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In a Badger Way

The Honey Badgers Chronicles, Book 2
Written by: Shelly Laurenston
Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins

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Petite, kind, brilliant, and young, Stevie is nothing like the usual women in whom bodyguard Shen Li is interested. Even more surprising, the youngest of the lethal, ball-busting, and beautiful MacKilligan sisters is terrified of bears. But she's not terrified of pandas. She loves pandas.    

Which means that whether Shen wants her to or not, she simply won't stop cuddling him. He isn't some stuffed giant panda, you know! He is a giant panda shifter. He deserves respect and personal space. Something that little hybrid is completely ignoring.   

But Stevie has a way of finding trouble. Like going undercover to take down a scientist experimenting on other shifters. For what, Shen doesn't want to know, but they'd better find out. And fast. 

Stevie might be the least violent of the honey badger sisters, but she's the most dangerous to Shen's peace of mind. Because she has absolutely no idea how much trouble they're in...or just how damn adorable she is.  

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Shelly Laurenston (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Chrissy’s Book Shelf
  • 22-06-19

This series continues to by very very funny

When you have a series about a family and the people they are friends or associate with the second book is always more plot orientated than the first. We are introduced to everyone in the first book. We understand the family structure, the personalities of the people involved and the world building is already established. This means the book can be about things other than the set up.

This book is about Stevie, the youngest of the MacKilligan sisters. Stevie is a former child prodigy who suffers from a panic disorder. She is also a tiger/honey badger hybrid that turns into a 2 ton giant tiger striped honey badger. When she panics, she shifts and she is met with horror and disgust amongst her community. She has often wished she could be different. Other than her enormous alter ego she is a sweet and kind woman and incredibly brilliant. She was a music prodigy but she felt too pressured as a child by her fame so she left the music industry and became an equally brilliant physicist.

Since she has been back in America with her sisters, Stevie has started relaxing a little and even started writing music again. She has also decided that she likes cuddling Shen Li, a giant panda shifter who her friend Kyle’s bodyguard. There’s not much to do whilst guarding Kyle, so he finds himself being drawn into more of Stevie’s schemes as she tries to get a handle on her panic disorder and find out who is murdering hybrid shifters, without involving her sisters. Shen finds himself becoming more drawn to Stevie as each day goes by, despite her unusual ways and her high maintenance family.

As with the first book in the series this story was hilarious. The author’s writing is fluid and natural and the narrator delivers very well. The only reason I didn’t give the narration 5 stars is because of the dodgy Scottish accents. I thought with a change in narrator from the first in the series, the accents might improve, but I think it’s an American failing that their Scottish accents always drift into Irish ones. Apart from the accents, the narrator delivers the personalities of all the characters flawlessly. I’ll definitely look out for other books read by her.

The plot was intriguing and complex with many different strands to the story. There are a lot of characters in the book and if you hadn’t read the first book recently the reader may find the book confusing. I read the books quite closely to each other so I had no problem keeping track, so that wasn’t a detriment to me. It’s just something to bear in mind.

It was also nice to see how the other two sisters were doing in this book. There is character development within the family as a whole as well as only focusing on Stevie, which I really enjoyed.

I really look forward the third book being released next year. I may have to re-listen to really enjoy the next one!

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  • Miss belle
  • 31-05-19

Funny and so enjoyable

Another great episode in the life of the awesome Mackilligan sisters. Funny, fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Book addict
  • 05-04-19

Meandering mess

I remember liking the first book in this series, though I mentioned in my review of that book (when I read it recently to remind myself) that it got a bit lost at times. This book was way worse in that respect. I can’t even count how many points of view there were. It read like an extended epilogue catching up with random characters from a tonne of other series the author has written, but at the cost of the actual plot of this book. I didn’t feel the connection between the couple either. The first book was hilarious but I didn’t feel that so much this time either. So much potential with this author, but I think they need to work with a good editor to direct their obvious talent and humour in the right direction to make a book stand alone in its own right. Other reviewers seem to love this book, but they also mention that they loved catching up with other characters, but Audible doesn’t have these series so I’m missing out on that experience. I’m left feeling like it was a missed opportunity.

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  • Dragongirl67
  • 29-03-19

great listen

great narrator. excellent story can't get enough of the hunny badgers. make sure you are some where you can laugh out loud when you listen to this .

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  • VampKitten
  • 09-04-19

awesome

yet again Shelly blows my mind with an amazing world and makes me wish I was a shifter in her world

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-19

Entertaining

I love Shelly Laurenston's novels as they are laugh out loud funny! I thoroughly enjoy her characters and always look forward to the next chapter. The heroines of the Badger series are all engaging, quirky, a little psychopathic, and always amusing. Charlotte Kane's naration of this audiobook captures the nuances and characterizations perfectly. I love this author and narrator - it's a perfect combination. I can't wait for the next audiobook in the series.