I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
This is a good read. It is a fast paced action filled series. It is a bit thin on explanations of the vampire world, but hey, it works.
This is basically the novel equivalent of an old radio serial (much like the shadow). The only supernatural element in this book is the fact that the main character is a vamire. Everyone and everything else is plain old vanilla human. Really, you could just have easily removed the vampire element and this would be a very good pulp-style mystery.
Much like in a pulp novel the charchters are a bit on thin thin side, mainly just sterotypes. The thing that makes the books work is the author does a great job of presenting the emotional elements in this book. There is a lot of violence, but none of it is glamorized and is shown in all its brutality. The main character is powerful, but balanced by inexperience and naiveté.
There is a romance element to the novel, but it does not dominate the story. This is a vampire book with a romance involved not a romance novel that happens to contain vampires. That is a major distinction in my book. While a bit stereotypical in places this is a fun read and well worth a listen. It kind of makes me wish someone would write a full-length Shadow novel though.
Talk about a snooze fest! The narrator sounded as though he just learned how to read. I finally made it through the book, but it was like pulling teeth! I will make note of the narrator's name (Barrett Whitener) so that I avoid future books read in his monotone voice.
Story line was ok. Only problem is the narrator. Geezzzz. Narration was horrible. It's unfortunate that so many good stories are nearly ruined by a narrator that reads like a third grader.
This is the start of the Vampire Files series. I read these when they first came out and they are a great read.
Re discovering the series now shows the story can stand the test of time. And it's a much better vampire story than anything with glitter.
I am really mixed. The main two characters are very likable. It could have been great if while solving "his murder" there were a couple other mysteries going on at the same time. The more interaction between the two main characters could have had some great sardonic humor. Throw in the girl interest, she could have added some dark humor also. It is like a film noir but...... It is not too hard to get through but at the end..... There were only a few events that carry the whole story. It was along long story to solve one mystery. My least easy critic.
I might. His characters were great. He needed more story.
The narrator was very good. I don't think someone else would do better.
I really enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next in the series. The narrator really does a great job with the main character. The story kept me wanting more the whole time I was listening.
its in my personal top 20 audiobooks.
I really liked the relationship between esskit and the hero of the story wish there was even more of them. esskit was a neet character
I haven't listened to Whitners other performances but he does really well here.
I took just one night to listen to it the first time couldn't turn it off, I have listened to it so much I can talk in time with it.
flemming and esskit make an interesting pair could of seen them become partners in a private investigator type crime series.
boring is a kind description, narrator was fine too bad the book was so bad. Very predicable and boring
Not a bad story but not brilliant by any means. The characters were good but there was certainly no nail-biting tension. The narration was excellent and suited the story well.