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Hostage

Written by: Skye Warren, Annika Martin
Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Lauren Sweet
Series: Criminals & Captives, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins

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Publisher's Summary

I'd never even kissed a boy the night I met Stone. The night I saw him kill. The night he spared my life. That was only the beginning.

He turns up in my car again and again, dangerous and full of raw power. "Drive," he tells me, and I have no choice. He's a criminal with burning green eyes, invading my life and my dreams.

The police say he's dangerously obsessed with me, but I'm the one who can't stop thinking about him. 

Maybe, it's wrong to let him touch me. Maybe, it's wrong to touch him back. Maybe, these twisted dates need to stop. Except, he feels like the only real thing in my world of designer labels and mansions. So, I drive us under threat, until it's hard to remember I don't want to be there. Until it's too late to turn back...

Hostage is a dangerous stand-alone romance by The New York Times best-selling authors Skye Warren and Annika Martin. It's set in the same world as Prisoner, but can be listened to separately!

"Deliciously sexy, emotionally gripping...Hostage rocked my whole world." (Marni Mann, author of Prisoned)    

"Fast paced and oh so addicting!" (Rachel Van Dyken, number one The New York Times best-selling author) 

©2018 Annika Martin and Skye Warren (P)2019 Annika Martin and Skye Warren

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  • Lady Di
  • 2019-12-05

Narration matters

This was an awesome book. However I will read it next time. Why do authors think that they have to use both male and female narrators? This book would’ve gotten a perfect 5star rating if they had used just Jacob morgan. That guy can carry a book all on his own without a female narrator. Let’s talk about the female narrator. She ruined this book. She was so bad. She can’t do a male part. She wasn’t bad...she was horrible. Please authors if you read this review believe me when I say some narrators will destroy a great book. The writing was beautiful and awesome. I’m sad you used Lauren Sweet. Next time go totally with Jacob Morgan. Thank you for listening to my rant. I’m just so tired of bad narration. P.s. Jacob Morgan is the best of the best!!!!!!!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 2019-12-08

OH, WELL DONE LADIES👏.. & WRITE ME ANOTHER PLEASE

This is a dark gritty intricate tale of an innocent sixteen year old society Princess unhappy with the debilitating rules and bleak outlook of her life, who accidentally witnesses a bloody scene.. gets kidnapped and is very dramatically faced with death. And then, over a few further intense push ‘n pull back-and-forth short encounters with her sexy but cold kidnapper spanning two years, she gets caught up in, and consumed by, the magnetic misunderstood very bad-boy’s life of vengeance. Seeing beyond his tough, complex, badly broken, dark anti-hero exterior, finding out his chilling heartbreaking truths, loving his possessive loyal behaviour towards her.. and eventually rescuing him from himself and delivering peace.

Brooke and Stone were from two very different worlds.. Brooke was a sweet naive virgin, a dutiful daughter, had always been loved and had a privileged lifestyle. But Stone had been a throw-away child who’d been picked-up by sex traffickers, he’d spent his childhood in a dark dank basement along with his band of ‘brothers’.. all swearing fealty, freedom and revenge on every single one of their abusers. Now men in their early twenties, they're a loyal, vengeance-fuelled, supportive, mixed-skills band who live together for revenge.. with one abuser killing leading to the next.. and to clues that hopefully will ultimately lead them to the lofty ringleaders of the corrupt high-powered paedophilic group. However, as the days, weeks and months pass with only brief meetings with Brooke, Stone’s obsession with her unlocks and awakens new feelings.. unwanted feelings.. feelings that will pitch brother against brother.. feelings that will distract.. but feelings that will bring great rewards too if he’d only open his once-dead heart and allow them to grow. And Brooke’s infatuation for the mysterious villain grows stronger, deeper, darker and more highly charged because the good girl wanted the Prince she’d glimpsed behind the hard shell of the monster.. and she wanted justice her way.

