In all my years on audible this was by far the slowest book I have ever listened to. I am a big fan of the vampire genre so that made this even more of a disappointment. I felt like I was back in school and the prof was trying to ram a boring lesson down my throat.
A better story with something going on. And better narrators.
Sounded like the Books for the Blind where someone simply read the story. Again, Like listening to the phone book.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
NOT BY THE AUTHOR. WONDERFUL NARRATORS!
EVEN IF THE SUBJECT WAS OF INTEREST I WOULD EXPECT IT TO BE VERY SLOW AND BORING.
I WAS ALEADY NOT INTERESTED IN THIS NONSENSE. BUT THIS BOOK WENT ON AND ON AND ON AN ON AND ON AND ON..........
I DON'T KNOW. THERE WERE SEVERAL NARRATORS THEY WERE THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THE BOOK.
BOREDOME AND ANNOYANCE AT MYSELF FOR ONLY READING THE SHORT SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK. IF I HAD READ THE WHOLE REVIEW I WOULD HAVE IGNORED THIS BOOK COMPLETELY. THE SHORT SYNOPSIS DID NOT MENTION A WORD ABOUT VAMPIRES--IT JUST SOUNDED INTRIUGING. I SHOUD HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW. FROM NOW ON I WON'T MAKE THIS MISTAKE!
SINCE THE BOOK CENTERS AROUND VAMPIRES THE SHORT SYNOPSIS SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THIS. IT WAS A VERY IMPORTANT PART AND I WILL NOT FINISH THIS BOOK. I HAVE READ ONE AND A HALF PARTS AND I HAD TO FORCE MYSELF (SWITCHING TO OTHER BOOKS TO GIVE MYSELF A BREAK FROM THIS NONSENSE. THE SLOWEST BOOK I EVER READ!
As both a historical fiction and vampire lover, I was really rooting for this book. I liked it so much I even made it all the way to the last couple hours of the novel before calling it quits. I was so bored with the story I couldn't follow it. It's not that it's an overly hard plot to follow, I just found it difficult to pay attention to. My mind kept wandering and then I'd have to rewind to re-listen to what I missed. It sounds like an enthralling plot line so I really am confused as to where it went so wrong...It just never really took off
My daughter recommended this book but was a bit hesitant because of the vampire story. Oh my land......I loved this book. The readers were incredible and I just did not want the book to end. I will be listening to this one again. Great listen to!!!
First I did not realize this was a book about vampires. The female voice is very annoying. I thought this audio would never end and only made myself finish because I had bought it. I think I would have put a hardcover down to finish "later" and later would never come. I definitely would not get this book again.
You really have to be a historian to enjoy this book, I work in a lab and get audio books or the regular this book as really boring, found my self tuning out and had to rewind numerous times. To much detail.
An interesting story weaving three different timelines across that of the Count hisself :) Very nicely done. A tad romantic on the viewpoint but counter balanced by a bit 'o grisly detail. LOL. Enjoy :)