His voices helped bring these characters to life.

I received a copy of this audiobook but this is my honest review.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderland
  • 2020/03/20

Was over way too soon! I want more

I want more! I was completely engrossed in the story and time flew. I knew it was a quick listen but I want more. I loved the dynamics between the characters. I want to know what's next for each of the couple's cause I know this isn't the end or at least I hope not. Michael Fix did a wonderful job narrating.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • MeloBrown
  • 2020/03/19

Amazing Story

Michael Fox is a wonderful narrator.

I was blown away by this story. There was so much world building. I didn’t feel like the story was rushed, considering it’s length.

I WANT MORE!!!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie VO
  • 2020/04/04

Amazing listen!

This might be a short story but I just couldn't stop listening. Käyru and Elly's story is so sweet and has so much emotions. Then Michael Fox does an absolutely amazing job with this one. I definitely want more in this world. So amazing!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • susana
  • 2020/03/31

A riveting fantasy

Despite their social differences and the infeasibility of their relationship, Inspector Käyru Skaer has managed to find happiness with the stolen encounters he shares with his lover, Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn. Käyru fears for their future, and for the decaying health of his beloved. But a gruesome murder and the subsequent investigation may give him some hope… Or destroy his happiness for good.
Oh, my how I love this series. The Order universe is a fascinating world where human, elves, vampires, nymphs, furies and many other creatures coexist in a delicate balance. Kasia Bacon has been delivering us for some time a series of short stories, like little morsels that hint at the different aspects of this universe. The Poison Within is the only one which focus mainly in the human society, and shows us that in this world, love between different social status is frowned upon. And also, how any species, whether human or not, will do anything to keep their lovers alive...
Michael Fox narration is hypontic, I just could not stop listening.
I loved every single minute of it (and there is a bonus story absolutely delightful).
Highly recommended!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rellim
  • 2020/08/06

Another fantastic Order Universe audio

The audio & ebook also include A Late Bite to Eat (Inspector Skaer, #1.5). While set in Kasia Bacon's The Order Universe, this stands on it’s own, could be read/listened to in any order from the other books/audio, and doesn’t include or reference any characters from the earlier books.

The Poison Within: This was little bit darker in tone than the other Order books however, that didn’t affect my enjoyment at all. Investigating murderers, a sexual assault victim, and a fatal illness all weigh on Kayru.

A Late Bite to Eat:
This is a super short story. While technically it includes an F/F relationship – there’s no sexual content. It’s just a quick story following closely after the events of The Poison Within including a short feeding excursion for the vampire Eryssa. It’s an enjoyable bonus to the book.

Bacon again brings an engaging story, compelling characters, and a double HEA in a mere 90 minute audio. Brava!

Michael Fox continues to give all the characters unique voices and did a great job with the various emotions. He’s definitely on my “must listen” for narrators.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Violet Marshall
  • 2020/04/06

A Great Short Story

This is the first book in The Inspector Skaer Series. You don’t have to, but I would read the Order Series first because this book is in the same world as that series and will help in background. And it will make this short story more enjoyable. Because it’s a short story it’s not a long listen. A fantastic book the writing was good. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters captivating. The characters were developed and thought out. Käyru and Elly are the MC’s of this book. The narration was good it wasn’t monotone and was expressive. I can recommend this book as a good listen. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • W. Floyd
  • 2020/04/04

Great World-Building

Unique and layered World-building
Romantic
Mysterious
Steamy
Sums up this very entertaining and different story. It will be interesting to see where the storyline goes from here.

Michael Fox narration was engaging ; he did great.

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  • Sara B
  • 2020/04/09

Amazing

This is a stunning story, it's beautifully composed and captivating. I'm thoroughly impressed by Kasia Bacon's artistry. Excellent narration by Michael Fox, he breathed life into the words. I strongly recommend this audiobook. I was given a free copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • alias11
  • 2020/04/05

Thoroughly enjoyed Käyru and Elly

I loved this story when I first read it, and I love the audio version. I am enchanted by the author's world and characters, and this was a sweet and sexy short story. It includes a romance between two men that crosses class boundaries, and a mystery-murder that also revolves around an unusual character mix. Ultimately love motivates the actions involving both pairs, and a man has to ask if he is willing to risk the life and love of the man he loves to save him. The added ultra-short story at the end was a nice addition. I hope to read more from these characters.

