The story was great but the reader was horrible. Hopefully the remaining audiobooks will have a better reader.
I read how many reviewers disliked Victoria McGee's narration, and I do understand their feelings. But I really enjoyed her vocal qualities and her interpretation because I found it unique and smooth and lovely to listen to.
I'm very glad I read the one reviewer who recommended to listen to this book first before the rest of the series because it seemed to introduce the characters.
I also really enjoyed this book. I found the author's world of humans from Antlantis with nanos particularly fascinating and wonderfully different from any of the many vampire books I've recently become addicted to. What is that? I admit to having a guilty pleasure of all these vampire books and hopefully, soon, I'll have enough of them and move on to something else! They are like potato chips.
I'm a fan of good story writing and I truly enjoyed this story. I really don't get into paying attention to the actual speaker's voices even though to listen to this speaker talk about a love scene was rather comical. Any looking for a good love story..this is it.
This narrator was horrible. I should have listened to reviews! The best thought I had is that it was computer animated voice with adjustments gone wrong. It put me to sleep the first 3 or 4 times I tried listening to it. I kept trying and towards the end the pain wasn't worth it. The story was so, so nothing like Laurell K Hamilton. No excitement, and I actually found myself bored during the love scenes. Not another one...ugh!
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Well worth a listen, oops more than three words, LOL.
I read it years ago, listening to it on audio was great. I loved it then and I love it now. I like the spin on the vampire story.
I love all the funny scenes when all the cousins get together.
It has a little "tame but steamy" sex that is not offensive but more romantic. In my opinion its worth your credit.
One thought that is not conflicting in my mind is that the narrator is absolutely horrible. She is all breathy and high pitched. She totally killed this book. So that is why I am on the fence. I think there was a lot of potential for this book but am not sure if I was just too critical due to the narrator or my expectations. I have never ready Lindsay Sands before but heard lots of positive talk about her books so thought I would give it a go. I think it was a really unique idea to have a fainting vampire. I do think that the humour in the story was lost in translation by the narrator. I also agree with other reviewers that the love at first site was a bit too fast and over the top. It is hard to fully buy in. However, I think that there is room for positive improvement so am willing to give the next book a try before I cast judgement on the series. Overall it was just ok for me. I have certainly read better.
The narrator was so blaze, she didn't add in any life to the characters and I found myself disliking the story and finding it boring. That's when I realized it was the narrator who seemed to slog through it. Couldn't finish the audio book and will get the book at a store now.
No. I couldn't get through it because of the narration. The voice was boring and lifeless and had a weird saliva sound to it that annoyed me too much to continue.
I hope the book is re-recorded with another narrator, Amanda Ronconi would be brilliant for this series!
Married, middle-age, owner of 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.
I got the first book on a whim, and now I can't quit getting more. I just love this family. There is just something that draws me in.
"Vampires as regular people with a condition." This premise annoys some people but I believe Lynsay Sands pulls it off quite well. Each story is a love story, and each story has its own idea, some with a fun twist at the end. A vampire that faints at the sight of blood is a wonderful way to start. Give this series a try.
There are different narrators for each book. So far this hasn't been a problem for me, but I'm only on book 4.
I do love this series! I have them all in book format and have been randomly adding the audible versions. I don't usually check the reviews as I already know I love them but wow did I make a mistake with this one. She has these awful pauses and in between each word/sentence you can here her mouth make like the dry mouth sound. No more books narrated by her for me I'm afraid.
What's worse is that I usually listen to my audible books over and over when I am driving or just need some white noise...this book will never be listened to again, once was one time to many. What a waste of a credit and such a disservice to a great book!
This story seemed solid but the narrator was awful! I was honestly wondering if they'd just used one of those robotic computer readers - because that's what it sounded like.
Once again I can't get a refund for the book I can't finish because of bad narration.