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3.87391304347826 out of 53.87391304347826 out of 53.87391304347826 out of 53.87391304347826 out of 53.87391304347826 out of 5 3.87 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maya Banks Narrator: Harry Berkeley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The KGI Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781470324759
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It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise. Download and start listening now!

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  • “An intriguing mix of military action and sizzling romance…well-paced throughout.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/16/2014

    " Loved it! Found a new favorite author :) There are 6 (yes, count them 6) brothers. I can't wait to devour the rest of this series...so many books, so little time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/1/2014

    " Love love love this series from Maya Banks. I can not get enough of these hot covert ops guys. The KGI books are heavy on plot, well-developed characters,and full of action. The bedroom scenes are well-written and steamy. I will be reading the other books in this series very soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stella | 1/29/2014

    " A fun read. It gets four stars because of the simplicity of the writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ~ames~ | 1/21/2014

    " On the one year anniversary of his wife Rachel's death, Ethan receives a mysterious package in the mail claiming that she is alive. After existing like a zombie for the past year, Ethan is suddenly hopeful and full of life. He goes to his brothers who run the KGI Group to ask for help bringing Rachel home. This is good news for Ethan's brothers. Sam and Garrett have wanted Ethan to join their elite group of warriors for a while now and there's no time like the present. And they also have missed Rachel and will do anything to bring her home.When Rachel is found though, news is not good. She's been held captive through drugging - looks like heroine and cocaine. The effects of the stress of her being held prisoner and the drugs have resulted in Rachel having memory loss. (*note* I hate amnesia stories too, but Maya-love overthrows all!) While in captivity, Rachel held onto two thoughts in her mind - that her name was Rachel and the face of a man - her "angel." Imagine Rachel's shock when she's rescued by the man she always feared was just a dream. The Darkest Hour is the story of Ethan and Rachel reconnecting after a year apart and Rachel's memory loss. Also there's the fact that before Rachel died, Ethan did something that he really regrets and even though he knows he should tell her, he can't bring himself to do it. He's afraid that it'll destroy Rachel and he doesn't want to ruin his second chance with her. Rachel fears that she is going crazy and the slow return of her memories is another stressor to her recovery. I really enjoyed The Darkest Hour. The memory loss aspect to this story did not get on my nerves at all. Ethan and Rachel's emotions seemed realistic (to me anyway, never having been held captive and drugged for a year) and Rachel didn't annoy me with her angst over her situation. She can't recall her life before her captivity and finds everything a bit overwhelming.The relationship between the brothers was good, too. There's Ethan, Sam, Garrett, Joe and Nathan. Also in the Kelly family are their parents and a rescued runaway, Rusty. I liked how this family related to each other. The men are alpha but the women are not weak. Yay. The Darkest Hour gets a 4.25 out of 5 from me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shell | 1/20/2014

    " I thought this was a good beginning, but I found more interest in the other brothers than in Ethan. Looking forward to reading book two. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Applefruit | 1/19/2014

    " The book had a good premise, but the author failed to deliver. It was an interesting story, so I'm still giving it two stars. The hero is highly guilt-ridden and treats the heroine like a fragile doll. While his behavior is warranted, it gets boring after a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bk70lvr | 1/11/2014

    " Overall good story, great OPS detailed missions, and I love the brothers. But there was waaaaaay too much repeating and silly pet-names, that near the end of the story, I couldn't stand it anymore and rushed/skimmed to reach the end. I want to read Sam's story, but I'm scared of more repetition... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 1/7/2014

    " Absolutely couldn't put this book down. I read it in only a couple of days. The only reason that I didn't complete it the same day I started it is thanks to having to go to work. I was completely consumed and fell in love with the charachters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christi Snow | 12/11/2013

    " Wow!! This book was amazing...so emotionally fraught from the very beginning. I ADORE the characters...ALL of them and cannot wait to see how the entire series plays out. Wonderful book!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 12/9/2013

    " I read some of the reviews before I read it and was preparedd to be disappointed. I was pleasantly surprised, it was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 12/2/2013

    " I liked it, but I wish we'd seen more of Ethan and Rachel working through their issues. The big secret about their relationship was revealed to late in the book, and was overrun by the action and the solution of the mystery. I totally wish I knew a family with that many hot brothers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctanner | 11/20/2013

    " This is my first Maya Banks read and I really enjoyed it. The Kelly family is very engaging and there is the right mixture of romance, action, an suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 7/28/2013

    " What a great story....I couldn't help but love the whole cast of characters. Definitly going to pick up the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 7/6/2013

    " Loved it ... A believable romantic suspense story. I was really drawn on by the struggles and emotions of the characters. Curious to find out if Rusty's character will become more involved as the series continues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marion | 7/2/2013

    " After just reading the sweet series all I can say is wow!!! I loved it. I didn't think I was going to like it but wow I think it liked it better then the sweet books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela / SpazP | 5/26/2013

    " This is my first Maya Banks introduction and my second Romance Suspense/Contemp Romance book I've ever read. I really enjoyed it! It was really emotional, good pace, and it was hot! All that I had hoped for :) I'll definitely be checking out her other books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anita | 3/14/2013

    " The first part and the end of the book have a nice suspense story line. Unfortunately those parts don't last long enough for me. The rest is intensely, thickly sweet, sweet, sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 1/4/2013

    " The book was amazing! I could not put it down and finished it in one day. Definitely on the edge of my seat ad I read. Banks, writes with so many emotions that I could feel all of them as I read. Fixing to start the second book in the series!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeananna | 12/17/2012

    " I'm normally a sucker for a HEA but I loved this version was not wrapped in a pretty little bow. More realistic in knowing everything that this couple had gone through!! Such a great read & cannot wait to read the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jami Burdine | 12/8/2012

    " Love the KGI series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 10/25/2012

    " Great read, page turning. Looking forward to reading more of this series. X x "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 10/25/2012

    " I became very disillusioned with Maya Banks after reading Sweet Addiction. After reading this book it reminded me why I like her as a writer. This is a really good book. Very suspenseful. Worth the read. "

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About the Author
Author Maya Banks

Maya Banks is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling romance novelist. Her works include Echoes at Dawn, Sweet Addiction, Never Love a Highlander, Colters’ Daughter, and Hidden Away, among others. Before becoming a writer, she worked as an emergency medical technician.

About the Narrator

Harry Berkeley is an audiobook narrator whose readings include several novels by Maya Banks and Catherine Mann.