The narration was great! Mr. Fox did a great job of providing very specific voices for the different characters, and I really love the soothing tone of his voice.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Trio
  • 2020/03/30

An Amazing Story, I Love Michael Fox's Narration

What a creative, intriguing story! And I absolutely love this narrator. Michael Fox’s rich, sultry tones are just perfect for Kasia Bacon’s The Poison Within.

This is my first experience with the writing of Ms. Bacon and I can’t wait to dive into some more! She builds an incredible world in just 50 pages… we get excitement, romance, and mystery and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Really wonderful.

The added bonus of doing The Poison Within in audio is the extra short story at the end.

an audiobook copy of The Poison Within was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • BevUK
  • 2020/03/26

Exceptional

Kasia Bacon has honed her craft of writing short stories to absolute perfection, she truly excels at it. Within a few paragraphs I'm so immersed in the book the outside world ceases to exist. Am I gushing? Uh yeah, because it's so deserved. Simples.

Although this is a short read nothing is skimped on, ALL the feels, the strong characterisation, great story telling and more are squeezed in to her little gems and this book is no exception. Add to that fabulous narration and this is another total winner.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Renata
  • 2020/03/25

amazing !!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this clever little novela.

It’s a sexy and romantic fantasy story with elements of suspence and mystery. From the start, the characters are likable and you find yourself rooting for their happy end.

Even though the setting is fantastical, the book subtely touches on the modern topic of discrimination and social injustice.

Michael Fox is a gifted British narrator with am amazing voice, who performs rather than reads. Highly recommended!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Erryn Barratt
  • 2020/03/22

Amazing world building

What would you do for someone you love?

That’s a question I think more and more of us are asking in these challenging days. If a loved one is sick and even dying, what would you do? It’s the exact circumstance Käyru Skaer finds himself in. His lover, Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn, is ill. Too stubborn to admit it, of course (aren’t most men?), but the illness is taking a firm hold and it’s only a matter of time. Doesn’t stop them from doing it at every opportunity, of course. (They are men, after all.)

When the Inspector is called to a grisly triple murder (graphic description, to be sure), things get complicated. What happens when all is not as it seems? When it’s hard to say who is on the side of the angels?

This was a quick listen and I enjoyed it. The world building is always phenomenal and adds to the enjoyment. Michael Fox is narrating this series and he does a great job. I will definitely keep an eye out for more novellas from this duo.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Chrystal
  • 2020/03/22

🎧 Audiobook listener 🎧

The Poison Within (An Order Universe Short story Inspector Skaer Book 1) by Kasia Bacon. This was a good quick listen. This story was well written with good character development. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
The Narrator Michael Fox did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • R.
  • 2021/03/18

Touching

A very touching book, with a bit of sadness but also hope and happiness.
I really love how this autor writes, she gets to move me in every story. I put myself in Käyru's shoes, I feel and suffer with him.

“I craved his proximity to a degree that would’ve been mortifying if I hadn’t long stopped caring about hiding my want for him.”

“I learnt to look after myself because nobody else wanted the job”

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Emma Burbidge
  • 2020/04/20

Paranormal society at war?

Kasia Bacon is relatively new to me as I've only read one or two of her other Paranormal worlds stories. Michael Fox is a decent narrator with a clear voice and steady, even pace. He does a creditable job with this story, which is quite short compared to a lot of other audiobooks I tend to listen to. It's snackable if you will. I recommend this as a quick, easy Paranormal MM story.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 2020/04/09

Another moving fantasy vignette!

I did wonder where if this was going anywhere at first, but as usual, Kasia Bacon deftly drew me into another short fantasy story set during the Elven Wars. Inspector Käyru Skaer feels uncertain about the longevity of his relationship with Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn because of their different stations in life and because of inherited illness in the Count’s family. Käyru takes a risk to save Ellydhar, even if it means losing the relationship. 🎧 Good narration by Michael Fox.