• The Akseli

  • Aldebarian Alliance, Book 4
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (649 ratings)

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By: Dianne Duvall
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
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Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space just as exciting as she'd hoped . . . until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she's thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes.

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince's ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?

Contains mature themes.

©2022 Dianne Duvall (P)2022 Tantor

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AMAZING STORY

Dianna has done it again!! I couldn't stop listening to this book and I'm so excited to know that another one will be coming soon by the way this one ended.

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AWESOME!!

I have been counting the days. The wait was worth it. Another exciting adventure in space, where the good guys kick Gathendian tail***.

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⚜OUTSTANDING⚜MUST READ⚜

Dianne Duvall has done it again. God I wish someone would let her make her books movies. She has such a wonderful mind.

This book the Akseli is just another fantastic adventures into a world that Dianne Duvall has created.
I have listened to all her books so many times. I love how I can just listen and be taken right into the story.
⚜Kirsten Potter is one of the most gifted narrators, she does so many different voices. She brings so many characters to life, each in a individual way. It is like each character is done by a different person.

Do yourself a favor, take a chance if you haven't already listened to or read anything by Dianne Duvall and get this book, then listen to her others, if you like a little bit of tasteful sexy, and fun adventure, with a little bit of suspense, you cant go wrong. So many times I burst out in laughter, listening to the book is so wonderful because you just get transported, you can see it happening, such a gifted author and she has the perfect narrator for all her book.

I can only say thank you and I love the story.

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I didn't love it

I love Dianne Duvall and her IG series so I eagerly devoured this new one. However, this series seems to be hit and miss with the only standout being The Segonian, which was awesome! The others and this one book in particular was disappointing. It book started off strong with great characters only to fizzle out have way through. It became really wordy in unnecessary places like the author was trying to meet a word count quota. Then it would simply gloss over parts where more detail could have been used to flesh out side characters and add depth. In short, I didn't really like. I don't think I will follow this series and will check back with this author if she ever returns to the IG world on Earth.

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Love this series

Kirsten potter is such a fabulous reader her voice & inflection are spot on with the dialogue IMO
T is fab
The. Crew is fab
Jan war & Simone are hilarious
I’m trying not to give spoilers just suffice it to say even a gathebdian cyborg can’t take out the dominator lol enjoy!

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Boring

The bloom is well off the rose of Duvall’s books. This one was frankly- boring. She’s still doing a good job of the world building, but the actual romantic relationship is formulaic and repetitive. How can every 700 yr old immortal woman be cute and quirky? How can we get to over 60% of the book, and yet the clueless hero and heroine are still dancing around each other with uncertainty? Then there’s pages of quirky AI without boundaries, battle plan discussions that never end, and fear that aliens will think less of her because she has fangs.
According to the epilogue, there are still 10 earthling women in space awaiting a story. I absolutely will not bother.

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Liked this better than the previous.

Enjoy this more than the last one. This was a really good book, I enjoyed it a lot, a lot more than the previous book in the series. I really liked the characters, and the storyline was great. I am a huge Dianne Duvall fan.

Kristen potter does a fantastic job narrating.

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This is Gold

Once again Dianna you did it. I love all your books not one dud amongst the series please keep going. I also want to check in with Seth and everyone else on earth.

Thank you

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Such fun.

The Aldebaran Alliance books are great listens. While I don't necessarily recommend these for readers under 18, I do for anyone over. Adventure, romance and humor fill the pages from beginning to end. Recommended.

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Loved it...

First of all let me tell you the picture on the front of the book looks NOTHING like the description given to Janwar. The book picture was much better. Janwar has braids and braids all over his head and falling down his back, Like David of The Immortal Gradians. To me, there's nothing worse that a MAN with a head full of braids. BUT that's just me.

This was about Simone who men Janwar when she proceeded to kill a ton of Gathendiens with plans to steal their battleship. Janwar watched her as she pushed off the ship to catch the transport thee Gathendiens tried to get away in. He and his men watched in disbelief. Janwar said he'd like to meet this "man" and maybe recruit him. It was too funny when they brought the damaged transport on board Tangata.

There is explicit sex in this but I've gotten to the point that I just flip right be that because once you've read a sex scene you've read them all. Unless you're reading erotica then we're talking about a whole 'nother story. (Eww) The F-bomb is used 4 times.

As for the narration: I don't know what I'd do if Kirstin Potter stopped reading these. Stop listening to Dianne Duvall, I guess.

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  • Zdibido
  • 10-19-22

loved it

another great installment of this series. loved this couple. simone was hilarious. looking forward to more from this series.

Narrator was okay although her accent sometimes slipped when she was narrating simone's part from French to slightly Irish.

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  • 11-05-22

A great audio book!

Loved the story and the narration. Another great read from this author! Can't wait for the next instalment!

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  • noney
  • 10-31-22

loved it

If Dianne writes it I will read it
honestly this series is awesome I don't normally like scifi but being an avid reader of her immortal guardian series I just had to read these books and was not disappointed
the characters are great and her world building never ceases to amaze me
and the same narrator is used throughout both series which is always a bonus

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  • Alessandra
  • 10-12-22

Amazing!

She did it again! Another great book to the series. And boy she manages to hooks us up to the next book with just a few words.