Absolutely!! The combination of a male and female narrators gave the story depth that I never would have anticipated.
Ivory Manilov was my favorite character...hands down!!! She was strong, yet not domineering. She was fierce, loyal, and protective, especially when it came to her lifemate. Vampires feared her, more than they feared the ancient hunters!! How about that!!
This was my first time listening to Phil Gigante or Jane Brown. I am totally hooked on both narrators.
Every time Ivory defended her lifemate, I cheered. When Ivory confronted and verbally blasted all the "ancient warriors" in the council chamber in defense of her lifemate, after she proved that Travis was the one infected by the spirit of Xavier. I cheered and laughed...then listened again!!
As I mentioned earlier...the combination of male and female narrator gave the story and characters a depth that I never would have anticipated. I think all of her future books should have a male/female duo narrating.
No, Ivory is the only given an accent and it makes her sound very old. And the accent is just bad.
Love the story
Ivory is the only one who has an accent and it is just bad, almost comical. She is made to sound old
I'm listening to all of Christine Feehan's books so there really is no way to rank them.
I enjoyed the fact that pronunciations were better than earlier books, and loved the fact that both a man and a woman read the story as this makes it come to life much more than a single reader.
They were able to interpret the voices of the different characters so that you truly felt that there were more than 2 people reading.
The only voice I had trouble accepting was the interpretation of Raven, it's almost as if they didn't realize that she was an American citizen by birth and therefore shouldn't have had the Eastern European accent they gave her.
Im a huge fan Of Christine Feehan's Dark Series novels. Love the books.
The male narrator mispronounced a name or two, and the audio quality was abysmal. The two couldn't keep the same volume, so I had to constantly keep turning the volume on my ipod up and down, just to hear them. The sound was distorted from time to time, and took on an echo-ish quality, like the narrators were speaking away from the mic, instead of into it. These three things, completely shattered my immersion. Im regretting this purchase.
Only annoyance, at having to constantly turn my volume up an down to try to hear the people speak. The echo was also annoying.
Scrap this audiobook. People are better off buying the physical copy. It will be more enjoyable than trying to listen to this.
I love discovering new stories while driving or working in the barn, reading voraciously since I could walk. There is no genre, just magic
I found this book on a clearance rack in hardback and decided to try it as I do often with new authors. Great story line and characters which was enjoyable and fascinating. I fell in love with the Carpathian story and have almost all of her books now in my library having listened to all of them.
Ivory was fantastic. Strong, Interesting, & Strong as a character.
Where her wolves become part of her and the story behind her pack.
When she shared how her wolves came to be part of her family and life
Great book, I suggest you start from the beginning with book one in this series and then buy this one as it falls. However, you can really start with any of the books in this series. You simply learn about the older key players first and it builds easier in your heart and mind if you do so. You will love the book if you like sci-fi / fantasy and strong characters who are dynamic.
Suspenseful, addicting, intoxicating
I loved Ivory's courage and devotion to her wolves. I loved Rasvan and his honor. Put these 2 warriors together and you have nothing short of pure magic.
The ease of listening to a book no matter where I am and what I'm doing
You are my Lifemate
Christine Feehan's Dark series are some of the best story lines I have had the privledge to read. I absolutely love her books and look forward to every new one she writes.
It's wonderful to have male/female readers for the characters. I LOVE that they try to give accents to the characters. BUT, the readers should be familiar with the characters enough to give them appropriate accents. They have given Destiny a southern accent, when she is from Seattle, Raven a "Carpathian" accent - she is from the U.S., Jaxon has no accent - she is from Florida......
Believer in what you can't see
Yes, I have already listened to this audiobook again. I found this story both comforting and strong. Both characters bet unbeatable odds.
That after Razvan was rumor to be in league with the evil mage Xavier, he was actually being possessed by him, because he wanted to protected those he loved and away from the mage. Also, I love that Ivory had a pack of wolves that lived with her.
It is nice to have both a female and male narrator because it brings an added dimension to the story.
Yes, but it is to long to do so.
Once I started listening to the Dark Series it became one of my favorite series. I love the Carpathians and the strength of the women in this series. It also lead me to my very favorite series that Feehan wrote" the Drake Sisters".
I am always impressed with the way Feehan weaves the besotted together. I love how brilliantly the characters are unlayered and peeled back to show why they are the way they are.
Absolutely loved the wolf pack as tattoos. Carpathian wolves...what will she think of next?
They do a great job with the old world chants and accents....love them.
At the very beginning, when she found him almost gone and realized he was her lifemate.
I have read all the books in this series and loved them, when I heard the first book, Dark Prince, from Audible I was hooked. Those reading the book clearly capture each character and bring them to life with all their personalities clearly articulated and descriptive
Ivy and Razvan are my favorite characters. They both overcame such horrible events in their lives and unite to defeat evil. They work well together and are independent from the Carpathian community but gradually earn a place in the community with their devotion to ending evil
Highly recommend all of Christine Feehans books, no matter who is reading the books they manage to bring the book to life. Once you start listening you won't stop.....just like when you pick up the book and start reading...before you know it you've finished it and look forward to the next one