Worth a credit? Well, I initially thought damn it was going to be a no when I heard the heroine was a sweet sixteen yr old virgin living at home.. and the moody hero was twenty-six. However I carried on because the suspenseful story was just so gripping, intriguing, dark, raw, dramatic, dangerous, addictive, different and was fuelled by combustible chemistry. And I easily got caught-up in the angsty romance, the well-written layered edgy storyline, the well-planned thrills and chills, the well-placed sex scenes, the character growth, the redemption and, of course, the sworn sweet revenge. So yes, IMO, creditworthy. The dual POV narration by Jacob Morgan was a five star stunning performance.. and Lauren Sweet’s was a pretty-good four.

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  • Mom and Wife who loves romance😍
  • 2019-12-19

So good 😍😍😍😍

I love it when a book comes to life. I read this book while back and loved it. Now hearing it makes it even better. I'm glad I didn't listen to the reviews about narration Lauren Sweet is not the best but she isn't horrible. And Jacob Morgan well do I need to even say anything swoon!!!! 💕💕💕💕

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  • Amanda S
  • 2019-12-17

wow!

could not stop listening! these two authors work magic together with this story! narrators are excellent!
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  • Ap2514
  • 2019-12-16

Amazing narration

After listening to the first book in the series I was excited to jump right into this one, thinking that it picked up where book one ended. But this book focuses more on Stone and I was a little confused about the timeline for the first few chapters. Things become clear pretty quick and I realized that Stone's story is running parallel to Greyson's and then catches up to where we left off. I thought that this book did a great job tying up all of the loose ends from book 1 as well as finding Stone his HEA.
Both narrators did an incredible job (I could listen to Jacob Morgan all day) bring the characters to life.

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 2020-01-20

Sacrificial Lamb

Hostage (Criminals & Captives, Book 2) is a psychological mysterious thriller told in dual pov. I actually loved this one even more than book one and I absolutely loved book one. I wish their would be more books written. Dark sliver, criminal activity,
kidnapping, murder, spanning over years of time, mysterious person known as "keeper", all encompassing a addictive storyline plot. Character's are remarkable., making it so I wish their would be more books written about the other supporting character's. The intricately weaved plot twists are spine-tingling. I absolutely loved the epilogue.

Jacob Morgan, Lauren Sweet's dual naration was perfect. Absolutely loved it. Jacob Morgan's inflection is intoxicating..
Lauren is good to. You get the feel like you are watching their lives play out right in front of you. Jacob Morgan has a ability to pull you in and hypnotize you to not be able to put the audio on pause. Jacob Morgan tower's above and takes the stage.

Absolutely love the narrative and naration.

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  • Denise
  • 2020-01-20

Good, but not stellar. Performance saves the day.

I don't know where to begin with this story. As a mother, the premise of a vigilante that continually "kidnaps" my daughter is disturbing. Since I read to escape reality, I put this aside. The story overall was unique. At times the story and plot were unbelievable. I applaud that the author chose to address the horror of sex slaves and child abuse, however, I found that the character development was lacking. The performance/narration saved the story. Skye Warren is a good, solid writer, however this story just was not my favorite.

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  • Cynthia K
  • 2020-01-20

Liked everything except voice of female narrator

I may have struggled with the age of the female lead, gave me pause for a good half the book.

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  • MissdiPM
  • 2020-01-19

Great narration

Great story and great narration. I only wished I had listened to the 1st book Prisoner first. But I realized too late that this was the 2nd book. It still was a good story.
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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 2020-01-17

Good Read

Hostage (Criminals and Captives #2) was a great read by Skye Warren and Annika Martin. Brooke had never been with a boy, let alone kissed one until she met Stone. The night they met, she saw him kill someone and he spared her life. Stone continues to show up in her car even after they parted ways. She shouldn't be attracted to him but she feels a pull to him everytime he shows up. I enjoyed reading Brooke and Stone's story and can't wait to read more by the authors. Jacob Morgan and Lauren Sweet did a great job of bringing life to the characters.