Audiobook Review: The Corsair’s Captive (Corsairs, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Corsair’s Captive by Ruby Dixon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A pirate doesn’t ask for permission – he takes. 

When I see the delicate human female collared and enslaved by the smuggler I’m about to swindle, I do what any male would do. I take her from him. It’s what I do best, after all. 

Now Fran’s mine, and I’m never giving her up. On board my spaceship, she’ll be safe. She’ll wear my clothes, eat my food, and sleep in my bed. I’ll keep her safe from a galaxy that wishes her harm. But my sweet Fran wants nothing more than to return to Earth. How can I take her home when she holds my heart in her dainty, five-fingered hands?

The Corsair’s Captive

Space pirates!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☹️🙃☺️😍
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The Hero: Kivian – He is a space pirate (Corsair) who owns a ship called the Dancing Fool. His most recent job has changed and the buyer needs more than twice the number of crystals than he originally ordered. So when he meets up with the smuggler they are dealing with he plans on swindling the guy. Though things change after Kivian sees the human female the smuggler is holding captive.

The heroine: Fran – She woke up to find she was snatched from her bed and sold into slavery by aliens. She is currently held by a tentacled master, whom she hates with everything in her. She is constantly trying to get away to no avail. She was treated like livestock when she was first captured, now that she was sold, she feels she in for something much worse. She plans to fight to the death rather than let the alien rape her.

The Story: Kivian likes to make sure the people he deals with always underestimate him. So he has a ship with a funny name and he dresses in finery, keeping his hair immaculate so they think he is a wealthy idiot playing at being a pirate. He recently rescued his brother, an infamous assassin from a prison planet and was surprised that his fearsome brother had taken a weak human as a mate. Even more so that his brother is now a father and is happily living on a farm on Risda 3.

Kivian is prepared for his meeting, but isn’t prepared to see a human captive that looks a lot like his sister in law. He knows from the start that this female is his and immediately plans to take her with him when he leaves. Kivian is pretty good at his job and plays his part well. He is also intelligent and plays the long game.

I love that these Corsairs books take place on ships or space stations. I sometimes get sick of alien worlds and like the change of pace. The world building was great, I love that they drink refreshment bubbles at the bar which float around the table and they just bite them out of the air. It sounds fun.

The story is told in dual points of view via dual narration and was narrated by Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd who do the narration for many of Ruby Dixon’s other books. I have listened to most of them and enjoy the narration done by these two. They don’t have the best voices in the business, but they found their niche in these alien romance books and they do them so well.


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