Audiobook Review – Blackout

Posted September 17, 2018 by Kathy in 5 stars, Audiobook Review, Book Review / 2 Comments

Audiobook Review – BlackoutBlackout Series: Crossbreed #5
by Dannika Dark
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Published by Tantor Audio on August 14, 2018
Genres: Adult Paranormal
Length: 11 hours and 1 minute
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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The fate of millions rests on Keystone when they embark on their most important assignment of all....

After what was supposed to be a simple job, Raven and Christian uncover a sinister plot against the higher authority, and the stakes are as high as the body count. The assassins are merciless, with anyone who stands in their way becoming collateral damage. Meanwhile, Raven is still struggling to make sense of her feelings for Christian following a memory wipe.

During a blackout, the city erupts into chaos. With Breed on the brink of war, Keystone has only 24 hours to complete a secret mission. Raven seeks help from the most unlikely of places, but at what cost?

It's a race against time to save lives in this explosive installment of the Crossbreed series.

Blackout is another thrilling adventure with the Keystone gang.  I love this series and I’m running out of new things to say in my reviews.

My thoughts

  • This had the action, suspense, mystery and romance that I’ve grown to expect from Dannika Dark. I also love the banter between the characters, which is a definite sign they’ve become a family and care for each other.
  • The backstories of all the Keystone members share the spotlight, and I enjoy learning more about each character. Blackout tugged at my heart and I was so happy to see one of the characters reunion (I’m not going to spoil it for you but grab a tissue!).
  • Christian is sexy as hell and made me melt (again). I love that he is letting his guard down and showing how much he cares about Raven.
  • Raven is a great heroine, she is tough and has street smarts. With Blackout, as usual, Raven follows her intuition into trouble but also helps to solve their case.  I love her but there were times she irritated me. Raven allows her insecurities and fears of having a broken heart sabotage her relationships, and it’s frustrating to watch.  I love romance, so I want Christian and Raven together, but there is always something keeping them apart. Now with another cliffhanger the author is clearly punishing me, and I’m left having to anxiously wait for the next book.
  • Narrator Nicole Poole does another excellent performance. She perfectly brings all the characters to life. With the combination of her performance and Dannika Dark’s talented storytelling, I’m addicted to this series and can’t wait for the next book.


I highly recommend this series to all paranormal urban fantasy fans.  You will love the suspense, action and romance.

Thank you to Tantor Audio for providing an audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review.

Rating Report
Audiobook Performance
Overall: five-stars

About Dannika Dark

Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance books. Her books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing in her cave, she enjoys indie music, reading, Netflix, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge


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2 responses to “Audiobook Review – Blackout

    • Kathy

      I’ve started the Mageri series and I’m at the books that introduce Christian. This fulfills my Christian fix until the next Crossbreed book lol.